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Friday, February 14, 2020
Friday, February 14, 2020
Typographic Posters by Professor Jeff Kasper's ART297DD Digital Design class, are in display on the 1st floor SAB lobby.
FRAME 2020: Call for Moving Image Work - Deadline Extended!
Selected works will be shown on the Screen@SAB, like the images above, currently on view through February 18.
Nostras Voces - Our Voices
UMass Students for Reproductive Justice
Including Alice Erickson (BFA)
UMass Students for Reproductive Justice is proud to announce our upcoming showcase! "Nostras Voces" is a student-created, activism-centered, multi-media art show. "Nostras Voces" is Latin for "Our Voices" and is an evolved version of the Vagina Monologues, encouraging artists of all genders, races, mediums, and experiences to join. The show will contain a gallery portion and a live performance. Admission is free + donations are accepted, snacks will be served.
Friday, February 14, 7:30 - 9 pm
Shona Macdonald at University of New Hampshire
Shona Macdonald will be a Visiting Artist in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of New Hampshire. She will conduct a drawing workshop, studio visits, and deliver a public lecture.
Lecture: Tuesday, February 18, 12:30 pm
Paul Creative Arts Center, A218
University of New Hampshire
Department of Art Visiting Artist Lecture Series
Martha Wilson is a pioneering feminist artist and gallery director, who over the past four decades created innovative photographic and video works that explore her female subjectivity through role-playing, costume transformations, and "invasions" of other people's personae. In 1976 she also founded and continues to direct Franklin Furnace.
Thursday, February 20, 12:00 pm
Studio Arts Building, Room 240
This pop show is a chance for members of our community: local artists, students and anyone who shares a passion for the world we live in, to pay tribute to our Earth. We encourage artists to display the dynamic connection they feel with their ground and express it in any media they desire. Featuring work from many BFA and MFA students!
February 2 - February 22
Reception: Thursday, February 20, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Student Union Art Gallery
27th Annual Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival 2020
Film Studies | UMass
Weekly screenings on Wednesdays
February 26 - April 2, 7:30 pm
Flavin Family Auditorium SOM 137
"In–Transition," a solo exhibition by Juana Valdes bringing together her practice of prints, photography, and sculpture.
Thursday, January 23 - Thursday, February 27
Artist Talk: Wednesday, February 26, 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Greenfield Community College
Procheta Mukherjee Olson, Nowhere Else But Here, Oil on Panel, 6 x 12 inches, 2019.
Procheta Mukherjee Olson
Palimpsest: Dialogue with a Collection Exhibition
This exhibition is something of a departure from UMCA’s series “Dialogue with a Collection”. Over the years, artists have been invited to integrate their own works with pieces they select from the museum's works-on-paper collection, which includes over 3000 contemporary prints, drawings, and photographs. This year Procheta Mukherjee Olson has opted to select one single artwork from UMCA’s collection by Yun-fei Ji, which she finds pivotal and meaningful to her own art practice.
In this Dialogue with a Collection, Procheta Mukherjee Olson explores the multiple ways in which her work parallels the formal and conceptual concerns of Yun Fei Ji’s “Three Gorges Dam Migration” (2002). A magnificent 32-feet-long hand scroll made with over 500-hand-carved woodblocks, this print from the University Museum’s permanent collection maps the massive social and psychological disruptions caused by the construction of the Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtse River in China.
February 7 - April 26
Opening Reception for the Artist: Thursday, February 6, 5:00 - 8:00 pm
Artist's Talk: Wednesday, February 26, 5:30 pm
From Sun to Cement
A juried exhibition of recent work by MFA Alumni from the UMass Amherst Department of Art. This Open Call was juried by Laylah Ali, contemporary artist and Francis Christopher Oakley Third Century Professor of Art at Williams College; Emma Chubb, the inaugural Charlotte Feng Ford ’83 Curator of Contemporary Art at the Smith College Museum of Art in Northampton, MA, and Ajay Sinha, Professor and Chair of Art History at Mt. Holyoke College of Art.
As part of the opening event, there will be a panel discussion with the artists moderated by Department Chair, Professor Shona Macdonald, and Graduate Program Director, Professor Young Min Moon. Please join us at the reception to celebrate the artists and to hear more about their process and work!
- Nour Bishouty, 2014
- Rebecca Graves, 1990
- Priya Nadkarni Green, 2014
- Karen Gustafson, 1996
- Kelli Scott Kelley, 1986
- Eben Kling, 2015
- Ron-Wontae Kim, 1989
- Christy Patrick, 2005
- Vic Quezada, 2018
- Marcia Reed, 1986
- Renee Richard, 1986
- Chelsea Sams, 2016
- d'Ann de Simone, 1984
- Jenny Tibbetts, 1998
- Amanda Tiller, 2007
March 5 – March 26
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 5, from 5:00 - 8:00 pm
Herter Art Gallery
Department of Art Lecturer Julie Lapping Rivera
Inspired by the New York Times OVERLOOKED Series.
Sandford Gallery at Zea Mays Printmaking
March 3 - 29
Reception and Reading: Saturday, March 28, 5:30 - 8:00 pm
Teaching Experience: Tessa Chambers
"My first few weeks of student teaching have been the most immersive compared to any semester before. Although it’s nerve wracking at times being looked over by a bunch of high school critics, most of them are incredibly forthcoming and engaged in the lessons I’m making for them. There’s always a fair share of students who will try to test your patience and push you to your limit, but I’m making sure to take it all in. Since, teaching is an equal balance of good days and bad, it’s important to be able to take it all in at the end of the day and assess both my progress and struggles. Which I’m doing constantly in my practicum."
UMass Amherst: May in Italy
Venice, Florence, Rome
Art and Culture in Italy, Art 792
Earn 6 credits in this spring semester course, with an opportunity to experience
the art and culture of Italy.
Tentative Travel Dates: May 12 - May 26, 2020
For more information, contact Jana Silver: firstname.lastname@example.org
[Re]Generation: Angela Ferraiolo, Asha Tamirisa, Jenny Vogel, and Elisa Giardina Papa
through February 21Cummings Arts Center
Beyond Planet Earth
Anne LaPrade Seuthe
through February 24
Augusta Savage Gallery
Give & Take Care: a Valentine’s Day Recovery Center
Friday, February 14, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Show runs through February 26
Labyrinth of Versailles: Out of Storage into VR
Copper Frances Giloth
through February 26
through February 26
through February 27, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm (Weekly on Thursday)
Selfportraits: Nancy Johnson, Excogitation: Sloan Tomlinson, and Release the Moorings: Christine Texiera
All artwork © Roni Horn
Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth.
through April 26
through April 27
SCA Flex Space
Berkshire Art Association Fellowship 2020
Berkshire Art Association Fellowships have been awarded annually since the early 1970s to encourage emerging college artists in their choice of visual arts as a means of expression. Fellowships are open to any enrolled college student majoring in art who either grew up in Berkshire County or goes to college in Berkshire County. Jurors are artists, art educators and other art professionals. They will award $5000 in prizes this year. Visit the BAA website berkshireartassociation.org to view recent BAA Fellowship Shows.
Not open to high school seniors or graduate students
Application Deadline: Friday, February 21 at 11:59 pm
Call for UMASS student moving image work
Deadline extented until Tuesday, March 10.
Send submission to email@example.com
Art work is from Trenton Doyle Hancock, I Made a Mound City in Miami Dade County,
recently exhibited at Locust Projects.
Summer Residency and Exhibition: Open Call
Seeking Studio Art MFA Students
Locust Projects, Miami’s longest-running alternative art space, invites graduate-level artists to submit project proposals for an exhibition in our 400-sq ft Project Room during the summer of 2020. Exhibition proposals should reflect an expansion of an artist’s practice in conceptual scope, scale, or media. Proposals can reflect new work that will be created for the exhibition that has never been presented before or work created on site. Priority will be given to projects that demonstrate exceptionally unique methods, processes, or concepts, particularly those that could not be presented in a traditional gallery setting with an emphasis on site-specificity and installation. For more information including submission instructions, see Locust Projects' full description of the residency program!
Application Deadline: Sunday, March 29, 11:59 pm
Residency Dates: June 19 - August 5
Jabberwocky is open for submissions for Spring 2020!
Jabberwocky, the English Department’s official undergraduate literary journal, is looking for submissions for its Spring 2020 issue! We publish once at the end of the semester and you can submit:
- Up to three pieces of short fiction,
- Up to six poems,
- Up to three pieces of literary criticism/nonfiction,
- And as much visual art as you’d like!
All majors are encouraged to submit, so tell your friends! The submission deadline is March 31. Please email all submissions as attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions or concerns can be sent to this address as well.
Free Workshop Series Begins this Tuesday!
Reclaiming Your Creative Self!
February 4th, 2020: Reclaiming the Selfie (Photography) with JuPong Lin, Interdisciplinary Artist
February 11th, 2020: Spoken word with Dr. Flávia Santos de Araújo, Artist
February 18th, 2020: Evolving Identities (Dance/Theater) with Terre Vandale, Dance Artist & Arts Extension Service
You can choose to come to any workshop in the series or all three!
All workshops will take place at 6:30 PM in Room 203 at New Africa House
Mass MoCA Internships
Between MASS MoCA's 250,000 square feet of gallery space and our year-round performing arts events, it's always an exciting time to be at MASS MoCA.
Summer 2020 - Internships across all departments available
Dates of internships: Monday, May 18 – Saturday, August 15
Application deadline: March 1
2020 Commencement Student Speaker Contest
The Graduate School is delighted to announce our annual Graduate Commencement Student Speaker Contest! One graduate student will be awarded the honor of addressing the audience at an iconic university event—Graduate Commencement.The winner of the Graduate Commencement Student Speaker Contest will be a focal point of this major celebration, claim a special place in UMass history, and win a $500 prize. Do you want to be recognized as the voice of the 2020 UMass graduate class? Then don't miss the opportunity to compete for this unique honor!
All UMass graduate students who earned or will earn an advanced degreee in September 2019, February 2020, or May 2020 are eligible to compete in this contest.
FalCon: Artist's Nest
Call for Art
What: Comic convention-style Artist’s Alley celebrating student and local talent
When: Saturday, March 28, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Where: W. E. B. Du Bois Library, Lower Level
How to get involved: contact Lauren Weiss, Marketing and Outreach Assistant at the UMass Amherst Libraries, email@example.com