TODAY!! All School BBQ
Thursday, May 9, 4:00–6:00 p.m.
Due to rain, BBQ to be held in MacLean Ballroom
112. S. Michigan Ave.
Join Campus Life for the All School BBQ for fun barbecue fare such as hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, and more (vegan options available)! This annual SAIC tradition is a festive way to end the spring semester!
Wednesday May 1st at 4:15 in MC707!
Join Gabriella Brown, Alexandria Eregbu, and Rashayla Brown in a student-led conversation about diversity, identity politics, and power and inequality and how they pertain to our practices and student life at SAIC.
This conversation was inspired by the recent buzz on campus around issues pertaining to diversity and the “Controversy, Community, and Curriculum” panel that was held in the Neiman Center April 10th.
This is an excellent opportunity to connect with students and faculty who are interested in having these conversations. We will be organizing a new critique and studio visit group and discussing ways to sustain a community of students and faculty in Chicago.
Spring Art Sale
Friday, April 19, 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 20, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
MacLean Ballroom, 112 S. Michigan Ave.
The Spring Art Sale is sponsored by Campus Life. All work at the Spring Art Sale is created by current SAIC students. Stay Connected! Be sure to get updates about annual art sale information by joining our Campus Life Facebook page facebook.com/saiccampuslife and Twitter feed @saiccampuslife.
The annual Spring Art Sale is an excellent opportunity for students to show and sell their work, as well as network with many people from the Chicago arts community. Participating students receive the majority of their total sales. Campus Life collects a small commission on all work sold at the art sales in order to fund the cost of advertising and operating the events.
Crossing the Palisades is a group exhibition featuring graduating artists from the class of 2013. The exhibition is curated by Vincent Uribe—a member of SAIC Student Government and takes place on the 12th floor of the historic Sullivan Center within the student services area. Placing work throughout the interior that houses the student services offices pushes the paradox of the emerging artist exhibiting in the often more closed off spaces that make up upper level administration. Crossing the Palisades highlights the artists most recent accomplishments while confronting the challenges of entering the “real world” in order to become financially stable, at the same time maintaining the balance of a studio practice. This exhibition runs until May 10th and features the work of
William James Thurman
Opening reception April 2nd
4:30-6pm in 1203J
The Peanut Butter and Jelly Award recognizes degree-seeking students who continue their education at SAIC and whose work exemplifies being both an artist and a leader.The scholarship is up to $500. Students interested in applying can self-nominate by submitting an application on SAIC Student Government’s EngageSAIC. Applications are due Monday, April 8 by 4:30 p.m. Award winners will be announced at the 19th Annual Leadership Dinner on Friday, April 26.
SAICSG 2013-2014 CANDIDATE MIXER WEDNESDAY @ 4:30PM 2nd floor of the LeRoy Neiman Center! Come meet the candidates running for SAIC Student Government next year!
Writing About Your Work
Artist Statement Workshop
Thursday, March 21, 4:15 to 6 p .m.
1226 Sullivan Center
Get help with your writing for professional opportunities
and the SAIC Graduating Fellowship application at this workshop with
Kate Schutta, Assistant Dean & Co-Director of the Career + Co-op Center.
To attend, register here.
Online Voting for 2013 Commencement T-shirt Now Live
All graduating students are now invited to vote on their favorite design for the 2013 Commencement T-shirt Design Contest. Thank you to all the students who submitted designs. A selection committee of student leaders, faculty, and staff helped narrow down the many submissions to a top-ten for voting, which is now live on the front page of the Portal. Voting will close on Wednesday, March 27.
“In the Top US Art/Design/Music School category, there are twenty-one institutions. SAIC (the School of the Art Institute of Chicago) topped the list, ranking at No. 5 overall, the highest in the overall college category in the history of the rankings. ”
This event is free and open to all degree-seeking SAIC students and alumni.
Student Government Elections are coming up at the end of March! If you or anyone you know is interested in running for candidacy SAICSG is hosting an information session TOMORROW Tuesday March 5th at 12:00PM in the SAICSG/SPB Office, Neiman Center 202!
SAICSG Candidate Application due March 8th on Engage SAIC!
Spring 2013 Undergraduate Exhibition
Opening Friday, March 1st, from 7PM - 9PM
On view through Wednesday, March 20th
Sullivan Galleries, 33 S. State St., 7th floor
Please join us for a preview of the Spring 2013 Undergraduate Exhibition where more than 320 talented SAIC students completing undergraduate degrees exhibit their innovative work. SAIC promotes crossing disciplines and challenging assumptions, and the results of this approach are showcased in this exhibition.
To the Art Institute community:
The museum is very pleased to be unveiling of our new Wi-Fi
equipped galleries and a free app, available for both Apple and
Android devices, that offers 50 different tours of the museum for
visitors, complete with turn-by-turn navigation through our galleries.
We are the first art museum in the world to be able to offer such
navigational tours on both Apple and Android platforms. Needless to
say, this is a tremendous step forward in making our collections more
accessible and our buildings more navigable.
The app is called “Art Institute of Chicago Tours” and is available for
Apple and Android devices. The software used for the
tours was developed by the Portland, Oregon–based company Meridian,
which, in combination with our new Wi-Fi network, allows us to link
content to an “indoor GPS” system. Visitors who download the app will
be able to tour our galleries by collection (such as African art,
Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, or contemporary art); by theme
(such as children in art, self-portraits, African American artists, or
Chicago artists); or by time (one hour, two hours, full day) or
occasion (family visit, impressing out-of-town guests, or a first
date). The app also offers information on and directions to all
current exhibitions as well as to amenities such as exits, coat
checks, and restrooms.
Wiring the buildings and producing the app on a tight timeframe was no
small feat, and I would like to recognize the team who worked so hard
on this initiative: Gene Adams, Carissa Kowalski Dougherty, Erin
Hogan, Kevin Lint, Lucas Livingston, Gordon Montgomery, Liz Neely, Sam
Quigley, Lauren Schultz, and David Stark.
I encourage you to download and explore the app. If you have comments
or ideas for content, please e-mail them to email@example.com. And
please join us in celebrating the launch of the app! for more info visit their website
Attention SAIC Students!
To celebrate SAIC and the class of 2013, the Offices of Student Affairs and Alumni Relations are proud to sponsor a commemorative T-shirt given to all 2013 graduates during ticket distribution for Commencement starting on April 16.
Enter your design for a chance to be featured on the limited-edition shirts and receive a $300 cash prize! Two runners-up receive a $100 prize, and additional SAIC offices may contact participants regarding further uses that include compensation.
How to Enter
Create a simple, two-color design (download template here, 90 mb .psd) that expresses what is unique and inspiring about your SAIC education. Humor is welcome, especially when it illustrates pride in our SAIC community and what it means to “BE SAIC.” Maximum scale is 12 inches wide by 15 inches tall.
Email your design by Monday, March 4 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include your full name, phone number, and your expected degree/graduation date.
Questions? Email email@example.com