Congratulations, Class of 2018!
2018 Season of Graduate Student Good News
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.
The Curatorial Practice MFA program presents Everything Must Go — an advertising slogan, a call to action.
Date: May 7-27, 2018
Location: SpaceCamp (16 W. North Ave, Baltimore, MD 21201)
Everything Must Go invites audiences to rethink established systems of exchange and the elements of creation, production, consumption, possession, waste, and value(s) functioning within them. Where do the things we consume come from? Who makes them?
How do we determine the value of a thing? How do we decide that it no longer has value? What do we exchange in order to obtain it? And who decides how this is done?
At Everything Must Go we’re slashing prices. Visitors are consumers are laborers are artists. Your money is no good here. Creative labor can be exchanged for anything in this store that is deemed to be of equal value. Our entire inventory is your palette. Anything altered and produced within this space becomes a work of art as well as a product. All art objects are free to be disassembled, reassembled, disregarded, or destroyed.
At Everything Must Go --
collaboration > competition
shared responsibility > control
diversity > uniformity
justice > profit
the commons > the privatized
Don’t let this hot, hot deal get away. Enjoy this exclusive, limited time offer today.
Magali Hébert-Huot (MFA '15 Rinehart School of Sculpture)
Date: May 25 - June 30, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, May 25, 2018
Location: Hamiltonian Gallery - 1353 U St. NW, Washington, DC 20009
Hamiltonian Gallery is pleased to present a new body of work by artist Magali Hébert-Huot and guest artist Tommy Bobo (MFA '14 Mount Royal School of Art.) The artists will be in attendance.
French for "vast expanse"
In French, "étendues" is a word that was frequently used to describe the expansive and unknown wilds that voyageurs encountered while trekking through what would eventually be known as Canada. The experience of exploring the unfamiliar with no human contact for months on end is metaphorically re-created in Magali Hébert-Huot's newest body of work, "Les Grandes Étendues". Inspired by the intense stamina, resolve and uncertainty that was demanded of French Canada's first explorers, Hébert-Huot illustrates, through a playfully dark installation, the ways in which the human condition requires similar fortitude.
Through a mix of humor and foreboding, in "Les Grandes Étendues", Magali Hébert-Huot banishes her audience to the far reaches of an unforgiving wasteland in the dead of winter. Hébert-Huot creates a series of mise-en-scènes that exist in a fragmentary state: ice floes, piles of chopped wood and a bizarre cabin in the woods establish a disjointed sense of place and time. Created out of cast plaster, foam and wax, the playful and strange objects in Hébert-Huot's vignettes allude to an absent human presence. This notion is reiterated through a logbook. Inspired by the logbooks of explorers, the journal, written in collaboration with artist Tommy Bobo, places viewers within "Les Grandes Étendues" as 21st century pioneers who are discovering new terrain as if for the first time. Acting as a trusty guide through this desolate place, Hébert-Huot and Bobo's logbook recounts, in both banal and poetic detail, the daily activities and events that have led us here.
Community Art Collaborative (CAC) is looking for volunteers for their annual exhibition!
Time: 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Cohen Plaza (Rain site: Pinkard Gallery and Leidy Atrium/Brown Center
The CAC Exhibition is an annual event at MICA where graduate students and members of the Community Art Collaborative (CAC) AmeriCorps program work together to curate an exhibition of their K-12 students' artwork (in the Pinkard Gallery), and invite all their students to MICA's campus to see their artwork on display in a professional gallery setting, visit MICA's campus, and to enjoy fun activities and snacks altogether!
CAC is still looking for 3-4 volunteers to help with the following aspects of the event:
- 1 volunteer for a “scavenger hunt” station (involves checking a scavenger hunt worksheet and handing out candy prizes)
- 1 games volunteer (help check on games borrowed from the fitness center & the Student Activities office)
- 2 volunteers for clean up at the event - 6:00pm - 7:30pm. (We know this is late. We are asking because we need help with this!)
The CAC Exhibition is a fantastic showcase of the support and creativity that MICA graduate students and staff members are contributing to communities all over the city! Your support of the event would be much appreciated!
To view photos from last year's exhibition and festival, check out our photo gallery here. If you are interested in volunteering, please email Sarah Edelsburg (Sedelsburg@mica.edu) and Nathan Paluzzi (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Art On The Trail: A Call For Artists
School 33 Art Center 2018 Call for Entry - Fall/Winter Group Exhibitions
The call for entry is open to all visual artists working in any medium. Through this open call, School 33 aims to present new work by emerging and mid-career artists from the United States and abroad. Two professional curators will select between five and ten artists for each exhibition, based upon individual artistic merit and curatorial vision. The resulting exhibitions will be on display Friday, October 12 through Saturday, November 24, 2018 and Friday, December 7, 2018 through Saturday, January 26, 2019. The fee to apply is $35.00 and includes a one-year membership to School 33 Art Center. Please visit http://school33.org/index.cfm?page=exhibits§ion=calls-for-entry for more information, or apply directly using this online Submittable application form: CALL FOR ENTRY
Request For Qualifications For Temporary Public Art
1. Connecticut Avenue Overlook (just south of Dupont Circle)
2. Connecticut Avenue Median (at K Street NW)
Budgets of up to $35,000 will be considered for each of the two projects. Fees for artists/artist teams cannot exceed 20% of total project budget. Up to five semi-finalists for each site may be selected to create concept proposals. Finalists will receive a design proposal stipend.
Submit the following information to demonstrate the necessary qualifications:
- Up to 10 Work Samples;
- Work Sample Index, including project budgets;
- Cover letter (include how this project relates to your past work, your approach to this project, and the key themes and concepts driving your work); and
- Professional references for three contacts.
All qualifications must be submitted online here: bit.ly/2jmiriw
DEADLINE: May 20, 2018, 11:59PM (EDT)
Horseshoe Casino Public Art Installation - Click here for Requests for Proposals
Artist Hack-a-Map Event
Learn more here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/arts-and-culture-hack-a-map-tickets-45655024407
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.