Updates & Events
3/28: Opening Reception - MICA Grad Show!
Openings will take place at the Graduate Studio Center, the Fox Building, and Bunting Center.
Click Here to visit the MICA Grad Show Website!
Friday, 3/28, 5-8 PM
Graduate Studio Center: Sheila & Richard Riggs Gallery, Leidy Gallery
Fox Building: Fox 3 Gallery, Meyerhoff Gallery, Decker Gallery
Bunting Center: Pinkard Gallery
3/24: LAB Awards Applications Due!
LAB Awards (MA or MFA Only)
Email pdf to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Launch Award, a total of five $10,000 awards, will be granted to support graduate students completing their MA or MFA degrees at MICA to engage in projects and initiatives in Baltimore. The aim of these awards is to provide a launching platform for graduating students to enter and meaningfully contribute to the cultural life of Baltimore. MICA has been especially fortunate that many of its graduate alums have committed to living in Baltimore well beyond graduation. Both in acknowledgement of the continuing relevance of these immense contributions and as a means to engender many more of our graduate alumni to remain in and continue their practice in the city, MICA has received funding to support this new award.
Application Should Include: (1) page proposal, (1) page budget + supporting materials as needed Assemble documents into a single PDF Portfolio and send to: email@example.com
Recipients announced at Graduate Commencement
2014 Jurors: Doreen Bolger, Director, Baltimore Museum of Art, Megan Miller, Director, MICA Career Development Center, Mira Azarm, '13 Robert W Deutsch Social Design Fellow, and LAB recipient 2013
Copies of past successful LAB applications including examples of budgets available for review in the Office of Graduate Studies
Visiting Artist Lecture Series
1 PM, Rinehart Conference Room
Sponsored by Rinehart School of Sculpture
1:30 PM, Falvey Hall
Brown Center, Ground Floor
Co-Sponsored by Mount Royal School of Art, the MA in Critical Studies Program, Rinehart School of Sculpture, and the Mixed Media Lecture Series
3/24: Jackson Martin
Among other accolades, Martin's work was chosen by the Frederick Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan for display during ArtPrize 2010, and he was invited to install one of his works in the sculpture park at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. His work was also featured in Sculpture magazine in both 2008 and 2009.
Martin now lives with his wife and daughter in Charleston, South Carolina where he teaches at the College of Charleston and works for the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art. He considers the skills he learned at MICA to be the foundation of his ability to be a good teacher and guide. His plans for 2012 include an installation titled Moving Mountains for South Korea's Jara Island International Baggat Art Exhibition as well as several other shows.
"Appalachia will always influence my work because it is at the foundation of who I am, and I will never escape that," he said. "I look forward to my new surroundings, not because I hope to get away from who I am, but rather because I am excited about how it will merge and meld with what I already bring to the table."
3/25: Janine Antoni
Janine Antoni was born on January 19, 1964 in Freeport, Bahamas. She received her BA in 1986 from Sarah Lawrence College and her MFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 1989. Antoni’s work has been included in exhibitions including the Venice Biennial, the Whitney Biennial, the Johannesburg Biennial, the Istanbul Biennial, the Kwangju Biennial, the SITE Santa Fe Biennial, and the Prospect.1 Biennial in New Orleans. She received a MacArthur Fellowship in 1998, the Larry Aldrich Foundation Award in 1999, the Joan Mitchell Painting and Sculpture Award in 1998, the Irish Museum of Modern Art/Glen Dimplex Artist Award in 1996, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in 2011, and the Creative Capital Grant in Visual Arts in 2012. Janine Antoni lives in New York and is represented by Luhring Augustine, NY.
MICA Leadership Reception
Award categories this year are as follows (you can click each link below to access the nomination form and eligibility criteria):
- Alumni Award for Student Leadership
- Emerging Leader Award
- Fred Lazarus Leadership for Social Change Award
- Outstanding Achievement in Leadership Award
- Student Organization of the Year
- Student Program of the Year
- Sidney Lake Award
Please be aware that nominees will receive a copy of the nomination letters, and that the information you provide will serve as the basis for award recipient selections. Incomplete nomination forms will not be considered by the selection committee. Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-225-2284, if you have any additional questions.
If you'd like to learn more about the leadership reception, please feel free to visit our website (www.mica.edu/leadershipreception).
John Fergus Family Post-MFA Fellowship in Visual Arts
Type: Awards, Grants, Fellowships [View all]
Posted by: The Ohio State University
The Ohio State University Department of Art is searching for one Post-MFA Fellow for the 2014-15 academic year. The John Fergus Family Post-MFA Fellowships in the Visual Arts are open to artists working in all mediums with special consideration for those working in either glass or printmaking. This Fellowship includes an $18,000. stipend, benefits, private studio space, plus access to the vast resources available at OSU. The fellowship will include a public speaking presentation and concludes with an exhibition. Only artists who have completed their MFA degree since 2011 are eligible to apply. Applications from international candidates are invited. Former Ohio State University students are not eligible for this fellowship. OSU will be using Slideroom for the application process. Visit the http://art.osu.edu/news/post-mfa-fellowship-opportunities for more information, or log onto https://osuart.slideroom.com to apply.
Meyerhoff Internship Fellowship Program
Fellowships will provide students the opportunity to participate in valuable summer internship experiences by offsetting living expenses and transportation costs. Fellowships will be awarded to 10 students who have demonstrated financial need and have secured a substantive internship offer from an employer in their field.
- Demonstrated financial need or unpaid internship
- Prestige of internship, relevance to career goals
- Academic achievement, preparedness and GPA
- Internship must take place during the summer
- Internship must qualify for school credit from MICA, and student must receive credit by completing all required internship assignments
- Internship must be unpaid or student must demonstrate significant financial need if paid
- Student must be actively enrolled at the time of the internship and in good academic and community standing with the college
- March 25: Early Application Deadline
- April 25: Final Application Deadline
- May 2: Fellows Announced
- June 6: Funds Dispersed
MoCCA Fest Call to Entry
Form Submission Deadline: March 14th
Artwork Due: March 28th
Process and Deadlines:
Please fill out the application form and submit it with the images (1024X1024 maximum, 72 dpi, jpg) of your proposed project to email@example.com by March 14th. All artists will be informed of the juried result via email.
Submit the finished works in a minimum of 3 or maximum of 20 units to MFA ILP studio (Fox 415) by March 28th
NOTICE: A $25 table fee is requested once the artist is selected.
MoCCA Festival: April 5th & 6th, 2014 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have any questions.
3/24: PNC Transformative Art Prize Workshop
Click here for the application and guidelines.
Interested community groups and artists are encouraged to attend the PNC Transformative Art Prize Information Workshop. The workshop will be held at the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, located at 10 E. Baltimore Street, 10th floor on Monday, March 24, 2014 at 6pm. Topics will include details on the prize, visual examples of transformative art, and advice on artists and/or arts organization partnerships.
The winning neighborhood groups for the 2013 PNC Transformative Art Project were the Greater Remington Improvement Association and Upper Fell’s Point Improvement Association.
For more information on the PNC Transformative Art Prize, call 410-752-8632 or visit www.promotionandarts.org.
Monday, 3/24, 6PM
Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts
10 E. Baltimore Street, 10th floor
Employment Opportunities: Arts on the Block
AOB is seeking an experienced, self-directed individual to oversee operations of both the educational and business aspects of our programs. The Youth Arts Program Director will work closely with the Executive Director to further develop and oversee a wide array of administrative responsibilities to ensure the planning and delivery of highest quality programs, management of customer relations, and marketing of AOB artwork. Candidates should possess a systems orientation with strong organizational and management skills; experience with program and
budget oversight; and professional experience in the arts, youth development and business.
Open until filled, however, for most favorable consideration, apply by Monday, April 14, 2014 deadline.
Teaching Artist -- Visual Art (full time summer, and/or part-time school year)
AOB is seeking an experienced, self-directed individual to deliver a high-quality art, career, business and life skills training experience for up to 20 teen participants in AOB’s “Pour Your ART Out.” Our immediate need is for a full-time, summer Teaching Artist with part-time hours pre- and post-season for program preparation and evaluation who is willing to consider a long-term commitment to the program. We would be most interested in hearing from candidates who are also available to lead the workshop part-time during the school year (October through March).
Open until filled, however, for most favorable consideration, apply by Monday, April 7, 2014 deadline.
- Undergraduate degree or higher, preferably in an arts or design-related discipline
- Significant experience with commissioned and public art
- Significant experience designing and implementing a visual arts curriculum for a diverse population of high school-aged or older youth
Complete position descriptions, including application information, are attached, and are also available on our website.
Student Mentorship Opportunity: InterLink
InterLink mentors will serve as peer mentors for international students, providing a structure for MICA international students to become connected with the MICA campus community. InterLink mentors will lead group activities and will be a resource for international students about academic, practical and cultural concerns.
- Plan, market and implement weekly InterLink activities
- Help international students adjust to life at MICA and in the U.S.
- Serve as a representative of MICA and a role model for international students
- Provide appropriate information and referrals to international students on a wide range of topics, including but not limited to banks, phones, campus resources, cultural questions, health system, classroom communication, academic success, social interactions, etc.
- Maintain confidentiality regarding all student interactions
- Assist with orientations, workshops, and meeting with international students as necessary
- Attend all mandatory InterLink training sessions
- Attend bi-monthly International Student Mentor meetings with International Affairs staff
- Keep accurate records of student contact and write a weekly summary of interactions/activity
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Intercultural communication and experience
- Willingness to help international students manage expectations and adjust to personal and academic challenges
- Ability to work as part of a team and independently
- Ability to take initiative and lead
- Ability to maintain confidentiality
- Familiarity with MICA campus and resources, as well as Baltimore area
- Willingness to find creative solutions
- Event planning
- Excellent research skills
Hours and Compensation: $1500 per academic year; flexible hours; minimum 5 hours a week
Reports to: Nora Banker, Interim Assistant Director, International Affairs
To Apply: Please send a resume, cover letter, and the contact information for three references to email@example.com by March 28, 2014
1st Year Juried Show - Applications Due April 1st!
The application process for the 1st Year Juried Show will soon begin. Please review the information below and consider applying.
Programs Eligible to Participate:
Community Arts, MFA
Graphic Design, MFA
Hoffberger School of Painting
Illustration Practice, MFA
Mt. Royal School of Art
Photographic and Electronic Media
Rinehart School of Sculpture
Studio Art, MFA (Summer Low-Residency)
This year's guest juror is John Caperton, Jensen Bryan Curator, at the Print Center in Philadelphia, PA.
John Caperton has curated more than forty exhibitions for The Print Center since 2007, which have included the work of Edna Andrade, Jennifer Bornstein, Lucas Foglia, Katie Grinnan, Demetrius Oliver, Justine Kurland, Hirsch Perlman, Emma Wilcox and Bill Walton. Recent publications include Emma Wilcox: Where it Falls, Edna Andrade: Color Motion. He was on the curatorial team and in the publication of Philagrafika 2010: The Graphic Unconscious, a citywide contemporary art festival. Caperton oversees a number of The Print Center’s public programs, including its Artists-in-Schools Program, which places teaching artists in classrooms in Philadelphia public high schools. He moderated the keynote panel for the 2010 Southern Graphics Conference and participated in the Curatorial Intensive program of Independent Curators International. Caperton received his BA in Art History at the University of Chicago and was the Exhibitions Coordinator at Locks Gallery, Philadelphia where he organized exhibitions with artists Virgil Marti, Polly Apfelbaum, Thomas Chimes, Eileen Neff and Clare Rojas. He has also held positions at the Association for Public Art, Philadelphia and the Anderson Gallery at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA as well as guest curating exhibitions in Philadelphia.
To submit work for consideration, go to mica.slideroom.com by April 1st.
The application for 1st Year Show Submissions is listed under the category Current Students.
Students are asked to submit up to 3 pieces for consideration. A maximum of 5 images permits multiple images of the same work. Students will also be prompted to include 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 than May 1st.
In addition to selecting artists to show in each exhibition, John Caperton will work with selected students to plot the gallery during the exhibition process. The application process for the 1st Year Juried Show opens March 1st. The deadline for submitting work is April 1st. This show is an annual exhibition of the best submissions from our 1st Year students, I hope you will consider applying!