Thank you Philip Barlow, Joseph DiGangi, Richard Dubeshter, Veronica Jackson, Kate Nicholson, Dr. Fred Oginbene, and Dennis Shea for being our jurors!!!
Posts Tagged ‘MFA Annual’
INTRODUCTIONS4: Call for Submissions
An exhibition of works by recent art school graduates
August 2 – September 6, 2008
Deadline: Saturday June 7, 2008
Notification: No later than June 21, 2008
Eligibility: Artists who have graduated in 2007 or 2008 and are available for gallery exhibition
Application must include:
- Artist’s statement
- Artist’s resume
- A CD-ROM of up to ten images. For New Media and Time Based Media (Sound, Film/Video, etc) please submit only ten minutes worth of work.
- Self-addressed stamped envelope – required to have submitted materials returned
Submitted materials will be handled with care, but Irvine Contemporary cannot assume responsibility for lost or damaged materials.
Lauren Gentile, Assistant Director
1412 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Irvine Contemporary specializes in contemporary art by emerging and mid-career artists with growing national and international reputations. We participate in major nation and international art fairs and have launched the careers of young artists now in major private and institutional collections.
Smart move – just spoke with one of the professors who was getting ready for first day of classes today – and the Corcoran is in the planning stages of offering an MFA degree. Great news for all of us in the DC art community and another example of how the Corcoran is ready to change with the times, to progress.
Art schools have to offer an MFA program to attract high level professors and serious students; I think area students were torn between, do I get a BFA from the Corcoran and then move away for my MFA, or, do I stay and go to AU for my MFA (and then get to have my senior thesis show in the Katzen Center)
and they were choosing the AU route.
I’m curious to see how this new competition is going to affect the local emerging arts, but I can assure it will be positive.
I don’t usually write about the gallery, but this next show is something that I have been working on for months. Every year we do a recent MFA Annual called Introductions. This year we received over 250 submissions from 68 art schools and we went through every one: read every statement, looked at every image, and every resume.
They were first narrowed down to 150, then 70, then 35 and then a final 12.
Personal remarks: Of the 250, there was alot of work dealing with religion, homosexuality and of course, your fair share of “art school” work about the woman’s body. I also saw alot of “artsy” photography and nudity. Click here for The Chosen
Funny, during the reviewing process, I found a submission that became a favorite of the gallery but no one knew how we got it so I emailed the artist. Turned out, he had left it with us at our booth during last year’s Art Basel Miami Beach. It had found its way back to DC and then traveled from the Director’s desk, to the Gallery Manager’s, past 2 interns’ desks onto mine. Unfortunately we couldn’t include him (since he has a BFA from 2001) but Andres Bedoya’s work (drawings, not photographs) would have definitely been included had his education matched our requirements for this particular show.