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Friday, November 2, 2018
Friday, November 2, 2018
Student artwork from Open House on display.
Registration begins November 5.
Advising for Freshmen Art Majors
November 5 - 9, and will take place in Foundations classes
Join us for popcorn at the Screen@SAB on Wednesdays in Commons! See the newest screening running through November 21 (more below).
HFA Advising and Career Center
Visit the HFA Calendar here to see what opportunities are available to you!!
The Department of Art is pleased to announce the second call for exhibiting students' work on the Wall. We'll accept two proposals for the spring 2019 semester.
Yet not to be attained: reflections on landscape in contemporary video art
Curated by Jenny Vogel, featuring the work of: Ishu Han, Cynthia Hooper, Erica Molsworth, Scott Polach, Renee Rhodes, and Maya Smira.
Now showing on the Screen@SAB! Located at the top of the stairs.
Studio Arts Building
November 1 - 21
A solo exhibition by MFA Alumnus and current Adjunct Faculty Jacin Giordano at Galerie Sultana in Paris, France.
November 3 - December 22
Department of Art MFA Candidates
HERTER ART GALLERY is pleased to present ALTER/ALTAR, an exhibition of work by graduate students in the Department of Art at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Making art implies alteration, literally and figuratively, while an altar suggests a place for offering. By altering in the pursuit of offering, these artists work towards various forms of "altars". Through this thematic play on words, this exhibition explores the parallels that exist between their diverse practices, which range from painting, video, sculpture, installation, to performance.
Please join us at the opening reception to celebrate these artists and their journeys!
Opening Reception: Wednesday, November 7, 5 - 7 pm
November 7 - 28, Herter Art Gallery, UMass
Tristatic presents CANDY AVERAGE, a collective identity crisis, documented through video and objects. Using improvisation and intuition as their guides, three figures navigate constructed worlds that softly blend reality and fiction. Vignettes in which wigs are portals, fresh lilies are lunch, and friendship is choreographed through wood piles, living rooms and discount stores.
Tristatic is Jacqueline Dougherty, Julia Handschuh, and Haley Morgan. This trio makes performance for video, generating work through the embodied exploration of space and identity, and using a camera to document, amplify, and share their playtime. Based in Atlanta, GA and Western Massachusetts.
October 30 - November 16
Closing reception on Thursday, November 15, 5 - 7 pm
Student Union Art Gallery, UMass
Gallery Hours: Monday - Thursday, 10 am to 5 pm, Friday, 10 am to 3 pm
detail of Siren, 2016, featured in the upcoming exhibit Hold Still, at Swarthmore College's List Gallery
Solo show, outdoor projections, live performance, and more...
First there's Hold Still, a solo exhibition in Swarthmore's List Gallery. The show will feature recent work, including Siren (pictured above) and Entertaining Illusion, a new installation that will be on view for the first time ever. There's also a printed catalog, with an essay about my work by artist Elizabeth King, one of Robin's art heroes. The show opens with a reception on Thursday, November 8, and he'll be giving an artist's talk right before the reception that night.
See below for times, locations and other details.
Projections take place on Swarthmore's North Campus Quad:
November 5–9, 7:00–8:00 p.m. each night
Artist's Talk in the Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema:
Thursday, November 8, 4:30 p.m.
List Gallery Reception:
Thursday, November 8, 5:30–7:00 p.m.
Friday, November 9, 7:30–7:50 p.m.
List Gallery Exhibition Dates:
November 8 – December 15
Contact List Gallery Director Andrea Packard.
NATIONAL ART EDUCATION ASSOCIATION (NAEA)
For members or prospective members (it's easy to join!), register now here. There are 140+ ticketed events, hands on workshops, gallery and historical tours, that cost extra but are well worth it. Click here for more info.
Labyrinth of Fables
View by reservation in large green screen room.
DuBois Library, Third floor, Digital Media Center
The Body of the Condemned
Greenfield Community College Art Department.
October 9 - November 8
[Containing] Great Space
Curated by Department of Art Professor Emeritus Jeanette Cole, and featuring artists Paula Elliott, Sigrid Miller Pollin, and Joan Weber, this exhibition originated with the notion of a container like image as a vehicle to enter a place of interiority, and the possibilities of distinctly personal results when artists embark on this path.
Hampden Gallery, UMass
October 21 - November 15
We Wear the Mask
Augusta Savage Gallery, UMass Amherst
On view: October 29 - November 16
through November 23
Merideth Ward Fine Art Gallery
The Concinnitas Portfolio
University Museum of Contemporary Art
Fine Arts Center
Pau Atela's (Re)Creations and MathStudio
September 12 - December 9
University Museum of Contemporary Art
Fine Arts Center
Global Indigenous Visions Film Festival
Screenings at 7:30 pm
See schedule here.
Flavin Family Auditoria School of Management (SOM137)
Apply now! Winter/Spring Internships at MASS MoCA
MASS MoCA offers internship positions in almost all departments — here you will find links to the full descriptions and an application for this season.
Dates of internships: Monday, January 28 – Sunday, May 12, 2019
Application deadline: Saturday, November 17, 2018.
Questions? Email email@example.com
Join Jabberwocky, the English Department’s official
undergraduate literary journal!
For the first time, Jabberwocky is opening staff applications for the Spring 2019 edition to Art majors!
Upper- and underclassmen are both encouraged to apply! More information about Jabberwocky can be found on the English Department website. Applications are due by December 22 at 11:59PM EST. Please feel free to contact the Editor in Chief, Mira Kennedy, with questions, comments, or just to express interest, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested in submitting work? Keep an eye out for Jabberwocky’s call for submissions at the start of the spring semester.
CALL TO ARTISTS: Future Forward Benefit Exhibition
Haley McDevitt, Department of Art BFA Alumna, is working at Easthampton City Arts this fall, and thought you might be interested in being a part of the upcoming Open Calls happening in Easthampton! The Future Forward benefit exhibition will be up during the Eastworks Open Studios, and the Small Works Show will be taking place in December. You can support ECA's Youth Arts Initiative by donating 1-3 original artworks for our special benefit art exhibition or by visiting the exhibition & purchasing artworks from the show! Please confirm your participation by sending an email to email@example.com
Important Dates include:
Artwork Drop - Off at MAP Gallery: Thursday, November 1 at 12-7pm
Eastworks Open Studios: Saturday, November 3rd at 10am-5pm & Sunday, November 4th at 12-5pm
Art Walk Reception: Saturday, November 10th at 5-8pm
Haley McDevitt, Marketing & Events Coordinator
Easthampton City Arts (ECA), (781) 771-9505
Two Positions Available
Colleen Keough, Lecturer in the Department of Art, recently joined the advisory board for Paperbark Literary Magazine, and they are looking to fill two positions: Special Project Coordinator and Development Manager.
These positions come with a small stipend. The positions require a commitment to the vision and workload of the project. The staff would prefer graduate student applicants, but will consider highly motivated undergraduate students. Paperbark is a collaboration between the School of Earth and Sustainability, the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, and the UMass Libraries. They're a really great group of conscious, passionate folks.
Paperbark is a print and electronic-based literary magazine, published annually, with a focus on the environmental humanities, sustainable living, and the promotion of literary and fine arts. Please contact them directly with any questions.
Paperbark website »
Ceramic Figure Workshop
First Generation Initiative Schedule of Events
The First Generation Initiative, under the direction of the Graduate School's
Office of Inclusion and Engagement, offers supportive programming and special events
for graduate students who were the first in their immediate family to attend college.
- Student/Faculty Mixer - Wednesday, October 24, 4:30 - 6:30 pm
Commonwealth Honors College room 160
- GSCA Luncheon Panel - Thursday, November 8, 12 - 2 pm
Life Sciences Lab room 320
- OPD How to Overcome Imposter Syndrome - Thursday, November 15,
1 - 2 pm, Goodell Lounge
2018 CAA Professional Development Fellowships
now open for MFA students! Now accepting applications! CAA's Professional Development Fellowships program supports artists, designers, craftspersons, historians, curators, and critics who are enrolled in MFA or PhD programs and graduating in 2019. Fellows are honored with $10,000 unrestricted grants to help them with various aspects of their work.
Application deadline: November 16, 2018
Click here to learn more and apply.