SECAC Awards

SECAC has an annual awards program to recognize exemplary work by its members. Nominations are accepted and reviewed by member committees, and awards are announced at the annual SECAC meeting. SECAC is pleased to announce a call for nominations for the awards program for 2017-2018. In addition to the awards listed below, the SECAC President is authorized to designate recipients for the Award of Distinction (recognizing former officers), the Certificate of Merit (members who are entering retirement), and the Award for Exemplary Achievement (exceptional individuals who have demonstrated significant personal and professional development and long-standing service to SECAC).

The SECAC Awards Committee reviews and selects recipients for the following six SECAC Awards.

 

For these awards, please send a statement of intent to reedsa@marshall.edu on or before February 6, 2018; the deadline for complete submissions is March 1, 2018. 

Members are welcome to nominate a SECAC colleague, to seek a colleague to make a nomination on one’s behalf, or to self nominate. The nominating individual or a designee is to coordinate the nomination materials. Follow the link under the description of each Award for full instructions. Nominators will be notified of results on or about August 15, 2018. For questions, contact reedsa@marshall.edu.

The deadline for the Levin Award for Research in Art History is March 1, 2018 and the deadline for the SECAC Artist's Fellowship is August 1, 2018. The deadline for Gulnar Bosch Travel Awards varies each year and is set by the annual conference director. There are no deadlines for nomination for the President’s Awards, which are designated by the President.

Separate processes exist for each award. Follow the link under the description of each award, below, for full instructions.

For questions, contact SECAC First Vice President and Chair of the SECAC Awards Committee, Sandra Reed, at reedsa@marshall.edu. An Awards Ceremony takes place during the annual meeting to announce the award recipients.

 The SECAC Award for Excellence in Teaching

Awarded in recognition of outstanding teaching by a SECAC member who demonstrates an exceptional command of his or her discipline through the ability to teach effectively, impart knowledge, and inspire students. A brief description of the nominee's teaching philosophy should be included.

To nominate an individual for the SECAC Award for Excellence in Teaching, send a letter of nomination specifying the nominee and the intended award with the nominee’s CV to Sandra Reed at reedsa@marshall.edu by February 6, 2018; all supporting materials are due by March 1, 2018 (upload or postmark). The nominee's SECAC membership status should be current at the time of nomination.

To nominate a group of collaborators, an organization, or an institution, the nominator should send a letter of nomination specifying the intended award and nominee(s) to Sandra Reed at reedsa@marshall.edu by February 6, 2018; all supporting materials are due by March 1, 2018 (upload or postmark). In the case of a collaborating group or organization, at least one person must be a current SECAC member; a CV for this individual should accompany the nomination letter. In the case of an institution, the institution must be a current SECAC institutional member at the time of nomination.

Supporting materials should include the nominee's teaching philosophy and document the nominee’s ability to teach effectively, impart knowledge, and inspire students. Supporting materials should not exceed 10 pages; this limit excludes the nomination letter, CV, and teaching philosophy. These materials may be provided by either the nominator or the nominee, however, all materials are to be submitted together. Choose one of the two methods for submission of supporting materials.

(1)    by upload to Google Drive or Dropbox and shared with sandrajreed00@gmail.com

Prepare documents as PDFs and images as JPEGs. JPEG files should be no larger than 2MB each, 1500 ppi on the longest side, and not exceed 20 in number, or

(2)   by mail, for awards including a book or catalogue, to Sandra Reed, Director, School of Art & Design, Marshall University, 927 Third Avenue, Huntington WV 25701.

Nominators will be notified of results on or about August 15, 2018. For questions, contact reedsa@marshall.edu.

The SECAC Award for Excellence in Scholarly Research and Publication

Awarded for outstanding research shown in the recent publication (within the last two years) of a book, article or series of articles. A precise description of research accomplishments and the nominee's research agenda should accompany the nomination. Nominators are responsible for providing a copy of the publication to be considered.

To nominate an individual for the SECAC Award for Excellence in Scholarly Research and Publication, send a letter of nomination specifying the nominee and the intended award with the nominee’s CV to Sandra Reed at reedsa@marshall.edu by February 6, 2018; all supporting materials are due by March 1, 2018 (upload or postmark). The nominee's SECAC membership status should be current at the time of nomination.

To nominate a group of collaborators, an organization, or an institution, the nominator should send a letter of nomination specifying the intended award nominee(s) and the intended award to Sandra Reed at reedsa@marshall.edu by February 6, 2018; all supporting materials are due by March 1, 2018 (upload or postmark). In the case of a collaborating group or organization, at least one person must be a current SECAC member; a CV for this individual should accompany the nomination letter. In the case of an institution, the institution must be a current SECAC institutional member at the time of nomination.

The nominator is responsible for the delivery of one of the original nominated publications to Sandra Reed, Director, School of Art & Design, College of Arts and Media, Marshall University, 927 Third Avenue, Huntington WV 25701. This publication, and all supporting materials, will be circulated among the SECAC Awards Committee members.

Supporting materials should include a precise description of the nominees’ research accomplishments and the nominees’ research agenda. Additional supporting materials should not exceed 10 pages; this limit excludes the nomination letter, CV, precise description of research accomplishments, the nominee's research agenda, and nominated publication. These materials may be provided by either the nominator or the nominee, however, all materials are to be submitted together. Choose one of the two methods for submission of supporting materials.

(2)    by upload to Google Drive or Dropbox and shared with sandrajreed00@gmail.com

Prepare documents as PDFs and images as JPEGs. JPEG files should be no larger than 2MB each, 1500 ppi on the longest side, and not exceed 20 in number, or

(2)   by mail, for awards including a book or catalogue, to Sandra Reed, Director, School of Art & Design, Marshall University, 927 Third Avenue, Huntington WV 25701.

Nominators will be notified of results on or about August 15, 2018. For questions, contact reedsa@marshall.edu.

The SECAC Award for Outstanding Exhibition and Catalogue of Historical Materials

Awarded in recognition of an exhibition (within the last two years) of historical materials, which by its design, installation, and/or catalogue is considered exemplary. Support materials should include an abstract that summarizes the concept and execution of the nominated exhibition. Nominators are responsible for providing a copy of the publication to be considered.

To nominate an individual for the SECAC Award for Outstanding Exhibition and Catalogue of Historical Materials, send a letter of nomination specifying the nominee and the intended award with the nominee’s CV to Sandra Reed at reedsa@marshall.edu by February 6, 2018; all supporting materials are due by March 1, 2018 (upload or postmark). The nominee's SECAC membership status should be current at the time of nomination.

To nominate a group of collaborators, an organization, or an institution, the nominator should send a letter of nomination specifying the intended award nominee(s) and the intended award to Sandra Reed at reedsa@marshall.edu by February 6, 2018; all supporting materials are due by March 1, 2018 (upload or postmark). In the case of a collaborating group or organization, at least one person must be a current SECAC member; a CV for this individual should accompany the nomination letter. In the case of an institution, the institution must be a current SECAC institutional member at the time of nomination.

The nominator is responsible for the delivery of one of the nominated publications to Sandra Reed, Director, School of Art & Design, College of Arts and Media, Marshall University, 927 Third Avenue, Huntington WV 25701. This publication, and all supporting materials, will be circulated among the SECAC Awards Committee members. 

Supporting materials should include an abstract that summarizes the concept and execution of the nominated exhibition. Additional supporting materials should not exceed 10 pages; this limit excludes the nomination letter, CV, and nominated publication. These materials may be provided by either the nominator or the nominee, however, all materials are to be submitted together. Choose one of the two methods for submission of supporting materials.

(3)    by upload to Google Drive or Dropbox and shared with sandrajreed00@gmail.com

Prepare documents as PDFs and images as JPEGs. JPEG files should be no larger than 2MB each, 1500 ppi on the longest side, and not exceed 20 in number, or

(2)   by mail, for awards including a book or catalogue, to Sandra Reed, Director, School of Art & Design, Marshall University, 927 Third Avenue, Huntington WV 25701.

Nominators will be notified of results on or about August 15, 2018. For questions, contact reedsa@marshall.edu.

The SECAC Award for Outstanding Exhibition and Catalogue of Contemporary Materials

Awarded in recognition of an exhibition (within the last two years) of historical materials, which by its design, installation, and/or catalogue is considered exemplary. Support materials should include an abstract that summarizes the concept and execution of the nominated exhibition. Nominators are responsible for providing a copy of the publication to be considered.

To nominate an individual for the SECAC Award for Outstanding Exhibition and Catalogue of Contemporary Materials, send a letter of nomination specifying the nominee and the intended award with the nominee’s CV to Sandra Reed at reedsa@marshall.edu by February 6, 2018; all supporting materials are due by March 1, 2018 (upload or postmark). The nominee's SECAC membership status should be current at the time of nomination.

To nominate a group of collaborators, an organization, or an institution, the nominator should send a letter of nomination specifying the intended award nominee(s) and the intended award to Sandra Reed at reedsa@marshall.edu by February 6, 2018; all supporting materials are due by March 1, 2018 (upload or postmark). In the case of a collaborating group or organization, at least one person must be a current SECAC member; a CV for this individual should accompany the nomination letter. In the case of an institution, the institution must be a current SECAC institutional member at the time of nomination.

The nominator is responsible for the delivery of one of the nominated publications to Sandra Reed, Director, School of Art & Design, College of Arts and Media, Marshall University, 927 Third Avenue, Huntington WV 25701. This publication, and all supporting materials, will be circulated among the SECAC Awards Committee members. 

Supporting materials should include an abstract that summarizes the concept and execution of the nominated exhibition. Additional supporting materials should not exceed 10 pages; this limit excludes the nomination letter, CV, and nominated publication. These materials may be provided by either the nominator or the nominee, however, all materials are to be submitted together. Choose one of the two methods for submission of supporting materials.

(4)    by upload to Google Drive or Dropbox and shared with sandrajreed00@gmail.com

Prepare documents as PDFs and images as JPEGs. JPEG files should be no larger than 2MB each, 1500 ppi on the longest side, and not exceed 20 in number, or

(2)   by mail, for awards including a book or catalogue, to Sandra Reed, Director, School of Art & Design, Marshall University, 927 Third Avenue, Huntington WV 25701.

Nominators will be notified of results on or about August 15, 2018. For questions, contact reedsa@marshall.edu.

The SECAC Award for Outstanding Artistic Achievement

Awarded to recognize, encourage, and reward individuals who have been particularly successful in their creative work as demonstrated through regional, national or international exhibitions or presentations. The nominee's artist's statement should be included. Support materials should include a portfolio: web-based portfolios and digital submissions are acceptable.

Note: SECAC members may also apply for the SECAC Artist’s Fellowship, which carries a monetary prize. See the SECAC Awards page for information on the SECAC Artist’s Fellowship application process and deadline.

To nominate an individual for the SECAC Award for Outstanding Artistic Achievement, send a letter of nomination specifying the nominee and the intended award with the nominee’s CV to Sandra Reed at reedsa@marshall.edu by February 6, 2018; all supporting materials are due by March 1, 2018 (upload or postmark). The nominee's SECAC membership status should be current at the time of nomination.

To nominate a group of collaborators, an organization, or an institution, the nominator should send a letter of nomination specifying the intended award nominee(s) and the intended award to Sandra Reed at reedsa@marshall.edu by February 6, 2018; all supporting materials are due by March 1, 2018 (upload or postmark). In the case of a collaborating group or organization, at least one person must be a current SECAC member; a CV for this individual should accompany the nomination letter. In the case of an institution, the institution must be a current SECAC institutional member at the time of nomination.

Supporting materials should document sustained creative activity. Supporting materials should not exceed 10 pages; this limit excludes the nomination letter, CV, artist statement, and web-based or digital portfolio. These materials may be provided by either the nominator or the nominee, however, all materials are to be submitted together. Choose one of the two methods for submission of supporting materials.

(5)    by upload to Google Drive or Dropbox and shared with sandrajreed00@gmail.com

Prepare documents as PDFs and images as JPEGs. JPEG files should be no larger than 2MB each, 1500 ppi on the longest side, and not exceed 20 in number, or

(2)   by mail, for awards including a book or catalogue, to Sandra Reed, Director, School of Art & Design, Marshall University, 927 Third Avenue, Huntington WV 25701.

Nominators will be notified of results on or about August 15, 2018. For questions, contact reedsa@marshall.edu.

The SECAC Award for Outstanding Professional Achievement in Graphic Design

Awarded to recognize, encourage, and reward individuals who have been particularly successful in their design practice as demonstrated through regional, national, or international professional activities. Support materials should include a portfolio: web-based portfolios and digital submissions are acceptable.

To nominate an individual for the SECAC Award for Outstanding Professional Achievement in Graphic Design, send a letter of nomination specifying the nominee and the intended award with the nominee’s CV to Sandra Reed at reedsa@marshall.edu by February 6, 2018; all supporting materials are due by March 1, 2018 (upload or postmark). The nominee's SECAC membership status should be current at the time of nomination.

To nominate a group of collaborators, an organization, or an institution, the nominator should send a letter of nomination specifying the intended award nominee(s) and the intended award to Sandra Reed at reedsa@marshall.edu by February 6, 2018; all supporting materials are due by March 1, 2018 (upload or postmark). In the case of a collaborating group or organization, at least one person must be a current SECAC member; a CV for this individual should accompany the nomination letter. In the case of an institution, the institution must be a current SECAC institutional member at the time of nomination.

Supporting materials should document sustained creative activity. Supporting materials should not exceed 10 pages; this limit excludes the nomination letter, CV, artist statement, and web-based or digital portfolio. These materials may be provided by either the nominator or the nominee, however, all materials are to be submitted together. Choose one of the two methods for submission of supporting materials.

(1)    by upload to Google Drive or Dropbox and shared with sandrajreed00@gmail.com

Prepare documents as PDFs and images as JPEGs. JPEG files should be no larger than 2MB each, 1500 ppi on the longest side, and not exceed 20 in number, or

(2)   by mail, for awards including a book or catalogue, to Sandra Reed, Director, School of Art & Design, Marshall University, 927 Third Avenue, Huntington WV 25701.

Nominators will be notified of results on or about August 15, 2018. For questions, contact reedsa@marshall.edu.