NYC places artwork in bus shelters

MICA Photo alum, Elle Perez (class of 2011), has work featured in New York City bus shelters…

Some samples of the work of Elle Pérez, whose photography will make 100 bus shelters into mini-museums this summer.CreditCreditElle Pérez/47 Canal
Photographs & caption info courtesy of The New York Times.

Elle Perez is working on a unique installation of their work in New York City. The New York City Transit Service will be showing new work by Elle Perez starting in early August of this year. The new work will focus on portraits, as well as significant locations in New York. The exhibition will be called “from sun to sun”. Look for Elle Perez’s new photographs in over 100 bus shelters located throughout the five boroughs of New York beginning in mid-August of this year.

Link to the article below:

Congratualtions, Elle!

Internship opportunity

BmoreArt seeks intern for summer 2019…

BmoreArt, a local arts & culture publication, is currently looking for a photo/video intern to learn some marketing skills with me and immediately thought of your department. Positions are paid, or for credit at the student’s choice.

About BmoreArt:

BmoreArt is a community-based art publication that reflects the culture of Baltimore and the surrounding Mid-Atlantic region, including Maryland, Washington, DC, and Northern Virginia. We provide creative and critical coverage of Baltimore’s cultural landscape and work with a diverse team of local writers, editors, and artists. The award-winning art magazine exists online and in print, and engages through social media and events.

We believe that Baltimore’s culture producers and creative makers deserve to be discussed, critiqued, and informed. BmoreArt covers the arts of the region on a daily basis and presents it to an engaged audience that is both local and global. Our mission is to build awareness, equity, and community through critical dialogue about art and culture.

Link for internship application:

MICA Photo alum featured in new documentary film

Elle Perez (class of 2011) is featured in a new film as part of the “New York Close Up” series…

“Really great photographs,” Robert Adams once told us, “suggest more than just what they show literally.” Over these last few weeks, we shared the stories of two photographers who each take a unique and exceptional approach to capturing compelling imagery that contain narratives larger than what the images depict.

Still frame from the film

Elle Pérez, in a film from our New York Close Up series premiering this week, demonstrates their approach to staging pictures that also capture a raw and emotionally authentic quality. “I don’t think there’s a way to involve a camera without immediately involving a kind of fiction,” says Pérez, recalling their experiences of photographing entertainment wrestlers.

Kudos to Elle!

Upcoming internship deadline

Art museum internship deadline is approaching…

The deadline for the Cushwa College Internship at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown, MD is fast approaching. The WCMFA must have received all materials from applicants by Friday, April 5, 2019 at 11:59 PM. The internship provides an in-depth behind-the-scenes art museum learning experience, with potential work in curatorial and educational activities. The intern will receive a $1,000 stipend.

The Jean Cushwa College Internship at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts is offered to one qualified college student who is majoring in Fine Art, Art History, Art Education, Museum Studies, or a similar field of

The intern will become familiar with the day-to-day operations of the WCMFA and contribute to a variety of museum projects and functions, under the supervision of the Museum staff. The work of the intern will support WCMFA art collections, exhibition planning and management, and/or art education program activities. All interns, regardless of prior experience, will receive an overview of the Museum’s operations as
well as specific museum training in collections, exhibitions or art education management, and museum best practices.

Interns will benefit from an introduction to behind the scenes work of a professional art museum, and from the opportunity to develop professional skills. The intern must submit to a background check/drug test.

The intern will be chosen by a Selection Committee, comprised of representatives from the WCMFA’s Board of Trustees, Board of Advisors, Director, and Staff. The internship is funded through the Jean Cushwa Art
Internship Fund.

The intern will receive a stipend of up to $1,000.
To apply: Please submit the following required materials by April 5, 2019:
 Résumé
 Current, official transcript
 Letter of interest (cover letter)
 One letter of recommendation from a professor or advisor

Send complete application packet* to:
Jean Cushwa College Internship
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
P.O. Box 423
401 Museum Drive
Hagerstown, MD 21741
*Official transcript may be sent by your school separate from your application packet.
After conducting interviews, the Museum will notify the selected applicant no later than April 19, 2019.
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Questions may be directed to Jillian MacMaster at 301-739-5727 x 124 or

Kottie Gaydos to show at Current Space Gallery


Current Space is proud to present Unfixed, a solo exhibition by Kottie Gaydos and Matisse in Bath, paintings by Se Jong Cho and sound by Marc Miller. Please join us for the opening reception.

Unfixed –
Kottie Gaydos

This work investigates the intrinsic role vulnerability plays in the healing process, and probes the instances in which the efforts of systems designed to protect and withstand harm, fail. Once stacked, ceramic vessels dipped in cyanotype, a light sensitive photographic emulsion, and left unfixed embody the liminal space between being and failure. These cairns function as counterpoints to archival pigment prints of unfixed cyanotype paper, framed and hung low on the walls. Coated with cyanotype emulsion, the frames are inherently photographic and bear witness to the environments in which they are hung, personifying the experience of the body as affected by internal and external forces. In concert, the cairns and photographic field of blue are a portal into a dialogue between the ideal and problematic body.

Kottie Gaydos holds an MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). She serves as Curator and Editor-in-Chief of Special Publications at the Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography (DCCP) in addition to teaching at MICA and at Towson University. Her work has been exhibited across the U.S., China, and Japan and is in private and public collections, including the Cranbrook Museum of Art. Recent exhibitions include the 40th Annual Paper in Particular, Curated by Eric Lutz, Columbia College Sidney Larson Gallery, Columbia, MO, and Sentinels (III) : Organize, part of The Neon Heater’s Year Seven: The Temperature, curated by Ian Breidenbach, The Provincial, Kaleva, MI.

Opening Reception: March 30th, 7-10pm
Exhibition Duration: March 30th – April 20th
Gallery Hours: Fridays and Saturdays, noon – 4pm

MICA Photo alum featured on “Lens Scratch”

Angelo Ries (class of 2018) featured in group show…

MICA Photo is proud to announce that Angelo Ries has his senior thesis work exhibited in a group show on “Lens Scratch” in partnership with For Freedoms at International Center of Photography (link to show below).

Congratulations to Angelo for this great opportunity. Best of luck for continued success!

Spring Break Extended Checkout Requests!


If you would like to check out equipment over Spring Break complete the Google Form below!

Spring Break 2019 Extended Checkout Request