Wednesday, October 21, 2015



Through our co-founder Zeina Baltagi
The Camera Obscura Art Lab at 1450 Ocean Ave in Santa Monica is pleased to present an ongoing printmaking lab on Sundays from 2-6pm. Each session is $20 and they launch Sunday, October 4, 2015. Get their living room dirty rather than yours!

They have recently acquired a 30X48” Dickerson combination motorized press from the VPS. All who have some familiarity with the printmaking process are invited to come make prints! Bring an apron, portfolio, and printing blocks; monotype, collograph, linocut, and other techniques will be accommodated. Some paper will also be available for purchase; use of shared soy-based inks, inking surfaces, rollers and brayers, and disposable gloves are included in the lab fee.

These sessions are great for folks who have taken printmaking classes in the past, or have learned elsewhere and want to keep up their art practice. If you’d like to propose talks or events centered around the use of the press they welcome suggestions! Zeina Baltagi is proctoring the labs and will also be teaching occasional workshops in various techniques beginning in November.

The Camera Obscura is located at 1450 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica CA 90401. All day parking at the Civic Auditorium lot on Main a few blocks south - $5, and there is a yellow loading zone drop off available right in front.
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Woodland HillsCA  91364

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Internships opportunities at MCA

MCA Externship updates and Deadline tomorrow!
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Be a super girl or guy and explore the possibilities!

2015 Externship Site List (click for more site info):

Archer>Malmo * Large, full-service agency with lots of alumni-super cool place to work! Digital Media, Animation, Sequential Narrative, Illustration, Graphic Design, Printmaking

Autozone * Learn about marketing an international brand--located in downtown Memphis, great views!Illustration, Graphic Design

ArtsMemphis They grant $$$s to artists for their work and programs-find out more about what they do…. All majors

BRIDGES * How do artists make a difference in the community? Find out about social justice programs that incorporate the arts (they have a recent alumna leading a program and an intern there this semester!) (within biking distance) All majors

Brooks Museum Learn about education programs that museums offer and other opportunities for professionals at museums. (within walking/biking distance) All majors

Combustion Small firm where designers work in a close-knit environment (within walking/biking distance) Digital Media, Illustration, Graphic Design

Cyber Graphics Learn about their branding, package design, product photography, and prototyping AND their ongoing paid internship for MCA students. Illustration, Graphic Design, Sculpture, Photography

David Lusk Gallery Learn from a pro about what it takes to run a gallery and what they want in the artists they represent. (within biking distance) All Fine Arts

Dixon Gallery & Gardens Learn about education programs that museums offer and other opportunities for professionals at museums. All Fine Arts

Carol Buchman, Local artist and teacher at Grace St. Luke's Episcopal School What is it like to balance life, teaching and art? This local artist can tell you. (within walking/biking distance)  All Fine Arts/Education

Jabberblabber Small publishing shop that creates a children’s magazine (within walking/biking distance) Digital Media, Animation, Sequential Narrative, Illustration, Graphic Design

Loaded for Bear * Small firm working on branding strategy, interactive, and environment design run by alumni (within walking/biking distance) Digital Media, Animation, Illustration, Graphic Design

Memphis Library/Cloud901 A new teen-focused space that offers video and audio production labs, editing and mixing stations, formal and informal learning areas, digital and analog displays, a performance area, a maker space, and collaboration zones. (within walking/biking distance) All majors

Mid-South Peace and Justice Center * Two alumni are on this staff to engage, organize, and mobilize communities to realize social justice through nonviolent action. (within walking/biking distance) All majors

Pinot’s Palette * This alumna works at helping people make art and doing social media for this business. All Fine Arts

S2N Design Firm that does web, branding and logo design. Meet two recent alumni here! Digital Media, Animation, Illustration, Graphic Design

Southern Growth Studios Innovation and strategic marketing for a variety of organizations and businesses. (within walking/biking distance) All majors

Sullivan Branding * Branding, digital marketing, web design/development, web analytics, video production and public relations. Digital Media, Animation, Illustration, Graphic Design

UrbanArt Commission * They make public art and also award grants to artists. Digital Media, Animation, Sequential Narrative, Illustration, Printmaking, Painting, Sculpture, Photography 

Youngblood Studios * They make public art and serve as creative staff for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. All Fine Arts, Graphic Design

* indicates site is hosted by alumni.
Most of these sites are approved internship sites so this is a great opportunity to explore them as a potential academic internship!


Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Juried exhibition

The East Coast Screenprint Biennial is an art exhibition that showcases a range of screenprint-based art applications, from framed, editioned prints, to installation, sculpture, video, ephemera, and posters. This juried exhibition will showcase artists from around the country who utilize adventurous, relevant, and passionate takes on the screenprinted medium. The Screenprint Biennial is the curatorial project of Nathan Meltz, printmaker and lecturer in the Art Department of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY.
In the fall of 2016, the second East Coast Screenprint Biennial premiers at The Arts Center of the Capital Region and The Collar Works Gallery in Troy, NY. Select works will travel to the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, CT, in January 2017.

Nathan Meltz
Lecturer, Department of the Arts
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 8th Street, Troy, NY 12180

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Lecture at the Brooks Museum of Art

Wednesday, October 7
Gallery Talk: Kenneth Wayne Alexander II
6:30 pm
Kenneth Wayne Alexander II (also known as Kenny Wayne) is an artist who specializes in surreal painting and digital collages. “My mission is to create, innovate and share how new art can be inspiring to the world.” Come be inspired as the artist discusses his current installation, Surreal Kingdoms, currently on view at the Brooks. Free.

Abby DuBow monotypes

Abby DuBow
An exhibition of New Work
 October 3 -30, 2015
Opening Reception:
Saturday, October 3, 2015 / 6:30-8:30 pm 
Fragments: Dusk  22" x 15" Monoprint

Friday, October 2, 2015

Library Extended Midterm Hours:
Oct. 5th - 9th

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The library will return to it's regular hours on Saturday Oct 10th:

Monday -Thursday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Big etching grounds information


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