Money for internships from the Magner Center: Deadline October 25

October 5, 2015
More information:
The Magner Center stipends are competitive cash awards to help current students take non-paid/low paying off-campus internships. These awards are made possible by very generous donations from Brooklyn College alumni and foundations.  If you know a student who wants to do an internship in spring 2016 but can’t afford to take one that is unpaid encourage them to apply for an internship stipend.  Students apply in now and do not need to have the internship to apply. Students can learn more about the program through this short video.

Another Internship: Brooklyn Arts Council – for artists!

October 5, 2015

Internship in Photo/Video Documentation for Arts in Education

The Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC), a nonprofit arts organization, seeks an intern to document programming for arts in education programs. The intern will work under the supervision of the Director of Arts in Education (AIE), with task oversight from additional team members.


Within the context of documentation, including but not limited to, photographing programs, organizing photos, obtaining photo release forms, editing photos & videos, and working with BAC’s communications department to create appropriate documentation for publication. In addition, the intern may be responsible for filing, data entry, phone management, photocopying, research and draft development of marketing materials and content for the website The intern will work as an integrated member of the AIE team and provide organizational support, gaining a comprehensive view of the array of directives BAC is involved with, from fiscal sponsorship to Folk Arts. The intern will offer insight, observations and suggestions pertinent to the work experience.


Preferred background:

The intern will have an explicit interest in the arts and youth; be currently taking or have recently completed courses in the arts, studio work, education, and/or, sociology; have strong oral and written communication skills; have experience taking and editing photographs and video; be computer literate (Excel, Photoshop, etc.); be a self-motivated and independent worker; have a solid sense of humor; be a fresh thinker; and have great interpersonal skills.


Arts in Education Documentation & Administrative tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Photograph and otherwise document AIE programs (requires extensive travel within NYC)
  • Organize photographs, videos, and other documentation
  • Collect and organize photo/video release forms
  • Edit photos/videos and prepare for web and print media
  • Assist with tracking AIE programs
  • Assist with preparing grant reports
  • Maintaining & updating AIE contacts database

Specific projects assigned will vary depending on the dates of the internship. The intern may also work on tasks/projects within other BAC departments as needed.



Travel allowance included for prodigious travel throughout Brooklyn (primarily); requires the intern to have a flexible schedule; most significant need will be for afterschool program documentation (2:30-6pm).

Minimum:  14 hours/week for 12 weeks

Preferred: 21 hours/week for 12 weeks


To Apply:

Email a cover letter describing how this internship fits into your overall career goals along with a resume and contact information (email and phone) for 3 professional references to

Internship: Brooklyn Arts Council!

October 5, 2015

Research and Administrative Internship, Development Department

Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC) is a nonprofit arts organization that serves artists and arts organizations across the borough by providing grants, professional development opportunities, and ensuring that Brooklyn residents of all backgrounds and ages have access to affordable arts experiences. BAC seeks an intern to research our organization’s history of programs and events, the result of which will be a document that can be used for fundraising and marketing initiatives in 2016. The intern will work under the supervision of the Director of Development and the Communications Manager with task oversight from additional team members.


The intern will research photography and published articles and other public documentation of BAC’s programs and events over the past 50 years with the goal of creating a timeline of BAC’s evolution. S/he will utilize research resources in BAC’s archives and will offer insight, observations and suggestions pertinent to the work experience.

A lesser portion of the intern’s duties will include office administrative duties including filing and organizing of donor records.


The intern will be a graduate student with a strong interest in nonprofit organizations, preferably in the arts; experience in research; strong oral and written communication skills; facility with researching archival documents and photography; be computer literate (Adobe Suite, Excel, Photoshop, etc.); be a self-motivated and independent worker; and be a fresh thinker.


Minimum:  10 hours/week (equivalent of two 5-hour days) for 12 weeks
Preferred: 15 hours/week (equivalent of three 5-hour days) for 12 weeks

This internship is unpaid.


Email a cover letter describing your interest in this position along with a resume to:

Opening Reception to Ruth Gruber Exhibit and Screening

September 30, 2015

Need some part time work BC Art?

September 29, 2015

I’m looking for a part time babysitter.  Afterschool from 3 pm until 5:30 or 6pm (occasionally until 7pm.) 2 or 3 afternoons per week. Kids are 10 and 12 yrs old and take the subway home together so you would just meet them at home. I live on ditmas ave – walking distance from Brooklyn college. Pay is $15/hour.

Please contact me at

Byzantine Studies Conference coming to CUNY

September 23, 2015

As chair of the local arrangements committee for the Byzantine Studies Conference for 2015, Professor Jennifer Ball, is bringing the conference, with a membership of around 400 Byzantinists from around the world, to CUNY on October 23. The conference will be in NYC from October 22-25 with events also held at Columbia University, Fordham University, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, in addition to the Graduate Center.

For more information and registration, go to:


Prof. Clarity Haynes in BODY UTOPIA opens this Friday, 9/25, 7-9 pm at Trestle!

September 23, 2015

Note that Prof. Haynes will not only be a part of this exhibition but is also giving a talk about her work on October 13.



Chitra Ganesh, Clarity Haynes, Riva Lehrer, Sondra Perry,
Pinar Yolaçan & Constantina Zavitsanos

Organized by Clarity Haynes

Opening Reception:
Friday, September 25, 7-9pm
168 7th Street, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn NY 11215

On View:
September 25 – October 31

Art Talk with Clarity Haynes:
Tuesday, October 13, 6:30pm

Pinar Yolaçan, Boro, 2009, Lambda print, 20 x 18″, Ed. of 50+10ap,
April edition of the ARTIST OF THE MONTH CLUB, 2009,
Courtesy of the artist and INVISIBLE-EXPORTS

A map of the world that does not include utopia is not worth glancing at.
-Oscar Wilde

BODY UTOPIA creates a visionary space that honors ideas and representations of the nonconforming body – a body that does not subscribe to cultural ideals, whether through size, age, disability, ethnicity, gender presentation, or “queer”, self-chosen, outlier identity. The exhibition features photography by Chitra Ganesh and Pinar Yolaçan; sculpture by Constantina Zavitsanos; painting and drawing by Clarity Haynes and Riva Lehrer; and video by Sondra Perry.

BODY UTOPIA embodies an inclusive feminist point of view and invites questions, such as: what does it mean to represent a disabled body? A survivor’s body? What is discovered through the exploration of seemingly oppositional states such as trauma, sexual agency, and spirituality?

Lehrer and Haynes use representational portraiture to define the formal characteristics of the figure, such as the curve of a breast, the angle of an elbow, the presence of a wheelchair. Their work encourages identification with the vulnerable self and other. Zavitsanos’ work, also portraiture, leans towards abstraction, conveying the presence and absence of the body via the imprint it leaves on its environment. Ganesh and Perry’s work evokes corporeality through metaphor. Ganesh employs distortions of scale to imagine a spiritual anti-Eden – an impossible state that is at once powerful and ethereal. Perry documents an intrepid physical and political intervention into public space, keenly expressing the awkward humor of not blending into one’s surroundings. Yolaçan delves into the world of fashion, invoking ideas of body modification, sex play, costuming, and theatrical avatars.

The artists in BODY UTOPIA describe both the jouissance and the challenges of embodiment. BODY UTOPIA is an arena where alternate spaces and inner mythologies can be shared and revealed, thereby exposing points of view that engage and challenge assumptions about the body.

Trestle Gallery will publish a catalogue of the work in the show with an essay by Clarity Haynes and an introduction by Mary Negro.


Trestle Gallery
168 7th Street, 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11215

M – F, 11am – 6pm
Buzz 35 to enter building
718 858 9069

Contact: Mary Negro
Managing Director

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Writing opportunity for aspiring art journalists

September 22, 2015

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Vito Acconci on Gerrit Rietveld’s Zig Zag Stoel | The Artist Project

September 22, 2015

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Karin Giusti at Smack Mellon

September 22, 2015

Please join us this weekend at Smack Mellon for the opening of Karin Giusti’s exhibition on Saturday from 5 to 8 and Open Studio’s Saturday 12 to 8 and Sunday 12 to 6. See the announcement below.







Two Solo Exhibitions:

Karin Giusti
Honorem: Three Seasons at Black Forest Farm

Michael Kukla


Artist’s Reception: Saturday, September 26, 5-8pm
Exhibition Dates: September 26 – November 8, 2015

Smack Mellon is pleased to present Karin Giusti’s monumental installation Honorem: Three Seasons at Black Forest Farm and Michael Kukla’s first large scale site-specific project Jeskyne.
Karin Giusti’s installation Honorem: Three Seasons at Black Forest Farm addresses the emotions of grief and mourning in the public and private sphere. Using sculpture and photography, Giusti captures memories of her life at a remote farmhouse with her late partner Stephen G. Schwarz, a firefighter and 9/11 First Responder. Giusti’s method of photographing the site in the round creates an enclosed space not meant for living organisms, but rather for memories alone. The digitally stitched photographs are constructed into kaleidoscopic pillars lit from within; transforming Smack Mellon’s existing columns into rows of glowing sentinels, majestically standing guard within the darkened gallery.

Michael Kukla’s installation, Jeskyne (Czech for “cave”), also takes cues from the formidable effects of time and nature. Exploring the elasticity and permeability of an object’s surface, Kukla creates an immersive web of cellular forms blended seamlessly into the gallery’s architecture. Like large fossils, these hand sculpted monochromatic façades compress time into positive and negative space.

For more info click here.

Above image: Artwork by (clockwise from upper left): Nadia Awad, Donna Huanca,
Nyeema Morgan, Tyler Henry, Zachary Fabri, Chat Travieso, Lori Nix

Smack Mellon Open Studios

Artists’ Reception: Saturday, September 26, 5-8pm

Open Studios:
Saturday, September 26, 12-8pm
Sunday, September 27, 12-6pm

Participating Artists:
Nadia Awad, Zachary Fabri, Donna Huanca,
Nyeema Morgan, Lori Nix, Chat Travieso

Work Exchange Artist: Tyler Henry

Smack Mellon is pleased to offer the unique chance to enter the private studios of our 2015-2016 fellowship artists The artists will have their latest work-in-progress on view, and visitors will have the opportunity to meet the artists in their studios all weekend.

The panelists that selected the 2015-2016 Smack Mellon Studio Artists were: Gary Carrion-Murayari, Kraus Family Curator, New Museum; Lisa Dent, Director of Resources & Award Programs, Creative Capital; Stamatina Gregory, independent curator and critic and Associate Dean of the School of Art at The Cooper Union.

Preliminary panelists were: Esteban del Valle, Molly Dilworth, Oasa DuVerney, Lauren Was of Ghost of a Dream, Dread Scott, and Suzanne Song, all former Smack Mellon Studio Artists.

More information about the Studio Artists can be found here.

This exhibition is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, New York City Council Member Stephen Levin, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and with generous support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Lambent Foundation, The O’Grady Foundation, Gilbert Mackay Foundation, many individuals and Smack Mellon’s Members.

Karin Giusti’s exhibition sponsors: Velcro America, Epson. Special thanks to: Mr. Stephen King and The Haven Foundation, The Joan Mitchell Foundation, The Gottlieb Foundation, The Artists’ Fellowship Inc., and The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc.

The Smack Mellon Artist Studio Program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, New York City Council Member Stephen Levin, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts, and with generous support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Lambent Foundation, The Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund of The New York Community Trust, Jerome Foundation, Richard J. Massey Foundation for the Arts & Sciences, Gilbert Mackay Foundation, The Robert Lehman Foundation, The Greenwich Collection Ltd, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation Inc., Select Equity Group Foundation, and Smack Mellon’s Members. Van Lier fellowships were awarded to Nadia Awad, Donna Huanca, and Chat Travieso.

Smack Mellon’s programs are also made possible with public funds from The Roy and Niuta Titus Foundation, Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc., The O’Grady Foundation, and Exploring The Arts.

Space for Smack Mellon’s programs is generously provided by the Walentas family and Two Trees Management.




While you’re in Brooklyn, please also pay a visit to:

NARS Foundation 9th Annual Open Studios and
chashama Brooklyn Open Studios

Fall 2015 Open Studios

NARS Foundation and J&M Studios

Saturday, September 26, 12-6pm

Artists at both locations will open their doors, giving the audience a peek into the private world of the artist.

NARS Foundation – 201 46th Street, 4th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11220

J&M Studios – 253 36th Street, 4th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11232

A free shuttle bus will run between NARS, J&M and chashama on Saturday.

Saturday, September 26, 12-6pm


chashama Brooklyn Open Studios

Friday, September 25, 6-9pm (Opening Night)

Saturday September 26, 12-5pm

RSVP: events

For one weekend only, guests can visit over 85 studios, meet the artists, and explore finished art and works-in-progress.

Brooklyn Army Terminal – 140 58th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11220

chashama will have free New York Water Taxi ferry rides between Pier 11/Wall Street, DUMBO, and the Brooklyn Army Terminal. For a ferry schedule, please go here.

Both events are free and open to the public.


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