Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Call for Work

Area 405 is sending out these 2 calls for entries and the deadlines are coming up! - Please help us spread the word!

On Loan is a student exhibition and will be Juried by Sarah Tanguy.
Sarah Tanguy is an independent curator and critic based in Washington DC. Currently, she is also a curator for Art in Embassies, U.S. Department of State. Her essays have been widely published to include Sculpture Magazine, American Craft, Metalsmith, The Washington Times,New Art Examiner, and Readers Digest.

This call is open to all media but is limited to students currently enrolled in an AA, BA, BFA, MFA program within 100 miles of Area 405 and is free to enter.

Full details for this submission and the paperwork needed to enter are in the "on loan prospectus.pdf" attached to this email.

The deadline to enter On Loan is Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 5pm (note all submissions must be received by this date - this is not a postmark deadline)

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Documenting Your Art Work

We will talk about documenting your artwork, for your own records and for the purposes of submitting to Competetive Scholarships this Spring and other opportunities to come. To get started, I wanted to share these wonderful great tutorial videos created by MICA and featuring Dan Meyers, who teaches the 'Documenting your Artwork' workshops here at MICA and is a professional photographer.

Of course, this leaves out performance or site-specific/installation work. A trickier beast! We will discuss this more in class. Also, please note these dates on your calendar immediately, if you have not already done so:

"Documenting your Work" Workshop with Dan Meyers in Brown 320 on Wednesday, January 25 from 2:15-3:45

Competetive Scholarships are due on February 1 at 4pm. Here is a link to the online application.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Nick Cave's Sound Suits

Hello Elements class! I hope you have all been having a great break!
While I've been home I was able to visit the Nick Cave exhibit at the Taubman Museum of Art. The exhibit is called "Meet Me At the Center of the Earth" and is a collection of soundsuits and polar bear sculptures. For the soundsuits he uses found objects such as buttons, vintage toys, and figurines while also making suits of human hair. The polar bear sculptures and forms used for taxidermy covered in sweaters and pullovers.