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Today! 2pm! Ridderhof Martin Gallery!

Posted 29 Sep 2013 — by katikat
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Upcoming Events

Posted 27 Sep 2013 — by katikat
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The semester is underway; let the events begin!

Sunday, September 29

On Identity in the Arts, What it Means to be ‘Latino’
lecture by Lenny Campello, artist, art critic
2pm, Ridderhof Martin Gallery

*in conjunction with Converging Cultures, Work by Latino Artists

Monday, September 30

Artist’s Lecture
Jackie Brown, artist
9am, Melchers 209 (Digi Lab)
followed by open critique in the Drawing Studio

Tuesday, October 1

Michelangelo and the Madonna
Emily Lovins Fenichel, phD Art History
5pm, Trinkle 204

Art History Careers Series
Reception in Ridderhof Martin Gallery
10-11:30am, 1-3pm

Rosalie Chauncey Scholarship

Posted 27 Sep 2013 — by katikat
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Deadline October 4, 5pm


Established in 1993, this scholarship is awarded to a student who demonstrates great potential for superior performance in drawing and painting. If the scholarship is not awarded in the advertised year, it may be available the next year depending on the decision of the Scholarship Coordinator. The Chauncey Scholarship is not affiliated with an established program of study in France. Students who apply for and receive the scholarship should seek advice from their major advisor and the Office of International Programs to select an appropriate program of study in Paris. The scholarship may be awarded for a summer or semester term, or both.

A 15-20 minute talk to department is required within the first semester upon return.

Eligibility: The recipient must be a matriculating UMW student at the time the scholarship money is used. The scholarship shall be awarded for the study of painting in Paris prior to the senior year. Studio Art and Art History majors are eligible and must have completed their Major Assessment at the time of application. Students with strong drawing and painting skills are particularly encouraged to apply. Students with demonstrated financial need are also encouraged to apply.

Procedure for Application: Application requires hard copies of both a cover sheet (see section “Cover Sheets”) and essay and a portfolio of 10-15 works (drawing & painting only). The essay must be typed, double-spaced, and no longer than two pages. In the essay, applicants must state their qualifications and interests in the study of painting and address the following questions:

What qualifies you to study painting in Paris?
What are your goals?
What makes you a strong candidate for this scholarship?

For the portfolio, include work (drawing & painting only) produced in Studio Art courses or independently (independent work strongly encouraged). Good quality reproduction is required. All submissions must be appropriately labeled by title, media, date of completion, and course for which the work was done (if applicable).

Amount of Scholarship: TBA

Selection: The Scholarship Coordinator, in consultation with the Art History and Studio Art faculty, will select the recipient of the Chauncey Scholarship. Reviewers will focus on potential for superior performance in drawing and painting.

Recent recipients are Sharon Rawlins and Mattson Fields, both of whom have expressed great enthusiasm for the experience they each gained through this opportunity.


College Night at the VMFA

Posted 20 Sep 2013 — by katikat
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The VMFA is also looking for 5-8 works for submission to the digital slide slam around the theme “Costume and Character”. Please send files no larger than 300 dpi to Casey Polczynski ( with the following information by October 1st:

File size: 300 dpi
Student Name
Graduation Year
Title of Work
Size of work

Art History Graduates 2013

Posted 19 Sep 2013 — by katikat
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Elizabeth Paredes will be starting the graduate program in art history at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst where she will focus on Italian Renaissance art.

Lara Belfield is moving to Kingston-Upon-Thames, a small town outside of London, to complete a master’s program in Heritage (Contemporary Practice) at Kingston University. The courses focus on emerging issues in heritage practices and art programs, including museum and gallery work and the performing arts.

Kol GiesselI was living at the Lama Foundation in Questa, NM in the Summer Stewardship program. She writes, “while there I will learn about permaculture, earth works building techniques, develop a daily spiritual practice, and live sustainably in a large community.”

Anne Grasselli has accepted a volunteer position working with Mary Morton, head of French paintings at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.  Anne will work as research assistant for an exhibition set to open in the fall of 2015 on Caillebotte, one of the painters she examined in her individual study in spring 2013.

Chelsea Neal was invited to return to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond this summer where she will work in the Education Department.

Hannah Ridenour will attend the University of Washington in Seattle to pursue a master’s degree in museology.

Congratulations everyone!

Gallery Talk

Posted 17 Sep 2013 — by katikat
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Professor Joe DiBella will give a gallery talk this evening at 6pm on the development of his most recent work to members of the Center for Faith and Leadership.  This talk is open to the public as well!POJ #4A

Alumni News

Posted 01 Sep 2013 — by katikat
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Georgia Heinrich Gregory (Studio Art, 1983) was the recipient of the 2013 Outstanding Kansas Secondary Art Educator of the Year by the Kansas Art Education Association.  Congratulations, Georgia!

Student Achievements

Posted 01 Sep 2013 — by katikat
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Studio Art major Rachel Bailey has been awarded a scholarship from the Hai Hung Foundation.  Congratulations, Rachel!!

Faculty Activity

Posted 01 Sep 2013 — by katikat
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Assistant Professor Jon McMillan has an image of his functional pottery published in the new book, “500 Teapots, Volume 2,” from Lark Publications. The book features functional and sculptural teapots from Ceramic Artists around the world, and was juried by University of Massachusetts Professor James Lawton from thousands of entries.


Faculty Activity

Posted 10 May 2013 — by katikat
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Marjorie Och has been accepted into the third annual Summer Teachers Institute in Technical Art History to be held in July 2013 at the Yale University Art Gallery and the Yale Center for British Art.  STITAH is supported by the Samuel H, Kress Foundation and Yale University.