Thursday, August 5, 2010

Penn State Altoona Visual Art Studies teaching residency

Here's some information about a call that was just put out:

The Penn State Altoona Visual Art Studies program is taking applications for a one-semester teaching residency in studio art with an emphasis in painting. The ideal candidate will be able to offer a low toxicity approach to painting that involves little or no solvents. Oils, watercolor, gouache and acrylic will all be considered. The residency is designed to offer an emerging artist substantial time to develop a new or existing body of work, and offers a $5,000 stipend and an additional $5,000 allowance to cover room and board in return for teaching one studio workshop in painting during the spring 2011 semester (January 10-May 5). The Emerging Artist in Residence will also mount a solo exhibition, lecture about their work, and serve as a resource to Visual Art Studies majors. Emphasis will be placed on the quality of the work submitted. A Masters of Fine Arts degree (earned within the last three years) is required for eligibility.

The Pittsburgh Art Blog

The Pittsburgh Art Blog features selected pittsburgh artists and upcoming exhibits with photos from the artists and galleries. since the major press outlets do not go beyond a directory listing of exhibits, blogs are needed to promote pittsburgh artists and their work. the blog also calls attention to the inferiority complex of pittsburgh art and how it's perpetuated by the major players in town. Started on August 20, 2007.pittsburgh area galleries and art venues are listed at the sister site blog and website are volunteer projects from fine art photographer and pittsburgh art advocate rick byerly,