Art Majors - Registration Begins!
Registration for BA/BFA Studio Art and BFA Art Education begins November 2 and you will be assigned dates on Spire were you can enroll in classes for Spring 2021.
Seniors (87 credits and above)
November 2 - 4 (M-W)
Juniors (57 - 86 credits)
November 5 - 6, 9 (Tr-F, M)
Sophomores (27 - 56 credits)
November 10 - 12 (T-Tr)
Freshmen (26 credits and below)
November 13,16 - 18 (F, M-W)
You will be hearing from your faculty advisors in the coming days if you have not heard already. It is incredibly important that you meet with a faculty member on your advising team. Meeting with an advisor is required to lift your registration hold. You can locate your advisor names and contacts on Spire anytime.
Painting the LIGHT #Yeshua
YESHUAHAMASHIACH is oil painting stop motion animation by MA Art Education Candidate Jon Wilhelm. Music credit goes to Ghostrifter- Ghostrifter: Above The Clouds Watch this video on Youtube: Painting the LIGHT #Yeshua
Listen to this track on SoundCloud: https://www.youtube.com
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MFA Thesis Show: The Passing Show
The Passing Show, examines the interface between contemplative practices and the destabilizing effect of the carnivalesque. A repurposed early 20th century merry-go-round is reconfigured as a conceptual vehicle for renewing our attention to removing hindrances. The site-specific installation, titled Vimoksha, is viewed through the lens of the radical imaginary, investigating notions of karmic inheritance through a heuristic approach to material processes, personal history, kinetics and sound.
A socially distanced closing reception will be held
October 30, 2020, 5 - 7 pm.
Appointments to visit in person are welcome (413) 687-7591.
Vimoksha is illuminated from dusk till dawn daily and is also visible outdoors at the fork between N. Pleasant St. and Thatcher Rd. Amherst.
We Are For Freedoms
Virtual Town Hall, Fall 2020
Tuesday, October 27, 6:00 p.m.
Designed by the For Freedoms Student Organizing Committee and hosted before the upcoming presidential election, this virtual gathering will bring together students, artists, and creative thinkers to discuss ideas around democracy, civic engagement, activism, and protest. It will include an introduction to the UMCA’s spring 2021 exhibition of the same name. Open to all.
Free ticket required to participate
Jules Jones: Piece Me Back Together
UMass Department of Art BFA Alum and local artist Jules Jones closely inspects the concept of Wellness saying, “We hold magic in our arms when we hug our friends and lovers, in our words when we discuss the Revolution.” In paintings that reference global art traditions and cultural iconography the disabled artist molds mini worlds with haloed beings, voluptuous fertility goddesses, and forms that challenge the gender binary. Using monotype, lithography, woodcut, linoleum and rubber cuts, and screen prints with pieces of paintings on paper, Jones layers line, color, and shape through watercolor, ink, and pastel, presenting us with vibrant collage and print paintings that explode with energy.
This exhibit is part of the gallery’s 2020-21 theme entitled Healing Bodies. Because many of our bodies whether planetary, ideological, physical, cultural or otherwise, require attention, we have invited visual and performance works that offer new ways of viewing Wellness as defined by our artists.
Augusta Savage Gallery
Digital Exhibiton - October 7- 28, 2020
Opening Reception: Wednesday, October 7, 6 pm, Zoom
Visit www.fineartscenter.com/JulesJones to view exhibition.
Amanda Baldi, "Heavy", ceramic on stool with rocks, 20" x 40", 2020
The Eighth Annual One: A Members’ Exhibition
UMass Department of Art BFA Alumna Amanda Baldi takes part in the largest and most varied exhibition ArtsWorcester produces each year. The "One" represents the work that each artist most wishes to show, regardless of medium or theme, and features 161 ArtsWorcester artist members
This year's "One" is on view in the East and West Galleries through
Sunday, November 8, 2020.
Gallery hours run Thursdays through Sundays,
12:00 to 5:00 PM, and are free to all.
Over the next several weeks, we will share gallery tours, artist talks, and insights from the juror. Explore The Eighth Annual One: A Members' Exhibition online.
While You Were Away
Procheta Mukherjee Olson
This installation is a collaborative project between Indian artist and UMass MFA Alumna Procheta Mukherjee Olson living in the U.S. and her American friend living in India. They recorded initial experiences of the place that each had just moved to. These impressions are inscribed on objects that are peculiar to this new place, something unseen in their country of origin. They deconstructed and examined the process of assimilation. They aim to create a consciousness of similarity and difference while also showing how personal narratives act as gateways into the larger collective.
Visit While You Were Away online at Hampden Gallery,
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 – Wednesday, November 11, 2020
"Myths have the power to both reflect and effect the psychology of their contributing cultures. Through a developed creative language, mythology allows the human psyche to create the world anew, showcasing the human propensity towards imagination. It is through this creative process that a single species utilizes its imagination to attempt to understand its environment, regardless of cultural or external contexts.
I remove myths from their cultural contexts, stylistically uniting them through similar form, line, material, and composition. The figures are illustrated on thin paper with black ink, held...." Read more about Harris's work here.
Wednesday, October 14 - Wednesday, November 11
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Interested in ART, MUSEUMS and EDUCATION?
Take this course and become a UMCA Student Educator!
UMCA Student Educator Practicum
Spring 2021, Tuesdays 1:00 - 2:15 p.m. (2 credits)
This practicum will train you to be a museum gallery educator and guide. You will develop a number of valuable skills you can use in museums and in a wide variety of academic and professional settings. The course will begin with research into the artist/s and art that you will be introducing to our visitors. You’ll develop skills in public speaking, learn about the various roles of a working museum, and design your own tour for range of age groups (UMass students, K-12 visitors, and the general public).
Along with designing your own tour, you’ll meet and learn about all aspects of the museum and learn from advanced UMCA Student Educators. This course will give you valuable knowledge that you can translate into employment skills or in preparation for graduate school. It will give you the tools to talk about art based on the VTS [Visual Thinking Strategies] system currently used in American art museums, to learn museum etiquette, and to feel comfortable working in a museum.
The course will include research, discussions, guest lectures, and (virtual) field trips to area museums.
Visit the UMCA website for details on the exciting artists and exhibitions planned for the UMCA in 2021.
If interested, email Amanda Herman: firstname.lastname@example.org
CALL FOR ART
FUTURE SHOW, FUTURE SHOW, FUTURE SHOW
A benefit for the Trans Asylum Support Seeker Network
Student Union Web Gallery
Take part in the formation of a new type of gallery setting for University of Massachusetts Amherst’s oldest student run art gallery, now the Student Union Web Gallery! We are calling upon artists who have created artwork that revolves around themes of social justice, mutual aid, confronting white supremacy, supporting community development, neighborly love and imaginaries of the future we are going to co-create. Inspirational posters, inspiring images, fliers, infographics, photos, comics... all accepted.
Submit your work graphically (in PDF format and keeping in mind it will most likely be printed on 8.5 by 11 paper) to email@example.com, by the date: October 28. You can submit as many pieces as you’d like! It will be approved by SUWG staff and then uploaded to the newly designed Student Union Web Gallery. The first round of artwork will be dropped on the web gallery on November 1!
All artwork will be downloadable with a suggested donation to the Trans Asylum Support Seeker Network. TASSN is a border abolitionist direct action and mutual aid collective focused on supporting transgender asylum seekers in crossing the border, getting out of detention, securing housing, legal support, healthcare, transportation, and comprehensive daily financial and material support, building thriving lives and communities, and winning their asylum cases.
Deadline for submissions: October 28
Walter Feldman Fellowship for Emerging Artists
This fellowship opportunity is offered by the
Arts and Business Council of Greater Boston.
The Walter Feldman Fellowship for Emerging Artists, now in its 7th year, supports visual artists through a solo exhibition or alternative presentation of their work, along with curatorial and professional development support, including guidance on improving business skills for effective presentations and promotion of their work.
The Fellowship is open to artists residing in the New England area working in 2D media other than photography and film, who have yet to have their first solo exhibition.
The deadline for submissions is November 2, 2020. Applicants can visit http://artsandbusinesscouncil.org/the-walter-feldman-fellowship for more information about the program and to submit their application.
HFA Careers & Internships
Internship Search: New opportunities are still being added to job boards. While some internship programs have been cancelled, other employers are stepping up and retooling their programs for remote operation. To discuss your internship search, schedule a Zoom advising appointment with Lisa Blacher,
your internship advisor. More career information is available here.
"My name is Emily Bevacqua and I'm this year's Editor in Chief of Jabberwocky, UMass' undergraduate literary journal. I'm excited to announce the Jabberwocky 2021 Staff Application is up on the
English Department website! This is the exact link to the application: https://forms.gle/sR64ZiVicjENgTnJ8 "
Jabberwocky is the official, student-run undergraduate literary journal of the English Department. With a publication each spring, Jabberwocky showcases the creativity and talent of writers, poets, and artists UMass Amherst has to offer! We are looking for dedicated students who are passionate about literature and arts as well as open minded to dive deeper into important issues society is currently facing. Positions available are for Poetry, Fiction, Criticism/Nonfiction, and Media Editors as well as Executive Staff (Managing Editor and Associate Editor). Prior experience in editing and publishing is greatly appreciated but not necessary. Undergraduate students of all years are welcome to apply!