Congratulations to our 2014 winners! View photos from WADE 2014 on our Flickr page.


Studio Workshops – Art Criticism Lecture – Portfolio Reviews - Juried Exhibition – Awards Ceremony

WADE: Young Women's Art & Design Exhibition


WADE is designed to provide young women in Georgia high schools with opportunities to exhibit artwork, develop advanced studio skills, cultivate aesthetic appreciation, and earn scholarships for college study. 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. View the 2013 winning entries here.

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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 award monies.



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



8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Check-In (John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts, Hosch Theatre Lobby). Exhibition opening.
9:00 – 11:15 a.m. Morning Workshops (various locations, see map)
Group 1 Group 2
11:30 – 12:30 p.m. Aesthetics Workshop Gallery Tours/Portfolio Scholarship Reviews
12:30 – 1:15 p.m. Lunch Lunch
1:15 – 2:15 p.m. Gallery Tours/Portfolio Scholarship Reviews Aesthetics Workshop
2:30 – 4:45 p.m. Afternoon Workshops
4:45 – 5:30 p.m. Reception
5:30 – 6:15 p.m. Awards Ceremony
6:30 p.m. Art Pickup






Wire Sculpture & Jewelry: This class will be an introduction to wire sculpture. It will teach basic concepts of linear design and 3D art. It will also provide a demonstration of wire bending, twisting and sculpting. This is for anyone who loves to work with their hands and enjoys exploring new materials for their art. Screenprinting: In this workshop, students will learn the basics of screenprinting, or seriography. Hands-on experience will include creating a design, prepping a screen and printing on paper and textiles. Students may bring a light-colored t-shirt to print if they desire.
 Copper Enameling: This workshop will introduce students to the exciting process of fusing glass to metal. Enameling is an ancient process that is still widely used in contemporary art and jewelry making to produce colorful and durable designs. Digital Photography: Students will learn more about the camera they have. We will discuss the manual operation of the camera and how to use it in the real world i.e. shutter speeds, f/stops, ISO… We will then do a walk around through campus and talk about how to use natural light to your advantage. We will also discuss how to make informed choices about composition and the use of the rule of thirds. All info can be applied not only to portraits but can be used in other types of photography. Bring camera to workshop.
 Textiles/Felting: Students will learn wet felting and needle felting techniques in this workshop. Each student will create a small felted bag and embellish it as they choose. Printmaking: In this workshop students will create linoleum block prints, image transfers and learn a variety of mixed media processes.
 Photoshop Collage: In this workshop students will discuss composition, digital image quality and printing. Students will also learn a few tools and tricks for dealing with images overlapping in Photoshop. Students may bring digital photographs to work with or use images available on Creative Commons during the sessions. Marker Rendering: 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.
 Introduction to AutoCAD: AutoCAD is a design and drafting software used by architects, engineers and designers. This workshop will provide a hands-on introduction to the capabilities and advantages of computer-aided design and drafting. Brush Drawing: A technique most commonly used with ink and watercolor, brush drawing can also be used with diluted oil paints and results in a unique sketch-like approach to painting. In this workshop, we will be exploring how brushstrokes can create varying line qualities, shapes, and compositions.





January 16Electronic Submission and Entry Forms due to Brenau by 5 :00 p.m. 23Artists notified of works Accepted to Show February 5 Physical works of art due to Brenau Registration Forms Due 17 WADE Exhibition and conference 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.



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