CANCELLED due to COVID-19. 
The Festival will NOT be rescheduled this year.

The Spring Arts Festival at Kennesaw State University is an annual community event offering the chance for art lovers of all ages to partake in visual and performing arts activities. FREE and open to the public. 

The Spring Arts Festival was scheduled to be on March 21, 2020 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Illustration of the Artist Market of the Spring Arts Festival at KSU
    Illustration of the"Artist Market of the Spring Arts Festival" by Shane McDonald
    The Artist Market features artists’ booths offering wares and art for sale from ceramics, jewelry, paintings and sculpture to photography, and fiber arts. Alumni and student clubs are encouraged to participate. Exhibiting applicants artworks are adjudicated based on technical ability, originality of the art, and quality of the booth display. Judging and awards for “Best Booth” are held on the date of the event. The winner receives a trophy and will be offered a free booth space the following year.
     
     
    Congratulations to the 2019 winner of the "Best Booth" award: Schulz Pottery.
    Congratulations to the 2019 winner of the "Best Booth" award: Schulz Pottery.

    2020 Participating Artists & Organizations

    HONORARY ARTIST BOOTH (2019 winner)
    Schulz Pottery


    Heirtage Socks
    The Cranberry Hedgehog
    Art by NiMiKa
    Cassie Gilchrist
    Kirkwood Studios
    Heather Fritz
    Sara Talton
    Chuck Evans Wood Designs
    Prof. Christopher Martin's World Literature Class
    Paola PB
    Cassidy Odell
    Mildred Chepkwony and Diana Korir
    Rich in Clay
    Three and a Half Printmakers
    Noosh! Studios
    Kasha27
    Patty D Fine Art
    Jazzymade
    Eloisa Gallegos Hernandez
    Waterspace
    6 AM
    Adam Sanford
    Finds and Binds
    Abigail Smith and Kristina Walker
    Zayna Akari
    Kristin Joy Art
    Taylor Chartrand and Christina Gilstrap
    Peace Alien
    Ferry Tale Creative
    Annette Scott Photography
    Hina Maqbool
    KC Nugent Printmaking
    Beatriz Oh
    Marlee Winters Art

    STUDENT CLUBS:
    Mudslingers
    Animation Studio Society

     

  • Zuckerman Museum of Art

    (Exterior entrance stairs to Zuckerman Art Museum, the East Galleries and Mortin Gallery, the Ruth Zuckerman Pavilion, and the Fine Arts Gallery in the Wilson Building)

    Observe “Chalk-the-ZMA”

    The ZMA staff annually collaborate with Cobb Public Schools for this festive sidewalk chalk art event! chalkthezma.weebly.com

    • Students work on chalk art until 11:30 a.m.
      Awards ceremony at 11:45 a.m.
    Kacie Mummert, Cobb Public Schools

    UNBOUND and Looming Chaos

    Tour the exhibitions with the curators of the shows.

    • Tours at 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.
    Elizabeth Thomas and the ZMA Staff

    Storytime in the Gallery

    Experience a child friendly encounter with some of the works in the exhibitions through stories incorporating the themes.

    • Every half-hour between 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.
    Elizabeth Thomas and the ZMA Staff

    View the Year of Cuba Exhibition

    “Cuban Superheroes Project,” in the Fine Arts Gallery.

    Elizabeth Thomas and the ZMA Staff

    Throughout the Venue

    Art History Scavenger Hunt

    Art history students work with ZMA staff to hunt for answers to questions related to the artwork seen during the Spring Arts Festival.  Return a completed questionnaire to enter a raffle for a prize.

    • Hunts begin at 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. starting at ZMA lobby
    Associate Professor of Art History, Dr. Diana McClintock and art history students

    Ballerinas and Musicians

    Ballerinas will show off their skills and musicians will perform.

    Katie Metzger

    Outdoors, Parking Lot E & Cartersville Dr.

    Near front entrance of Bobbie Bailey and Family Performance Center

    Artist Market

    Local artists and SOAAD students groups will have their art works for sale to the general public.

    Shane McDonald, Professor April Munson, & 33 Artists

    Junk Yard Art Wars

    Observe an exhibition resulting from local schools battling each other in creating the best art using recycled materials. junkyardartwars.weebly.com

    Jaime Richardson, Cobb County Schools Art Teacher

    Visual Arts Organizations

    Mudslingers, Animation Club

    Officers of the individual student clubs

    Food Trucks

    Tom of Kee, King of Pops, etc.

    Chris Dziejowski

    Visual Arts Building

    Pin-up Show, Hallways

    A one-day exhibition and contest open to all attendees! Any media is allowed as long as the work can be mounted to a bulletin board/wall with no more than 4 push pins (pins provided).

    • Enter 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.  Judging and exhibition until 3:30 p.m.
    Professor April Munson

    Magnetic Picasso Puzzle, Room 102

    Create super-sized abstract portrait designs from pieces of Picasso’s Cubist portrait works to place on a large metal board.  Take your own photos with your creation.

    Part-time Professor of Art, Christopher Hall and Shane McDonald

    Comics, Room 102

    Create 3-panel comics using traditional comic illustration materials.

    Sequential Arts instructor Chris Malone

    Printmaking Demos and “Gyotaku” Room 108

    The Printmaking studio will have a hands-on session of Gyotaku (Japanese from gyo “fish” + taku  “stone impression”). Gyotaku  is the traditional Japanese method of printing fish, a practice which dates back to the mid-1800s. This form of nature printing was used by fisherman to record their catches, but has also become an art form of its own. Participants can print their own fish on black paper with day glow ink! Also observe serigraphy, lithographic and intaglio printmaking techniques.

    • Ongoing demonstrations until 3:30 p.m.
    Professor of Printmaking, Valerie Dibble and printmaking students

    All Inclusive Art, Room 115

    Use air-dried clay, paper, colored pencil, markers, and watercolors to create 2-D and 3-D art.

    Professor of Art Education, Rick Garner

    Apparel and Textiles Technology Design & Fashion Show, Room 112

    Observe performances of a fashion show and clothing illustration/design boards designed by KSU Apparel and Textiles Technology students.

    • Fashion performances at 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.
    Professor Keely Clay

    Virtual Reality Sculpting Demo, Room 112

    Observe KSU sculpture students use digital tools in a digital virtual reality environment to sculpt three-dimensional forms. Watch as they sculpt on the TV monitor.

    • Demonstrations will take place 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
    Professor Jeff Campana and sculpture students

    RAKU Demo, Visual Arts Building Room 005

    Participate in the application of Raku glazes and observe the traditional Japanese style of firing clay.

    • ($10 Cash Only) Limited quantity pots to glaze for Raku firing!
      Purchase and glaze between 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
      Pickup glazed pots after each firing at noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m.
    Professor Jeff Campana and ceramics students

    Iron Pour Scratch Mold Carving, Room 004

    Carve into a scratch mold which would later form an iron relief sculpture tile of your own unique design.

    • ($10 CASH ONLY) Limited quantity scratch molds!
      Create between 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
      Pickup poured iron tiles between 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
    Lecturer of Master Craftsman Program, Page Burch

    Digital Drawing and Painting, Room 207

    Try your skills in digital drawing and painting using Wacom Cintiqs and iMacs.

    Professor of Illustration, Craig Brasco

    Digital Animation, Room 209

    Try your skills at creating simple digital animations using Wacom Cintiqs and iMacs.

    Assistant Professor of Animation, Sandee Chamberlain

    3D Printing, Room 223

    Observe how 3D Printers work.

    Professor of Art, Jeff Campana

    Pop, Bang, Bling, and Pack, Room 215

    Create small metal trinkets and jewelry, and package them as a special hand-made gift.

    Lecturer of Sculpture and Small Metals,
    Deborah Hutchinson
    Professor of Graphic Communications,
    Carole Mauge’-Lewis

    Asian Style Calligraphy, Room 222

    Try Asian style calligraphy using pen brushes.

    Professor of Graphic Communications, Kristine Kim

    Fun Portraits, Room 225

    Have your portrait drawn.

    Part-time Professor of Art, Marc Brotherton

    Art History Trivia Card Game, Near Room 101A

    Play cool games and test your knowledge of art, architectue, archaeology, and monuments of the world!

    • Ongoing until 4 p.m.
    Assistant Professor Phillip Kiernan and art history students

    Portfolio Review, Room 208

    Prospective students: Bring your portfolio (drawings, small paintings, prints, or photographs of artwork) and have it reviewed by our faculty members.

    • Personnel will be available 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. to review portfolios with 10 minute breaks at the top of every hour.
    Assistant Professor of Art, Jonathan Fisher
    Associate Professor of Art, Donna Colebeck

    Outside Visual Arts Building

    (Main entrance patio, back walkway, and loading dock area)

    Mural, Visual Arts Building main entrance patio

    Observe as KSU students and faculty create an entire 12 x 20 ft. mural combining photography and painting disciplines using paint and paste on paper.

    Professor of Painting, Don Robson
    Professor of Photography, Matt Haffner

    Thumbelina Outdoor Theatre Performance

    Watch a family-friendly and fun performance of KSU Theatre and Performance Studies students act and sing this famous story. (Voices, guitars, and percussion instruments will be used.)

    • Performance at 1 p.m.
    Professor of Theatre, Karen Robinson
    Associate Professor of Theatre, Amanda Wansa Morgan 

    Blacksmith and Forging, Outside Back of Visual Arts Building

    Observe forging techniques and purchase items that have been created through the forging process.

    • Ongoing demonstrations until 3:30 p.m.
    Tom Daniels

    Glass Demo, Outside back of the Visual Arts Building

    Observe basic glass blowing techniques and purchase unique glass forms by Janke Glass Studio.

    • Ongoing demonstrations until 3:30 p.m.

    www.jankestudios.com

    Matt Janke

    Iron Pour

    Observe KSU sculpture students and collaborators pour red-hot molten scrap iron into the molds.

    • Molten iron poured between 12:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
    Lecturer of Master Craftsman Program, Page Burch

    Awards Ceremony of the Pin-up Show & Artist Market

    • Elementary School—Name of School/Grade
    • Middle School—Name of School/Grade
    • High School—Name of School/Grade
    • Community
    • Art from the Heart (artist with special needs)
    • Artist Market Best Booth Award
    • Raffle Prizes

    Awards and recognition starts at 3:30 p.m. in the Visual Art Patio 

  •  We are putting together details for new and fun arts activities.  This flier shows just a portion of what we'll have to offer...

    Spring Arts Festival Activities Flier
    Spring Arts Festival Activities Flier

  • We encourage public and private teachers and schools of the surrounding community to participate in the Pin-up Show as groups. Please checkout the details on the flyer below.

    Pin-up Show Flyer
    Pin-up Show Flyer 2020

    Delivering Artwork?

    Teachers who have organized student artwork to be presented for the Pin-Up show and Junkyard Art Wars may deliver artworks and a list of what is delivered during the week of March 16-20, 2020, to VA224:
    Mon. / Wed. 6:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.
    Tue. / Thu. 9:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.
    Fri. 4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

    Please check to see that all artwork is labeled with

    • student artist’s name
    • teacher’s name
    • schools name
    • grade level

    The Pin-up Show entries should be accompanied with a list of the artworks and the names of the students.

    We encourage you to spread the word on your social media and tag 

    • @ksuschoolofartanddesign on Instagram posts
    • ksuschoolofart1 for Twitter posts
    • KennesawStateSchoolOfArtandDesign on Facebook posts
  • Media: please contact Kathie Beckett, kbeckett@kennesaw.edu for interview inquiries, high resolution images, and so forth

2019 Pin-Up Show Winners 

Joy Withowski, Best of Show Award Winner of the 2019 Spring Arts Festival Pin-up Show
Joy Withowski, Best of Show Award Winner of the 2019 Spring Arts Festival Pin-up Show

Enter the Pin-Up Show

Any media is allowed as long as the work can be mounted to a bulletin board/wall with no more than four push pins (provided at the Festival). 

Enter between 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Judging between 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Awards 3:30 p.m. (in Visual Arts Patio)

Teachers can deliver 10 works per school.
A list containing the names and titles of all of the artworks from each school should be included.

Email springartsfestival@kennesaw.edu to schedule delivery of school submissions (teachers or school representatives only).

    • Avery Delvar, 1st Place Elementary School Award Winner of the 2019 Spring Arts Festival Pin-up Show

      1st Place

      Avery Delvar

      • Michael Johnson, 2nd Place Elementary School winner of the 2019 Pin-up Show of the Spring Arts Festival

        2nd Place

        Michael Johnson

        • Kimora Riner, 3rd Place Elementary School Award Winner of the 2019 Spring Arts Festival Pin-up Show

          3rd Place

          Kimora Riner

          • Garrett Middle School, 1st Place Middle School Winner of the 2019 Pin-up Show of the Spring Arts Festival

            1st Place

            Garrett Middle School (collaborative work) 

            • Sydney Gunter, 2nd Place Middle School Award Winner of the 2019 Spring Arts Festival Pin-up Show

              2nd Place

              Sydney Gunter

              • Maggie Cooney, 3rd Place Middle School winner of the 2019 Spring Arts Festival Pin-up Show

                3rd Place

                Maggie Cooney

                • Dianela Dock, 1st Place High School Award Winner of the 2019 Spring Arts Festival Pin-up Show

                  1st Place

                  Diana Dock

                  • Sophia Maier, 2nd Place High School Award Winner of the 2019 Spring Arts Festival Pin-up Show

                    2nd Place

                    Sophia Maier

                    • Rachel Martinez, 3rd Place high school winner of the 2019 Pin-up Show of the Spring Arts Festival

                      3rd Place

                      Rachel Martinez

                      • Laura Laquaglia, 1st Place Community winner of the 2019 Pin-up Show of the Spring Arts Festival

                        1st Place

                        Laura LaQuaglia  

                        • Taylor Chartrand, 2nd Place Community winner of the 2019 Pin-up Show of the Spring Arts Festival

                          2nd Place

                          Taylor Chartrand

                          • 3rd Place

                            Bryan Charles Kennelly

                          • Johnathan L. Nelson

                           

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