Archive for August, 2010

The Art Department has Writing Tutors who specialize in Writing About Art!

August 28, 2010

The Art Department will sponsor two writing tutors in the Meier Bernstein Library, 5300 Boylan, for help with papers, artist statements, personal statements for applications and more! Our tutors are:

Paul D’Agostino – an adjunct professor in Modern Languages and Literature department, Ph.D. in Italian Literature

Nicole Meyers – a masters student in Art History

Drop in during their hours:

M 11-3 (Paul) and 3:30-6:30 (Nicole)

T 10-2 (Nicole)

W 11-3 (Paul) and 3:30-6:30 (Nicole)


Doug Schwab at Gallery 364

August 25, 2010

Professor Doug Schwab will be in a group exhibition at Gallery 364
364 72nd Street Brooklyn
Opening August 26, 2010

New assistants in the front office

August 25, 2010

You will see many new faces this fall in our front office. In addition to our new secretary Kim Johnson (see earlier post), we also welcome to part-time assistants who you may already know because they are both MA Art Historians: Robin Goodman and Saundra Ayala. They will be able to assist you with many things from registration to art lockers. Saundra will also be having regular advising hours for undergraduates which we will be posting soon. Welcome Saundra and Robin!

Brooklyn College access to the Brooklyn Museum

August 18, 2010

From our provost, in case you didn’t see the email:

I am extremely pleased to inform you that from July 1, 2010, through June
30, 2011, Brooklyn College will again be an Academic Member of the Brooklyn

This program is designed to provide institutions of higher learning with
greater access to the cultural and educational resources at the Brooklyn
Museum. For the upcoming academic year, admission to the museum will be free
for all BC students, staff and faculty who display a current College ID. In
addition, faculty are welcome to discuss visiting the Museum for a tour
tailored to their subject matter by contacting Lian Sifuentes, Academic
Programs Coordinator, at 718-501-6214.

Finally, Lian is happy to offer one place in the Student Guide program for a
qualified student from Brooklyn College. The Student Guide program is an
academic year-long program that trains high school, college, and graduate
students to lead conversational tours of Brooklyn Museum collections and
exhibitions. Student Guides met on Saturdays during the academic year, and
meetings begin in late September. This is an unpaid volunteer position. The
deadline for application is September 14. Please visit
http:// for more information.

The Brooklyn Museum is a special treasure that adds immeasurably to the
quality of life in our borough. I urge you to take advantage of this special
opportunity and visit the museum at different times throughout the year.

With best wishes,

William A. Tramontano, Ph.D.
Provost and Vice-President for Academic Affairs

Copyright (C) 2010 Brooklyn College The City University of New York
All Rights Reserved

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Call for Artists

August 18, 2010

Sondra Tannenbaum, MA at Brooklyn College, is curating for Salon Ciel

Call for Artists – October Show
Salon Ciel
(New York NY)

Call For Artists – October 2010 Show- Deadline: August 27, 2010

It is a well known fact that New York is called home to over 8 million people. We are crowded, busy and distressed. In our chaos, we forget that there are thousands of others who are also individuals. Each person’s Weltanschauung, or worldview, is entirely unique and  forged by  the special essence that defines them.  One person is in the day from the detached perspective of the top of the Empire State building and another smells and hears a different day as he walks with his seeing eye dog. From the Wall Street businessman to the Starbuck barista, each person experiences their day in New York in a way like a snowstorm: it takes many snowflakes to make a storm, but each snowflake is one of a kind.

Every New Yorker has this unique perspective of her/his inner and outer world. Therefore, each person has a different story of what NYC means to them.

We are looking for artworks that capture New York through an artist’s vision of his/her city. We would like to exhibit works that invite an audience to look through the artist’s eyes and to experience what he/she sees everyday in New York. We are also looking for works that incorporate an underlying message.  Can the artist successfully portray what she/he interprets as the hopes, concerns or beliefs of a New Yorker?

Works that model kitschy tourist stops and uncreative images will NOT be considered.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: All steps must be followed to be considered.
We are accepting the following types of visual art: photographs, film, paintings, collage, mixed-media. Artists must submit:

Deadline – August 27, 2010
1) A website, Flickr stream, or blog that contains images of the artwork to be reviewed.
2) Please include explicit navigation directions to the works you are submitting.
3) If not on your website, a short artist statement and bio in the body of your email.
5) The subject of the email should be “October Show – [your name]”*
*Please note that we will contact you via email if interested in your work. Do not email requesting an update our your portfolio review.

If selected, artists must be available to travel to NYC for portfolio reviews, exhibition logistics, and exhibition opening and closing receptions. Salon Ciel works closely with its artists to price and sell works accurately and fairly; however, artists should be flexible in these negotiations to account for the different prospective audiences, venues, and economic climates.


Great Paid Teaching opportunity for artists

August 17, 2010

Materials for the Arts, is NYC’s oldest reuse program supporting the arts and cultural community and NYC public schools. MFTA’s education program runs classes that are certified through the NYC Dept of Education’s After School Professional Development Program. This fall we are holding two classes on Saturdays for a period of 10 weeks. We are looking for an assistant to work with our two teaching artists. Tasks will include but are not limited to:

Prepping materials for classes

Assisting participants during class

Creating samples and prototypes under the direction of the teaching artists

Researching specific themes as pertinent to class curricula

Setting up and cleaning of classrooms

Running errands if necessary

Applicant should be familiar with the NYS and NYC standards for arts education and associated language and terminology, be able to work independently and efficiently under pressure, and possess good communication skills

Interest in the reuse and repurposing of materials is a must. Applicant should be creative, hardworking, energetic and upbeat. A sense of humor is appreciated.

Time commitment: Beginning in mid September – mid December 2010 – 10 Saturdays in the fall (7 hours per day) plus 7 hours of prep time before and 7 hours debrief time after. A stipend of $1000 for the time period is available.

Please submit a resume and short cover letter to:

Harriet Taub

Executive Director

No phone calls please.

Goodbye to Xinia Ennis and Welcome to Kimberly Johnson!

August 11, 2010

After three years in the Art Department Xinia Ennis, our Department Secretary, is moving on.  She will be in the Art Department half days until August 21st, so do stop by to say goodbye.  If you miss her in the Art Department,  she won’t be far as she is moving to the Classics Department.  Best of Luck to Xinia and thanks for all you’ve done for the Art Department!

We welcome Kimberly Johnson, who has been working in the department since early August.  She comes to us with lots of experience from the Library and before that had a brief stint in the Film Department.  She is also a Brooklyn College Alum, so some of you may already know her.  Welcome aboard to Kim – we’re so excited to have you in the Art Department!

Professor Clarity Haynes in a group show!

August 11, 2010

‘The Invisible Woman’: Work by Clarity Haynes, Cheryl Parry, and
Jeannine Bardo is up through the month of August at the Abrazo Interno
Gallery on the second floor of the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and
Educational Center in the Lower East Side.

Gallery hours are unusual:  Monday through Friday, 4:30 pm to 9:30 pm,
or by appointment.

If you’d like to stop by during the day on a weekday, contact Jasmine
Rosario at:  The CSV Cultural and Educational Center
107 Suffolk St, RM 312
New York, NY 10002
212-260-4080, ext. 11 office
646-358-7251 cell