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.

Dave Kube Solo Show - Queering the Landscape

Friday, August 14, 2009
6:00pm - 8:00pm

William Way Community Center

1315 Spruce St.
Philadelphia, PA

Dave Kube will be displaying a series of photographs that redefine traditional landscape scenes by injecting them with a queer perspective.

Opening reception August 14 from 6 - 8 pm. Show runs from August 14 - September 25 at the William Way Center.

Thursday, August 13, 2009


Deadline: October 1st

FREE Career Development and Exhibition Fellowship, The Center for Emerging Visual Artists™

The Center for Emerging Visual Artists strives to provide the essential support services and programs emerging artists need to build sustainable careers.

Our Two-year Career Development Program offers a select group of highly talented artists:

• Free two-year fellowship period and lifelong alumni affiliation
• Exhibitions around the region and beyond
Mentorship program
• Networking and community service opportunities
• Opportunities to meet with patrons, gallerists and curators
• Assistance with the marketing and sale of artwork
• Individual career counseling sessions
• Professional development workshops
• Alumni travel grant program
• Alumni solo exhibition series
• Alumni goal-setting group
• Monthly newsletter updating fellows and alumni on regional, national and
international opportunities for artists.

Eligibility requirements include:

Applicants cannot be in school full-time.
Applicants must live within 100 miles of The Center (all of New York City included).
Applicants cannot have an ongoing contractual agreement with a commercial gallery or gallery representation.

Artists in Baltimore, Harrisburg, and the five boroughs of New York City are eligible; Washington, DC artists are not.

For an application and further eligibility requirements, go to:

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

In the comment section, mention Tyler School of Art
For more information or questions:
Visit or email

Who is eligible to apply?
 Graduate and junior or senior-level undergraduate students in music or visual arts
 Temple Boyer or Tyler alumni
 Visual artists and musicians residing in the Philadelphia area

What is required?
1. Attendance during the training dates: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM on Saturday, September 26,
Sunday, September 27, Saturday, December 5, and Sunday December 6. Trainees must
attend all four training days.
2. Successful completion of 20 internship hours (over 8-week period) in a healthcare setting.
Students will be placed for an internship by the program coordinator.
3. In-class presentation about internship experience (during last training weekend)
4. Participation in weekly online discussions during the training period.
5. Completion of online assignments and reading materials.
6. Passing of required evaluations and a final examination.

How to apply?
- Complete the online application form:
- The deadline for application is September 1, 2009.
The Arts and Quality of Life Research Center at Temple University is offering a
unique opportunity for musicians and visual artists (students and professionals)
interested in working in healthcare settings. This certificate training program, funded
by the Barra Foundation, will be offered to a maximum of 20 artists in Fall 2009 at no

Friday, August 7, 2009

AIGA Center for Cross-Cultural
Design Competition
Celebrating the Role of Culture in Design

After reviewing entries with numerous applications from around the world, including the US, Italy, Iran, Columbia and the Netherlands, AIGA XCD is please to announce the following awards:

First Place:
Beth Shirrell: Kalakari Display

Second Place:
Devon Hirth: Been-Seeing-Pink-Lately?

Third Place:
FABRICA: Road Safety is no Accident PSA Campaign

For more details and the complete list of winners will be posted on the AIGA XCD competition website and Facebook page.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Dragnet at Sage Projects
When: Fri, August 7, 6pm – 8pm
Where: Sage Projects, 333 South Street, Philadelphia, PA (map)

A reception for the artists will be from 6-8pm on First Friday, August 7, 2009.

Show dates Sunday, July 19 through August 30, 2009. Sage Projects 333 South Street across from the TLA Our mission for Dragnet is to share the walls, floors and ceilings with as many artists as possible, creating an exciting, diverse survey. We place no limits on the type of artwork and accept work on a first come, first serve basis. No judges, no jury, and no commissions.

16. Assulu Kadyrzhanova, Painterly Architectonic, oil on board, 22.5x23 inches,


Announce a Free Resource Seminar for Artists
New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) invites you to a Resource Seminar for Artists at Vox Populi Gallery. The seminar will cover NYFA's programs and services relevant to Philadelphia-based artists and filmmakers. Attendees will also receive helpful tips for applying to grants, residencies and other opportunities.

The New York Foundation for the Arts' mission is to empower artists at critical stages in their creative lives.

When: Monday, August 10th at 6pm
Please register for this event here:

What: Members of NYFA's staff will provide a 90-minute seminar, with a 30-minute Q&A afterward, on Monday, August 10th at 6pm at Vox Populi Gallery. Each of New York Foundation for the Arts' programs and services will be covered with an emphasis on NYFA Source, Fiscal Sponsorship, and the Immigrant Artists Project.
  • NYFA Source: NYFA Source is the most extensive national online directory of awards, services, and programs for artists.
  • Fiscal Sponsorship: Fiscal Sponsorship is a critical way for individual artists, artists' collaborative projects, and emerging arts organizations in all disciplines to apply for funding usually available only to organizations with 501(c)(3) nonprofit status. The right fiscal sponsor will not only allow you to manage your project efficiently, but can actually help artists to raise more money and realize their artistic visions more fully.
  • Immigrant Artists Project: Through the Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program, the bi-monthly IAP Newsletter, and other programming, the Immigrant Artist Project seeks to expand the constituency it serves by nurturing and fostering a community of empowered artists with diverse educational, cultural, and creative backgrounds.
More information on NYFA's Programs and Services available at

Vox Populi Gallery
319 North 11th Street
3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA19107

Questions? Please e-mail Amber Hawk Swanson, Officer, NYFA Source at

Temple University needs your help right away. Call or e-mail your Pennsylvania state legislator this morning.

As you may have read in the newspapers, the entire Commonwealth appropriation for Temple University, approximately $175 million, is in jeopardy in the House of Representatives. The loss of the Commonwealth’s support would be a devastating move that would have a dramatic impact on the university’s students, employees and alumni.

The impact on our students could be particularly devastating since they could see their tuition rise by almost $5,000. In an economy like this, a 45 percent increase in tuition will damage the lives of students and their families for years to come.

The impact would not end with our students. There also is the potential of job cutbacks, a reduction in research and the elimination of projects that make Temple an economic engine for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Temple University is vital for Pennsylvania. We take great pride in providing an excellent public education for more than 27,000 Pennsylvania students at an affordable price. We also have become a critical driver in the region’s economic development, as an incubator for human talent that has a positive impact on the city of Philadelphia, the Commonwealth and the nation. As we work together to survive the worst economic recession in 60 years, institutions like Temple are more important than ever.

I urge you to get involved on behalf of Temple University and call or e-mail your state legislator now. A vote could take place as early as 11:30 a.m. today, so immediate action is critical. You can find the e-mail and phone number of your legislator online. Sample messages and an online form are available here, if you need them.

Thank you for your continuing support of Temple University.