Faculty Member Luis Jacob Selected in La Biennale dé Montréal

Luis Jacob will join fifty-four artists and collectives from twenty-three countries for La Biennale dé Montréal this month. La Biennale de Montréal, is a multi-site exhibition taking place at the city’s Musée d’art contemporain, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and the Society for Arts and Technology, among other institutions and venues. It opens on October 19, 2016 and runs through January 15, 2017.

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Damali Abrams: GlitterPriestess.com & Performance in Westchester

MFA Visual Art alumna, Damali Abrams, debuts new website and performance in Westchester.

About GlitterPriestess.com, and her upcoming performance, Abrams states:

“In the face of contemporary horrors such as police murdering innocent citizens all over the country, and perpetual war all over the world, I am now offering customized homemade herbal remedies for anxiety, rage & other emotional upsets. Even if the whole world seems to be going crazy, we don’t have to! As I continue to work on my own healing process, releasing rage, anxiety, and feeling inadequate, I am ready to step up and share the tools that have been working for me.

If you have also been feeling down or frustrated, angry or anxious, then Glitter Priestess potions, elixirs and teas may be helpful to you too!

This Saturday October 1st, I will be demonstrating how to make lavender honey in an interactive performance installation during the opening reception of an exhibit called Remedy. Visitors can make their own lavender honey to take home! Details below.”


Opening Reception

4-6 pm

Arts Westchester Gallery

31 Mamaroneck Avenue

White Plains, NY 10601

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Press Release: Milkcrate Space hosts Alumni Exhibition

Milkcrate Space in Hanover, Maryland will host one of the MFA in Visual Art Alumni regional/transnational exhibitions next month. Milkcrate Space, run by MFA in Graphic Design alumnus, Addison Landers will host this Mid-Atlantic VCFA exhibition, showing the work of David Kutz, Mark McCaig, Karen Louise Spears, Deirdre Krueger, Leigh Ann Chambers, Addison Landers, Deb Kline, JoAnn Block, and Susan Holt.


Reuniting By Degrees; a group show featuring works by Vermont College of Fine Arts Mid-Atlantic alumni. The Milkcrate, 7410 Coca Cola Dr., Unit #103, Hanover, MD 21076. Milkcratespace.com. Reception: Friday, October 7, 6:30-8p. Hours: M-F, 9a-5p, October 7-21.affiliate tracking url | Womens Shoes Footwear & Shoes Online

MFA-V Guest Artist and Artist Teacher, Harmony Hammond @ Getty Research Institute Archive

Alexander Gray Associates is pleased to announce the acquisition of Harmony Hammond‘s (b.1944) archive by the Getty Research Institute (GRI). The archive includes correspondence, photographs, original source material for her art, professional papers, publication drafts, editioned prints, original artwork, files and a slide registry devoted specifically to lesbian artists. In addition to the archive, which was purchased by the GRI, Hammond has donated an extensive library of books and other publications related to art, feminism, and lesbian/gay/queer/trans studies.


“Harmony Hammond is not only an important pioneering artist, but a groundbreaking curator and art historian. Her artistic practice, scholarship, and dedication to the history of feminist and lesbian art and issues of difference have made her an extraordinarily influential scholar and artist,” said Thomas W. Gaehtgens, director of the Getty Research Institute. “We are honored that Hammond has chosen the Getty Research Institute to house her archive and I am certain that it will be of tremendous use to scholars.”


The Harmony Hammond Papers document all stages of her artistic career, including photographs, ephemera, and documentation of artwork and exhibitions in which she moreparticipated. Hammond has also included original early artwork as part of the archive. These include a complete set of her editioned prints, more than twenty pieces; two of her earliest paintings; as well as her early woven Hairbags (1972), dedicated to members of her feminist consciousness-raising group, and Shoe Poems (1977). The archive also includes original source material for her imagery, as well as journals with both writings and drawings, and agendas documenting her activities in the nineties.

Her papers also record her role in the feminist and lesbian art movements as writer, curator, and teacher, including her involvement as a founding member of the A.I.R. Gallery, the first feminist co-operative art space in New York City, and of the collective Heresies: A Feminist Publication on Art and Politics. There is also correspondence from many notable artists and writers, such as Louise Bourgeois, Rita Mae Brown, Judy Chicago, Jill Johnston, Ana Mendieta, Kate Millett, Linda Montano, Linda Nochlin, Howardena Pindell, Adrienne Rich, Faith Ringgold, May Stevens, and Faith Wilding. The files of correspondence with Lucy Lippard, Moira Roth, and Arlene Raven are particularly rich.


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The Getty Research Institute

The Getty Research Institute is an operating program of the J. Paul Getty Trust. It serves education in the broadest sense by increasing knowledge and understanding about art and its history through advanced research. The Research Institute provides intellectual leadership through its research, exhibition, and publication programs and provides service to a wide range of scholars worldwide through residencies, fellowships, online resources, and a Research Library. The Research Library—housed in the 201,000-square-foot Research Institute building designed by Richard Meier—is one of the largest art and architecture libraries in the world. The general library collections (secondary sources) include almost 900,000 volumes of books, periodicals, and auction catalogues encompassing the history of Western art and related fields in the humanities. The Research Library’s special collections include rare books, artists’ journals, sketchbooks, architectural drawings and models, photographs, and archival materials.

The J. Paul Getty Trust

The J. Paul Getty Trust is an international cultural and philanthropic institution devoted to the visual arts that includes the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Research Institute, the Getty Conservation Institute, and the Getty Foundation. The J. Paul Getty Trust and Getty programs serve a varied audience from two locations: the Getty Center in Los Angeles and the Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades.

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Press Release: Nexus: The Far-Flung Network of VCFA

A survey of work by Vermont College of Fine Art’s Visual Art Alumni

October 22 – November 25


At the apex of College Hill in Montpelier, the campus of Vermont College of Fine Art serves as a meeting place for a multitude of artists uniting from across the country and beyond. Since 1991, through a low-residency format, artists have maintained their artistic practice within the context of their daily communities. This unique experience encourages artists to find inspiration, and maintain a creative connection, while living their lives in a practical sense.

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the MFA in Visual Arts at VCFA, alumni are organizing exhibitions, happenings, and events to take place simultaneously in their given regions. The goal is to strengthen community ties and generate dialogue amongst alumni and the larger community. The New England Region alumni are pleased to announce their exhibition at the gallery at Main Street Art.


Opening Reception Saturday, October 22, 4:30-6:30pm

Address Main Street Art Gallery, 75 Main Street, Newfields, NH 03856

Gallery Hours Mondays and Fridays 12:00-6:00pm, Thursdays 1:00-4:00pm, or whenever the “open” flag is out.


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Naomi Ramirez Wins A.I.R Gallery Fellowship

A.I.R. Gallery Fellowship Welcome Party!
September 29th 6 – 9 pm
More Information and R.S.V.P

The fellowship includes a solo exhibition, professional development workshops, and a community project.  Stay tuned for more to come in 2017.

Upcoming Performances!

la 5ta Bienal de Arte Latinoamericano del Bronx, New York

20 de noviembre de 2016
Bronx Museum of the Arts
1040 Grand Concourse
Bronx, New York 10456
Apertura:  20 de noviembre de 2016 – 12:00 pm – 3pm
ARTISTAS: Claribel Jolie Pichardo, Carlos Martiel, Francheska Alcántara, Naomi Elena Ramírez Y Sebastian Mahaluf.  Curator: Alexis Mendoza

I am performing my piece Beaver along side four incredible performance artists.  Stop by and meander through our simultaneous performances.  November 20th from 12 -3 pm More Information about the Fifth Bronx Latin American Art Biennial

The Temptress, Seductress, and Other Woman: Fictions of desire and responsibility, my new work, will be performed as part of Gibney Dance DOUBLE PLUS curated by Luciana Achugar December 8-10th in a split-bill evening with Oren Barnoy MORE INFO: https://gibneydance.org/…/…/oren-barnoy-naomi-elena-ramirez/

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Visiting Artist Michel Droge – Noctures – UMF Art Gallery

MFA Visual Art program visiting artist and guest critter Michel Droge’s work is at UMF Gallery September 8-October 9 2016.

UMF Art Gallery is located at 246 Main Street in Farmington, Maine behind the Admissions Office: open Tuesday through Sunday noon to 4pm and by appointment.

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Alumni News: Artist Yukiyo Kawano Collaborates with Portland Artists

Yukiyo Kawano graduated from Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA Visual Art low-residency program in August 2012. Recently Kawano and her collaborators, Meshi Chavez and Allison Cobb, discussed their project “A Moment in Time,” with hatchthefuture.org. The performance brings together Kawano’s sculptural objects “Fat Man” and “Little Boy,” replicas of the atomic bombs dropped on her home town of Hiroshima in 1945, Chavez’s Butoh dance practice, and Cobb’s sound poetry. Each of these artists share a geographical link to the age of nuclear bombs and energy (Chavez and Cobb both grew up in New Mexico where nuclear testing occurred), and within this shared legacy, their collaborative practice lays bare a multitude of questions about what it means to live under the invisible threat of nuclear warfare and environmental disaster.

Follow this link to learn more and listen to the interview.


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Patrick DeGuira

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Katie Richardson

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Judith Brisson

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Visual Art Alumna Rachel Reynolds Z Gallery Convo at SIMONE DESOUSA GALLERY

Corrie Baldauf – Rachel Reynolds Z – Robert Zahorsky


SUNDAY August 7 2-4 pm

Join artists Rachel Reynolds Z, Robert Zahorsky, and Corrie Baldauf (RaRoCo) on Sunday, August 7, 2-4 pm, for an informal gallery conversation and exhibition tour.

Conversation starts at 2 pm!

You are invited to celebrate with us and participate in this exhibition. Toss a beanbag. Swing on the glider. View the potatoes. Stand under a glowing circle. Look closely at a photograph or drawing. Walk behind the giant Comic Foreground. [Read more and view images]

RaRoCo is on view through August 21.


RACHEL REYNOLDS Z received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the College for Creative Studies in 2000 and graduated with a MFA in Visual Arts from Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier in 2007.  When Reynolds Z isn’t working creatively in her Hamtramck studio, she shares her knowledge of art with students at Oakland University in Rochester Hills, adult learners at the Flint Institute of Arts, painters meeting weekly in Grosse Pointe, youth in Farmington Hills organized by the Farmington Hills’ Cultural Arts Division and private lessons to high school home-schoolers. Reynolds Z has served as a Visiting Artist and lectured about her work at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Cuyahoga Community College in Ohio, Madonna University in Livonia, Oakland University in Rochester Hills, Cranbrook Kingswood in Bloomfield Hills, the Farmington Public Library by invitation from the Farmington Art Foundation and the Grosse Pointe War Memorial by invitation from the Ibex Art Club.  She exhibits her work regularly in both group and solo shows at local galleries.  In between creating art and working as an educator, Rachel loves to travel, eat, listen to live music, garden, hike, scuba dive, watch basketball and in between all of that, relax.

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