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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

CALL FOR Studio Art PRESENTERS: SECAC 2017, “Rapid Review: Graduate Studio Art Programs in Their Own Words and Images” Greg Shelnutt, Session Chair

Jason Adams, Sipper's Digest, Clemson University MFA in Art, 2013 (sculpture emphasis)
2016-2017 North Carolina Arts Council Artists Fellowship Award recipient

Seeking Presenters for my SECAC 2017 Session, "Rapid Review: Graduate Studio Art Programs in Their Own Words and Images"


“Presentations about graduate studio art programs.  Conducted in rapid-fire, Pecha-Kucha style, this session invites currently enrolled graduate students, faculty, graduate coordinators, department chairs, and program directors to talk about their work and their programs.   In addition to the 'nuts & bolts' of credit hours, assistantships, emphasis areas, and facilities, what makes your program unique?  Is there an underlying philosophical ethos?  What’s essential that we know? In true Pecha-Kucha style we will go with the 20 images / 20 seconds each format.  You can decide exactly how to split your focus, but roughly plan on 14 of the 20 images to be about the program, and the remaining 6 of the 20 images to be about your work (and/or your peers’ works).  Selection will be made based upon presenting a diversity of geographic locations, types of programs (public and private), types of degree programs, and a breadth of presenters’ backgrounds (current graduate students, tenure-track faculty, and seasoned academic veterans).  Finally, given there will inevitably be a finite number of speakers to represent a wealth graduate studio art programs nationally; It is hoped that this will become a recurring session that will be offered for multiple years at many SECAC conferences.”

Please note:

Hilary Siber, Clemson University MFA in Art, 2015 (painting emphasis)

Please understand that SECAC membership and payment of the conference registration fee are required of all presenters. Here is a link to join: JOIN.

Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD) looks forward to hosting "Microscopes and Megaphones," the 73rd annual SECAC Conference, October 25-28, 2017. Eleanor Fuchs, Associate Provost at CCAD, will serve as conference director. The Hilton Downtown Columbus will host attendees and all sessions; this official conference hotel is located in the south end of the Short North, Columbus’ arts district. Attendees may easily walk to the many wonderful restaurants, boutiques, and art galleries this neighborhood has to offer. Those coming in from out of town are strongly advised to reserve their hotels well in advance of the conference to avoid competing with Ohio State University football fans. For reservations:

Thank you for your consideration! If you have questions, please contact me via email. 

Greg Shelnutt, Professor of Art & Chair
Art Department, 2-121 Lee Hall
College of Architecture, Arts & Humanities
Clemson University, Clemson, SC  29634

En Iwamura, MFA in Art, 2016, (ceramics emphasis, Long-term Resident Artist, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
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