WADE: Young Women's Art & Design Exhibition

Save the Date! Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016


WADE is designed to provide young high school women with opportunities to exhibit artwork, develop advanced studio skills, cultivate aesthetic appreciation, and earn scholarships for college study. WADE is open to high school women in Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina. Goal: Through this dynamic festival of exhibitions, presentations and studio workshops Brenau University seeks to celebrate the young woman’s role in defining the symbiotic relationship of art and society. On behalf of the steering committee, we are pleased to announce the young Women’s Art & Design Exhibition, WADE, at Brenau University. In the spirit of the previous All-State Festival of Art & Design, Brenau has revitalized the festival and modeled it into a women’s only event. The steering committee is planning a spectacular list of activities, workshops and lectures for young women including an exhibition of their works.

Congratulations to our WADE winners, November 14, 2015.

See Image Gallery below

Submit Artwork & Register Online: Submit Art |  Register  |  Rules |  Contact  | Teacher Workshop

Download: Art Entry Form (PDF) | Art Entry Rules (PDF) | 11″ x 17″ Poster (PDF) (JPEG)
Awards & Scholarships
Event Schedule


Multiple awards will be given in gold, silver and bronze levels and one award for Best in Show. Brenau University will award up to $40,000 in scholarships and $1000 cash awards.



Submissions to be accepted include architecture, clay, digital video and animation, drawing, fashion design, fashion trend forecasting, graphic design, interior design, jewelry, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, textiles and sculpture.


EVENT SCHEDULESample schedule:  2015

Time Activity Location
8:30 – 9 a.m. Check-in – Continental Breakfast provided Burd Center Lobby
9:30 a.m. Welcome to Brenau! Hosch Theatre
9:30 a.m. Student Panel – Ask questions of current Brenau students Hosch Theatre
9:30 a.m. Financial Aid 101 for Parents Banks Recital Hall
10 – 11:15 a.m. Aesthetics Workshop A Disque Lecture Hall/Castelli
10 a.m.– 12 p.m. Academic Fair – Meet faculty & representatives from every program! Northeast Georgia History Center
10 a.m.– 12 p.m. Teacher Workshop Simmons Visual Arts Center/201
10 a.m.– 1 p.m. Art & Design Portfolio Scholarship Reviews (by appointment by Workshop group) Simmons Visual Arts Center
11:15 a.m.– 12:30 p.m. Aesthetics Workshop B Disque Lecture Hall/Castelli
11:30 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch – Each prospective student will receive a free lunch ticket for themselves and 2 guests.  Additional guests may purchase lunch. Hopkins Dining Hall
12:30 – 3:00pm Campus Tours (tour groups leave every 15 minutes)  Last tour leaves at 2:30pm Wheeler Admissions House
12:30 – 3:00pm Meet your Admissions Specialist  – Freshmen and Transfer Specialist available to review files and meet with students & families Wheeler Admissions House
1:00 – 3:30pm Teacher Workshop Simmons Visual Arts Center/201
1:30 – 3:30pm WADE Parent/Guest Mix-n-Mingle – Meet with various university representatives Trustee Library
1:30 – 3:30pm Student Workshops – Please reference Workshop handout in packet for details Multiple Locations
3:30 – 4:00pm WADE Reception Sellars Gallery
4:00 – 4:45pm WADE Awards Ceremony Pearce Auditorium
4:45 – 5:15pm WADE Art Pick-Up Castelli Gallery

WORKSHOPSSample Workshops 2015

Rendering with Markers: Students attending this workshop will be instructed in the use of markers and colored pencils. There will be emphasis on shading, shadowing and reflections placement.

Intro to Designing Space: Learn how professions approach problems of space design through exploring the capabilities and potential of Revit, a professional space design software.

Figure Drawing: Learn about the arts of drawing the human form and of portraiture.

Print Power: Simple printing techniques such as monoprint and linocut are combined to produce one-of-a-kind prints.

Mark-Making w/Paint on Paper: Try out techniques for large-scale paper painting. Mark-making approaches include spraying, stenciling, stamping, and other non-brush applications.

Teacher’s Workshop: The WADE workshop for art instructors will be an introduction to 3-D printers, 3-D software and the integration of this technology into the classroom. Professor Claudia Wilburn will discuss Makerbot 3D printers and how they work, as well as how Brenau University is integrating 3-D printing technology into the Art and Design curriculum. Attendees will have instruction in two 3-D modeling software programs that are available online at no charge. Each teacher will create at least one design to be 3-D printed. Classroom space is limited.

DEADLINES – To be updated 2016

16 Electronic submission and entry form with images are due
 22 Artists notified of works accepted to show
 31 Physical works of art due to Brenau
Registration forms due Signed Release & Waiver forms due
 9-14 Art work on exhibit, John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts, Castelli Gallery
 14 WADE Event: Workshops & Awards Ceremony
 23 Artwork picked up after awards ceremony Artwork not picked up becomes property of Brenau


General inquiries: info@brenau.edu, (770) 534-6299 or (800) 252-5119 | Admissions: admissions@brenau.edu, (770) 534-6100 or (800) 252-5119 ext. 6100