Daily Archives: September 20, 2009

2010 AICUO Award for Excellence in the Visual Arts

Heads up all sculptors and artists interested in designing an award for AICUO’s (Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio) yearly honor. What they’re looking for, from the horse’s mouth:

1) The AICUO Award: Given to the Grand Award winner only. It should be the largest award.
2)The finalists’ award: Given to the five finalists. This should be smaller. It should be a variation of the AICUO Award.
3) The People’s Choice Award: Should be different from the other two designs, but a cohesive piece to the awards as a whole.
How it works: You design three awards, submit sketches/drawings, and if your design is chosen we will have it created by a local artist. Your signature will be on the awards as well as us highlighting that it is your design during the awards reception.
Who can enter: Any student! Not just Seniors!
All entries must be submitted by January 12, 2010 and can be sent via email to with the subject “AICUO Design Competition” or via mail to:

Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio

C/O Afton Gladman, Art Awards Coordinator

41 S. High St., Suite 2720

Columbus, OH 43215

Please call 614-228-2196 for additional information.

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Posted by on September 20, 2009 in call for work, Uncategorized


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Two Lectures by Professor Pamela Smith

This coming week, the Oberlin Art History Department will host Pamela Smith, Professor of History at Columbia University.  The lectures are funded by the Baldwin Fund and organized by Christina Neilson.

Monday, September 21 at 2:30 pm in Classroom I of the Art Building Smith will deliver a lecture “Casting from Life: Art and Nature in Early Modern Europe.”  This lecture is an open session of Neilson’s Baroque class.

Tuesday, September 22 at 5:00 pm in Classroom I of the Art Building Smith will give a lecture titled “Butter and Gold, Lizards and Vermilion: Art and Science in Early Modern Europe”.

Butter, gold, vermilion, and lizards were all materials employed by sixteenth-century European metalworkers.  What understanding of matter and the transformation of materials stood behind the use of these substances?  This lecture describes a “vernacular science” of matter and nature that informed metalworking practices, and considers the origin and transmission of these ideas and techniques.

Pamela Smith is a specialist in early modern science and her most recent publication is a book she co-edited with Benjamin Schmidt called Making Knowledge in Early Modern Europe: Practices, Objects, and Texts, 1400 – 1800, in 2008.

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