Morgan Kempthorn has returned from professional leave, and is back in her role as Assistant Director of Graduate Studies. Welcome back, Morgan! Morgan is your main point of contact for:
- Graduate Program Assistants
- Graduate Student Organizations and Activities, including Graduate Student Council, Graduate Pop-up Events, GradEx
- Support of Graduate Exhibitions including MICA Grad Show, Fall Shows and 1st YearJuried Show
- Graduate co-curricular activities
Reminder: MLK Winter Intensive Session 2016
MLK Winter Intensive Session will continue through Monday, Jan. 18. Lazarus Center and Grad Lab will be open for extended hours during this residency period. Please be aware that many spaces in Lazarus Center will be in use by these programs. More details can be found at micagradcommunity.org.
Open Position: MICA Graduate Exhibition Assistant
Assistants will provide onsite installation support for Graduate Exhibitions and support graduate exhibitions throughout the year; communicates directly with Graduate Studies and Exhibitions regarding specific needs. Assistants will learn techniques for art-handling, moving, transportation, and packing and provide support for a variety of 2D, 3D, and technology based installations, as well as general gallery lighting. A general knowledge of proper art handling techniques and safety, knowledge of technology based installations, as well as wall painting, preparation and tool skills desired. Contact Gerald Ross for more information, firstname.lastname@example.org.
North Avenue Knowledge Exchange
Saturday, 1.23.16, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The North Avenue Knowledge Exchange provides opportunities for members of the Station North community to teach and enroll in free workshops. The day of free teaching and learning builds upon the Baltimore Free School, a project of Red Emma’s Bookstore & Coffeehouse. Members and residents of the communities of North Avenue, local cultural organizations in Station North, and MICA students, faculty, staff and alumni of all ages are invited to come together to explore free workshops. The event will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2016, and is free and open to the public. Registration is now open. Click here to register and see full workshop schedule. Seats available on first come, first serve basis!
The 26 intergenerational and international artists featured in the traveling exhibition examine LGBTQ identities and ideas through fiber crafts. See full Queer Threads schedule here.
When: Friday, 1.15.16 & Saturday, 1.16.15
Where: Day 1 - Leake Hall, Day 2 - Bunting Center
Have a business idea? Sign up for Business Matters 2016! An energetic TWO day full on entrepreneurship conference and start-up bootcamp designed especially with the creative in mind. Business Matters is for MICA students and alumni.
Understand business basics and the start-up process, connect with other creative entrepreneurs and learn from the experts how to go from ideation to viable business. Whether you just want to do some free-lance, structure your side hustle so it works or launch a full-on business, here you'll learn what you need to do it right and we'll even help you get started!
SIGN UP NOW! Space is limited! Click here for more info.
When: Wednesday, 1.27.16, 7:30 - 10:30 PM
Where: Grad Lab, L504, Lazarus Center
Instructor: Patrick Hunt
So you spent weeks or months creating video, audio and other multimedia artworks. How do you go about showing it? This workshop will cover some important aspects of displaying media/multi-media based work in exhibitions. The workshop will cover what types of equipment are available to you for exhibitions, and how it is best utilized.
Stretchers and Cradled Panel Building Workshop
When: Thursday, 1.28.16
Where: FLIV Woodshop, Lazarus Center, Ground Floor
Instructor: Ann Walsh
This workshop will cover everything from what wood to buy and how to correctly build large and small stretchers and panels through to why you should primer your panel on both sides.
VISITING ARTIST LECTURE SERIES
12:00 - 1:00 PM, Brown 320
Sponsored by the MFA and Post-Baccalaureate in Graphic Design
Bonnie's work is in the permanent design archives of AIGA and has been recognized by the Art Directors Club, Type Directors Club, and the Society of Publication Design, among others. Bonnie also has a regular advice column on Design Observer where she responds to readersÍ questions (submit yours to email@example.com!). Her clients include Participant Media, HBO, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Saturday Night Live, Brooklyn Public Library, The Criterion Collection, Random House, and The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.
12:00 - 1:30 PM, Falvey Hall
Sponsored by the Undergraduate Painting/Drawing Lecture Series
TransCutural Exchange 2016 International Conference on Opportunities in the Arts
feat. Marnie Benney, MFA Curatorial Practice '15
TransCultural Exchange’s 2016 International Conference on Opportunities in the Arts offers exciting possibilities for artists to embrace different cultures, mindsets and technologies. For instance, panelists will speak about their international residency programs, provide practical advice (on topics such as resources for funding and managing a studio practice), discuss how art can play a vital role in social or political interventions and promote possibilities for artists to collaborate with those in other disciplines, including medicine, architecture, conservation and engineering. If you are interested in attending this conference as part of a group, please contact Morgan Everhart firstname.lastname@example.org. There is an opportunity for a reduced group admission rate. For more information on the conference visit the website here.
Contemporary Art Curator Position: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
The Curator, Contemporary Art will serve as a key member of the curatorial team working to expand the impact of Crystal Bridges by broadening and sustaining an exciting and relevant contemporary art program. The Curator will be a dynamic, visionary, accomplished, and productive individual, who is charged with shepherding all activities related to contemporary art at the museum. The ideal candidate is flexible, experimental, creative, a collaborative spirit, has a passion for connecting to our guests and diverse communities, and embraces innovative ideas. See full job description and application information here.
CAA Annual Regional Exhibition
Deadline: Thursday, 1.14.16
American University is pleased to announce a Call for Entries for the 2016 College Art Association’s Annual Regional Exhibition. The exhibition, called RBTL, will coincide with the 104th Annual Conference and will be hosted at the Katzen Art Center, American University. More information on the CAA exhibition website.
Maryland Artistry Teaching Positions Available
Deadline: Friday, 1.29.16
The new Maryland Artistry in Teaching Institute (MATI) is envisioned as an ongoing professional development opportunity to encourage creativity through arts education and/or arts integration in Maryland schools. The curriculum for MATI is designed to support arts educators and/or classroom teachers in developing the specific skills, knowledge and dispositions needed to lead high quality arts-based instruction for 21st century learners. For information on positions available visit the website.
SOMA Summer 2016: Call for Applications
Deadline: Tuesday, 2.2.16
SOMA Summer is a unique eight-week program for international artists, curators, critics, and art historians, conducted in English in Mexico City. See press release here for more information.
New Economy Maryland Fellowship Program
Deadline: Monday, 2.15.16
This professional development fellowship builds power to create change in the great state of Maryland and beyond by training participants in mastering a compelling conceptual framework for transforming Maryland into a more equitable, environmentally sustainable, and democratic state, as well as honing public scholarship skills by learning how to write for a broad general audience in the op-ed and blog formats. Visit their website for more information and to apply.
Summer 2016 Internships at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is currently accepting applications for Summer 2016 internships in all museum departments, including (but not limited to): Curatorial, Development, Education, Exhibition Management, Marketing, Media & Public Relations, and Publishing & Digital Media. Internships are also available with Guggenheim special projects and initiatives such as the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Project, the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Chinese Art Initiative, and the Panza Collection Initiative. More information here.
Summer Artist Residency: The International Institute of Contemporary Art and Theory
The International Institute of Contemporary Art and Theory overlooks the Black Sea in the charming, coastal town of Mangalia, Romania. The program hosts international scholars, professionals, and students who are interested in art theory, art history, and art making in order to foster critical dialogue, professional networking, and a focused studio practice for participants. IICAT operates in partnership with the Crane Archive Space Project, a gallery in the Crane Arts Building in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Visit the website for more information!
Event Date: Saturday, 4.2.16
Artists must be 18 years of age or higher, living or working in Baltimore City and surrounding counties to participate. THIS EVENT IS FOR BALTIMORE AFRICAN AMERICAN VISUAL ARTISTS ONLY! Image makers such as visual artists, painters, sculptors, photographers are eligible for participation. We reserve the right to review each artists website or social media pages to authenticate artists work. Register online here to be part of the photograph, or check out the Facebook event page.
feat. Catherine Ho, Illustration Practice MFA '15
Catherine Ho has published a children's book through Comme des Geants. See book details and illustrations on her artist website here.
Elizabeth Leach Gallery: Mobility
feat. Jinie Park, Hoffberger School of Painting MFA '15
In January, Elizabeth Leach Gallery will proudly present Mobility, paintings by Jinie Park, and Logo(s), works on paper by Pat Boas. This will be the first solo exhibition for each artist at the Elizabeth Leach Gallery. On view January 7 - 30, 2016, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, 417 NW 9th, Portland, OR. View press release for Jinie Park's solo show here.
Other Worlds, Other Stories
feat. Jeffry Cudlin, Curatorial Practice MFA
Jeffry Cudlin, MICA professor of Curatorial Practice is curating Other Worlds, Other Stories, which features the work of ten contemporary artists from the District and elsewhere who use the trope of space exploration as though it was a funhouse mirror—casting unfamiliar reflections on American dreams of escape, conquest, and adventure. The opening reception will be January 9, 2016, 6:00 - 9:00 PM at Washington Project for the Arts, 2124 8th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001. See full press release here.