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Thursday, February 27, 2020
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Artwork is from Foundations of Art at West Springfield High School,
where BFA Art-Ed Elizabeth Mitchell student teaches.
Read more about Elizabeth's student teaching experience.
Clay Club is meeting Monday, February 24, and March 1, at 4:15 pm in SAB 156, the ceramics classroom, to discuss club goals and events. Please join us.
FRAME 2020: Call for Moving Image Work
Deadline extended until Tuesday, March 10
Visiting Curator: Danielle Wu
Danielle Wu is an independent curator and writer based in Brooklyn, New York, working at the intersection of critical race studies, feminist theory, and visual arts. Wu's most recent curatorial project, Ghost in the Ghost, at Tiger Strikes Asteroid, New York, featured artists who engaged with the synthetic ornamental properties of Asiatic femininity, from Chinese porcelain to Japanimation, which included an exhibition catalogue with an essay by Anna Anline Cheng.
Her essays have appeared in publications such as ArtAsiaPacific, The Offind, Hyperallergic, Vdrome, and unbag. She also curated the exhibitions Estate/Real Estate, BRIC Arts Media, New York; FREE SPACE, Miranda Kuo Gallery, New York; Women: Contemporary Chinese Art, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Missouri. Notable fellowships and grants include the Brooklyn Arts Council Grant and Recess Critical Writing Fellowship.
Tuesday, March 3, 12:00 pm
Studio Arts Building
SPRING/BREAK Art Show, NYC
Geoffrey Owen Miller
Umass Department of Art alumnus Geoffrey Owen Miller is very excited to
share that he will be showing work at this year's SPRING/BREAK Art Show with the
5-50 Gallery. He will be showing sculpture and installation work along with some really great charcoal drawings by Charles Sommer. Spring/Break has always been his favorite fare.
March 4 - 9, 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
625 Madison Avenue
Room #1035 on the 10th floor
At the 5-50 Gallery booth
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
Eben Kling, Awaiting the Results; Acrylic and Flashe on Canvas, 32"x32", 2018
A juried exhibition of recent work by MFA Alumni from the
UMass Amherst Department of Art.
Alumni represented are Nour Bishouty, Rebecca Graves, Priya Nadkarni Green, Karen Gustafson, Kelly Scott Kelley, Eben Kling, Ron-Wontae Kim, Christy Patrick,
Vic Quezada, Marcia Reed, Renee Richard, Chelsea Sams,
d'Ann de Simone, Jenny Tibbetts, and Amanda Tiller.
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, ProfessorYoung Min Moon. Please join us at the reception to celebrate the artists
and to hear more about their process and work!
March 5 – March 26
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 5, from 5:00 - 8:00 pm
Herter Art Gallery
A Horse Walks Into A Bar
Curated by D. Dominick Lombardi
A Horse Walked Into a Bar is a survey of some of today’s artists including Umass Department of Art Lecturer Cynthia Consentino, who continue to push the boundaries of fine art toward wit and whimsy.
March 7 - April 12
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 7, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Closed Friday, March 13 - Monday, March 23 for Spring Break
Elizabeth (Betsy) Mitchell
I am thoroughly enjoying my student teaching experience at West Springfield High School so far. The students are providing me with plenty of learning opportunities and challenges and are showing great interest in the lessons I have presented them with. This experience is definitely challenging and overwhelming at times, but I am so excited to be here to learn how to teach from one of the best art teachers in the area.
through March 13
Design Building Gallery
Beyond Planet Earth
Into Whirldz of Imagination
Marsia Shuron Harris
through March 26
Augusta Savage Gallery
Procheta Mukherjee Olson, Nowhere Else But Here, Oil on Panel, 6 x 12 inches, 2019.
Procheta Mukherjee Olson
through April 26
All artwork © Roni Horn
Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth.
through April 26
through April 27
SCA Flex Space
Black Art Matters
We are currently seeking submissions from Black artists, across the 5 Colleges, in the following areas:
- Visual Arts: sketches, drawings, paintings, sculptures, and ceramics.
- Performing Arts: music performances, dance performances, poetry and short story readings, and spoken word.
- Film and Television: storyboards and short films.
Submit physical pieces to the Multicultural Resource Center by Feburary 21!
EmailMRC@Amherst.edu to sign up for performances!
Black Art Matters Fesitval: Friday, February 28, 5:00 - 8:00 pm
The Mead at Amherst College
Seeking student visual or performing artists to integrate the arts in the Franklin Permaculture Garden. Artists will receieve a stipend and budget.
Deadline for Submissions: Sunday, March 1, at Midnight
Notification by: Tuesday, March 24
Showing: Late April, TBA
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.
Call for UMASS student moving image work
Deadline extented until Tuesday, March 10.
Send submission to firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com. Questions or concerns can be sent to this address as well.