Thursday, January 29, 2015

Summer Camp at MCA job opportunities

We are currently recruiting instructors and staff for Summer Art Camp. If you're not familiar with the program, we serve 450+ children from preschool to 12th grade during four weeklong sessions each summer. It's an intensive effort that requires a commitment to excellence from everyone involved.
We rely on your referrals to help us find outstanding candidates who have experience working with youth or a strong desire to become youth development professionals. Please refer current students, alumni, faculty and any others who might be a good fit. 
Candidates may apply online at this link: 
The deadline to apply is Jan. 30 for instructor positions (BFA required) and Feb. 27 for all other staff positions. 
Please let me know if you would like any additional information about this opportunity. 
Kind Regards, 
Cece Palazola
Director of Community Education 

1930 Poplar Ave.  Memphis, TN  38104
Twitter: @memphisart 

Monday, January 26, 2015

CMYK PROCESS color separation

Thursday, January 22, 2015

New Study from The Wallace Foundation
The Wallace Foundation recently released a study outlining nine practices that make for successful audience engagement. Read the full report for free on The Wallace Foundation's Website.

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Calling all IDEAS!
Is there a speaker you've been dying to hear or a workshop topic that would be great for PAE?  Suggestions for professional development, “PD@PAE,” session topics are due by February 18. To get more information regarding PD@PAE and session topics, visit our Workshops page andsubmit a topic.

Want to select SHOWCASES for PAE?
You can be a panelist for PAE Juried Showcases. We’re looking for nine highly-experienced individuals from different artistic disciplines, with diverse backgrounds, to serve on our Juried Showcase panel. There is no travel as panels are held via webinar. Panels will likely be held during the last week in April, with panelists taking part on either Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday, and all panelists taking part on Friday. Nominate yourself by February 10.

Want to Showcase at PAE?
Juried Showcase applications will open on February 10.  Check out the Juried Showcase application guidelines for more information.

Dates to Remember
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Wednesday, January 21, 2015


Wish It Forward: An MCA The Design Laboratory                           Main (Rust Hall)
Commission for Make A Wish Mid-South
January 9 – January 27
Reception: Saturday, January 17, from 7-9 PM                                                                                          

Lost the Map, Ben Utigard                                                              Alumni (Rust Hall)
January 7 – February 7
Reception: Saturday, January 17, from 7-9 PM                                                                                          

Perdido, Wesley Ortiz                                                                              Playhouse on the Square
January 9 – March 1                                                                                                            (66 S. Cooper)

The Intersections of Typography                                                      Lower (Rust Hall)
January 14 – February 6

Art Education Thesis Exhibition                                                    Hyde (477 S. Main)
January 14 – February 14
Reception: Friday, January 30, from 6-9 PM                                                                                         

Works of Heart                                                                                  Main (Rust Hall)
February 2 – February 7
Auction: Saturday, February 7, from 8 PM - midnight

ICCS Photo Exhibition (Title TBA)                                                    Lower (Rust Hall)
February 9 – 12

Student Illustration Work (Title TBA)                                                Lower (Rust Hall)
February 14 – February 27

Jed Jackson (Title TBA)                                                                                      Alumni (Rust Hall)
February 15 – March 27  
Reception: Friday, February 20, from 6-8 PM

The Original Art 2014 – 2015:                                                           Main (Rust Hall)
Celebrating the Fine Art of Children’s Book Illustration
February 16 – March 16
Reception: Friday, February 20, from 6-8 PM

MCA Legacy Art Auction                                                                Hyde (477 S. Main)
February 23 - 28
Reception: Friday, February 27, from 6-9 PM
Private Event: Saturday, February 28

NASAD Display                                                                                Lower (Rust Hall)
March 2 – March 7

Imaging Now: Collected Visions                                                    Hyde (477 S. Main)
March 11 – April 4
Reception: Friday, March 27, from 6-9 PM

Work from Paris/Brussels (Title TBA)                                               Lower (Rust Hall)
March 11 – March 27                                                                                                         

Spring BFA Show (Part I)                                                   Main and Lower (Rust Hall)
April 1 – April 20
Reception: Friday, April 10, from 6-8 PM

Marc Rouillard                                                                                           Alumni (Rust)
April 1 – May 9
Reception: Friday, April 10, from 6-8 PM

MFA Thesis Show (Title TBA)                                                       Hyde (477 S. Main)
April 17 – May 9
Reception: Friday, April 24, from 6-9 PM

Spring BFA Show (Part II)                                                   Main and Lower (Rust Hall)
April 24 – May 9
Reception: Friday, May 1, from 6-8 PM

Brittany Wilder (Title TBA)                                                     Playhouse on the Square
April 30 – June 7                                                                                                                (66 S. Cooper)

Best in Class 2014/15                                                         Main and Lower (Rust Hall)
May 16 – July 11
Reception: ?

Katie Benjamin (Title TBA)                                                              Alumni (Rust Hall)
May 16 – July 27
Reception: ?

2nd Annual Art of the South Juried Exhibition                                 Hyde (477 S. Main)
May 20 – July 31
Opening Reception: Friday, May 29, 6-9 PM
Closing Reception: Friday, July 31, 6-9 PM

TBA Artist                                                                              Playhouse on the Square
June 12 – July 19                                                                                                             (66 S. Cooper)

Summer Art Camp Showcase                                            Main and Lower (Rust Hall)
July 18 – July 26
Reception: Sunday, July 26, from 2-4 PM

MCA Career Services Schedule of Events Spring 2015

MCA Career Services Schedule of Events
Spring 2015

GR=Graduate students
!!!=Appropriate for All Students

Important Dates for Summer/Fall 2015 Internships:
Advising Day: Friday, March 20th
Application, interviews and paperwork submission deadline: Monday, April 27th, 2015

Creative Career Path Inventory session (CCPI) (SO, JR, SR, GR)
Tues., Jan. 20th, 12-1 PM in DA Media
Have you wondered what career might be the right “path” for you? Take the CCPI and then come to this session to learn about career path options interesting to you, resources that will help you learn about salaries, job outlooks, etc., skills you will need to develop in addition to your art-making skills, and building a plan of action for success.

To prepare for this session, register by contacting so you can take the inventory prior to this session (required).

MCA Fine Arts Alumni panel (FR, SO, JR, SR, GR)
Wed., Jan. 28th, 12-1 In Conference Room (behind the Library)
Meet MCA alumni who know how to be successful in careers for Fine Arts majors!

What Does it Mean to be a Freelance/Self-Employed Artist? (!!!)
Are you already doing freelance or commissioned work? Want to begin doing this type of work to earn money, build portfolio pieces and experience? At this workshop, Susan Lattimore, CPA with the Marston Group, will teach students about the “art” of self-employment related to taxes and financial planning.

Internship Orientation (GR, SR, JR, SO)
Thurs., Feb. 5th, 12:15-1 PM in the Conference Room (off the Main Gallery)
Internships are an excellent way to for students to learn about their profession and gain experience to include on their resumes. This session required for students planning to register for internships will provide an overview of the internship process, the opportunities available as well as expectations during their experience. are required to attend one internship orientation prior to registering for the internship.
Important Dates for Summer/Fall 2015 Internships:
Advising Day: Friday, March 20th
Application, interviews and paperwork submission deadline: Monday, April 27th, 2015

MCA Teacher Assistant (TA) Workshop (!!!)
Mon., Feb. 9th, 3:45-4:45 in Callicott Auditorium
Want to work in MCA’s summer camp as a TA? Come to this session to learn how to make a good impression for success in the application and interview process.

Senior/Graduating Student Planning Workshop: Building a Plan of Action for Graduation (SR/GR)
Wed., Feb, 11th, 12:15-1 PM in DA Media
All seniors are invited to participate in this session—don’t wait until after graduation to learn how to utilize your professional network, conduct a post-graduation job search, and convey the value of your skills and knowledge.

Resume Workshop
Thurs., Feb. 19th,12:15-1 PM in DA Media (!!!)
Planning to apply for an internship or job? Want to get prepared for the Career Fair on April 24th? Learn to articulate who are you and what can you do--this is what internship supervisors and employers will need to know to consider you for internships or jobs. Come learn how to begin or how to update your resume for success!

Interview Workshop
Wed., Feb. 25th, 12:15-1 PM in DA Media (!!!)
Got the Interview---now what?!   What do you say? What do you wear? What pieces should you present? Whether you are preparing for a planned interview or going to the Career fair on April 24th, you need to be prepared. Come to this workshop to learn how. Bring your resume!

Advising Night, March 19th from 5-8 in Rust Hall Main Gallery
Find out about Studio Elective Internship options!

Careers in Art Education (K-12) (!!!)
Thurs., March 26th, 12:15-1 PM in DA Media
Have a passion for teaching children or teens? Come to this session to learn about opportunities and the requirements for teaching in K-12 setting.

Career fair Prep Workshops (SO, JR, SR, GR)
Mon., March 30 and Tues., March 31st, 12:15-1 PM
in the Conference Room (off the Main Gallery)
Planning to register for the Career Fair? Then you must attend one of two career fair preparation workshops before you can register. Find out who will be at the career fair, what you need to bring and wear and how to handle the brief “pre-interviews at the fair.


Friday, April 10th, 4:30 PM: Deadline for Ferris Scholarship Application

Career Fair (JR, SR, GR)
Friday, April 24th, 1-3:30 in the Rust Hall Main Gallery
Students must pre-register for this event.

Mon., April 27th: Internship application and registration process deadline.

“Mocktail” hour networking event (SO, JR, SR, GR)
Wed., April 29th, 6-8 PM in the Main Gallery
Attend this fun cocktail hour event to practice your networking skills with local alumni and business professionals. Students must be enrolled in the P2 course or have attended at least two of the following workshops in order to get a “ticket” to this event:
Resume writing, interview skills, or networking workshop to participate.

Tour of local TBA artist studio (!!!)
Students will visit a local artist’s studio to learn about their career path/
Space is limited to so RSVP to Carrie Brooks (


Fri., May 1st: Supervisor/Student internship evaluations due to Career Services