See below for important information and announcements for the week.
This information is also sent out in our SMFA Update newsletter, which is sent to undergraduate and graduate students weekly on Mondays during the school year.
What You Need to Know This Week
Studio Art Courses Open to All on May 16
Starting May 16, studio art courses will be open to all Tufts students. SMFA Advising strongly recommends that all SMFA students ensure they have enrolled in open studio art courses for the fall before May 16.
Upcoming MFA Thesis Exhibitions
The Tufts University Art Galleries and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University proudly present You’re on Mute and Forever in Ten Days, two Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibitions at the Aidekman Arts Center in Medford. You’re on Mute will be on view from May 5-15 and an opening reception featuring artist performances will take place on Friday, May 6 from 5-8 pm. Forever in Ten Days will be on view from May 21-31 and an opening reception featuring artist performances will take place on Friday, May 20 from 5-8 pm. The two exhibitions feature the work of 25 new and emerging voices in contemporary art in a format that will highlight the students’ work in conversation with one another.
Museum of Fine Arts Juried Exhibition Opportunity, Fall 2022 – Deadline Extended!
Every other year, the MFA Boston dedicates the Ed Linde Gallery to highlight SMFA student work through a juried exhibition with MFA Boston curators and Tufts student curatorial fellows. You can view the 2019-2020 iteration of this exhibition here. The opportunity to apply is open to all SMFA graduate students, and 3rd and 4th year BFA or combined degree undergraduate students. The exhibition will consist of work from 3-5 students from November 2022 – April 2023. If you would like to be considered, please upload a very brief summary of your work (3 images and a 150-250 word artist statement) here by May 15. From that group of submissions, 15 students will be selected for a virtual studio visit after May 26. From there, 3-5 students will show their work in the fall, based upon the selections and the curatorial premise determined by the MFA curatorial team. Please reach out to Meera Chauhan (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
Reminder: SMFA Art Sale – Call For Art
The SMFA Art Sale has been the leading contemporary art sale in New England since its creation, over 40 years ago. Presenting a diverse offering of works that are both visually engaging and thought-provoking, the sale showcases the immensely talented SMFA community and raises critical funds to support financial aid for SMFA students.
We are dedicated to promoting the work of our students and want to ensure that students are well-represented among those artists selected to participate in this year’s sale. For this reason, there is a separate call specifically for student artwork. Submissions for this year's sale will be accepted through May 27.
For information or questions, please contact Art Sale Manager Kara Howgate-Mello at email@example.com.
Reminder: SMFA Café Hours During Finals Week (May 9-13)
The SMFA Café is running adjusted hours during finals week: Sunday (5/8) closed; Monday (5/9) 8-6:30 pm; Tuesday (5/10) 8-6:30 pm; Wednesday (5/11) 8-3 pm; Thursday (5/12) 8-3 pm; Friday (5/13) closed; Saturday (5/14) closed.
Reminder: Student Artists’ Books on Display in the SMFA Library
Through May 13, stop by B303 to view 13 works of art conceptualized and designed by BA students enrolled in "Graphic Arts: Book Design" with Professor of the Practice Chantal Zakari and teaching assistants Ralph Robinson, Ezekiel Navarro, and Celia Strumph. Combining drawings, computer graphics, family photos, rap poetry, and found text, the design of these artists’ books is truly inspirational!
Reminder: Intermediate Studio Seminar Show: Justify The Fish
ISS students will be hosting their culminating exhibition show at Piano Craft Gallery in Boston. The show will run on the weekends only through May 8. The gallery hours are: Friday, May 6 from 6-8 pm; Saturday, May 7 from 12-5 pm; and Sunday, May 8 from 12-5 pm. Join a reception on May 7 from 6-9 pm, everyone is welcome. Follow @smfaiss on Instagram to stay updated on the show and more!
Reminder: SMFA Now Has Access to JumboPrint
SMFA now has access to JumboPrint, Tufts's professional printing technology. Three new high volume laser printers available for use at SMFA can print any size up to 11x17, color or black-and-white, double or single-sided. Login to jumboprint.tufts.edu to upload your file and select print options. Go to any printer on campus and swipe your id. Although these printers are part of the Tufts pay-for-print system, they're free to use this semester. The printers are located at:
- Mission Hill, Room C110
- Fenway, A-side basement across from the mailroom
- Fenway, B-side 2nd floor hallway
Reminder: Tufts Green Fund
Looking for a way to improve sustainability on campus? The Green Fund provides an opportunity for students, faculty, and staff from across Tufts’ campuses to receive funding for on- campus sustainability-related projects. Submit a proposal for up to $40,000 for studies or projects to take place in the upcoming academic year. All applications, regardless of the amount for which you’re applying, will be considered. Applicants should expect to manage the project implementation. Applications will open on April 15 and are due October 1! To learn more about the Green Fund and access the application, please visit go.tufts.edu/greenfund or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reminder: 2022 Sidewalk Sale
Join us for the 2022 Sidewalk Sale! The SMFA community’s annual craft and lightly used art material market takes place outside or inside 230 Fenway on the first weekend in May. This year, the sale will take place on Saturday, May 7 from 10 am - 4 pm. $10 will get you one 6-foot table, which you can use to display your art and/or sell lightly used art supplies and materials. Register here.