1/31/09

Paid Summer Internship Opportunities

HALLMARK DESIGN & VISUAL CREATIVE SUMMER INTERNSHIPS

Looking to use your talent in a rewarding summer internship creating products and services that build relationships, encourage human interaction and bring people together? Then join us this summer at Hallmark for the experience of a lifetime.
With all of our studios and departments, you’re sure to find your perfect fit. Read all about it here:

http://images.pica-n-pixel.com/2009/Internship_PDF.pdf

If you’re enrolled as a full time sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student at a college or university and authorized to work in the United States, follow the instructions below to apply:

1. Visit http://www.hallmarkcreativecareers.com/ and search "internships."
2. Upload your submission, including your cover letter, resume and portfolio, letting us know which studio best fits your skill set and goals.
http://images.pica-n-pixel.com/2009/Internship_PDF.pdf

An internship at Hallmark lasts 10 to 12 weeks, from late May to early August. But our internships are flexible, too. If your school is on a quarter or trimester schedule, your internship can be modified to meet your needs.

Not only is your internship paid, but we also take care of your transportation expenses to and from Kansas City, MO at the beginning and end of the internship. Plus, we provide a housing stipend for non-Kansas City residents.

A summer with us is a great networking opportunity—Hallmark employs one of the largest groups of creative professionals in the world.

The deadline to apply is Monday, March 16, 2009. Finalists will be notified by Wednesday, April 1, 2009.

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AMERICAN GREETINGS CREATIVE SUMMER INTERNSHIPS

American Greetings, the world's largest publicly owned producer of greeting cards and related social expression products, is looking for energetic, motivated and highly talented design students to participate in our Summer 2009 Internship program at our World Headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio.

The 10-week summer paid internship program offers an opportunity to work on live projects, attend educational workshops, participate in networking activities and enjoy social events with other interns, associates and corporate leaders.Illustration, graphic & multi-media design, photography and writing students who are in their junior/senior year, must apply no later than April 15th , 2009.

Please mail 10-12 color copies (no larger than 11 x 17) of your work along with a resume and cover letter. DO NOT SEND ORIGINALS. Interactive/Multi-Media portfolio submissions, please send resume, CD and/or URL for on line portfolio. Your samples should represent your range of ability. Please choose those that best demonstrate an emotional or expressive content.

American Greetings Creative Internships
1 American Road
Cleveland, Ohio, 44144
Attn: Creative Staffing

American Greetings is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and a drug-free workplace.
http://sh.webhire.com/servlet/av/jd?ai=141&ji=2298544&sn=I

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ANDERSON RANCH SUMMER INTERNSHIPS

Each summer, Anderson Ranch Arts Center provides a variety of internship opportunities in conjunction with their summer workshops. For many years, the Ranch has nurtured talented young artists and allowed them to work among practicing studio artists of renown. Over 140 workshops are offered for artists of all levels and ages. They come for the opportunity to uncover, develop and stretch their creative spirits in the visual arts.

Interns have the opportunity not only to assist in summer workshops and events, but also to work with and meet artists and gifted instructors in a supportive community. It takes the effort and teamwork of talented interns in artistic, administrative, and other departments to provide the high quality learning experience for which the Ranch is known.

Anderson Ranch is located in Snowmass Village, Colorado, a resort community 160 miles west of Denver. Housing, meals at the Ranch café (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), and a modest stipend will be provided.

Intern opportunities for:
• Painting & Drawing
• Sculpture
• Printmaking
• Ceramic
• Digital Media & Photography

To apply for a summer internship, please read the descriptions here: http://www.andersonranch.org/about/employment/index.php?page=open-positions

Then download and submit an application:
http://www.andersonranch.org/about/employment/index.php?page=summer-internships

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 1, 2009

GET PUBLISHED!!

This just in from the Long River Review folks (UConn's literary magazine):

The Count Down Begins!


The Long River Review, UCONN's literary magazine is currently collecting submissions for the 2009 edition. Works of Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and Poetry are accepted.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, February 13th.

All guidelines can be found at www.longriverreview.com

The collection boxes are located in CLAS: one in the main English office on the 2nd floor and another in the Freshmen English office on the 1st floor. Online entries may be submitted at www.longriverreview.com.

With only a couple weeks remaining, make sure you get your submissions in for a chance to be published!

1/28/09

Charrette: Change: Update

Hi Students,

Here is the latest update on the Charrette project. Tonight's critique is cancelled. In lieu of this meeting we will:
  • Continue to work individually
  • Work in class
  • Post all of your work thus far to the blog (the five steps from last Friday and your current efforts- directions below).
Be prepared to meet on Monday, February 2nd, at 6 pm.

Be bold, forge ahead, go make your work!

Prof. d


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Randall Hoyt
Date: Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 3:07 PM

Hello All,

The blog has been edited and is easier to post to now. Please direct your students to:

http://change.charrette.us

And have them post their 5 CHANGE actions from the project brief and their work in progress.

There is an INSTRUCTIONS page here:

http://change.charrette.us/?page_id=70

It is important that all members of the project post their work on this shared space.

ALSO:

1. Students should login with their own name (not a cryptic codename)

2. Students should name their blog post after their project (not "CHANGE") because we already have too many posts named "CHANGE".

Thanks!

//Randall

1/24/09

Friday's Meeting: Recap of "Change"




Hi Everyone,

Here are my notes from Friday's activities in the Pit. These notes document what took place and what some of the dialogue centered on. We discussed the Pit space as functioning like a giant sketchbook- nice! So, read this over, then make some work!

The Notes

Put up your documentation of #1 in a row underneath what is already on the walls and try to link it to the existing material.

Repeat with #2, #3, #4 and #5.

Take it in. Look, read, feel, think, respond.

Take a Post-it, write a useful response to something you are considering and post it on/near that item. Try to avoid negative remarks- really think about what you can say in response to what you're seeing.

Open your eyes to a wide array of responses and modes.

What do you relate to that is not yours?

Where are there overlaps? Differences?

How are you thinking, now, about your individual differences?

What do you take away from this exercise in "change?" What do you put into practice, begin to do, strategize for as a result of this experience? How can you make a contribution?

"Whimsey is the most powerful force in the universe." Fun things can be really powerful (dressing up like dollar bills to protest the Co-Op)/

The Arena Gallery functions as a large sketchbook. How can it be transformed into art? Is this similar to an exquisite corpse project?

What are the possibilities? What resources do you have at hand for expanding upon your ideas?

How can we transform an idea into something tangible as artists to make change possible? Think about/reflect upon what you do best and how that might apply.

Individual classes will proceed from here and take the project(s) out of the Arena Gallery. Take in what is here and think about what is waiting here to be tapped. Example: Take a picture of part of this wall and take it with you.

How do we take what we're doing in this space/with this project and not let it end?

Work in classes this week: Tuesday and Thursday.
Wednesday, January 28th, 6 pm, meet in the Pit for critique.
Work is due Monday, February 2nd.

Inauguration: Change







Here are some great images from our kickoff event last week- the Inauguration! Talk about change... and that's putting it mildly. It was pretty exciting and we got off to a fantastic start. Our participation even included a couple of old activists doin' a bit o' shoe throwing (otherwise known as two of your favorite profs, Drs. Dennis and Machida)!

Feel the excitement?!?!

Norman Rockwell Policing

From the Baltimore Sun
By Peter Hermann

Baltimore County police spokesman Bill Toohey called me earlier this week to sell a story: "Peter, have I got something for you. You know that famous picture by Norman Rockwell with the cop and the runaway kid ... "

I stopped him right there. Not only do I know about it, the coffee cup I use every morning has that illustration on it. For the record, my desk is a collection of strange cop things -- two baseball caps with police written in Hebrew and Arabic, from my days in the Middle East, a cup from the city homicide unit that says, "Our day begins when your day ends," a "John Doe" toe tag from the morgue and a mouse pad from the gift shop at Los Angeles County Coroner's office, "Skeletons in the Closet" that has a chalk outline of a body and the slogan, "We're dying for your business."

So yes, I was interested in meeting the now retired Massachusetts State Police trooper who in 1958 posed for the Rockwell illustration. His name is Richard "Dick" Clemens.

Clemens flew here to present an autographed illustration to Baltimore County Police Lt. James Pianowski. Turns out Pianowski won a similar illustration last week at a leadership seminar, but gave it to a colleague who was best friends with an officer who suffered a stroke and died during an investigation last summer. Hearing that story, Clemens rushed to Maryland to make sure Pianowski got a replacement.

Clemens handed over the gift -- and another illustration to hang in the county police museum -- at the training academy in Dundalk during a class of recruits. They were in the midst of lesson when they were ordered to clear their desks of dictionaries and law books, neatly fold their caps and keep only their name tags visibile. They stood at attention as Clemens and members of the command staff entered. Clemens had arrived at BWI earlier and was greeted by a throng of officers from the Maryland Transportation Authority, and last night he spoke at a graduation of Anne Arundel County police officers.

Clemens gave a few remarks -- he's done this so often that he carries a pre-printed biograhy with him to hand out as background. The story is both simple and complex. Rockwell lived three doors from Clemens in Stockbridge, Mass. Rockwell's Bassett hound wandered over to Clemens' yard and the two became friends.

I think what struck me about the story that Clemens writes is that the entire illustration is staged. I must have known that the illustration couldn't have captured such a perfect moment -- the stoic cop staring down at a young boy he had just found running away, sitting at a soda fountain in a Howard Johnson restaurant. I guess I just never thought of it.
Clemens details how much Rockwell manipulated the scene to get it right -- he changed countermen, tried differrent models, used a Howard Johnson but removed its name to make the scene more rustic. And the boy who appears with Clemens -- Eddie Locke -- was also used in another Rockwell painting -- that of a doctor giving a boy a shot.

This takes nothing away from the painting or the message, but it did remind me that waxing nostalgic about the old days doesn't mean the old days were perfect. Clemens told the recruits in Baltimore County that policing is more than the TV shoot-em ups, that they are serving people. He's right, of course, but then I think back to programs like Leave it to Beaver, the Andy Griffith Show and Happy Days, and realize that like Norman Rockwell's "The Runaway," they too are spruced up versions of reality.

I asked Clemens whether such a painting could be done today and he answered, "I don't think so." I didn't include this exchange in the print edition of the column because when I got back to the office and reviewed my notes I wasn't sure if he understood the question. I'm not even sure what I was asking. I think I wanted him to address the state of policing today, the disrespect people have for law enforcement. It's too complex a question for a simple answer.


1/23/09

Friendly Reminder

Hi Tuesday illustrators, remember to bring in:
1. Three illustrators' names (scroll down to Prof. Diddy's and Prof. Argoff's previous entries, they practically did your homework for you!)
2. An example of your own artwork
3. Markers in various gray shades, and black, to work on your Change piece
4. A head full of ideas for your Change piece

Also remember to:
5. Think about ways to represent the abstract idea of non-profit organizations being negatively affected by their for-profit component. You don't have to draw anything, just think. (My solution to the other one I mentioned in class, long-term psychological effects of physical injuries, I realized is here on my website. What would you have drawn?)
6. Visit Drawger, and if you haven't found your way to this part of it, you should. Nice portraits and interviews with real illustrators you can even READ. Here's one of my favorites:


1/21/09

The Best of The Best



Dr. Carl Sagan said: “You have to know the past to understand the present.”
This is very true of the visual arts. The following web sites are a treasure trove of classic illustration.
Look at the art to understand how to handle composition, render textures, use color, and learn who are the rock stars in illustration!

American Illustrators Gallery - Features image gallery of artists from the "Golden Age of Illustration".
http://www.americanillustrators.com/

Women Children's Book Illustrators- Women illustrators from the Victorian period up to World War II
http://www.ortakales.com/Illustrators/

A smattering of some of the most famous illustrators of the last 125 years
http://www.bpib.com/illustra.htm

SurLaLune Fairy Tale Illustration Gallery - Classic fairy tale illustrations
http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/illustrations/index.html

Vintage Advertising Art:
http://grapefruitmoongallery.com/gallery/illustrationandcoverart.shtml

A vast selection of old adverts, nostalgic illustrations, classic posters and vintage magazines:
http://www.advertisingarchives.co.uk/gallery_indexpage.php

1/18/09

Charrette: Change




Hello, Young Changelings! Here you'll find the link to the blog/wiki that we are putting together that is designed to help us all stay informed during the Charrette. This will have information as well as inspiration and lots of avenues to explore, and ought to be ready by Tuesday the 20th. So, click away!

When you get there you need to:

  • 1. Click on "Register" on the lower right hand side
  • 2. In the next screen choose a username and enter your e-mail address
  • 3. Click "Register"
  • 4. Check your e-mail for your new password
  • 5. Go back and contribute!

1/16/09

Bending Balloons into Giant Flowers

video Hmmmmmmm...

Common materials + uncommon ideas = VERY uncommon results = INTERESTING!!

What have you learned?

Change is all around us


With our new President, change and hope are in abundance. Corporations have caught this buzz, and they're riding this wave. It's being reflected in new ad campaigns and logo changes, read more here:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=99398676

You can also listen to the story as it was reported on NPR by clicking on "Listen Now" at the above web link.

1/15/09

MONEY! Lots Of It! For YOU! SURF Grant Opportunity

SURF Grants are here! What's that?! Simple, money from UConn to travel, buy equipment and supplies, and make art. We've had a lot of students succeed and get these grants, but you have to apply. Past winners have traveled Europe, China and parts of the US heretofore only rumored to exist! And they made great work. So, go here for application details:



So get off your lazy patootie and go here to get off the ground in time!:

SURF Workshop
Friday, January 23, 2009
CUE 134, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m


The maximum total amount awarded for SURF grants is $3,500.00 (not bad!!)

1/12/09

Happy New Year, and hello!

Hi Everyone!

My name is Patti Argoff, and I will be teaching an illustration class this semester for your beloved professor Cora Lynn Deibler. Click on the title of this posting to see my page at PictureBook.com.

I work primarily in children's publishing and educational materials. I've illustrated 24 books to date (with number 25 in the wings). My clients include: Highlights for Children, Apple Seeds Magazine, Cricket Magazine, McGraw Hill School Specialty Children's Publishing, Oxford University Press, and Hachai Publishing to name a few magazines and publishers I've worked with.

I look forward to meeting you soon!

Sites to upload your art

Here are a few FREE online portfolio sites you can upload your art to:

Coroflot.com - Online Portfolio, FREE, 5 images, brief summary of your skills and experience, plus your full resume
http://www.coroflot.com/

ArtAndDesignOnline.com- Online Portfolio, FREE, 4 images (& 3 Sample Images), About Us, Statement & Find Us

Voodoo Chilli - Your first 5 images are free, but after that you have to start paying.
http://www.voodoochilli.net/

Alpha Omega Digital - Online portfolios include samples of your work, professional information, resume, contact information, logo, personalized URL, guest book and more.
http://www.alphaomegadigital.com/


At Creative Hotlist, you can browse posted freelance jobs for free. A portfolio page at this site is $35 for 6 months, but it's free to create an individual listing which includes a link to your portfolio page elsewhere.
http://www.creativehotlist.com

The New Guy


So I get an email, click a couple of times, and find myself listed as a contributor, so I better contribute. Might as well introduce myself. I am Gregory Nemec, and I will teach a class at UCONN this semester. You can click on the title or my name to see my website, which shows my work, and which links to my blog, and to the site about my recently published book. A few clicks more once you are on my blog takes you here, to a twenty-two minute movie I directed and edited about illustrators who work while traveling, or live in unusual places, and generally have free-spirited relationships with geography and clients. I made it with illustrator James Yang, it has some of my hand-done animation at the end, and you can watch it during a lunch break. You can also see a few more pieces of art I have in this supplemental portfolio on facebook. Looking forward to the semester!

1/4/09

Hey Seniors!! Remember Senior Project for 2009?...


Don't forget to go to the wiki to check out some of the specs for the coming semester. Also, remember to get the textbook: Textbook available at Amazon

You can get this book used, just be sure you are getting the 12th Edition, not an earlier one.

Thinking caps! Thinking caps, people!