Call for Submissions: JVCS

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 11:30am to Friday, February 9, 2018 - 11:45pm

The Journal of Visual & Critical Studies editorial committee is seeking submissions from all OCAD U students in the following formats. We encourage students to submit work that they have written for courses and would feel proud to share with the OCAD U community.

Exhibition and Performance Reviews
250-500 words
Reviews about exhibitions, performances, or art-related events that happened after April 2017. We welcome reviews that are local, national, or international in scope.

Critical Essays
1000-2000 words
We publish academic essays about art, design, and visual studies. We are open to a wide range of methods and analyses, including experimental writing on aesthetic experiences and interdisciplinary research. We can accept excerpts from larger essays.

Abstracts of Thesis Projects
150-250 words
Art or design students may submit up to 3 images to contextualize their abstract.

Journal Cover
We accept images of art or design work to feature on the Journal’s cover. Keep in mind that the dimensions of the cover will be 5x8 inches.

Submission Guidelines

  1. Submissions must be sent, either as an email attachment or as a Google Drive file, to
  2. Writing must be submitted as a Word document (.doc, .docx) and Chicago style citations are encouraged
  3. Images submitted must be 300dpi
  4. In your email, include your name, your program, and the year of your program (for ex: Jade, Digital Futures, 3rd year student)

DEADLINE: Friday, February 9, 2018

The Journal of Visual & Critical Studies collects and celebrates some of the best undergraduate academic writing at OCAD University. Comprising critical essays, exhibition reviews, artist portfolios, creative non-fiction, and thesis abstracts from students across all disciplines, this annual publication reflects the unique approaches to art history and visual culture that are being undertaken here. We value and emphasize interdisciplinary research methods and modes of thinking to provide diverse perspectives. The JVCS welcomes new editorial committee members every year, offering students the opportunity to help sustain the publication through peer-to-peer education about the publishing process.

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Exhibition venue to be determined.
JVCS poster

Call for Submissions: Digital Visual Arts Show

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Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 4:00am to Friday, September 12, 2014 - 4:00am

Deadline for Submissions: September 12, 2014

Assistant Curator and OCAD U alumna, Bryn Ludlow

International Conference on Residency Education (ICRE) 23-25 October 2014, Toronto, ON

Advancing medical technology, from the stethoscope, to the x-ray, PET, and MRI, have introduced dramatic new ways of imaging, controlling, intervening in, and remaking bodies. These technologies have participated in a complete reshaping of the notion of the body in the cultural imaginary, and have transformed our experience of actual human bodies.

Technical Instructions for Online Submission of Artwork
The following pieces of information are required during the submission process. Please have all information ready prior to submitting as you will not have the opportunity to save your work in progress. Submissions may be in any visual form or genre.

• Artist information (may or may not be the same as the submitter): Full address and contact information is required for the main artist.
• Topic area: Select from the drop down menu.
• Title
• Artist description: Note that the limit is 250 words (including headings).
• File type: 1 high-resolution jpeg image

This digital art exhibition will be projected, in the Exhibit Hall as part of the ICRE. These images will also be available on-line.

Review and Selection
All submissions will be acknowledged upon receipt. Submissions will be peer reviewed and selected based quality and on overall fit with the theme of the exhibit.

At the end of September, an official acceptance will be sent to the submitter of the artwork.

You are not required to attend the conference if your work is accepted. All artists wishing to attend the conference in person are required to register for the conference and are responsible for their own expenses including hotel, travel, and registration fees.

Please note: By submitting their artwork, the submitter consents to their contact information being shared with the Dr. Lisa Richardson, Dr. Allison Crawford, and Ms. Bryn Ludlow for curation purposes only.

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