The Darden Art Project (DART) is an initiative to highlight the global experiences, travel and homes of our community. We invite you to submit photographs that you have taken of places and people around the world and in the US. The photographs may be of landscapes, buildings, people and of course Darden student, staff, faculty and alumni.
Your photographs will be reviewed by the a selection committee composed of Darden students, staff and faculty. Selected photos will be printed, framed and hung in the Student Building Hallway and in Cafe 67.
We will unveil these photographs at a Gallery Opening in Feb 2013.
In 2013, these photographs will be auctioned at the Graduate Women in Business (GWIB) Auction to benefit the Charlottesville Shelter for Help in Emergency (SHE). The DART Project is expected to continue annually, and a new set of photographs will be solicited, selected and hung each winter.
For more DART information, contact:
Abhishek Kumar, DART Co-Chair KumarA14@darden.virginia.edu
Ankit Virmani, DART Co-Chair VirmaniA14@darden.virginia.edu
Veneka Chagwedera, DART Co-Chair ChagwederaV13@darden.virginia.edu
To submit your photographs:
1. Name your photographs with your last name first name grad year - title of photo, i.e. fernandesnick11- Waves of Stone.
2. Email up to three photographs to firstname.lastname@example.org
3. The deadline to submit your photos is January 28, 2013.
4. If your photo is selected, you will be notified by early February 2013.
The Selection Committee will review all photographs submitted by the submission deadline. The final photographs will be selected based on their composition, quality and ability to communicate Darden's global mission. We will notify the finalists and request additional information in order to include a small biography of the photographer next to their photograph. This biography will highlight each artists' experience and interest and connect the Darden community.
Each winter, the Darden community may submit new photographs and new photographs will be selected to be hung. The previous year's photographs will be auctioned to benefit the Charlottesville Shelter for Help in Emergency.
The Selection Committee is a cross-organizational body from the student body, staff and faculty. This year's Selection Committee includes but is not limited to Abhishek Kumar D'14, Ankit Virmani D'14, Veneka Chagwedera D'13, Chong Xu D'14, Ozge Kalmis D'13, Peter Vilkins D’13, Kristen Pappas, Karen Marshall, Terry de Guzman, and Peter Rodriguez. The Selection Committee is supported by Darden's Facilities Department, led by Keith Crawford, and is collaborating with the Communication & Marketing Department.
The Darden Art Project was founded in the fall of 2008 by Chrissa Pagitsas, Class of 2009. The business world advances when business leaders draw upon their creativity to create new products, craft innovative strategies and solve business challenges. Motivated by this belief, Chrissa sought to highlight the creativity within the global Darden community by bringing artwork into our building. She wrote the business proposal for DART as her final paper for Alec Horniman's class "Leadership Learning Lab" in Quarter 1 2008.
The Darden Art Project was launched in February 2009 and is expected to bring creativity to Darden for years to come.