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10 / 20 / 14




Convergence: 60th Anniversary Alumni ExhibitionOctober 24–December 14Opening Reception: Friday, October 24, 6-8 pm808 Gallery, Boston UniversityIn celebration of the College of Fine Arts 60th Anniversary, the School of Visual Arts presents Convergence, its first large-scale alumni exhibition in Boston University’s 808 Gallery. Featuring the work of over 140 alumni spanning the full history of the school, this juried exhibition presents a sweeping picture of the school’s legacy and impact. The exhibition is held as part of CFA’s 60th Anniversary programming.





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Convergence: 60th Anniversary Alumni Exhibition
October 24–December 14
Opening Reception: Friday, October 24, 6-8 pm
808 Gallery, Boston University

In celebration of the College of Fine Arts 60th Anniversary, the School of Visual Arts presents Convergence, its first large-scale alumni exhibition in Boston University’s 808 Gallery. Featuring the work of over 140 alumni spanning the full history of the school, this juried exhibition presents a sweeping picture of the school’s legacy and impact. The exhibition is held as part of CFA’s 60th Anniversary programming.







10 / 17 / 14 / Graphic Design Internship (paid): Credo




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Credo in Boston is seeking a design student who wants real-world design experience working directly with the company’s full-time designer. The intern will create marketing collateral for the company as well as design promotional material for customers (public, higher education, and grammar school libraries). The intern will be given design projects to tackle from start to finish, from creating the initial sketches to developing iterations to prepping it for print. The intern will also assist the lead designer. The internship is 15 hours per week, with compensation of $12 per hour.

Tasks

  • Work independently to create original designs for collateral, including posters, bookmarks, handouts, icons, infographics, web elements, give-aways, etc.
  • Use artistic eye to choose useful stock images
  • Illustrate design elements or illustrations in lieu of using stock images
  • Revise outdated materials
  • Ensure that marketing materials are branded appropriately
  • Illustrate design elements or illustrations in lieu of using stock images
  • Prep materials for print and web
  • Package and ship deliverables to customers

Requirements

  • Currently pursuing a degree (or recently graduated with a degree) in Fine Arts or Graphic Design.
  • Comfortable using Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign,
  • Photoshop).
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, specifically PowerPoint and Word
  • Able to quickly learn new products, programs or technology (e.g.: Joomla for online content management).
  • Portfolio showing strength in the main principles of design as well as innovative thinking.
  • Able to take direction on projects and respond well to feedback.
  • A team player who is creative, flexible, willing to help as needed and adaptable to change.

Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume to careers@credoreferenece.com.










10 / 15 / 14 / Visiting Artist - Fine Arts 2D (Painting): MassArt




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The Fine Arts 2D Department at Massachusetts College of Art and Design seeks candidates for a two year, full-time faculty position beginning in September, 2015.  The department consists of 200 undergraduate and graduate students and eight full-time faculty. This position is to teach an undergraduate painting Major Studio and an elective course each semester, advise and recruit students and attend departmental meetings. A small private studio within the painting department is provided.

Requirements

  • 1 year College-level teaching beyond Teaching Assistant 
  • MFA degree
  • Strong Exhibition record

Preferred Qualificiations

  • 2-3 years college level teaching 
  • Experienced in teaching from direct observation

Click here to apply. Deadline: December 1, 2014










10 / 14 / 14




Halvorson’s paint is polysemic, it flutters between itself and the cement or mud or dust or soot or weathered house paint that it depicts, that it is. And in a deep way they really are these things. At the same time, the painting’s surface is buttery layers of low-relief marks, showing that they are brushstrokes too. Far from the cool colors of dispassionate observation, her nuanced palate is a study in simmered grays and burnished creams, velvety blacks and mottled roses—the kinds of colors warmed by the sunlight of affection. Halvorson’s paintings are not about “nostalgia” or the charm of rustic things, but about things that are part of human lives and become Real, that become living extensions of us.
—Jarrett Earnest for the Brooklyn Rail
Josephine Halvorson visits the school as part of the Contemporary Perspectives Lecture Series on Monday, November 17. Details here.





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Halvorson’s paint is polysemic, it flutters between itself and the cement or mud or dust or soot or weathered house paint that it depicts, that it is. And in a deep way they really are these things. At the same time, the painting’s surface is buttery layers of low-relief marks, showing that they are brushstrokes too. Far from the cool colors of dispassionate observation, her nuanced palate is a study in simmered grays and burnished creams, velvety blacks and mottled roses—the kinds of colors warmed by the sunlight of affection. Halvorson’s paintings are not about “nostalgia” or the charm of rustic things, but about things that are part of human lives and become Real, that become living extensions of us.

Jarrett Earnest for the Brooklyn Rail

Josephine Halvorson visits the school as part of the Contemporary Perspectives Lecture Series on Monday, November 17. Details here.







10 / 10 / 14 / Internship Opportunity (unpaid, room/board included): Oehme Graphics




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Interns at Oehme Graphics in Colorado will work alongside Master Printer, Sue Oehme, and assistant printers at the workshop for a minimum of 35 hours a week in exchange for free room and board.

Duties may include: plate preparation, proofing, editioning, print curation, digital photography and archiving, website maintenance, and staff meal preparation. Assigned tasks will be based on each intern’s skills as evaluated by the director. Oehme Graphics is particularly interested in candidates who have administration skills, an interest in gallery/museum studies, marketing, and possess strong computer skills, specifically with InDesign and Photoshop.

Currently Oehme Graphics is looking for interns for the months of November, December, January, and February, and a commitment for 1-2 of these months.

Applicants should submit the following materials via email to hollis@oehmegraphics.com:

  • A cover letter describing your qualifications to be an intern with Oehme Graphics. Please indicate which month or months you are available
  • Resume
  • 10 jpeg images of art work with an emphasis on printmaking
  • 2 letters of recommendation from professors or professionals in the printmaking field (i.e. artists or gallery owners)









10 / 09 / 14




Jessica Beck & Shannon Chapman: The In-BetweenOctober 6–18Gallery 5, 855 Commonwealth Avenue, 5th Floor
Featuring works on paper by Jessica Beck and Shannon Chapman, The In-Between is an collaborative watercolor exhibition that explores themes of visual experiences and examines the duality of drawing and painting. 





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Jessica Beck & Shannon Chapman: The In-Between
October 6–18
Gallery 5, 855 Commonwealth Avenue, 5th Floor

Featuring works on paper by Jessica Beck and Shannon Chapman, The In-Between is an collaborative watercolor exhibition that explores themes of visual experiences and examines the duality of drawing and painting. 







10 / 06 / 14









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Artist Talk: Breehan James
Monday, October 6, 12 pm
Room 500, CFA Building

Breehan James received her MFA from Yale University and her BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art + Design. An avid hunter and naturalist since childhood, Breehan’s paintings are developed during long stretches spent in the wilderness of Northern Wisconsin and Minnesota, on family hunting trips and nature expeditions.







09 / 30 / 14




Abraham Storer (MFA 08), Orthodox Tel Aviv, 2014, oil on canvas, 13.75 x 13.75”





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Abraham Storer (MFA 08), Orthodox Tel Aviv, 2014, oil on canvas, 13.75 x 13.75”







09 / 29 / 14




Interdisciplinary designer and TED fellow E Roon Kang joins us for a talk today at 12:30 in Room 357. View more of his work here.





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Interdisciplinary designer and TED fellow E Roon Kang joins us for a talk today at 12:30 in Room 357. View more of his work here.







09 / 25 / 14 / Call for Grant Proposals: Boston University Jewish Cultural Endowment




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The Boston University Jewish Cultural Endowment supports Jewish cultural programs at the University. In past years, the JCE has funded scholarly, lectures, conferences, theatre and dance performances, concerts, literary events, curricular enrichment, and the visual arts, with a mission to foster an appreciation of Jewish culture in all its richness and diversity.

Submissions are being accepted from all students, faculty and staff significantly involved in the study and/or production of Jewish culture.

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09 / 24 / 14




Group Trip to the South End GalleriesFriday, October 3, 5 pmMeet in the Visual Arts Resource Library
SoWa, or South of Washington Street, is Boston’s major arts district located in the vibrant South End neighborhood. On the first friday of every month, galleries and artist studios open their doors to the public. As a group, we’ll explore the Harrison Street galleries, the Boston Center for the Arts and the many artist studio buildings in the district. RSVP to Evan at efsmith@bu.edu.





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Group Trip to the South End Galleries
Friday, October 3, 5 pm
Meet in the Visual Arts Resource Library

SoWa, or South of Washington Street, is Boston’s major arts district located in the vibrant South End neighborhood. On the first friday of every month, galleries and artist studios open their doors to the public. As a group, we’ll explore the Harrison Street galleries, the Boston Center for the Arts and the many artist studio buildings in the district. RSVP to Evan at efsmith@bu.edu.







09 / 23 / 14









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Exhibition views of Todd Hido: Excerpts from Silver Meadows at BU Art Gallery. On view through October 19.

Related Programs:

Thursday, September 25, 6 pm: Gallery Walkthrough with Joanne Lukitsh, Professor of Art History at Massachusetts College of Art + Design

Tuesday, October 7, 6 pm: Film Screening of Robert Aldrich’s noir classic Kiss Me Deadly, followed by Q&A with Mark Anastasio, Film Programmer at the Coolidge Corner Theatre

Friday, October 10, 6 pm: Literary Reading with Anthony D’Aries, author of the memoir The Language of Men

Images via Temporary Land Bridge







09 / 22 / 14 / Call for Proposals: PIPELINE




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The Medfield Cultural Council seeks creative ideas to re-use massive cast iron water pump components for functional items like seating or bike racks, way-finding and signage, or sculpture. One winning entry will receive $1,000 in funding.

The project will be developed on-site, responding to the abandoned state mental hospital in Medfield, MA. The goal is to bring the winning idea to life and connect residents and visitors to the new park, hiking trails, river vistas, and history of the area.

Selection Criteria:

  • innovation and originality of ideas
  • potential for implementation
  • creative choice and re-use of materials
  • safety and feasibility
  • artist qualifications and professionalism
  • appropriateness to site(s)
  • maintenance requirements

To Apply, email a one-page idea proposal and a one-page visual description or image, with no name or identifying information in PDF format. Label your files LastName_Idea or Visual. Include a resume/CV (jury review only) to JeanMineo@aol.com before 5 pm EST on November 21, 2014.

More details available here.










09 / 17 / 14




Kaitlin Zorah McDonough (BFA 07), Body Thinking, 2013, 83 x 73”, oil and spray paint on jute





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Kaitlin Zorah McDonough (BFA 07), Body Thinking, 2013, 83 x 73”, oil and spray paint on jute







09 / 16 / 14




Paper Monument, a journal on contemporary art edited by Boston University alum and faculty member Dushko Petrovich, is releasing The Miraculous, a new book by critic Raphael Rubinstein. The book presents the artistic avant-gardes of the last five decades as a tapestry of incidents as fascinating and unlikely as any collection of myths or legends.
Each of the fifty episodes in The Miraculous is a richly detailed telling of the circumstances surrounding a single work of art; only the name of the artist is withheld until the end of the book. As Michael H. Miller wrote describing the book in ARTnews, “the works take on the icy detachment of a Lydia Davis story, a floating concept with no clear context. Distilled to only an idea, the pieces bask in their more intriguing narratives and separate themselves from the heavy baggage of authorship and intention.”
The Miraculous includes writing on fifty artists such as Joseph Beuys, Yoko Ono, Marina Abramovic, Lee Lozano, Tseng Kwong Chi, Cindy Sherman, David Hammons, and R.H. Quaytman.
Raphael Rubinstein is a New York-based poet and art critic. Among his books are Polychrome Profusion: Selected Art Criticism 1990-2002, The Afterglow of Minor Pop Masterpieces, and The Cry of Unbalance. From 1997 to 2007 he was a senior editor at Art in America, where he continues to be a contributing editor. He is currently professor of critical studies at the University of Houston School of Art. In 2002, the French government presented him with the award of Chevalier in the Order of Arts and Letters.
The Miraculous is Paper Monument’s first single-author title.





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Paper Monument, a journal on contemporary art edited by Boston University alum and faculty member Dushko Petrovich, is releasing The Miraculous, a new book by critic Raphael Rubinstein. The book presents the artistic avant-gardes of the last five decades as a tapestry of incidents as fascinating and unlikely as any collection of myths or legends.

Each of the fifty episodes in The Miraculous is a richly detailed telling of the circumstances surrounding a single work of art; only the name of the artist is withheld until the end of the book. As Michael H. Miller wrote describing the book in ARTnews, “the works take on the icy detachment of a Lydia Davis story, a floating concept with no clear context. Distilled to only an idea, the pieces bask in their more intriguing narratives and separate themselves from the heavy baggage of authorship and intention.”

The Miraculous includes writing on fifty artists such as Joseph Beuys, Yoko Ono, Marina Abramovic, Lee Lozano, Tseng Kwong Chi, Cindy Sherman, David Hammons, and R.H. Quaytman.

Raphael Rubinstein is a New York-based poet and art critic. Among his books are Polychrome Profusion: Selected Art Criticism 1990-2002, The Afterglow of Minor Pop Masterpieces, and The Cry of Unbalance. From 1997 to 2007 he was a senior editor at Art in America, where he continues to be a contributing editor. He is currently professor of critical studies at the University of Houston School of Art. In 2002, the French government presented him with the award of Chevalier in the Order of Arts and Letters.

The Miraculous is Paper Monument’s first single-author title.








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