Information on the new GWU tuition payment plan:




         They need to call Alyce Kennedy at the Student Account Services (which is in Ashburn, VA) at 703 726-4295.  They have developed a plan to help manage this part of the transition for the fall term. 

         The student should set up my plan on line and it is very easy. Ms. Kennedy gives all the steps and calculates your payments after talking about how much you would pay monthly.  There is also a Student Accounts website ( as a resource but they should talk to Alyce.  She is the person handling the Corcoran students personally.


Here is a quick introduction into a job opening being offered by Meg Lynch  at Future Makers! 
My name is Meg Lynch and I manage programs for FutureMakers: a corps of coaches that are transforming in and out-of-school-time hands-on learning experiences for young makers between the ages of 6 and 15. We develop and support unique maker education residencies for exceptional coaches – makers who teach, and teachers who make. Our team members are educators, creators, designers, tinkerers, technologists, artists and craftspersons who design and facilitate rich experiences for young makers. 
We have recently partnered with two progressive language immersion charter schools in D.C. to present International Baccalaureate design track programming and are in the process of recruiting a full time and part time position. 


The Hirshhorn Museum is looking for Gallery Guides for an exciting internship opportunity this Fall that coincides with the opening of a new exhibition of the permanent collection!

What We Do
Gallery Guides engage our visitors in an open dialogue about art. This is a challenging and rewarding opportunity that invites interns to explore art alongside our visitors. The program begins with an intensive training session that focuses on exhibition content, touring and dialogue techniques. After training, Guides have gallery shifts that total 12 hours/week and a 3 hour office shift during which they will work with Hirshhorn staff to produce education materials. Guides work as a team to develop a thorough understanding of the visitor experience that will be valuable in any museum career.  They also have the opportunity to meet with a wide variety of staff to gain an understanding of the many functions that contribute to exhibition development as well as a greater knowledge of museum career trajectories.  


We encourage a diverse pool of applicants with backgrounds in studio arts, art education, art history, museum studies, philosophy, communications, and other related fields. Applicants should be curious and inquisitive, with a strong interest in learning about modern/contemporary art and art museums in general. 


Fall 2014

Program Dates: September 22 – January 16
Application Deadline: August 25, 2014 


Spring 2015

Program Dates: January 12 – June 1
Application Deadline: November 15


Summer 2015

Program Dates: May 18 – September 11
Application Deadline: March 15


How to Apply 
Email the following to with subject: LastName_IG (ex. Maruca_IG)

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Academic writing sample (5 – 15 pages)
  • 2 letters of recommendation (may be sent separately)


Hi Everyone! 
    Hope you all had a wonderful first day! Just in case you did not receive Pamela Lawton’s email regarding our email change, here is some helpful tips for you to set up your GWU email! 
Dear All–

With the GWU/NGA take-over the College—now Corcoran School of the Arts + Design—is undergoing massive transition.  I wanted to make you aware, that the Corcoran email will be going away in October.  Therefore all current students need to :

  1. Get a GWID (George Washington Identification) –
  2. Get a GW NetID (George Washington Net Identification) –
  3. Get a GWorld card at the Marvin Center to access the Gelman LIbrary.
  4. One and two above are needed to set up your GWU email

At this point we are uncertain as to what will happen with free email continuation for alumni—-Department Chairs are attempting to get an answer to this.

In the meantime this is my new email address:  Don’t forget to check our blog [] frequently and we do have a LinkedIn site [Corcoran MA Art Education Alumni].


Hope you all have a wonderful first week of classes! 

EVENT POST : Celebrate the TEACH Roadtrip at the Newseum!

Date: Friday, Sept. 5, 2014
Time: 9 a.m. to noon (presentation from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.)
Location: Newseum Knight Studio, 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20001
Cost: Free

The Newseum, in partnership with Participant Media and Roadtrip Nation, invites you to celebrate the TEACH Roadtrip – a new campaign encouraging young people to consider a career in teaching. 

• a keynote address by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
• sneak preview of the TEACH Roadtrip series airing on Pivot
• Q & A with the TEACH Road-trippers: three young aspiring teachers who are traveling the country, interviewing inspiring individuals who are working to change the face of education.

Join us as we unpack the insights of the influential educators and policymakers they interviewed: Rahm Emanuel, mayor of Chicago; Charles Best, founder of DonorsChoose; Kelly Meyer, creator of the American Heart Association’s Teaching Gardens; Robert Florio, veteran and special education teacher with Troops to Teachers, among others. 

After the program, explore careers and pathways in education at the education fair, tour the Roadtrip Nation RV and browse the Newseum’s exhibits. All students and educators attending the event will receive free copies of the Roadtrip Nation curriculum.

To participate in this free program, please request tickets by visiting the Newseum’s Request a Reservation webpage, calling 202/292-6650, or emailing


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                                                ASSISTANT VISUAL ARTIST/EDUCATOR

                                                            Part time, Seasonal


Applications accepted through September 20th, 2014 (or until filled)



This is a part-time, seasonal position working with teenagers/young adults for Arts on the Block (AOB). The Assistant Visual Artist/Educator works closely with the Lead Teaching Artist for AOB’s “Pour Your ART Out” PYAO workshop to deliver a high-quality art, job, and life skills training experience to up to 20 high school aged workshop participants (“Apprentice Artists”).



The mission of AOB is to empower creative youth to imagine and shape fulfilling futures and contribute to the quality of life of their communities. Arts on the Block achieves its mission by providing youth with job readiness skills and experiences through opportunities to work with established artists/mentors on commissioned artwork and entrepreneurial projects.

Please visit for additional information.


The program will take place at the AOB Studio (4218 Howard Avenue, Suite 3A – Kensington, MD 20895, (240-645-0730) and at a partnering Montgomery County Public High School (TBD).


  • Start Date: Immediate (PYAO begins on Saturday, October 11, 2014 and ends on Saturday, March 14, 2015)
  • Wednesdays (19) – 3:00 PM to 6:30 PM; Saturdays (20) – 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Must be available for planning sessions, trainings, and staff meetings



Commensurate with experience



  • Participate in screening and selection of Apprentice Artists
  • With Teaching Artist, design, manage, and document all aspects of program including work flow creation, program budgeting and tracking, and quality control.
  • Manage customer relations on commissioned projects.
  • With Teaching Artist, develop, refine, and implement project ideas
  • Lead arts education and job training exercises
  • With Teaching Artist, maintain a safe worksite
  • Document daily workshop progress
  • Document completed artwork
  • Prepare monthly reports and administer Apprentice Artist assessments
  • Manage preparations for semi-annual open houses and/or other events
  • Train Apprentice Artists to deliver effective presentations
  • With AOB staff or volunteers, assist with management of blog and other social media efforts
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Two years of post-secondary education in an arts or education related field.
  • Two or more years professional arts experience including participation in local and regional exhibitions
  • Two or more years working with a diverse population of high school aged or older youth
  • Demonstrable interpersonal skills in working with a diverse population of employees, customers, managers, vendors, partners, and the general public
  • Demonstrable business competence including verbal, written, and presentation skills as well as organizational, leadership, and supervisory skills
  • Ability to pass conducted Montgomery County criminal background check


  • Undergraduate degree or higher in an arts related discipline
  • Experience designing and implementing arts curriculum
  • Experience with mosaics and other sculptural materials
  • Significant experience in the areas of commissioned artwork and public art
  • Advancing Youth Development training/certification
  • Familiarity with the Washington, DC area arts community and art sites
  • Experience creating fliers and other PR materials using Photoshop, InDesign and/or other software
  • Competence with both Apple and Microsoft operating systems
  • CPR/First Aid certification
  • Some Spanish language speaking ability


Please send cover letter, résumé, and three digital images of relevant work.

By email, send to and include Assistant Visual Artist/Educator in the subject line.

By regular mail, send to:

Arts on the Block; Attention: Sarah Hurtt; 4218 Howard Avenue, Suite 3A – Kensington, MD 20895


If sending materials by regular mail, submit a CD containing images of relevant work.


For most favorable consideration, applications must be received by 4:59 PM on September 15th, 2014. Applications received after that date will be considered only if position is not yet filled.




   Equal Opportunity Employer

            Arts on the Block does not discriminate on the basis ofrace, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or sexual orientation.


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.


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