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🥇🎉🎈Posted @withregram • @saic.maaap Congrats to Roberto Bedoya (MAAAP, 2005) for receiving the 2021 Berresford Prize. #r...
07/01/2021

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Posted @withregram • @saic.maaap Congrats to Roberto Bedoya (MAAAP, 2005) for receiving the 2021 Berresford Prize.
#repost @unitedstatesartists

Throughout his career, Bedoya has consistently supported artist-centered cultural practices and advocated for expanded definitions of inclusion and belonging in the cultural sector.

He is an outspoken advocate for diversifying the arts and redefining our relationships within art institutions and environments. His writing and organizing on the politics of space, place-keeping, and other vital ideas around “belonging” have generated change and ongoing conversation at a policy and institutional level.

Roberto Bedoya is currently the Cultural Affairs Manager of the City of Oakland, where he recently unveiled the city’s first cultural plan in 30 years.

Read more here: unitedstatesartists.org/prize/roberto-bedoya/

#robertobedoya #berresfordprize

Happy Birthday to Leroy Neiman, who would have been 100 years old! 🎉🎈Best known for his vibrant, stunningly energetic im...
06/08/2021

Happy Birthday to Leroy Neiman, who would have been 100 years old! 🎉🎈

Best known for his vibrant, stunningly energetic images of sporting events and leisure activities, LeRoy Neiman (1921–2012) attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) from 1946–50. After completing his SAIC studies, Neiman immediately became an instructor at the school, teaching classes on figure drawing and fashion illustration for a decade at SAIC and Ox-Bow, its affiliated school and artists' residency in Saugatuck, Michigan. His involvement in the SAIC community continued as his professional career took off. He did freelance fashion illustration for the Carson Pirie Scott department store in the early 1950s and began working with Pl***oy magazine in 1953, contributing regularly to the "Man at His Leisure" feature. Neiman cultivated an amazing entrepreneurial spirit, exercising creativity in his professional practices and relationships as well as his art.

In 2005, Neiman donated $3 million to SAIC's scholarship fund to increase support for both need-based and merit scholarships. Following that gift, he also taught master classes for talented Chicago high school students selected through SAIC's Early College Program. Those classes were held both on the SAIC campus and across the city at the Hawthorne Race Track, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Windy City Boxing Gym, and other locations. In 2010, the LeRoy Neiman Foundation donated an additional $1 million to support scholarships at Ox-Bow.

In May of 2011, Neiman and his wife Janet Byrne Neiman, who also studied at SAIC, donated $5 million to fund the construction of a community campus center for SAIC students, faculty, staff, and alumni. The 17,800-sq. foot LeRoy Neiman Center opened less than a year later, on May 7. Today, the largest mural ever created by the artist—Summertime on the Indiana Dunes, a 56-foot-wide, 448-square-foot piece co-signed by the artist's wife and completed in 1965—hangs in the lobby outside the center.

Happy Birthday to Leroy Neiman, who would have been 100 years old! 🎉🎈

Best known for his vibrant, stunningly energetic images of sporting events and leisure activities, LeRoy Neiman (1921–2012) attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) from 1946–50. After completing his SAIC studies, Neiman immediately became an instructor at the school, teaching classes on figure drawing and fashion illustration for a decade at SAIC and Ox-Bow, its affiliated school and artists' residency in Saugatuck, Michigan. His involvement in the SAIC community continued as his professional career took off. He did freelance fashion illustration for the Carson Pirie Scott department store in the early 1950s and began working with Pl***oy magazine in 1953, contributing regularly to the "Man at His Leisure" feature. Neiman cultivated an amazing entrepreneurial spirit, exercising creativity in his professional practices and relationships as well as his art.

In 2005, Neiman donated $3 million to SAIC's scholarship fund to increase support for both need-based and merit scholarships. Following that gift, he also taught master classes for talented Chicago high school students selected through SAIC's Early College Program. Those classes were held both on the SAIC campus and across the city at the Hawthorne Race Track, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Windy City Boxing Gym, and other locations. In 2010, the LeRoy Neiman Foundation donated an additional $1 million to support scholarships at Ox-Bow.

In May of 2011, Neiman and his wife Janet Byrne Neiman, who also studied at SAIC, donated $5 million to fund the construction of a community campus center for SAIC students, faculty, staff, and alumni. The 17,800-sq. foot LeRoy Neiman Center opened less than a year later, on May 7. Today, the largest mural ever created by the artist—Summertime on the Indiana Dunes, a 56-foot-wide, 448-square-foot piece co-signed by the artist's wife and completed in 1965—hangs in the lobby outside the center.

It was recently announced that @mcachicago has organized the first ever retrospective of the work of Stephanie and Bill ...
06/03/2021

It was recently announced that @mcachicago has organized the first ever retrospective of the work of Stephanie and Bill Sick Professor of Fashion, Body and Garment Nick Cave. "Nick Cave: Forothermore" will run at the MCA from May 14 to October 2, 2022 and we cannot wait!! Check the link in our bio to read more 👀

It was recently announced that @mcachicago has organized the first ever retrospective of the work of Stephanie and Bill Sick Professor of Fashion, Body and Garment Nick Cave. "Nick Cave: Forothermore" will run at the MCA from May 14 to October 2, 2022 and we cannot wait!! Check the link in our bio to read more 👀

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06/01/2021

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Congratulations to Allison Glenn (MA 2012)! ✨🎉Posted @withregram • @camhouston Please join us in welcoming Allison Glenn...
05/25/2021

Congratulations to Allison Glenn (MA 2012)! ✨🎉
Posted @withregram • @camhouston Please join us in welcoming Allison Glenn to CAMH as the Museum's new Senior Curator and Director of Public Art.⁠

Allison Glenn's appointment represents a watershed moment for the Museum at a time CAMH is moving swiftly beyond the walls to truly engage civic life in Houston's communities. In her new role, Glenn will provide senior leadership for CAMH's curatorial team, encompassing exhibitions, public projects, and artist-driven initiatives in the public realm. Glenn will assume the role last held by Valerie Cassel Oliver (@casseloliver) over a legendary 16-year tenure (2001–2017) on August 1, 2021.⁠

Glenn received substantial critical and community praise for her recent curatorial work in the groundbreaking exhibition at the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky titled Promise, Witness, Remembrance. The exhibition reflects on the life of Breonna Taylor, her killing in 2020, and the year of protests that followed—in Louisville and around the world—exploring the dualities between a personal, local story and the nation’s reflection on the promise, witness, and remembrance of too many Black lives lost to police brutality and murder.⁠

Visit the link in our profile to read the full press release.

Image:
Photo by Rana Young (@rana.young).

Congratulations to Allison Glenn (MA 2012)! ✨🎉
Posted @withregram • @camhouston Please join us in welcoming Allison Glenn to CAMH as the Museum's new Senior Curator and Director of Public Art.⁠

Allison Glenn's appointment represents a watershed moment for the Museum at a time CAMH is moving swiftly beyond the walls to truly engage civic life in Houston's communities. In her new role, Glenn will provide senior leadership for CAMH's curatorial team, encompassing exhibitions, public projects, and artist-driven initiatives in the public realm. Glenn will assume the role last held by Valerie Cassel Oliver (@casseloliver) over a legendary 16-year tenure (2001–2017) on August 1, 2021.⁠

Glenn received substantial critical and community praise for her recent curatorial work in the groundbreaking exhibition at the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky titled Promise, Witness, Remembrance. The exhibition reflects on the life of Breonna Taylor, her killing in 2020, and the year of protests that followed—in Louisville and around the world—exploring the dualities between a personal, local story and the nation’s reflection on the promise, witness, and remembrance of too many Black lives lost to police brutality and murder.⁠

Visit the link in our profile to read the full press release.

Image:
Photo by Rana Young (@rana.young).

To all of our 2021 alumni, we would like to say: WELCOME! We are so excited to be joined by a new class of makers and cr...
05/20/2021

To all of our 2021 alumni, we would like to say: WELCOME! We are so excited to be joined by a new class of makers and creatives ⚡️ To learn more about SAIC alumni benefits, including access to campus facilities, Museum discounts, and joining our regional alumni groups, check https://www.saic.edu/alumni/resources

To all of our 2021 alumni, we would like to say: WELCOME! We are so excited to be joined by a new class of makers and creatives ⚡️ To learn more about SAIC alumni benefits, including access to campus facilities, Museum discounts, and joining our regional alumni groups, check https://www.saic.edu/alumni/resources

Posted @withregram • @saicpics Join SAIC for the first of three dialogues on building an anti-racist art ecosystem. This...
04/21/2021

Posted @withregram • @saicpics Join SAIC for the first of three dialogues on building an anti-racist art ecosystem. This first event will focus on SAIC’s home: Chicago. A panel of some of the city’s art and design leaders will discuss the impact of segregation; bright spots in anti-racist work that can serve as guiding lights; and how we can work together to remove barriers to entry for those who are Black, Indigenous, or people of color. 

Visit the link in our bio to register.

Posted @withregram • @saicpics Join SAIC for the first of three dialogues on building an anti-racist art ecosystem. This first event will focus on SAIC’s home: Chicago. A panel of some of the city’s art and design leaders will discuss the impact of segregation; bright spots in anti-racist work that can serve as guiding lights; and how we can work together to remove barriers to entry for those who are Black, Indigenous, or people of color. 

Visit the link in our bio to register.

TODAY at 12:00 p.m. CTRegister here: https://bit.ly/3efsDFHThis free workshop will explore best practices for launching,...
04/20/2021

TODAY at 12:00 p.m. CT
Register here: https://bit.ly/3efsDFH

This free workshop will explore best practices for launching, promoting, and monetizing your creative brand through social media. Focusing on Instagram, Jones will share insights on how to build your online presence, gain and engage followers, and grow your creative business, as well as the following tips:
*Finding your place in the Instagram creative community
*Using different Instagram experiences, from Stories to Profile to Shopping
*Starting a business account and managing your audiences

About Chris Jones (BFA 1991)
Chris Jones has spent the last 25 years at the intersection of technology and creativity and is currently a director of Facebook’s Creative Shop. His team works across Facebook’s apps including Instagram, Facebook, and WhatsApp to continually learn and understand how creativity can foster meaningful connections between people and businesses. His team has been responsible for driving the adoption of platforms including Instagram’s Stories and Facebook’s advertising platform.

TODAY at 12:00 p.m. CT
Register here: https://bit.ly/3efsDFH

This free workshop will explore best practices for launching, promoting, and monetizing your creative brand through social media. Focusing on Instagram, Jones will share insights on how to build your online presence, gain and engage followers, and grow your creative business, as well as the following tips:
*Finding your place in the Instagram creative community
*Using different Instagram experiences, from Stories to Profile to Shopping
*Starting a business account and managing your audiences

About Chris Jones (BFA 1991)
Chris Jones has spent the last 25 years at the intersection of technology and creativity and is currently a director of Facebook’s Creative Shop. His team works across Facebook’s apps including Instagram, Facebook, and WhatsApp to continually learn and understand how creativity can foster meaningful connections between people and businesses. His team has been responsible for driving the adoption of platforms including Instagram’s Stories and Facebook’s advertising platform.

JOIN US APRIL 13TH, LINK IN BIO!It’s New York City vs. Los Angeles in this lively debate over the differences, challenge...
03/31/2021

JOIN US APRIL 13TH, LINK IN BIO!
It’s New York City vs. Los Angeles in this lively debate over the differences, challenges, and merits of the art scenes of the coasts. You’re invited to jump in the ring with a powerhouse panel of School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) alums and faculty— refereed by Chicago-based alum Cortney Lederer (Dual MA 2009, SAIC Faculty)—for a friendly “smackdown” between the cities.

🔴 In the Red Corner 🔴 NYC representatives Ruba Katrib (BA 2004) and Dannielle Tegeder (MFA 1997)
🔷 In the Blue Corner 🔷 LA representatives Kori Newkirk (BFA 1993) and Hamza Walker (SAIC Faculty)

✨ Moderated by Cortney Lederer (Dual MA 2009) ✨

After graduating from SAIC, many alums head to New York or Los Angeles to launch their careers in the art world. Though their paths may be focused on an array of disciplines like making, curatorial practice, arts administration, or entrepreneurial endeavors, they all bring their Chicago-made style to the unique art worlds of each city.

JOIN US APRIL 13TH, LINK IN BIO!
It’s New York City vs. Los Angeles in this lively debate over the differences, challenges, and merits of the art scenes of the coasts. You’re invited to jump in the ring with a powerhouse panel of School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) alums and faculty— refereed by Chicago-based alum Cortney Lederer (Dual MA 2009, SAIC Faculty)—for a friendly “smackdown” between the cities.

🔴 In the Red Corner 🔴 NYC representatives Ruba Katrib (BA 2004) and Dannielle Tegeder (MFA 1997)
🔷 In the Blue Corner 🔷 LA representatives Kori Newkirk (BFA 1993) and Hamza Walker (SAIC Faculty)

✨ Moderated by Cortney Lederer (Dual MA 2009) ✨

After graduating from SAIC, many alums head to New York or Los Angeles to launch their careers in the art world. Though their paths may be focused on an array of disciplines like making, curatorial practice, arts administration, or entrepreneurial endeavors, they all bring their Chicago-made style to the unique art worlds of each city.

From the bottom of our hearts, we want to thank the SAIC community—our alums, staff, faculty, parents, and friends—for y...
03/04/2021

From the bottom of our hearts, we want to thank the SAIC community—our alums, staff, faculty, parents, and friends—for your generosity on our first #SAICGivingDay. Your support reminded us that when we come together as a community, anything is possible.

Together, we rose to every challenge, raising an awe-inspiring $190,630 from 386 individuals in just one day.

Thank you to all who chose to make a difference in the lives of SAIC’s students. We hope Giving Day 2021 establishes a tradition of expanding access and opportunities for artists, designers, and scholars for years to come.

From the bottom of our hearts, we want to thank the SAIC community—our alums, staff, faculty, parents, and friends—for your generosity on our first #SAICGivingDay. Your support reminded us that when we come together as a community, anything is possible.

Together, we rose to every challenge, raising an awe-inspiring $190,630 from 386 individuals in just one day.

Thank you to all who chose to make a difference in the lives of SAIC’s students. We hope Giving Day 2021 establishes a tradition of expanding access and opportunities for artists, designers, and scholars for years to come.

03/03/2021
#SAICGivingDay

🎉🎉🎉It’s finally here! Today’s the day to make a big impact on future generations of art and design students—it’s #SAICGivingDay at SAIC!

Don’t forget—all gifts will be matched dollar-for-dollar if we reach today’s $10,000 goal! Gifts of any size, to any fund count toward the goal, so even a small amount can make a huge difference. In addition,all Giving Day participants will be mailed a “No Art Making in the Restrooms” magnet!

Follow our progress-to-goal on our 2021 Giving Day campaign site and join in on the fun! Thank you in advance for helping ensure all students can have access to an art and design education at SAIC. Link is in our bio 👀

⚠️ #SAICGivingDay Update ⚠️So far, 135 individuals have participated, which means we only need 65 more to triple our ini...
03/03/2021

⚠️ #SAICGivingDay Update ⚠️
So far, 135 individuals have participated, which means we only need 65 more to triple our initial goal. It’s our participation that counts: any gift—five dollars, ten dollars, any level—will help unlock that additional $10,000 for students. The link is in our bio to donate and get a "No Art Making in the Restrooms" Magnet! 🧲🧲

⚠️ #SAICGivingDay Update ⚠️
So far, 135 individuals have participated, which means we only need 65 more to triple our initial goal. It’s our participation that counts: any gift—five dollars, ten dollars, any level—will help unlock that additional $10,000 for students. The link is in our bio to donate and get a "No Art Making in the Restrooms" Magnet! 🧲🧲

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🎤Just Now: Check out SAIC's spring Visiting Artists Program lineup of guest lecturers! This upcoming season will feature some of the most compelling practitioners and thinkers working today; Elmgreen & Dragset, Bouchra Khalili, Emory Douglas, Aaron Williamson, Rodney McMillian (Post-Bac 2000), Newton Harrison and Martha Rosler. All of our spring events will be free and open to the public! saic.edu/vap