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Newsletter - 11/14
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Artwork is from senior Estera Kotorobay's BA Exhibition, titled "It's been a hard year."
Call for work The Wall @ SAB
See Opportunities for more information!
Call for Art: UMass Amherst MFA Alumni
Please read the full description under our Opportunities section.
Visiting Artist Talk
Craig Drennen is an American artist based in Atlanta, Georgia. He is best known for his ongoing long-term Timon of Athens project, for which he has produced paintings, drawings, prints, videos, performances, sculptures. His work shows technical agility across a wide range of influences that spans abstraction, representation, and conceptual practices. His work has been included in the Aqua art fair in Miami, the MACO art fair in Mexico City, and the VoltaBasel art fair in Basel, Switzerland. His work has been reviewed in The New York Times, the Boston Globe, Artforum, and Art in America magazines, among others. He has attended artist residency programs at the Triangle Art Foundation, the Hambidge Center, Yaddo, and the MacDowell Colony. In 2018 he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. Drennen served four years (2010–12, 2016) as Dean at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and currently teaches at Georgia State University in Atlanta.
Thursday, November 14, 12 - 1 pm
SAB Room 240
UMass Theater Workshop & Play Reading
Artists and theater-makers alike are invited to join the University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of Theater in the Fine Arts Center on Nov. 15 for a workshop, The Art of Self-Production, with New York-based playwright Eliza Bent, who will then take part in Community Play Read as we discover her fresh new comedy, "Indeed, friend!" Bent will begin with her workshop about self-producing, fundraising and public relations. It is free to all attendees. After the workshop, Bent joins our weekly Community Play Read at 4:30 p.m. Community Play Read is an opportunity for the Pioneer Valley to discover a play every week first-hand. This week, Bent will participate in the group-reading of "Indeed, friend!", her new comedy, which is fresh from a workshop with Playwrights Horizons. Community Play Read is free, with no registration required.
Workshop: Friday, November 15, 2:30 - 4:30 pm
Play reading: Friday, November 15, at 4:30 pm
Fine Arts Center Room 204
Extant: Liminal Narratives, Lived Histories
All These Ghosts You Made of Our Mothers
BFA Candidate and senior Alice Erickson will be exhibiting her performance piece "All These Ghosts You Made of Our Mothers" at the opening reception for "Extant: Liminal Narratives, Lived Histories", an exhibition by the Five College Advanced Studio Seminar class, on Friday, November 22. In this new work by the artist, vintage pharmaceutical advertising and lived experience intersect to create a meditation on the medical treatment of "housewife syndrome".
November 10 - 29
Opening Reception: Friday, November 22, 4:30 - 6:30 pm
Janotta Gallery, Smith College
wherever i may be, the sky is mine
1st and 2nd year MFA graduate students in the Department of Art
Herter Art Gallery presents wherever i may be, the sky is mine, a group exhibition of current 1st and 2nd year graduate students who critically respond to this era of cacophony of voices and noises, where truths are crumbled by repudiation of facts. The exhibition features artworks that grapple with some of the most urgent issues of our time, yet through modest means. Facing our precarious future, the artists offer various modes of observing, caring, reconsidering, remembering, gathering, repairing, healing, and countering the myth of ‘greatness’ of America. The artists in this exhibition are: Taylor Benoit, Chenda Cope, Sally Curcio, Hannah Duggan, Avery Forbes, Cima Khademi, Nima Nikaklagh, Abbey Paccia, Jessica Scott, and Chaehee Yoon.
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 7, 5 - 7 pm
November 4 - 22, 2019
Herter Art Gallery
Capturing and Eroding the Self: From Self-Portraiture to the Selfie
What is new about a “selfie?” Does this digital form expand one's perception of self or shrink it? In this talk, John Garton, Associate Professor of Art History, examines how the tradition of self-portraiture pioneered in the Renaissance and other early modern epochs is being renovated by the digital selfie. What is the purpose of a selfie and is there an art to making one?
Wednesday, November 20, 5:30 pm
South College E245
Woven Works from ArteSana
Stop by Bartlett 310 to see the incredible woven works of ArteSana.
Friday, November 15 & 22, 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Student Union Art Gallery
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 to May 26, 2020
For more information, contact Jana Silver: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chaehee Yoon and Xuan Pham
continues in the Commons @ SAB until finished, on Fridays, 12 - 4 pm.
through December 6Opening Reception: Sunday, November 10, 2 - 4 pm
through December 6
Draw The Line
Shona Macdonald, Michele Lauriat & more
The Art Complex Museum
Through January 12, 2020
Games of Chance
Shawn Farley & Lois Guarino
Through November 26, 2019
Augusta Savage Gallery
States of Being
MFA Studio Art Candidates
through November 17
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
Open call for work by MFA Grads!
Herter Art Gallery
To celebrate 50 years of its commitment to the Department of Art and it’s teaching mission, the Herter Art Gallery is delighted to announce an Open Call for a Juried Exhibition of Recent Work by Alumni of the MFA program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. The exhibition will be curated by Laylah Ali, contemporary artist, and Francis Christopher Oakley, Third Century Professor of Art at Williamsburg College, MA; 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, MA. All selected applicants will be included in a full-color catalog that will accompany the exhibit. The exhibition will be up from March 5 - 26, 2020, and will open with an Artists’ Reception on Thursday, March 5 in conjunction with the Amherst Arts Night Plus, from 5 - 7 pm.
More info about applying for Herter's exhibition
Submissions due: 11:59 pm, November 30, 2019
Selected applicants notified: by December 20, 2019
The Wall @ SAB provides an opportunity for BFA and MFA students to be creatively innovative, and push the boundaries of their art making practice. We are looking for work that challenges traditional modes of visual expression, and takes risks with site, materials, and conceptual frameworks. The Wall @ SAB is a space for inventive installation work, 2D work, assemblages, and/or site specific work created especially for the Wall @ SAB. Project or site-specific work is preferred. Accepted proposals receive a $150 stipend to cover cost of materials.
Please send a single PDF to email@example.com, including your full name/s (if it is a collaboration), year of study, a 100-200 word statement, 8 images of your personal work and up to 3 sketches of the project.
Submission deadline: December 1st
Notification by: December 10th
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. Internships are now available for our Winter/Spring season from Visual Arts to Communications. Internship Positions include: Stage Tech Production, Performing Arts Administration, Visual Arts - Curatorial, Graphic Design, Development, Communications, Education.
Dates of internships: Monday, January 20 – Saturday, May 9
Application deadline: Friday, November 15, 2019
Apply to Intern at Mass MoCA
Direct any questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ryan R. Gibbs Photography Contest
The New Delta Review Literary Journal is currently accepting entries for its annual Ryan R. Gibbs Photography Contest. The juror of this year’s contest is New York City based artist Elliott Jerome Brown Jr. The winner will be featured in the 2019-2020 edition of the New Delta Review, which is published annually by Louisiana State University Creative Writing graduate students. An honorarium of $400 is awarded to the winner and a runner-up will be selected. There is a $5 fee to enter. For the contest, New Delta Review seeks a series of 5-11 photographs to be featured in Issue 10.1. Together, the photographs should tell a story, or be centered on a unified theme of the artist’s choosing.
More information and how to enter the Ryan Gibbs Photo Contest
Deadline to apply: November 15
Five College Student Film Showcase
Student work may be submitted by any enrolled student in any of the Five College institutions. Films can be up to 10 minutes. Your film should explore or address the idea of "home" in some meaningful way. The showcase welcomes diverse perspectives, representations, and interpretations, as well as a wide array of genres, styles, and/or production values. Work created in any context (with others, inside class, outside of class) during your period of study at any Five College institution is eligible.
How to apply
Deadline to apply: Monday, November 18, 2019 Selections delivered by December 1st, 2019