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SMFA Update for the week of April 27, 2020

 

What You Need to Know This Week

Call for Work: Virtual Year-End Show

All graduating BFA, Combined Degree, and Post-Baccalaureate students are invited to submit work for the virtual Year-End Show. Each student may submit up to three pieces of work from any medium. Details on acceptable file types can be found in the Slideroom submission portal.

Submissions Deadline: Wednesday, May 6, 2020 by 5 pm EST.

Submit Work for the Year-End Show

If you have any questions regarding your submission please email Kaitlyn Clark at kaitlyn.clark@tufts.edu.

Help Celebrate the Class of 2020 with a Personalized Video!

Celebrate the Class of 2020! Add your voice to a chorus of well wishes with a personalized video congrats for the graduates, or that one special graduate. Submit your video by May 5, and we’ll display them on the Commencement website on May 17. And be sure to check off SMFA under the list of schools! #Tufts2020

Submit: bit.ly/Tufts2020messages

Virtual Artist Talk: Risa Puleo, Sarah Ross, and Damon Locks, Wednesday, 4/29

Join Tufts University Art Galleries Wednesday for a live Zoom talk with Risa Puleo, Curator of Walls Turned Sideways: Artists Confront the Justice System and participating artists, Sarah Ross and Damon Locks, on ongoing campaigns for prisoner release in the wake of Covid-19.

Inmate advocates and civil rights organizations have demanded the early release of prisoners, as well as people currently in pretrial detention, to prevent a public health crisis. Risa, Sarah, and Damon will reflect on how their own communities are responding and how artists and cultural workers contribute to these efforts. Co-sponsored by the Petey Greene Program. Zoom information will be sent following Eventbrite RSVP.

Virtual Artist Talk
Wednesday, April 29
6-7 pm EST
RSVP

Seeking Cantonese native speaker to translate materials (PAID opportunity)

Students in the Food as Sculpture since 1960 course (VMS/ENVS) created placemats and videos to share tips on how to keep healthy eating habits during the pandemic. Their work was inspired by food-based art projects that incorporate a range of ingredients. The students collaborated with scientists at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University and the Greater Boston Chinese Golden Age Center to provide advice tailored to elderly residents in Boston’s Chinatown—a community that is particularly vulnerable to the Coronavirus. In order to allow the Cantonese-speaking public to make the most out of viewing the placemats and videos, we are looking for one or more bilingual students who can:

  • Translate the contents of the placemats;
  • Lay out the translation into the placemats, while ensuring the integrity of the existing design in Power Point or Keynote;
  • Record a voiceover translation, for ten 3-minute videos, from English to Cantonese (or possibly Mandarin).

The course is co-sponsored by and in collaboration with Tisch College. We can offer 15$/hour, with an expected time commitment of 10 hrs. 

If you are interested, respond to silvia.bottinelli@tufts.edu by May 9th. The position will remain open until filled.

Senior Thesis Info Session Recordings

Senior Thesis Program faculty Kendall Reiss, Ria Brodell, and Post Graduate Teaching Fellow Willoughby Lucas Hastings held a virtual information session on Wednesday, April 22. The info session was recorded and includes a program overview, FAQ's, as well as Q&A. 

If you were unable to attend, below are links to the video and transcript recordings of the info session.

Watch the Recording

Read the Transcript

Senior Thesis Program Now Accepting Applications

Eligible students are invited to apply to the 2020-2021 Senior Thesis Program.

Students accepted into the Senior Thesis Program participate in a year-long trajectory of research, writing, and art-making centered around critical dialogue with peers, faculty, visiting artists, and arts professionals. This program acts as a capstone to the undergraduate experience, as it fosters self-guided exploration across media and disciplines. Students work closely with dedicated Senior Thesis faculty as they plan, create work for, and mount a final public exhibition.

Eligibility

  • You must have 52 credits of studio art at the time of applying
  • You must be Review Board eligible each semester of Senior Thesis (i.e. are taking 7 or more studio credits per semester)

Application

To apply for the Senior Thesis program, follow this link: Senior Thesis Application 20-21Applications for Senior Thesis are due on May 15, 2020 at 5:00pm EST. Notification of acceptance will be sent by June 30, 2020.

Important Dates

Application Due:        May 15, 2020 | 5:00 pm EST

Notification:               June 30, 2020

Tackling Test Taking While You're Home Workshop with Student Accessibility Services

This workshop will provide usable strategies to tackle test taking and demystify test anxiety. We will also discuss strategies to keep you organized and minimize distractions while you're home.

Sessions will be offered on:

  • Monday April 27, 2020 at 4:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Please email Mary_Ellen.Vigeant@tufts.edu with the session you are interested in attending!

Take Virtual Yoga Classes in the Virtual Atrium Every Tuesday Through April 28

Livestream yoga classes as well as pre-recorded yoga classes will take place in the Virtual Atrium from 12:45-1:45 pm every Tuesday starting March 31st through April 28th.

Join the Virtual Atrium on Zoom

Stay connected, call into the Virtual Atrium between 12 and 2 pm EST each weekday: https://tufts.zoom.us/j/631827045

Chat with peers, share artwork you’ve been working on, and relax together between zoom classes.

Apply to Join the Committee on Student Conduct

The Office of Community Standards is currently accepting applications for students to join the Committee on Student Conduct. The Committee on Student Conduct (CSC) is a standing committee of the faculty of Arts and Sciences and Engineering. The CSC is composed of students, faculty, and staff and operates according to the Student Conduct Resolution Procedure. The primary function of a member of the Committee on Student Conduct is to act as a hearing panelist. Hearing panels are created to resolve complaints of alleged violations of University policy by a student, former student, or a student organization. The process is objective and educational, not legalistic or adversarial. The hearing panels apply Tufts' policies and the University’s values to reach fair outcomes. A&S and SoE students, undergraduate and graduate, and all affiliated student organizations can be referred for alleged violations of policy, including personal and academic misconduct. Sexual misconduct is handled through another process and is not the responsibility of the CSC.

If you are interested in joining the CSC, please review this document for information on the application process. Please submit all required materials to Lindsay Ferguson, Assistant Director of Community Standards, at Lindsay.ferguson@tufts.edu no later than Friday, May 1, 2020 at 5pm. Finalists will be invited to an interview.

Questions? Please direct those to Lindsay Ferguson at Lindsay.Ferguson@tufts.edu.

Handshake Highlights

Job Postings

Looking for a job? Check Handshake for the latest on and off campus postings.

Art Handler/Preparator- Berggruen Gallery- NY
https://tufts.joinhandshake.com/jobs/3651710

Instructor Visual Arts-Drawing and Painting- Interlochen Arts Camp
https://tufts.joinhandshake.com/jobs/3701840

Digital Imaging Tech- Location Resources, Inc. -Miami
https://tufts.joinhandshake.com/jobs/3622314

 

Internship Postings

Take a look at some recent internship postings including:

Multimedia Content Creation Internship- Design museum Foundation (Remote)
https://tufts.joinhandshake.com/jobs/3729823

Marketing Interns, Area Gallery (Boston/Remote)
https://tufts.joinhandshake.com/jobs/3701018

Gallery Associate Internship- 511 Gallery -New York
https://tufts.joinhandshake.com/jobs/3559060

 

Calls for Work

Check out some open calls for work:

Fact vs Fiction, Gallery 263, Boston
https://tufts.joinhandshake.com/jobs/3599991

 

Weekly Wave Farm Radio Broadcast Schedule

This Week's Schedule on SMFA 1630 AM

Due to the situation with COVID-19, the radio station is offline until further notice.

Would you like to program your own show in the future? For training or programming questions/requests, email smfawavefarmradio@gmail.com