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.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Thursday, February 25, 2010


Lady Gaga opening her song "speechless" at MOCA 30th anniversary gala, Los Angeles in November, hat designed by Frank Gehry, piano designed by Damion Hirst, Bolshoi Ballet dancers. A five-minute porduction called "Ballets russes Italian Style (The Shortest Musical You will Never See Again). This was all produced By Francesco Vezzoli. Click HERE.

Sunday, February 7, 2010


Check this out! See inside the studios of New York artists:
The Museum of Modern Art, via its hip contemporary outpost in Queens, P.S.1, has entered the futuristic world of online cyber-communities with its new Studio Visit website. Described as a web initiative devoted -- like P.S.1’s forthcoming “Greater New York” exhibition -- to “emerging artists working in the five boroughs and the greater New York area,” the site invites artists to make a “virtual presentation of their studios” via uploaded jpgs and vids. As a result, many of the participants -- an incredible 460 artists are online already -- have posted images of their buildings and workspaces along with shots of their works. The site even includes a map of the city with all the studio locations marked.


The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation has announced the 30 recipients for 2009 of its $20,000 awards to American contemporary artists in its biennial competition established 32 years ago (and now administered by Artists Space). The winners were selected from a list of more than 400 artists, gathered by nominations by art-world professionals. In addition to considerations of quality and promise of the work, candidates were also evaluated in terms of “timing,” e.g., “the amount of critical or commercial recognition” their careers have received.

Recipients are Derrick Adams (Brooklyn), Diana Al-Hadid (Brooklyn), Dawolu Jabari Anderson (Houston), Lisa Anne Auerbach (Los Angeles), Andrea Bowers (Los Angeles), Tania Bruguera (Chicago), Matthew Buckingham(Brooklyn), Beth Campbell (Brooklyn), David Colosi (Brooklyn), Kate Gilmore(New York), Josephine Halvorson (Brooklyn), Michael Hurwitz (Phialdelphia),Colter Jacobsen (San Francisco), An-My LĂȘ (New York), Judy Linn (New York),Katherine Newbegin (Brooklyn), John Newman (New York), Sarah Oppenheimer (Brooklyn), Ann Pibal (North Bennington, Vt.), Matthias Pliessnig (Philadelphia), Julika Rudelius (Brooklyn), Matt Saunders(Baltimore), Joseph Scanlan (New York), Gedi Sibony (Brooklyn), Dean Snyder (Providence, R.I.), Alison Elizabeth Taylor (Brooklyn), Christopher Taylor (Central Falls, R.I.), Phoebe Washburn (New York), Suara Welitoff(Cambridge) and Joe Zane (Cambridge).

The members of the awards jury were United States Artist project directorAmada Cruz, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art assistant curatorApsara DiQuinzio, Cranbrook Academy director Gerhardt Knodel, Boston Museum of Fine Arts curator Jen Mergel, critic John Perreault, artist Martin Puryear and Yale University School of Art dean Robert Storr.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

CHECK IT OUT! Nathan Skiles is in Hi-Fructose Mag online!