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09 / 15 / 14









Tags / looks / painting / alumni / Galleries / tony csavas / bu / boston university

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Exhibition views of Tony Csavas: True Self in the Sherman Gallery.

Tony Csavas: True Self
September 9–October 26
Closing Reception: Saturday, October 25, 5:30–7:30 pm

Tony Csavas: True Self  is a memorial exhibition that highlights artwork created between 2009 and 2014 while the artist was living in Charleston, SC. Known for utilizing the landscape and personal belongings as subjects, each artwork reflects the nuanced way that Csavas views quotidian elements. In many ways, this creates a mysterious relationship between person and place; history and present; and the recognized and overlooked aspects of individual identity.







09 / 12 / 14 / Graphic Designer: Artists For Humanity




Tags / jobs / job opportunities / graphic design

Artists For Humanity is a dynamic Boston non-profit that empowers hundreds of urban teens though employment in a highly innovative and impactful youth arts enterprise program. By combining creativity and entrepreneurship, AFH provides youth with the keys to personal and economic long-term self-sufficiency. Ninety-five percent of participants pursue post-secondary education.

AFH seeks a Graphic Designer to join their 15-member Graphic Design Studio. The Design Team works on diverse projects, including identity/brand development, publications, environmental graphics, and front-end web design. The ideal candidate must possess a strong design sense, a passion for detail and typography, and an ability to tackle multiple tasks and assignments in an open office, fast-paced environment.

Responsibilities

  • Providing primary support for the Graphic Design Studio, including project management and studio operations
  • Producing strong designs that adhere to brand guidelines and production specifications
  • Assisting in mentoring Youth Designers

Qualifications:

  • Commitment to the mission of Artists For Humanity
  • BA in Graphic Design or commensurate experience in the field
  • 3 - 5 years Graphic Design experience
  • Experience and interest in working with an urban teen population 
  • Proficiency in the following software: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign (highly skilled in multi-page layout)
  • Proficiency in pre-press preparation of files
  • Demonstrated mastery of visual design, layout, and typography
  • Strong interest in current design trends and design relevance
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and thrive in a fast paced environment
  • Professional desire to deliver quality design at high volume, often under tight deadlines, with minimal handholding
  • Strong communication and collaborative skills - must be able to build solid working relationships with AFH staff, external clients, and vendors
  • Solid understanding of the technical side of web development, including a working knowledge of HTML5, CSS3, and other technologies a plus

To apply, send a cover letter, resumé, and PDF of your portfolio or link to website to jobs@afhboston.org.
Deadline: September 30, 2014










09 / 11 / 14 / Artist in Residence (part-time): Boston Children’s Hospital




Tags / job opportunities / art education

Boston Children’s Hospital seeks an artist in residence to teach art techniques and develop creative projects with patients to share with family and a greater audience.

Requirements

  • Knowledge of theories, principles, and concepts typically acquired through completion of a Bachelor’s degree in fine art or creative arts.
  • Three to six months of teaching experience in art.
  • General knowledge of computers.
  • Excellent communication skills in order to effectively deal with conflicting views or issues and mediate fair solutions, or well‑developed writing skills.
  • Experience teaching art techniques.

To apply, visit the Children’s Hospital Career Opportunities page and type “artist” in the search field.










09 / 10 / 14




Interested in a semester abroad in Venice, Italy? Stop by Room 500 on Thursday, September 11 at 12:30 pm to learn about the Spring 2015 program. With studios and apartments near Campo Santa Margherita, and courses in Graphic Design, Painting, Murano Glass, Printmaking and Venetian Art History, it’s sure to be an unforgettable and creatively enriching experience.





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Interested in a semester abroad in Venice, Italy? Stop by Room 500 on Thursday, September 11 at 12:30 pm to learn about the Spring 2015 program. With studios and apartments near Campo Santa Margherita, and courses in Graphic Design, Painting, Murano Glass, Printmaking and Venetian Art History, it’s sure to be an unforgettable and creatively enriching experience.







09 / 09 / 14 / Call for Entries: Translations at Reed College




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Emergent Art Space and the Art Department of Reed College in Portland, Oregon, are seeking entries for Translations, an international exhibition for students and emerging artists.

Submission Deadline: September 30
No Entry Fee. Limit of two works per artist.
To apply and for more information, click here.










09 / 08 / 14




Inside the Sketchbook with Raúl GonzalezWednesday, September 10, 12 pmRoom 500, CFA Building 
For the first Artist Development Series event of the semester, Boston-based artist Raúl Gonzalez will present his sketchbook and drawing practice. Gonzalez is an award winning artist whose work has been exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and in galleries in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Miami. He is represented by Carroll and Sons, Boston.





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Inside the Sketchbook with Raúl Gonzalez
Wednesday, September 10, 12 pm
Room 500, CFA Building 

For the first Artist Development Series event of the semester, Boston-based artist Raúl Gonzalez will present his sketchbook and drawing practice. Gonzalez is an award winning artist whose work has been exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and in galleries in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Miami. He is represented by Carroll and Sons, Boston.






09 / 05 / 14 / Art Instructor (part-time): Young Champions




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Young Champions, a youth recreation organization, is looking for art instructors to teach childrean ages 5 to 15. Experience in drawing, painting and free hand illustration required. No teaching experience needed, instruction and training for teaching youth will be provided. Hours are part-time during evenings and weekends.

Locations in all areas of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. Email youngchampionsmajobs@gmail.com to apply.










09 / 04 / 14









Tags / looks / painting / alumni / anna valdez / helena wurzel

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Endless Summer
September 4 – October 16
Gallery Bergelli
Larkspur, CA

A group exhibition featuring new paintings by early career female painters Amy Lincoln, Emma Webster, Helena Wurzel, and Anna Valdez, Endless Summer conveys a continuation of the summer heat expressed through the hot hues and fluorescent palettes that run throughout the pieces in the show. In California, summer tends to linger and this provokes a desire for outdoor adventures, leisure, and play. The works in this show illustrate this spirit. This exhibition is the culmination of various experiences as seen through the lenses of these four painters. 

Endless Summer features the work of BU alums Anna Valdez and Helena Wurzel.







09 / 03 / 14




Undergraduate ShowcaseSeptember 2–28Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 3, 5-6 pm808 Gallery
The first exhibition of the academic year, the annual Undergraduate Showcase welcomes new students and celebrates those returning with a selection of work by current undergraduates in Painting, Sculpture, Graphic Design and Printmaking.





Tags / Galleries / students / painting / sculpture / printmaking / graphic design

Undergraduate Showcase
September 2–28
Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 3, 5-6 pm
808 Gallery

The first exhibition of the academic year, the annual Undergraduate Showcase welcomes new students and celebrates those returning with a selection of work by current undergraduates in Painting, Sculpture, Graphic Design and Printmaking.







09 / 03 / 14 / Museum Ambassador: MFA Boston




Tags / job opportunities / museums

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is looking for undergraduate students or graduate students with Federal Work Study funds to participate in the Ambassador Program at the Museum during the upcoming academic year. Ambassadors help MFA guests navigate through the Museum, offering guidance and interpretive assistance in the galleries. 

Pay Rate: $11 / hour
Hours per week: 10-15
Position begins October 1, 2014
Wednesday and Thursday evenings are required and dedicated to training

For more information and to apply, click here.










09 / 02 / 14









Tags / events / boston university / bu / contemporary perspectives / painting / sculpture / graphic design

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Amazingly, the summer is  over and the Fall 2014 semester has begun. Among the many exciting things to look forward to is this year’s Contemporary Perspective Lecture Series. Over the coming months we will be joined by Josephine Halvorson, Huma BhabhaStefan SagmeisterMickalene Thomas, and Janet Echelman.

Find out more about the Contemporary Perspectives Lecture Series.







08 / 28 / 14 / Art Instructor: Fuller Craft Museum




Tags / job opportunities / painting / sculpture

The Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, Massachusetts, is seeking instructors to facilitate classes in Drawing and Painting, Ceramics, Watercolor, paper making, wood turning, small metals, PMC, etc. Classes can run from 4-8 weeks, 2-3 hour segments once a week.

Previous teaching experience is required. Class description and materials list should be included. Salary negotiable. To apply, email jcronin@fullercraft.org by September 26.










08 / 27 / 14 / Junior Designer: Boston University School of Management




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The Office of Marketing and Communications in the BU School of Management is seeking a junior designer to support  on-going efforts to promote the school, its programs and events. This individual will work with the graphic designer to produce a variety of marketing and communication projects including print, web, clothing, and site art within the building. The ideal candidate will provide support refreshing current designs, implementing new projects art directed by the graphic designer, and concepting new creative solutions for specific projects. Work-study preferred, will consider a student employee. This is a time commitment of 8-10 hours a week.

The junior designer will report to the graphic designer. Working with the MarCom team this individual must be professional, collaborative, and self-motivated.

Requirements:

  • A student portfolio of print/digital work
  • Proficient in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, familiarity with WordPress is a plus

Interested parties should contact Maggie Price at mmprice@bu.edu.










08 / 26 / 14









Tags / looks / painting / faculty / jaya howey

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Jaya Howey: Note to Self
May 4-June 15, 2014
BUREAU, New York

We’re thrilled to welcome the newest member of the faculty, Jaya Howey, who joins us starting in the Fall 2014 semester. Check out more of Jaya’s work here.







08 / 11 / 14 / New American Paintings: Northeast Competition




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New American Paintings is a juried exhibition in print. Each museum-quality issue results from a highly selective juried competition. Thousands of artists enter our competitions every year, but only a limited number make it through the jurying process. Each issue, forty receive a four-page, full-color spread in New American Paintings. Five of the annual competitions focus on geographic regions (Northeast, South, Midwest, West and Pacific Coast), and the sixth is only open to current Masters of Fine Arts candidates who are attending schools based in the United States, and current year graduates.

To apply for the upcoming Northeast Edition, click here.
Deadline: August 31











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