Rinehart School of Sculpture Fall Show: Freshly Picked Rhinos
Rinehart School of Sculpture, MFA
Opening Reception: Friday, November 30, 5:00pm-7:00pm
On view: 11/28 - 12/11
LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting Fall Show
LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting, MFA
Opening Reception: Friday, November 30, 5:00pm-7:00pm
Fox 3 Gallery
On view: 11/28 - 12/11
Grad Pie Party!
Save the date for this years Graduate Pie Party, on December 1st from 5pm-8pm at BBOX in Gateway! The Graduate Pie Party is the premier event of the fall semester. It is our annual Holiday Party and Grad Pie Contest!
The Grad Pie Contest
Grab your lucky oven mitt, because the competition is fierce this year! Graduate students may enter homemade pies in either or both of our two categories, SWEET and SAVORY. Only one entry per category, per student - that's a maximum of two pies per student. Store bought pies will be destroyed on sight. You don't have to have a pie to get in, but you're gonna need one to win!
Contest Registration takes place from 5:00-6:00pm. Submit your ready-to-be-tasted pies live and in-person to the registration table in BBOX (Gateway) along with a completed Official Entry Form (attached). Judging will begin promptly at 6:00 pm. No late entries accepted!!! *Please be ready to tell us if your pie is vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free*. Our well-groomed panel of judges will put it all on the line to sample and rate each of your creations. Prizes will be awarded for Best SWEET Pie, Best SAVORY Pie, Best VEGAN pie, and Best GOOD LOOKING Pie (Best Presentation).
The most coveted award - the Grand Champion Trophy - will go to the program that has the most and highest-ranking pies. This is calculated by the number of entries in relation to program size, and the quality of the individual pies. That's right, participation counts! The winning program will display the Grand Champion Trophy in their program space for one year, earning a year's worth of bragging rights. So, put on your ugliest holiday sweater and get ready to party!
Download and print your contest entry form below!
MFACA Power Speaker Series: Julia Di Bussolo & Betty Gonzales
East Lazarus Parking Lot Closure on December 6th
Due to an event taking place in the Lazarus Center on Thursday December 6th, the east Lazarus parking lot (nearest to Maryland Ave) will be closed to be used for valet during the event.
Any cars parked in the lot will need to be moved by 11:30pm on Wednesday, December 5th.
If you normally park in this lot, you can find additional parking in the Maryland Avenue Lot and the Station North lot.
The east lot will re-open December 6th at 9:00pm
MICA Art Market!
At the 12th annual MICA Art Market, holiday shoppers and collectors can discover work by emerging and established artists and designers just in time for the gift-giving season. Fine art and handmade objects by over 300 MICA students, alumni, faculty and staff will be on sale. Original gifts include jewelry, illustrations, paintings, prints, posters, sculptures, pillows, stationery, T-shirts, ceramics, book arts, toys and
stuffed animals. Visitors can talk one-on-one with artists and designers about their work while enjoying the market’s lively atmosphere and supporting the local economy. This event is sponsored by the MICA Alumni Association. A portion of the proceeds goes towards scholarships for MICA students.
All major credit cards, MICARD, and cash will be accepted
GradEx Presents - Claire R. Lynch: Familiar Drift
GradEX Presents - Jin Shengxu: Who Stole The City?
The Institute of Contemporary Art Baltimore Presents: "More Doing" by Kirk Amaral Snow
Image: Search For Ourselves (working detail)
Steel Stud, Speed Square, and Clamp
66″ x 39″ x 30"
16 West North Ave
Baltimore, MD 21218
The Office of Graduate Studies and Research is pleased to announce our very own Kirk Amaral Snow's solo exhibition!
Exhibition Dates: November 9 to December 9, 2018
Special Event: Just Comfortable Enough, Saturday, December 8, 7pm
During the final weekend of the exhibition, Amaral Snow will situate his body alongside functional objects developed while making work for More Doing. The performance plays with Donald Judd's writings on furniture, using the artist's body to highlight issues in design and function.
Open Hours: Saturdays and Sundays 12-4pm
For the last decade, Kirk Amaral Snow has developed a body of work that investigates the relationship between the built world and performative aspects of culture. Drawing on an immediacy inherited from the DIY Punk scene, he makes simple, poetic objects that reference encounters with vernacular building as a contrast to highly crafted design.
With More Doing, Amaral Snow digs deeper into the language of home-center improvement projects and YouTube “Do-It-Yourself” design. Displaying gestures and materials that echo and repeat, the works in the exhibition reveal a process of iteration and experimentation often absent from polished media representations of “making”.
Kirk Amaral Snow
Kirk Amaral Snow (b. 1980, Providence) is a Baltimore-based intermedia artist. Amaral Snow holds BA’s in Art History (2002) and Studio Art (2003) from the University of Rhode Island and an MFA from Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2011). He has exhibited and performed both nationally and internationally at The Franklin (Chicago, IL), Samson Projects (Boston, MA), Little Berlin (Philadelphia, PA), Mobius (Boston, MA), Perfolink (Concepción, Chile), Infr’action Sète (Sète, France), Proof (Boston, MA), Fonderie Darling (Montreal, Canada), and Grace Exhibition Space (NYC).
In 2014, Amaral Snow completed residencies at Samson Projects (Boston, MA) and ACRE (Steuben, WI). His most recent solo exhibition, The Lonesome Crowded, was staged at Boston’s Distillery Gallery in the summer of 2015.
ICA Baltimore is a collaboration of volunteers working to stage contemporary art exhibitions in available spaces in Baltimore. More Doing is the twenty-eighth exhibition by the ICA since 2011.
The Smithsonian's Long Conversation
Smithsonian Arts and Industry Building
900 Jefferson Dr SW, Washington, DC 20560
Friday, December 7, 2018
The Smithsonian's "Long Conversation" brings together artists, scientists, and the years biggest luminaries for a creative marathon of conservations around 1 big question: What makes you hopeful about the future?
Art Installations throughout the space will blend creativity and science, with featured artists including our very own Phaan Howng!
Tickets are free while they last! REGISTER HERE
For a full list of artists and speakers, and more information about the event, visit www.si.edu/longconvo
VISITING ARTIST LECTURE SERIES
Thursday, November 29, 2018
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Falvey Hall, Brown Center
Gregory Sholette is an artist, activist and author. He is the author of Dark Matter: Art and Politics in the Age of Enterprise Culture (Pluto, 2010) and Delirium and Resistance: Activist Art and the Crisis of Capitalism (Pluto, 2017).
He writes on the histories of Political Art, Artists collectives and social practice. He co-founded two artists' collectives: Political Art Documentation and Distribution (1980-88) and REPOhistory (1989-2000).
A co-director of Social Practice Queens at Queens College CUNY, he holds a PhD from the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and is a graduate of The Cooper Union, University of California, San Diego, and The Whitney Program in Critical Theory.
Presented by: Curatorial Practice, MFA and the Exhibition Development Seminar
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
4:00pm – 5:30pm
Sigal’s work lies at the intersection of painting, sculpture, installation, and architecture, suggesting a mutable delineation between the interior and exterior. Utilizing and expand-ing upon notions of space, she investigates how art can challenge ideas about property, containment, and freedom. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at The Whitney Museum Biennial 2008, The New Museum, MoMa/PS1 Museum, The Sculpture Center, the Brooklyn Museum, Prospect .3 Biennial in New Orleans, the De-Cordova Museum in Boston, the Essl Museum in Vienna, LAXART space in Los Angeles, Samson Projects in Boston, The Mattress Factory, and the Anyang Public Art Project, Korea. Sigal is a 2015 Anonymous Was A Woman, grantee, 2012 Art Matters Foundation grantee and Creative Capital grantee and a 2011 Guggenheim Fellowship awardee.
Hosted by: Mt Royal School of Art, MFA
Sunday, December 9, 2018 and Monday, December 10, 2018
9:00am – 3:00pm
Presentations by Thesis Students with guest critic Jessica Helfand. Jessica Helfand is a designer, writer, and educator. A founding editor of Design Observer, she is the author of numerous books on design and cultural criticism, including Screen: Essays on Graphic Design, New Media and Visual Culture (2001), Scrapbooks: An American History (2008) and Design: The Invention of Desire (2016). Her next book—The Mirror is a Civil War: A Visual History of the Face—will be published by MIT Press in 2019.
Hosted by: Graphic Design, MFA
Grad Lab Workshop: Physical Interface
Thursday, November 29, 2018
7:30pm - 10:30pm
Lazarus Center, Grad Lab L540
Who says your artwork has to sit still and be unresponsive to viewers? This workshop will introduce students to microcontrollers, a small computer you can use to detect, motion, heat, light touch and many other things. These devices can also allow you to control movement and talk to more traditional computers to control video, sound or whatever else you would like. In particular we will look at the Arduino microcontroller.
Instructor: Patrick Hunt
*** It is highly recommended that you attended both the processing and electronics workshops before attending this one
Grad Lab Workshop: Steadicam
Thursday, December 6, 2018
7:30pm - 10:30pm
Lazarus Center, Grad Lab L540
When removed from a tripod, a camera traditionally has to be wheeled about on a dolly because a hand-held camera gives a shaky 'wedding photography' look that is unlike how we perceive the world. The idea behind Steadicam is to produce smoother shots by decoupling the camera from the operator’s body. This workshop will introduce you to the Steadicam Zephyr by demonstrating the correct usage and balancing of the Vest, Arm and Sled.
Instructor: Patrick Hunt
**If you would like to checkout the Grad Lab's Steadicam Kit you must attend this workshop
Spring 2019 Professional Development Classes
PD 350.01 BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE
Move beyond the prototype and into the marketplace with business practices essential for all creative people, whether you freelance, produce items for gallery, retail or wholesale, or work as a creative employee.
Bonnie Crockett | Wednesday | 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. | January 23 – May 8, 2019 | 15 sessions | 3 credits
Students will explore current trends and practices in the creative economy, and how to develop and apply business knowledge to creative endeavors. Students will learn about various types of professional practices; models for production and operation; business development and networking; financial responsibilities; legal and ethical considerations; as well as how to protect their creative capital. Topics such as goal setting, budgeting, operations, marketing, taxes, pitching, contracts, and intellectual property will be discussed. Over the course of the semester, students will develop a business plan for their own specific creative concept.
PD 351.01 ENTREPRENEURSHIP FOR CREATIVES
You already think like an entrepreneur, now back it up with business concepts and practices to help shape your ideas into prototypes.
Sidney Pink | Wednesday | 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. | January 23 – May 8, 2019 | 15 sessions |3 credits
Students will learn to approach social and market-based problems with an introduction to the entrepreneurial mindset. Through research, they will identify areas ripe for innovation, and learn strategic approaches for developing and marketing creative projects, products, and services. Topics covered will include core entrepreneurial thinking; appropriate business models; research and marketing; business ethics, and options for financing. Students wishing to investigate new or existing ideas using entrepreneurial thinking are encouraged to take this course.
CSPD 305 PROJECT MANAGEMENT FOR CREATIVES (Online)
Shay Anderson | Tuesday | 7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. | January 22 – March 12 | 8 sessions | 3 credits
Creative projects can easily run awry due to unexpected scope or budget changes, lack of vision, or new thinking, managing them takes a level of understanding and flexibility. The course will cover defining what a project is and how a project is typically constructed, then focus in on the strategies, benefits, and importance of effective project management. Students will explore project management from a wide range of mediums, technology, and industries as well as the roles needed to building effective teams. Topics such as project management applications and tools available, and how to remain flexible whether managing a creative project or as a team member in a larger project will also be covered during class.
NEW! CSPD 317 UX II (USER EXPERIENCE)
Glenette Clark | Wednesday | 6:30 p.m. - 9:45 p.m. | January 30 – April 24 | 12 sessions | 1.5 credits
UX II offers a deeper look into the world of User Experience (UX). This class is for students that have basic knowledge of UX design or have taken an introductory UX class previously. Instructor will work with students on a “real life” hands on project for a local Baltimore / Washington non-profit online project. Students will be deeply involved working together and with the instructor to create an intuitive user experience for a worthy cause. Prerequisite: basic UX experience or Intro to UX) Note: No class March 20.
CSPD 271 CREATIVE LEADERSHIP
Lindsey Davis | Tuesday | 7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. | March 25 – April 30 | 6 sessions | 1.5 credits
In this six week class, students will learn about leadership through the frame of self-awareness. Topics will include power, persuasive communication, body language, and networking, preparing students to strategically pursue their professional and creative interests. Students will engage in research, creative expression, and critique as methods to explore and expand their strengths and challenges, as well as develop new understanding of self and approaches to being a leader. (NOTE: This class will include exercises that require physical activity.)
NEW! CSPD 218 PUBLIC RELATIONS BASICS
Cherrie Woods | Saturday | 9:30 a.m - 12:30 p.m. | March 23 - May 4 | 6 sessions | 1.5 credits
From Mark Zuckerburg and Beyoncé to Oprah and Bill Gates, these creative entrepreneurs all mastered one important accomplishment – being and staying in the spotlight through consistent and innovative public relations (PR) strategies. In this class, students will learn PR fundamentals that will help them secure attention for their projects/products. Topics will include getting your zine on the scene, packaging a best selling book, innovative ways to sell your art, and the difference between advertising (bought media) and public relations (earned media). Students will gain insight, tools, and resources to help promote their creative projects and products in the market. There will be an opportunity to hear from local guest creative entrepreneurs during the series. NOTE: No class on April 20
Scholarship Opportunity: Skowhegan's Matching Fellowship Program
We are excited to announce MICA's participation in Skowhegan's Matching Fellowship program and will award full scholarships for up to two (2) successful graduate applicants. Eligibility includes all MFA, MA, and Post-Baccalaureate students graduating / or eligible to walk in May Commencement 2019. All visual art practices are encouraged to apply.
Interested students should apply directly through Skowhegan.
2019 APPLICATION INFORMATION
2019 SUMMER SESSION: JUNE 8— AUGUST 10
Apply online at www.skowheganart.org
The 2019 Application IS OPEN
Deadline: January 10, 2019 at 11:59PM EST (23:59)
Skowhegan seeks each year to bring together a diverse group of individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to artmaking and inquiry, creating the most stimulating and rigorous environment possible for a concentrated period of artistic creation, interaction and growth. Located on a historic 350 acre farm in rural Maine, the campus serves as a critical component of the program.
In your application - indicate in the Financial Aid portion that you are eligible to participate in the matching school fellowships program.
Include the following contact information:
Name of School Contact (Erin Jakowski)
Call for Artists: SOMA Summer 2019
SOMA Summer is an eight-week international program for artists, curators, art historians, and other creative producers in Mexico City. The program is built around a specific topic each year led by renowned Mexican and international artists, curators, and researchers. Participants have the opportunity to be involved in a comprehensive series of seminars, workshops, individual critiques, and studio and site visits, which will lead them to analyze their work and the role of their creative practice. The group of 30 artists will also collaborate in a self-organized publication as a conclusion of their thoughts and experiences this summer.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 3, 2019
TUITION: $3,800 USD
APPLY ONLINE: https://soma.slideroom.com/#/Login
Contact Andrea Nuñez at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!
Call for Applications: Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program for Artists
MICA is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2019 session of The Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program for Artists in Brittany, France.
Residencies will be awarded to 4 to 8 artists and artist couples (both must be accepted)
Session dates: Saturday, June 1, 2019 arrival to Saturday July 27, 2019 departure
Application deadline: 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time, February 1, 2019.
Awards announced: March 1st.
The eight-week residency is located in the medieval riverside village of Léhon, which is a "Petite Cité de Caractère" and is graced by a medieval abbey and its gardens and by the ruins of the oldest fortress in Brittany on a hill overlooking the village. Léhon is a short walk from the city of Dinan, which holds the coveted designation "Cité d'Art et d'Histoire" and is close to Dinard, St. Malo, Mont Saint Michel, and Rennes. The fishing villages and beaches of the Emerald Coast are also nearby. Our artists have free access to the Léhon abbey and its gardens.
Competitive residencies are open to all practicing non-student visual artists and artist-couples working in any media and regardless of their affiliation and nationality. Application is free. Complete and detailed information, including the on-line application form, is available here
If you have any questions not answered through the link above, please contact email@example.com