Winners For Creative Quarterly’s 31st Issue Announced

April 3, 2013

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For each issue of Creative Quarterly, the journal holds an open call for entries of art that may be chosen to appear in their issue. For the 31st issue, both current Tyler students and graduates have received the honor of appearing in the journal.

Winners included GAID Associate Professor Dermot MacCormack, GAID alumni Ronald J. Cala II, Maribeth Kradel-Weitzel, and Vlad Alvarez, as well as current GAID students Sarah Surrette, Sarah Karowski, Kelsey Jankauskas, Grace Duong, and Dana Mulranen.

“I submitted an entry to Creative Quarterly because compared to the other design competitions out there, this one is inexpensive and a great chance to get your work published, either online or in print,” Surrette said. “Creative Quarterly always does a good job of selecting great work, so I am always eager to submit my projects to their competitions.”

Surrette created a stationary set and an event poster for Bikes Across Borders, an organization that aims to bring the communities of Texas and Mexico together through the use of the bicycle.

For her submission, Mulranen entered a poster she designed for PETA.

“[My poster] brought to light the harsh realities of horse racing to the public eye. I was inspired by the severity of this problem to create a dramatic and striking poster to grab the viewer’s attention, draw them in, and react to this terrible issue,” Mulranen said.

The winners will be featured in Creative Quarterly’s issue, coming out this spring, and online once the issue is out.

“I think it is important for students to submit their work to a variety of publications because there is always a chance of receiving recognition by industry leaders,” Surrette said. “Many of the opportunities I have had in graphic design arose from people seeing my work, whether it be in exhibitions, online galleries, or competitions like Creative Quarterly.”

GAID Senior Jankauskas, who was inspired by her passion for the outdoors and being active when creating her app, agrees that it is important for students to submit their work to be judged by professionals.

“I think it’s a great way for students to start getting their name and work out in the design world,” Jankauskas said.

The next deadline for entries is April 26th. The cost for entry is $10 and is open to all art directors, graphic designers, photographers, illustrators, and fine artists in all countries. However, there are separate categories for professional and student entries.

For more about Creative Quarterly, visit


Dean Announces Student Grant Program

December 3, 2010

Robert Stroker, Tyler’s Interim Dean, announces a new opportunity for Tyler students, the Dean’s grants for Tyler students program.  This program is open to all current students at Tyler School of Art.  Award amounts will range from $500-$1,000.

Grants may be used to defray scholarly or creative costs associated with (but not limited to):

  • Travel to create/install an exhibition or performance or scholarly paper, or to collect data for research
  • Registration for conferences
  • Equipment and materials; data analysis or research consultants
  • Technical personnel (for example, to help with technology for an installation or to document an exhibition)

Criteria for applicants:

  • The applicant must be a current student at Tyler.
  • The student must complete the proposed project before they graduate.
  • The grant is not to be applied toward tuition, housing costs, or other expenses normally incurred in the pursuit of a degree.
  • The grant may not be used to complete a course requirement (e.g. a final paper thesis exhibition, senior project or thesis project).
  • The grant is intended to provide an opportunity for a special project that would not be possible without these funds.
  • Grants may not be used to pay stipends to other full-time Temple employees, full-time Teaching Assistants, Academic Interns, or non-College collaborators.

The term project should be thought of flexibly, including (but not limited to):

  • initiating new scholarly or creative work
  • initiating a well-defined component of a larger scholarly/creative work
  • defining a portion of a project already underway that requires support for completion
  • extending or expanding previously completed work

Projects may be individual or collaborative in nature. Working collaboratively requires letters of commitment from collaborators at time of proposal submission.

All Applications will receive feedback; students will be told their application is not well written or does not present their idea clearly so that they can apply again in future rounds.  It is designed to not only fund student projects but to also give students experience in presenting themselves professionally.

More information and the application is here.  The first deadline for applying is February 18, 2011.

“Percent For Art” Competition: Pleasant Playground

October 21, 2010

Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture & the Creative Economy’s Public Art Program announces a competition to commission artwork for the interior of a new recreation building to be located at Pleasant Playground in Mt. Airy, Philadelphia.

This competition is open to artists and artist teams who reside in the following states: Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey. The budget is $10,000.

This is a call for qualifications. Artists should include: 6 images (previous work), a resume and a statement.  There is a design stipend for selected semi-finalists to create proposals.

The application deadline is November 30, 2010. To apply visit:

Fall BFA Lottery Scheduled!

August 13, 2010

The fall BFA Lottery will be held on Thursday, September 9 at 11:00 am in the Exhibitions Conference Room.  All students who plan to graduate with a BFA either Fall 2010 or Spring 2011 are eligible to participate in the lottery for an exhibit space for a BFA show.  Shows are scheduled from Wednesday October 13 through Wednesday, December 8, and each runs for one week.  Install on Tuesday, shows run Wednesday though Saturday, and deinstall on Sunday and Monday.  Students who will graduate Spring 2011 and do NOT wish to show in the fall may wait until the spring lottery–this lottery is only for exhibit space during the fall semester.  Students with questions should contact Kari Scott, Interim Student Life Coordinator, at

Call for Entries

October 27, 2009


Call for Artists – Academy of the Natural Sciences

June 3, 2009