Scholarship Opportunity!

Apply for this, you could win money and a show!

Call for Entries: John Fergus Family Scholarship Application

Application Deadline: December 1, 2015 at 5:00PM

The John Fergus Family Scholarship is available to full time undergraduate (12 credit hours) and graduate students (8 credit hours) at The Ohio State University, with all fees paid in full for Autumn Semester of this year. Eligible students must be enrolled in a degree-granting, studio based major in the Departments of Art; Arts Administration, Education and Policy; History of Art; or Design. All undergraduate students must have passed the portfolio review for an Art BA or BFA or for a Design BSD; or have been formally accepted into the Art Education BAE, BA in Arts Management program; or declared an Art BA Major prior to Spring Semester of this academic year.

Finalists will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship applied to their student account for materials and will exhibit selected work in a group exhibition in January 2016 at Urban Arts Space. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit works that will not be, or have not been, exhibited in The Arts Initiative galleries, Urban Arts Space and Hopkins Hall Gallery. Selected work must be available for the exhibit on January 19 – 30, 2016. Inability to provide work selected for the exhibition could result in disqualification and your award being rescinded. Information regarding participation in the exhibition will be emailed to the student’s Ohio State email address after the selection process. Awards will be determined through a blind-review by a jury of faculty members from the Arts.

Your eligibility and adherence to these guidelines will be verified prior to adjudication. Make sure you carefully read and follow all guidelines and instructions. Submissions that do not adhere to each aspect of these guidelines, or are submitted after the deadline, will not be eligible. A list of award recipients will be posted once adjudication is complete.


Questions: Please contact Kelly McNicholas at or 614 292 8095.

Events This Week

There is a free workshop that we (​BioPresence<> and Art Department) are hosting for students, faculty and staff. Thursday, Oct 29, 2pm – 4pm – Making Music With Animal Recordings – David Rothenberg will teach us how to transform digitized animal vocalizations into electronic music for humans to enjoy. Meet us in the Department of Art computer lab in Hopkins Hall, room 180. He will be using audio samples from the Borror Lab of Bioacoustics and manipulating them with the software Ableton Live and Amadeus, which we have installed on the lab computers temporarily. Please share with your students and friends who have an interest in this. It will be first come, first served. We have 20 seats in the computer lab. You are welcome to bring your own laptop – just download the free demo versions of Ableton Live and Amadeus.

And there are so many great art events happening this week!

WED & THURS – talk and workshop by David Rothenberg:

Making Music With Animals

Lecture/Performance: Oct 28th, 2015 at 4:30pm –  Music More than Human –  David Rothenberg will be presenting a free lecture on his work at the Wexner Center for the Arts<>.

Workshop: Oct 29, 2015 from 2pm – 4pm – Making Music With Animal Recordings – David Rothenberg will teach us how to transform digitized animal vocalizations into electronic music for humans to enjoy. Meet us in the Department of Art computer lab in Hopkins Hall, room 180.

Philosopher, musician and long­time editor of the ecological journal T​erra Nova,​ David Rothenberg<> has, for many years now, been pursuing a project to play music with other living species: birds, whales, insects and others. He has written about the project in a series of award­ winning books, including W​hy Birds Sing​ (2006), T​housand ­Mile  Song​(2010),​ [rothenberg] Survival of the Beautiful: Art, Science and Evolution​(2013), and B​ug Music (2014). H​is latest CD featuring live performances with nightingales is​ B​erlin Bülbül,​made together with​ Korhan Erel,​ came out in June of 2015.

Rothenberg’s visit is sponsored by the Humanities Institute as part of the 2015­16 COMPAS discussion theme on Sustainability. It is co­sponsored by the Living Culture Initiative (Art), the School of Music, ​BioPresence<> (a project of Animal Worlds in the Arts, Sciences and the Humanities), and the Borror Laboratory of BioAcoustics.

FRIDAY – closing reception & performances of Interventions at the Pearl Conrad Gallery in Mansfield, OH:

The Fuse Factory’s annual juried exhibition proudly presents technology-based new media and digital arts, along with a series of hand-on art workshops and lectures. The exhibition runs from Friday, September 28 2015 to October 30 2015 at the Pearl Conard Art Gallery, located on The Ohio State University at Mansfield campus. The exhibition’s closing reception is Friday, October 30 2015 at the Pearl Conard Art Gallery from 7-9pm.

Our 2015 exhibition explores the theme of INTERVENTIONS featuring artists’ works that examine how scientific methodology intervenes between art and science; how art contributes to scientific research; how technological interventions create artistic spectacles within the intersection of art and technology; the aesthetic discourses between the natural and the technological/”unnatural”; and the use of technological interventions in which organic objects/beings integrate with inorganic mechanical systems and interspecies, to name a few.

Hiring full-time faculty

Department of Art / Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design (ACCAD) 

Assistant Professor (tenure-track) Digital New Media

We seek an artist who is creatively and critically engaged in the practices and discourses of New Media art. We are especially interested in a candidate whose practice engages emerging technologies and finds relationships and expressive modes of production across multiple disciplines, such as traditional and non traditional art practices, the humanities, the sciences and engineering.

As part of the College of Arts & Sciences, the Department of Art at The Ohio State University is broad-based, both discipline intensive and boundary pushing, a modern laboratory in which to create and explore art and ideas. Through the production, examination, and evaluation of the arts, the Department of Art serves as a place where students and faculty can experiment with material and content, and where a diverse audience can take part in our exhibitions, public lectures, and educational programming.


Significant art and technology-based background with commitment to conceptual inquiry. An active professional creative practice, including a record of exhibitions / presentations / projects beyond the local, regional level. Successful candidates will have a M.F.A. degree prior to August 2016.

Accomplishments in one or more of the following art practices: 3D animation, computational/interactive media, games art, new media/performance installation, tactical media, emerging and/or hybrid forms. Fluency in the conceptual and historical frameworks of contemporary new media art is important. Successful candidates will be able to integrate their digital art practice with other fine art and/or academic disciplines in a manner relevant to broader culture. University-level teaching experience beyond the terminal degree preferred.

Special consideration may be given to applicants who are open to collaborative or interdisciplinary projects. This position will require a commitment to teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses and creating a critical and experimental teaching environment. Previous experience in curricular development, mentoring students, and service on graduate committees is a plus.

As part of this joint position, this faculty member will contribute to the community of faculty and students pursuing creative research at the world-renown Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design (see for more information). This collaborative space hosts experimental and collaborative projects as well as technology-related courses, both of which will be a part of this position. To meet this expectation, the successful applicant should excel at participating as a productive member of collaborative cross-disciplinary teams.

Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

About Columbus:

The Ohio State University campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the center of a rapidly growing and diverse metropolitan area with a population of over 1.5 million. The area offers a wide range of affordable housing, many cultural and recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and a strong economy based on government as well as service, transportation and technology industries (see Columbus has consistently been rated as one of the Top U.S. cities for quality of life, and was selected as one of the Top 10 cities for African Americans to live, work, and play by Black Enterprise magazine. Additional information about the Columbus area is available at

Application Instructions:

Apply to: A complete application includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, a digital portfolio of creative works, research projects, student learning outcomes and examples of course syllabi. Please also submit the names and complete contact information for three referees. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. However, those received by November 30, 2015, will receive priority consideration. Inquiries may be directed to Kara Campbell (

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF Advance Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC).

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.