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Submit to Creative Quarterly 46

October 28th, 2016 at 11 p.m.

Submit to Creative Quarterly 46

Enter Creative Quarterly's final juried show of 2016! Submit graphic design, illustration, photography, or fine art.

Deadline October 28th 2016. Click here to learn more.

Communications Design’s 13th Annual Halloween Costume Contest

October 28th, 2016 at 9 p.m.

Communications Design’s 13th Annual Halloween Costume Contest

7:00PM, FRIDAY OCTOBER 28, 2016 Steuben Hall Fourth floor!!

Two professional photo studios will be setup, so show up early to get your picture taken! Costume judging begins at approximately 7:30 PM. All winners must be current Pratt students.

Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:
Com D’Or (Best Costume) $500
Most* Award $300 - Most beautiful, scariest, funniest; all are open for consideration in this superlative category.
Cultural IconAward $300 - Character or concept from sports, literature, music, film, tv, history, social media, politics, etc.
Most NYC Award $300
Most Transformed Award $300 - Best use of prosthetics, makeup, construction or armature
Best Mask Award $300
Jury Prize $300

If a particular category does not have an appropriate entry, that award may not be given, or an alternative award will take its place, at the discretion of the judges.
Questions about the event, contact comd@pratt.edu.
Sponsored by Prattcomd, the Office of Student Activities and the Dean’s Office of the School of Design. Poster by Kathleen Creighton and Michael Kelly

Call for Submission / Pratt's Ubiquitous Arts and Literary Magazine

October 2nd, 2016 at 1 a.m.

Call for Submission / Pratt's Ubiquitous Arts and Literary Magazine

Ubiquitous, Pratt’s student-run Literary and Arts magazine, is calling for submissions for our Fall 2016 issue. Accept all genres, styles, and mediums of art and writing. All current students can submit (including graduate students), and multiple submissions are welcome.

Send your work to submit.ubiquitous@gmail.com by October 1st. Please include your name, year, major, and the title(s) of your work. 300 dpi for digital submissions (TIFF, JPEG or PDF) and word documents for writing submissions. For more information, feel free to email them or check out their Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/ubi.mag/ 

Art and Business of Children's Books Moderated by Pat Cummings

September 17th, 2016 at 5 p.m.

Art and Business of Children's Books Moderated by Pat Cummings

comD Professor Pat Cummings will be moderating two panels on children's books, Saturday September 17th at the Brooklyn Central Library.

The first panel, "Art of the Book", runs from 1:00 to 3:00pm. Pat Cummings will moderate a discussion of the creative process and craft behind picture books, with comD professor Rudy Gutierrez, Evan Turk, and Rachel Vail. Each speaker will exhibit slides of their work; audience questions will follow. RSVP here.

The second panel, "Business of the Book", runs from 4:00 to 6:00pm, and will discuss the most direct pathways into the field, including tips on how to target the right agents and publishers, how to submit work, how work is evaluated, and more. RSVP here.

Interested students are encouraged to attend and also to consider aquiring the newly offered student membership with The Authors Guild and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)

A Creative Conversation with Kadir Nelson, 9/17

September 17th, 2016 at 4 p.m.

A Creative Conversation with Kadir Nelson, 9/17

Alumnus Kadir Nelson will be returning to Pratt on Saturday, September 17th as part of 2016 Alumni Day. Attend Pratt Presents: A Creative Conversation with Kadir Nelson at 4pm on Saturday to learn about his inspirations, work, and latest projects. The evening will conclude with a book signing. While the event is free and open to the public, you must RSVP here if you plan to attend.

A Creative Conversation with Kadir Nelson
Saturday September 17th 2016, 4:00 pm.
Memorial Hall Auditorium, Pratt Institute Brooklyn Campus


Kadir Nelson is the recipient of multiple Gold Medals from the Society of Illustrators in New York, including the prestigious Hamilton King Award. He is also the recipient of Caldecott Honors, Coretta Scott King Author and Illustrator Awards, New York Times Best Illustrated and Best-Selling Picture Books honors, NAACP Image Awards, Communication Arts Awards of Excellence, and an Olympic Art Bronze Medal.

Nelson has created artwork for a host of distinguished clients, including the cover artwork for Michael Jackson’s posthumously released album, “Michael.” In addition, he has authored and illustrated over thirty children’s books and painted twelve commemorative stamps for the United States Postal Service. Kadir Nelson’s striking paintings are often featured on the cover of The New Yorker magazine, including Nelson’s updated version of the magazine’s dandy, Eustace Tilley, featured on the magazine’s 90th anniversary cover.

Nelson’s primarily figurative paintings focus on historical narratives and heroic subjects in American culture, and are often informed by the work of Old Masters. His sumptuous settings and characters, rich palette, and realistic, yet painterly technique speak to both modern urban realism and masterly works of turn-of-the century American painters.

To view more of Kadir Nelson’s work, visit www.kadirnelson.com.

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