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USIPB Exhibition Opening Reception

October 4, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Opening reception and awards presentation for the inaugural United States International Poster Biennial exhibition, which will be on display in the College of Design’s Gallery 181 from Oct. 5–26 before traveling to Downtown Long Beach District, Long Beach, California, and other U.S. and international locations.

The reception will be from 4–6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, with remarks beginning at 4:30 p.m. Speakers will include:

  • Introductions and Closing Remarks: Viviana Urvina, USIPB executive producer
  • Welcome: Luis Rico-Gutierrez, College of Design dean, and Paul Bruski, Iowa State graphic design department chair
  • The History of the Poster: Ryan Slone, USIPB vice president and co-founder and University of Arkansas assistant professor of graphic design
  • The USIPB and the Contemporary Poster: Christopher Scott, USIPB president and co-founder and Iowa State assistant teaching professor of graphic design
  • The Future of the USIPB: Bernard Canniffe, USIPB executive producer and Iowa State associate professor of graphic design

Awards will be presented to national winners in three categories, including Miriam Martincic, Iowa State assistant teaching professor of graphic design, Category C: Animated (Professional); Nick Mendoza, Oklahoma State University assistant professor of graphic design at Oklahoma State University, Category B: Cultural (Professional); and Erin Sedra, Missouri State University graduate student in visual studies, Category A: Social (Student). The award levels (gold, silver, bronze) will be announced at the event.

Read more in the news release


October 4, 2023
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Gallery 181, College of Design
715 Bissell Road
Ames, IA 50011 United States
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