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07 / 28 / 14




New this week in the Visual Arts Resource Library: Mickalene Thomas: Origin of the Universe, Jim Hodges: Give More Than You Take, and the 2014 Whitney Biennial catalogue.





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New this week in the Visual Arts Resource Library: Mickalene Thomas: Origin of the Universe, Jim Hodges: Give More Than You Take, and the 2014 Whitney Biennial catalogue.







07 / 22 / 14 / Graphic Design Internship (paid): CoPatient




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CoPatient, a healthcare technology startup based in downtown Boston, is seeking a part-time, paid graphic design intern to join their team. The ideal candidate should be a highly motivated self-starter who loves creating new content and designs, always looking to improve web site, email, and ad designs. Applicants must be able to work in a fast-paced environment, and be flexible with the demands of a start up culture.

Requirements:

  • 0-2 years of experience with designing websites, banner advertisements, email
  • Proficiency in WordPress absolutely required
  • Experience working in Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign)
  • Experience in HTML/CSS/Javascript is a plus but not required

The position is 10-20 hours a week, with compensation ranging between $15 and $18 an hour depending on experience. Interested parties should contact Rebecca at rpalm@copatient.com.










07 / 03 / 14 / Call for Entries: Collage + Assemblage at (SCENE)Metrospace




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(SCENE)Metrospace in East Lansing, Michigan is currently accepting submissions for a September/October exhibition featuring collage and assemblage. Submitted work should make use of collage or assemblage including works on paper/of paper, as well as painting, sculpture, installation, video, etc., that make use of collage or a collaged aesthetic as a primary component of the piece.

Submission Deadline: August 3, 2014
Entry Fee: $25
For more information and to apply, click here.










07 / 02 / 14




I do not see why the loss of faith in the known image and symbol in our time should be celebrated as a freedom. It is a loss from which we suffer, and this pathos motivates modern painting and poetry at its heart.
I think the only pressing question in painting is: When are you through? For my own part it is when I know I’ve “come out the other side.” This occasional and sudden awareness is the truest image for me. The clocklike path of this recognition suppresses a sense of victory: it is an ironic encounter and more of a mirror than a picture.
-Philip Guston, from the catalogue for the 1958 Whitney Museum of American Art exhibition, Nature in Abstraction.





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I do not see why the loss of faith in the known image and symbol in our time should be celebrated as a freedom. It is a loss from which we suffer, and this pathos motivates modern painting and poetry at its heart.

I think the only pressing question in painting is: When are you through? For my own part it is when I know I’ve “come out the other side.” This occasional and sudden awareness is the truest image for me. The clocklike path of this recognition suppresses a sense of victory: it is an ironic encounter and more of a mirror than a picture.

-Philip Guston, from the catalogue for the 1958 Whitney Museum of American Art exhibition, Nature in Abstraction.







07 / 01 / 14




hyperallergic:

Anna Valdez, “Picnic” (2014), oil on canvas. 42 x 42 inches. 





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hyperallergic:

Anna Valdez, “Picnic” (2014), oil on canvas. 42 x 42 inches. 







06 / 30 / 14 / Call for Entries: Derby Street Mural, Somerville




Tags / artist opportunities / painting / public art / Boston

The Somerville Arts Council will be overseeing the creation of a mural for the residences at 60-64 Derby Street. The mural location will be along the retaining wall at the back of the property but will be visible from the street as well. Work should be on wood panels and will need to be applied to the wall by artist.

Site Specs:
Cement retaining wall at 60-64 Derby Street Somerville, Mass 02143
Approx. 99.3 feet across split into 2 sections. 52 feet are at a height of 5.2 feet and 47 feet at a height of 6.5 feet.

Compensation: $2,500 which includes supplies and labor.

How to apply:
Provide the following information via a Word doc or directly into an email:

  • Contact info: name, e-mail and mailing address, phone, Website (if applicable)
  • Images: attach diagrams and rough sketches of proposed design
  • Explain how, if chosen, you would realize this design. Include previous large-scale public art work via web site links or jpgs.


Send applications to: Gillian Cook at: artscouncil.somerville@gmail.com







06 / 27 / 14









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Sketchy Characters: Storyboarding a Career at Pixar

BU School of Visual Arts alumnus Christian Roman takes us on a tour of Pixar, where he works as a story artist on the studio’s much-beloved animated films.







06 / 26 / 14




Dorina Gjoni (MFA 14)





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Dorina Gjoni (MFA 14)







06 / 24 / 14




hyperallergic:

Giordanne Salley, ”Sneak” (2014), 8in x 10in, oil and paper on canvas





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Giordanne Salley, ”Sneak” (2014), 8in x 10in, oil and paper on canvas







06 / 23 / 14




Haoping Liu (MFA 14)





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Haoping Liu (MFA 14)







06 / 20 / 14 / Graphic Communications Internship (part-time, paid): Crunch Fitness




Tags / internship opportunities / graphic design

Crunch, a fitness company based in New York City, is seeking a part-time, paid intern to assist with graphic design, marketing and communications. The candidate will support all areas of marketing, including public relations, special events & promotions, advertising, interactive marketing and more. Applicants should have college experience in a design-related field and a desire to pursue a creative career post-college. Must have knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, be well organized, and have basic art production skills. Junior and Senior students preferred. Hours are flexible; internship will run through Summer 2014.

Responsibilities will include, but not limited to:

  • Assist in design and production of posters, flyers,
    e-blasts, 
    presentations and in gym collateral
  • Assist in creative conception
  • Aid in organization of creative archives

To apply, please send your resume with a short cover note to courtney.parker@crunch.com.










06 / 19 / 14 / Call for Entries: Women in Movement Public Art Project, South Station




Tags / artist opportunities / public art / Boston

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The Women’s Transportation Seminar Boston Charitable Fund, Inc. is seeking submissions for the Women in Movement public art project inside Boston’s historic South Station. All that’s needed is a resume, an artist’s statement and up to 10 images of past work. Budget: $150,000. Deadline: July 21, 2014. No entry fee.

Open meeting / Information / Q&A session with site visit July 1, 6 – 7 pm. Meet at HDR Engineering at 695 Atlantic Avenue, Boston.

On-line application is available here. Additional information about the project including images and site map can be found here.

For more information, and to RSVP for the information meeting, contact:
JeanMineo@aol.com










06 / 17 / 14 / Motion Graphics Internship: Directr




Tags / internship opportunities / graphic design

The mobile filmmaking app Directr is looking for a short-term, summer intern to make dynamic title cards for their business video template line. The intern will coordinate with a small team and have creative control over their work.
 
Required skills:
- Proficiency in After Effects & Illustrator/Photoshop
- Eye for graphic design
- Interest in business video creation

If interested, visit Directr’s storyboard library, watch a few videos, and pitch a title card you would make for one of the videos to mef@directr.co. Also include a short cover letter.










06 / 16 / 14 / Call for Entries: Broadway Mural, Somerville




Tags / artist opportunities / Boston / public art / painting

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The Somerville Arts Council, in conjunction with East Somerville Main Streets, seeks a muralist for a highly visible public art project: a large outdoor mural at 2-8 Broadway Street. The site sits close to the Sullivan Square train station. The City’s annual pedestrian counts show that during the evening peak hours, over 400 people walk past this site.The mural will be painted on 6 4’x8’ panels and attached to the side of the building.

The mural should capture the vibrancy, diversity and urban nature of East Somerville; the council seeks a design that is bold and reads clearly from a distance, yet reveals more subtle and narrative details upon closer inspection.

Specs of the Space:
The mural will be 12’x16’ and be attached on the side of a 3-story building. Artwork will be on 6 MDO ply-wood panels, 4’x8’ in dimension

Compensation: $2,500 for supplies and labor.

How to Apply:
Provide the following information via a Word doc or directly into an email:

  • Contact info: name, e-mail and mailing address, phone, Website
  • Images: attach diagrams and rough sketches of proposed design
  • Explain how, if chosen, you would realize this design. Include previous large-scale public art work via web site links or jpgs.
  • Somerville affiliation (if any).

Send applications to: Gillian Cook at: artscouncil.somerville@gmail.com










06 / 12 / 14




Sight Specfic: A Selection of American Perceptual PaintingsJune 14-August 13Opening Reception: June 14, 5-7 pmConcord Art Association
Curated by George Nick, this exhibition is one of the most significant undertakings to date for the Concord Art Association. For this show, Nick selects a range of artists from legendary to mid-career painters, assembling more than 70 paintings from more than 50 artists. He comments, “The goal of the show is to celebrate the tradition of careful observation as the basis for an important aspect of American painting and to emphasize the remarkable variety of imagery it has generated.”The exhibition also features the work of nearly twenty artists who have taught or studied at Boston University, including current faculty Dana Clancy and Richard Raiselis.





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Sight Specfic: A Selection of American Perceptual Paintings
June 14-August 13
Opening Reception: June 14, 5-7 pm
Concord Art Association

Curated by George Nick, this exhibition is one of the most significant undertakings to date for the Concord Art Association. For this show, Nick selects a range of artists from legendary to mid-career painters, assembling more than 70 paintings from more than 50 artists. He comments, “The goal of the show is to celebrate the tradition of careful observation as the basis for an important aspect of American painting and to emphasize the remarkable variety of imagery it has generated.”

The exhibition also features the work of nearly twenty artists who have taught or studied at Boston University, including current faculty Dana Clancy and Richard Raiselis.








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