July 2012 Archives

In Association
Thomas Rose and Wilber "Chip" Schilling
collaborative works 1995 --2012

Minnesota Center for Book Arts
On view August - November 2012
Opening Reception August 10, 6-9 pm

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The Weisman Art Museum Shop is looking for a part-time Sales Associate with work study. The candidate should be available for 10-18 hours a week. Job duties consist of customer service, cashiering, knowledge of the products and store maintenance. Previous customer service experience and an interest in art related fields is preferred. To apply, follow this link to the University Employment site.

WAM Shop Sales Assoc. Description.docx

The institute on the Environment is looking for a student Graphic Design Intern.

Requisition number 179669

Position Requirements:
The graphic design intern must be able to work both collaboratively and independently. This position requires someone who can think creatively while maintaining brand standards and consistency. Must be skilled in both creating new designs and working within a template. Must have the ability to manage multiple projects.

Minimum Qualifications:
Currently enrolled as an undergraduate student at the University of Minnesota, preferably in graphic design or related program
Experience designing graphics and publications using Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
Portfolio of design work demonstrating knowledge and use of current design principles
Strong oral and written communication skills
Ability to take initiative and work both independently and as part of a team

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with Adobe Bridge
Experience with Dreamweaver and HTML


Search #104: BFA Program

TITLE: Assistant Professor (non-tenure track)

APPOINTMENT: 80% time, one-year term appointment at the rank of assistant professor, to begin August 26, 2012, through May 25, 2013 (9 month semester system). Possibility of renewal for the 2013-14 academic year.

SALARY: Competitive

Deadline: July 20, 2012

search #104 BFAProgramTERM position FY13 FINAL.doc


SEARCH #105 Drawing and Painting

TITLE: Assistant Professor, (non-tenure track)

APPOINTMENT: 100% time, one-year term appointment to begin August 27, 2012 through May 26, 2013 (9 month semester system). Possibility of renewal for the 2013-14 academic year.

SALARY: Competitive

Deadline: July 20, 2012

search #105 DP Term position FY13 FINAL.doc

Recent graduate Andy Mattern was interviewed by Megan Suckut for Metro Magazine. He discusses his work, process and where he finds inspiration.

The Commission: Andy Mattern


Attention all U of M students!!

Students for Obama is holding a design contest for our official 2012 "Gophers for Obama" t-shirt! The contest begins Monday, July 9, 2012 and goes through Sunday, August 12, 2012. We are looking for original designs that express the Gopher spirit and excitement for the Obama 2012 campaign. Below is an excerpt from the contest submission form:

"Design the next great University of Minnesota for Obama t-shirt. Create a design and submit it here, we'll look forward to seeing what you come up with! Submission deadline is August 12."

Please submit image files or pdfs only on the following page: https://my.barackobama.com/page/s/university-of-minnesota-tshirts

Thank you and good luck!

Students For Obama

The University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment (IonE) is discovering solutions to the Earth's biggest problems through cutting-edge research, partnerships and leadership development, and we want to hire a Digital Content (Web) and IT Manager to help advance this mission.

The professional that we are looking for has a unique combinations of skills: You have a strong, outgoing, creative bent along with an expert facility with information technology. You might have an analytical background but currently work on things that draw more heavily on your right-brain; or you might be a designer whose work / training has included web servers, network infrastructure and management of information infrastructures. You will have a portfolio of multimedia work on the web that demonstrates your creative endeavors, a fluency related to digital multimedia, and be driven to create the highest quality websites possible; you will also be able to solve IT problems, serve as liaison to UMN OIT, and supervise technical staff.

The Institute on the Environment is entering a period of growth and innovation. We will be expanding our online content offerings to include a broad array of video and other interactive multimedia offerings including the possibility of online courses and online community building. The Digital Content and IT Manager will be an important member of our strategy and implementation teams.

To apply for this position, please visit the University of Minnesota employment website and search for requisition #179152.

Student Unions & Activities has a Marketing Manager position available, job code (8445) Communications Specialist. This position is responsible for providing marketing direction and implementation to several operations operated by the Student Unions & Activities (SUA) which consists of Coffman Memorial Union, the St. Paul Student Center, and our services on the West Bank. The marketing manager reports to the Assistant Director of Marketing and is one of 4 marketing staff which serves the SUA department.

If you know someone who may be interested, please share the posting details and application link: SUA Marketing Manager. The University Job Requisition is #179180.

All collegiate students are invited to submit works of art addressing the theme, A Life, Still, for inclusion in a juried exhibition at the North Carolina Museum of Art.

This will coincide with the Visual Feast: Masterpieces of Still Life from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston exhibition running from October 21, 2012 through January 13, 2013.

Submit for consideration: original works of art less than 2" deep, ready to hang. All media are welcome and encouraged.

Digital Entries will be accepted through August 31, 2012. A complete prospectus is available on their website.

No entry fee is required!

Minneapolis College of Art and Design
art&education newsletter
June 20, 2012

Karen Wirth ('90 MFA, Dept of Art, UMN) has been appointment the Vice President of Academic Affairs at MCAD.


Wirth had been serving in the role as interim Vice President since July, when she returned to MCAD from a year-long sabbatical. She assumed the new position on June 1, 2012.

"Karen has been an academic leader in art and design for seventeen years, and we're thrilled that our nationwide search to fill this critical position found the best candidate for the job right here at MCAD," says Jay Coogan, president of the college. "Karen's skill in the classroom, her accomplishments as a working artist, and her national leadership in arts education, community collaboration, and curriculum design give her the depth and forward vision this institution needs to serve our students and to carry MCAD's mission of progressive art education to the next level."

Wirth has been a professor at MCAD since 2003, teaching across the curriculum as the college's Chair of Fine Arts. In 2010, Wirth took an academic leave to pursue leadership fellowships awarded by both the Bush Foundation and the American Council on Education to explore collaborative partnerships between academia and the community, as well as a one-year mentorship at Parsons The New School for Design in New York.

"Creating meaningful connections between artists and designers and the community has been one of Karen's guiding passions," Coogan says, noting that many of MCAD's students are at work on projects that Wirth helped to pioneer with community partners such as Best Buy, General Mills, and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Wirth holds an MFA in sculpture from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and a BFA in art education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and she has served in a range of arts education roles at institutions that include the Walker Art Center; the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC; and the Burren College of Art in Ballyvaughan, Ireland. Wirth began her academic administrative career in 1995, serving as the Chair of Fine Arts and Foundation at the College of Visual Arts in St. Paul, and later as the school's Dean of Academic Affairs.

An accomplished artist in her own right, Wirth's work has been exhibited at the Walker Art Center and the Smithsonian Institution, and her artist's books are held in public collections that include the Museum of Modern Art Library, the Getty Center, and Yale University. A contributor to such publications as the Journal of Artists' Books and Bound & Lettered, Wirth has also designed public architectural projects, including four Hiawatha light-rail transit stations and the Gail See Staircase at Open Book in Minneapolis.

As MCAD's chief academic officer, Wirth will be responsible for leading the curriculum design for programs that serve more than seven hundred students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in a wide variety of design, media, and fine arts disciplines, while leading recruiting and professional development efforts for MCAD's faculty. "I'm delighted to be serving in this role during such an exciting time in MCAD's history," Wirth says. "As an artist, I look forward to helping to carry on MCAD's long tradition of visual arts education. And as an educator, I see our faculty leading the way in new fields from entrepreneurship to multimedia design to online education."

About the Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Recognized nationally and internationally for its innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to visual arts education, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design is home to more than 700 students and offers bachelor of fine arts, bachelor of science, and graduate degrees.