News and events for alumni + friends of CIA
News and events for alumni + friends of CIA
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2019 BFA Celebration

CIA seniors pour themselves into their capstone projects: their bachelor of fine arts (BFA) exhibitions. Join us at 7pm Friday, May 10 for a closing celebration and for an opportunity to view the work. The announcement of CIA's Traveling Scholarships, which are awarded to six graduating students to pursue travel related to their work, will also be made that evening. The exhibitions will remain on view to the public on Saturday, May 11, from 10am to 5pm.

Mentoring opportunity

This May, CIA expects to graduate more than 120 students who will need mentors in their areas of study. Would you like to help? Please join the CIA mentoring network on College Central. By joining this database, you’ll enable students to strategically reach out to you for guidance on getting started in their professional lives. Sign up today!  

Summer intensive workshops

Spend a week in the studio for a Continuing Education summer intensive workshop. Choose from: Artists Books Inside & Out with Aimee Lee, Glassblowing Dynamics Through the Cane Lens with Matthew Urban, or Figurative Foundations in Glass with Carmen Lozar. Intensives will run June 3-7. Register online through Friday, May 17. 
Alumni News
George Nick '53 was featured in an article in The Columbus Dispatch. Read the article about Nick's art career here
Eddie Dominquez '81 has a show at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, New York. Eddie Dominquez: Garden of Eden, runs through July 28. 
Pamela Argentieri '87 and CIA faculty emeritus William Brouillard are participating in the exhibition Butter at The Museum of Dinnerware Design in Ann Arbor, Michigan with their collaborative piece "Machine Age Butter Dish with Butter Spreaders." The show runs through August 25.
Sara Hoover '04 opened a design studio and shop in Little Italy, Cleveland called Small Screen Studios. View her website for more information.
Karen Sandstrom '12 has an exhibition, Such Agreeable Friends, opening May 10 at Heights Arts in Cleveland Heights. It runs through June 23. 
Nikki Woods '12, Melinda Laszczynski '10, Erin Duhigg '11, and Zak Smoker '11 have work in No More Tears at 78th Street Studios.

Jobs and Other Artist Opportunities

  • Richardson Design is hiring a senior interior designer. Read the description and apply here
  • Orange Art Center (OAC) is looking for artists to submit exhibition proposals for a solo or group exhibition to be shown in fall 2019 at the OAC Gallery in Pepper Pike. The deadline to apply is May 30. Read more here

  • Micro Center is seeking a senior store visual planner. This postilion will be an integral part of their visual merchandising and store display team. Read more here.   
  • Whitney Museum of American Art is hiring an associate exhibition designer. Apply here
  • Sotheby's is seeking an associate cataloguer in curated contemporary art. Read more and apply here
And check out CIA’s College Central, with listings for freelance, internships, and part- and full-time work. And if you are interested in meeting with our Career Center, please schedule an appointment here.

Alumni Artwork

Pam Argentieri '87 (butter spreaders) and William Brouillard (butter dish)
"Machine Age Butter Dish with Butter Spreaders"
Tiny Shiny
Melinda Laszczynski '10
"Tiny Shiny"

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