Submit to the Prairie Light Review

Prairie Light Review, the Liberal Arts Magazine of College of DuPage, has been published for over 20 years. This free publication, funded by Student Activities fees, is the venue for creative work in District 502. It is a partnership between Student Life and the Liberal Arts Division. 
 

Visual Submission Guidelines 

  • DEADLINE February 26th, 2016
  • Enter visual subject matter that is appropriate for an audience of the District 502 community.
  • Enter up to four creative works per entrant per issue of drawings, cartoons, graphics, charcoal drawings, etchings, paintings, murals, collages, sculptures, ceramics, fashion, jewelry, and all new media.
  • Title all entries.
  • Remove your name and any other identifying information from all entries.
  • Photograph all physical art as you want it to appear in the magazine.
  • Prairie Light Review reserves the right to digitally crop, enlarge, or reduce photographs to accommodate the magazine’s page size limitations.
     

Email instructions

  • Email to prairielightreviewsubmissions@gmail.com
  • Best sizes are 8”x11” or larger.
  • Include the following information in the subject line of the email: first name and last name
  • Include in the body of the email: your full address with zip code; contact telephone number; an alternate email address.
  • Title all entries.
  • Use only .jpeg, .jpg, .tif, .png, or .gif file types.
  • Name the file: title.filetype. ex: WheatfieldWithCrows.jpeg
  • Send a three sentence bio describing yourself. Include other publications and website information, if applicable.

Entrants maintain the rights to their work and may subsequently offer their work to any publication.

Design Job Opportunity

Interested in a design job opportunity? A small boutique fitness studio is looking for a designer to complete a logo, web design, and any other design materials they feel is needed. This is a payed position that can be finalized with the client. If you're interested, please contact President Megan Thomas (aiga.megant@gmail.com) and she will get you in contact with everything you need!

Five Below SALE!

Five Below, December 4th, 5th, and 6th

Do you need to do your holiday shopping? Head over to Five Below in Naperville, Woodridge, or Bloomingdale with a flyer and receive 10% off! Not only do you get a discount but a percentage of the proceeds goes to College of Dupage's student group AIGA! It's a win-win. Grab a flyer and get shopping!

Download the flyer HERE!

For more information, please contact us at: aigacod@gmail.com

Celebrating Our Own 2015

Check out the gallery show Celebrating Our Own! This exhibit recognizes faculty and staff who have enriched the College of DuPage community through their creativity. Graphic Design Faculty John Callegari, Adam Fotos, Brain Blevins, David Chu, Jean Ruth, and more are all featured in this exhibit!

The work will be displayed in the COD Library, SRC 2020, from November 2015 - January 2016.


This exhibit recognizes faculty and staff who have enriched the COD community through their creativity. It represents works produced in the last six years and submitted to the Library for the 2015 exhibit by College of DuPage faculty and staff. In some cases, works have been listed but not exhibited. The listings for contributors do not indicate their productivity during this period, as they were asked to submit only those works that we felt we could exhibit. We have made every effort to describe works accurately and regret any errors that may remain. We wish to express our great appreciation to all participants. It is always a rewarding activity for the Library. - Ellen Sutton, Dean of Learning Resources.

 

Brain Flower Submission Workshop

Get your artwork ready for Brain Flower at this upcoming meeting! Get feedback, get your questions answered, and get ready for Brain Flower submissions. If you struggle with finding time to submit your work, use this meeting to get your work in before the deadline! This meeting will take place Wednesday, November 18th at 5:30PM in MAC 257.

Ready to submit? Follow the instructions below!

How to Submit

Download Submission Form

  1. Log into your Google account.
  2. Visit this link here: Click for Google Drive
  3. Click “Add to Drive” then “Open in Drive”
  4. You are now inside the folder “Brain Flower Submissions”. Inside this folder create your own folder named as LastName_FirstName.
  5. Place your submission form AND your PDF of artwork into your folder.

If you have any questions or concerns feel free to email us at aigacod@gmail.com

Last chance to RSVP!!

This is your last chance to RSVP to see graphic designer Carlos Segura! Be sure to RSVP by 7pm tonight to ensure your spot. Instructions are below.

1. Go to ChapLife.
2. Log in using your COD MyAccess information.
3. After logging in visit our ChapLife page.
4. Select "Join Organization".
5. After joining RSVP to the event "Guest Speaker: Carlos Segura".

If you have any questions or concerns feel free to email us at aigacod@gmail.com


Carlos Segura, founder of the Chicago-based design firm Segura Inc., came to the United States from Cuba at the age of nine. He began his career in graphic design as a production artist but soon gained more interesting challenges. He moved to Chicago in 1980 and worked for many prestigious ad agencies, including BBDO, Marsteller, Foote Cone & Belding, Young & Rubicam, Ketchum, and DDB Needham.

In 1991 he founded Segura Inc. to pursue design more creatively with the goal of blending as much "fine art" into "commercial art" as he could. Segura Inc was the beginning of a series of commercial ventures that expanded Carlos Segura's creative efforts. In 1994, the T26 Digital Type Foundry was born to explore the typographical side of the business. T26 fonts are now distributed throughout the world. 

In 2001, He again ventured into a new category by starting 5inch, (now closed) and in 2004, launched Cartype with further expansions of the typographical segment with Biketype Mototype and Trucktype.

Brain Flower: Submit Your Illustration Work

Submit your illustration work for a chance to be featured in the publication and 2016 gallery show! We'll be accepting submissions until December 11th @5PM.
 
Download Submission Form
 
How to Submit

  1. Log into your Google account.
  2. Visit this link here: Click for Google Drive
  3. Click “Add to Drive” then “Open in Drive”
  4. You are now inside the folder “Brain Flower Submissions”. Inside this folder create your own folder named as LastName_FirstName.
  5. Place your submission form AND your PDF of artwork into your folder.

If you have any questions or concerns feel free to email us at aigacod@gmail.com

TOMORROW: Submit Your Illustration Work

Tomorrow submissions open for the 5th issue of Brain Flower! Start collecting your projects and artwork and bring them to our meeting! Our meeting tomorrow is at 5:30pm in MAC 255. We're covering a brief history of Brain Flower, in-depth submission process, and of corse, start submitting work!

Tomorrow the submission form will be available in any Graphic Design class server in the Brain_Flower folder and herePlease read the submission form carefully. If you have any questions feel free to email us at aigacod@gmail.com.

Returning Members: Renew Your AIGA Membership

If your AIGA membership is expiring on the 30th be sure to RENEW TODAY to keep your account active and keep your AIGA Chicago and AIGACOD benefits!

To update your membership visit: https://my.aiga.org/vango/Core/login.aspx login to your account, and renew.

Please then email Elizabeth at aiga.elizabethp@gmail.com with your new expiration date to complete the verification process.

Feel free to email us with any questions! Thank you!

Join before it's too late!!

Photo from AIGA Fall 2015 Meet & Greet


Photo from AIGA Fall 2015 Meet & Greet

We hope you're all having a great semester!

We are starting registration for October events soon for things such as agency tours, 2 night hand lettering workshops, guest speakers and more!

Students who'd like to attend must join AIGA and send us their information by September 18th @ 5pm. Visit aigacod.org/join to join today!

We hope you'll be joining us!