Art&Design Annual Student Exhibition / Open Studios

SATURDAY April 27, 2013

1-5pm  Open Studio 2013 

UMD's Department of Art & Design opens it's doors to the public to view student work and facilities from 1pm-5pm on Saturday April 27. The Open Studio event includes classroom tours, demonstrations, hands-on activities, live music, and showcases of graphic design and visual art. The open studios are located in Anderson Hall and Humanities Buildings at 1201 Ordean Court on the UMD campus. This is a great opportunity for future students, artists, and alumni to come see what's happening in Art & Design at UMD. 

6-8pm Annual Student Exhibition Reception in Tweed Museum of Art

After touring the Art & Design Open Studios during the afternoon, please join us in the Tweed Museum for the Annual Student Exhibition Opening Reception from 6-8pm. Awards Ceremony at 6:30pm! The exhibition reception will feature live music and refreshments and is also free and open to the public. 

Art & Design's Annual Student Exhibition features creative work across a range of media, including animation, ceramics, digital art, drawing, graphic design, interactive design, motion graphics, packaging design, painting, photography, printmaking, robotics, sculpture and video. The plurality of media and aesthetic approaches represented reflects the diversity of the department's students and faculty. This year's show was juried by Anne Dugan, Curator at the Duluth Art Institute, and Jenna Akre, a Minneapolis-based art director/designer and a 2005 UMD graduate. The exhibition runs April 9 - May 12, 2013 in the Tweed Museum of Art at University of Minnesota Duluth. 

Link to Facebook event / 2013 Annual Student Exhibition Reception

Erik Loyer > Visiting Artist Lecture March 5, 2013

Erik Loyer will be a visiting artist on UMD campus on TUESDAY...
His Lecture is OPEN to the PUBLIC Tuesday March 5th at 6pm in Montague Hall

Erik Loyer is a media artist and creative director working at the intersection of interactivity, story, music and animation. As a digital media artist he often works in collaboration on creative projects that use emerging media such as iPads and game systems for innovative digital narratives and interactive poetic works... like STRANGE RAIN:
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His work has been exhibited online and internationally at venues including Artport at the Whitney Museum of American Art; the Digital Gallery at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Prix Ars Electronica; Transmediale; and IndieCade. Loyer's award-winning website The Lair of the Marrow Monkey was one of the first to be added to the permanent collection of a major art museum, and his serialized web narrative Chroma went on to win the Best Digital Creation award at the Montreal International Festival of New Cinema and New Media. 
As Creative Director for the experimental digital humanities journal Vectors, Loyer has designed over a dozen interactive essays in collaboration with numerous scholars including the Webby-honored documentary Public Secrets, and his commercial portfolio includes Clio and One Show Gold Award-winning work for Vodafone, as well as projects for BMW, Sony, and NASA. 
He is the founder of interactive design studio Song New Creative, and develops story-driven interactive entertainment under the Opertoon label, including most recently a critically-acclaimed iPhone application entitled Ruben & Lullaby. A recipient of a Rockefeller Film/Video/Multimedia Fellowship, Loyer has a B.A. in Cinema/Television Production from the University of Southern California.

View his work here:
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Open Studio April 16th!

Hello fellow art students,
As some of you may have already heard the buzz about an "Open Studio" event which is in the works, I wanted to give you a special invite to take part in this great opportunity. Your fellow Art and Design students are putting together an "Open Studio" (like an open house) that will allow the public and other students the opportunity to see our amazing artwork and the studios we produce it in! All art majors are welcome to participate! The studios and organizations that are participating include Art Education, Art History Symposium, Photography, Digital Design, Ceramics, Sculpture, Painting/Drawing/Printmaking, Digital Arts and SDO (Student Design Organization). This event also gives us fellow Art and Design students the opportunity to see what the other area's are doing since we are spread over campus.

"Open Studio" will be held coincidentally during the local Galley Hop, which gives this event great potential. The Tweed Art Museum on campus is part of this "hop" and there will be a trolley service that will bring art enthusiasts from the downtown galleries to our very own campus. As a bonus the Annual Student Exhibition will be held later the same night. The open studio can also be seen as another opportunity to present any artwork that is not a part of the Student Exhibition.

Here are the dates and times:

"Open Studio" Saturday April 16th 11:00am-5:00pm
Reception for Student Exhibition April 16th 6:00pm-8:00pm

There will be more information to follow that can be found on our handy Face book page:

Looking forward to working with all of you!

Nora Sandstrom

Student Representative

Student Exhibition Committee

Link to enter the Annual Student Exhibition - Feb 28-Mar 4 ONLY

The link is live for entering the Annual Student Exhibition 2011.

You may enter anytime between Monday Feb 28 and midnight Friday March 4.

Consult the examples at the link below for clarification on titling your entry form, jpeg, and mov files:

Use the same link to download the Call for Entries and a blank Entry Form. When your files are ready,

Once the page opens, click on the blue upload icon (example below) to upload your entry form and jpeg/mov files.

Look for confirmation of successful upload:
--> The document, smith012_entry2_PancakeIce.jpg, was successfully uploaded to directory, Dropbox.

Even after you upload your files successfully, it will still read "This directory is empty" but fear not, the jurors can see your work.


Please complete the A&D 2011 ASE Entry Form.pdf using the latest version of Adobe Reader ( Click "Highlight Fields" in the upper right to be sure you've filled in all fields, including the required consent form in the lower left. You must rename and save the file like this example:

smith012.pdf (your email ID.pdf)

Please submit high quality photos that are acceptable for viewing online.
Two-dimensional (2D): students may only submit 1 view per work.
Three-dimensional (3D): students may submit 2 views per work. 
Time based work (video, sound, etc...): students may submit up to 4 minutes per entry. The final work may be longer, but only short samples or previews will be accepted for review.

Image Size: 72 dpi images with maximum vertical and/or horizontal dimension of 1024 pixels.

Image File Size: cannot exceed 1.2 MB for each image and 10 MB for each time based work.

Image Quality: When preparing your image, please use little or no compression and when saving as a jpg, use Baseline standard. If you need to reduce the file size, it is better to make the image size smaller than to add compression. Time based work should use appropriate QuickTime compression.

Image Format: You may submit your artwork in jpg and/or mov format. File Names: Please name your files like these examples:

smith012_entry1_title.jpg (email ID, entry #, title of your artwork, .jpg for any jpg file)
or: (email ID, entry #, title of work, .mov for any movie file)

Read the Call for Entries and the separate Entry Form carefully. Consult the examples. If you still have questions, contact Ryuta or Steve

Duluth Audobon Society hiring for website help

The Duluth Audubon Society is looking for a web designer with experience in the Wordpress (or a similar) platform to help us redo our website ( In addition to moving our current content to Wordpress and making the site more visually appealing, we would also like to add several pages to expand the educational content of the site (which will be written by Audubon members).  This is a paid position; please send bids, along with links to or screen shots of your previous work to Ruth Henriquez at  Thank you!

Annual Student Exhibition: Call for Entries and Entry Form

We invite you to enter UMD Art & Design's 2011 Annual Student Exhibition. This year we have two excellent jurors, Chad Albers for Design and Theresa Downing for Studio, and the initial submission and jurying will be online February 28 - March 4 via digital entry form, photos, and movies. As always it's an excellent chance to show off your best graphic design and studio art work while competing for thousands of dollars in awards.

Open to all students who have had an art or design class Spring or Fall 2010, or Spring 2011, regardless of major.

Find the calendar, procedures, all the details and your entry form in the two pdfs below:

Download the latest version of Adobe Reader here:

Get busy documenting your work! We're eager to see your submissions.

--Steve Bardolph

Note from Jim Klueg:

A&D majors and minors,

I just want to send my extra encouragement for you to submit your best work for this year's show. The show committee's worked really hard to make the process as easy (and inexpensive) as possible. 

Big improvement: online application means you don't have to drop off and pick up declined work and no 2-D work has to be framed until you know you're accepted. Also, you'll all be able to vote the first week the show's up for a Student Choice Award.

As you may remember from my previous email, this April 25-26 our department will be reviewed by a team from NASAD, the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. A significant part of how they'll rate us has to do with the quality of the work you do. We know you make some great stuff, but they won't unless you submit! It's especially huge to show up this time.

They'll also be an opportunity for you to meet with the team during their visit, and I'll send that out later. So send those files, shoot that work and let's make this year's show as good as we really are!


Job Fair at UWS February 16th

Head of the Lakes Spring Job Fair

February 16, 2011
Yellowjacket Union Great Room

The Head of the Lakes Fall Job Fair is a general job and internship fair offered to students and recent alumni of all majors from the University of Minnesota Duluth, the College of St Scholastica and the University of Wisconsin-Superior as well as community members. Attendees will be seniors and recent alumni seeking full-time employment and undergraduate students seeking internship/co-ops and summer positions.

***Note to Graphic Design students: Representatives from 50Below will be at the job fair--a creative company that hires many designers.

Show featuring David Moreira

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This is a gallery show for the hand screen printed poster art of David Moreira. It consists of the last two years promoting local/national bands and more. There should be food, drink, and music! Also, posters and art will be for sale.

January 22nd 6-10pm

Ochre Ghost Gallery
22 2nd Ave E

Show featuring Rob Kaiser-Schatzlein, Adam Rosenthal and Brent Erickson

SHOOT STUDIO DEMO : How to Photograph Artwork

SHOOT STUDIO DEMO : How to Photograph Your Artwork
Friday November 19
Time :  Noon - 3pm
Open to : Art + Design Students
Location : Art + Design Shoot Studio
Basement of Voss Kovach Hall, Room 25
MORE Shoot Studio INFO:

Photography faculty will be demonstrating best techniques for documenting your artwork. This info is crucial for professional portfolios in visual arts. All students will need to have quality digital photos of their artwork for entry into the Annual Student Exhibition this spring. Don't miss this Demo! 

Please sign up for Friday's Demo on the Art Department Office door.