VISUAL ARTS + MUSEUMS
Watkins' Annual Juried Graphic Design Exhibition 'Split & Twisted'
October 26 - November 9, 2012
Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents Split & Twisted, the school’s annual juried graphic design student exhibition, on view October 25 through November 9 in the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery on campus.
All Watkins Graphic Design majors were eligible to submit student projects (created since September 2011) in ten categories: Advertising, Books & Jackets, Identity, Illustration, Illustration Series, Package Design, Poster/Design, Publication Design, Multimedia, and Miscellaneous/Design.
Jurors for Split & Twisted 2012 were Katie Bean De Souza, associate creative director at Redpepper (redpepperland.com) and a Watkins alumna; designer Elizabeth Williams of Emma (myemma.com), and designer Jeff Perky of Perky Bros LLC (perkybros.com).
Department of Graphic Design chair Dan Brawner, recognized as a “top instructor” by the international visual communications journal Graphis, announced the category winners as well as best in show and faculty choice awards during the opening night reception on October 25. See watkins.edu for a complete list of winners.
Split & Twisted 2012 is sponsored by Plaza Art Supply, Anderson Design Group, Isle of Printing and Kangaroo Press.
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 2012 Nashville Student ADDYs, Watkins won more top-level awards than any other school competing, claiming nine Golds (two more than last year) and two (of the four) Judges’ Choice Awards. Seventy percent of Watkins students who entered received awards, and 17 pieces, including eight Silver award winners, advanced to the district competition.
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 year, 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, among others.