GRADUATE ELECTIVES - REGISTER NOW!
AH 5582.01 Jennifer Hirsh firstname.lastname@example.org 3 credits
Fridays, 9:30 AM – 11:45 AM with discussion sections following
This graduate-level survey provides an overview of fundamental themes in art, design, and critical theory from the postwar period to the present. It aims to introduce students to artistic and design movements across the globe as well as critical readings drawn from a range of disciplines. As such, the course generates a rich set of methodological strategies and interpretive practices that equip students with the historical and theoretical tools necessary to advance in subsequent elective courses in art and design history and theory.
Practice-Based Studio: Youth Smoking Prevention
SD350.01 Becky Slogeris email@example.com
Fridays, 9-3 PM, enrollment by permission of instructor only
Last year more than 1 in 3 stores in Baltimore sold tobacco to youth under 18. Not only are stores breaking the law when they sell to kids, but we know that 90% of smokers start before the age of 18 and most eventually die from tobacco-related diseases.
In partnership with the Baltimore City Health Department, MICA will work to analyze data, understand youth smoking behavior, identify target audiences for design solutions and identify optimal interventions to prevent youth tobacco use.
This professional practice series provides hands-on professional development preparation for artists, designers and creative professionals. Each module offers an in-depth exploration of a core professional topic and provides opportunities for applied work in the topic. Students who complete two or more modules are eligible to apply for Meyerhoff Continuum funding to advance projects inspired and developed within the series coursework.
Making Money From Your Work
PD 5570.01 Kenya Robinson, 1 Credit
Wednesdays, 4:00 - 6:45, 1/19 - 2/20/16
Next Generation Professional Web Presence
PD 5570.02 Marsha Hammond, 1 Credit
Thursdays, 4:00 - 6:45, 1/19 - 2/20/16
Public Presentations and Mock Interviews
PD 5570.03, Christopher Stackhouse, 1 Credit
Wednesdays, 4:00 - 6:45, 2/21 - 4/2/16
Creating Your Own Opportunities
PD 5570.04 Kirk Snow, 1 Credit
Thursdays, 4:00 - 6:45, 2/21 - 4/2/16
PD 5570.05 Georgia Creson, 1 Credit
Wednesdays, 4:00 - 6:45, 4/3 - 5/6/16
Independent modules of this social justice series are designed to provide students with critical and analytical tools that will support productive engagement with contemporary thinking related to topics such as: urban development, economic justice, inequality, housing, and structural racism. Modules will rely on discussion and creative response to case studies and current events, especially as they relate to art practice, Baltimore, and the region.
Right to the City
CRT 5545.01 John Duda and Kate Khatib, 1 Credit
Wednesdays, 7:00 - 9:45, 1/20 - 2/17/16
Culture and Community
CRT 5545.02 Instructor TBA, 1 Credit
Fridays, 1:00 - 3:45, 2/26 - 4/1/16
Theories of Empowerment
CRT 5545.03 Myra Margolin, 1 Credit
Wednesdays, 4:00 - 6:45, 4/6 - 5/4/15
To learn more about We+ and You+ courses, please contact Marcus Civin, Associate Dean, Graduate Studies, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, 12.4.15, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
On View: Tuesday, 12.1.15 - Thursday, 12.17.15
Riggs & Leidy Galleries, Lazarus Center, First Floor
Donations accepted through Friday, 12.18.15
The Rinehart School of Sculpture is hosting its 2nd winter food drive! Please look for the collection boxes around the Lazarus Center to donate non-perishable food items! All donated food will be brought to the Maryland Food Bank. Please make your donations before Dec. 18th. Thank you for your participation and generosity at the end of this semester!
Saturday, 12.12.15, 6:30 - 10:00 PM
BBox, The Gateway
PRINT OUT YOUR ENTRY FORM here!!!*
For those of you who live under a rock, the Graduate Pie Party is the premier event of the fall semester. It is our annual Holiday Party and Pie Baking 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.
Contest Registration takes place from 6:30-7:30pm. Submit your ready-to-be-tasted pies live and in-person to the registration table in BBOX along with a completed Official Entry Form (attached, AND available in the Grad Office). Judging will begin promptly at 7:30 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, and Prettiest 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 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. Wear your ugliest holiday sweater and get ready to party! Pizza pies and beverages will be served.
GRAND CHAMPION Pie Contest Standings:
2014 Rinehart School of Sculpture
2013 Photographic and Electronic Media
2012 Photographic and Electronic Media
2011 Photographic and Electronic Media
2010 Rinehart School of Sculpture
*Entry forms are also available in the Grad Office. Come get one!
North Avenue Knowledge Exchange: Submit Your Proposals!
Proposal Deadline: Monday, 12.7.15
Event Date: 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.
We invite proposals for workshops that you would like to teach, and suggestions for workshop topics that you would like to take as part of the North Avenue Knowledge Exchange. Please follow the links below to submit your proposal online, or complete paper submission forms at Red Emma's Bookstore & Coffeehouse or MICA’s Office of Graduate Studies by December 7, 2015. Workshops will be selected based on matching interests, and announced by December 18, 2015, at which time registration will open. Seats will be available on a first come basis so mark your calendars!
Learning Proposal Forms & Teaching Proposal Forms
Friday, 12.4.15, 3:00 - 4:00 PM, L109, Lazarus Center
Join the GradEx Committee for the weekly meeting in the new location, L109. Be a part of the next chapter of student-led exhibitions!
Opening Reception: Friday, 12.4.15, 7:30 - 9:30 PM
Fox 3 Gallery, Fox Building
On View: Thursday, 11.12.15 - Friday, 12.11.15
Great White Wall, The Gateway
On View: Saturday, 11.7.15 - Friday, 12.11.15
Lazarus Gallery, Lazarus Center, First Floor
Friday, 12.4.15, 12:00 PM
Representatives from student, faculty, and staff on-campus sustainability organizations are expected to be represented. The MICA Sustainability Group was established in 2007 and has played a key role in many campus initiatives, such as the establishment of single-stream recycling, composting, energy conservation measures, and waste reduction. If you have an interest in promoting and/or supporting sustainability efforts at MICA, we welcome your participation and ideas. If you have any questions or, if you have an interest in sustainability but cannot attend this particular meeting, please contact the MICA Sustainability Group at email@example.com or call 410-225-4251.
Wednesday, 12.9.15, 2:30 - 3:30 PM
L109, Lazarus Center
Thursday, 12.10.15, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Bunting 390, Bunting Center
MICA’s Community-Based Learning Program partners with faculty developing courses or projects that explore the role of art and design within the greater social fabric of the city. Participating faculty members Myra Margolin & Paula Phillips will share their experiences engaging students in assignments that utilize social and historical information about Baltimore City to create projects that expand beyond the MICA campus. Light refreshments will be provided. Visit the Facebook event page here!
Wednesday, 12.9.15 - Friday, 12.11.15, 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday, 12.12.15, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Just in time for the holiday season, MICA Art Market features illustrations, paintings, prints, posters, sculptures, mosaics, stationery, T-shirts, ceramics, jewelry, textiles, book arts, toys, and wrapping paper designed and created by approximately 300 MICA students, alumni, faculty, and staff. This festive sale offers original pieces from established and emerging artists, and allows visitors to discover collectibles from artists in their respective fields. Visitors have the opportunity to talk face-to-face with artists about their work while enjoying the market’s upbeat atmosphere and supporting the local economy.
Sponsored by the MICA Alumni Association, the market fosters student professional development and peer-to-peer networking, and provides funding for need-based student scholarships. Last year, scholarships of $2,500 each were awarded to four MICA students: Andrew Laskowski ’17 (Illustration BFA), Eric Rivera ’17 (General Fine Arts BFA), Kim Sandara ’16 (General Fine Arts BFA), and Haylie Zapantis ’17 (Fiber BFA). At Art Market, vendors will accept all major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover), MICARD, cash and check as forms of payment. Admission to the market is free.
Information and Visualization Thesis Presentations
Friday, 12.11.15 and Saturday, 12.12.15, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Lazarus Auditorium, Lazarus Center
Join the School for Professional and Continuing Studies for 2 exciting days of MICA’s MPS in Information Visualization students as they present their thesis projects. Students’ projects cover a wide range of topics and industries, see the schedule below, as well as show a depth of visual storytelling that integrates analytical, communication, data/information, and design. Click here to view full presentation schedule.
When: Thursday, 12.3.15, 7:30 - 10:30 PM (TODAY!)
Where: Grad Lab, L504, Lazarus Center
Instructor: John McNeil
This workshop will cover the basics of scanning film using Vuescan and the scanners available in the Grad Lab. If you are interested in using the Lab’s scanners to digitize film but don’t know where to start or if you have had trouble scanning film in the past this workshop is for you.
Career Development Drop-In Hours
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Where: GT200, The Gateway
The quickest and easiest way to meet with a Career Counselor is during Drop-In Hours. Speak with a counselor during these 10-15 minute meetings to find answers to your quick professional development questions. No previously scheduled appointment necessary. Drop-ins run on a first-come-first-served basis.
When: Wednesday, 12.9.15, 9:00 - 10:00 AM
Where: Lazarus Center Auditorium, Lazarus Center
Please join the MICA Fitness Center as we bring Morning YOGA to you Wednesdays at the Lazarus Center in the Auditorium. Sessions will be led by Charm City Yoga. All skill levels can participate. No session on 11/25. Questions can be directed to Trenton Nettles at Fitness@mica.edu. Hope to see you there!!!
Friday, 12.4.15, 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Leake Lecture Hall, Founders Green
iLEAD is a comprehensive guide to the many leadership opportunities on campus; the website contains position descriptions, time commitment, and compensation information. Are you interested in holding a leadership position next year? Maybe an RA, OL, PCA, Programming Committee, Foundation Workshop Leader, etc? iLEAD is the place to start!
When: Thursday, 12.10.15, 7:30 - 10:30 PM
Where: GradLab, L504, Lazarus Center
Instructor: Duncan Hill
Over the past few years, DSLR’s have become increasingly popular for shooting video. While a camera like the 5D can shoot decent video on its own there are a number of accessories that help elevate the quality and function of a DSLR to shoot video. This workshop will introduce students to Grad Lab’s 5D Cinema accessories and also cover some of the basic knowledge needed to successfully shoot video on DSLRs.
**If you would like to checkout the Grad Lab's 5D Cimena Kits you must attend this workshop
VISITING ARTIST LECTURE SERIES
7:00 - 9:00 PM, Lazarus Auditorium, Lazarus Center
Sponsored by Curatorial Practice
'Disabling' the Museum: Curator as Infrastructural Activist
Amanda Cachia will present a lecture regarding how curators might become infrastructural activists in the museum for the benefit of disabled artists and audiences. What are the ethical and practical responsibilities in thinking about exhibits that offer disability as a central subject matter? Cachia is an independent curator from Sydney, Australia and currently a PhD Candidate in Art History, Theory & Criticism at the University of California, San Diego. Her dissertation will focus on the intersection of disability and contemporary art. She completed Masters in Visual & Critical Studies at CCA and Creative Curating from Goldsmiths . Cachia was Director/Curator of the Dunlop Art Gallery in Saskatchewan, Canada. Her critical writing has been published in numerous catalogues and journals including Canadian Art, Art Monthly Australia and On Curating. Cachia is a dwarf activist and has been the Chair of the Dwarf Artists Coalition for the Little People of America.
Note: American Sign Language interpreters will be provided for each public program in the series.
7:00 - 9:00 PM, L160, Lazarus Center
Sponsored by the MA in Teaching
MAT Speaker Series: Student Activists as Leaders in the Community
Makayla Gilliam-Price is a student activist. She is a Senior at City College High School in Baltimore City. She is a leader within the group Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle and was awarded "Youth Activist Leader" award at the Wired Up event at Art Scape. Sonja Sohn (from the Wire) is now motivated to make a documentary about her and might be present and recording at her talk at MICA in December! Makayla just did a TED talk a few weeks ago. Quite an amazing young woman! She was also one of the young people who was arrested for the sit-in at City Hall the other day. Unfortunately the auditorium is booked the night she is available to speak, so we are hosting it in our classroom (L160)... unless you think we could get some traction with it and then find a larger venue for that night. I'm happy to consider a different location. Below is also an email that could be copied and pasted to send around. All images are attached as well. (Makayla's mom is happy to sign any photo waivers we need for promotion purposes.)
7:00 - 9:00 PM, Brown 320, Brown Center
Sponsored by the Mount Royal School of Art MFA and the Interdisciplinary Sculpture BFA
Anicka Yi’s artistic materials have included tempura-fried flowers, honey, and snails. For a 2015 exhibit at the Kitchen in New York, she swabbed biological information from one hundred women, cultured it, and distributed it as formidable scent. Other recent exhibitions include the 12th Biennale de Lyon and the Taipei Biennial.
George Ciscle and Stacey Salazar
12:00 - 2:00 PM, Lazarus Auditorium, Lazarus Center
Sponsored by Graduate Studies as part of the Graduate Faculty Speaker Series
George Ciscle is director of MICA’s Curatorial Practice MFA, which prepares students to expand the role of curators play in connecting art, artists, and communities—engaging audiences by developing relevant, timely, and accessible exhibitions in both traditional and non-traditional venues. Ciscle founded The Contemporary in Baltimore that mounted groundbreaking exhibitions including Fred Wilson’s Mining the Museum, Allison Saar’s Catfish Dreamin’, and Outcry: Artists Answer AIDS.
Stacey Salazar is director of MICA’s Master of Arts in Art Education, a low-residency and online program integrating multiple layers of students' experiences as artists, teachers, and researchers. Among her many accomplishments, Salazar was recently awarded the 2015 National Art Education Manuel Barkan Award for her article, “Studio Interior: Investigating Undergraduate Studio Art Teaching and Learning,” published in the Autumn 2013 issue of Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research.
12:00 - 1:30 PM
Falvey Hall, Brown Center
Sponsored by the Undergraduate Senior Thesis Speaker Series
Chris and Rikiesha Metzger
7:00 - 9:00 PM, MICA Place, 814 N. Collington Ave.
Sponsored by the MFA in Community Arts
Community Arts Activism: Social Change and Baltimore’s Transformation
Chris and Rikiesha Metzger are cultural workers, community arts activists, and collaborators. Chris is a MICA alum/'05, graphic designer and videographer who with his wife Rikiesha, MICA alum/’09 and a cultural arts organizer, work to create projects with students that will have significant impact on communities in which they and their students live. Most recently, Chris facilitated a project inspired by his students at Morgan State University, to do an installation of photographs on the exterior of the soon to become OPEN WORKS maker space in West Baltimore. "Inside Outside / Black Lives Matters" was a great success to the community and was celebrated in glowing articles in Huffington Post and Art Net. This will be a very grounded conversation with and about artist activists creating viable ways to interface, interact and engage their community — a crucial force for social change and transformation.
Anne Stoner and Kimberly Mooney
7:00 - 9:00 PM, Lazarus Auditorium, Lazarus Center
Sponsored by the MA in Teaching
Advocating for Emerging Gender and Sexual identity, and gender expression in K-12 Schools: PFLAG and Roland Park Gay-Straight Alliance. Part of the MAT Speaker Series.
Submissions due by Friday, 12.11.15
Dis/Order 3. The Learning Resource Center is accepting submissions from all MICA students for its third juried exhibition that will focus on the representation of disability. All media considered. Collaborative projects, moving images, performance, and installations considered. Possibility for individual solo show as part of the exhibition. Dis/Order 3 will run from February 19 to February 28 in the Fox 3 Gallery. Interested students should submit 1 to 10 slides by email to LRC@mica.edu
Friday, 12.4.15, 3:30 - 5:30 PM
Lazarus Auditorium, Lazarus Center
Friday, 12.4.15, 7:00 - 11:00 PM
During the next AllOverStreet the MIN Museum will open its doors as a place of response, solidarity, healing, and resistance to micro and macro aggression(s) in light of the recent hate crimes committed in the Copy Cat, and our world. Priority is given to People of Color and marginalized identities. Any/all forms of media, documents, and performance are welcome and encouraged. Check out the Facebook event!
Email TheMinMuseum@gmail.com to submit work!
New Media Caucus Showcase: George Washington University
Deadline: Monday, 12.7.15
The New Media Caucus showcase on Thursday, February 4th is a series of rapid-fire presentations by 16 NMC members (6 minute presentations). It has proven to be a great forum to get to know the work of a number of fellow members in a lively atmosphere and a great way to present your work to like-minded individuals. Several spots are reserved for graduate students currently enrolled in an MFA or PHD program. How you use the 6 minutes is up to you – show one project or a dozen – finished or in-process work.
Participants are asked to submit a statement and work samples. Send Joyce Rudinsky firstname.lastname@example.org an email indicating that you would like to be entered into the lottery for the NMC Showcase. Please indicate if you are FT Professor, PT Professor, Graduate Student – as well as your title/institution/program as appropriate, or are institutionally independent. In addition, please provide a URL if you have one.
Paid Summer Internship: Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh
Deadline: Friday, 1.15.16
This scholarship is dedicated to those undergraduate and graduate students who are currently studying art or arts management. For more information and the application form click here!
Moore College of Art & Design: Call for Women in Art History & Curatorial Practice Programs
Moore would like to reach out to students of the art history and curatorial departments of other art colleges to offer the opportunity to contribute a post or comment to add to the engaging dialogue going on the Moore College website. We're looking to have more contemporary voices of the experiences of women working in the art field today. Please note that for every original post contributed to the website, the student will receive a $75 honorarium.
Artscape Applications Now Open!
Artscape, America’s largest free arts festival, invites artists and vendors to apply for its 35th year! Visual and performing artists are encouraged to submit proposals with the theme of “Space: Explore What’s Out There” for Artscape 2016. The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is accepting applications for Anchor Projects, the Artists’ Market (including the Artists’ Market Emerging Artist Program), Artist-Run Art Fair, Organizations, Food Vendors, the Fred Lazarus IV Artscape Prize, Gamescape, the Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize, Space Ships and other Space Vehicles, LOL @ Artscape, and Performing Arts (opera, theater, dance, classical music, etc.) Applications are available at www.artscape.org/applications. The deadlines for submission and application fees vary. Artscape takes place July 15 through July 17, 2016 along Mount Royal Avenue and North Charles Street. Artscape is produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts.
11th Annual Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize
Deadline: Monday, 1.15.16
The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is excited to announce the 11th annual Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize. Applications are now being accepted for the prestigious competition which awards a $25,000 fellowship to a visual artist or visual artist collaborators living and working in the Baltimore region. The deadline for submission is Monday, January 4, 2016. Application available here.
Light City Baltimore: Spring 2016
ft. Kyle Miller & Tim Scofield (Rinehart '07), Robby Rackleff (Mt. Royal '09), Sarah Tooley (Community Arts '09), Ashley Molese (Curatorial Practice '14), Rachel Guardiola (Mt. Royal '15)
Visit the event website for more information!
Visual Artist Fellowship: Center for Emerging Visual Artists
The Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA) is pleased to announce that the 2016 Visual Artist Fellowship application is now available online. All professional visual artists are encouraged to apply before December 15, 2015. The Visual Artist Fellowship is designed to help artists within 100 miles of Philadelphia reach new levels in their career. Full program details and the electronic application HERE.
Internship Opportunities: National Gallery of Art
Internships in the Museum Profession at the National Gallery of Art provide institutional training to students with a demonstrated interest in a museum career. Working closely with professional staff at the Gallery, interns participate in the ongoing work of a department, complete a project or a discrete portion of a larger project, and attend a weekly museum seminar that introduces the staff, departments, programs, and functions of the Gallery. Possible placements are in the conservation, curatorial, and education departments.
Although consideration will be given to students with a spring 2016 undergraduate degree, preference will be given to applicants who are enrolled in a graduate program or are recent MA, MFA, or M Arch graduates (degree must have been received no earlier than 2015). Applicants from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This is an international program. Stipend: $26,000 for full-time, nine-month internship. The term is September 12, 2016, to May 12, 2017. Additional information available here. Application deadline is 11 January 2016.
Call for Exhibition Proposals: The Fine Arts Gallery at California State University
We soliciting proposals for 2016/2017 exhibitions that support the Art Department, which includes Animation, Art Education, Art History, Graphic Design/Visual Communication, Fashion and Textiles and Studio Art. Proposals submitted may be for solo, small group shows, or larger exhibitions. Proposals due by January 15, 2016. Visit the Fine Arts Gallery of California State website for more information.