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Poster Design Call! Due September 7

Rice @ August 24, 2015
Great opportunity to have your work published! Resume line boost! 

Andrew Maniotes, a Professor of Graphic Design at Eastern Michigan University, has been contracted to write a graphic design survey book for China Architecture and Building Press. This publication is tentatively titled “Graphic Design Project Selections of American Colleges: Poster Design.” The focus will be on Midwestern student graphic design works featuring posters and is slated for a 2016 publication. Posters chosen will be featured visually with a project description, information about the work, and an author examination. 

Submission of form and materials constitutes agreement of reproduction rights on part of the applicant to be used in the book, promotions, internet, publication and future research extended to China Architecture and Building Press and Professor Maniotes. 
WHO: Any graphic design student who created a poster while attending a college in an
American Midwestern state (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, 
Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin). 

WHAT: Any poster or poster series that was produced between Jan. 2011 and Aug. 2015.



Michael Wickerson @ June 30, 2015


Dear One and All,

I am selling several castings at For Strange Women perfumery in town,  things like mushrooms and irises, they are open Tuesday, Friday and Saturdays.

I am also selling many items on ebay and etsy. 

I also have several new items at home,  Wickerson Studios,  LLC
Please let me know if you want to visit anytime and I will send directions and meet you here.

I have had trouble with the small cicadas but I have a huge green one I am attempting this week,  the wings are the issue and the small cicadas lack detail.  I will let you know when I get this figured out. 

Let me know if you want to visit my home or if you need directions to the perfumery in town.  Jill Mckeever runs the shop on the main floor of the Bauer Building.

All the Best,


Foundry Man at Wicker Sons Foundry
home # 913 677 1447

Wickerson Studios 2015-06-09 14:25:00

Michael Wickerson @ June 9, 2015

Wickerson Studios 2015-05-20 06:23:00

Michael Wickerson @ May 20, 2015

Bronze Morels, silicon bronze, life size, $50/pound, weight 0.5-3 pounds each (certificate of authenticity)

Michael Wickerson @ May 3, 2015

contact: mwickerson@hotmail.com

2 summer internship opportunities

kellyludwig @ April 23, 2015
KCPT      SUMMER!  Infographics / Interactive Media  requested applicants from Illustration and Graphic Design
               Contact  Carla McCabe    cmccabe@kcpt.org

  • Collaborate with journalists and online content director to produce graphic elements that will enhance stories.
  • Conceptualize interactive or motion graphics for stories, design and build these elements for digital first news platform (HTML 5 animations, for example)
  • Estimate time to complete job and work within story publishing deadline
  • Keep up with and share knowledge about digital graphics design best practices and trends
Educational benefits:
  • Work with non-designers to build online content that is has a high degree of design integrity
  • Learn to create work that will be accessed across multiple platforms (mobile, desktop, etc.)
  • Creative problem solving to add visual, interactive components to standard journalism 
  • Explore potentially new tools and methods for accomplishing end product. 

Sosland Publishing

 Requested applicants from Graphic Design
    Internship description: This intern position is to work with the
    Promotions (Marketing) Department of Sosland Publishing. We
    create many magazines related to the food industry. This position
    would help in creating in house ads for multiple magazines,
    websites and creating eblast designs. Helping with creation of
    print and digital 2016 media kits for each publication meeting
    the standards for the individual publication.

    When is the internship available?
     -  Fall (early September to middle of December)
     - Summer (early June till early August)

    Is this a paid internship? Yes
    If Yes, what is the compensation? For Summer, $2,750. For Fall,

    Optimal schedule: 8-12 hours a week, spread over 2-3 days.
    Flexible with their academic schedule. We are open 8-5,

Undergrad Extravaganza!

kcaiceramicsdept @ April 7, 2015
Installation shot of the 2014 BFA Exhibition, Photo From http://www.kcai.edu/artspace/exhibitions

Installation shot of the 2014 BFA Exhibition, Photo From http://www.kcai.edu/artspace/exhibitions

The semester is flying by, and in less than a week seniors from all over campus at KCAI will be celebrating the Annual BFA Exhibition for KCAI Graduates at H&R Block space. The ceramics department alone will have 16 students exhibiting their work! The show opens April 17th, with the closing reception on May 15th. Check in for more updates on the seniors and their progress as this, and the end of semester show, moves ever closer!

Installation shot of the 2014 BFA Exhibition, Photo From http://www.kcai.edu/artspace/exhibitions

Installation shot of the 2014 BFA Exhibition, Photo From http://www.kcai.edu/artspace/exhibitions

In addition to the BFA show, we are delighted to announce that the 2015 Kansas City Artist Coalition Undergraduate Exhibition will be featuring six students from KCAI this year: Jose Serrano and Dia Saunders, from the ceramics department, as well as Paige Beltowski, Rosie Ruzicka, Anna Minnick, and Aneesa Shami. The Student Exhibition includes currently enrolled undergraduate college students in Western Missouri and Eastern Kansas, and welcomed Sonié Joi Ruffin as this year’s juror. On the night of the opening–this Friday, April 10th–recipient(s) of The Leigh Rosenberg Earnest Memorial Fund will be announced and a total of $500 in scholarship/s will be awarded. The show will remain open until April 24th, and is housed at 201 Wyandotte St, Kansas City, MO.


Here’s hoping that many of you can join us for these amazing events to support our KCAI community!

Digital Design and Fabrication: Making Connections

kcaiceramicsdept @ March 31, 2015

The Digital Design and Fabrication elective is a course offered in recent semesters in the ceramics department. The class, taught by Jo Kamm with Taylor Baker as a studio technician, provides students with the skills necessary to create prototypes via digital fabrication software and transfer them into finished pieces. 3D printers, located in a newly revitalized area of the ceramics building, allow students to print forms directly from their 3D designs on the computer. The printers utilize a thermoplastic filament that is heated and extruded layer by layer in small beads that harden instantly to create the objects (kind of like hollow building!). Below are a few shots of the class’ recently completed project. “The assignment asked students to create a ‘connector’ to turn found objects into modular structures.”


Dylan King

Dylan King

Angie Yang

Angie Yang

Hannah Fine

Hannah Fine

Mike Cerv

Mike Cerv

Rebecca Gemeinhardt

Rebecca Gemeinhardt

Brittney Smith

Brittney Smith

“Designing for Function”

kcaiceramicsdept @

Paul Donnelly, assistant professor in ceramics, recently worked with CeramicArtsDaily.org to create a video detailing various forming methods geared towards the creation of beautiful, functional ceramic works. CeramicsArtDaily.org is an online community serving the interests of ceramic artists, potters and sculptors, worldwide. They are dedicated to the vital sharing of information necessary for both innovation in the field, and preservation of knowledge that has been passed down from teacher to student, artist to artist, for generations. Paul Donnelly’s video, Designing for Function, is the most recent in the Ceramic Arts Daily Presents series, which details methods used by specific artists in their studio practices. Designing for Function follows Paul’s processes in relationship to his work, detailing his methods with wheel throwing, handbuilding, and using variable molds. Below is an excerpt from the video, in which Paul explains and demonstrates the process of trimming: providing helpful technical advice while discussing design possibilities.

More information and access to Paul’s video can be found here: http://ceramicartsdaily.org/bookstore/designing-for-function-with-paul-donnelly/

Other artists featured in these videos include A. Blaire Clemo, Lisa Orr, and fellow Kansas City ceramist, Meredith Host.

Logo design and branding contest this spring

Laura Berman @ March 18, 2015
The Troost Avenue Community Improvement District (CID) is looking for logo and banner design (branding) that captures the flavor, history and new energy of the District from 46th St. to 75th St. along Troost Ave. and 63rd. St. from Rockhill east to Pener Plaza.

There is a $500 prize for the best design.

Deadline is April 17, 2015.
See photo for more info.

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