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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Open Engagement 2012, May 18-20, 2012, Portland, Oregon

Open Engagement is an international conference that sets out to explore various perspectives on art and social practice and expand the dialogue around socially engaged art making. The Open Engagement conference is an initiative of Portland State University’s Art and Social Practice MFA concentration. Directed and founded by Jen Delos Reyes and planned in conjunction with Harrell Fletcher and the Art and Social Practice students, this year’s conference features keynote presenters Tania Bruguera, Shannon Jackson, and Paul Ramirez Jonas. The work by these artists and scholars touch on subjects including politics, economies, education, and representation.

Through conversations, presentations, workshops, interviews, open reflections, and related projects created for or presented at the conference, we will be investigating, questioning, celebrating, and challenging the current state of art and social practice. This conference is a site where an intergenerational exchange can occur between emerging artists and established artists. This is also a site where transdisiplinary conversation is possible.

Open Engagement is a free conference that will take place May 18-20, 2012, in Portland, Oregon. Contributors are not asked to pay a registration fee and the public will not be charged to attend. Contributors to the event will be supported in the following ways: participants from out of town will be housed in Portland homes, select meals during the conference will be provided emphasizing community dining, and a variety of transportation will be provided drawing on Portland’s bike culture and public transportation.

We are organizing thematic groupings through-out the conference: Politics, Economies, Education, and Representation.

Politics: This line of programming explores the intersections between Art and Activism, Power, Protest, Creative Tactics for Social Change and more.

Economies: This line of programming examines ideas of value alongside systems of exchange, focusing on alternative tactics in the contemporary context. From consuming to contributing, banking to bartering, the cost of living to the cost of giving and everything in between.

Education: This line of programming explores social practice methods related to alternative education, free schools, outdoor schools, socially engaged art in the academy, museums, K-12 education and pedagogical art practice. We are seeking proposals that demonstrate a diversity of approaches to site-specific learning and facilitate workshops in our neighborhood classroom venue.

Representation: Who am I? Who are you? How do the representational strategies we use shape the space in between? This area of programming focuses on the formal and communicative choices that produce and circulate meaning through representation. Topics for exploration include documentary practices, authorial voice, history and memory, ethnography, presence and absence, language, power, the image of the body, the image of the community, the imprint of cultural artifacts, and the ways new technologies and social formations impact how we represent ourselves and each other to each other.

Sign up for the Open Engagement mailing list. (You will be directed to MailChimp).

For inquiries contact

Press contact
Jen Delos Reyes, Director of Open Engagement
Department of Art
Portland State University
P.O. Box 751
Portland, Oregon 97207-0751

33rd Annual Juried South Carolina Artists Competition

Resulting Exhibition to be held at the Pickens County Museum

The Pickens County Museum of Art & History’s Thirty-Third Annual Juried South Carolina Artists Competition will take place beginning March 31, 2012. This competition is open to all living South Carolina artists, 18 years of age or older, working in any medium.

Owner & Director of Marcia Wood Gallery in Atlanta, GA, Marcia Wood will serve as juror for the 2012 competition. Marcia Wood Gallery represents artists of exceptional merit who are making notable contributions to the field of contemporary art. The gallery presents a diverse program of media including video, installation, digital media, sculpture and photography. The gallery is located in a seventy-five year old historic building in the Castelberry Hill district in Atlanta, Georgia.

Cash and purchase awards exceeding $ 5,000 will be presented in this year’s competition. Entries may be shipped or delivered to the museum beginning Saturday, March 31 and continuing April 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10 & 11 during the hours of 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. (Till 7:00 on Thurs 4/5).(Note that the museum will be closed April 6, 7 & 8 for the holiday.) The exhibition resulting from this competition will open with a gala reception and awards ceremony on April 28 and will continue through June 7.

The Pickens County Museum’s Thirty-Third Annual Competition is sponsored by Pickens County and the Pickens County Cultural Commission along with, to date, Connie & June Bowers, Doreen & Larissa Heimlich, Philip & Gilda Hendricks and John & Judy Rozelle.

Individuals or businesses interested in general or purchase award sponsorships should contact the museum before March 13. The Annual Juried Competition and resulting exhibition is an excellent means for starting, or adding to, your private and corporate art collections while also supporting the programs at the Pickens County Museum.

The Pickens County Museum of Art & History is funded in part by Pickens County, members and friends of the museum and a grant from the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Artists requesting information or an entry prospectus may contact the museum at 307 Johnson Street, Pickens, SC 29671; or call 864-898-5963. An E-Prospectus is available HERE> or by going to> and following the competition link. If you prefer, send your snail mail address to and we will see that one is posted.

CALL FOR SESSION PROPOSALS for postHaus FATE 2013, Savannah, GA

The School of Foundation Studies and SCAD will be hosting the National Biennial FATE Conference in Savannah, GA, April 3-6, 2013. The theme of the conference is Instructing, Constructing and Connecting with Students in the 21st Century: As models of education evolve, what new teaching models are forming?

FATE has built quite a reputation for putting on remarkable conferences with fantastic presentations about teaching first year art and design students. Building on that reputation, this conference, postHaus, will focus on 21st century education. We are looking for proposals from people who enhance the student experience inside and outside of the classroom. How are we challenging the existing modes of Foundation instruction? Each FATE Biennial Conference attracts a fantastic group of first year studio professors and instructors from 2 and 4 year colleges across the United States and internationally. For FATE 2013, postHaus, we are seeking to expand our reach.

This upcoming conference has a broad based theme and session proposals are welcome from both studio and academic disciplines. Topics can include, but are not limited to, innovations in studio courses, curriculum development, approaches to art history, liberal arts instruction, the importance of research librarians and the vital role of lab technicians. We especially want to reach out and encourage proposals from people whose role might be: an AP Studio Art or IB teacher, the visual resources librarian, the Graduate TA or Instructor of Record, the research librarian, the woodshop technician, the still life center coordinator, the computer and 3D output lab technician and others whose role is crucial to student success.

Both FATE and SCAD are committed to promoting student success through building resources and opportunities for aspiring college Professors. Therefore, during the postHaus conference we will be offering a series of focused professional development workshops for emerging educators, as part of our commitment to attracting a larger group of Graduate student TA’s and Instructors of Record. We welcome workshop proposals that deal with: the application package, the professional portfolio, interview preparation and the developing of assignments and curriculum.

In St Louis, the On Stream conference team started an initiative to lessen the carbon footprint of the national conference. Seeing this initiative as the beginning of a tradition we ask that all communication and proposals be submitted ELECTRONICALLY, no paper please.

All session proposals should be sent to: Please put “Session Proposal” in the subject line. Please label your submitted proposal form using the following naming convention “yourlastname_first initial_session_proposal.doc”.

Example: Jane Smith “smith_j_session_proposal.doc”.

Session proposals must be submitted by midnight, March 16, 2012. Go to the FATE website,, for the proposal form. Along with the proposal form please send a current cv.

If your session proposal is selected, you will be asked to arrange your session, which, includes: soliciting presenters either personally or through our call for abstracts, gathering the necessary information that will be featured in the conference program and making sure your session stays on track AND on time. There will be approximately 100 sessions over the course of three days with all sessions running 90 minutes in length.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Christopher Olszewski, Director of Programming, at

Additional contact info: 2013

postHaus Conference Organizers

Chris Kienke – Vice President for Biennial Conference

Scott Thorp – Conference Director

Heather Deyling – Communications Director

Chris Olszewski – Program Director

Monday, February 27, 2012

Visiting Artist: ADAM JACONO

Assistant Professor of Photography at Cecil College in Maryland, 2010-11 curatorial intern for the VASA photographic project with A.D. Coleman.



6:00 P.M., LEE HALL

R00M 100

Reception in Lee Gallery following lecture

Clemson University
Clemson, SC 29634

Adam Jacono is an Assistant Professor of Photography at Cecil College in Maryland, and served as a 2010-11 curatorial intern for the VASA photographic project with A.D. Coleman. Adam edits a quarterly online magazine called UntitledCereal—a project dedicated to the promotion and publication of student photo-based media. Last year, Adam presented at the Southeast SPE conference in Tallahassee, FL and he was a visiting lecturer in Photography at the University of South Carolina. His work has been collected by Scott Avett, Michael Stipe, and he’s recently exhibited at Vox Populi in Philadelphia, and Preteen Gallery in Mexico City. Adam received an MFA from East Carolina University in 2010 and loved every minute of it.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

CU Art (Sculpture) Alumna, Stacy Isenbarger, Exhibits in WCA's Momentum at Gallery 825, Los Angeles


Momentum is defined as the impetus or driving force gained by a course of events. The exhibition investigates the diverse voices of women artists, and the depth and breadth of work currently being created. Multiple generations of women's art are represented and within the selection are myriad formations of feminist thought and aesthetics. The works are also a testament to the drive that propelled them and their work forward... their experiences and their history.

Momentum not only describes the work being created by women artists in this exhibition, but also describes the Women's Caucus for Art itself. The Women's Caucus for Art was born out of the women's movement in the 1960-70s. In over 40 years it has gone through many changes and growing pains but has weathered the storm, and is standing taller, stronger than ever, more confident in its mission and beliefs. It understands that objects at rest stay at rest, but that objects in motion not only stay in motion, but affect everything that they come in contact with. The WCA is a moving object that is driven by the sheer passion, force and belief of over 1600 members. Our mission is to ensure the legacy of women in the arts, to promote women in the arts and to be an activist force that creates positive and long lasting change in our communities.

Momentum is part of WCA's Momentum: 40 Years of WCA Conference that takes place from February 22 to 25, 2012, in Los Angeles. The Women's Caucus for Art Conference is held in conjunction with the College Art Association (CAA) Conference. WCA is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization and an affiliate society of CAA.

Juror Rita Gonzalez, Associate Curator of LACMA, chose 97 women artists for Momentum with 52 works in Gallery 825 at the Los Angeles Art Association and an additional 56 featured in the Momentum catalog.

Exhibiting Artists
Robin Adsit, Zina Al-Shukri, Bonnie Askowitz, Amy Boger, Jodi Bonassi, Tracy Brown, Michele Colburn, Linda Rae Coughlin, Gina Dabrowski, Mary Lou Dauray, Michelle de la Vega, Cat Del Buono, Tracy Featherstone, Marie Fox, Judy Gelles, Ashley Gibbons, Susan C Gregory, Anitra Haendel, Kate Hampel, Paula Henderson, Stacy Isenbarger, Judy Johnson-Williams, Dorian Katz, Joanna Kidd, Olga Lah, Li 'n Lee, Lynn Letterman, Carol Levine, Marilyn Lowey, Li Ma, Rosemary Meza-DesPlas, Dionne Victoria Milton, Sarah Miska, Julie Nauman-Mikulski, Margaret Parker, Jana Perez, Marcy Pope, Nora Raggio, Shilo Ratner, Trix Rosen, Dee Shapiro, Gabriela Sincich, Bonnie J. Smith, Elizabeth Snipes, Millee Tibbs, Patricia Tinajero, Linda Vallejo, Margi Weir, and Essi Zimm.

Momentum is accompanied by a full-color catalog created by Exhibition Director Karen Gutfreund.

Exhibition Information

Show Dates
February 17 to March 2, 2012

Friday, February 24, 2012, 6 to 9p

Exhibition Venue
Gallery 825
Los Angeles Art Association
825 N. La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

Exhibition-Related Programs

Artists' Talk
Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 7 to 9p

About WCA
The Women's Caucus for Art is celebrating its 40th Anniversary in 2012. Founded in 1972 in connection with the College Art Association (CAA), it is a national organization unique in its multi-disciplinary, multicultural membership of artists, art historians, students, educators, and museum professionals. The mission of the Women's Caucus for Art is to create community through art, education and social activism. WCA is committed to recognizing the contribution of women in the arts, providing women with leadership opportunities and professional development, expanding networking and exhibition opportunities for women, supporting local, national and global art activism and advocating for equity in the arts for all.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

CU Art & Sculpture MFA Candidate, Jason Adams, will exhibit his sculpture in "CENTERING THE MARGIN" at ROOT DIVISION GALLERY, San Francisco, CA

March 7-24, 2012.

"Centering the Margin is an artist-curated project focusing on artwork that concerns itself with spaces, events, and artifacts that exist just outside of our field of vision and attention. If our contemporary existence is marked by a focus on spectacle and constant stimulation, then Centering the Margin is a show that documents those things that fall outside this focus. These are things that require a change of speed or shift in focus to perceive them.

[Image: Visitors attending a 2nd Saturday event at Root Division check out a series of paintings by Michael Krouse, who also organizes the functions. Chronicle photo by Mike Kepka; San Francisco Chronicle.]

"This show hopes to draw connections between artists concerned with margins, edges and interstitial spaces through diverse approaches and varied platforms of concept, representation and materials." [from:]

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Internship Opportunities: Turchin Center, Boone, NC

The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts is dedicated to offer a range of internship, independent study or volunteer opportunities for students. These internships are tailored to individual needs while meeting the goals of the center. Internships offer hands-on experience in a professional and creative environment.

A current resume and cover letter will be requested from all applicants. Cover letters should directly address your interest in interning for the Turchin Center, a brief outline of your goals, and specify the areas in which you may be interested in working. Materials may be mailed or e-mailed. (Areas for Internships may include: Professional Writing, Event Planning, Curatorial, Research, and Collections Management). Please e-mail the Turchin Center at for questions. Internships are non-paid positions. Applications for Summer 2012 are due by April 2, 2012.

Internship Program at the Asheville Art Museum

The Internship Program at the Asheville Art Museum offers participants "hands-on" training in the museum profession and a comprehensive overview of museum operations. Interns participate in the day-to-day activities of Museum departments in addition to working on specific projects. When making your arrangements, please keep in mind that internships are unpaid. We are happy to work with universities that offer credit for internships.

Interns must be able to work a minimum of two days per week. The exact schedule will be determined with the department supervisor.

Application Process: Please submit a 1-2 page letter of interest that states related educational experience and skills, and contact information for two references. Please specify which department you would be most interested in interning with, as we hope to match all interns with their first choices. Applicants who are applying for curatorial or development applications are asked to submit a writing sample; ideally this is a research paper from one of your classes in college.

We have a limited number of internships available each summer and we regret that we cannot always accommodate everyone as these internships are competitive. Prospective interns will be interviewed by at least one staff member.

Asheville Art Museum
Attn: Internship Program
PO Box 1717
Asheville, NC 28802

Or email your letter with RE: INTERNSHIPS in the subject line to:

Please do not call before you have sent your application. Application deadline is March 15, 2011.


Founded in 2001, the goal of the Rhizome Commissions Program is to support emerging artists by providing grants for the creation of significant works of new media art. By new media art, we mean projects that creatively engage new and networked technologies and works that reflect on the broader social and political impact of these tools and media in a variety of forms. Rhizome defines emerging artist as artists who exhibit great potential yet are not fully recognized within their field. Commissioned works can take the final form of web-based works, works that engage mobile platforms, performance, video, installation or sound art. Projects can be made for the context of the gallery, the public, the web or networked devices. Rhizome Commissions awards generally range from $1,000 to $5,000.

NOTE on image: "Ongoing research, activism, and performance that aims to give citizens an active voice in the theater of security," by Even Roth.

The Rhizome Commissions program is supported, in part, by funds from the Jerome Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State Council on the Arts. Additional support is provided by generous individuals and Rhizome members.
Rhizome Commissions 2012-2013: Call for Proposals

This year, Rhizome is placing a specific focus on projects geared that address social issues and/or promote individual advancement through education or participation. Our focus is not restricted to this theme, but it is a priority.

Rhizome will award ten grants: eight grants will be determined by a jury of experts in the field, and two will be determined by Rhizome’s membership through an open vote.

⇒ Please read all about eligibility, policy and procedures before applying!

Application Deadline: Sunday April 15, 2012

Approval Voting: Tuesday April 17, 2012 - Saturday May 12, 2012

Rank Voting: Monday May 14, 2012 - Friday June 01, 2012

Lecture by Wim Roefs, Thursday, 23 Febuary, 5:30 pm, Lee Hall, Room 100

Wim Roefs

Board Chairman of the 701 Center for the Contemporary Arts and owner of if ART Gallery; Columbia, SC


Galleries, Non-profits & Competitions, etc…

Some thoughts on

Professional Practices in the Arts


5:30 P.M., LEE HALL, RM 100

Thursday, February 16, 2012

SITO Artchive, free of charge, a space for artists to display their artwork on the Web

The Artchive is a service of which provides, free of charge, space for artists to display their artwork on the Web.

SITO is a website for individual and collaborative artists. Here you will find art portfolios of hundreds of artists around the world. Also, creates and hosts a number of Internet-based collaborative art projects, including the award-winning Gridcosm and HyGrid.

SITO is free. Look around. Post your art or opinions. It's all subscription and advertisement-free. To post artwork, you'll need a SITO ID.

CaFÉ™ Call for Entry

CaFÉTM provides artists with an easy-to-use system to create a profile with contact information, upload digital images of their artwork, and apply to a number of open calls for entry at one time. There is no cost to register your profile and you can update it at anytime by going to "My Info". In some instances application or jury fees may apply, please read the entry description for complete details for each listing. Your unique login access allows you complete access to a number of open calls which you can apply to from any internet connected computer.

CaFÉ™ is brought to you by the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF). WESTAF is a non-profit arts service organization dedicated to the creative advancement and preservation of the arts. WESTAF fulfills its mission to strengthen the financial, organizational, and policy infrastructure of the arts in the West by engaging in arts-policy research and state arts agency development, convening experts and leaders around critical policy issues, developing innovative programs, providing a variety of services, and supporting programming for artists and arts organizations. WESTAF is located in Denver, Colorado, and is governed by a 22-member board of trustees largely comprised of arts leaders in the West.

Founded in 1974, the organization serves the largest geographical area and number of states of the six U.S. regional arts organizations. WESTAF’s constituents include the state arts agencies, artists, and arts organizations of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. Additionally, WESTAF serves the arts and culture community at large by providing innovative technology systems to customers in 45 U.S. states and in Canada.

WESTAF is an experienced developer of technology systems that benefit the field of arts and culture. Other than™, WESTAF's other systems include:, an online Arts job bank listing national opportunities for arts administrators and others, internships, grants, public art projects, and residencies;, an online gallery that allows visual artists to showcase their work and connects the artists with private collectors, gallery owners, interior designers, corporate art buyers, public art administrators, and general art enthusiasts;™, an online application and adjudication system for art fairs, festivals, and shows; and CultureGrants Online™, a highly adaptive online grants-application system designed to make it easier for state, local, and regional public arts and humanities funding agencies to manage grant-making processes. WESTAF is also the creator and purveyor of a research-based economic development tool, the Cultural Vitality Index, that measures and provides comparable data about the health of an area's creative sectors.

As a progressive and evolving organization, WESTAF initiates new programs and projects regularly and is proud to have artists and arts administrators on staff. WESTAF is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

LECTURE by Lauren Greenfield, February 29, 2012, USC-Upstate, Spartanburg

The University of South Carolina Upstate is pleased to present a lecture and book signing by award winning photographer and filmmaker

February 29, 2012
Performing Arts Center
University of South Carolina Upstate
6:00 p.m.

Acclaimed photographer Lauren Greenfield is considered a preeminent chronicler of youth culture as a result of her groundbreaking projects Girl Culture and Fast Forward. She was named by American Photo as one of the 25 most influential photographers working today. Greenfield’s first feature-length documentary film, THIN, aired on HBO, and is accompanied by a photography book of the same name. Since 1991, her photographs have been regularly published in magazines including the New York Times Magazine, Time, Vanity Fair, People, and National Geographic.

This event is FREE and Open to the Public, However, tickets are required for the lecture and will be available for pickup the day of the event. You can reserve your ticket by contacting the USC Upstate Performing Arts Center Box Office at or (864) 503-5695.

For more information please contact Dr. Rachel Snow at (864) 503-5853 or

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Clemson University's INTERFOLIO, a service from the Michelin Career Center


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  • Dissertation abstracts
  • Teaching Portfolio documents
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  • Student & peer evaluations
  • Transcripts


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Monday, February 13, 2012

Creative Capital: Grants in Emerging Fields, Literature and Performing Arts

Support is provided to working artists with at least
five years of experience who are at least twenty-five years old for work in the Emerging Fields, Literature and Performing Arts. Creative Capital seeks to support artists who are at a catalytic moment in the
development of their artistic practice.

Deadline: 03/01/2012

Web Site:
Program URL:

DEADLINE NOTE: Creative Capital will be accepting online Letters of Inquiry for grants in Emerging Fields, Literature and Performing Arts between February 1, 2012 10:00am EST and March 1, 2012, 4:00pm EST.

Link to full program description:

Summer with Sotheby’s Institute of Art

FIE and Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London have partnered together to offer Sotheby’s outstanding summer art courses alongside FIE’s full range of student services.

Summer Sotheby’s Institute of Art courses offer interesting and compelling insights into the art world and include lectures and seminars led by Sotheby’s Institute of Art faculty, international experts and leading practitioners in the field. Visits to major collections in London’s museums, auction houses, artists’ studios and royal palaces allow each participant to develop a deeper understanding of the art. Two four-week sessions offer opportunities for early or late summer study.

The Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London is located in beautiful Bloomsbury on Bedford Square, the best preserved area of Georgian architecture in London. The Institute is minutes from the British Museum, the Sotheby’s auction house and the National Gallery, all of which are utilized in the summer courses. The rigorous and intensive summer courses typically meet for at least 96 hours over the course of the four study weeks. Sotheby’s Institute of Art provides a Certificate of Completion after the program. Official transcripts are available if requested from the University of Manchester, the Sotheby’s Institute of Art School of Record.

3.5 GPA minimum or demonstrated capability in a related academic area for undergraduates. Open to graduate and independent students as well.

Students choose one of the following six courses, offered in the sessions noted in parentheses.

Art and Its Markets (1, 2)
Arts of Asia (2)
Contemporary Art in London (1, 2)
European Decorative Arts (1)
Interiors and Design (2)
Michaelangelo to Matisse (1, 2)


CALL FOR PAPERS: Deadline March 1, 2012

May 21-22, 2012
Hosted by Virginia Tech
The Skelton Conference Center
Blacksburg, Virginia

Design educators and graduate students--you are invited and encouraged to participate in the eighth annual National UCDA Design Education Summit in Blacksburg, Virginia, May 21-22, 2012.

This national conference for design educators, chairs, and students will be hosted by Virginia Tech, and will include general session speakers, panel discussions, and paper and poster presentations selected from abstracts submitted through a peer-reviewed process.

This conference is open to UCDA members and non-members, design educators and practitioners, and students. More details and registration information will be posted soon.

Proposals regarding the conference theme CATCH 22 are especially welcome. However, we will also welcome proposals concerning other design education topics.

Whitney Museum of American Art, ISP, DEADLINE: April 1

The Independent Study Program (ISP) consists of three interrelated parts: Studio Program, Curatorial Program, and Critical Studies Program. The ISP provides a setting within which students pursuing art practice, curatorial work, art historical scholarship, and critical writing engage in ongoing discussions and debates that examine the historical, social, and intellectual conditions of artistic production. The program encourages the theoretical and critical study of the practices, institutions, and discourses that constitute the field of culture.

Each year fifteen students are selected to participate in the Studio Program, four in the Curatorial Program, and six in the Critical Studies Program. Curatorial and critical studies students are designated as Helena Rubinstein Fellows in recognition of the substantial support provided to the program by the Helena Rubinstein Foundation. The program begins in early September and concludes at the end of the following May. Many of the participants are enrolled at universities and art schools and receive academic credit for their participation, while others have recently completed their formal studies.


Independent Study Program
100 Lafayette St., 5th floor
New York, NY 10013
T (212) 431-1737
F (212) 431-1783

Image: Seminar with artist Donald Judd at his studio in 1974. On Judd’s left is Ron Clark, and on his right is artist Julian Schnabel.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Ringling Museum of Art 2012 Summer Internships

2012 Summer Internships

The internships are in the following departments:

Collections Management

Curatorial (Modern and Contemporary Art)



Marketing and Communications

Historic Asolo Theater

Interns earn $11.25 per hour (less taxes) and are paid bi-weekly. Interns are responsible for their own housing (the Museum will assist with locating nearby rentals).

Candidates must be graduating seniors or current graduate students. International students must have a current US Visa and be eligible to work in the US. The positions require fingerprinting. The Museum encourages students from all backgrounds to apply and is committed to a culturally diverse group.

Application deadline March 23, 2012

Internship Application

Position: Collections Management Intern

Department: Collections Management

Responsibilities: Work with TMS (the museum’s collections database) updating records for the Asian collection, Cypriot collection, photography collection, circus collection etc.; assist with digitization and other projects as needed

Qualifications: Graduate student with a museum studies, art history, history or library science background

Position: Curatorial Intern (Modern & Contemporary Art)

Department: Curatorial (Modern & Contemporary Art)

Responsibilities: Research the photographers represented in a large donation of 20th-century European and American photographs, for the purpose of proposing temporary exhibitions and permanent collection installations

Qualifications: Masters degree in art history with a concentration in photography; doctoral student preferred

Position: Education Intern

Department: Education

Responsibilities: Participate in the activities of the Education Department; assist with research and development of adult programs and family activities; help to facilitate the museum’s summer youth program; contribute to docent training and evaluations

Qualifications: Strong research and communication skills; good working knowledge of art history; K-12 classroom or other experience with children

Position: Library Intern

Department: Library

Responsibilities: Participate in the activities of the Ringling Museum Library; work on the museum object files digitization project, including cataloguing, editing, scanning and entering data into TMS (the museum’s collections database), ContentDM and other internal databases; work on social media applications and collection development

Qualifications: Bachelors degree in art history or related field; current enrollment in an ALA-accredited MLS program with an interest in special and/or research libraries

Position: Marketing Intern

Department: Marketing and Communications

Responsibilities: Capture and post videos/photography of events and happenings around the Ringling Estate; design flyers and other promotional materials as needed

Qualifications: Video, editing and graphic skills; degree in graphic design, film and/or animation preferred

Position: Technical Production Intern

Department: Historic Asolo Theater (HAT)

Responsibilities: Work closely with the Technical Director in pre-load-in preparation, load-in, and technical/dress rehearsals for the summer circus production in the Historic Asolo Theater; work with performers to maintain production integrity and smooth day-to-day operations, including the run of the show

Qualifications: Degree in theater (recently completed); minimum of two years technical theater experience

Note: The circus performances in the HAT are held twice a day, Wednesday thru Sunday, for six weeks (closing July 29). Each performance lasts approximately one hour.

Unpaid Internships

Unpaid internships for academic credit are available to students 18 years and older in some departments. Summer opportunities will be posted in mid-May.

For additional information about internships contact Karen Patriarca, Student Services Coordinator at

Trees SC License Plate Design Contest DEADLINE: April 5, 2012

Trees SC, a statewide organization that fosters the stewardship of our state’s urban and community forests, is seeking a design for a South Carolina specialty license plate. The Trees SC License Plate Design Contest is open to all residents of South Carolina and all submissions must be of original design. The winning design will be submitted to the SC Department of Motor Vehicles with the intent to produce and distribute the plates.

All proceeds of the license plate sales will support community forestry programs
throughout South Carolina. For more information on Trees SC, please visit

AWARD: Trees SC seeks an original design that represents the mission of the organization while promoting the health and vitality of trees. The winner will receive $500 and statewide exposure and media recognition.


1. The Trees SC License Plate Design Contest is open to all residents of South Carolina. Entries from anyone under the age of 18 require written permission from a parent or guardian. (Trees SC Board members and their immediate family are not eligible to enter).

2. There is no entry fee.

3. The design must promote trees. To avoid similarities with the standard state issued license plate, please avoid use of palmettos.

4. All entries must include an entry form with signed Consent, Waiver of Liability, Indemnity and Release.

5. Entrants may submit multiple original designs; each design must be accompanied by a completed entry form.

6. All designs must be original artwork; they may be hand created or computer generated but may not contain “clip art.”

7. Any artistic medium that lends itself to the license plate design, including, but not limited to hand-drawn, painted or digital art is permitted. The preferred format for submission is digital form, either on a CD or via e-mail. If sent via e-mail, the file should not exceed 6MB. Entries will not be returned.

8. Trees SC reserves the right to refuse any design.

9. Image area for each entry must measure 3.0” W x 3.6” H and be consistent with the design template included with this packet. For specific SC DMV requirements, visit

10. The license plate design must conform to the following constraints:

a) SOUTH CAROLINA must be located below the plate numbers;
b) No text may be included that is not part of Trees SC’s logo or tag line;
c) Background color must contrast sufficiently with the plate number;
d) Limit the amount of detail and remember that the design must be clearly viewed from a distance.

11. The winning design may need to be modified by the applicant to meet the requirements of SC DMV or Trees SC. Designs should be creative but appropriate for use on a license plate. Trees SC reserves the right to use the winning design at its discretion. The winning design becomes the property of Trees SC.

12. Entries that were not selected as the winning design may not be used for other
purposes until six months after the close of the contest.

April 5, 2012: Submission deadline
April 13, 2012: Contest judging
April 20, 2012: Announcement of winning design

Submit original design and entry form no later than April 5, 2012 to:

Trees SC
Attn: License Plate Design Contest
P.O. Box 1679
Ladson, SC 29456

For more information, please visit our website at or contact our office
at (843) 814-4620.

Potential Internship/Part-time Job or even a Full-time Position

All Star Sports, Florence, SC

Seeks a student that has a strong grasp of Web Design, Flash Creation, and Art Design. The position has three main areas of responsibility:

1) Artwork Creation for Screen Printing;
2) Computer Software design and layout for Signage, Email Newsletters, Facebook Promotions, etc.;
3) Website content fulfillment (product images, descriptions etc.)

This position is either an Internship/Part-time or for a senior with that wants to dive "Feet First" into all areas a full time position.

Work Experience requirements:
  • Basic HTML code
  • Adobe Photoshop (or bitmap graphics experience)
  • Flash Creation, Layout, and Insertion
  • Content Management Systems, an understanding of live sites vs. admin pages
  • Ability to use Google (or other search engine) to find information on the internet
  • Creative thinking and detailed attention to details is a must

Wayne Grantham
Vice President of Retail, Operations, and Information Systems
All Star Sports
Florence, SC
p/ 843-667-5000
f/ 843-665-2898

South Carolina's Creative Cluster: A Catalyst for Economic Development

Researchers at the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina analyzed 2008 data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, regarding the creative economy associated with the arts, design, crafts and related activities in South Carolina. The results reveal that creative enterprise in the state engenders a core impact of $9.2 billion and 78,682 jobs and a full impact of $13.3 billion and 107,614 jobs.

The report was written in April 2011 by Douglas Woodward, Ph.D., director of the Division of Research and professor of economics at the Darla Moore School of Business at USC.

McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC


The Center accepts submissions from emerging, mid-career and senior level artists. Local, regional, national and international artists are all eligible for the Artist-in-Residence Program. Only artists who live within a 50-mile radius of Charlotte are eligible for the Affiliate Artist Program. Former Affiliate Artists and Artists-in-Residence may resubmit; however, priority will be given to artists who have not been awarded residencies. Students may submit materials for these programs, but they must have completed graduation prior to the start of the residency. Please note, the Center does not accept electronic submissions at this time.

To be considered for the residency program, please contact Claudia Gonzalez Griffin, Residency and Exhibition Manager via email
Residency Dates: Fall: September-November or Winter: January-March
Selection: Artists are selected and notified approximately one year prior to the start of their residency
Stipend: $3,300
Materials Budget: $2,000

Deadline: Ongoing
Residency Dates: Vary from several weeks to 3 months
Stipend: $3,300
Materials Budget: Up to $2,000
The community of Charlotte, NC and McColl Center for Visual Art welcomes artists to create works of environmental art in the public domain. This artist residency presents opportunities for established and emerging artists, design professionals and collaborators to create installations that become remedial interventions with the land. Email for more information.

Deadline: Monday, May 7, 2012
Residency Dates: September 9 – November 26, 2013 or January 6 – March 25, 2014
Notification: Fall 2012
Stipend: $4,000
Materials Budget: $2,000
Each year, in partnership with Carolinas HealthCare (CHC), one artist is selected to develop and create a project in collaboration with the Hospital's Physicians, Staff, Healthcare providers, and/or patients and their families. Previous experience with comparable projects is preferable. The Center and Carolinas HealthCare are looking for artists who can easily adapt to a medical healing environment, are engaged in research and investigation, and are interested in the world as the site, subject, and material of their work

Deadline: Monday, May 7, 2012
Residency Dates: January 7 – March 26, 2013
Stipend: $5,300
Materials Budget: Up to $2,000
Each year, in partnership with University of North Carolina at Charlotte's College of Arts and Architecture, one artist is selected by both institutions with the shared goal of sustained interactions with UNC Charlotte students through interdisciplinary collaborative projects, art exhibitions, and innovative educational programming.

Deadline: Monday, April 2, 2012
Residency Dates: September 9 – November 26, 2013 or January 7 – March 24, 2014
Notification: Fall 2012
Stipend: $3,300
Materials Budget: $2,000
Each year, two artists are selected to be in residence with the objective of providing meaningful interactions with the community through collaboration, outreach and innovative programming. In partnership with The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African- American Arts + Culture, the Center is looking for artists of color who are inspired by African-American culture, committed to artistic investigation, and are interested in community engagement. AIRs will participate in an exhibition at Gantt Center 6-12 months after the completion of their residency.

Deadline: Monday, August 6, 2012
Residency Dates: Winter 2014 Session: January 6 – March 25, 2014
Materials Budget: $2,000
(Open to Art faculty of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools only)
McColl Center for Visual Art/Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is accepting submissions from art teachers in the school system for the CMS Art Teacher-in-Residence. The selected art teacher will be relieved of all teaching responsibilities from January through March 2014 with full pay and benefits to work at an alternative work site in a studio at the Center. In addition to working in proximity to five artists from outside the state and two affiliate artists from the local community, the Art-Teacher-in-Residence has a private studio and access to the extraordinary facilities at the Center.

Deadline: Monday, November 5, 2012
Residency Dates: April 15 - August 19, 2014 or April 15, 2014 - March 25, 2015
The Affiliate Artist will pay McColl Center for Visual Art a utility and maintenance fee in the sum of $175.00 per month.
Affiliate Artists selected for residencies beginning in April of 2014 will be required to participate in the Center’s signature spring event, Studio Party 14. For this event each artist will design and transform their assigned studio into a creative event space. The night of the event, guests will visit each studio as they dine on a series of tapas. In this event in the past, artists have used a variety of media including fabric, netting, projection and painting directly on the studio walls. 2014 Affiliate Artists will work with the program team and Special Events Manager to develop their theme and plan their studio. Artists will be granted a stipend of $250 to purchase materials. In addition, the Center will provide tables, linens, flowers, and other rentals in each studio as needed. This event also features an art sale of alumni artists. Affiliate Artists are encouraged to have work for sale in their studio the night of the event. Timeline will be announced later.