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Alumni Newsletter
– a community of Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Milwaukee School of Art and Layton School of Art alumni –
 

     August 2015

Image: 2014 Student / Alumni Art & Design Sale
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Get started now and prepare for the 2015 Student/Alumni Art & Design Sale!  

Mark your calendar: Thursday, December 3 – Saturday, December 5
Applications will be coming out soon and all alumni are invited to participate.
Don’t forget, proceeds benefit participating artists and designers.  

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Next Alumni Council Meeting:
Tuesday, September 8, 6 p.m. 

MIAD – 3rd Floor Drawing Studios
Free Open Figure Drawing
for alumni in attendance

RSVP 

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THERE IS STILL TIME TO APPLY
MOTION15: A Juried Alumni Media Exhibit
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This is the last chance for MIAD alumni of all majors to submit a motion-based digital media piece that expresses how time-based media functions within their own creative endeavors. This exhibition showcases the diversity of motion-based creative works in a variety of fine art and design disciplines.

Among the many possibilities are narrative and abstract videos, video installation, motion graphics, motion-based web design, animation and 3D motion imaging. Submissions should be recent accomplishments and should not have been featured in a previous alumni show.  

 
DEADLINE: Tuesday, September 1, 2015 
 
Kim Miller (Chair of Fine Art, MIAD), Jamal Currie (Associate Professor of Fine Art, MIAD) and Monica Obniski (Demmer Curator of 20th and 21st Century Design, Milwaukee Art Museum) are the jurors for this show.
 
Work will be on view October 16 – December 5, 2015 in MIAD’s Frederick Layton Gallery, with an opening reception on Fall Gallery Night, Friday, October 16, 5 – 9 p.m.  Best in Show will be awarded.  
 
  Questions? Contact Mark Lawson at (414) 847-3350 or via email.
 

SNAAP SURVEY – OCTOBER 2015

MIAD is participating in the 2015 Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP) – a one-of-a-kind survey that explores the lives of arts alumni nationwide.

 

Alumni completing the survey this Fall will have access to a site to see how their educational and career experiences compare with alumni from across the country. See where other arts graduates live, where they work, what they earn and how their arts educations have influenced their lives.

The time spent sharing those experiences will help participating arts institutions across the country better prepare students for success, whether they stay in the arts or use what they’ve learned in other professional fields.

By verifying our alumni office has a current email address, our alumni can be sure not to miss the chance to share school and life experiences, and help to shape the future of arts education across the country and at MIAD.

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ALUMNI NEWS & UPDATES

“Out of the Suitcase VI” exhibition runs August 18October 3 in MIAD’s Frederick Layton Gallery, with an Opening Reception on Friday, September 11, 6 – 8 p.m.

Twenty-four artists including Jenna Knapp ’14 (ISA), Alec Regan ’10 (ISA), Shane Walsh ’01 (Drawing) and Christopher Willey ’04 (Drawing),  participate in this biannual exhibition celebrating the award-winning local artists who received the Mary L. Nohl Suitcase travel award in the preceding two years.    

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Read this great article, “How To Reset And Refocus Goals When Things Get Hectic,” in YFS Magazine by Anthony Russo ’04 (Communication Design) on keeping a balance to everything when you’re running your own business.

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“Much Ado About a Lot of Things” features  JoAnna Poehlmann ’54 (Fashion Illustration), along with Gina Litherland and Anne Kingsbury. The show is on view until September 26.    
 

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Todd Gnacinski ’95 (Illustration) recently opened Positronic, the first tattoo shop in Shorewood, WI.
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Melissa Dorn Richards ’96 (Sculpture) and John Kowalczyk ’10 (Painting), along with Jeff Redmon, are in a 3-person exhibition titled Eruption at the Racine Arts Council. September 3 October 24, opening reception is Friday, September 4, 6-9 p.m.
 
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Christopher Willey’s ’04 (Drawing) show “Terrible Faults” is open at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center’s Ploch Art Gallery, and is on view July 25 – September 5.

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Chris Behrs ’82
(Painting) has a painting on display in the Annual Juried Exhibit for the Cedarburg Artists Guild currently showing at Cedarburg Cultural Center
through October 11. Opening reception is Friday, September 11, 5-8 p.m.
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Harley Davidson unveiled the new 2016 lineup. Ben McGinley ’10 (Industrial Design) was lead stylist for the new Forty-Eight motorcycle.
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Nirmal Raja’s ’08 (Painting) Exhibition  “Transience:  Time Based and Ephemeral Work” opened August 16 and runs through October 18 at Alfons Gallery
 

Raja is also exhibiting in Denver, CO at Hinterland Art Space.

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Read in the Green Bay Press Gazette how Brenda Sibilsky ’87 (Illustration), a sculptor in Algoma, WI creates beauty from life and myth.

 

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The Frank Juarez Gallery has an exhibition featuring new works by gallery artists, Brandon Bauer ’96 (Painting), Tony Conrad, Dale Knaak, Melissa Dorn Richards ’96 (Sculpture) and William Zuback. The exhibition runs through September 5
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Lena Smetanenko ’09 (IAD) and Annabelle Luedtke ’09 (IAD) recently started  an online fashion store called Curature. Their goal is to provide unique, luxury items made by independent designers from around the globe.

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Support Your Fellow Alumni  

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MIAD alumni Ron Ewert ’04 and Michael Kloss ’05 need your support!

Ron and Michael’s shared living/working space at an artist collective was destroyed in an extra-alarm fire July 24 in Chicago.
They lost everything they own, including more than 9 years of work, in an instant.
Neighboring artists in Chicago set up a GoFundMe page to help Ron, Michael and their two roommates.

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The MKE Beard Book project is a series of photographs created by Portraitist Jessica Kaminski ’01 (Photography) to help raise awareness and money for men’s health organizations. If you like men, beards, photography, and want to be a part of donating to a great cause, then this project is for you!

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Did you play the game Operation as a kid?

Watch Peggy Brown ’88 (Industrial Design) on the Morning Blend as she talks about how she is helping to make an amazing film about the inventor of the game Operation.  You can help make this movie a reality. 

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Jeff Miracola ’93 has been creating fantasy art for 22 years and his popular YouTube channel has over 22,000 subscribers and nearly 1 million views. His goal is to create a four-hour Fantasy Art Workshop Acrylic Painting Technique Video to be released both as a region-free DVD and as a digital download.
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Do you have any news or updates you would like to share with the ALUMNI ASSOCIATION? Send them to Annie Hyma
Manager of Alumni Engagement & Development Events .

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JOIN the conversation & get involved on Facebook.
NEW address? New title? New job?
WON awards? In a show?
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Get Involved  

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MIAD alumni are invited to participate in the 10th Annual Fine Furnishings Show – Midwest Region,

September 18 – 20. This is a great opportunity to exhibit in the show and sell work. A range of booth sizes & prices are available and MIAD alumni will get a 20% discount.  Booth sharing is available to make it more affordable. Contact Karla Holmes Little if you are interested in participating.

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Wisconsin Pastel Artists President, Chris Behrs ’82 (Painting) invites any alumni interested in pastels to consider joining WPA. They meet bimonthly, offer group exhibits twice per year, demonstrations and critiques, workshops and social events and more.

 
See the upcoming show at Cedarburg Cultural Center, October 18 – November 29, Opening Reception: Friday, October 16, 5-8 p.m.

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Milwaukee Tool is looking for a dynamic, highly motivated industrial designer to join its in-house design team.
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Clement Manor Life Enriched Art Gallery is looking for artists to showcase their work for the residents to enjoy.  Please contact Keri Gerlach , Director of Marketing if you are interested.

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Call for Artists! 

The Little Show 2016: Cedarburg Cultural Center’s
Annual Juried Exhibit
December 3, 2015 –  January 17, 2016 
Entry forms and sample images are due by Friday, September 18 at 5 p.m.

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SEARCH for Continuing Education classes.
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