Archive for August, 2015

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.


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 visit

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:

US Based Application Guidelines:

To Apply:

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.


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.