Fall 2017 Kleeman Award Recipients

This years 2017 Fall award recipients are:

Karla Atcheson, Cali Banks, Elijah Prince and Audrey Trotta.

The Richard Kleeman Research Fund, an endowed fund, created in 1992 in recognition of Professor Kleeman’s 39 years of dedicated teaching at Allegheny College is designed to, (1) help defray the expenses of art-related travel and study, (2) help with the expenses of significant senior projects, and (3) help students meet studio or art historical research expenses for other ambitious work.

Award recipients are named in the Spring and Fall of each year by the faculty of the Art Department after proposals are submitted and reviewed on a competitive basis.

Fall 2016 Kleeman Fund Award Recipients

This years 2016 Fall award recipients are:

John Audley, Madeline Becker, Brennen French, Audrey Trotta and Madeleine Zimmerman.

The Richard Kleeman Research Fund, an endowed fund, created in 1992 in recognition of Professor Kleeman’s 39 years of dedicated teaching at Allegheny College is designed to, (1) help defray the expenses of art-related travel and study, (2) help with the expenses of significant senior projects, and (3) help students meet studio or art historical research expenses for other ambitious work.

Award recipients are named in the Spring and Fall of each year by the faculty of the Art Department after proposals are submitted and reviewed on a competitive basis.

8 Hour Projects: Failure

Curated by Heather Brand and Darren Lee Miller Work-In-Progress Day: Saturday, September 3, 9AM – 6PM
Artist Lectures with Fotini Galanes and Stacey Robinson: Monday, September 5, 10AM – Noon
Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: Tuesday, September 6, 7 – 9PM
Closed Sunday September 4 for Labor Day

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This is Where We Live Now, © Kathryn Lien

This annual art event features about a dozen artists making art on site with the public invited to observe (and participate if the artist so desires). This year’s artists will consider how failure is essential for learning, personal and professional growth, and why failing (and the vulnerability it requires) is usually a feature of success. The artists are Heather Brand, Max Collins, Kristen 30, Hannah Epstein, Fotini Galanes, Trevor King, Kathryn Lien, Darren Lee Miller, Steve Prince, Byron Rich, Stacey Robinson, and Ian Thomas. This event is part of Allegheny College’s Year of Mindfulness. This exhibition is supported in part by the William Beazell Memorial Fund, the Allegheny College Art Department, and by Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA), the regional arts funding partnership of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency.

Kleeman Fund Applications

 The Art Department is pleased to announce the availability of funds to support significant work in studio art and art history. Monies are available through the Richard Kleeman Research Fund, an endowed fund, created in 1992 in recognition of Professor Kleeman’s 39 years of dedicated teaching at Allegheny College. All current Allegheny College students who are interested in applying for money from the Richard Kleeman Research Fund are required to submit a written proposal to the chairperson of the Art Department on the form designed for that purpose. Proposals should describe the nature and scope of the project and must include a budget reflecting how funds will be used. Funds will be awarded on a competitive basis to: (1) help defray the expenses of art-related travel and study, (2) help with the expenses of significant senior projects, and (3) help students meet studio or art historical research expenses for other ambitious work.

Further information may be obtained from Art Department faculty and staff. ALL KLEEMAN FUND APPLICATIONS MUST BE COMPLETED ONLINE. Please click on the links that follow. Proposals are due by noon on Wednesday, September 7, for funding during the Fall 2016 semester. Funding requests should not exceed $350. No printed or handwritten entries will be accepted. Awards will be determined by the faculty of the Art Department. Award recipients will be notified by September 21.

Click here to access the Kleeman Fund Application form for a Project in Studio Art

Click here to access the Kleeman Fund Application form for Research and Travel

Annual Student Art Show Awards and Prizes

Tuesday, April 5th: At the opening reception of the Annual Student Art Show the Art Department faculty were pleased to announce the following awards:

This year’s juror Sean McConnor, Curator of Art and Painting Professor at Thiel College, awarded the Juror’s Prize for Best in Show to Elijah Prince, for his piece “D-PHI”.

Doane Prize for Painting & Drawing: Jonathan Yee and Lesly Mejia-Flores

Doane Prize in Sculpture & Ceramics: Rebecca Anderson
Honorable Mention, Lakiea Simmons

Doane Prize in Graphics: Brianna Layman
Honorable Mention, Kento Hashimoto

Art Department Purchase Prizes went to Rebecca Anderson, Grace Blatchford, Stephanie Catalino, Brianna Layman, Melissa Lunz, Bryce Olson, Eliza Weisman, and Jonathan Yee.

The Exhibition, open to all Allegheny will be on view in the Art Department Bowman, Megahan and Penelec Galleries from April 5 through April 17, 2016. Additional student work can be seen in the adjacent hallways in the “Salon des Refusés.”

Entries Sought for Doane Prizes in Art

Through the generosity of the late Foster B. Doane, a former Allegheny trustee, awards in art are given annually as a result of a competition. The prizes in Painting and Drawing, Graphics, Sculpture or Ceramics, and Juror’s Prize will be presented on April 5, 2016, during the opening reception of the student art exhibition. All winners will receive a cash award and a book inscribed to indicate the nature of the award.

Entries are due on March 28th and 29th from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. No late entries will be accepted.

Additional information is available in the Art Gallery, Doane Hall of Art, or from Art Department faculty.

Spring 2016 Kleeman Fund Applications

The Art Department announces the availability of funds to support significant work in studio art and art history. Monies are available through the Richard Kleeman Research Fund, an endowed fund created in 1992 in recognition of Professor Kleeman’s 39 years of dedicated teaching at Allegheny College. All current Allegheny College students who are interested in applying for money from the Richard Kleeman Research Fund are required to submit a written proposal to the chairperson of the Art Department on the form designed for that purpose. Proposals should describe the nature and scope of the project and must include a budget reflecting how funds will be used. Funds will be awarded on a competitive basis to: (1) help defray the expenses of art-related travel and study, (2) help with the expenses of significant senior projects, and (3) help students meet studio or art historical research expenses for other ambitious work. Further information and application forms may be obtained on the Art Department website under student resources, from department faculty or in the Art Department office. Proposals are due by 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 for funding during the Spring semester. Completed applications should be submitted to Sherry Vardaro, Art Department Building Coordinator, Art Gallery, Doane Hall of Art. Funding requests should not exceed $350.00. Awards will be determined by the faculty of the Art Department. Award recipients will be notified by February 4, 2016.

Fall 2015 Kleeman Award Recipients

This years 2015 Fall Kleeman Award recipients are:
Rachel Simmons, Andrea Brush, Elizabeth Blaschak, Lesly Mejia-Flores and Brianna Layman.

The Richard Kleeman Research Fund, an endowed fund, created in 1992 in recognition of Professor Kleeman’s 39 years of dedicated teaching at Allegheny College is designed to, (1) help defray the expenses of art-related travel and study, (2) help with the expenses of significant senior projects, and (3) help students meet studio or art historical research expenses for other ambitious work.

Award recipients are named in the Spring and Fall of each year by the faculty of the Art Department after proposals are submitted and reviewed on a competitive basis.

Steve Prince, Recent Activity:

COMMISSIONS
Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince created a commissioned work of art titled, “Make Me Over: Memory Armor”, 8’ x 16’ x ¾”, Birch Plywood Woodcuts and Paper Relief Sculpture, for Grand Rapids Christian High School, in Grand Rapids, MI, in January 2014.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince had a solo show titled “The Art of Steve Prince”, at Alabama State University, in Montgomery, AL. February through March 2015.

Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince had a solo show titled “Old Testament: Covenantal Relationships”, at Indiana Wesleyan University, in Marion, IN. February through March 2015.

Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince had a solo show titled “The Art of Steve Prince—A Gospel of Beauty”, at Calvin College Woodlawn Ministry Center, in Grand Rapids, MI. January through April 2015.

Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince had a solo show titled “Steve Prince: Urban Gospel”, at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Virginia Beach, VA. May through August 2014.

GROUP/JURIED EXHIBITIONS
Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince is participating in a group show titled “Ashe to Amen: A Visual Arts Exhibition Exploring the Enduring Spirituality of People of African Descent”, at Ashe Cultural Arts Center, in New Orleans, LA. August through October 2015.

Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince participated in a group show titled “Wall Paintings—8 Hour Project”, at Space Gallery, in Pittsburgh, PA. July 2015.

Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince participated in a group show titled “CIVA—Walk-In Show”, at Calvin College Woodlawn Ministry Center, in Grand Rapids, MI. June 2015.

Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince participated in a two-person show with Julio Mejia titled “Spectrum Exhibit”, at Zucot Gallery, in Atlanta, GA. June through August 2015.

Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince participated in a group show titled “Contemporary Artist’s Respond to the New Orleans Baby Dolls”, at the McKenna Museum, in New Orleans, LA. March through May 2015.

Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince participated in a group show titled “Looking Both Ways”, at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, in Newport News, VA. January through March 2015.

Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince participated in a group show titled “I AM American”, at Zhou B Art Center, in Chicago, IL. January through February 2015.

Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince participated in a group show titled “Emergence 2014: International Artists to Watch”, at Gallerie Myrtis, in Baltimore, MD. September through January 2015.

Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince participated in a two-person show with artist Donald Wilson titled “Diary of Souls”, at The Gallery at The Art Institute of Virginia Beach, in Virginia Beach, VA. October through December 2014.

Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince and Associate Professor Darren Miller co-curated and participated in a group show titled “Combat Paper: Word Made Flesh”, at Allegheny College Art Gallery, in Meadville, PA. October 2014.

Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince participated in a group show titled “I AM American”, at Governors State University, in University Park, IL. August through September 2014.

Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince participated in a group show titled “The Rupture Between”, at Hammonds House Museum, in Atlanta, GA. July 2014.

Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince participated in a group show titled “Dream Deferred”, at Aplomb Gallery, Chicago, IL. July 2014.

Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince participated in a group show titled “I AM American”, at White Ripple Gallery, in Hammond, IN. June 2014.

PROFESSIONAL HONORS
Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince received Second Place Prize, Ruminate’s Kalos Art Prize, in Ruminate Magazine, Fort Collins, CO.

RESIDENCIES/FELLOWSHIPS
Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince participated in the Visiting Artist Program (VAP), at “Torpedo Factory Art Center”, in Alexandria, VA. July 2014 and 2015.

Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince participated as a Creative Community Fellow, “National Arts Strategies”, Alexandria, VA. June through March 2015.

Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince participated as an Artist in Residence, through “MOCA—Museum of Contemporary Art Virginia Beach (Multiplicity Project/exhibition), in Virginia Beach, VA. May 2014.

Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince participated as an Artist in Residence, through “VAN (Visual Arts network)”, Printmaking workshop at the Atlanta’s Printmaking Studio, Atlanta, GA. April 2014.

WORKSHOPS
Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince conducted a workshop titled “Watercolor Portraits”, with USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore (Military members with disabilities) at Fort Belvoir, VA. August 2015.

Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince conducted a workshop titled “Linoleum Cut Workshop”, at Studio G, in Washington D.C. July 2015

Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince conducted a workshop titled “Artscamp ’14 and ‘15” at the Torpedo Factory/Art League, in Alexandria, VA. July 2014 and 2015.

Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince conducted a workshop titled “Arts Experience—Woodcuts”, with Williamsburg Women’s Association, at the College of William and Mary, in Williamsburg, VA. June 2015.

Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince conducted a workshop titled “Expressive Figure Drawing” and “Improvisational Tool Making” at The John Scott Art Festival at Xavier University of Louisiana, in New Orleans, LA. June 2015.

Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince conducted a workshop titled “Dynamic Figure Drawing”, at the Christians in Visual Arts (CIVA) Conference, at Calvin College, in Grand Rapids, MI. June 2015.

Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince designed and conducted multiple workshops throughout Meadville titled “The Big Zipper—3’ x 50’ Woodcut”, Community Project with the Meadville Neighborhood Center (MNC), in Meadville, PA. May through September 2015.

Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince co-conducted a workshop with Professor Amara Geffen titled “Conneaut Lake—Wooly Mammoth T-Shirt Project”, at Newtown Hall, in Conneaut Lake, PA. April 2015.

Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince conducted a workshop titled “The Art of Linoleum Cuts”, at Indiana Wesleyan University, in Marion, IN. February 2015.

Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince co-conducted a workshop titled “Learning Christ Centered Lament—Worship & Reconciliation with Navajo Mark Charles” at Calvin Symposium Worship and the Arts, Calvin College, in Grand Rapids, MI. January 2015.

Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince conducted a workshop titled “Iconic Woodcuts: A Message to the Congregation” at Calvin Symposium Worship and the Arts, Calvin College, in Grand Rapids, MI. January 2015.

Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince conducted a workshop titled “Woodcut Demonstration” at the Portrait and Figure Festival, The Art League, in Alexandria, VA. October 2014.

Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince conducted a workshop titled “Community Puzzles at the Crystal Run Marine Corps Marathon Children’s Festival” with the Crystal City Business Improvement District, in Arlington, VA. October 2014.

Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince conducted a workshop titled “Gestalt: Whole to the Part”, In conjunction with the Multiplicity exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) 3’ x 30’ woodcut printed with a steamroller—in Virginia Beach, VA. May 2014.

Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince conducted a workshop titled “Monoprints: A Christian Vision for a Contemporary World”, Who is My Neighbor Conference, in Grand Rapids, MI. April 2014.

Kleeman Fund

The Art Department announces the availability of funds to support significant work in studio art and art history. Monies are available through the Richard Kleeman Research Fund, an endowed fund created in 1992 in recognition of Professor Kleeman’s 39 years of dedicated teaching at Allegheny College. All current Allegheny College students who are interested in applying for money from the Richard Kleeman Research Fund are required to submit a written proposal to the chairperson of the Art Department on the form designed for that purpose. Proposals should describe the nature and scope of the project and must include a budget reflecting how funds will be used. Funds will be awarded on a competitive basis to: (1) help defray the expenses of art-related travel and study, (2) help with the expenses of significant senior projects, and (3) help students meet studio or art historical research expenses for other ambitious work. Further information and application forms may be obtained on the Art Department website under student resources, from department faculty or in the Art Department office. Proposals are due by 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 27, 2015 for funding during the fall semester. Completed applications should be submitted to Sherry Vardaro, Art Department Building Coordinator, Art Gallery, Doane Hall of Art. Funding requests should not exceed $300.00. Awards will be determined by the faculty of the Art Department. Award recipients will be notified by September 4.