LACDA 2014 International Juried Competition

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Enter our juried competition for digital art and photography. Entrants submit three JPEG files of original work. All styles of artwork and photography where digital processes of any kind were integral to the creation of the images are acceptable.

The selected winner receives 10 prints up to 44×60 inches on canvas or museum quality paper (approximately a $2,500-$3,000 value) to be shown in a solo exhibition in our main gallery September 11-October 4, 2014. The show will be widely promoted and will include a reception for the artist.

The artist’s reception will be the 10 year anniversary gala at our new expanded location in conjunction with the Downtown Art Walk which is attended by up to 20,000 gallery goers.

Ten second place winners will receive one print of their work up to 24×36 inches ($150-$200 in value) to be included in the exhibits opening in September.

Special consideration will be given to all entrants for inclusion in future shows at LACDA. Many entrants from past competitions have already been included in our exhibits.

Complete information

Deadline for entries: August 25, 2014
Winners Announced: September 1, 2014
Exhibit Dates: Sep 11-Oct 4, 2014

Artist’s Reception: Sept 11, 7-9pm
in conjunction with the Downtown Art Walk

The competition is international, open to all geographical locations. Registration fee is $35US (three images). Multiple entries permitted, additional $35 entry fee for each three images.

© 2014 Los Angeles Center For Digital Art 
All International Rights Reserved. 

Works of individual artists remain the intellectual property and are copyrighted by their respective authors. No unauthorized reproduction, all rights reserved.

Job Listing: The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Education Fellowship Opportunity !!!!

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Education Fellowship Opportunity

Title: Education Fellow

Department: Public Programs Supervisor: Senior Manager of Education
Programs and School Initiatives

Status: Paid Position/Part time (Fall)

Overview of position:

The Aldrich Education Fellow reports to and works closely with the Senior Manager of Education Programs and School Initiatives to research and implement strategies for engagement with area teachers and schools. The Education Fellow will also deliver projects and perform administrative tasks for the Director of Public Programs and Audience Engagement, involving support in connection with the organization of the
Museum’s diverse roster of public programs, events, and artist-driven panels and workshops.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

-Assisting in the research of school outreach, including initiating strategies for building school relationships.

-Assisting in generating resources and lesson plans that integrate visual thinking and learning and the Museum’s current and upcoming exhibitions with Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science.

-Providing support in the development of new ideas and web-based resources that can be applied to expand the learning experience for students and teachers within the Museum context.

-Other projects may be assigned, as needed. Collaboration with additional Museum staff, including those working on other youth, family, and
teen initiatives, as well as outside schools and community organizations, is expected.

-A Bachelor of Arts in art history, art education, museum education or related fields is required.
-Individuals must have experience working with students ages
K–12, conducting research, developing and implementing lesson plans integrating Common Core State Standards, and have an interest in museum education, student learning, and school-based programs.

How to Apply:

To apply for the Education Fellowship position, please email the following materials to
– A one-page personal statement describing your reasons for seeking an internship at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum and what you hope to gain from the experience.
– A current résumé/CV and writing sample.
– Contact information for two references

Danielle Ogden, Ed.M.
Senior Manager of Education Programs and School Initiatives

The Aldrich Contemporary Art
Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877
Tel 203.438.4519 x138

Art Around the Corner programs at the NGA!

This post is a little late but, it still would not hurt to check out some great opportunities at the NGA!

Program Assistant for Art Around the Corner
National Gallery of Art
The National Gallery of Art is currently looking to hire a part-time Program Assistant for the Art Around the Corner Multiple-Visit outreach programs for the 2014-2015 academic year. The Program Assistant will work closely alongside museum staff and part-time contractor Gallery Teachers, serving the Gallery’s education mission. Specifically, s/he will support programs by organizing, preparing, and maintaining art materials and tour props, assisting with setting-up and cleaning-up the studio spaces before and after art projects, interacting with students during art projects, and documenting programs through photography and written notes.

Art Around the Corner is a set of programs that partners the National Gallery of Art with D.C-area Title I elementary schools. In Art Around the Corner, students visit the National Gallery to engage in critical- and creative-thinking activities to make meaning from art, acquire art vocabulary in context, and create art in response to what they see. The program’s mission is to provide quality multiple-visit programs for students and teachers that deepen understanding of art, strengthen critical thinking, and broaden life experiences. For more information, please visit our website at
• Availability on all program dates:
o In Fall 2014, on Wednesdays and Thursdays, October 1, 2, 8, 9, 22, 23, November 5, 6, 19, 20, 21, December 3, 4, between 10:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, November 15, between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.;
o In Winter 2015, on Wednesdays and Thursdays, January 7, 8, 14, 15, 28, 29, February 11, 12, February 25, 26, from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, March 7, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Winter dates are subject to change.)
• Flexibility to work additional four to six hours per week during non-program weeks in September – March
• Availability to assist part-time with materials preparation and organization in August 2014, hours TBD
• Having a university degree or degree-in-progress in studio art, art education, museum education, or art history
• Knowledge of art history and educational pedagogy
• Effective workplace communication and collaboration skills
• Ability to move supply carts, set-up and clean-up art-making materials and studio spaces, and other light lifting; ability to work at a brisk pace, when needed, while attending accurately to detail

Send an e-mail of interest, along with a resume, to Julie Carmean at, by Monday, July 7, 2014. Interviews for select candidates will be held July 14-18, 2014, at which time references will be required.
Rate of Pay:
Part-time Program Assistants are paid $20 per hour.


Job Opening: Takoma Education Campus

Takoma Education Campus, a DC Public School serving preschool through eight grade is looking for a visual arts teacher for the 2014-2015 school year. We are looking for an art teacher to education students about basic art principles and techniques while encouraging creative expression. Must have experience in teaching a wide age range of students.

Please contact Lauren Eskovitz at .

Summer Professional Development At SECC!

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How many of you have experienced and witnessed the awesome classrooms at SECC ? They are great, right? Well this summer they are offering ” a unique professional development experience with its blend of museum and early childhood expertise.”


SEEC Summer Series

June / July / August
Register for all 3 workshops by June 16 and receive
an additional 15% discount!
Discount Code: SEECSUMMER14
Art as Process

Build your students’ receptive and expressive language through process based art making. Sessions model techniques for engaging children in talking about art and give you practical resources to take back to your classroom.

Date:     June 20, 2014

Time:     1:30 – 3:30 pm

Location:     National Museum of Natural History

Cost:      $30

Connections and Collections:

Engaging Young Minds in Math


Learn how to use a child’s natural inclination to sort, organize and classify to build science and math skills. Explore how collections can build a foundation for 21st century learning and encourage young minds to make connections to the world around them.

Date:     July 11, 2014

Time:    1:30 – 3:30 pm

Location:   National Museum of Natural History

Cost:     $30

Try, Try Again:

Supporting Positive Playground Experiences


Make the most out of playground time by encouraging experimentation, problem solving and cooperation. Discover new ways to expand how your students view the world while keeping them safe and thoughtful risk takers.

Date:     August 15, 2014

Time:     1:30 – 3:30

Location:     National Museum of Natural History

Cost:     $30

Register for all 3 workshops at a discounted rate:     $75

 Register for all 3 workshops by Monday, June 16 and receive an additional 15% off. Use Discount Code: SEECSUMMER14

 Interested in joining us but can’t get out of the classroom? SEEC offers these and other workshops to take place for 30 people at a location of your choice. For more information contact Betsy Bowers at

Planning PD for the 2014 – 2015  School Year?


In addition to SEEC’sSmithsonian based workshops, SEEC offers Professional Development experiences at a location of your choice. For more information, refer to the link:

SEEC PD  or contact

Betsy Bowers



Job Openings!

Hey Everyone!

Hope all you art educators are having a wonderful, restful, and creative summer break! Looking for a job? Interested in teaching at some of our local institutes of learning? This post will feature some of the recent openings available in the area! If you have any knowledge of any more openings or have anymore interest, you can email me at or I will post them up on our blog. Thanks!




Eastern High School 


Corcoran Jenna Lee is leaving her current position at Eastern High School and is switching to another school. The principal at this school would like to know if there are an Corcoran graduates who would be interested in possibly taking on her position for the next academic school year. If you have any interest and would like to know more information email me or Pam!

- Challenges with Behavior management, but  a great administration!


For more information also contact .



School Within a School 



Part Time Elementary Atelierista Opening


School Within School at Goding (SWS) is looking for a Studio Art Teacher/Atelierista for SY 2014/2015. This position is a contracted 22 hours per week hourly position. SWS is a District of Columbia Public Reggio-Inspired Elementary School. The position currently is not a DCPS position (i.e. no benefits.) This position is to work with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade children in small groups in the elementary Atelier, as well as “push-in” to a class of medically fragile children with support and resources. The Atelierista will also have weekly scheduled planning sessions with each grade-level team to develop connections/collaborations/relationships.

The right candidate embraces Reggio principles, joy, collaboration, project work, exploration, documentation, flexibility, the 100 Languages of Children, and community involvement. While the position currently does not require DCPS Art Certification, it is desirable to have or be eligible for certification.


Please email Marla McLean with a letter of interest and resume. ( All entries were to be in by May 28th, but it would not hurt to still submit!)


Marla McLean

art website
studio website
school website





Employer and Alumni Panel

Employer and Alumni Career Panel hosted by the Office of Career Services

Thursday May 1, 2014 at 5:30pm at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Frances and Armand Hammer Auditorium

Event is  free. RSVP here or via Facebook

The event will feature two panels, one comprised of employers and the other comprised of alumni. Employers will share common pitfalls and areas of advice for emerging professionals. The questions will focus around job searching and placement,  tips and valuable insight into your industry/company standards for employees Alumni will focus on their journey at the Corcoran and the time leading up to their current position. Give advice to current students about the job search process and professional culture for artists and designers.

Alumni Panelists Include:


Mihae Kim

BFA Graphic Design, 85’

Principal | Art Director, Gimga Group


Sarah Chamberlain

BFA Graphic Design 07’

Creative Director, e-commerce for Time Life


Nicole Dowd 12’

MA Exhibition Design

Gallery Manager, Hamiltonian Gallery


Idil Periard 10’

MA Art Education 10


Periard Art Consulting and Management LLC


Employer Panelists Include

Angie Goerner

Development Director

Hamiltonian Gallery


Pam Ho

‎Human Resources Manager

Anjali Lalani

Program Assistant, Education Outreach

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts


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