Educators at the college and university level who teach graphic design, apparel
design, interior design, lighting design, furniture design, landscape architecture and
architecture were submitted entries to the juried 2004 Design Educators' National
Exhibition. Categories for submission included professional/client-based projects
and both two- and three-dimensional visual arts.
Recognized within the business community and celebrated by clients, Juror Janine
James helps businesses and organizations marry commerce, art and community by
building stronger brand cultures. Through her multidisciplinary firm, The Moderns,
James offers her clients experience-enhancing solutions that are grounded in smart,
effective business strategies and executed with stunning results across a multitude
of mediums. Her work has helped businesses like Sundance Cinemas, Aveda, and
American Express develop brand cultures that have spawned self-aggregating,
self-sustaining communities. Before founding The Moderns in 1992, James was
Director of Design and Product Development for ICF. Prior to that, James worked
in the London office of Herman Miller's Innovative Design Lab.
This interdisciplinary exhibition was originated by Carol Bormann at Oklahoma
State University and sponsored for the past ten years by the Department of Design,
Housing and Merchandising and for the past three years by the Art Department.
During that time period over 250 pieces by design educators have been exhibited
both in the DHM Design Gallery and on the www.okstate.art.edu/dene web site.
Each year a catalog was developed featuring the award winners and designers
whose work was accepted.
Best of Showow
ALABAMA ROAD SERIES:
oil on board
6.5" x 9"
Paula Frances Peek
Documenting a specific section of High-
way 280 between Waverly and Auburn,
the Alabama roads series focuses on
memory, both collective and individu