job posting: Hamilton College Visiting Assistant Professor of Art

Location: Clinton, NY 13323

Closes: Feb 15, 2015at midnight Eastern Time
(GMT-5 hours)

Hamilton College invites applications
for a one-semester sabbatical replacement, Visiting Assistant Professor
of Art in sculpture and ceramics.  Demonstrated interest in
contributing to a contemporary interdisciplinary setting with an
increasingly diverse student body is desirable. Responsibilities
include: teaching three classes for the semester, participating in
Senior Projects, and maintaining 3D studio facilities. Ability to teach
Introduction to Sculpture and Introduction to Ceramics is required. An
established exhibition record is expected, along with working knowledge
of the historical and theoretical discourse surrounding sculpture.
Hamilton College offers competitive salary and benefits. The position
begins on July 1, 2015, with an expectation of arriving to on campus by
August 18, 2015. We recently moved into a new state of the art facility.
To learn more about the Art Department at Hamilton please visit


MFA or equivalent and a minimum of two years teaching experience at the college level required.

Application Instructions

Each document must be submitted in
PDF format: cover letter, CV, artist’s statement, teaching philosophy,
and a list of three references. Place 15 images of your own work in a
single PDF (not to exceed 5MB) including your name, title, medium,
dimensions, and date.  Please do the same with 10 student images as a
single PDF. Interfolio recommends saving each image at 3MB,
placing images into powerpoint and saving the document as a PDF.
Powerpoint will compress the file into the appropriate upload size of 5
MB or less. Please contact
if you have questions or problems with your uploads.  Interfolio is
free for candidates. Deadline for submission is February 15, 2015.

call for artists/curators: International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) (for Saskatchewan residents)

International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP)

Visual Arts Residency | Brooklyn, New York

Pilot Project officially launched by Creative Saskatchewan
in partnership with the MacKenzie Art Gallery will send a visual arts
professional to New York for an international residency.

Grant Amount: $12,500 (CAD)
Application Deadline: January 12, 2015 at 8:30 AM
Notification Date: January 23, 2015
Residency Period: April 1 – June 30, 2015
Learn more and download an application package here.

Creative Saskatchewan
and the MacKenzie Art Gallery are pleased to announce an exciting new
initiative to support the professional development of Saskatchewan
cultural producers working in the visual arts. This pilot project will
sponsor one Saskatchewan artist or independent curator to participate
in a fully funded three-month residency at the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) in Brooklyn, New York, in the spring of 2015. 

The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP)
is located in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, in the former factory of
the Sackett & Wilhelms Lithography Company, an 18,000 square foot
building constructed in 1901. The building has 35 studios for artists
and curators, an exhibition gallery, and a project space. ISCP’s
mission is to introduce New York audiences to exceptional international
artistic practices, as well as to engage communities in Brooklyn and
Greater New York City through public programs. Each year more than 100
artists and curators are in residence at ISCP. Saskatchewan’s
successful applicant will take part in the programming and professional
development offered by ISCP while enjoying 24-hour access to all
facilities. Programs include significant opportunities to engage with
other international artists, curators, visiting critics, and art
dealers while experiencing the cultural amenities available in New York

Founded in 1994, ISCP has hosted
over 1,900 artists and curators from more than 62 countries. Creative
Saskatchewan and the MacKenzie will join other international galleries
and cultural centers who have sponsored artists to attend the ISCP as
well as Canadian funding bodies including the Manitoba Arts Council,
Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Ontario Arts Council, and
the Canada Council for the Arts.

For a full Media Release, please click here.

emerging artist: Mindy Andrews

Artist Statement – Mindy Andrews

Trees and nature have always inspired my imagination. My playground growing up was the idyllic setting of Northwestern Ontario, Canada, situated on 98 acres surrounded by crown land. I believed that the trees would speak to me through their rustling leaves, and I would sing back to them. Many days were spent dreaming in my magical world.

I continue to love the smell, texture and light created by a magnificent forest. For over 20 years I have lived in or near the Canadian Rockies, with its majestic mountains, carpeted by endless forests.

My lifelong connection with nature has directly influenced my ceramic work. Through the use of porcelain clay I am able to create beautiful light and depth, and trees or flowers are painted on the vessels using a variety of slips and underglazes. Sometimes I will carve the trees to suggest the texture of bark. The resulting pieces are sometimes functional, while others are sculptural.

An Artist Residency Aboard a Cargo Ship

An image from Maayan Strass’s 2011 series ‘Freight’ (image courtesy of the artist)

Fantasizing about an artist residency? It’s unlikely that vision includes a cargo ship. The enormous container carriers supply 90% of everything — from the food you eat to the clothes you buy — but they aren’t exactly, well, dreamboats.

Israeli photographer Maayan Strauss sees potential, though. She is launching Container,
an artist residency that will invite 12 creatives to travel along
existing shipping routes for a month. “Artists require solitude, beauty,
the natural sublime and global travel,” the website explains. “They
crave extended stretches of time, free of any interruption, in order to
create new work. All of this can be found on a container ship.” While
aboard, each will create his or her own body of work, which will be
shown later in a group exhibition.

“The program is also a part of my artistic practice,” Strauss told
Hyperallergic. “It’s a different type of artistic fulfillment from
making photographs or objects — creating something that is not
representational, rather a new situation and exchange in the world.”

Find out more here: