Friday, December 18, 2009




SEE YOU IN 2010!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Collaborative Book Project

Category: Calls For Papers
Posted by: School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Deadline: 01/30/10

Visual Studies Reader

An international, collaborate anthology of art history, art theory, visual studies, visual communication, visual anthropology, and other fields, written entire by graduate students around the world.

All grad students are eligible.

The book is international and collaborative: at the moment it includes about thirty students from 20 institutions around the world.
Have a look at our Table of Contents to see how the book is developing:

We are gathering a group of about 100 authors. The book will be published by Routledge, and advertised internationally. To apply, visit the wiki:

and then send us a two-page proposal. It will be read by the grad-student authors who are in the project (the editor, Jim Elkins, doesn't vote). Full instructions are on the wiki:

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Last Critical Dialogues of the Semester

11 AM, Auditorium B04
Monday, December 7th

be there or be square.

Untitled (Self-Portraits)
Part 1, installation of 50 solarized silver gelatin prints
54” x 89”, each- 10” x 8”
face-front plexiglass-mounted and framed, 2007

Gabriel Martinez, a Cuban-American native of Miami, Florida, works largely with photography, performance and installation. His conceptual concerns flow from one project to the next, while the methods and materials he employs constantly vary, and often fuse together. Martinez started out exclusively working in photography and gradually ventured into a more interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary mode and tends to be attracted to the potential & power of performance-oriented, site-specific installation. Although his work has been greatly motivated by the themes of loss, celebration, memorial, and cultural identity for many of his projects, the subject that is usually central to his exploration has been that of masculinity and its various intricacies, contradictions and complexities. Much of Martinez’s artistic career has been devoted to various topics related to maleness and to the further understanding his own queer identity and community, as well as an exploration of male heterosexuality. Martinez’s practice is primarily based in Philadelphia, PA, as well as Miami and New York.

Lectures are free and open to the public.

Tyler School of Art
Temple University
2001 N. 13th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Critical Dialogues Lecture Series


tomorrow November 30th
11 am, Auditorium B04

Born 1962 in Philadelphia/ lives and works in Brooklyn.
Lisa Sigal's work lies at the intersection of painting, sculpture and architecture. Her constructions insinuate themselves into the fabric of the built environment.She will take a Sheetrock wall, cut into it, pull back sections, poke a sightline through to a false or a found wall on which she has exposed or composed a painted surface. Sigal's work frames a view which often blurs the distinction between what is found and what is made and ultimately what is real. The core of her work questions the formal and philosophical stability of structure. Recent exhibitions include: "Make Room," Atlanta Contemporary Art Center (2009), "Six Degrees," The New Museum, The Whitney Biennial (2008), "Tent Paintings," Frederieke Taylor Gallery, New York (2007), "The Orpheus Selection," P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City (2007), "Make It Now," Sculpture Center, Long Island City, (2005) "A House of Many Mansions," The Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, Conneticut (2005). Upcoming solo shows at LAX Art in Los Angelos, CA and Norma Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

“The Day Before Yesterday and The Day After Tomorrow,”
114” x 210,” paint, silk screen, joint compound, pencil on wood
panel, Whitney Biennial, 2008

Lectures are free and open to the public.

Tyler School of Art
Temple University
2001 N. 13th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Friday, November 20, 2009

new moon day- kind of a bummer

comments? questions? GO TEAM JACOB!

The One Book, One Philadelphia Graphic Art Contest is a juried art competition designed around this year’s One Book, One Philadelphia selection, The Complete Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi, for students at Philadelphia’s art schools. This event gives students a chance to share their story as a narrative or memoir art piece. All winning submissions will be announced on February 12, 2010, during a reception at Moore College of Art & Design. They will be on display in a gallery at Moore through March 19.
Any questions please contact Cara Scudner at
For more information please visit
For more information about One Book, One Philadelphia visit

Monday, November 16, 2009

Critical Dialogues 11/23

Critical Dialogues Lecture Series Presents:

Rashid Johnson
Monday, November 23rd
11am, Auditorium B04

Tyler School of Art
Temple University
2001 N. 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Lectures are free and open to the public.

Samuel the Escapist, 2009

Tyler Glass Guild HOLIDAY SALE!

Need an unique Holiday Gift? The Tyler Glass Guild has just what you need. Hand blown and colorful glass perfect for any Holiday needs! Plus you will help support the Tyler Glass Guild Visiting Artists Program! Come to the Atrium of the Tyler School of Art Building between 10 and 6 on Thursday Nov 19 and Friday Nov 20! Your family and friends will love the unique gifts handcrafted by your fellow students!
Get your Holiday Gifts EARLY this year! BE DONE BEFORE THANKSGIVING!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Brooklyn Performance at Hi Christina!

Hey Grads,
I created some dyed plastic garments for a performance tonight at an alt. space in Brooklyn. If you're in the area, come check it out!
-Sarah Muehlbauer

WHAT: Movement Mash Up

WHEN: Friday November 13th, 8:30 PM

WHERE: Hi Christina!
632 Grand St. between Leonard St. and Manhattan Ave.
Brooklyn, NY
L or G train to Metropolitan/ Lorimer stop

HOW MUCH? $10 suggested contribution

ANYTHING ELSE? Please stick around after the show for drinks with the artists.


Alison D'Amato is presenting he who calls me distant
Hello my friends. Here you are and here I am. All the single ladies, all the single ladies, all the single ladies, all the single ladies. Tell me never to stop. Tell me I cannot be stopped. Look at these bodies over here!

S/he is an improv structure that De Facto Dance is adapting for the space at Hi Christina. In this version, s/he is always a she. She is not alone. She wishes to break away and then come right back.

Patrick Resing is performing with a drumming robot guy that might imitate what he does.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Call for Entries: Gesture

Seeking artists, writers, performers, scientists, humanists...whose works, in and of themselves, embody gesture or the notion of gesture either within the historical/traditional parameters of body-gesturemovement-mark or within gesture’s conceptually abstracted or philosophically linked or socially fused or semiotically connected or scientifically witnessed expanded definitions. Particularly interested in gesture’s transmutation/transliteration/transduction into sound, light, time, and other non-corporeal phenomena.

Gesture (inclusive) will be presented February 9–March 3, 2010 at the Hopkins Hall Gallery + Corridor in conjunction with the international conference Gesture at Large (February 25–27) at the Ohio State University–Columbus Campus. Portions of the exhibition will travel to the Kuhn Gallery of Art, OSU–Marion Campus for exhibition March 29–April 29, 2010.

Visit: for more info.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Critical Dialogues Lecture Added

Monday, November 16th
Corin Hewitt
will be speaking about his work at 11am in Auditorium B04

this event is presented by the Critical Dialogues Lecture series and is free and open to the public.

Tyler School of Art
Temple University
2001 N. 13th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Friday, November 6, 2009

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Illuminated Manuscripts: Alexandre Singh's "Assembly Instructions"

Image: Alexandre Singh, collage from Assembly Instructions (Tangential Logick), 2009

The metaphor of the brain as a database (or, if you prefer, the database as a brain) flatters and anthropomorphizes the machine more than it explains the mind. Gray matter doesn't seem to be organized in a way that makes the storage and retrieval of information easy; rather, the classification and categorization that characterize the database are pre-digital technologies invented to manage the ever-increasing amounts of information that civilization requires citizens to master. Cicero used a "memory palace" when delivering orations. As he spoke, he would imagine moving through a house where each room and object represented points he needed to make in his speech and the supporting evidence he needed to make them. The antithesis of such memory systems might be the dream, the mind's nightly refresher that reconfigures the day's events and data in disjointed, symbolic narratives. Both the memory palace and the dream are based on irrational elements: subjective experience, arbitrary connections, and word play. That the memory palace is created under the thinker's deliberate control only highlights the conscious mind's eagerness to do what the unconscious mind does automatically. Even as Cicero publicly performed the constructs of reason, his brain was circumventing them.

Ikea 04.jpg
Image: Alexandre Singh, slide from Assembly Instructions Lecture (Ikea, Manzoni, Klein, et al), 2009

Last July, in a New York University faculty residence on West Houston Street where Picasso's sculpture and I.M. Pei's architecture face off in a courtyard invisible to Google Earth, Alexandre Singh delivered an installment of his Assembly Instructions Lectures, a series of talks illustrated by a pair of overhead projectors. After introducing his audience to Matteo Ricci, a sixteenth-century Jesuit missionary who taught the memory palace technique to Chinese officials to convince them of the superiority of Western (and by extension, Christian) thought, Singh launched into a detailed recounting of a dream he supposedly had, in which Ingvar Kamprad, founder and principle shareholder of Ikea, announced that the master floor plan implemented in every Ikea store around the world encodes a classification of all human knowledge. For instance, the arrangement of shoes, hangers, and sweaters in a display closet, as Singh demonstrated, represented the kingdoms and phyla of life on Earth. What's more, the Ikea system of Singh's dream world does not merely encode--it controls. If something changes in a store--say, a new couch model is introduced for the new season, or a passing child moves a prop coffee-table book around a fake living room--the fabric of reality is altered.

(read more:

Monday, November 2, 2009

Monday, November 9th

Critical Dialogues
Lecture Series Presents:

Michael Jones McKean
November 9th, 2009
11 am, Auditorium B04

Lectures are free and open to the public.

Tyler School of Art
Temple University
2001 N. 13th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122

The Possibility of Men and River Shallows, 2007

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Critical Dialogues 11/2 Cancelled

Unfortunately, Taylor Davis will no longer be speaking tomorrow,  November 2nd. 

Our next speaker- Michael Jones McKean will be here next week, November 9th - 11AM

Friday, October 23, 2009

Critical Dialogues Fall 2009

Critical Dialogues Lecture Series Presents:

Taylor Davis

Monday, November 2nd

11am, Auditorium B04

Lectures are free and open to the public.

Tyler School of Art
Temple University
2001 N. 13th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122

untitled, black walnut plywood, oil paintings, 29" x 25" x 25", 2008

Friday, October 16, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

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CALL FOR ARTISTS: All Current Masters of Fine Arts Candidates

Postmarked by: Friday, November 13, 2009

MFA Annual Juror: Raphaela Platow, Director and Chief Curator, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
The Open Studios Press sponsors 6 juried competitions per year. Winners receive full-color spreads in our nationally distributed periodical, New American Paintings. We have divided the country into 5 regions (Northeast, South, Midwest, West, and Pacific Coast), each of which is the focus of an annual competition, and have recently added a sixth competition for students enrolled in a US based MFA program.

All styles and media are welcome, as long as the work is singular and two-dimensional. Candidates must be currently enrolled in a school located in the US.

Submission Checklist:

· Send Four (4) 35mm slides OR 8.5 x 11 in. printouts of current work, each labeled with your initials, the work's title, medium, and dimensions (no disks)

· Current résumé

· Self-addressed, stamped envelope for the return
of your materials AND notification

· $40 entry fee (check made payable to
"The Open Studios Press") SPECIAL OFFER:
Subscribe to New American Paintings for $89/1-yr and waive the $40 entry fee! Simply enclose your $89 payment and shipping address with your entry.

Send Entires To:

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c/o New American Paintings MFA
450 Harrison Ave #47
Boston, MA 02118

Questions? Visit our online FAQ >>
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If you have viewed our FAQ, and still have questions, please email us or call 1-888-235-2783


Thursday, October 8, 2009

The Graduate Students of the Tyler School of Art would like to invite you to our Open Studios on October 15, 2009, 7-9pm. This is a great opportunity to check out the new Tyler Building on Temple Main Campus and see the Graduate work at Tyler!

We are looking forward to seeing you next Thursday.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Happeningz: Event Series

Proof Gallery is now accepting proposals for events from artists working in time-based, live, performative or other ephemeral media for the series Happeningz.

Happeningz is an events series dedicated to enriching and bringing together audiences within Boston’s arts community. As a non-profit experimental gallery space, Proof features work unbound from commercial considerations, providing a platform for emerging, unknown and established artists, thinkers and doers. Our unique perspective and small local space obliges us to take risks.

Happeningz hopes to begin conversations, make connections, encourage community, ask questions and maybe even laugh out loud on occasion.
To propose

Interested parties should submit the following:

-Description of proposed project (may include the work in question, current/past works, or any combination of this). Please be as specific as possible. Refer to the floor plan at left for site sensitive proposals.
-Date(s) and duration of project. Can this occur concurrent with an exhibit already hanging?
-Materials list pertaining to proposed event. Please note that Proof is unable to provide equipment or materials aside from space and basic lighting. For specific enquiries, contact or williamatproof(at)
-Samples of previous work, supporting media and/or other documentation relating to the project denoted in the proposal. Media can range from sound and video to notebook excerpts or other forms of drafts

-Artist’s statement OR a short bio.

-Include name, address, telephone number(s) and email.

Submissions will be accepted by:
-DVD/CD-ROM mailed/dropped off at the gallery
-Link to personal website or other internet hosting site
-Email to williamatproof(at)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

West Philadelphia exhibition featuring two Alums!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Bookish is a project that documents the literary works being read by those creating, curating and looking at art in Philadelphia.
It will be printed in its first edition as a light-weight zine for the B.Y.O.T.Y Book Fair at Little Berlin, and will be distributed in galleries and alternative art spaces throughout Philadelphia.

As a catalogue of the readings on your bedside table, Bookish aims to help spark conversation and cross-pollination of literature influencing the community.
Anyone can contribute to Bookish, simply tell us what you're reading using the form on the website.

Deadline for inclusion in the first edition is October 15th, 2009.

Saturday, October 3, 2009


Gabriel Boyce and Preston Link
Opening Friday October 2nd 6-11pm

Runs through October 31st

for more info visit:

Friday, October 2, 2009

Critical Dialogues Lecture Series Presents

William Lamson

Monday, October 5th, 2009
11 am, Auditorium B04

William Lamson is a Brooklyn based artist who works in video, photography, performance and sculpture. Since graduating from the Bard MFA program in 2006, his work has been shown at P.S.1, The Brooklyn Museum, Franklin Art Works in Minneapolis and the Museum of Fine Arts in Santa Fe among others. Currently, he is preparing for a second solo show at Artspace, New Haven.

Lectures are free and open to the public.

Tyler School of Art
Temple University
2001 N. 13th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Arcadia University Art Gallery

Arcadia University Art Gallery seeks works on paper by
Philadelphia-based artists for its 25th presentation of

Works on Paper

Juror: João Ribas
Curator of Exhibitions at the MIT List Visual Arts Center
(formerly Curator at The Drawing Center, New York)

Click here for Exhibition Guidelines (PDF)

Open to artists living within a 40-mile radius of Glenside, Pennsylvania, "Works on Paper" is distinguished by a selection process in which the juror reviews actual artworks brought to the gallery (as opposed to 35mm slides or digital representations). There are no size restrictions on works brought to the gallery.

Works can be hand-delivered on October 29, 30, 31, and November 1, 2009. Entry fees are $15 for one work; $20 for two; $25 for three. View guidelines for more schedule details and further information.

Cash prizes totaling up to $2,500 will be awarded to selected entries.
Additional prizes include the Philadelphia Museum of Art Award (selected for purchase consideration) and a purchase award for Arcadia University’s permanent collection. Artist’s included in this year’s “Works on Paper” exhibition will also be eligible for consideration for “A Closer Look 8”.

This year’s exhibition will be juried by João Ribas (born 1979, Braga, Portugal). Until last month, Ribas was Curator at The Drawing Center (New York City), a position he began in February 2007. This fall he starts his new position as Curator of Exhibitions at the MIT List Visual Arts Center (Cambridge, Massachusetts). His final exhibition at The Drawing Center is a landmark survey of the drawing-based work of Ree Morton (1930-1977). Entitled "Ree Morton: At the Still Point of a Turning World," it will remain on view through December 18, 2009.

Feel free to share this e-mail with friends and colleagues. If you would like to receive printed copies of the exhibition guidelines, please phone Jamar Nicholas at 215-572-2133 or write to him at


Arts at Arcadia

Highwire Gallery is actively seeking artists across multiple disciplines including, but not limited to, painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, installation, performance, and digital media. We are looking for vibrant new members in any stage of their career who are flexible, motivated and dedicated to their work and to being a part of this artist run co-operative gallery.

Please send your Artists Statement, Bio, and 3-5 images (JPGs or a link to your website or other web based images) to
After your
information has been reviewed, you may be invited to bring a selection of original works to the gallery where you will have the opportunity to meet our members, discuss yourself and your work.

Highwire Gallery is a non-profit co-op arts venue in the Fishtown section of Philadelphia, featuring monthly visual art exhibits as well as live music, video and performance art. We strive to provide the community with artistic variety and interactive shows to explore the creative process, free of restrictions often found in commercial galleries.

• 2 person exhibition every 18 months
• A minimum of 2 group exhibitions per year
• 0% commission on sales
• Access to exhibition opportunities and calls for entry
• Experience with gallery preparation and arts administration

• $150 initiation fee
• $65 monthly dues
• One day a month of gallery staffing
• Five hours of gallery-related work each calendar quarter
• Attendance at membership meetings
• Attendance at artist membership reviews

• Applicants must live within a 50 mile radius of Philadelphia and cannot be presently enrolled in any undergraduate programs.

Highwire Gallery
2040 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19125

Arden Bendler Browning
Pattern Language
October 2 - 31, 2009
Opening: Friday October 2nd, 6-10pm

AHN|VHS is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new large-scale works by Arden Bendler Browning. The Philadelphia based artist takes her influence from the city's “dichotomous landscape”. Interweaving imagery of architectural decay and rampant flora, her dynamic compositions emulate the violence and euphoria embedded in the city itself. Bold colors and sharp gestural lines whirl together creating a delicate balance of utter chaos and control. Incorporating the physical elements of construction / destruction sites, these epic works are painted and drawn on Tyvek.
Reflecting on the timeless tensions between the built environment and the natural world, these works depict the point of climax in the battle between the two; snapshots of the decisive moment in the most profound conflict, where every line between destruction and creation is blurred.
Bendler Browning says she is attracted to cities for their “density, activity, variety, their layered contradictions... the opposite of the picturesque landscape.” Taking inspiration from her immediate urban environment, Bendler Browning spends much of her time taking countless snapshots of the city, capturing the myriad “visual hypocrisies” discovered along these daily explorations. “A silhouette of a blue tarp can become a vibrant colored square rather than mundane construction material; highlighted chips of wall paint from an upturned building add energy rather than depicting gloom.” There is no assigned protagonist or villain here. By highlighting the contradictions inherent in the urban landscape these works evoke the grace and vulgarity of all things contained therein; man-made or organic, both forces hold the potential for good and evil, and both are simultaneously neither/nor. Bendler Browning's images are a lens through which we may watch this puzzle unfold.

Arden Bendler Browning received her MFA from the Tyler School School of Art in 2003. Her work was featured in the 2009 edition of New American Paintings. Recent solo exhibitions include “Solo Series 2009” at the Abington Art Center in Jenkintown, PA, curated by Sue Spaid, and “Urban Reef” at the Painted Bride Art Center in Philadelphia, curated by Sean Stoops. Her work has also been included in exhibitions at The State Museum of Pennsylvania, the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, and Fleisher Ollman Gallery.

Inquiries to More information and images at

About AHN|VHS: Gallery owners Julianne Ahn and Lauren van Haaften-Schick are Philadelphia-based artists and arts professionals. In addition to monthly exhibitions AHN|VHS features a curated flat file of works on paper, and editions in all media on our store shelves. All artwork is available for viewing and for sale in the gallery and at
To submit work to the flat file or for our shelves, please write to

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Challenge 1
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 3rd, 4:00 – 6:00 PM
"Talkabout" Gallery Discussion: Saturday, October 24th, from 1:30 to 2:30 PM

The Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial presents the first exhibition in the thirty-second season of the three-part Wind Challenge Exhibitions at Fleisher — the Delaware Valley's premier juried artist exhibition program. This season's nine Challenge artists were selected from a field of 368 applicants to exhibit in one of three three-person exhibitions. The first of this year's Challenge Exhibitions features a sculpture by Joshua DeMonte, drawings by Sharka Hyland, and an installation Keiko Miyamori.

The exhibition begins on Saturday, October 3rd, with an opening reception from 4:00 to 6:00 PM, and continues through November 22nd, 2008.

Both the exhibition and the opening reception are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday, with additional hours of 5:00 to 9:00 PM, Monday through Thursday, and 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Saturday.

About the Artists

Joshua DeMonte's work explores the relationship between architecture and environment by translating features of ancient architecture into jewelry and transforming the wearer into the site. His objects are intended to be worn and appreciated, but they are also meant to alter one's perception of the figure.

Mr. DeMonte received received both his B.F.A. and M.F.A. from Tyler School of Art, Temple University.

Image: Joshua DeMonte, Balcony and Curtains, 2008, glass-filled nylon, 7 x 4 inches

Sharka Hyland's paintings and drawings juxtapose her memory of the dense, overlapping European spaces in which she grew up against her experience of America's use of space — tentative, and largely undefined. In her work, Hyland explores how the emotional dimensions of built environments tell vague stories that leave room for speculation.

Ms. Hyland received her received her art history degree from École du Louvre and her M.F.A. from Yale University School of Art.

Image: Sharka Hayland, detail: New Jersey Mountain (II), 2009, ink on paper, 23 x 29 inches

For Keiko Miyamori, the charcoal rubbing not only captures a physical mark, but also transfers the “soul” of a natural object. Simplicity, quietness, and a sense of unity ebb and flow in Miyamori's objects and installations, which feature rubbings on Japanese washi paper and clear plastic. They are intended to inspire others to live in harmony with nature.

Ms. Miyamori received both her B.F.A. and M.F.A. from the University of Tsukuba.

Image: Keiko Miyamori, detail: Cosmos, 2007

Friday, September 11, 2009

Critical Dialogues Fall 2009

The first Critical Dialogues Visiting Artist Lecture will be this Monday, September 14th, 2009.

11 am, Auditorium B04

Nicole Cherubini --

Cherubini was born in Boston in 1970. She received her BFA in Ceramics from the Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA in Visual Arts from New York University, and later attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine. She is a recipient of an NEA Travel Grant, a New England Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Sculpture, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, and most recently an Art Matters Grant for travel in Mexico. Her work has been exhibited in group and solo exhibitions both internationally and in the United States; including the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA; Sculpture Center, New York; La Panadería, Mexico City; PS1/MoMA, New York; The Rose Art Museum, Boston; Samson Projects, Boston; and Galerie Michael Janssen, Berlin. Last fall, she had concurrent exhibitions at Smith Stewart Gallery and D’Amelio Terras in New York. Cherubini lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Tyler School of Art, Temple University
2001 N. 13th St.
Philadelphia, PA. 19125

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Tyler Craft & Cheese

We want to invite you to visit the Stella Elkins Gallery (in the basement of the Tyler School of Art, 1201 N 13th St. Philadelphia, PA 19122) where the 2nd Year Grads in Glass, Fibers and Ceramics are exhibiting for the next two weeks.

Show is Open from Aug. 26 through Sept. 5 during Gallery hours: Wednesday through Saturday 11am to 6pm.

A Closing Reception will be held on Thursday Sept. 3, 5pm to 7pm.

Please come check out the work we made this summer!
Samantha, Seth, Kari, Sarah, & Lauren

Thursday, August 27, 2009

So Tyler School of Art's GAID department has a new website. CLICK HERE!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

HEY ALL YOU 2011-ers!

Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship


This Fellowship is a wonderful opportunity for students to enhance their professional standing, aid their pursuit of an advanced degree, or finance a special project within the field.


The Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship is open to graduates of the College of Fine and Applied Arts of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and to graduates of similar institutions of equal educational standing whose principal or major studies have been in the fields of art, architecture, dance, landscape architecture, music, theatre, and urban and regional planning.

Three major Fellowships will be awarded:

-one of approximately $20,000 in any field of music.

-one of approximately $20,000 in architectural design and history, art and design, theatre, dance, or instrumental or vocal music.

-one of approximately $9,000 in art, architecture, dance, landscape architecture, theatre or urban and regional planning.


Submission Deadline: December 3, 2009

Application requirements and submission forms can be found in the Kate Neal Kinley Application Form


Robert Graves, Dean and Chair, Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship Committee

T: 217 333 1661


Wednesday, August 19, 2009

More Than Skin Deep

August 8 th - September 26th, 2009
Opening: Saturday, August 8th, from 6 to 8 pm

View The Gallery Online

Baltimore Clayworks hosts the exhibition More Than Skin Deep , an exploration of ceramic surfaces. This exhibition runs August 8 th - September 26th, 2009 with an opening reception on Saturday, August 8th, from 6 to 8 pm. Admission is free.

More Than Skin Deep focuses on the multitude of surfaces being created by contemporary ceramic artists. Some artists mimic materials, others use alternative materials; some are quiet- a single luscious glaze, others boisterous, a ca cop hony of designs. Some have a narrative undertone, some are a beauty to contemplate, and others imply other realms. Whether you employ traditional ceramic techniques, or explore mixed-media to complete your vision it will be an invigorating show.

Invited Artists: Jason Briggs (TN), Jessica Broad (VA), Dan Brown (WY), Kyle Carpenter (NC), Rick Cleaver (MD), Patrick Coughlin (FL), Niki Crosby (PA), Lynn Duryea (ME), Shanna Fliegel (NY), Ann Hazels (MD), Giselle Hicks (NY), Jerry Kaba (PA), Ani Kasten (MD), Mike Kipp (MD), Laura Jean McLaughlin (PA), Shari McWilliams (FL), Jenny Mendes (OH), Leigh Taylor Mickelson (NY), Dan Murphy (UT), Brooke Noble (NY), Randy O'Brien (AZ), Jeremy Randall (NY), Frank Saliani (MT), Thomas Schmidt (NY), Eric Seritella (NY), Katherine Taylor (TX), Novie Trump (VA), Lana Wilson (CA)

Friday, August 14, 2009

Tyler School of Art, Temple University: From Ceramics Monthly’s “MFA Factor” series

Ceramic Monthly highlights Tyler School of Art's MFA program

Tyler’s philosophy emphasizes the investigation and articulation of concepts leading to a high level of personal inquiry, resulting in work that challenges and extends the traditional boundaries of the media and their accepted definitions. Students have access to state of the art facilities and tools while enjoying an interdisciplinary education. The program provides weekly contact with major faculty, ongoing informal critiques with faculty, formal critiques and evaluations twice a semester, and an interdisciplinary graduate thesis committee. There are also significant teaching opportunities and study abroad programs available in Rome, Japan, India, and Scotland, among others.

The visiting artists seminar enhances the curriculum by bringing nationally renowned artists and critics working in a variety of media and venues to the campus for lectures, workshops, and student tutorials on a weekly basis. In addition to the visiting artists invited to the campus, the surrounding community itself is rich with opportunities in the visual and performing arts. Philadelphia is home to an active, contemporary art scene that includes internationally renowned museums, commercial galleries, art centers, and residency programs. Coupled with the close proximity to New York City, our graduate students find that they have easy access to some of the most important research resources in contemporary art.

Check out the Program Details and Facilities Highlights

Nicholas Kripal, professor, chair of crafts department, head of ceramics area, is a ceramic sculptor working in site-related installations and sculpture. Kripal received his BFA from the University of Nebraska, Kearney, an MS in Art Education and an MFA from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. Left: W.S. Variation #5, 44 in. (112 cm) in length, slip-cast porcelain, fired to cone 6 in an electric kiln, 2007.
Chad Curtis, assistant professor of ceramics, holds a BFA from Minnesota State University, Mankato, and an MFA from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. He specializes in mixed-media sculpture and installation, mold making, slip casting, and digital fabrication. Left: Popup Camper with Tree, 45 in. (114 cm) in height, glazed ceramic fired to cone 04 in an electric kiln, clay slip, acrylic, milled foam, epoxy, wood, and mixed media, 2008.
Graduate Students
Lauren Dombrowiak
The urban Philadelphia setting and amazing new facilities are the reasons I initially chose Tyler. I find that the faculty’s involvement in challenging my mind and the work I create is why I love this program. Being pushed to use my ceramic knowledge in whatever media I need, and to do this in an intelligent way, is the backbone of the program.
Kate Dowell
I knew as an undergraduate that I wanted to continue into a graduate program, so I took only a year off in order to research schools and focus on making my application competitive. I chose to study here because The Tyler School of Art offers an interdisciplinary approach to art making in a city with a rich art culture.
Jonathan Dickstein
I took seven years off before attending graduate school. Now I’m using my time in school to develop a keen understanding of where my work fits in terms of space, venue, and audience. After graduate school, I intend to pursue residency opportunities and part-time university teaching positions.
Elaine Quave
I was out of school for two years before I went back to get my MFA. I chose Tyler because it has great faculty and it is located in a city that has a lot of resources and an interesting art scene.