The 2020-2021 Issue

Effusions presents: The 26th volume of Miami University’s journal that showcases art from students of all grade levels and backgrounds.

A note from our Editor-in-Chief, Aubrey Woodard:

With the continuation of the global pandemic, I am proud to present Effusions’ second annual online journal. Despite challenges that students have faced within the past year, they have continued to create. There is no better way to celebrate than to compile all of these works into a publication. Having to hold Effusions meetings via Zoom from remote locations, it just made sense to present the 2020-2021 journal in an online format, just as we did last year. Through this option of publication, we have made the journal accessible to anyone and everyone, whether they are located on or away from campus.

I could not have completed this journal without the help of our graphic designer, Emily Drexelius, and our editor Sydney Herrick. Additionally, I would like to thank Dr. Annie Dell’Aria as a mentor, professor, and Effusions advisor during this past year, as the journal would not be possible without her guidance.

I am honored to have been the Editor-In-Chief of Effusions this past year, and I look forward to seeing many more online and physical editions of Effusions in years to come. We hope you enjoy what Miami students have worked so hard to present.

Written by: Aubrey Woodard, Class of 2021, 2020-2021 Editor-In-Chief

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Effusions 2019-2020 is Here!

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It is my pleasure to announce the release the 25th volume of Effusions!

This past year has posed unprecedented challenges for the Effusions Team. In 2019 we heard of the loss of Adrienne Boggan. Adrienne attended a few Effusions team meetings with her sister Camille Boggan (Miami University ’19) who was a Content Editor for two years. Adrienne was an extremely talented student artist and kind person. We wanted to recognize her and her art in some way and decided to include a Memorial Section in this year’s issue of Effusions. Our hearts are with the entire Boggan Family.

With the spread of COVID-19 and the closure of Miami University’s campuses in mid-March, the Editorial Team was forced to disband at the most crucial time in the journal’s production. The team unanimously chose not to cancel the 2019-2020 journal and opted for a fully online version. We received numerous submissions from amazing student artists and we are so excited that we can still share their work with you!

I am immensely grateful for the hard work of our graphic designer Emily Drexelius throughout this year and especially during quarantine. Without her help and talent, the journal would not be possible. I also want to thank our faculty adviser Dr. Annie Dell’Aria for her continued support and guidance during this time.

It has been my honor to be the Editor-in-Chief for this year’s edition of Effusions and I will be forever grateful for the friends and experiences this publication has given me. I hope you enjoy Effusions 2019-2020!

Written by: Diana Kate Karsanow, 2019-2020 Editor-in-Chief

Join Effusions in 2020!

Effusions is back and we are quickly approaching our submission deadline for our 2020 issue! We are in search of new members for our editing team so if you are interested in art, art history, writing, editing, graphic design, marketing, or publishing you should join! Our first meeting of the semester is next Tuesday 2/11 at 3pm in the Art Building Lobby. We hope to see you there! Email with any questions.


The Effusions Team is so excited to announce that submissions for our 2020 issue are open! All Miami University students can submit work and all artistic mediums are welcome! Email with your submissions or with any questions!

Seeking Submissions

Effusions is back!! It’s the most wonderful time of the year: open submissions!! Effusions is now accepting submissions for our Spring 2019 issue! Our team is looking for 2D and 3D art, humanities papers, creative writing samples, photographs, music scores and clips, videos, and so much more!

To submit please send an email to with your piece attached as well as your name, major, year, and a 150-200 word artist statement explaining the piece! Feel free to submit work from past assignments as well as pieces you’ve completed outside of school! We can’t wait to see your amazing work!

2018 Journal Launch Party!

Our 2017-2018 journal is finally complete! To celebrate our team’s hard-work and the AMAZING talent we received, we are having a launch party!

Next Tuesday, 4-8-2018, we will have a table set up in the study area of the Art Building right outside of the office and lecture hall. We will be handing out journals, cookies, and coffee from 10:30am-1pm, so make sure to stop by! We are so proud of this journal and can’t wait to share it with you!

We Want You!


Email Submissions to

One Week Until Final Submissions!

There is only ONE more week to submit to the 2017-2018 Issue of Effusions!

We are accepting all forms of artistic work from photography, painting, architecture, design, sculpture, drawing, mixed media, and writing. If you are on the edge about submitting; SUBMIT! Being published in a journal like Effusions is a major achievement that both employers and future institutions will appreciate. Your work will be kept secret with the Effusions editorial board until the final publication, and we will keep you involved throughout the process. Please refer to the accompanying flier to find the submission details.

We can’t wait to see your work and share your talents with the rest of the Miami community!



Seeking Submissions!

Effusions is looking for artists to publish, and maybe it’s you! BUT perhaps you’re slightly nervous about submitting (who wouldn’t be). So, to make you feel better about this whole process, here’s a couple reasons as to why you should, in fact, submit!

For starters, student run publications are a great way to get your name out there as a young artist. Think of it this way, a quick submission could easily make you a ~published~ artist by the time you graduate (maybe even a published artist x2 or x3 or even x4) and that’s pretty cool, if you ask us!

Next, Effusions is officially supported by  Miami University’s Art Department, so, if you’re looking to have a little edge on your fellow classmates, look no further.

ALSO, maybe we’re nerds, but getting a (really) good grade on a paper or project is kind of an otherworldly feeling. Think of being published as being extremely similar to this feelings, but just a little better… because you’ve just been published.

‘Self- Portrait’ Vincent Van Gogh

Lastly, because everyone loves a nice sob story, we figured we’d remind you about our one painter-friend Vincent Van Gogh. You see, Vincent was really good at art, like really really good, but he only ever sold one painting. He lived and died as a wildly unsuccessful artist and by the time he reached this international success, death had already come a-knockin’ (which happens to be a particularly horrible story on it’s own). 

Basically, moral of the story, don’t wait your whole life to be wildly successful! Every artist needs to start somewhere, so submit to Effusions 🙂