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Ed Wong-Ligda Exhibition
June 26, 2014

Ed Wong-Ligda Exhbition

Illustration Coordinator Ed Wong-Ligda’s series of paintings completed during an artist-in-residency at Eastern Oregon State Hospital and Training Center in Pendleton, Oregon is on exhibit at the Oregon State Hospital Museum of Mental Health in Salem Oregon, June to October 2014.

Tiny Circus
April 6, 2014

Guest Artists Tiny Circus Collaborative Event

From March 24-27 Tiny Circus came to GVSU to engage our students in a collaborative stop-motion animation project exploring people's ideas about love. More than 70 students were involved conceiving, planning, and executing the project in collaboration with Tiny Circus. One animated image, made with chalk on a chalkboard, was projected onto image, made with charcoal on paper, to show two simultaneously created animations at once.

See the results here.

GVSU Art Graduates Danielle Fritz and Monica Lloyd Press
March 7, 2014

Monica Lloyd and Danielle Fritz images

Danielle Fritz and Monica Lloyd were selected to exhibit art in the ninth annual Arts in the House project in the Michigan House of Representatives Anderson House Office Building in Lansing. Twenty -six pieces of art were selected from Michigan's fifteen public universities. The artwork will be on exhibit for one year. An article about Monica and Danielle is in the Winter 2014 issue of GV Magazine.

You may view the article here.

Faculty Activities: Anna Campbell
February 5, 2014

For the 2014 College Art Association Conference in Chicago, IL from February 12-15, 2014, Associate Professor Anna Campbell will be presenting Public Learning: Curatorial Studio and Pedagogical Exhibitionism. The presentation is part of the panel titled: Curatorial and Exhibition Studies: Bridging Theory and Practice. 

Speaker Joseph Voss Arts Lawyer - Feb 18th 2014
February 5, 2014

Arts Lawyer, Joseph Voss, will be speaking about Art Copyright & Contracts

Tuesday, February 18 Room CAC 1510 2:00 to 3:30 PM 

All Welcome

http://www.clarkhill.com/template2Col.aspx?pageID=75&lawyer=Voss&lawyerid=302&type=1

2nd Annual Juried GVSU Student Exhibition
February 5, 2014

Grand Valley State University March 17-27, 2014

Drop Off Wednesday, March 12 from 9-5pm Calder Art Center Atrium

Reception and Awards Ceremony Tuesday, March 18 from 5-6pm

Jody Williams artists talk - March 18th
February 5, 2014

Jody Williams illustrationPainter, illustrator and graphic designer Jody Williams talks about his art, grad school and running a freelance business.  Come hear from this insightful and respected artist.

Tuesday, March 18 room CAC 1510 2:00 to 3:30 PM

Presented by GVSU's Illustration program.

Huffington Post names Grand Rapids in top ten.
February 5, 2014

Read the article naming Grand Rapids as one of the top ten places to visit in the U.S.  We know it, but now the secret is out. While sharing this, don't forget to reveal another secret destination to visit when in the area, that's right, Calder Arts Center on the Grand Valley Allendale Campus.  By the way, Grand Rapids is listed as #1.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lonely-planet/10-places-you-should-visi_b_4412351.html?utm_hp_ref=us-destinations

Norwood Viviano Exhibition and Events
February 5, 2014

GVSU sculpture professor Norwood Viviano has national and international exhibitions, lectures, workshops and courses in development.  Take a look at this years schedule and links for this sought after faculty member.

Norwood cities populations sculpture

Solo Exhibition at Heller Gallery.   Mining Industries, a new series of kiln cast glass sculptures based on industrial sites in Detroit, Houston, and Seattle, Heller Gallery, New York, NY, March 7-29, 2014. Reception, March 6, 6:00 pm.http://www.hellergallery.com/index.php

Lecture at Glass Arts Society Conference.  Labino Lecture with Sophie Kahn as part of the panel “Digital Playground: The Power of CAD and 3D Printing,” 43rdAnnual Glass Art Society Conference, Chicago, IL, March 21, 2014.http://www.glassart.org/2014_Conference_Chicago_IL.html

John H. Hauberg Fellowship  Collaborative Fellowship with Robin Cass, Amie McNeel, Rachel Moore, Jackie Pancari, and Kait Rhoads, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA, May 6-16, 2014.  http://www.pilchuck.com/residencies/hauberg_v2014.aspx

Cities: Departure and Deviation Exhibited in 2014 Venice Biennale  Cities: Departure and Deviation curated by Rem Koolhaas into 2014 Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy, June 7-November 23, 2014.  http://www.labiennale.org/en/architecture/news/25-01.html

Digital Sculpture Workshop  One-week workshop, Digital Sculpture: 3-D Printing and CNC cutting at Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, CO, June 23-27, 2014.  http://www.andersonranch.org/digital-sculpture-3-d-printing-and-cnc-cutting-s0405%E2%80%A8/

Metals Casting Summer Course.  Co-taught (Norwood Viviano & Dan Matheson) two-week summer course Metals Casting for Sculpture at Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists’ Residency, Saugatuck, MI, July 27-August 9, 2014.  http://www.ox-bow.org/experience/courses/season/summer#metals-casting-for-sculpture--2

Faculty Activities: Hoon Lee-Associate Professor in Ceramics
January 31, 2014

Hoon Lee, Associate Professor activities in Ceramics

Uttarayan Art Center & Red Earth Gallery: Vadodara (Baroda), India

Invitational Artist-In-Residency | International Ceramics Seminar/Workshop | Exhibition
Dec. 18th, 2013 - Jan. 3rd, 2014

What the Wall Street Journal Says About a Degree in The Fine Arts
December 31, 2013

This article was posted on The Wall Street Journal Website on November 10, 2013

A Fine Arts Degree May Be a Better Choice Than You Think

For graduates, job prospects and satisfaction are surprisingly high.

by Daniel Grant

Think that art school dooms graduates to a life of unemployment? The numbers paint a very different picture.

"Artists can have good careers, earning a middle-class income," says Anthony Carnevale, director of Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce. "And, just as important and maybe more, artists tend to be happy with their choices and lives."

Not Exactly Starving

A 2011 report from the center found that the unemployment rate in the first two years for those graduating with bachelor of fine arts degree is 7.8%, dropping to 4.5% for those out of school longer. The median income is $42,000.

"Artists' income is comparable to other liberal-arts majors," he says. "They do a little better than psychology majors, since counseling and social work is a very low-wage occupation."

For artists who go on to graduate degrees, the most common of which is the master's of fine arts, the unemployment rate for recent graduates drops to just under 5%, and their median yearly income increases to roughly $50,000.

Other studies have also found relatively high levels of employment and satisfaction. The Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy at Vanderbilt University conducted a survey of 13,000 graduates of visual and performing college-arts programs between 1990 and 2009; 2,817 were in the fine arts.

Among the findings: Almost 83% worked the majority of their time in some arts occupation, such as art teaching or in a nonprofit arts organization.

"Arts graduates are resilient and resourceful," says Curb Center Associate Director Steven J. Tepper. Sixty percent of the fine-arts graduates in the survey work more than one job, he says, "but they are happy with what they put together."

A Rosy Picture

Bruno S. Frey, research director of the Center for Research in Economics, Management and the Arts at the University of Zurich, echoes that finding.

He says he has done "happiness research for some time" and found that "artists generally are happier than the rest of the population."

Of all arts professions, fine artists, writers and composers were found to be the happiest, because "the profession they have chosen gives them autonomy, and that makes them happy," he says. "Actors and musicians, on the other hand, are less happy, because they are disciplined by various rules and have less autonomy."

Mr. Grant is a writer in Amherst, Mass. He can be reached at reports@wsj.com.

David Huang-Selected As 2013 Distinguished Alumni for The Dept. of A&D
December 15, 2013

David Huang-2013 distinguished alumni

David Huang has been chosen as the 2013 Distinguished Alumni from the Department of Art and Design.

He was honored at the Annual CLAS Distinguished Alumni Luncheon on October 18th at the GVSU Alumni House. David graduated in 2001 Magna Cum Laude with a BFA in Studio Art emphasis Jewelry/Metalsmithing. Upon graduation, David had a well-established studio in Sand Lake, Michigan where he feverously pursued galleries and the sale of his work. David is currently represented by some of the foremost craft galleries in the country and his work has been shown in over 100 exhibitions nationally and internationally. He has been published in five books, featured in dozens of articles, and his work resides in numerous public and private collections including Grand Valley State University and Muskegon Museum of Art. 

BFA Exhibit for Rachel Masincavage and Jodi Carpenter
December 7, 2013

BFA Senior Exhibit for: Rachel Masincavage: Ceramics and Jodi Carpenter: Illustration

December 1-7 with the reception on Thursday, December 6 from 6-9pm.

The exhibit will occur at: 

The Craft House

40 South Division

Grand Rapids, MI 

Justin Mooney and Kate Garman BFA Exhibit
December 6, 2013

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Senior exhibit for: Kate Garman-Visual Studies BFA, Justin Mooney-Illustration BFA 

December 2-6 in The Padnos Student Gallery in The Calder Art Center on the Allendale campus of GVSU. 

Reception: Thursday, December 5 from 5-7pm

Grace Anderson-BFA in Metals, Awarded First Place, Fall 2013
November 30, 2013

Grace Anderson, BFA Studio Art with an emphasis in Jewelry/Metalsmithing won First Place in the 2013 Shakespeare Festival Student Competition in the Visual Arts Division for her piece  Alas! Poor Yorick during the fall of 2013.

BFA Exhibit for Chase Covell, Alex Paolella and Laura Wilusz
November 23, 2013

BFA Senior Exhibit for: Chase Covell: Printmaking, Alex Paolella: Graphic Design and Laura Wilusz: Graphic Design

From November 17-23 with the reception on Thursday, November 21 from 6-8pm.

The exhibit will occur at: 

The Craft House

40 South Division

Grand Rapids, MI

BFA Exhibit for Elliot Chaltry, Mike Mossner and Ariana Ortega
November 22, 2013

BFA Senior Exhibit for: Elliot Chaltry: Illustration, Mike Mossner: Illustration and Ariana Ortega: Illustration

In The Padnos Student Gallery in The Calder Art Center on The GVSU Allendale Campus.

November 18-22 with the reception on Thursday, November 21 from 5-7pm.

BFA Exhibit for Leah Burcke and Jenny Witzel at The Craft House
November 16, 2013

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Senior BFA exhibit for Leah Burcke and Jenny Witzel, both in Visual Studies.

November 10-16, with the reception on Friday, November 15 from 5-9pm.

The exhibit and reception will be at:

The Craft House

40 South Division

Grand Rapids, MI

BFA Exhibit for Evelyn Mix, Melissa Skibbe and Chris Techentin
November 15, 2013

BFA exhibit for: Evelyn Mix: Printmaking, Melissa Skibbe: Printmaking and Chris Techentin: Illustration

In the Padnos Student Gallery in The Calder Art Center on the GVSU Allendale Campus.

From November 11-15, with the reception on Thursday, November 14 from 5-7pm.

BFA Exhibit for Paul Warfield, Jess Accardo, Jake Stillson and Dillon Vrosh
November 15, 2013

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BFA Senior Exhibit for: Dillon Vrosh: Illustration, Paul Warfield: Sculpture, Jake Stillson: Painting and Jessica Accardo: Illustration

In The GVSU Art Gallery in The Performing Arts Center on The GVSU Allendale Campus in Allendale, MI. 

November 11-15 with the reception on Thursday, November 14 from 5-7pm.

Code GR Event: Organized by The Office of Public Culture at GVSU
November 10, 2013

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Art and Design Student Krzysztof Lower distributes programs at the Code GR event. 

On Thursday, October 4, the event: Code GR: The Public to Private and Back Again event occurred at the Historic Federal Building in downtown, Grand Rapids. The event was organized by The Office of Public Culture from The Art and Design Department at GVSU, and ArtServe Michigan, a state wide art organization. 

Photo credit to: Sarah Nesbitt at ArtServe Michigan

Mike Rajnicek and Courtney Jones BFA Exhibit
November 8, 2013

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Senior BFA exhibit for Mike Rajnicek-Illlustration and Courtney Jones-Visual Studies in The Padnos Student Gallery in The Calder Art Center on the GVSU Allendale campus.

November 4-8

Reception: Thursday, November 7 from 5-7pm

Free Radical Gallery Event, Downtown, Grand Rapids
November 8, 2013

Free Radical Exhibit Event along South Division Street in downtown, Grand Rapids. 

Friday, November 1 from 6-10pm

Free Radical is an event in which artists take over vacant storefronts in the downtown, Grand Rapids area, and exhibit artwork that involves over 100 local artists and curators. Many students and faculty from The Department of Art and Design will participate in the event.

Padnos Student Gallery Exhibit-AIGA
October 18, 2013

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AIGA-Graphic Design Exhibit-October 7-18, 2013

An exhibit organized by Visual Studies emphasis student Krzysztof Lower. 

The exhibit will take place at The Padnos Student Gallery in the lower level of The Calder Art Center in The Department of Art and Design at GVSU on the Allendale campus. 

Associate Professor Hoon Lee Activities
October 15, 2013

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1. International Society for Ceramic Art Education and Exchange Symposium in Turkey: Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey

Oct. 1 – 11, 2013

Hoon Lee received an invitation to attend the 2013 The International Society for Ceramic Art Education and Exchange International Ceramic Art Symposium in Turkey. The symposium is one of the largest international ceramic symposia and this year 32 universities from 15 countries were invited to participate in the symposium, including GVSU. 

 2. ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE: The Maihar Art Retreat Ceramic Symposium organized by Gallery Sanskriti in Maihar, Madhya Pradesh, India

Jan. 20 – Feb. 5, 2013

Hoon Lee was invited to be an international artist-in-residence at The Maihar Art Retreat in Maihar, India. The program will be 2 weeks in duration, providing both time and space for Hoon to pursue a self-directed creative study. 

3. 2012 UGA Cortona, Italy Studies Abroad Program Ceramics Instructor: Fall 2012 Semester 

Hoon was invited to teach The Cortona Program in Italy Ceramics program as a semester-long Faculty Teaching Abroad for the Fall 2012 (http://franklin.uga.edu/cortona/)

Calder Scholarship Recipient-Krzysztof Lower
October 15, 2013

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Krzysztof Lower, a Visual Studies emphasis student in The Department of Art and Design at GVSU was awarded The Calder Scholarship during the winter 2013 semester.

The scholarship competition is once a year, and outstanding students are nominated by the faculty in all of the visual and performing arts areas of the university.

Padnos Student Gallery Exhibit-Graphic Design
October 4, 2013

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Nick Ciliak-Graphic Design Exhibit-September 23-October 4

The exhibit will take place at The Padnos Student Gallery in the lower level of The Calder Art Center in The Department of Art and Design at GVSU on the Allendale campus. 

Padnos Student Gallery Exhibit-Painting
September 20, 2013

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Megan Gurisko and Gayle Lotterman-Painting Exhibit-September 9-20

Reception: Thursday, September 19 from 5-7pm

The exhibit will take place at The Padnos Student Gallery in the lower level of The Calder Art Center in The Department of Art and Design at GVSU on the Allendale campus. 

Spring Foundation Courses
August 15, 2013

The Art and Design Department at GVSU offered four foundation art courses during the spring of 2013. Drawing I, Drawing II, 2-D Design and Color and Design were taught during the 6 week spring session. 

Faculty Exhibit at Seoul National University of Science and Technology
June 5, 2013

Faculty in The Department of Art and Design participated in an art exhibit with the art faculty at The Seoul National University of Science and Technology in Seoul, South Korea. Grand Valley will host an exhibit by the art faculty at The Seoul National University in 2016. 

Faculty Activities: Bill Hosterman
May 23, 2013


Bill Hosterman, Associate Professor in Foundations and Printmaking will be attending The Paper and Book Intensive at Ox-Bow Artists Program in Saugatuck, MI from May 12-23, 2013 to study paper making and bookmaking. The information he learns will be used in an upcoming papermaking and bookmaking course he will teach at GVSU. 

Student Activities: Illustration Student Elizabeth Uitvlugt
May 15, 2013


Illustration Emphasis student Elizabeth Uitvlugt has been accepted into this year's society of Illustrators Exhibition in New York City. Her work will be exhibited with 124 other accepted illustrations from around the nation.  The exhibit is from May 15 to June 5 at the Museum of American Illustration. 

Student Activities: Grace Anderson-Metals BFA
May 1, 2013

Grace Anderson, B.F.A. Metals Emphasis, has received a scholarship from the Society of North American Goldsmiths to attend the national conference in Toronto, Canada in May 2013.

Winter 2013 Foundation Review
April 30, 2013



The Department of Art and Design conducted the winter 2013 Foundation Review on April 20, for BFA, BA and BS students that completed all 6 of the foundation art courses in the department. The review is used to evaluate a students competency in the skills and knowledge taught in the foundation courses. The winter Foundation Review is also used to select students for the Graphic Design and Illustration emphasis areas.

Calder Scholarship Competition 2013
April 30, 2013


At the end of each winter semester at Grand Valley State University, nominated students from the visual and performing arts areas of the university compete for The Calder Scholarship. This year, two students were awarded $3,000.00 each for they're outstanding creative work. 

Dani Fritz and Mark Truss, Bachelor of Fine Art Exhibit
April 19, 2013


Dani Fritz-illustration and Mark Truss-illustration

In The Padnos Student Gallery in The Calder Art Center on the GVSU campus in Allendale, MI. 

Apr 15-19

Reception: Thursday, April 18, 2013

Art Downtown Exhibit-April 12, 2013
April 19, 2013



Graphic Design students from The Art and Design Department from GVSU had they're Bachelor of Fine Arts exhibit during Art Downtown, in downtown, Grand Rapids, MI. Art Downtown is a yearly event that attracts over 400 participating artists and over 3,000 visitors. 
The Advanced Drawing I and II class from the art department at GVSU also had an exhibit of they're class work during the event. 

Brent Westrick-Ceramics and Lindsay Fisher-Metals- Bachelor of Fine Arts Ex
April 12, 2013

April 8-12, 2013

In The Padnos Student Gallery in The Calder Art Center on the GVSU campus in Allendale, MI. 

Reception: Thursday, April 11 from 5-7pm in The Padnos Student Gallery.

Jessica Banish, Liz Uitvlught, Nicole Grogg and Dexter Dixon BFA Exhibit
April 11, 2013

Jessica Banish-Illustration, Elizabeth Uitvlught- Illustration, Nicole Grogg-Metals and Dexter Dixon-Visual Studies

 

In The Grand Valley State University Gallery in The Performing Arts Center on the GVSU campus in Allendale, MI. 

Mon, Apr 8-11

Reception: Thursday, April 11, 2013

Student Activities: Nicole Grogg, BFA in Metals
April 10, 2013

Nicole Grogg, BFA Metals Emphasis, had three pieces of work selected for exhibition in Faktura, a national student metals show at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

Ellen Lundgren and Anna Berghorst-BFA Exhibit
April 5, 2013


Ellen Lungren-Visual Studies Emphasis and Anna Berghorst-Metals

April 8-12, 2013

In The Padnos Student Gallery in The Calder Art Center on the GVSU campus in Allendale, MI. 

Reception: Thursday, April 4 from 5-7pm in The Padnos Student Gallery

BFA exhibit in The GVSU Art Gallery
April 4, 2013


Caleb Tacoma-sculpture, Brook Warner-visual studies and Monica Lloyd-illustration

April 1-4, 2013

In the Grand Valley State University Art Gallery in The Performing Arts Center on the GVSU Allendale Campus.

Reception: Thursday, April 4 from 5-7pm in The GVSU Art Gallery

Faculty Activities: Ed Wong-Ligda
April 1, 2013



Illustration Professor Ed Wong-Ligda will be exhibiting the painting, Lindy Nine Months Pregnant at the National Gallery. The exhibition at the Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts in a show titled, From Here to There: Parallel Trajectories during April 2013.

Guest Speakers: BreeAnn Veenstra and Christina Mrozik
March 30, 2013


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Christina Mrozik

Illustrators Christina Mrozik and BreeAnn Veenstra talked to the Advanced Illustration class March 28, 2013.

Juried Student Exhibit in The Calder Art Center
March 29, 2013

From March 19-28 there was a Juried Student Exhibit in The Padnos Student Gallery in The Calder Art Center on the GVSU Allendale campus. Students in The Art and Design Department participated, along with students from Photography and Film and Video in The School of Communications at GVSU. 
There were over 350 works entered, and over over 90 works selected for the exhibit.