national portfolio days ::: SUNY Purchase & NYC

National portfolio reviews are much larger than the Nov 14 Portfolio Day review, both in terms of schools represented and people attending. If you’re looking to show your portfolio to more school reps, this is a great opportunity.

colleges attending WCC portfolio day, Nov 14th

….are you ready?

Art Institue of Boston at Lesley University
FIDM Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising
Hartford Art School, University of Hartford
Maine College of Art
Montserrat College of Art
Moore College of Art and Design
New York Institute of Technology
New York University
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Pratt Institute
Purchase College School of Art + Design
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
SUNY New Paltz

jack kent cooke foundation scholarship: new application process

2014 Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship makes it possible for the nation’s top community college students to complete their bachelor’s degrees by transferring to a four-year college or university. The Foundation provides up to $30,000 per year to deserving students, making it the largest private scholarship for two-year and community college transfer students in the country.

The application for the 2014 Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship is now open.  We write to inform you of two big changes to the application process:

  1. Faculty Representative role has changed:  Students are no longer required to be nominated by the faculty representative in order to compete for this scholarship.   This means that community colleges are not limited to between two and four nominees as had been the case previously.  All eligible applicants may apply. (Students will be required to take an eligibility quiz.)
  1. Two-Phase Application Process:
    1. All eligible applicants may access the online application via the Foundation’s website to complete a Phase One application.  The Phase One application closes November 7, 2013 at noon (central time).
    2. If an applicant is selected as a semifinalist based on the Phase One application, the applicant will be invited to submit additional information in Phase Two of the application process.   Phase Two of the application closes January 16, 2014 at noon (central time).

 Click here to apply online.

Sharon Butler: Dense Surveillance

Cement Mixer 2013

Cement Mixer

Check out Sharon Butler’s exhibit in the Fine Arts Gallery on the third floor of the Academic Arts Building.

Sharon Butler also writes the well-known painting blog Two Coats of Paint

Reception is Thursday, September 12, 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Refreshments will be served, and students in my classes earn extra credit for stopping by and saying hello to me at gallery receptions.

SUNY Purchase: Visiting Artist Lecture Series

The Purchase College Art+Design Visiting Artist Lecture Series brings to campus noted artists, curators, critics and historians who share their perspectives and expertise on their own work and provide insight into current issues facing the contemporary artist and designer.

All lectures are free and open to the public in the Purchase College Visual Arts Building, Room 1016 at 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, New York. For more information go to

Michael Cullen
Wednesday, September 11, 6:30pm

Jules de Balincourt
Wednesday, September 18, 6:30pm

Justine Kurland
Wednesday, September 25, 6:30pm

Gary Kachadourian
Thursday, October 3, 6:30pm

Amanda Ross-Ho
Wednesday, October 9, 6:30pm

Elena Sisto
Wednesday, October 23, 6:30pm

Anthony Cafritz
Wednesday, October 30, 6:30pm

Barnaby Furnas
Wednesday, November 13, 6:30pm

Janet Biggs
Wednesday, November 20, 6:30pm

Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt
Wednesday, December 11, 6:30pm