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Friday, October 25, 2019
Friday, October 25, 2019
Student artwork is hung throughout the Studio Arts Building,
as part of an Open House event on Sunday, October 27, from 1:00 - 3:00 pm.
The works above are from Art 201, with instructor Procheta Olson.
Registration Advising coming up next week!
Information about the Department of Art Registration Advising Fair was sent out to undergraduate art students via email, and contains your specific appointment date and time. It also asks that you complete a form prior to the fair. Regstration Advising will take place on Tuesday, October 29 and Wednesday, October 30, in the SAB Commons.
Visualizing the Self In Flux
Chaehee Yoon and Jessica Scott
Chaehee Yoon and Jessica Scott are participating in an academic conference this weekend for the Liberal Arts Collective Biennial Conference at Penn State University Park. The theme of the conference is " Visualizing The Self In Flux" and they were asked to exhibit the show they curated together last semester at Herter gallery called "A/E: Body in Flux". Their show for the conference will feature work by Kathryn Fanelli, Benjamin Heller, Tony Reamer, Vick Quezada, Coe LaPossey, Jessica Scott, Chaehee Yoon and Xuan Pham. They are also holding a panel on how the themes of the conference intersect with their artistic and curatorial practices. They were awarded a travel grant by the Graduate School to attend
the conference and bring the work.
Friday, October 25 & Saturday, October 26
PUSH/PULL is an online journal sponsored by Culture Push. PUSH/PULL is a virtual venue that allows us to present a variety of perspectives on civic engagement, social practice, and other issues that need attention. PUSH/PULL will help to situate the Fellows and the work they do within a critical discourse, and act as a forum for an ongoing dialogue between the Fellows, the Culture Push community, and the world at large.
Making and Being:
Embodiment, Collaboration, and Circulation in the Visual Arts
Susan Jahoda and Caroline Woodward
Making and Being draws upon the lived experience of Susan Jahoda and Caroline Woolard, visual arts educators who have developed a framework for teaching art with the collective BFAMFAPhD that emphasizes contemplation, collaboration, and political economy. The authors share ideas and pedagogical strategies that they have adapted to spaces of learning which range widely, from self-organized workshops for professional artists to Foundations BFA and MFA thesis classes. This hands-on guide includes activities, worksheets, and ssignments and is a critical resource for artists and art educators today. Making and Being is a book, a series of videos, a deck of cards, and an interactive website with freely downloadable content.
October 25, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Hauser and Wirth, 548 West 22nd Street New York 10011
Department of Art - Artist in Residence Lecture
Joanna Tam will have a closing reception, which will also include the work of students in Susan Jahoda's Image Capturing class.
Closing Reception: November 5, 7:00 pm
Lee Edwards Gallery, Studio Arts Building, UMass
UMass Amherst Department of Art Fall Open House Event
The UMass Amherst Department of Art invites you to an Open House for prospective students! Take a tour of the Studio Arts Building, meet Art Department faculty, and get feedback on your portfolio in advance of your application. Student work will be on display throughout our building. Featured in our atrium space will be a special project by recent graduate Elena Olson. Elena will be on hand at the opening to discuss her project and share her experiences as an art student at UMass Amherst.
This event is scheduled in conjunction with UMass Admissions’ final Fall Visit Day for 2019. All are welcome, even if the Admissions event fills up; no registration is required for the Art Department Open House. Please call our office at 413-545-6937 with any questions.
If you are an arts educator, please let your students know about this opportunity to learn more about studying art at UMass Amherst.
Sunday October 27, 2019
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Studio Arts Building Commons, UMass Amherst
Artist in residence alumna Elena Olson was invited to feature her work in progress on the Wall@SAB. Her finished work is a photo/print based installation.
On display through Sunday, October 27
Closing Reception: Sunday, October 27, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Wall @ SAB
Studio Arts Building Commons
Fielding: Goldenrod, An Exploration of Connections, is the first Pop-Up Exhibition organized by the University Museum of Contemporary Art (UMCA) and the UMass Natural History Collections (NHC), curated by Emily Tareila (MFA, Studio Arts, 2019). This inaugural collaborative project brings an artist’s perspective to the Natural History Collections and offers a new way for students and the public to engage with the natural world, and with the rich collections NHC has to offer.
On view October 30
Closing Reception: Wednesday, October 30, 5 - 7 pm
144 Morrill Science Center 2 South
Creation Myth, a new video/animation work by Colleen Keough will be screened as part of Manifest Dismantling.
Manifest Dismantling includes short experimental moving image works by artists living, working, or are from either the United States or Ireland. Though far apart in distance, the citizens of both countries share serious consequences from this “dismantling.” Presented over the course of two evenings, with the first night dedicated to Climate Collapse and second night relating to Borders, these works introduce creative means of engaging with our current states of crisis, introducing novel perspectives as we craft new methods of collective understanding and working together in a time of panic.
October 31 and November 1, from 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Boston Cyberarts Gallery
141 Green Street, Jamaica Plain, MA
States of Being
MFA Studio Art Candidates
The Screen@SAB now features work by Department of Art MFA Candidates Taylor Benoit, Amanda Boggs, Richenda Cope, Sally Curcio, Avery Formes, Bibiana Medkova and Nima Nikakhlagh.
Stop by to see the screening or their works.
through November 17
Monday to Friday, 9:30 am to 7:00 pm
Studio Arts Building Commons
Wayfaring Soul - Solitude
MA Student Jonathan Wilhelm created an animation in oil paint that showcases his skills learned at UMass in his undergraduate studies through animation and painting courses. This is a music video for the local band Wayfaring Soul which has been featured on Lazer 99.3 during locals music hour. Click on the video to see his amazing work.
Chaehee Yoon and Xuan Pham
continues in the Commons @ SAB until finished, on Fridays, 12 - 4 pm.
Disruptions & Continuities
through October 25
Games of Chance
Erika Radich & Rocío Olguín
Through October 29
Augusta Savage Gallery
October 13 - November 6, 2019
October 13 - November 6, 2019
Cycles : Leonardo Drew
From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation
through December 8
through Dec 8
Featuring work by Cynthia Consentino
Newport Art Museum
through December 31
This juried call is open to all Department of Art undergraduate majors and minors. Videos and Animations should be 10 minutes or less in duration. We may consider work that exceeds the 10 minute limit on a case by case basis. Selected works will be screened during the Spring 2020 semester, on the Screen@SAB monitor, located on the second floor commons area in the Studio Arts Building.
The Fall 2019 HFA Here to Career ("H2C") Series, hosted by the College of Humanities and Fine Arts (HFA), is a six week career and internship-skills workshop series geared toward HFA students that teaches students strategies to help successfully navigate the job/internship search and application process. Free dinner is provided at every session and students who attend all six sessions are eligible to receive a $20 Gift Card and Certificate of Completion.
The H2C Series meets every Wednesday
from September 25, 2019 to October 30, from 5:30-7:30 pm
South College E470.
Students of all majors are welcome. Students can register by completing this
registration form .
John Wilmerding Internship
National Gallery of Art
Applications are now open for John Wilmerding Internships for 2020-2021. The John Wilmerding Fund for Education in American Art supports two internships - one in American art and one in digital interpretation. These programs are focused on providing institutional training to students who are interested in pursuing a museum career. Both programs will run for 9 months in Washington, D.C.
The Artifice is an online magazine that covers a wide spectrum of art forms, including Film, Anime, Comics, Literature, Games, and Arts. It is collaboratively built and maintained by the writers. The platform has an established audience of millions. We are currently expanding and we would like to provide an opportunity for students, staff, and faculty to join our team of writers. Our writers range from undergraduates to emeritus professors.
Blacklist Journal is currently seeking submissions from talented student writers and artists in graduate and undergraduate programs across the country. This is a fantastic opportunity for students to have their works published.
We are a student-run publication seeking work that balances clarity, experimentation, and bite. We publish fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and all forms of visual art that can be rendered in a 2-D still or moving format.