Call for Submissions: 1st Year Juried Show
Just announced - our juror this year is Amanda Jirón-Murphy, Hamiltonian Gallery, Director.
Apply for the 1st Year Juried Show here.
The deadline to submit work for the 1st Year Juried Show is Friday, May 4th.
Students selected for the show will be asked to return to campus mid August (if possible) to work with curator / juror to install your work in the show.
- Students are asked to submit up to 3 pieces for consideration, + an artist statement or summary of work, along with a website or tumblr account as a way to view additional work.
- Students selected to exhibit their work in the show will be notified no later May 15th.
Programs Eligible to Participate:
Community Arts, MFA
Curatorial Practice, MFA
Graphic Design, MFA
Illustration Practice, MFA
LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting, MFA
Mt. Royal School of Art, MFA
Photographic and Electronic Media, MFA
Rinehart School of Sculpture, MFA
We are also looking for a Graphic Design / Illustration student to assist us to create exhibition visuals and an exhibition program. Interested students should apply using the slideroom link as well.
Our vision for the Grad Open Studio Expo is to put on a fun and productive event for graduate students to practice their networking skills, meet the public, and develop potential business and professional contacts. It is no longer a sale event, and Grad Studies will not run a central register nor collect any sales. Before May 5, please review these tips and guidelines for setting up your studio or expo display.
All graduate students are invited to participate in the Grad Open Studio Expo.
Sign up here!
Those students who have studios in Lazarus Center are encouraged to open their studios to the public. Those students who do not have assigned studio spaces will have access to space in Riggs and Leidy Galleries on the 1st floor and lower level of Lazarus Center. Graduate Studies will provide tables, chairs, and wall space for students to create a display of your work. Students may also use common areas in and around the graduate studios to set up displays, such as in seminar rooms or gallery hallways.
Share our Facebook Event to your networks and help us promote the Expo!
2018 Grad Picnic!!!!
Time: 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Location: Cohen Plaza
Finances for Artists Workshop
1PM - 5PM, Brown 320
REGISTER ONLINE: financesforartists.eventbrite.com
Featuring Amy Smith (presenter for Creative Capital)
This workshop provides a crash course in financial literacy for artists. Designed and led by Amy Smith, a working artist with expertise in bookkeeping, budgeting, tax preparation, and financial management. This workshop will raise participants' level of financial literacy regardless of their prior experience. Topics will include individual taxes for artists, segregating personal and artistic finances, budgeting for your life and your artistic projects, tips for tracking deductible expenses (what can artists write off?), and how artists can get out of debt and start saving.
Baltimore Collegetown Network 2018 Student Survey:
New Cartographies Elective Course
AD 364 - .01 Radical Cartographies
Wednesdays 8:30-2:00 PM
Cartographies for Artists, Designers and Activists is a course to pursue your curiosity about mapping of all kinds and scales. Students will gain an understanding of practical, political and philosophical powers of Cartography. Often defined as map-making, Cartography is this and so much more: It is the backbone of how we understand complex spatial and social systems, how we navigate and make new discoveries and how we explore knowledge temporally and spatially. Students with prior Cartographies coursework or no prior experience are welcome. We work with manual and digital mapping tools to explore the range of techniques from compass bearings, GPS tracks, remote sensing and the powerful, game-changing software GIS (Geographical Information Systems). Historical and cutting edge methods will be employed to study geological, social, urban and rural conditions—students develop individualized projects to advance their skills and pursue their personal interests. Guest speakers and field trips will enrich the studio experience.
Fall Practice Based Studios in the Center for Social Design
SD 350/SD 5350, PRACTICE-BASED STUDIO (3 CREDITS)
TUESDAY 9-3 OR FRIDAY 9-3
In this immersive, semester-long studio course, you will learn and practice the fundamentals of human-centered design, a collaborative process that uses methods like one-on-one interviews, user workshops, and rapid prototyping to ensure that your designs reflect the needs, behaviors, and preferences of your users. Whether you’re a graphic designer, a sculptor, or a filmmaker, you can use human-centered design to ensure your work is created with, not just for, communities.
From designing a food truck that brings fresh produce to urban food deserts to reimagining the HIV testing process to reduce stigma, this course tackles issues that matter. Students work as a single interdisciplinary project team with a community partner for the entire semester, so you will gain deep experience in an issue impacting Baltimore. The course’s topic and community partner will be announced in the beginning of the semester; past partners have included Baltimore City Health Department, Baltimore City Public Schools, and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Learn more about past projects here: http://micasocialdesign.com/studios
To enroll in this course, or ask any questions, email Becky Slogeris, faculty lead (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Graduate ELL Courses - Fall 2018
Graduate Professional Development Courses - Fall 2018
Graduate Writing Courses - Fall 2018
Call for Grad Lab Techs
Experience in the following field(s) is a huge plus: large format printing, color management, video editing and capture equipment/programs, sound recording and editing equipment/programs, circuit design, AV checkout, 3D modeling programs, digital photography equipment/programs, and object orientated programming.
If you are interested send your resume to Phunt@mica.edu and we will setup a time to meet.
Free Tickets to the 2018 Maryland Film Festival
To receive your free ticket, a valid MICA ID must be presented at the ticket tables at each specific venue prior to the screening. (So if you would like to see a film at BBOX, you will need to go to the venue and get a ticket from that location the day of the screening.) This offer does not include the opening night or closing night screenings at the Parkway on Wednesday and Sunday evenings. It also excludes the John Waters' Pick and the Alloy Orchestra Screening.
This link to the How-to Guide will provide more detailed information as well as a map with all the venues and convenient parking. In addition to the lots listed, anyone with a MICA parking pass may use the Maryland Avenue lot. Please check the schedule at www.mdfilmfest.com for screening times and locations.
MICA Alumni represented as part of the Festival, including:
Mitchell Goodrich' 12 and Meg Rorison '10, '12 who are programmers for the Festival. Meg teaches at MICA too.
Corey Hughes '14 directed My Expanded View as part of the WTF Shorts Program. Greg Bowen '12 directed The Kid's Table: Whatever Happened to Alicia part of the Psychedelic Tango Shorts Program, and Clarissa Gregory '09 is the director/animator of Cicada, screening as part of the Animation Shorts program.
Maya Martinez '17 has a role in Matt Porterfield's film, Sollers Point and Jennifer A. Ferretti '07, the Digital Initiatives Librarian in the Decker Library is the Associate Producer of SICKIES MAKING FILMS.
MFA Illustration Practice Grad Show II Final Presentations
David Cloutier Exhibition @ First Fridays in Hampden
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: 'Make Studio' - 3326 Keswick Rd., Baltimore, MD 21211
On the next First Fridays in Hampden, please join us in our gallery for the opening reception of an exhibition of new works by guest artist and studio friend, Dave Cloutier, painter and MICA faculty member! Dave's large-scale paintings and accompanying three dimensional elements will create a metaphor rich, sensorily engaging environment within the gallery. Also displayed in the gallery will be complementary works by Make Studio's artists.