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Calling all artists!


The Art Alliance is looking to do more this year to become even more involved around the JSU campus. In an effort to achieve this goal, President Sarah Goessling is trying to keep the calendar full with events and opportunities where all of the members can find an activity to be interested in.

The Art Alliance is a student based program that strives to promote social and professional growth in the arts by exposing students to topics beyond the classroom, providing exhibition opportunities, and sponsoring events where students can meet and make new friends and contacts. This group is a place where students can find help with their work and have more opportunities within the art world. The Art Alliance is also a place to help unite the art department here at JSU.

In the near future for the Art Alliance, there are plans for logo and t-shirt design contests, where a member of the program will have the opportunity to design a new logo and t-shirt for the group. The contests are being held on the JSU Art Alliance Facebook page. The top five designs with the most likes by Sept. 20th will go on to voting on the 21st. The winning logo will be used on all Art Alliance hand outs and flyers in the future. The winner of the t-shirt contest will also receive a free t-shirt.

In October, the Art Alliance will be holding a pumpkin carving and painting contest. The winning pumpkins will be voted on and placed on display outside of Hammond Hall. The group has also been asked to make signs for the 12th Annual Gamecock Gallop 5k. The signs will be placed all around the course and members will be there to hold the signs and to cheer on the runners.

In keeping with the school spirit, the Art Alliance will also be taking part in the Homecoming Banner contest. Soon after Homecoming, the Art Alliance will be participating in a bake sale. There is also a case in the Houston Cole Library set aside for student artwork. Anyone interested in having their work displayed in the case should see Sarah or Mrs. McElroy in Hammond Hall for more information.

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