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Swikar Patel
Student Addy Awards
James Gabbard
Art Faculty

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Blane Pressler ('09, Theatre) will join the Actors Equity Association (AEA) and receive his equity card when he begins work this summer with the Ozark Actors Theatre in Rolla, Missouri, just outside St. Louis. He has been cast in The Wizard of Oz, Noises Off and The Diviners. He has also started work as an extra on the Showtime series The Big C, starring Laura Linney.


Photographer's Forum magazine has selected six IPFW Visual Communication and Design photography majors as finalists for their 32nd Annual College and High School Photography Contest, sponsored by Nikon, USA. VCD photographers include Daniel Dyar, Katrina McKay, Randy Jackson, Rachel Stauss, Keven Oswalt, and Lucas Carter. Their photographs will be featured in the hardcover publication Best of College and High School Photography 2012.  


Over 17,700 photographs were received from students in the U.S., Canada, and around the world. This year's judges were Dr. Janet Bonsall, University of Central Missouri; Christopher Broughton, Brooks Institute of Photography; and Mark Takeuchi, Art Center College of Design. College and high school entries were judged separately, and finalists will be featured in two sections of the book.


Art education major Nicole Metzger is on a mission. Each year since 2009, she has donated a portion of her work to raise money for charities and benefits. In 2009, Metzger painted a bust for the first Fort Wayne Bust-a-Move project with the Derby Girls. In 2010, she donated work to Promise Ministries, which raised money for Fort Wayne's homeless, and donated work to Old Crown Coffee Roasters' Haitian benefit. Metzger recently contributed work to protect the island of Jeju in South Korea as part of a Peace Camp project.

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The Search for Aliahna Lemmon by Swikar Patel. National Press Photographers Association (Region 4) 2nd Place Spot News - December 2011.

Right Place, Right Time

It seems photography major Swikar Patel has a knack for being in the right place at the right time. Working for the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, Patel has found himself in a number of interesting situations during his two years with the paper. Not only has he earned numerous awards for being in the right place for the best news photos, he was first on the scene of an accident that required quick action. Read More

Two Students Win Regional
Design Awards 
VCD awards

Gold, Silver, and Best of Show awards were won by two Department of Visual Communication and Design (VCD) graphic design students in the 2012 AAF Student Addy Award Competition. John Ilang-Ilang won Best of Show in the Mixed Media Campaign category with a radio station marketing campaign and a Gold Addy in the Stationery Package category with a self-promotional identity system. Also, Emma McCarron won a Silver Addy in the Poster Campaign category and an additional Silver Addy in the Direct Marketing category with a radio station marketing campaign. Read More  

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Horace Chase Award Goes To...

Imaging and Photography instructor James Gabbard was awarded the 2012 Horace Chase Memorial Award by the Professional Photographers of Indiana. This award is presented to the highest-scoring wedding album in its category to photographers who creatively tell the story of a wedding. Junior photography major Ryan Hake worked as an assistant to Gabbard on the award-winning album, and adjunct faculty Karrine Williams created the digital design for the album.  Read More

Art Faculty and Alumni Garner Top Honors at Artlink
Jim Williams
Golden Mean Series I by James Wiliams

Faculty and alumni were among the winners at Artlink's 2nd Annual Visual Art (AVA) Awards Party held at the Auer Center for Arts and Culture on Thursday, February 23. Winners from the College of Visual and Performing Arts included Fine Arts Associate Professor Christopher Ganz in the drawing category, Visual Communication and Design continuing lecturer Jim Williams in the graphic art category, Fine Arts faculty member Sayaka Ganz in the sculpture category, and Fine Arts alumnus Eric Tarr ('04) in the mixed media category. Read More 

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