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
Spring Break Information
Visit this page to see the updates on hours and operations for SMFA over Spring Break. The SMFA Library will be closed Saturday, March 18, Sunday, March 19, and Saturday, March 25. It will be open Monday, March 20 to Friday, March 24 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Sunday, March 26 it will be open from 1:00 to 6:00 PM. From Monday, March 27 onward there will be regular hours. Additionally, please note that there will not be in-person Advising Drop-in Hours during the week of Spring Break. Virtual advising will still be available as per usual. For questions, please contact SMFAAdvising@tufts.edu.
Call for Submissions from LGBTQIA+ Artists from Silvermine
In celebration of Pride month, Silvermine is honored to have Curator Stamatina Gregory, from the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art, NYC., as a juror. Submitted work will be reviewed with international submissions that reﬂect the wide range of LGBTQIA+ artistic expression. Artists included in the exhibition will be featured on the global platforms Artsy and Artnet, as well as the Silvermine Galleries website. The submission deadline is April 13, 2023. Please contact Roger Mudre, Gallery Director if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-966-9700 x26. The application portal can be accessed here. The flyer can be viewed here.
SMFA Advising Kick-off
Join us for our SMFA Advising Kick-off event on Thursday, March 16, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, in the SMFA Atrium. Undergraduates, come schedule your pre-registration advising appointment, meet our new Senior Academic Advisors, eat snacks, pick up swag, and learn about upcoming Fall studio courses. From 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM, SMFA Student Affairs will also be hosting the SMFA Prize Cab trivia game, where prizes big and small will be up for grabs! View the flyer here.
Tufts’ Generous Listening and Dialogue Center (GLADC)
What are the dialogue skills needed for polarizing conversations? How can restorative justice support our shared community life? This Listening and Dialogue with Dinner (LADD) event, hosted by the Tufts’ Generous Listening and Dialogue Center (GLADC), seeks to help us reflect on these questions while practicing our generous listening and dialogue skills. The GLADC’s Dialogue Ambassadors, Tufts graduate and undergraduate students, will facilitate listening and dialogue exercises over a community dinner. The event begins at 5:30 PM on March 27 in Breed Memorial Hall. Register here.
Talk with Chairman & CEO of Boston Metal, Tadeu Carneiro
Join us Thursday, March 16 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM in person at Medford Campus (Curtis Hall Multipurpose Room) or via Zoom. Meet the Chairman & CEO of Boston Metal, Tadeu Carneiro, for a discussion about how the company is developing a breakthrough technology with the potential to eliminate 10% of global carbon emissions. The company’s patented molten oxide electrolysis (MOE) platform releases zero carbon emissions during the steel-making process, only oxygen. Free pizza will be served! This event is part of Tufts Environmental Studies' weekly environmental lectures. View more information here.
Hiring Graduate Writing Consultants
The StAAR Center is now hiring Graduate Writing Consultants for the 2023 - 2024 academic year! The position is a paid hourly position at $21/hour to start. Hours are flexible. SMFA students work on-site at SMFA. Apply by April 2. Graduate writing consultants work one-on-one with undergraduate and graduate students on their writing for coursework, artist statements, personal statements, theses, and more. The StAAR Center is committed to anti-racist, anti-colonialist approaches to writing support. We strongly encourage applications from students who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQ+, students with disabilities, and multilingual/bilingual students. View the job description and apply here.
Office Hours and Lunch with the Dean
Dean Scheri Fultineer welcomes students to meet with her any time to discuss their school experience, ask questions, or simply get to know their Dean by either joining her for lunchtime office hours in the Atrium every Monday from 1:00 – 2:00 PM, or via Zoom (check your e-mail for the link) on Fridays from 1:00 – 2:00 PM. All are welcome, no appointments are necessary!
Collaborative Writing Support is Available
Collaborative Writing Support is available to SMFA students on the SMFA campus! All types of writing projects welcome -- artists statements, personal statements, writing as an artistic process, writing for classes, theses, and more. StAAR Center Writing consultants who work on site at the SMFA are MFA students! Check out Tutor Finder to make an appointment (the in-person SMFA-specific appointments are listed at the top) or email Kristina.Aikens@tufts.edu with questions.
Call for Submissions: Metals and Jewelry
SMFA and Rhode Island College will join together in a cross-institutional exhibition. Across State Lines will highlight each school’s unique vision for the field of contemporary jewelry. All students from SMFA working in the areas of Metals and Jewelry are welcome to apply. To support a collaborative and inclusive creative community, at least one work will be selected for exhibition from each student who submits to this call. Four awards will be selected by jurors Emily Stoehrer and Tzu-Ju Chen for works that place 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and honorable mention with prizes provided by Gesswein Tools. Submissions will be accepted here through Sunday, April 2, 2023, at 11:59 PM.
Conversation with Annea Lockwood
Save the date for a second recorded conversation with Annea Lockwood. The conversation will be March 14 at 2:30 PM over Zoom (check your e-mail for the link).
Listen In: SMFA Alum Victor “Marka27” Quiñonez ’03
Victor was interviewed for the Career Center podcast From Here, to There. In this episode, Victor discusses supporting first-generation students, pursuing your passion, and finding balance between personal work and corporate collaborations in the arts. Victor graduated with a BFA in 2003. He is an international award-winning street artist now based in Brooklyn, NY who combines elements of street and pop culture with Mexican and indigenous aesthetics, in a style he calls “Neo Indigenous.”
SMFA Career Fellow Intro & Opportunity
Aline Chalfin is a BFA student serving as the inaugural SMFA Career Fellow. Aline is passionate about film and the arts and gained experience working with the Israel Film Fest in Los Angeles during her gap year. Aline will hold drop-in hours in the atrium 12:00 - 2:00 PM on Mondays and also join Katie for her drop-in hours on Wednesdays, 12:00 - 1;00 PM. Stop by to ask Aline career questions or have your documents reviewed. The Career Center will be hiring a second SMFA career fellow for next year. To view the job description and apply click here, and feel free to stop by Aline's drop-in hours to ask her about the experience!
Call for Submissions: Women's Center Symposium
For the 12th Women’s Center Symposium, our theme is growing & glowing and what that means to you. This year’s week-long symposium will be April 10 - April 14 focused on growing, healing, our identities, and glowing as we are. We are calling for creative, written, and media response submissions as our final event will be a gallery at the Women’s Center where we can view each other's creations. We want you to bring yourself as you are to this symposium, and we want to celebrate you and your work. Submissions are due March 25th, 2023. Please contact email@example.com with any questions you may have. Click here for more details on submitting! Click here to view the flyer. Check our IG @tuftswomensctr for updates.