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This is going to be a wonderful international conference. Please help us to promote it by making your friends, families and contacts aware of WCCA 2014. Direct them to the REGISTER AND BOOK as soon as possible! There are day tickets available–as well as some single events tickets. Believe us when we tell you–there’s something for Everyone at WCCA 2014!

The “Warnborough College Second Annual Fine Arts and Art History Conference” (WCCA) will take place from the evening of 18 August through 21 August 2014. Our theme for the 2014 conference will be Culture…Time…and Passion: The Fibres of Art.

Art isn’t created or developed in a vacuum. Every work of art (in all its forms) in some way reflects the culture — the world — of its creation. In some cases, the arts have even helped to define it. Culture and passion are where great art begins — and art is where worlds and passions collide! Masterworks survive time and cross cultural boundaries, in part because of the compelling passion they embody. How art is understood by future generations is often quite different from what its creators may have intended but still it remains, and we remain passionate about it. That’s what makes art so exciting! This theme and its many threads will be explored at WCCA 2014.

Some of the sub-topics the conference will examine will include (but not be limited to):

  • The on-going influence of popular culture on art
  • The freedom of “no choice” that inspires artists
  • The reciprocal dialogue between art and changing social behaviours
  • Art as a force for cultural and social change
  • Passion as expressed in art — past and present
  • The synthesis of art from the past with contemporary art and culture
  • How, when, where, and why the various arts disciplines merge and overlap
  • Mechanisms of the present that facilitate building on artistic creations from the past
  • The intersection of time and place: why and how it happens
  • Science and art — a creative and inspiring collision of two worlds
  • Art as the ‘glue’ that binds the past — the present and the future, in unexpected ways
  • The evolving lexicon of visual idioms
  • Methodologies needed to teach the changing Fine Arts and Art History disciplines
  • Art as a collaboration of culture, time, passion and people
  • The business of being an artist in today’s global culture
  • Contemporary challenges of curatorship

These and many other sub-topics will be explored through a variety of tracks planned for the conference. Some of these tracks will run simultaneously, to give attendees a choice of events. The tracks include: Visual Presentations; Single-Session Art Workshops; Readings of Academic Papers;Creative Writing Workshops; A Film Festival; Single-session Art History Classes; Round Table Discussions; and, an Art Exhibit. There will also be two plenary addresses by a scholar and an artist,which will open and close the conference.

Target conference participants include:

Artists in all media; academics, archivists, historians, curators, guides, students, researchers, curriculum planners, policy makers, photographers, and professionals in the fields of media, education, arts, music, humanities, science, and social sciences.

30 Responses

  1. Stanley Bruce
    Stanley Bruce at |

    I would like to apply and participate in this even. Please keep me informed of other related activities

    Thank you,

    Stanley Bruce
    Artist

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    1. Jill Kiefer
      Jill Kiefer at |

      So glad you’re planning on being there, Stan. You and I have already been in touch on this–but I will continue to keep you posted. Thanks so much for visiting the site. – Jill

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  2. androneth sieunarine
    androneth sieunarine at |

    This sounds like a wonderful conference. Can I submit applications for the artist exhibition and submit a paper as well?

    Are there accomodations at the university or close by? Can you tell me about the fees per night at a hotel new by?

    Thank you so much,
    androneth

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    1. Jill Kiefer
      Jill Kiefer at |

      All info is available on this site–including a list of possible accommodations. You are most welcome to submit to both the art exhibit and academic papers. Please do submit! – Jill Kiefer, Director-WCCA 2014

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  3. Pamelia D. Valentine
    Pamelia D. Valentine at |

    I am very interested in participating in your conference. I am from Washington State, USA and am currently the National Art Education Association Pacific Region Middle Level Director as well as a Washington Art Education Association Co-President Elect. I have presented for a number of years at both State and National Conferences. I have a Science teacher friend who has also presented with me. Please let me know what steps to take next or to whom I should direct a possible presentation proposal to. Thank you for the e-mail invitation to your site. Your conference sounds enchanting!

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    1. Jill Kiefer
      Jill Kiefer at |

      Pamela – I did e-mail you our Calls for Participation. I hope you’ve had a chance to review them. Please feel free to direct any questions you have my way, at jkiefer@warnborough.edu

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    2. Jill Kiefer
      Jill Kiefer at |

      Hi Pamela – Are you still interested in presenting at WCCA 2014? We’ve extended the deadline to 1 April, so please do submit. We’d love to have you there. You can submit your materials to me at jkiefer@warnborough.edu

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  4. JoAnn Memmott
    JoAnn Memmott at |

    Well, If Pamelia from Washington is presenting I want to present too. Pamelia is awesome. The intersection of time and space would be my topic. I am the President Elect of the Utah Art Education Association. Your conference sounds keen.

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    1. Jill Kiefer
      Jill Kiefer at |

      Thank you so much. We would love to have you participate in the conference. Please check out the Calls for Participation on this website. Feel free to contact me, as well, if you have any other questions, at jkiefer@warnborough.edu – Jill Kiefer, Director-WCCA 2014

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    2. Jill Kiefer
      Jill Kiefer at |

      Hi JoAnn – Are you still interested in presenting at WCCA 2014? We’ve extended the deadline to 1 April, so please do submit. We’d love to have you there. You can submit your materials to me at jkiefer@warnborough.edu

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  5. Muhammad Waqas
    Muhammad Waqas at |

    Dear Sir / Madam ,
    my name is Muhammad Waqas , Belongs to Pakistan , by profession i am an Architect , i am so much interest on attending this event , please let me know that am i eligible for this event ?

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    1. Jill Kiefer
      Jill Kiefer at |

      Of course! Send us your submission. We’d love to hear from you. – Jill Kiefer, WCCA 2014 Director

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  6. Oklobia, Adakole John
    Oklobia, Adakole John at |

    Hi, just saw your site. I am interested in attending. Please can you furnish me with more information?

    Thank you.

    Oklobia, Adakole John.
    Department of Theatre Arts
    University of Abuja, Abuja,
    Nigeria.

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    1. Jill Kiefer
      Jill Kiefer at |

      So glad you’re interested in attending the conference! All of the information is on this website. Click on the menus at the top of the page to access general information, guidelines for submitting proposals, newsletters, and articles of interest. If you are interested in participating in the conference, access the Calls for Participation page. You will find guidelines there for each of the conference tracks. If you have any questions after reading these materials, you may contact the Track Director noted in the literature OR you can contact me at jkiefer@warnborough.edu – We really look forward to seeing you there! Our Track Director for Visual Prsentations is Dr. Adeyemi Akande–who is also from Nigeria.

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  7. Jeff
    Jeff at |

    Looking forward to it!

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  8. Carrol Lindsay
    Carrol Lindsay at |

    Now that I’ve read the materials regarding the Fine Arts Conference, I certainly plan on attending and entering some art work. I am very excited about the whole process. Canterbury, England here I come.

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    1. Jill Kiefer
      Jill Kiefer at |

      Please be reminded, Carrol, that the final deadline for submission is 1 April 2014. – Jill Kiefer

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  9. bilgehan yılmaz cakmak
    bilgehan yılmaz cakmak at |

    Hi,
    I’m an architect and I have an abstract submission for academic paper. I want to participate congress and come with my sister.she is a textile engineering student and interested on arts, cultural heritage and fashion.and also she wants to come too much. Is it possible for her to attend to congress as student.can you send an invitation letter for visa.

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  10. Dr. Naif
    Dr. Naif at |

    Hello,

    I want to know the dead line to submit an abstract, as I am interested in attending that conference.

    Please reply,

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  11. Jummai Holy M.ogbe
    Jummai Holy M.ogbe at |

    I just stumbled on this and i am really excited about it, being an artist with a master degree in painting, i was nonchalant about art and drop it for pans and diapers, but i just realised that an artist cannot be fully satisfied in life until you face your art and create what is inside of you. When i saw this, i really got excited, please keep me posted with more news about it. Thank you

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    1. Jill Kiefer
      Jill Kiefer at |

      We are very excited about having you attend and meet other like-minded professionals.

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  12. Jummai Holy M.ogbe
    Jummai Holy M.ogbe at |

    Hi, can i possibly send an abstract work for the exhibition?

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    1. Jill Kiefer
      Jill Kiefer at |

      The deadline for submitting entries to the Art Exhibit was 31 May 2014. We have had an excellent response, and just don’t have room for any more entries. However, we would be delighted if you would attend the conference, and the exhibit, where you would have an opportunity to network and meet other artists and arts professionals. You can go to the Register and Book page on this website to sign up for WCCA. You can also check this site regularly for updates on conference events. The schedule and locations of each event will be posted on 1 July. The Opening Reception to the Art Exhibit will be held on 18 August, from 8:00 – 10:00 PM.

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      1. Jummai Holy M.ogbe
        Jummai Holy M.ogbe at |

        Thank you for your reply, it is so unfortunate that i stumbled on the advert late to be able to submit a work, but i pray i will make it in the annual event. I would have loved to come for the event but unfortunately i dont have the means, but i believe by the next event i will be able to attend. I pray for you to have a good time with the event

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