SVA had a strong presence at the College Art Association’s recent 101st Annual Conference, which took place in New York City from February 13 – 16. Angie Wojak, Director of Career Development at SVA, presented a workshop entitled “Providing Career Development Support for Artists,” along
with Stacy Miller from Parsons the New School for Design. During the workshop, participants learned methods for helping artists map out career plans and explore alternative exhibition venues. Wojak and Miller discussed the need for artists to discover ways to define success on their own terms and find their own work/life balance. The audience included practicing artists, faculty who teach studio art and design courses, high school arts teachers, career counselors, and arts administrators.
MFA Computer Art Department faculty member Russet Eve Lederman led a workshop entitled “1954 and 2011: The Postwar Japanese Photobook as a Record of Trauma,” MFA Fine Arts Department faculty member Stephen Maine participated in a studio art open session called “Painting: The Elastic Frontier,” and Anton Vidokle (BFA 1988 Fine Arts), an editor at e-flux journal, was part of a panel discussion on “The Future of Art Magazines.” In addition, current MFA Fine Arts Department students Katrín I Jónsdóttir Hjördísardóttir Hirt, Andrea McGinty, Jamie Sneider, Naormi Meijia Wang and Brian Whiteley all had their works screened in the ARTspace Media Lounge as part of the conferences “Transmediation” video art program.
For more information, visit the College Art Association website.
Photo: Angie Wojak at the conference.