Crosscurrents – The first annual AICAD juried undergraduate exhibition at PAFA

09/08/16 by Lee Ann Adams

PAFA is pleased to announce Crosscurrents, its first annual AICAD juried undergraduate exhibition. Rising juniors and seniors at AICAD institutions are invited to submit work for consideration. Selected artists will be chosen from over 42 schools across the U.S. and Canada and awarded with a museum exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. One student in the exhibition will be chosen to receive a full tuition scholarship to attend PAFA's MFA Program.


Arts and the economy are intertwined

09/06/16 by Lee Ann Adams

"The days of the stereotypical “starving artist” are behind us. They’ve been replaced with a generation of students pursuing the arts with an eye towards taking their newly learned skills and applying them in a 21st century workplace. Artists comprise a growing percentage of our total workforce, working in jobs that did not even exist 20 years ago, and making important contributions to our communities."


Jaleesa Johnston, ”All Natural,"2016, 6 x 8 feet, digital image on clear mylar, mirror window film, human and synthetic hair, and plexiglass

AICAD Announces Fellows for 2016/17 Post-Graduate Teaching Fellowship

06/13/16 by Lee Ann Adams

The Association of Independent Colleges of Art & Design is pleased to announce the five Fellows who have recently been selected to participate in a year-long, Post-Graduate Teaching Fellowship at participating AICAD institutions during the 2016/17 academic year. Additionally, three of the 2015/16 Fellows will be continuing in their positions for a second year. The Fellowship program seeks to provide professional practice opportunities to high-achieving alumni who have recently graduated from AICAD member schools, while also increasing the racial and ethnic diversity of faculty at these institutions. AICAD institutions aspire to create a climate that recognizes and values diversity as central to excellence in art and design education. AICAD Fellowships include structured and unstructured mentoring and professional development opportunities along with direct teaching experience, health benefits, and other monetary supports. IMAGE: Jaleesa Johnston, ”All Natural,"2016, 6 x 8 feet, digital image on clear mylar, mirror window film, human and synthetic hair, and plexiglass