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Newcomb Artists at PhotoNOLA  Assistant Professor AnnieLaurie Erickson was  featured in an exhibition at the Ogden Museum and co-curated a show at the Front in conjunction with PhotoNOLA. Currents2013 opened December 13 at the Ogden Museum and features work by members of the New Orleans Photo Alliance. PhotoBOMB, curated by Lee Deigaard & AnnieLaurie Erickson, opened December 14 at The Front, 4100 St. Claude Avenue.

Teresa Cole at Art Miami 2013  The first week of December the art world converges on Art Miami, the leading international contemporary and modern art fair. Newcomb Art professor Teresa Cole is represented by two galleries which will showcase her work during this art extravaganza. Atlanta's WhiteSpace gallery will be presenting her work atAqua and Callan Contemporary of New Orleans will show hew work at SCOPE Miami Beach.

Anne Dunlop and Students visit the Blaffer Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston  Associate Professor of Art History, Anne Dunlop, took her seminar on 'Early Modern Portraits' to the Sarah Campbell Blaffer collection at the Museum of Fine Art in Houston on November 1-2. The class is organized in conjunction with an exhibition Dunlop is curating, 'Early Modern Faces,' which will be held at the Newcomb Art Gallery from March 27 to June 29, 2014

Adam Mysock exhibits in "Crescent City Connection" at the Dishman Art Museum Adam Mysock, Senior Professor of Practice, Newcomb Art Department, is currently featured in an exhibition called "Crescent City Connection" at the Dishman Art Museum at Lamar University (Beaumont, Texas).

Aaron Collier and Dave Greber selected for the Joan Mitchell Center NOLA Studio Program Aaron Collier, Senior Professor of Practice in Art Studio, and Dave Greber, Adjunct Instructor in Digital Arts, were selected by The Joan Mitchell Center as two of ten artists for the 2013-2014 New Orleans Local Artists (“NOLA”) Studio Program.

Holly Flora lectures at the Metropolitan's Cloisters Museum, New York  Holly Flora, Associate Professor of Art History, gave a gallery talk on October 19 at the Cloisters, the branch museum of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art dedicated to the art and architecture of medieval Europe. The lecture was titled "Monks, Mendicants, and the Art of Reform."

Stephanie Porras: The Young Dürer opens at the Courtauld Institute of Art Gallery, London  Stephanie Porras, Assistant Professor of Art History, both contributed an essay and co-edited the cataloguefor a landmark exhibition opening at the Courtauld Institute of Art Gallery in London, The Young Dürer: Drawing the Figure.

Jane Cassidy's Square Ball at Art for Arts Sake 2013  Jane Cassidy, second year MFA candidate in Digital Arts, presented "Square Ball" on Saturday October 5  from 6-9pm on the 400 block of Julia Street.  This one-night-only site specific art installation is part of the Contemporary Art Center's annual Art for Art's Sake block party.

Patch Somerville exhibition opens at the Academy Gallery on Art for Arts Sake 2013 | The Academy Gallery presents new work by Patch Somerville a first year MFA Candidate in Painting and Drawing. The opening reception is Saturday, October 5th, 6:00 - 9:00 pm. The exhibition will run through October 26th. The Academy Gallery is located at 5256 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA.

Bonnie Maygarden Virtuous Reality and Dave Greber Gr8 @wakening! at the Front | Works by Bonnie Maygarden, second year MFA candidate in Painting, and Dave Greber, Adjunct Assistant Professor in Digital Arts are on exhibit at The Front Gallery, 4100 St. Claude Avenue. In Virtuous Reality Bonnie Maygarden aims to understand the place of painting in a seductive world of synthetic and manufactured imagery. Through the creation of works by hand that feel as though they have been created with the use of technology, Bonnie invites the viewer to question their perception and expectations of the painted image.  Front member, Dave Greber presents two new video installations:  Free Love, a monitor-based loop and S.N.E.E.Z. (are your sure you want clear history?), a new 3-channel Stasseo mural.  Could this be the one "weird' trick that finally prepares you to be shocked? Strange new secret finding baffles art critics!

Adam Mysock: solo exhibition at VOLTA9 in Basel | Adam Mysock, Senior Professor of Practice in the Department of Art, had a solo exhibition of his paintings as part of the Volta9 art fair in Basel, Switzerland.  The show, titled Backward, Inward, Outward, Forward, consisted of 21 paintings dealing with exploration and ambition. It was reviewed in an article in the Swiss economic and finance publication L'Agefi.  Additionally, Mysock’s work was featured in the New American Paintings, South Issue, #106.

Gene Koss: Sunrise opens at Arthur Roger Gallery on White Linen Night | Sunrise, a solo exhibition of recent glass and steel sculpture by Professor Gene Koss, will be on view at Arthur Roger Gallery, located at 432 Julia Street, from August 3 – September 14, 2013. The gallery will host an opening reception with the artist in attendance, Saturday, August 3 from 6-9 pm in conjunction with “White Linen Night.” The featured sculpture, Sunrise, is inspired by a view in west central Wisconsin where Gene Koss grew up and regularly returns. The artist describes the view as, “that of the people who work the land and look up a valley at the Wisconsin ridges and hills as they toil.”

Louisiana Contemporary features works by Newcomb Art Faculty at the Ogden Museum | Louisiana Contemporary, a statewide juried exhibition at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art includes works by four Newcomb Art Department faculty:  Silas Breaux [Printmaking], Teresa Cole [Printmaking], Kevin Jones [Digital Arts], and Weston Lambert [Glass].  The juror for Louisiana Contemporary is Franklin Sirmans, the Curator of Contemporary Art for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and artistic director of Prospect.3 New Orleans.

Slow Light: new work by AnnieLaurie Erickson opens at Antenna Gallery
| In this series of photographs, AnnieLaurie Erickson, Assistant Professor of Photography, addresses the phenomenon of afterimages– the latent imagery that remains on our retinas after we look at the sun or bright objects in the dark. Using handmade artificial retinas that absorb and release the remains of light, Erickson simulates an essentially unphotographable visual experience.

Tulane and Smithsonian partner for national tour of Newcomb Pottery | Newcomb Art Gallery at Tulane University is partnering with the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service to present the largest, most comprehensive collection of Newcomb arts and crafts to tour the country in nearly three decades. The show, “Women, Art and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise,” will run from Oct. 3 to March 9, 2014, at Newcomb Art Gallery before launching a national tour.   

Back to the Basics: Daniel Alley and Jane Cassidy featured in Pelican Bomb | The work of two Newcomb Art graduate students, Daniel Alley and Jane Cassidy, is featured this month in an article in Pelican Bomb. In addition, Jane Cassidy's “Swells for the Night Season” is on view until June 14 at Parse Gallery (134 Carondelet Street) in New Orleans.

Anne Dunlop awarded Samuel H. Kress Senior Fellowship at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts | This past year Anne Dunlop, Associate Professor of Art History, was a Samuel H. Kress Senior Fellow at CASVA, the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts in Washington, DC. In addition to her fellowship at CASVA, she gave her first keynote address in Melbourne, Australia, in February, and was appointed to the international committee to evaluate university art history departments for the Israeli Council for Higher Education.

The portfolios of the 2013 Studio Art BA/BFA graduates can be viewed online: | Sam Crosby, BFA, Painting, Printmaking | Renee Blair, BA, Painting Digital Art | Judith Gronna, BA, Ceramics | Hannah Jegart, BA, Printmaking | Charles Keyes, BA, Digital Art | Madeline Marak, BFA, Painting | Molly Knobloch, BA, Painting | Makenzie Kozojet, BA, Painting | Christina Mason, BA, Ceramics | Larsen McDowell, BA, Painting | Margaret Spacapan, BFA, Glass, Printmaking | Sam Moore, BA, Photography | Alexandra Rahn, BA, Sculpture | Caitlin Wallace Rowland, BA Painting | Yuhui Yun, BA Painting

Srdjan Loncar curates exhibit at Barrister's Gallery in New Orleans | Visiting Assistant Professor of Sculpture Srdjan Loncar curated a show at Barrister’s Gallery,  Čardak Ní Na Nebu Ní Na Zemljí (A Castle Neither in the Sky nor on Earth). This group exhibition features work by Daniel Alley, Angela Berry, Z Behl, Jane Cassidy, Hannah Chalew, Patrick Coll, Sam Crosby, Dawn Dedeaux, Srdjan Loncar, Malcolm McClay, and Christopher Saucedo. The show was reviewed by D. Eric Bookhahrdt in the Gambit Weekly.
Kevin Jones:  Placebo Effect opens at Art Lab AKIBA in Tokyo | Kevin Jones, Associate Professor of Digital Arts,combines the curiosity of artist and scientist in his exploration of the natural world. In the exhibition Placebo Effect he uses the symbolic language of established scientific disciplines like Chemistry and Physics in order to create his own conceptual taxonomy of signs and systems. The exhibition will be on view at Art Lab AKIBA in Tokyo during the month of April.

Gene Koss featured in Glass Legacies exhibit at University of Wisconsin River Falls
| Professor Gene Koss returned to his alma mater for the February 14 opening of Glass Legacies. The University of Wisconsin River Falls Glass art studio was started in 1967 by Doug Johnson. This exhibit featured the early alumni and faculty of UWRF including Gene Koss, Michael Mieblen, Jon Clark and Stephen Cox. The exhibit was accompanied by a panel discussion and hot glass demonstrations.
Holly Flora elected to the Board of Directors of the International Center of Medieval Art | Holly Flora, Associate Professor of Art History, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the International Center of Medieval Art, whose mission is to sponsor and otherwise support study, teaching, conferences, exhibitions, displays, and publications devoted to medieval art and culture.  Directors are elected by ICMA members and serve three-year terms as the governing body for the organization. Dr. Flora also co-chaired a session, "Medieval Art and Response" at the College Art Association conference in New York on February 14, 2013 and gave a Gallery Talk at the Cloisters Museum on "Marriage and the Family in Medieval Art" on February 16, 2013.

Pat Trivigno 1922-2013 | Pat Trivigno, Professor Emeritus of Painting and Drawing (TU 1946-1989), died on January 30, 2013 at age ninety. He taught several generations of young artists at Tulane and is remembered by many as a particularly sensitive and caring teacher. We have reprinted on this website A Tribute to Pat written by Jessie Poesch for the New Orleans Museum of Art's 1994 exhibition catalogue, Pat Trivigno: the Search for Inner Form.

Volumes: Recent Work by William DePauw opening at Staple Goods in New Orleans | In this exhibition Professor of Practice William DePauw considers form and volume as contained space. His drawings and sculpture then depart from that simple observation. Opening reception from 6-9 pm on Saturday, February 9, 2013.  Exhibition is open on Saturdays and Sundays from February 9 until March 3, 12-5 pm. Staple Goods is located at 1340 St. Roch Avenue in the St. Claude Arts District.
Sandy Chism 1957-2013 | Sandy Chism, Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing at the Tulane University Newcomb Department, died January 2, 2013 at the home of her sister in Great Bend, Kansas.  A memorial service will be held this spring at the Myra Clare Rogers Memorial Chapel on the campus of Tulane University. She will be deeply missed by the students, staff, and faculty of the Tulane University Newcomb Art Department, both present and past. 
black white and things on view at the Carroll Gallery January 14 - February 6, 2013 | This group exhibition takes its title from Robert Frank's photographic book of 1952. Artists include Leslie Addison, Robin Denny, Rachael DePauw, William DePauw, Laura Gipson, Daniel Kelly IV, Joel Kelly, Mary Jane Parker, Yuka Petz, Megan Roniger, Blake Sanders, Hannah March Sanders, Karoline Schleh, and George Yerger. Opening reception Thursday January 17 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm.

Mantras of Form and Pattern: Teresa Cole opens at Callan Contemporary in New Orleans | In this solo exhibition Printmaking Professor and Chair Teresa Cole creates an immersive installation of abstract compositions printed on handmade paper. The artist will lead a walk though the exhibition at Callan Contemporary on Saturday December 8 at 3pm. The gallery is located at 518 Julia Street in the Warehouse Arts District.


2012 Undergraduate Juried Exhibition at Carroll Gallery | Juror Luis Cruz Azaceta attended the opening reception. Recipients of the Juror's Awards include: Addi Ginsburg [Glass], Keeley Peckham [Painting and Drawing], Maureen Phelan [Photography], Jean-Pierre Simmons [Sculpture], Margaret Spacapan [Printmaking]

Broken Star: Aaron Collier exhibition at Cole Pratt Gallery | Professor of Practice Aaron Collier's brightly colored abstract paintings interpret quilts his grandmother made. Collier creates contrast between sharp ordered shapes we normally see in heirloom quilts and the more haphazard brushstrokes of abstract expressionism.
Health, Wealth and Progeny at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art | Digital Arts MFA candidate Dave Greber's multimedia installation portrays an epic and universal internal battle in which three television doctors, embodying the first three chakras, are greedily fishing for human consciousness on the sea of materialism. The fourth chakra, activated by the awakened Kundalini, destroys them in a fit of unconditional love.
In the Trying: Sandy Chism opens at Johnathan Ferrara Gallery in New Orleans
| Studio Art Professor Sandy Chism's solo exhibition features her new work, many images from the photographs of Bernd and Hilla Becher featuring 19th century coal tipples.
Printmaking Professor and Chair Teresa Cole's work featured in two exhibitions
| Cole's exhibitions showcase her prints and installation work.  Her solo exhibition Between Origin and Present at whitespace in Atlanta includes her installation Curling In On Itself created during a stay at the Khoj International Artists' Residency in Kolkata, India.  Her work is also featured in the group exhibition Pattern at Blue Spiral 1 in Asheville, NC.
MFA graduates receive Joan Mitchell Foundation grants | 2012 MFA graduates Weston Lambert and Grace Mikell were selected as recipients of the 2012 MFA Grant Program. The program aims to further artistic careers and to aid, upon graduation, in the transition from academic to professional studio work.

Elizabeth Boone elected to Two Prestigious Academies
| Elizabeth Boone, the Martha and Donald Robertson Chair in Latin American Art, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, joining some of the world's most accomplished leaders in academia, business, public affairs, the humanities and the arts.  Founded in 1780, the Academy is one of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies and a leading center for independent policy research. Members contribute to Academy publications and studies in a wide array of fields. Boone was also recently elected to the Academia Mexicana de la Historia, an affiliate of the Real Academia in Madrid.  Its purpose is to bring together distinguished scholars of all periods of Mexican history to promote and propagate Mexican historical studies and culture. Its membership consists of 30 chairs occupied by eminent Mexican historians and 35 corresponding members from around the world.

Current MFA graduate students and alumnus featured in Art Forum | The May issue of Art Forum features a review by Nick Stillman of the "Spaces: Antenna, the Front, Good Children Gallery" show at the Contemporary Arts Center.  The review mentions work by current students Sophie T. Lvoff and Dave Greber as well as recent MFA graduate Ryan Watkins-Hughes.

Anne Dunlop receives Samuel H. Kress Senior
Fellowship for 2012-13 academic year | Art History Professor Anne Dunlop was awarded a Samuel H. Kress Senior Fellowship at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts located at the National Gallery. The fellowship supports research on European Art before the early nineteenth century.

Laura Richens selected to teach at noted Penland School of Crafts | Laura Richens, adjunct professor and curator of Carroll Gallery, was selected to teach "Letterpress & Relief Prints" at the noted Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. Her course will use nature as inspiration, creating works that integrate letterpress-printed text and imagery created through linocuts and woodcuts.

Sarah House selected as a Visiting Artist in Ceramics at Tainan National University of the Arts | 2012 MFA graduate Sarah House will spend June-September conducting creative research and working with graduate students in Tainan City, Taiwan.  For more information about Sarah House, please click HERE to visit her website.

2012 Student Art Awards to be presented on April 27, 2012 | The Newcomb Art Department will present awards to outstanding studio art and art history students at a celebration on April, 27 at 3pm in Stone Auditorium.  Click here to learn more about the awards.

Click here to view photos from visiting ceramic sculptor Brian Kakas' demonstration


MA candidate Lindsay O'Connor will present at Art & Exchange: The Tufts University Art History Graduate Student Research Conference | O'Connor will give a talk "The Picture of Civility: The Interplay between the Construction of Whiteness and Visual Culture in Kara Walker's A Warm Summer Evening in 1863".

Kevin Jones' solo exhibition CHEMTRAIL will be held at Rudolph Blume Fine Art | ArtScan Gallery | Digital Arts associate professor Kevin Jones' work is exhibited in CHEMTRAIL: Broadcasting to Unknown Points.  Jones uses a variety of media to explore the natural world.

STEPHEN HILGER: Hotel California opens at MUSE Center of Photography and the Moving Image | Photography professor Stephen Hilger's large-scale color photographs made in and around the famed Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles are exhibited in STEPHEN HILGER: Hotel California held at MUSE Center of Photography and the Moving Image.  Exhibited along side his work are photographs and ephemera drawn from the files of the Ambassador Archive.

Newcomb Art Department faculty members celebrated in Faculty Showcase Reception | Studio Art faculty member Sandy Chism and Art History faculty member Elizabeth Boone were honored at Tulane University's School of Liberal Arts reception celebrating major accomplishments for 2011. Professor Chism was honored for her solo exhibition Silver at Jonathan Ferrara Gallery and Professor Boone was honored as co-editor of Their Way of Writing: Scripts, Signs, and Pictograhies in Pre-Columbian America.

Studio Art faculty and student work featured in NOLA NOW, Part I:  Swagger for a Lost Magnificence | CAC's exhibition NOLA NOW, Part I is a "snapshot reflecting a community producing work in a culturally specific geographical locale."  It includes work by faculty members and current or former students: Michelle Basta, James Taylor Bonds, Teresa Cole, Aaron Collier, Dave Greber, Stephen Hilger, Gene Koss, Srdjan Loncar, Sophie T. Lvoff, Grace Mikell, and Monica Zeringue.

Visiting Assistant Professor Srdjan Loncar receives Art Takes London award | Sculpture professor Srdjan Loncar's work was awarded the Art Takes London 2011 Sculpture & Installation prize by judges Alexis Hubshman, Founder of SCOPE Art Show; Jason Goodman, Founder of 3rd Ward; and Daria Brit Shapiro, Head Curator at Artists Wanted.

Associate Professor Anne Dunlop receives the 2010 Margaret Wade Labarge Prize | Dr. Dunlop's book Painted Palaces: The Rise of Secular Art in Early Renaissance Italy was awarded the 2010 Margaret Wade Labarge Prize for Best Book in Medieval Studes.  The prize is awarded by the Canadian Society of Medievalists.

Professor Teresa Cole is the organizer for the International Printmaker's Conference in New Orleans | On March 14-17, 2012, "Navigating Currents," the SGC International annual conference will be held in New Orleans.


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