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Friday, March 6, 2020
Friday, March 6, 2020
This image is from a video created by student Lin Bo, titled "I...", now playing on the Screen@SAB, along with many other student's work from Art 274, Animation Fundamentals. Read more about the Screen@SAB.
Read about the The HFA Summer Internship Scholarship Fund, and other competitions in our Opportunities section below.
FRAME 2020: Call for Moving Image Work
Deadline extended until Tuesday, March 10
Selected works will be shown on the Screen@SAB
Current work on the Screen is on view through March 18.
Read more about Frame 2020 in our Opportunities section below.
New work from the final projects created by students
in Art 274 Animation Fundamentals, taught by Colleen Keough
from the fall 2019 semester, will be featured on the Screen@SAB.
February 20 - March 18
The Interdepartmental Program in Film Studies is pleased to announce the 27th annual Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival, "Imagine Better".
What we imagine fuels our intentions. The 27th annual Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival asks us to Imagine Better. This season we present films from around the world offering creative, often startlingly original visions that rethink approaches to myriad environmental challenges encounters with otherness various kinds and our very understanding of fantasy, history, family, friends, and neighbors. They ask us, they show us, and they hope that we can learn to Imagine Better.
Films will be screened on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 pm starting on February 26, 2020, through April 22, 2020, in the Flavin Family Auditorium SOM 137
This week's screening is directed by Ian Cheney called, "Thirteen Ways".
All events are free and open to the public.
BFA Alumna Olga Holmberg invites you to view an exhibit of twelve of her paintings at Woodstar Cafe in Northampton, MA.
February 3 - March 15
Sunday - Monday, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday - Friday, 7:00am - 7:00 pm
Saturday, 8:00am - 7:00 pm
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
Join the Art Education Program Undergraduate and Graduate students for their annual exhibition showcasing their work of their local K-12 students!
April 8 - April 13
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 9, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
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
HFA Internship Scholarship Fund
The HFA Summer Internship Scholarship Fund helps students participate in valuable summer internship experiences that have great potential but offer no compensation. This is a competitive program. Those who succeed will be pursuing a high-quality internship that is likely to further their academic and professional goals or their career exploration.
Monday, March 9, 5:00 pm (Priority Deadline)
Monday, April 13, 5:00 pm (Regular Deadline)
Read here for the requirements and to apply for the HFA Internship Scholarship
Eisner Camp Summer Job Opportunity
Get a lifetime of experience this summer
Spend your summer in the beautiful Berkshire Mountains! Eisner Camp, an overnight Jewish summer camps in Western Massachusetts, seek experienced and enthusiastic artists and those with experience teaching children to fill art instructor positions.
We're seeking instructors in the following departments: jewelry, digital photography, videography, painting, and, ceramics. These positions work under the supervision of art teachers and independent artists, Competitive salary, room and board provided. Instructors do not need to be Jewish, just enthusiastic about joining a mission driven organization.
Must be available June 11 - August 17. Interviews are rolling until positions are filled.
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.