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Opening Reception: Split & Twisted - Watkins' Juried Graphic Design Show
Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents Split & Twisted, the school’s annual juried graphic design student exhibition.
Split & Twisted’s opening night reception, from 5:30pm to 8:00pm on Thursday, October 22, is free and the public is invited.
All Watkins Graphic Design majors are eligible to submit projects (created since September 2014) in 10 categories: Advertising, Books & Jackets, Identity, Illustration, Illustration Series, Package Design, Poster/Design, Publication Design, Multimedia, and Miscellaneous/Design.
During the reception, Department of Graphic Design chair Dan Brawner, recognized as a “top instructor” by the international visual communications journal Graphis, will announce the category winners as well as best in show and faculty choice awards.
Watkins Graphic Design students and alumni are consistently among the most honored in the country through their submissions to regional, national and international advertising design competitions, particularly in the student and professional categories of the ADDY Awards (hosted by the American Advertising Federation). At the 2015 Nashville Student ADDYs, Watkins won more top awards than any other school (just as they did in 2012, 2013 and 2014), claiming 12 Golds, 11 Silvers, two (of four) Judge’s Choice, and Best in Show. At the AAF District ADDYs (five-state district), Watkins students earned four Gold awards and five Silvers (more Golds than any other school), and then, up against every advertising, design and illustration school in the U.S., at the National ADDYs Watkins claimed two Golds and a Silver. And, competing against 70 schools representing 10 countries, Watkins students were juried into the 2015 Graphis New Talent Annual; everything they submitted was accepted, with eight entries receiving merit awards.
Watkins students continue to blanket Nashville and the region with their intelligence, visual wit and creativity through unique opportunities with several beloved Nashville community events. In the past few years, their talents have been chosen to promote signature happenings such as the American Artisan Festival, the Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival, Music City Hot Chicken Festival, Nashville Sister Cities Program, Nashville Symphony and Nashville Opera performances, and Murfreesboro’s JazzFest, as well as special-issue Nashville Scene cover art.
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