Apply to 10 X 20 SDA Student Member Presentation
SDA Student Members have a special opportunity to present their work at Beyond the Surface, the 2019 SDA Biennial Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, October 3-6, 2019. Up to 16 student conference attendees will be selected to give a “PechaKucha-style” presentation. PechaKucha (“chit chat” in Japanese) is a format for concise presentations originating in Tokyo and adopted all over the world. Up to 16 selected SDA student members will present 10 images, 20 seconds each, speaking while the visuals advance automatically. Selected students have a chance to present to an international audience and jumpstart their opportunities for networking within the organization. Juried by Tamryn McDermott, this presentation style was a favorite at the 2017 Making Our Mark, 40th Anniversary Biennial Intensive at Portland State University.
Read more below then use the form at the bottom of this page to apply.
How are you pushing boundaries and extending your craft? Tell us your story.
- Registration and attendance, Beyond the Surface, SDA Biennial Conference St. Louis, Missouri October 3 – 6, 2019
- Membership in SDA
- Conference registration
- Presentation title and a one paragraph synopsis
- Three images
- Short bio
Fee: No cost to apply
Application deadline: July 1, 2019
Location: Beyond the Surface, SDA Biennial Conference, October 3 – 6, 2019, St. Louis Artists’ Guild, St. Louis, Missouri
Presentation Date: Thursday, October 3, 2019
Selection of presenters will be based on:
- Strength of story
- Quality of images
- Diversity of stories/media/geography of presenter
Tips for preparing a strong PechaKucha-style presentation:
- Passion for your topic
- Tell your story
- Practice speaking over timed slides
- Think of images as illustrations to your story
- May 1, 2019: Deadline for entries
- May 15, 2019: Notice to participating presenters
- August 1, 2019: Digital presentation files due
- October 3, 2019: Presentation: Thursday, St. Louis Artists’ Guild
If your submission is accepted, you will receive instructions on how to submit your final presentation by August 1, 2019.
Coordinator / Juror: Tamryn McDermott
Tamryn McDermott is the Campus Arts Associate at Penn State University in University Park, PA. She is also the Traveling Exhibition Manager for Rooted, Revived, Reinvented:, an exhibition coordinated by the National Basketry Organization and the University of Missouri. McDermott has been an SDA member since 2010 and currently serves on the Board of Directors. In 2015, McDermott received an MFA in Fibers and Sculpture from the University of Missouri. In 2005, McDermott completed an MA in Art History and Arts Administration at Tyler School of Art, Temple University where she also received a BFA in Sculpture and Painting.