“Oh, but I’m not an artist. I can’t draw!” is by far the most common reply I receive when calling for artwork submissions. Ithink a few of you might have the wrong idea here.“Art” is that thing you do that makes getting up in the morning not such a bad idea. It’s the counterbalance to that 7-page lab report, paying the electric bill, or those endless piles of laundry. It’s that thing you do for fun. It’s a manifestation of your creative energy. Sometimes it reaches into your academic life, but not always. Being an artist only requires that you live a fulfilling life. Every day, we, the members of this student body, go home and do things that matter to us, and that, my friends, is art. Alright, student body, let’s see what you’ve got. Show me your creative element! Just don’t forget to turn in your waiver form.
We request that all submissions have a title, description of the piece, as well as a short biography of yourself.
Art - We will accept artwork in any form whether it be a photograph, drawing, digital art, or even mixed media. Each piece should have a title as well as a description of the piece itself.
Other mediums - The Element will also accept artwork such as sculptures, large paintings, or anything else that is considered art. Simply take a photograph of your work and turn it in with your submission form.
Prose - Any form of prose will be accepted. Prose can be fiction, non-fiction, a research paper, news article, or any other form of writing.
Poetry - All formats of poetry will be considered for publication whether they are open or closed forms. Poems may be written on any subject matter and will not be discriminated against due to content.
Music - The Element accepts music of all sorts, including sheet music or an audio/video file of you playing or singing a song. Please send in a CD or electronic file on a thumb drive with your submission form.