News & Updates

Virginia E. Lewis Scholarship

Attached is website link to the application/guidelines for the Virginia E. Lewis Scholarship.  As a reminder, this scholarship is for undergraduate students majoring in art or art history and whose legal residence is Allegheny County. Have a great year !

Deborah L. Turner
Scholarship Coordinator
The Pittsburgh Foundation
Five PPG Place, Suite 250
Pittsburgh PA  15222-5414
Direct:  412.394.2649
Fax:  412.391-5156

Dave Bown Projects


5th Semiannual Competition

Karl Hecksher K5 Editions, New York
Andrea Karnes Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Mary Kate O’Hare Newark Museum

Prizes15,000 USD (1 artist will receive $10,000 and 5 artists will each receive $1,000). In addition to the cash prizes listed above;Dave Bown Projects will be buying works of art from artists as submissions are received.

EligibilityThis competition is open to all visual artists who are 18 years of age or older. All styles and mediums are eligible.

Selection ProcessEarly entries are encouraged.
Previewing will occur on a daily and weekly basis by Dave Bown Projects as submissions are received.

Deadline30 November 2012
For further information, please contact Dave Bown at (917) 365-5265

Cammarano ’92 to speak on game development at Microsoft

Ben Cammarano, A.C. Class of 1992, Studio Art Major, will be on campus this Friday, April 13. Ben is Director of Central Media, Microsoft Studios, where he oversees game development for the company. More information on Ben can be found on his alumni page.

Ben’s public talk, “Meet the Company,” will take place at 4:00 p.m. in CC 301-302. Anybody interested the computer gaming industry is welcome to attend.

Art Majors and Minors will have a special opportunity to meet with Ben at lunch on Friday. Contact George Roland for more information.

Prizes Awarded at Annual Student Art Show

Tuesday, April 3rd: 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 Dave Mosbacher awarded the Juror’s Prize for Best in Show to Cynthia Lee, for “June 20, 2012”

Doane Prize for Painting & Drawing: Kelly Burtch
Honorable Mention: Randy Potter

Doane Prize in Sculpture & Ceramics: Jack Conant
Honorable Mention, Matt Freeland

Doane Prize in Graphics: Nicholena Moon
Honorable Mention: Morgan Harman

An Art Department Purchase Prize was also awarded to Jack Conant for “Repetitive Fate #4.”

The Exhibition, open to all Allegheny will be on view in the Art Department Bowman, Megahan and Penelec Galleries from March 27 through April 15, 2012. Additional student work can be seen in the adjacent hallways in the “Salon des Refusés.”

Art History Lecture by Stephanie David

Stephanie David, a junior Art History major, will present a talk “Georges Bataille: Subjectivity and Base Materialism in Modern Art,” on Wednesday, March 28th at 7pm, Doane Hall of Art, Lecture Room A104.

Stephanie will be presenting this talk at Case Western Reserve University’s Annual Undergraduate Art History Symposium on Friday, March 30th, 2012 at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Jacques-Andre Boiffard, Untitled, 1929, silver gelatin print