This week around the department of art:
Thursday, March 13th – 4:00 PM – Susanne Mitchell – Randall 117
Susanne Mitchell will be presenting a slide lecture on her artwork and teaching in Randall room 117.
Mitchell received an MFA in printmaking from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a BFA in painting and drawing from California College of the Arts. She has served as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Art at Metropolitan State University of Denver and as a Lecturer of Art at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally including at the Craft and Folk Art Museum (Los Angeles), the Academy of San Carlos (Mexico City) and the National University of Colombia (Medellín, Colombia). She currently lives and works in Denver, Colorado.
Susanne Mitchell is a visual artist, whose work blurs the boundaries between painting, drawing, photography and printmaking. Through marriage and motherhood, Mitchell was united with a Malawian family and her experiences traversing continents and cultures between Africa and the United States provide an endless source of inspiration for her artistic work. This narrative based work ranges from large-scale mixed media drawings to intimate miniature paintings. Mitchell examines implications derived from repeating and combining various elements that become a lexicon of signifiers, which reference, race, culture, class, family systems, place, history and globalization.
Susanne Mitchell is one of three finalist for the Assistant Professor of Foundations & Drawing Faculty position at CWU.
Monday, March 17th – 4:00 PM – Heidi Jensen – Randall 117
Heidi Jensen will be presenting a slide lecture on her artwork and teaching in Randall room 117.
Heidi Jensen received her MFA in Studio Art from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her BFA in Drawing & Painting from the University of Minnesota at Duluth. She is currently an Associate Professor of Art at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally including at the Drawing Now/Le Salon du Dessin Contemporain
with La Galerie Particuliére in Paris, France, UNF Gallery of Art, University of North Florida, Potter Gallery, Missouri Western State University, Kimura Gallery, University of Alaska and the S. Tucker Cooke Gallery, University of North Carolina. Heidi has participated in many artist residency programs including residencies at the Brush Creek Foundation, Saratoga WY, Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest IL, Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz NY, Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, Woodstock NY, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst VA and the La Napoule Foundation, France.
Jensen states, “In my work, narrative takes the form of cause and effect. Paths of movement suggest a coming collision or intervention. I extract my subjects from the mesmerizing world of nature and objects and assign them new roles. Drawing acts a method of study, as a way of becoming familiar with, and a means of transformation. A love of the descriptive and inventive potential of drawing underlies the work”.
Heidi Jensen is one of three finalist for the Assistant Professor of Foundations & Drawing Faculty position at CWU.
CWU alum and past design lecturer Justin Colt Beckman currently has an exhibition, Cabin Fever, at Punch Gallery, 119 Prefontaine Place, Seattle, WA 98104. The exhibit runs March 6 – 29, 2014. Gallery Hours noon - 5 PM, Thursday – Saturday. Camping with his family, drinking beer and whiskey with friends, and building forts with his four-year-old son Porter are three of Justin Colt Beckman’s favorite things to do. It also forms the basis for Cabin Fever, Beckman’s next pursuit in a long line of rural inspired exhibitions at PUNCH Gallery. Check out the pop-up store! I recommend the skunk scent, but get there fast, there is only one bottle. The store’s website is:
CWU Art graduate student & Teaching assistant Seth Charles has work accepted into The American Museum of Ceramic Art's Sixth International Small Teapot Competition juried by Guangzhen Po Zhou. Po Zhou is a ceramic artist, writer, curator, a member of the International Academy of Ceramics, a guest professor of Fudan University-Shanghai Institute of Visual Art & the founder of the Chinese Ceramic Art Council USA. Seth’s work was among 104 accepted pieces from the over 300 entries representing ten different countries. The exhibition runs April 12th - June 1st 2014 at The American Museum of Ceramic Art's in Pomona, California.
Department of Art Scholarships
Get your artwork ready! Entries for the 2014 ANNUAL JURIED UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT ART EXHIBITION will be April 21, 22 and 23.
This year! FREE ENTRIES! OVER $1500 IN AWARDS
SUBMISSIONS TO BE COLLECTED IN THE SARAH SPURGEON GALLERY
OPEN TO ANY CWU UNDERGRADUATE
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