August 19th, 2021
The West Virginia University Libraries’ Art in the Libraries committee seeks submissions for the Faculty/Staff and Graduate Student Exhibit Awards. The committee invites current faculty, staff and graduate students to submit ideas for consideration for an exhibit to visually showcase their scholarship in new and experimental ways.
The exhibit should present an evolution of one’s work by visualizing research, influences, and findings. The goals of these awards are to provide a multidisciplinary platform for deeper learning, while fostering intellectual discourse, in order to demonstrate the breadth of WVU’s creative and innovative activities.
The winner of the Faculty/Staff Award will receive a $1,000 professional development fund award and an exhibition in Downtown Campus Library, Room 1020. The winner will give a public lecture, program, or demonstration. Non-art faculty or staff may submit a proposal based on their academic research that could become visualized with Library consultation and limited resources.
The winner of the Graduate Student Award, which is a new award, will receive a $500 professional development fund award and an exhibition in Downtown Campus Library, Room 122. The winner has the option of giving a public lecture, program, or demonstration.
Applicants must submit their proposal on the form here. Applicants may contact Sally Brown firstname.lastname@example.org for a tour and/or consultation before applying. Application deadline is midnight Nov 30.
Previous winners include Jaime Banks and Nick Bowman, “Avatars and their Players: From Object to Other,” 2018; Lara Farina, “Big Green Data: Herbals, Science and Art, 2019; and Nancy Caronia, “Dime Novels: Racialization and Erasure,” 2020.