Monday, April 26, 2010

Final Portfolio: Due last class - Monday May 3.

Use folder/envelope with CD holder. Have everything on CD, but include hard copy of Cover Letter, Resume, and One Page Five-Year Plan.

1. Cover letter: A hypothetical cover letter to an art dealer or potential employer. Describe your interest in a gallery and why your work fits; or describe why you are the right candidate for a particular job—at a museum, art center, print or artist's studio, job of your dreams, etc.

2. Artist’s statement
3. Resume
4. DVD with digital files of a minimum of 15-20 images at minimum 200 dpi, 8x10 inches. Title jpeg with #, name and title: 1.Vu_PortraitofFriend.
5. Image List with thumbnails: #1-15 w/ Title, Year, Size (height x width [x depth]), and Medium.
6. One page 5-Year Plan: where do you see yourself in five years, list format, several entries for each year.
7. Business card (optional)

8. Link to personal artist website (at bottom of your cover letter, artist statement, and resume):
a) Website design, three rules: simple, easy to use, design does not compete w work.
b) Pre-designed website hosting companies recommended. (yearly charge)
c) Blog style site recommended. (free)

Saturday, April 24, 2010

TRANSART INSTITUTE offers an international MFA program

MFA Creative Practice
Transart Institute offers an international MFA program for working artists to develop a sustainable creative praxis with three summer residencies in Berlin; two winter residencies in New York City and one-on-one advisement during two school years - wherever you work and live. The low-residency program leads to a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Practice.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Good & Inexpensive Grad Schools

School that are free, cheap and okay, recommended to us by Paul Ramirez Jonas when he was here:

Carnegie Mellon
USC (University of Southern California, for a year or two more)
Tyler (part of Temple University)
VCU (Virginia Commonwealth University)

For more advanced and perhaps older students I have heard that Stanford will pay you to go there.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Click below for CalArt's MFA open studio link and more:

CalArts Open Studios



Starting March 24th, there will be critiques every Wednesday in Thesis. :)


***PAPER DUE*** Please have a 1 page paper written in response to the following Visiting Artist's presentation for Wednesday's thesis class on March 24th!

Attendance mandatory:

International & Venice Bienniale Artist: PAUL RAMIREZ JONAS

presents his work at Ringling

Monday Mar. 22 at 7pm

New Academic Center Auditorium

Paul Ramirez Jonas is a contemporary artist whose work currently explores the potential between artist and audience, artwork and public. Many of Ramirez Jonas' projects use pre-existing texts, models, or materials to reenact or prompt actions and reinsert himself into his own audience.