Friday, April 29, 2011

RWU is White Hot!

Our good friend Brian Miller has just written a beautiful review of the exhibition which was in the SAAHP Gallery This Winter.  You can read the full text at  This was a really beautiful show.  Thanks to Elizabeth Duffy for organizing it and to Jess Frost for her curatorial vision!

Hiroyuki Hamada / Christopher Saunders
Installation View • SAAHP Gallery
Roger Williams University • Bristol, Rhode Island

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Fran's Walk Home

Some of you might remember Fran Camosse (VARTS 2008).  He's an amazing guy who has turned his life into an adventure.  Recently, he walked across country starting in Newport Oregon and ending at his home in Massachusetts.  You can read about his travels at  Way to go Fran!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Elaine Smollin, Guest Lecturer, 4/21, 12 PM

Elaine Smollin will be speaking tomorrow about her work in my Foundations Painting class at 12PM in the Art Building.  You may see more of her work on her blog at  I hope you can join us!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Images from the Visual Arts Awards show at 255 Franklin Street

Roger Williams Small Works Juried Show @ Hope Gallery

Attention VARTS:
Roger Williams Small Works Juried Show @ Hope Gallery

Drop off of art - Saturday, April 30 & Sunday, May 1 - from 1 PM to 5 PM (use attached entry form)
We need photos for the East Bay papers and press releases - please send high quality JPEG images to ASAP!

  • Small works sized from 6"x 6" to 12" x 16" (Could be larger if fewer works are submitted)
  • All work must be professional in quality and gallery ready
  • 3 pieces per
     student max
  • Pedestals are available for small sculpture
  • Students displaying video must provide their own display
  • Prices from $65 to $450
  • Gallery commission taken: 50%

All work will be juried by Michael Rich, Program Coordinator, Visual Art Studies, RWU - contact Michael for more information.

Opening Reception
Saturday, May 7, 2011 - 4 PM to 7 PM
Light Refreshments & beverages

Hope Gallery
Anita Trezvant, Director
435 Hope St.
Bristol, RI
(401) 396-92117

Monday, April 18, 2011

Academic Showcase

An Update on the Academic Showcase:
Rose Sandberg did in fact win the Art category of the Academic Showcase.  So our earlier reporting on this was in error.  It just shows you can't trust the web.  Rose won for her video project. (I don't have a link yet to that video - please Rose, let's see that project again!)  but here is a pic of the lovely Rose herself.

Rose Sandberg, Phil Shaw, Spring 2011

And here is that sweet video:  Grenadine, by Rose Sandberg

Hey everyone,

I just want to mention that there was a handful of Visual Arts students who submitted work into the Academic Showcase. Unfortunately the judges of the work from SAAHP didn't award any prizes to art students, but everyone's work was fabulous! Everyone deserves congrats for putting great work in and showing it to the rest of the school!


Thursday, April 14, 2011

Is the Art Society Dead?

Years ago, the Visual Arts program had an active students club called the Art Society.  Now it seems that there is a growing interest to form a new student group dedicated to the Visual Arts.  Alison Evans, one of our terrific VARTS majors, is imagining a group which will organize student exhibitions, trips and activities.  If you are interested in helping get this student group going - please contact Alison!

Andrea Mantegna, (Italian) Lamentation over the Dead Christ, c. 1480, Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

One Day for Design

News from Graphic Design:

What is One Day for Design?

On April 13, 2011, add your voice to an open, digital dialogue on design. One Day For Design brings together a global community of designers and design enthusiasts to exchange ideas, challenge viewpoints and push boundaries—collaborating in real time on the future of our profession and the organizations behind it. Spread the word. Join the conversation.

AT 6:30 IN GHH G01
Graphic Design Club is hosting: "Never Sleep"
Any students interested in 
business, entrepreneurial activities, Film & Animation, graphic design & corporate branding, self-publishing should attend.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Joy Garnett - Cariou vs. Prince: The Copyright Bungle

RWU Visiting Artist (Spring 2010), Joy Garnett, has just published a really interesting article on Art, appropriation and copyright issues.

A photo by Patrick Cariou at left, and its adaptation by Richard Prince at right

Artnet - 3-31-11

(No that is not Mike Formanski in the picture!)