December 2015 | January 2016

OCAD University's Alumni November 2015 Newsletter  
Call for Submissions: 2016 Alumni Association Bi-Annual Exhibition
The 2016 Bi-Annual Alumni Exhibition, ARTWORKS 2016, is now accepting submissions from all disciplines! The exhibition will run from April 21 to April 23, 2016 at the Women’s Art Association of Canada. This exhibition will be juried by Michel Frappier, Simone Jones and Aaron Milrad.

Submission Deadline: Friday, January 15, 2016
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Call For Nominations: 2016 Alumni Of Influence
The 2016 Alumni of Influence Awards are now open for nominations! The five awards recognize a wide range of OCAD University Alumni's fields and pursuits: Distinguished Alumni, Distinguished Educator, World Builders, Trailblazer and Legacy. If you know an exceptional alumni who has made an impact, nominate them today!

Please submit your nomination today. The deadline is February 22, 2016!
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Alumni Travel: Florence 2016
Join us May 19-27 2016 for an intimate, art- themed tour to Florence, Italy and experience OCAD University’s Florence Campus alumni style! OCADU Alumni Association has partnered with the University to open the doors of the Florence Campus; offering open-studio opportunities at the campus for self-directed work along with guided art tours throughout the city.
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John Gould (AOCA, 1952) has work in “The Drawn Figure” at Roberts Gallery until December 19.

Sarah Anne Johnson (BFA, Drawing & Painting, 2010) a finalist for this year’s Sobey Art Award, opens a solo show at Division Gallery on December 12 at 2 p.m.
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Development & Alumni Relations coordinates and collaborates with the Alumni Association and others to offer a wide variety of alumni events throughout the year. Reconnect with OCAD University and with one another for professional development, networking or just plain fun!
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Alumni In Action
Deborah Wang (MFA, Criticism & Curatorial Practice, 2010). Based in Toronto, Deborah is an independent curator and designer. She holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Waterloo, and a Master of Fine Arts from OCAD University. Deborah has curated and co-curated exhibitions for the Textile Museum of Canada, Gladstone Hotel, XPACE Cultural Centre, and the Art Gallery of Ontario...
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New Perk: Royal Ontario Museum
We are pleased to provide OCAD University alumni with a variety of benefits and services. It's our way of helping to foster a sense of community post-graduation, and to help develop stronger alumni networks.

The ROM is offering an exclusive 20% discount for all OCAD U alumni on tickets!
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Alumni Insurance: TD
OCAD University alumni can enjoy insurance premiums that are lower than many individual plans due to the group insurance packages we have negotiated.

TD Insurance Meloche Monnex is Canada’s leading provider of group home and auto insurance for members of select alumni associations, and offers exclusive and valued benefits, and supports OCAD U alumni with an exceptional level of client care.
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Get Your Work Featured
Currently featuring "Home is Where the Heart Is #4": an oil painting by Adrianna deVries (BFA, Drawing and Painting, 2014).

We have so many talented alumni and want to share your work in the social media sphere. We're looking to curate our Facebook and Twitter header with alumni work.
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Call for Submissions
The Big Draw is an annual silent auction of juried work from Drawing and Painting students, alumni and faculty with proceeds going to support the Graduating Catalogue for our Drawing and Painting students! We are looking for submissions of both artworks and experiences to be included that highlight the work of our current students, alumni, and faculty as well as allowing for a unique opportunity for these three groups to work together! 
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New Discount
We have a special alumni discount price of $99 (regularly $399) for the Digital Media at the Crossroads (DM@X) conference! An annual conference of interest to all students and professionals in digital media. The 2016 DM@X conference will take place on January 30, 2016.
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