Student Opportunity Deadlines from New Contributor Paul Shortt, ’09 Painting

Painting alumnus, Paul Shortt, is a candidate for an MFA at the University of Illinois Urbana-Campaign. He recently became aware of the KCAI Case Study and frequently utilizes the links Jonah Criswell shared on a previous post. Paul shares national opportunities for artists as well as images from regional exhibitions on his blog Shorttage. Paul will visit Kansas City in May to participate in the Speakeasy, an exhibition facilitated by other KCAI alumni. For this week’s student opportunities deadline, Paul sent us some listings that are specifically for students. Enjoy!

Spotlight on Student Fiber Trends

Deadline: April 2, 2012 (RECEIVE) or (EMAIL)
Spotlight on Student Fiber Trends
The Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance (SEFAA) and
East Carolina University’s School of Art and Design
Wellington B. Gray Gallery
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC
June 1 -29, 2012
The Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance (SEFAA) and East Carolina University’s School of Art and Design have joined forces to organize, promote, and host a juried student exhibition of trends and creative works in fiber art. This first triennial exhibition will honor Edward S. Lambert, MFA (1940-2011) renowned educator, artist, mentor to graduate and undergraduate students at the University of Georgia, and advisor to SEFAA. A solo exhibition of Lambert’s work will be shown in Gray Gallery in
conjunction with “Spotlight on Student Fiber Trends.”
 Lambert’s outstanding contributions in the field of education and textile design place him among the most respected and innovative artists in his field. This student exhibition is due, in part, to his encouragement and inspirational leadership and we are thrilled to present some of his creative work and to honor his legacy.
Any undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a fiber/textile program or independently pursuing a study of fibers/textiles in the Southeast (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, or Tennessee) is eligible to apply.
First Place – $800
Second Place – $500
Third Place – $300
Honorable Mentions – awarded at the discretion of the juror.
$15 – Members of the Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance (SEFAA)
$25 – Non-members (includes 1-yr student membership in SEFAA)
Each student may submit up to three entries. Submitted work must be original in design and must have been completed since January 1, 2010. Entries must utilize fiber techniques (interlaced, felted, stitched, dyed, coiled, knotted, printed, spun, woven, etc.) and can be of any material. Only individual work will be considered; no group projects will be accepted.
Accepted work must be received ready to display and must include all display hardware with clear hanging instructions. Students who propose an installation work must be prepared to personally install the work at ECU and to remove it after the exhibition closes.
Please call or email SEFAA at:
Or, call or email ECU at:

Call for Students, New York Arts Practicum

Call Type: Other Calls
Deadline Type: fixed
Deadline: 4/2/2012
Eligibility: Chicago
Applications are being accepted for the New York Arts Practicum (, an experiential summer program in New York City where advanced undergraduates, recent graduates, and graduate students participate in artmaking and intellectual culture outside of the traditional confines of the art school. The program centers around an internship with an active artist, a studio seminar, and weekly site visits to artist studios, galleries, and museums.
Through the intensive process of working with an artist on a day-to-day basis, students gain a view of their near futures as artists, learning models for negotiating a creative life outside of school in an expanded field of art prduction. The Practicum mentors are as follows (with three more to be added shortly): David Horvitz, Eva and Franco Mattes, Mark Tribe, Caroline Woolard, and Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga.
The critique/seminar and site visits reinvigorate the art student’s conventional modes of study.
Critique: Participants develop alternate strategies for creating work for critique without institutional studio facilities
Seminar: Visiting Faculty lead seminar on a set of readings related to their own practice. Visiting Artists in the seminar are: Steve Lambert, Trevor Paglen, Penelope Umbrico, and The Yes Men.
Art History/Contemporary Practices: Program Director Michael Mandiberg guides visits to galleries and museums, many of which will include conversations with curators and gallerists. Art and its contexts will be encountered and engaged with directly.
The 8 week New York Arts Practicum begins June 25th and ends August 17th, 2012. Application review begins April 2nd; application deadline April 16th.
Tuition is $2900, with need-based financial aid available. Academic credit is earned through arrangements with students’ home institutions.
For general questions please see the FAQ, and please contact us with specific questions.
Contact Information

Online Gallery Call

Projekt30, online gallery out of NYC

What artist hasn’t gazed at a blank canvas filled with dread? Even when white is not emanating from an empty canvas, it is still one of the most difficult colors for an artist to utilize. It can muddy paint, flare a lens, and make a drawing appear incomplete. This April Projekt30 is seeking artwork that addresses white, either materially or conceptually. All mediums are welcome, and the artwork need not be literally white.
The exhibition will be publicized to our extensive list of galleries, collectors, etc, all contributors receive great exposure. As of Nov. 2011 over 300,000 messages have been sent to previous participants. Projekt30 is an organization dedicated to promoting artists. We provide websites for 100s of artists, and since 2003 have conducted over 120 juried exhibitions, featured the artwork of 1,000s of artists, and facilitated the sale of 1,000s of artworks.
Deadline April 2, 2012.
Opens April 24, 2012.
$35 Entry fee, free for Projekt30 members.

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