Archive for March, 2012

Student Art Shows at Wooltex Gallery

March 29, 2012

Wooltex Gallery: Tower Press Building, 1900 East Superior Ave, Cleveland: map it.

The 41th Annual Student Art Show
March 30 – April 21, 2012
Opening Reception Friday March 30, 5-8pm

The Merit Scholar Student Show
April 25 – May 5, 2012
Opening Reception Friday April 27th, 5-8pm


Case Reserve Review Deadline Extended

March 28, 2012

Abe Frajndlich at Tregoning & Co. via PD

March 26, 2012

It must take a healthy ego and at least a little chutzpah to approach the greatest masters of photography and ask to make portrait photographs of them.

Long ago, it became second nature for Abe Frajndlich, a New York-based photographer with deep roots in Cleveland and a very impressive track record as a portraitist.

Frajndlich’s works have been published by many of the world’s leading magazines and collected by major museums.

In one of his longest ongoing projects, Frajndlich assembled a large portfolio of portraits of many of the world’s greatest photographers. The project culminated this year with the publication of “Penelope’s Hungry Eyes,” a collection of more than 100 portraits of canonical masters such as Ansel Adams, Berenice Abbott, Bill Brandt, Andre Kertesz, Ilse Bing and Imogen Cunningham, plus contemporary artists who have used photography as a primary medium, including Lucas Samaras, Andy Warhol, Chuck Close, William Wegman and Cindy Sherman.

Read Steven Litt’s article here: Abe Frajndlich portrait show at Tregoning & Co. is a tribute to the photographer and his subjects |

William Webman, 2005 by Abe Frajndlich

Visit Tregoning & Co.’s exhibition page to view images. The show runs through April 30th.

Spring Fever: Attendance Policy Revisted

March 26, 2012

As fair weather moves in (and out), I thought it would be an appropriate time to revisit your syllabus’ attendance policy:

Being here

Being here, both physically and mentally, is mandatory. More than 5 unexcused absences will result in a half letter (5%, or 5 pts) off on your final grade.  For each additional absence a half letter will be deducted from your grade.

 You are responsible for any information or work that you miss. Missing due-dates / critiques (unexcused) will reduce your grade on that particular assignment by 1 and 1/2 letter grades (15 %).  No work after one week will be accepted. Failure to complete a major assignment will result in an F for your final grade.

 Be on time.  Often important information is given at the beginning of the class period.  Being tardy three times will count as an absence. Stay engaged in the class.  Wandering off on Work Days, having nothing to work on, reading for another class, chatting on your cell phone, texting, and non class related web surfing (including Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Craig’s list,, etc.) will affect your grade.  If you repeatedly have nothing to work on during Lab Days, you will be asked to leave class and will be counted absent for that day.

 I will take roll at the start of class.  If you are late, it is your responsibility to make sure I count you as late, and not absent.  Additionally, I reserve the right to take roll at the end of class.  Leaving early will be treated as an absence.

Your grades will also be negatively affected if you do not follow darkroom etiquette and safety procedures.  If continued violations occur your darkroom privileges may be revoked.

 You will be required to put in a substantial amount of time outside of class, both with your camera and in the darkroom.  Your grade will suffer if you do not have appropriate materials for Work Days. Anticipate running out of materials and purchase ahead.  Financial excuses won’t suffice.

Additionally, you are required to access electronic course content via WordPress, Blackboard, email, or other methods to be discussed in class.. You are required to use your university email on a regular basis for this course.

CSU Art Building has been Demo’d

March 26, 2012

View of Front from across Chester. Mid-demo.

View from across W 24th St (near Sculpture/Ceramics), mid-demo.

A previously unrealized vista looking west from across W 24th St. The AB is down.

Thanks to Prof. George Mauersberger for these photos (that I pillaged from Facebook).

Internship at William Rupnik Gallery

March 26, 2012

The Internship Program at William Rupnik Gallery (WRG) offers participants “hands on” training in the gallery profession and a comprehensive overview of gallery operations. Interns also gain insight into the national and international world of contemporary and outsider art.

The William Rupnik Gallery internship program welcomes students, recent graduates and non-students who wish to broaden their education and professional experience by working and learning in a for-profit gallery setting. WRG offers experiential education in a challenging, hands-on environment in exchange for a substantive contribution from talented and interested individuals.

The gallery presents an ambitious schedule of cutting-edge exhibitions, and WRG interns have the unique opportunity to participate in the development and expansion of these programs and operations.

When considering whether or not to apply for an internship at WRG, please keep in mind that they are unpaid. Accepted individuals will, however, have access and permission to use the gallery’s 2,000 sq. ft. private studio and workshop.

All interested individuals eighteen years of age and older are eligible to apply for internship.
Applicants must be proficient with the Mac OS X operating system, Adobe Photoshop and WordPress.

Application Procedure
Interested individuals must submit an intern application form (WRG-internship-application), two letters of recommendation from professors and/or previous employers, a resume, and a cover letter.

Internships require a minimum commitment of eighteen hours per week for three months. The exact schedule will be determined with the gallery director. No interns will be accepted for shorter periods.

Visit William Rupnik Gallery’s website.
WRG is located on Euclid a stone’s throw from CSU Arts Campus: see map.

Arts Campus Access

March 23, 2012

Student Prox cards will open the front door of the building between 8AM and 10PM. Please make sure that your Viking Card is prox activated, and then actively use their cards for egress. We’re trying to cut down on the “buzz in” method, as security personnel at the Middough front desk are not CSU employees, and prox access is the designated system.

Once in the building, floors 2 & 5 should have free egress from the elevator lobby on the following schedule:
M-Th 8AM-11PM
Sat 9-6PM
Sun 9-6PM 
(please note the expanded hours compared to the old Art Building)

Bea Nettles at Akron Museum of Art

March 23, 2012

Lecture: Thursday, Apr 12, 2012 @ 6pm
Akron Museum of Art Auditorium

Bea Nettles, an important figure in art photography since the 1970’s, will have a solo exhibition and lecture at the Akron Museum of Art in April.  She is a pioneer in alternative photographic processes and artist books.  Her works are largely autobiographical.

The lecture is free, but reservations are encouraged to guarantee your seat. For more info visit the Akron Museum of Art ticket leap website, visit the lecture event page or learn more about the exhibition.

Student Show Opportunities

March 20, 2012

As posted on the Arts Campus Walls.

Call For Entries: The 41st Annual Student Art Show

Drop-off: Monday and Tuesday March 26th and 27th, 10am to 4pm on the second floor of the Middough Building.

Drop off up to 4 pieces in any medium. Work must be ready to hang and completed within the past year.

All CSU students are eligible to participate.

If you have any questions see Tim in MB230 or call 216-687-2103.


Student Job Opportunity

Art Gallery Attendant needed for the Student Show at the Wooltex Gallery.

Wednesdays 10am-5pm
Thursdays 10am-1pm
Saturdays 12-4pm (some days)

Work-study preferred.

Interested students should see Tim in MB230, call 216.687.2103, or email

CSU Events: Photographer Needed

March 19, 2012

The Fenn College of Engineering needs a photographer for two upcoming events:

Engineering Spring Scholarship Benefit
Wednesday, March 28 – FT 303 – 5:30pm-8:00pm

Order of the Engineer and Awards Ceremony
Friday, April 13 – FT 303 – 5:30pm-8:00pm

Photographer will be compensated.  Please note that the March 28th event is quickly approaching.  If you are interested, please contact Joanie Hundt ASAP:  email: | phone: (216) 687 – 2558.