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2014 Tufts University/SMFA Art Education Festival , April 22–25

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
The annual Art Education Festival celebrates work created by PK-12 school students under the guidance of SMFA/Tufts MAT Art Education students, who have spent the last year student teaching in public school classrooms across Massachusetts. The festival celebrates the hard work of these student art educators during the past year and explores the important role of visual culture in schools and what it means to be an emerging art teacher today.

Alumni Exhibitions at the MFA: "Evelyn Rydz: Forever Yours"

Monday, April 14, 2014
2012 Traveling Fellow Evelyn Rydz (MFA '05) debuts her solo presentation at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, April 19–September 14, 2014. Rydz explores America's coastlines, photographing the manufactured remnants of modern life that wash up on the shoreline.

SMFA Student Exhibition at the MFA's Hunt Library

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
The MFA's William Morris Hunt Memorial Library regularly collaborates with SMFA students and faculty to showcase student work. SMFA's 19th collaboration with the Library is an exhibition titled "ALTERED," which features work by students from the Graphic Arts course Remade, Recycled, Reconfigured: Collage in the 21st Century. The exhibition will be on view April 2–24, 2014 with a reception on April 3 5–7 pm. Visit the library Monday–Friday, 1–5 pm.

2014–15 Springborn Fellowships Announced

Monday, March 24, 2014
SMFA is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014–15 Springborn Fellowships: Jesus Miramontes and Sophia Lucia Rose. Dr. Robert and Carolyn Springborn (BFA '76) have generously established a scholarship program to support students who have proven themselves to be excellent and highly motivated artists.

Students Curate Students: "The Things We Carry - Objects in America"

Saturday, March 8, 2014
Students Curate Students is an opportunity for SMFA students to submit curatorial proposals to the School's exhibitions team, who then selects one for a presentation at the Museum of Fine Arts. The 2014 exhibition, "Students Curate Students: The Things We Carry - Objects in America," will be on view March 8–August 17, 2014.

Gonzalo Fuenmayor Chosen for Solo Traveling Fellows Exhibition

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
SMFA's Traveling Fellowship program was created shortly after the School's founding in 1876 to encourage post-graduate travel and independent work for select SMFA artists. Ten artists were awarded Traveling Fellowships in 2013. In September 2013, Miami-based artist Gonzalo Fuenmayor (MFA '04) was selected from this group of 10 by the Fellowship review committee for a solo presentation at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) in the spring of 2015.

SMFA Alumni in New American Paintings

Saturday, February 15, 2014
Congratulations to alumni Megan Herwig (MFA 2013), Joo Lee Kang (MFA 2011), (Neerja Kothari) MFA 2013, Vanessa A. Michalek (MFA 2013), Cobi Moules (MFA 2010), and Daniela Rivera (MFA 2006), who were juried into the New American Paintings, Northeast Issue #110.

SMFA Artists Named 2014 MCC Fellows

Friday, January 31, 2014
The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) has announced its 2014 MCC Artist Fellowship awards in Drawing, Poetry, and Traditional Arts. Congratulations to SMFA faculty member Michelle Samour and alumna Ria Brodell (MFA '06) who are two of the 15 fellows. Alumni Thad Beal (Dip '89) and Barry Freedland (MFA '94) were named as finalists. In May 2014, MCC will announce the awards in Choreography, Fiction/Creative Nonfiction, and Painting.

2014 Traveling Fellows Announced

Sunday, September 1, 2013
Since 1894, the SMFA Traveling Fellowships have provided support to launch individual careers through independent work, travel, and exhibition opportunities. From a pool of almost 100 applicants, 10 alumni have been selected as 2014 Fellows. They will have approximately one year to use their funds for travel and research before one artist is selected for a solo presentation at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 2016.