CALL FOR ARTISTS!

RSI Bank, a community bank headquartered in Rahway, N.J. is seeking artists to compete in its 3rd Annual Artists Contest-“State of Being”. The contest is open to artists from NJ, NY, PA and CT 18 years or older. $4,500 in prizes will be awarded based on a juried selection process.

All work should reflect the theme of an artist’s reflection of any point in life’s journey, an expression of themselves, their environment, past or present, challenging or triumphant. All entry fees as well as any commissions collected on works sold during the exhibition will be donated directly to Arts Guild NJ, a non-profit arts center located in the Rahway Arts District dedicated to presenting high level arts programs to a multi-county audience.

Last year nearly 100 artists from all over NJ participated in RSI’s second contest and 42 works were selected for exhibition along with the five prize winners. This year RSI hopes to partner with up to two other venues in order to afford more space for the show and a greater opportunity to showcase some of the area’s most talented artists.

The deadline for entry is Wednesday, May 14, 2014. The exhibition will be shown at RSI Bank, 1500 Irving Street, Rahway, N.J. from June 8th thru July 3rd.

To view the prospectus or to enter please visitwww.rsibanking.com and click on the “State of Being” banner.

Hussian would like to Congratulate one of our very own Digital Media instructors - CHESTER CUNANAN. Chester was part of a group from Drexel University that submitted a game project to Intel® University Games projects. The group Chester was contributing to put forth a game about a Kaiju and its subjective sensitivity to urban devastation. 

Stompster loves the people of Monster City. The only problem is, he’s a fifty-story Kaiju. Stompster is trying to save them from the alien invaders abducting the populous, but be careful: Stompster gets emotional when he accidentally harms citizens and their homes. 

See more, and Congratulations again Chester!

Tim Pacific from Tembo Inc. visits Hussian - Tim recently received his BFA in Graphic Design from Rutgers University, and has worked with clients such as AIGA Philadelphia, GD Loft, Monographic, Next City, Smyrski Creative, and Silver Spoon Catering. Hussian would like to Thank Tim for his time, and sharing his creative methodology.

Click HERE to see more of Tim’s work!

***Congratulations Alyse Chestnut!***
Hussian School of Art is proud to recognize fourth-year student, Alyse Chestnut, as our Student Accolade. Alyse has a strong design sensibility and consistently produces quality work. Her work ethic makes her a leader in the classroom and community.  In 2013, she started as an intern at Manna, a non-profit, in Philadelphia, and holds a work study position with the Free-library of Philadelphia. She is also a member of the Senior Showcase Committee. 
We applaud all that you do, Alyse! 

***Congratulations Alyse Chestnut!***

Hussian School of Art is proud to recognize fourth-year student, Alyse Chestnut, as our Student Accolade. Alyse has a strong design sensibility and consistently produces quality work. Her work ethic makes her a leader in the classroom and community.  In 2013, she started as an intern at Manna, a non-profit, in Philadelphia, and holds a work study position with the Free-library of Philadelphia. She is also a member of the Senior Showcase Committee. 

We applaud all that you do, Alyse! 

Hussian’s very own 2011 Alum Juan Ruiz Jr. will be exhibiting artwork to celebrate Earth, along with other artists, a Fashion Show, and the Jazz & More Band. 

Presented by O.P.E.N. - Our Planet Earth Network

  • -Sat. April 5th: 6pm-10pm O.P.E.N Art Reception, Fashion Show, and Jazz & More Band playing. 
  • -Tues. April 22nd 12-2:30pm: Free O.P.E.N. Talk Power Lunch.
  • -Sat. April 26th: Earth Day Celebration

For more information CLICK HERE! Thank you and Congratulations Juan, keep inspiring creativity!

ART FOR ANIMALS: Almost Home Animal Shelter is looking for artists willing to make, and donate art work of the animals in their facility to be auctioned off to benefit the animals directly. The top three artists whose pieces bring in the highest amounts will receive their own ART SHOW at Gallery 495. For more information and a submission form go to AHAS Facebook page 
Animal Photos: http://s1331.photobucket.com/user/almosthomeanimalshelter/library/?sort=3&page=1
Almost Home Animal Shelter: http://www.ahasnj.org/

ART FOR ANIMALS: Almost Home Animal Shelter is looking for artists willing to make, and donate art work of the animals in their facility to be auctioned off to benefit the animals directly. The top three artists whose pieces bring in the highest amounts will receive their own ART SHOW at Gallery 495. For more information and a submission form go to
AHAS Facebook page 

Animal Photos: http://s1331.photobucket.com/user/almosthomeanimalshelter/library/?sort=3&page=1

Almost Home Animal Shelter: http://www.ahasnj.org/

AIGA & Spells Writing Lab are asking Hussian Students to say "This is my Philly" and volunteer to benefit kids ages 8-13 to create a poem and supporting collage expressing their love for their home. The event takes place Saturday, March 8 from 1:00–4:00pm at Moore College of Art & Design Room 206. Even if your not a local to Philly, you can help inspire a future designer or illustrator in expressing love for their neighborhood. CLICK above to see more about volunteering - http://phillyspells.org/this-is-my-philly/

Hussian would like to thank James Heimer for sharing his creativity and career experience with all of Hussian’s students today!!! James is an illustrator and designer with a world of hands on experience. His poster artwork has been shown at The Museum of Design Atlanta, Drexel University, and in Civilian Art Projects. James presented some of his new illustrations, and sat in on critics for the rest of the day. Thank you again James! Click below to see more from James Heimer.http://www.jamesheimer.com/
— at Hussian School of Art.
IT’S HERE FINALLY!!! Hussian Alum Susan Melrath’s - Full Bloom Exhibition starts this month at Bluestone Fine Art Gallery -142 North 2nd Street Philadelphia, PA 19106. 
The Opening Reception will be this first Friday, March 7th from 5pm-7pm. You can also meet the Artist in the flesh Saturday, March 8th from 11am-1pm.
Born in 1959, Susan grew up on the East Coast in a small town near Philadelphia. Encouraged by dedicated art teachers in grade school, she decided to pursue a career in art.Her dream was to be a freelance illustrator, and she attended the Hussian School of Art from 1978-81. Upon graduation she set out on her own, and before long her clients included IBM, Miami Herald, Simon & Schuster, JC Penney, Time Life Books and Reader’s Digest. Click below to see more from alumni Susan Melrath, and don’t forget to go to www.bluestone-gallery.com to get all the information about Full Bloom.

IT’S HERE FINALLY!!! Hussian Alum Susan Melrath’s - Full Bloom Exhibition starts this month at Bluestone Fine Art Gallery -142 North 2nd Street Philadelphia, PA 19106. 

The Opening Reception will be this first Friday, March 7th from 5pm-7pm. You can also meet the Artist in the flesh Saturday, March 8th from 11am-1pm.

Born in 1959, Susan grew up on the East Coast in a small town near Philadelphia. Encouraged by dedicated art teachers in grade school, she decided to pursue a career in art.Her dream was to be a freelance illustrator, and she attended the Hussian School of Art from 1978-81. Upon graduation she set out on her own, and before long her clients included IBM, Miami Herald, Simon & Schuster, JC Penney, Time Life Books and Reader’s Digest. Click below to see more from alumni Susan Melrath, and don’t forget to go to www.bluestone-gallery.com to get all the information about Full Bloom.

"Hussian would like to congratulate Hussian faculty member Brad Guigar on the recent publication of his new book The Webcomics Handbook" . Hussian’s library is the first library in the world to own a copy! We are thrilled for you, Mr. Guigar!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/guigar/the-webcomics-handbook
http://evil-inc.com/store/products/webcomics-handbook/
http://guigar.com/