MICA Student Space Gallery call for entries…

Fall 2015 SSG poster

Deadline: Wednesday, March 25 at 4 pm

We are all familiar with our own “Wilgus Gallery” in the photo department, but did you know there are other galleries on campus where you can show your work? The Student Space Gallery provides all students with the opportunity to apply for a solo exhibition in one of our four student galleries (Meyerhoff Piano Gallery, Pinkard, Gateway 1, and Gateway 2). MICA values this as a great professional development opportunity that enables our students to go through the process of applying for, planning, and installing a solo exhibition. This also provides a great line on your resumé for exhibitions.

SSG applications are due Wednesday, March 25 at 4 pm and must be submitted online at www.mica.edu/ssg/apply.

The Yale Norfolk Summer School Fellowship results from MICA are in!

Congratulations Tim Mahoney!
Tim Mahoney_Installation
This is the first time our department will be represented and we’re very proud and excited!  
We wish Tim very good luck in the next phase!
A little about this prestigious program…



May 24–July 5, 2015

The art division offers a six-week session for academic credit as a special summer program. The School is located on the Stoeckel estate and is supported by the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Trust.

Through the generosity of this trust, the full expenses of tuition, room, and board are covered by a fellowship grant to each student approved for admission. Selected colleges, universities, and professional art schools across the country and abroad are invited to nominate for these fellowships two candidates who are currently enrolled as juniors in their programs. There is an application fee of $25 and a registration fee of $1,500.

Students in art follow a required program of painting, printmaking, drawing, and digital photography.

Distinguished artists are on both the resident and the visiting faculty. The visiting faculty provide workshops, lectures, and individual criticism. The resident faculty for 2015 includes: Colleen Asper, Sarah Anne Johnson, Martin Kersels, Sam Messer, and Didier William. Visiting artists and lecturers will include: Anoka Faruqee, Jonathan Safran Foer, Robert Hobbs, Rachel Rose, and Robert Storr.

Information about the program may be obtained in late January from the schools that have been invited to participate. The application deadline is in March. Persons interested in being considered for nomination should so inform their department heads. Individuals may not apply directly to the Norfolk program.

“Because there were so many deserving candidates, it was a very difficult year–hardest ever–to select only two finalists and one alternate to be put forward for the Yale Norfolk Summer School Fellowship. The 5-member jury indulged in intense discussions in order to determine the outcome. Congratulations to you all for achieving the high level of inventiveness and sophistication regarding the heartfelt artwork you are producing.”
Barry Nemett Chair of Painting

This year’s two finalists and alternate are:
* Adam Amram–Painting major

* Timothy Mahoney–Photography major

* Liora Ostroff–Painting major, Alternate Candidate

Show your work in “Sporadic Salon II” at Full Circle Gallery




We know it’s winter…we know it’s cold…but here’s an opportunity to show your work! Contribute work for the “Sporadic Salon II” at Full Circle Gallery. Bring a framed, ready-to-hang image, and be a part of the show.

Study in Venice this summer!

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Venice, Then and Now


Explore the 56th Venice Biennale, the premier international exposition of contemporary art founded in 1895. You will be immersed in the sights & sounds of contemporary Venetian life. While in Venice you will visit Accademia Museum, Peggy Guggenheim’s jewel-like collection of modern art, the creatively curated Mario Fortuny Museum, the two sites of the opened François Pinault Collection, and the Prada Foundation to gain insights into the international art scene embedded in Venice.

Your studies will include the historic & cultural highlights of Venice through the ages using insightful critiques to enhance your learning experience in the studios, as well as on location. There are way too many highlights & benefits to detail in this blog post, so please open the attached pdf file to see the detailed information of  this amazing summer study abroad opportunity!

STI 2015_Venice Info Sheet-1


Crusade Engagement Grant applications are now open!


Submission deadline is April 17

Submit your most creative idea to connect new audiences to photography! Crusade for Art develops and supports innovative initiatives to create demand for art and opportunities to collect it. The Crusade Engagement Grant puts our greatest resource, the brainpower of our creative force, our artists, toward exploring solutions to the systemic problem of a lack of demand for art. This $10,000 grant aims to generate and highlight innovations and underwrite the execution of the best idea.

Click here for grant guidelines & information:


“Gute Aussichten: New German Photography 2014/2015″ returns to Washington!


                                                                                                                                                 Copyright © 2015 Goethe-Institut

Please attend the upcoming photographic exhibition featuring the work of contemporary young German photographers at the Goethe Institut. MICA Photo Professor, Nate Larson, will participate in a conversation with exhibition curator JOSEFINE RAAB at the Goethe-Institut Washington next Thursday, March 5, at 6pm. Their discussion will cover the “Gute Aussichten: New German Photography” exhibition. Reception following until 8 pm. Gute Aussichten is Germany’s most renowned competition for young photographers – the exhibition runs March 5 – May 1.


Goethe-Institut Washington, FotoGalerie

No Charge

+ 1 (202) 289-1200

Gallery hours: M-Th 9-5; F 9-3

Guest lecture tonight with photographer/videographer, Victoria Fu


Please attend this Artist Talk tonight with the renowned photographer and videographer, Victoria Fu. See the links below for more information, and to read a recent interview with the artist.



Image of Victoria Fu courtesy of “artvoices magazine”



Saturday, February 23, 7-10pm

Monday, February 23, 6-7:30pm

Thursday, March 12, 7-8:30pm

Friday, March 27, 7-10pm
*Artist Talk will be held at the Fred Lazarus IV Center at the Maryland Institute College of Art located at 131 W North Avenue. 


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