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Monthly Archives: March 2010

Who DOESN’T want to make an EDIBLE BOOK!?!

{ Posted by Marc Stevens on 23.03.2010 }

ediblebook.jpgIt’s your last chance to participate in this year’s Edible Books and Tea event hosted by the Columbia College Library and Center for the Book and Paper Arts! —

According to the official press release… It can look like a book. It can act like a book. It can be a pun on a book. The only rule: it must be edible!

Bookmakers can contact event organizers by 5 p.m. on March 26 with entry name and book title to appear on the Edible Books’ menu. Entries must be delivered on April 1 between 5:30-6 p.m. at the Columbia College Library.


Come celebrate the opening of Work Studio Chicago!

{ Posted by Marc Stevens on 16.03.2010 }

work%20logo.jpgBrought to us by our very own Colleen McGann (2nd-Year Media MFA), Work Studio is a new studio/gallery/event space that is available for artists to rent on a short term basis.

Opening Reception:

Friday, March 19th 5-10 pm

2137 N Milwaukee Ave (between the Western & California stops on the Blue line, next to the Congress Theater)

They will have all of the necessities for the perfect Friday Happy Hour: Art, music, food, and libations!

Hope to see you there!

(- Colleen McGann & Justin Vandenberg)


THIS FRIDAY — “In House” Open House!

{ Posted by Marc Stevens on 9.03.2010 }

Yes folks, the rumors are true. This Friday, March 12 we are hosting a day of open house & workshops. All workshops are open to all students (Book & Paper MFA, Media MFA and MA) For full details, see the website/facebook page (look for these details coming tomorrow!), or e-mail me. Below is the schedule. We hope to see lots of you there… er, here.


Congratulations Morehshin and Susan!

{ Posted by Marc Stevens on 9.03.2010 }

The InterArts Department is pleased to announce that the two winners of the InterArts Course Evaluation Response Grants are: Susan Kwon and Moreshin Allahyari. In awarding the grants jury wrote:

In the review of the 14 applications for the InterArts prize we considered the clarity of the written proposal, the quality of the previsualizations and the effect the funding would have on the ability to complete the project. In the end we selected Susan Kwon’s Submit Secret Project and Moreshin Allahyari’s Heaviness and Lightness video objects…


Alumni Dispatch: ART ALERT! (March 2010)

{ Posted by Marc Stevens on 7.03.2010 }

The Tree Whispers project is something created by two of our alumni: Marilyn Sward & Pam Paulsrud. The info below from recent alum Erin Cramer includes a link to the Dard Hunter website, that is promoting the project’s anniversary.

read on!


An Interview with Diane Willow

{ Posted by Marc Stevens on 4.03.2010 }

Following her visit to Columbia College Chicago’s InterArts graduate program, hybrid media artist Diane Willow graciously sat for an interview.

An Interview with Diane Willow from Interdisciplinary Arts on Vimeo.


Call for Entries: PURCHASE AWARD OPPORTUNITY!

{ Posted by Marc Stevens on 4.03.2010 }

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Students (graduate or undergraduate) making books in book arts and/or fine arts

programs across the United States are invited to participate in ARTBOUND by submitting work to a juried artists’ book exhibition and permanent

collection at The University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries!

Entrants are to submit handmade, artists’ books printed in edition. Books printed with letterpress, intaglio, inkjet, and/or screenprint techniques will be considered. We will also consider one-of-a-kind handmade books created in other mediums. We are looking for high quality, original work…


SAVE THE DATE: 4/9 – NYFA Source Fiscal Sponsorship Workshop

{ Posted by Marc Stevens on 4.03.2010 }

Please save the date: Friday April 9, at 1 pm (this is the Friday of Crit week)

Rory Golden, Program Officer, External Affairs/Fiscal Sponsorship, for New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) will be giving a workshop on NYFA’s Fiscal Sponsorship Program, which is open to artists from all over the country.

Golden’s presentation will include information on two of NYFA’s main fundraising and support programs: …


ASPECT SEEKS TIME-BASED ART FOR V.16: LO-TECH AND V.17: HI-TECH

{ Posted by Marc Stevens on 4.03.2010 }

ASPECT: The Chronicle of New Media Art, a biannual DVD publication, is

currently accepting submissions of work for V16: Lo-tech, and V17: Hi-tech.

Artists have historically co-opted emerging technology, adapting and

expanding complex developments to suit their own goals. Conversely, there is

nostalgia for obsolete technology. We seek work that exploits antiquated or

sophisticated technology, either as an aesthetic or technical choice. We

will review installation, video, performance, sound, and any other work best

documented in time-based format.

ASPECT asks artist/commentator pairs to submit proposals of time-based work.

Commentators may be curators, historians, critics, or educators who can

offer a distinct perspective on the work. Criteria for selection will

include the qualifications of the commentator and the quality of the work. Audio recordings of the commentary will be assembled after the submissions have been selected.

V16: Lo-tech‹Due May 1, 2010

V17: Hi-tech‹Due August 1, 2010

(read on for specifics…)


REMINDER: Visiting Artist, Laura Anderson Barbata, Wednesday, March 17 and Thursday, March 18

{ Posted by Marc Stevens on 4.03.2010 }

In conjunction with her exhibition, Among Tender Roots at the Center for Book and Paper, Laura Anderson Barbata will deliver the following lectures and studio visits. Put it on your calendar!

• Wednesday, March 17, 7:00 pm: Among Tender Roots Lecture

• Thursday, March 18, 10:30 am – 3:30 pm: STUDIO VISITS

• Thursday, March 18: Making Books in the Rainforest: The Shapono School in Alto Orinoco


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