Enter a paper in the Art History Symposium!

September 4, 2015

Attention Art History Students:

The Art Department’s annual undergraduate symposium for art history majors will be held this year on November 19.  If you are interested in participating, we invite you to submit a paper for consideration. We welcome papers addressing any period of art history, from ancient through contemporary. The deadline for submission is Monday, October 5.  Papers should be emailed to Prof. Simon at msimon@brooklyn.cuny.edu.

1st Year MFA Show in 5th Floor Gallery, Boylan

September 4, 2015

1st Year MFA Showcase


September 8th 4-6pm in the Student Gallery Room 5410

Art Department Writing Tutor

August 31, 2015

The Art Department Writing Tutors  specialize in writing about Art and are familiar with our expectations, they are great! Don’t wallow in fear over a paper, get yourself in to see them.

Our tutor is Brian Chidester.  Hosting hours in the Meier Bernstein Art Library, 5300 Boylan, you can drop in or make an appointment for help with:

  • getting a paper started
  • working on a particular writing problem
  • writing an artist statement
  • writing a thesis statement
  • …and more!

Hours for the Fall 2015 semester

Monday and Wednesdays 8:00am-11:00 and 12:30-6:00pm

Internship opportunity at Brooklyn New School

August 20, 2015

INTERNSHIP – Teaching Assistant in Art at Public Elementary School in Brooklyn

For those interested in careers in art education, this internship is a great opportunity to engage children’s in a range of art practices and learn about how art can be successfully integrated into the elementary school curriculum. Brooklyn New School is an innovative public elementary school that embraces inquiry based learning and connects the arts to all areas of learning. The school seeks interns who can assist the art teacher on a weekly basis for one semester. Duties involve imparting lessons to children in grade K – 5, assisting with set up and break down of classes and installation of student work for exhibitions.
Those interested should contact Art Teacher Paola Borgotta: paola


Program Posting – International Artist Residency Open Call

August 6, 2015

International Artist Residency Open CallLocation: Brooklyn, NY, United States

Deadline: 1 Oct, 2015

Duration: Applicants may apply for three month or six month residency terms.

Eligibility: The International Artist Residency Program is open to emerging and midcareer US Based and International Artists. Students are not eligible to apply.

Costs / Support: US-Based artists are eligible for Full and Partial Fellowships. US-Based artists who receive the Partial Fellowship are responsible for a program fee of $2,100 which can be broken down into monthly payment installments. The Full Fellowship covers the entire cost of the residency program. International artists are responsible for a program fee of $5,000 for three months and $10, 000 for six months.

URL: http://narsfoundation.org/NARS_IntRes_Fall2015.php

Program Description:

The NARS Foundation is currently accepting applications for our International Artist Residency Program. Our residency program supports emerging and mid-career artists and is open to both International and US-Based artists, creating an international artistic dialogue and exchange. We offer 24/7 access to 280 – 325 sq ft studio spaces in our diverse artist community in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Our residency artists benefit from our community driven program and the ongoing dialogue between fellow residency artists. Residents also have the advantage of working alongside emerging and established NYC based artists in our studio facilities, who retain space year round. While experimenting and creating new work in the studio, artists are encouraged to engage with the public and share new work through public events, artist presentations, group outings and tours, and studio visits with curators, gallerists, and arts administrators. These personal one-on-one studio visits provide intimate space and time to form connections and expand networks. Connections formed during studio visits have resulted in future exhibition opportunities and collaborations for artists during and after they have finished their residency at NARS. To see a list of our past studio visitors, please visithttp://narsfoundation.org//studioVisits.php.

During our Fall Open Call, NARS will offer 3-month residencies for U.S. based applicants and 3- month and 6-month residencies for international applicants. Only U.S. based artists are eligible for the Full and Partial Residency Fellowships at this time. International artists who need funding to cover the program fee, travel, materials, and accommodations should apply to other sources for this support.

For additional information or questions, please contact applications

International Application Guidelines: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-GU0DZYS3MtdGVIcUwxUzlhV00/view

US Based Application Guidelines: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-GU0DZYS3MtYzNhMWtXcUVqVU0/view

To Apply: https://narsfoundation.submittable.com/submit

Online application forms must be submitted by Thursday, October 1, 2015 by 11:59pm EST. Please note that there are separate applications for artists living in the US and artists living abroad. Please read the guidelines completely prior to beginning your application. A non-refundable application fee of $35 (US) is required with each submission.

URL: http://narsfoundation.org/NARS_IntRes_Fall2015.php

Thank you

NARS Foundation
201 46th Street 4th FL,
Brooklyn, NY 11220

JR Pepper, Brooklyn Art Department alum gives lecture on Spirit Photography at Brooklyn Brainery

August 5, 2015

JR Pepper

Macabre Surrealist and VO Artist.



Student Internship Opportunity at a Gallery with Stipend

July 29, 2015

Gallery Intern

Internship paid – daily stipend $40

Rachel Uffner Gallery is looking for a Gallery Intern to start immediately. This is a great opportunity for someone interested in gaining arts administration experience in a faced-paced, hands-on environment. Successful applicants will have an interest in contemporary art, be organized and enthusiastic, and have a desire to learn.

The internship will last for at least 3 months, and requires a 2-3 day per week commitment, including one weekend day if possible. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am – 6 pm. This internship offers a daily stipend, and school credit can be arranged.

Responsibilities include:

Assist with general administrative tasks

Work on research projects

Assist with press mailings

Gallery-related errands

General gallery support

Previous experience is not required, but preference will be given to candidates enrolled in a degree program, seeking a degree in the arts. Proficiency with the Adobe Creative Suite and ArtBase is a plus, but not required. A professional appearance and demeanor along with comfort interacting with gallery visitors is essential.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to adelyn, using the subject line, “Gallery Intern Application.”

Please visit www.racheluffnergallery.com for more information about the gallery.

Addie Wyngaarden
Rachel Uffner Gallery
170 Suffolk Street
New York, NY 10002

gallery: (212) 274 0064
mobile: (517) 282 3248

Current Exhibition
June 7 – July 31, 2015

Old Truths & New Lies

Wilder Alison
Ana Cardoso
Mae Fatto
Lucas Knipscher
Blaze Lamper
Annabeth Marks
Adele Röder
Emi Winter
Yoni Zonszein

curated by Mae Fatto

Internship Opportunity in Artist’s studio

July 27, 2015

Brooklyn Artist Courtney Puckett is offering a studio internship. You may be eligible for course credit for this.

Brooklyn Artist looking for undergraduate art studio student for studio assistant internship. Artist graduated with a BFA from MICA in 2002 and an MFA from Hunter College in 2007. She has lived in New York for over 10 years, participated in many exhibits nationally and internationally, worked at Artforum, Artcritical.com, Wallspace gallery, and currently teaches Drawing, 2D Design, and 3D Design in the NYC area. The Artist’s work can be seen at www.courtneypuckett.com.

Internship location:
Artist’s studio in Windsor Terrace Brooklyn. Off the F/G subway line.

Internship hours:
Saturday’s, Sunday’s, or Monday’s. Approximately 5 hours/wk. Flexible.

Internship duties:
Assist artist in production of artwork by sorting, cutting, and sewing fabric. Must be detail oriented and enjoy labor-intensive, meditative process. Occasional sewing machine use but mostly hand stitching. Other materials/processes may be introduced.

Wave Hill | Van Lier Visual Artist Fellowship 2016 Call for Entry

July 22, 2015

We’re seeking candidates for the 2016 Van Lier Visual Artist Fellowship. Please help us spread the word about this opportunity, which serves emerging artists from culturally diverse backgrounds. Please forward the information below to your e-mail lists, post it on your newsletters, or announce it on your Web sites. The application deadline is August 31th, and there will be an info session held at Wave Hill on August 1st at 3PM. Application guidelines are available online at https://www.wavehill.org/arts/artist-guidelines/ .

Van Lier Visual Artist Fellowship

This one-year fellowship, administered on behalf of the Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund of the New York Community Trust, provides a stipend of $7,000 and valuable mentorship and exhibition opportunities, including learning from the curatorial staff about the creation and interpretation of exhibitions and arts programming and working with arts professionals to define career paths over the course of the program (January–December 2016). Van Lier Fellows will be given a studio space during the Winter Workspace Program and a solo show in the Sunroom Project Space. Current and past Van Lier fellows include Beatrice Glow (2015), Julian Chams (2015), Tammy Nguyen (2014), Alexandra Phillips (2014), Onyedika Chuke (2013), Francisco Donoso (2013), Nova Jiang (2012), and Cameron Rowland (2012).

Eligibility: This fellowship is open to New York City-based artists who are 30 years of age or younger and are not currently enrolled in a degree-granting program. It supports emerging artists from culturally diverse backgrounds and underserved communities.

Application Process: Applications to be considered for the Van Lier Fellowship are due on August 31, 2015, using the online application on SlideRoom. Required application materials include an artist statement, résumé, a letter of reference and up to 10 work samples. We are also interested in what you would like to achieve during the year-long fellowship and how it would help further your career goals.

Application Deadline: August 31, 2015

Info Session at Wave Hill: August 1 at 3PM

For more information and to apply online, interested artists can go to: https://www.wavehill.org/arts/artist-guidelines/

IS Goes Steady – Magic Praxis curated by Clarity Haynes – Opens Sat, July 18th!

July 14, 2015
This summer Improvised Showboat is based at Jennifer Coates’s Studio for the months of July + August, (thanks Jennifer!). We are using Jennifer’s space as an opportunity to explore the benefits of staying put for three shows and handing over the reins to three artist/curators who we admire.

Improvised Showboat Goes Steady is pleased to present our second summer exhibition:

Magic Praxis, curated by Clarity Haynes
July 18th – 29th, 2015

Opening Reception
Saturday, July 18th, 6 – 8PM

Closing Reception
Wednesday, July 29th, 6 – 8 pm

Viewing Times
Friday, July 24th, 12 – 6 pm
Saturday, July 25th, 12 – 6 pm

Sunday, July 26th, 12- 6 pm

During Viewing Times please go to Studio B-630 first and call Clarity Haynes at:
(718) 753-9561

Improvised Showboat Goes Steady
254 36th St.
Studio B-630 + B-633
Industry City
Brooklyn, NY 11232

Lauren Britton
Kate Hawes
Clarity Haynes
Karen Heagle
Loie Hollowell
Elizabeth Insogna
Amy Mahnick
Amy Myers
Sheila Pepe
Nooshin Rostami

A note from our curator, Clarity:
When I was in art school, I was warned never to use the word “goddess” in an artist statement. As odd as this sounds now, it represented the prevailing attitude in the art world at the time. The 1970s feminist art movement, which explored goddess imagery as an alternative to patriarchal religious symbolism, was followed by a long period in which such work was seen as taboo and slightly embarrassing. I’m happy to say this is now changing, as contemporary artists assert the importance of spirituality in their work (and the feminist art movement is finally getting its due). The idea for Magic Praxis formed from curiosity; I wanted to see what a 2015 group show about the divine feminine would look like. I invited artists whose work invokes a sublime feminine power through ideas of ritual, sacred geometry, gender fluidity, craft, sexuality and mythology.

Hope to see you!
Clarity + Zach + Lauren

Coming up: Showboat will continue to go steady. Our last summer exhibition will be organized byJosh C Nusbaum, come by on Saturday, August 1st from 6-8PM for the opening of his show,Wizards & Sorceresses.

Find out more information about Improvised Showboat on our Facebook!

Improvised Showboat
a curatorial project from

Lauren Britton + Zachary Keeting

New Haven – New York


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