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04 / 15 / 14









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Screening: Me and You and Everyone We Know
Friday, April 18, 3 pm
Room 500, 855 Commonwealth Ave

In advance of visiting artist Miranda July’s talk, we’ll be screening both of her feature-length films on Fridays in Room 500. Her directorial debut, Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005) is a collection of interlocking stories dealing with love, longing, and the ways children and adults connect in our modern age. The film won the Caméra d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, and it thoughtfully translates the ideas behind July’s visual art to the world of cinema. Watch the trailer here.







04 / 14 / 14 / Design and Social Media Internship (paid): Arco LLC




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Arco LLC is seeking a paid Social Media/Graphic Designer intern to assist with our social media marketing efforts and graphic design needs. The job requires a part-time commitment contingent upon the weekly work load. Interns are expected to have experience with social media on a professional level. You must be able to think strategically and see how social media fits into a business’ marketing strategy. Interns must be able to assist in formulating social media plans and then carry them out. The candidate will also be required to prepare brochures and other display materials.

Duties:

  • Updating social media (Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Houzz etc.)
  • Uploading videos, photo albums, etc.
  • Writing and posting blog posts/tweets/updates, etc.
  • Tracking the growth and the impact of social media
  • Taking high quality photographs
  • Drafting and designing brochures and presentations
  • Updating the website and word press blog

Ideal skills and attributes

  • Excellent written and verbal communication, strong editing skills
  • Be creative with an eye for design
  • Strong computer skills
  • An interest in graphics and typography
  • Layout skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Deadline oriented

Prospective candidates are encouraged to contact our Office Manager Donna Medin at dmedin@arcollc.com.










04 / 11 / 14




Sean Downey: Hunker HawserOpening Reception: Saturday April 12, 6–8 pmLa Montagne Gallery, Boston, MA





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Sean DowneyHunker Hawser
Opening Reception: Saturday April 12, 6–8 pm
La Montagne GalleryBoston, MA







04 / 10 / 14




Studio 9: Graphic Design MFA Thesis ExhibitionApril 11-25Opening Reception: April 11, 6-8 pmBoston University Art Gallery
Studio 9 a collective of nine designers with distinct artistic voices who are are exhibiting their MFA thesis work in Graphic Design through Boston University’s School of Visual Arts. Featuring work by Ashley Costanzo, Dorina Gjoni, Ford Curran, Haoping Liu, Jackie Cimino, Jen Wilkens, Lia Mahmoudian, Siyi Wang and Yue Qian.





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Studio 9: Graphic Design MFA Thesis Exhibition
April 11-25
Opening Reception: April 11, 6-8 pm
Boston University Art Gallery

Studio 9 a collective of nine designers with distinct artistic voices who are are exhibiting their MFA thesis work in Graphic Design through Boston University’s School of Visual Arts. Featuring work by Ashley Costanzo, Dorina Gjoni, Ford Curran, Haoping Liu, Jackie Cimino, Jen Wilkens, Lia Mahmoudian, Siyi Wang and Yue Qian.







04 / 09 / 14




Boston University’s MFA Thesis Exhibitions 2014April 11-27Opening Receptions: Friday, April 11, 6-8 pmMFA Painting & Sculpture: 808 GalleryMFA Graphic Design: BU Art GalleryMA Studio Teaching: Gallery 5





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Boston University’s MFA Thesis Exhibitions 2014
April 11-27
Opening Receptions: Friday, April 11, 6-8 pm
MFA Painting & Sculpture: 808 Gallery
MFA Graphic Design: BU Art Gallery
MA Studio Teaching: Gallery 5







04 / 08 / 14




Monster Drawing RallySaturday, May 3, 3-6 pmBoston University Art Gallery855 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA
Join the Boston University Art Gallery on May 3 for the Monster Drawing Rally, a live drawing event featuring student artists from the greater Boston Area. Observe the otherwise behind-the-scenes artistic process, with the opportunity to immediately purchase pieces for a flat rate of $30.





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Monster Drawing Rally
Saturday, May 3, 3-
6 pm
Boston University Art Gallery
855 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA

Join the Boston University Art Gallery on May 3 for the Monster Drawing Rally, a live drawing event featuring student artists from the greater Boston Area. Observe the otherwise behind-the-scenes artistic process, with the opportunity to immediately purchase pieces for a flat rate of $30.







04 / 07 / 14




Visiting Artist: Edward BernsteinWhite Ground Demo: Monday, April 7, 6 pmArtist Talk: Tuesday, April 8, 2 pm808 Commonwealth Avenue, 4th Floor Printmaking Studios
Edward Bernstein was Professor of Art and Head of Printmaking at Indiana University, Bloomington, and founder of the Indiana University Summer Program in Printmaking and Artists Books at the Scuola Internazionale di Graca in Venice. His work combines traditional printmaking techniques and draftsmanship with digital printing and installation.





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Visiting Artist: Edward Bernstein
White Ground Demo: Monday, April 7, 6 pm
Artist Talk: Tuesday, April 8, 2 pm
808 Commonwealth Avenue, 4th Floor Printmaking Studios

Edward Bernstein was Professor of Art and Head of Printmaking at Indiana University, Bloomington, and founder of the Indiana University Summer Program in Printmaking and Artists Books at the Scuola Internazionale di Graca in Venice. His work combines traditional printmaking techniques and draftsmanship with digital printing and installation.







04 / 07 / 14 / Graphic Design Internship: PTC Inc. (paid)




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PTC Inc. is a software company that works with more than 27,000 businesses around the world to help them design and service products in rapidly evolving, globally distributed manufacturing industries. For more than 10 years PTC has committed their philanthropic efforts to education. The PTC Academic Program is a globally recognized industry model that includes both after-school and in-school programs focused on supporting student and teacher innovation by providing tools and training in product development, technology integration, and interdisciplinary STEM education.

The primary responsibility of this position is to support program development and outreach by creating graphic design elements that would enhance curriculum/training materials and marketing solutions such as academic brochures. A good portion of this graphic development will focus on materials for the STEM Certificate Program, a teacher professional development program in Massachusetts that introduces teachers to product development, engineering software, and curriculum design.
 
The ideal candidate is a graphic designer who is passionate about design/art and K-12 education. Particular skills of interest are illustration, and software expertise in Photoshop/Illustrator.

To apply, contact Ayora Berry (aberry@ptc.com) and submit:

  • a short cover letter (one page maximum) expressing your interest in working with our education team
  • your resume
  • a portfolio that includes both physical and digital art work









04 / 03 / 14 / Call for Entries: No Dead Artists




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Jonathan Ferrara Gallery in New Orleans is now seeking submissions for the 18th Annual No Dead Artists International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Art. The exhibition will take place August 25th – September 27th, 2014 with the open call for artists’ submissions from February 14th - June 16th.
 
The exhibition was created in 1995 to give a voice to emerging artists. Now in its 17th year, No Dead Artists has become an exhibition that has time and again discovered new and emerging talent and is one of the most celebrated art exhibitions in the American South. Each year, one jury-winning artist will be awarded a solo exhibition at Jonathan Ferrara Gallery as the grand prize. 
 
No Dead Artists is open to living artists working in the United States. All media are accepted. For the 18th edition, three renowned arts professionals have been tapped for the No Dead Artists jury:

  • Bill Arning - Director of Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
  • Stephanie Ingrassia - Board of Directors at the Brooklyn Museum of Art
  • Nick Mayor - Collector, board member of Prospect New Orleans Biennial 

Deadline: June 16
Details and application form here.










04 / 02 / 14 / Interactive Design Summer Internship: ExtensionEngine




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ExtensionEngine is seeking an Interactive Design Intern to work closely with the design team, primarily on web and UX projects with the occasional print piece. ExtensionEngine offers a unique environment operating out of the Harvard University i-lab, an innovative space that fosters collaboration amongst startups and students. ExtensionEngine is looking for a passionate intern who has a willingness to learn, a proactive attitude and strong communication skills. You will help support the UX design team in developing ideas and concepts that optimize consumer and industry engagement, in creating intuitive experiences while utilizing and learning new design skills.

Details
Summer internship will be June-August 2014, dates flexible. Students must be able to work a minimum of 2.5 daysper week, with 2 days being consecutive. There may also be the opportunity for working full time. If not earning college credit, internship will be paid.

Skills & Requirements

  • A student entering their Junior or Senior years of undergrad, or graduate programs
  • An online portfolio of work samples
  • Ability to clearly articulate ideas and concepts both verbally and visually
  • Working knowledge of the Adobe Suite
  • Past experience or a strong interest in digital and UI design

Please send resume, link to online portfolio and a brief paragraph about yourself why you are a great fit for this position to scout.stevenson@extensionengine.com










04 / 01 / 14




Talk: Sarah TriggFriday, April 4, 3 pmBU Art Gallery
Sarah Trigg is an artist and the author of Studio Life: Rituals, Collections, Tools, and Observations on the Artistic Process. The book interviews over 200 contemporary arts, detailing their studio habits and eccentricities.





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Talk: Sarah Trigg
Friday, April 4, 3 pm
BU Art Gallery

Sarah Trigg is an artist and the author of Studio Life: Rituals, Collections, Tools, and Observations on the Artistic Process. The book interviews over 200 contemporary arts, detailing their studio habits and eccentricities.







04 / 01 / 14









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Kayla Mohammadi: Welcome to Helsinki
March 27–April 26
Marist College Art Gallery, Poughkeepsie, NY







03 / 31 / 14




Visting Artist: Miranda July (Timothy Hamill Lecture)
Sunday, April 27, 4:30 pmMorse Auditorium602 Commonwealth Ave.Miranda July is an artist, writer and filmmaker based in Los Angeles. Her broad creative output focuses on the desire for connection in contemporary life, and the small moments of epiphany, mundane and profound, that saturate the everyday. Her videos, performances, and web-based projects have been presented at sites such as the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum and in two Whitney Biennials. In 2005 July wrote, directed and starred in her first feature-length film, Me and You and Everyone We Know, which won a special jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival and four prizes at the Cannes Film Festival, including the Camera d’Or. Her most recent film isThe Future (2011), which she wrote, directed and stars in. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, Harper’s, and The New Yorker; her collection of stories, No One Belongs Here More Than You won the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award and has been published in twenty countries. July created the participatory website, learningtoloveyoumore, with artist Harrell Fletcher and a companion book was published in 2007; the work is now in collection of The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. She most recently launched We Think Alone, a mass-email project that shares personal messages curated by July from today’s leading artists, writers, actors, and filmmakers with the public.
Free and open to the public.Part of the Contemporary Perspectives Lecture Series at the School of Visual Arts, Boston University.





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Visting Artist: Miranda July (Timothy Hamill Lecture)

Sunday, April 27, 4:30 pm
Morse Auditorium
602 Commonwealth Ave.
Miranda July is an artist, writer and filmmaker based in Los Angeles. Her broad creative output focuses on the desire for connection in contemporary life, and the small moments of epiphany, mundane and profound, that saturate the everyday. Her videos, performances, and web-based projects have been presented at sites such as the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum and in two Whitney Biennials. In 2005 July wrote, directed and starred in her first feature-length film, Me and You and Everyone We Know, which won a special jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival and four prizes at the Cannes Film Festival, including the Camera d’Or. Her most recent film isThe Future (2011), which she wrote, directed and stars in. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, Harper’s, and The New Yorker; her collection of stories, No One Belongs Here More Than You won the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award and has been published in twenty countries. July created the participatory website, learningtoloveyoumore, with artist Harrell Fletcher and a companion book was published in 2007; the work is now in collection of The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. She most recently launched We Think Alone, a mass-email project that shares personal messages curated by July from today’s leading artists, writers, actors, and filmmakers with the public.

Free and open to the public.
Part of the Contemporary Perspectives Lecture Series at the School of Visual Arts, Boston University.







03 / 27 / 14




FUTURE / HISTORY—Matthew Carter + Peter Bil’akWednesday, April 2, 7 pmJacob Sleeper Auditorium, Boston University
To kick off the FUTURE / HISTORY lecture series at Boston Univeristy, Macarthur-winning typographic genius Matthew Carter and internationally recognized type designer, editor, and designer Peter Bil’ak join us for a very special evening of letters, words, and ideas. Join us for presentations by both master type designers and a moderated conversation about the future of type design in the ever-changing digital landscape. Co-sponosored by AIGA Boston and Monotype.
AIGA Members: $15 Non-Members: $25 Students: $10 BU Community: Free





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FUTURE / HISTORY—Matthew Carter + Peter Bil’ak
Wednesday, April 2, 7 pm
Jacob Sleeper Auditorium, Boston University

To kick off the FUTURE / HISTORY lecture series at Boston Univeristy, Macarthur-winning typographic genius Matthew Carter and internationally recognized type designer, editor, and designer Peter Bil’ak join us for a very special evening of letters, words, and ideas. Join us for presentations by both master type designers and a moderated conversation about the future of type design in the ever-changing digital landscape. Co-sponosored by AIGA Boston and Monotype.

AIGA Members: $15 
Non-Members: $25 
Students: $10 
BU Community: Free







03 / 26 / 14 / Walter Feldman Fellowship for Emerging Artists




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The Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston announces the inaugural Walter Feldman Fellowship for Emerging Artists. This new program supports the careers of emerging artists through the experience of a solo exhibition and provides them with curatorial support, as well as expert counsel in marketing and business skills needed to fully leverage this opportunity.

Inaugural shows in this new program will showcase work by artists working in all two-dimensional media except photography. This fellowship is open to artists who have yet to have their first solo exhibition. Six or more finalists will be selected for a group show to open in May 2014. From this group show, two winners will be chosen to receive solo exhibitions in Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 respectively. The award includes curatorial guidance by juror Katherine French and up to $2,000 to offset the cost of exhibition preparation.

Eligibility:

  • New England-based artist working in non-photographic two dimensional media
  • Under 40 years old
  • No previous solo show at a commercial gallery or museum; does not have professional representation. Artists who have had solo shows in non-profit or smaller alternative spaces are invited to submit.  

Entry Deadline: April 4
Entry Fee: $20.00
Juror: Katherine French, Director of Danforth Art

Details on how to apply here.











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