News and events for alumni + friends of CIA
News and events for alumni + friends of CIA
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2020 Alumni Exhibition

It is with great excitement that CIA's Alumni Council announces the 2020 Alumni Exhibition. The show will run July 10 through August 14 in Reinberger Gallery at CIA. Submissions will be accepted March 1 through April 1, and all alumni are encouraged to apply. This year's exhibition committee consists of Lesyle Arian '76Mary Urbas '80Steven Mastroianni '88Deborah Pinter '88Teresa Carlisle '06, and Kimberly Chapman '17. More details about the exhibition to come! 

2020 Career Fair: February 4

Alumni and graduating seniors from all majors can come and meet employers with full-time, part-time, freelance, and internship opportunities at the Spring 2020 Career Fair. The fair takes place 4-6pm on February 4 at CIA. If you are an employer with an opportunity and interested in attending the fair, please click here. If you are a CIA graduate who would like to attend this event as a job seeker, you can register here.

CIA Annual Report

The Cleveland Institute of Art's 2018-19 annual report is now available! We hope you'll check it out and enjoy revisiting our very successful year at CIA.

Summer Teacher Residency

Calling all art teachers! Through our Summer Teacher Residency, CIA brings together a diverse group of dedicated professionals for an unforgettable time of creativity and collegiality. You'll join a select group of art educators from across the country as you create a new body of studio work, and reinvigorate your teaching practice. Applications are open through March 1. Click here to learn more.

Connect the teen artist in your life to Pre-College

Who is the rising high school sophomore, junior, or senior in your life looking to explore new media, sharpen their art and design skills, and build a portfolio? CIA’s Pre-College program is an opportunity for high school students to live on CIA’s campus and experience life as an art student for two or four weeks. They’ll spend dedicated hours focusing on the subject of their choice, taught by accomplished faculty, while they earn college credit. Priority deadline applications are due February 15. Click here to learn more.   

Schreckengost award call for nominations

The Schreckengost Teaching Award Committee invites alumni, board members, faculty, staff and friends of CIA to nominate candidates for the 2020 Viktor Schreckengost Teaching Award. This award is presented to a current or former CIA faculty member in recognition of teaching excellence at the College over a period of at least 10 years.

Nominations should be accompanied by a brief rationale and/or testimonial in support of the nominee, describing his/her critical effect on the nominator’s professional life or on the lives of the students in their charge. Please note: Nominations from previous years are considered each year. Please fill out this nomination form or forward your nomination letter to Erin Duhigg, Office of Academic Affairs, by February 20.

Alumni discount on Continuing Education classes

Sign up for one of our Continuing Education classes and receive a 10 percent alumni discount. Registration for spring classes is now open through January 17! Contact with questions.
Alumni News
David Rankin ’67 has work in In the Audubon Tradition, a show that celebrates the 200th anniversary of the Cincinnati Museum of Natural History & Science through the work of 80 wildlife artists. The show is on view at the Cincinnati Museum Center through January 5.
Susan Weir-Ancker '85 will have work on view in Flights of Fancy: Exploits of Winged Scholars, a solo exhibition of her ceramic sculptures and drawings at the Malkerson Gallery 408 in Carrizozo, New Mexico. 
Kevin Geiger '89 has been speaking on “Preparing for the Future of Animation” at the Beijing Film Academy and the Taipei National University of the Arts among other venues.
Ashley Gerst '07 is one of the co-leaders for the New York chapter of Women in Animation.
Shoko Yamamura '08 has been selected as a resident artist for the Chishima Foundation for Creative Osaka and Villa Kujoyama's 2020 Residence Program in Paris. She will be staying at Cité internationale des arts from January to April to implement a research project dealing with unwanted garments from people she meets in Paris.
Kimberly Chapman '17 will have work on view in a solo exhibition, hush, at the McDonough Museum of Art at Youngstown State University. The show explores issues including silencing women, school shootings, domestic violence, and the refugee crisis. It is on view from January 24 to March 7.
Julia Maddalina '18 won 4th place in the Non-Commissioned Portrait category of the Portrait Society of America's 2019 Members Only Competition.
Leah Trznadel '19 will show photography work along with Emily Flory '19 and Carolina Kane '19 in {artifact} at the Ann and Norman Roulet Student + Alumni Gallery at CIA from January 17 to February 14. 

Jobs and Other Artist Opportunities

  • Case Western Reserve University is seeking a creative and content design manager to produce content for the Center for Clinical Investigation’s community health programs and its audiences. 

  • The Foundation for Contemporary Arts offers emergency grants between $200 and $2,500 for visual and performing artists. The applications are reviewed once a month, so artists can quickly take advantage of momentum or solve any budget errors for sudden projects or opportunities. Learn more.

  • Franconia Sculpture Park is seeking applicants for its 2020 fellowship artist residency program. Artists working is sculpture, installation, land art, social practice and performance are welcome to apply for residencies by January 15.  

  • The City of North Olmsted is requesting qualifications from artists or teams of artists interested in producing public art for a pocket park along Butternut Ridge Road near Canterbury Road. The deadline is Friday, January 17, 2020. Read more here.

  • BaubleBar is looking for applicants to fill jewelry designer and associate jewelry designer positions. 

  • General Motors is seeking a senior digital sculptor to develop high-quality surfaces for digital models.

  • Mark Reigelman is seeking a part-time studio/design assistant. The ideal candidate will be based in Brooklyn, New York and have experience with 3D modeling, technical drawing, and prototyping. Read more about the position.

And check out CIA’s College Central for freelance, internship, and part- and full-time listings. If you are interested in meeting with our Career Center, please schedule an appointment.

Alumni Artwork

Kimberly Chapman '17
"Penelope Pig"
Julia Maddalina '18
"Enjoy the Precious Present"

Important Events

  • 12/6-1/10: Antiquity Now, Ann and Norman Roulet Student + Alumni Gallery
  • 1/21-1/31: 2020 Scholastic Art + Writing Exhibition, Reinberger Gallery
  • 2/14-3/15: 74th Student Independent Exhibition, Reinberger Gallery
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