George Mason University School of Art

George Mason University School of Art George Mason University’s School of Art is a collaborative, academic, and professional community focused on advancing creativity through traditional and new media applied to varying social contexts. Apply today! For more information: art.gmu.edu
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The School of Art is located within the College of Visual and Performing Arts and offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in art with concentrations in Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Printmaking, Critical Art Practices, Graphic Design, Photography, and New Media.

Mission: The School of Art offers students an environment in which the pursuit of a degree is a commitment to a way of life that centers on creative thought processes and the production of artworks. The curriculum and the faculty focus on cultivating students’ appreciation of and expertise in studio and digital arts. Students are encouraged to dedicate themselves to academic excellence, skilled artistry, and employing visual literacy within an atmosphere of creative freedom. A principle that underlies the School of Art’s Art and Visual Technology (AVT) program is its focus on fostering student understanding and experience of interdisciplinarity in the visual arts. This focus is important because art today crosses the boundaries of traditional disciplines and integrates traditional and technology-based media into the creation of new art forms.

Ibraheem Cattaneo, BFA Graphic Design. This week be sure to check out @soaseniorproject to see all the senior Art & Desi...
05/12/2020

Ibraheem Cattaneo, BFA Graphic Design.

This week be sure to check out @soaseniorproject to see all the senior Art & Design work from the Class of 2020!

We also have a new story highlight option for the Art &Design show!

With all this amazing work we want to make sure everyone has a chance to see it.

#seniorshow #virtualseniorshow #classof2020 #artistsoninstagram #masonschoolofart #gmusoa #graphicdesignwork

@ Fairfax, Virginia

Today feels like a GREAT day to announce the wonderful achievement of our 2005 Mason School of Art alumni Larry Issa. So...
05/11/2020

Today feels like a GREAT day to announce the wonderful achievement of our 2005 Mason School of Art alumni Larry Issa. Some of you may remember Larry as he attended Off the Wall in 2019! Larry who had just recently published his first picture book titled, “Get Back in the Book!” came to share discussions about the creative, technical, and business aspects of making a book. Larry also did live drawing sessions for attendees of our event.
Now we have come to find out more exciting news for Larry. “We are honored, humbled, and still in awe, as we close on this amazing week for “Get Back in the Book!” During Tuesday’s IBPA Benjamin Franklin book award ceremony, we earned three awards: gold for Best First Book by a new publisher, silver for cover design, and silver for interior design.

To our astonishment, on Wednesday, we won gold for Best Children’s Picture Book at the 2020 Independent Publishers book awards (IPPY)! We could not have reached this point without the whole team’s involvement: from the editors to the printing press—thank you and congratulations!

I am very grateful for the support and encouragement that pushed me to act upon something that I believed in... using my book design and production skills to become an indie author and publisher. For me, this all started out as a passion project that was simply based on an idea. It’s definitely very satisfying to have my book, which I contemplated many times, recognized. It’s even more satisfying to help new/indie authors I’m meeting along the way to also go after their dreams.”

We love to see it! Congrats @larry.is.a your talents do not go unnoticed! I will put a link in our bio if you would like to add this story to your collection 😊

#lmidesign #getbackinthebook #kidlitart #kidslitart #childrenillustration #kidsillustration #illustrationgram #picturebookart #drawingdaily #whimsyillos #miillustrations #illustrationartist #childrenswritersguild #best_of_illustrations #authorreading #indiepublisher #childrensbookauthor #authorsofig #bedtimestories #bookoftheday #bookcommunity #graphic_design #printdesign #ippyawards #awardwinningbook #scbwi @ibpalovesindies @ippyawards @ Fairfax, Virginia

05/11/2020

Seems like so long ago

Here is a series I couldn’t wait to share with you all! This set of Tarot cards was produced in Faculty Adam Bradley’s S...
05/07/2020

Here is a series I couldn’t wait to share with you all!
This set of Tarot cards was produced in Faculty Adam Bradley’s Studio Foundations course. School of Art student Javen Sotomil creates this series as a response to what is happening with Covid-19.
Javen explained his project for us to better understand. “I created the theme because I felt it was relevant because of what is happening around the world and especially how it’s affecting everyone in such different ways. I feel that the virus is at the forefront of a lot of people’s minds right now and the prompts outlined in Professor Bradley’s project, having them be tarot cards, was an appropriate way, at least for me, to comment on this kind of issue.

As for the designs, all of them took inspiration from the original tarot cards themselves. In “The World” card, the virus can be seen as being pushed back or contained in order to protect those who are sick. In the “Knights” card, I wanted to exemplify the first responders and essential workers who are still moving while day to day life feels like its on pause. And in the “Strength” card, I wanted to outline that it takes a collective effort to overcome the virus; that strength lies in not only the medical professionals but also in the responsibilities everyone must take up; whether that be practicing social distancing, washing their hands, or wearing masks.

In the end, all I wanted to do was to come up with something that can be understood as hopeful especially with how stressful everything is.”

Credit: @javenray_

#covid19 #artistsresponse
#covidart #tarotcards

I’ll leave this here for whoever needs it🤙🏽
05/04/2020

I’ll leave this here for whoever needs it🤙🏽

04/29/2020

During the Covid-19 pandemic artists are responding to the changing world around them.

Lost in Pandemic, Collaborative Isolation, is a collaborative project curated by Mason School of Art student Sisc Johnson.
Sisc solicited images from more than 60 people including artists and photographers around the globe. This project aims to collect and share the personal quarantine experiences of individuals in a single project to promote connectedness in quarantine. You will also see contributions from Mason School of Art Photography Faculty Sue Wrbican and J Carrier.
In this video Sisc goes into further detail of the process and how her inability to leave her home prompted this collaborative project.
To see the gallery mock-up of Lost in Pandemic, Collaborative Isolation check out our story! It is amazing seeing all the work from so many talented artists !
To learn more about this project, to read her project statement and to see the full size images, check them out at Siscjo.com, I will put the link in our bio!
It’s an honor to share the work you are doing during this time Sisc, you are making the world feel more connected, your work will impact so many other artists!
#artistsoninstagram #gmusoa #masonarts #covid_19 #covidart #covidphotodiaries #photographer #covidphotography #documentaryphotography

As the Covid-19 pandemic has affected artists in different ways, the Mason School of Art students have had various art p...
04/28/2020

As the Covid-19 pandemic has affected artists in different ways, the Mason School of Art students have had various art pieces emerge from the vastly changing world around them. This week we will be posting our student work to show how the recent changes to class structure, social distancing, and other covid related factors have impacted their work.

This piece was done in Painting Faculty, Paula Crawford’s course.

With this piece Mayyadah spoke on her inspiration behind it, “This painting is really meant to promote solidarity among people. It is a reminder that we are all going through these difficult times together. We can get through it if we keep helping each other and try our best to keep each other safe.”

Stay tuned this week as we post more pieces from Mason School of Art students. If you have created covid related work, feel free to tag us as we would love to feature as many students as possible! @gmusoa

#art #gmusoa #artistsoninstagram #masonarts #covidart #artinspo #masonschoolofart #gmu @ Fairfax, Virginia

George Mason University
04/27/2020

George Mason University

To the Mason Class of 2020, we are looking forward to celebrating you and your accomplishments! We invite you to join us for a celebration of your efforts at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 22 on GMU-TV. 🎓 This will include congratulatory messages from me and the deans, a short message from a member of the Class of 2020, a performance by the Green Machine, and special guests wishing you well. Make sure you keep an eye out for an email with specific details regarding how we are going to celebrate YOU during that event! 🎓

Check out this cool, new installment! @cvpaatmason strongly believes that the arts create community, even if from afar. ...
04/24/2020

Check out this cool, new installment! @cvpaatmason strongly believes that the arts create community, even if from afar. Together with our professional guest artists, talented alumni, students, and faculty, Mason Arts at Home brings you live-streamed performances, releases of previously recorded content, as well as interactive activities from across the college.
This Monday, make a cocktail, jump on Zoom, and join our inaugural happy hour showcasing CVPA alumni across the world! They will give us an inside look at how their passion for Art has turned into their careers! We will have not one, but TWO SoA Alumni featured.

Kelsey Hunter
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Forbes Magazine “30 Under 30 List” and Founder & CEO of Paloma

Uy Tieu
Location: Los Gatos, CA
Senior Product Designer, Netflix

And not to give any spoilers but Uy did reference Tiger King, sooo does he know if you know who, whacked you know who, using you know what?! (I mean obvi sardine oil)

To join in on the fun use this link to access the Zoom call: https://bit.ly/2Y5NWTN
Monday, April 27th, 5 PM EDT

I will also throw the link in our bio 👆🏼 Hope to see you on there!
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#netflix #cvpa #alumnitalk #zoom

04/22/2020
Kenneth Tyler Collection: National Gallery of Australia

https://www.facebook.com/234124496691960/posts/2666162330154819/?vh=e

How to make a brushstroke look like a brushstroke
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Roy Lichtenstein created ‘Reflections on brushstrokes’ with Tyler in 1990: A work that humorously looked at Abstract Expressionism. This work used 3 lithographic prints to recreate a single gestural mark!
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Read more on the Kenneth Tyler Collection blog: https://kennethtylercollection.net/2020/04/17/to-make-a-brushstroke-look-like-a-brushstroke/
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Footage from the Kenneth Tyler Archive
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#lichtenstein #reflections #abstractexpressionism #popart #printedpaint #hmmmneedsmorelayers

#throwbackthursday Who else is missing the sculpture studio? Has anyone created their own makers space?Hi Everyone! Over...
04/16/2020

#throwbackthursday Who else is missing the sculpture studio? Has anyone created their own makers space?

Hi Everyone! Over the next couple of weeks I will be posting quite a bit! Unfortunately, many of these photos were taken while we were all making art in the Art and Design building. Because of that it is sometimes hard to remember exactly who’s work it belongs to. So as a general PSA if I post your work, please comment with your IG handle and/or website. I want to make sure to credit everyone’s work and also let that be an opportunity to feature your art pages, websites, etc.

Happy creating everyone ✨🌱

#artistsoninstagram #sculpture #artschool #gmusoa #artmaker #changemakers #artist #artwork

George Mason University School of Art
04/15/2020

George Mason University School of Art

#talkitouttuesday I had so many plans for what I was going to post today, but then I woke up and realized this was more ...
04/14/2020

#talkitouttuesday I had so many plans for what I was going to post today, but then I woke up and realized this was more important.

I’ll start, 😐

Let’s talk it out!

This is your mental health check-in. We want to be there for all students! If you feel comfortable comment on this post! If you want it to be private DM it.

Mental health matters. You matter. Mason has the Student Support and Advocacy Center and it is still available for all students. I am going to put a link in our bio, if you need it, it’s there for you.

#mentalhealthcheckin #mentalhealthawareness #youmatter

04/13/2020

“In the midst of chaos, creativity will always emerge.” 🎨 ✨

Help me find the artist, Tag in the comments! 👇🏼

Tag @gmusoa in your current projects.

#artistsoninstagram #gmusoa #emergingartists #art #painting

04/10/2020
The Neon Museum

I have been a Tim Burton fan my whole life and if you are also then you do not want to miss this. This is taking place at 4PM our time and it is a virtual tour of The Neon Museum Las Vegas. They are showing their Tim Burton Exhibition!! And I am so excited. Hope some other students tune in!

Join us on Friday, April 10 at 1 p.m. pdt for our first-ever virtual guided tour live on Facebook where we'll focus on the "Lost Vegas: Tim Burton @ The Neon Museum" artwork that is integrated with the collection of historic Las Vegas signs in the Neon Boneyard. #NeonMuseumFromHome ✨ Facebook.com/NeonMuseum
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From The Neon Museum's CEO Rob McCoy: "The exhibition was scheduled to continue through Sunday, April 12, but with the Museum's temporary closure due to COVID-19, we know thousands of art lovers will miss their chance to see Burton's outstanding exhibition. This live, virtual tour will take place especially for them — and will be enjoyable for anyone who appreciates Burton's work and iconic Las Vegas sign design."

* If you can't watch it live, don't worry! This will be posted to our page immediately following the broadcast so you may enjoy it any time. You can find it in our feed and in the videos section of our page.

04/03/2020

5 PM on Friday, we made it to the weekend... now what? For many of us we are guilty of having had been stuck behind a screen all week, with little to no breaks. I admit it, I was one of them! But I am so excited because the weekend is HERE. Just because we are social distancing and being responsible for the greater good doesn’t mean we can’t still have a great weekend. Don’t let social distancing feel like doom or gloom! Here are 10 ideas to keep your spirits up this weekend!
1) Make Art!
2) Take a virtual museum tour (all the fun without having to pay for the metro or get bumped by tourists!)
3) Be in nature! Go for a hike, a walk, a bike ride, a car ride, and just maintain an appropriate distance.
4) Meditate
5) Have a virtual Happy Hour, claw is law amirite?
6) Try a new recipe! Foodies, I know you’re out there.
7) Try a new skin care routine, we will be out of quarantine one day!
8) Have a virtual game night! Or if you are with family there ya go!
9) Try a DIY project with items you already have around the house!
10) Rest! We have been go-go-go, now from home. Allow your body and mind to rest.

Stay healthy out there everyone and enjoy the weekend! ✨

#socialdistancing #responsiblecitizen #stayhomestaysafe #washyourhands #weekendsocialdistancing #antisocialsocialclub

The arts create community and on Giving Day we take care of that community. Join us in supporting the Mason Student Emer...
04/02/2020

The arts create community and on Giving Day we take care of that community. Join us in supporting the Mason Student Emergency Fund and providing food, housing, and technology assistance to students impacted by the Covid-19 crisis. #Give2Mason #PatriotsHelpingPatriots @ Fairfax, Virginia

04/01/2020

“This is how I meditate, make art, collaborate with nature, and vibrate to turn an empty parking lot into studio space. As we adapt under the strain of a pandemic, the smallest acts can be expansive. Sending out good vibes!”

-Ben Ashworth, Sculpture

This is one of many ways to adapt to the constant changing situation happening due to the Covid-19 Outbreak. What does your new virtual learning space look like? Where do you find your place of peace during this pandemic?

Tag us @gmusoa

You could inspire, motivate, or help another student who is struggling to find their sense of place during all these changes. ✨

Hello Everyone! Happy Monday! As we enter another week of telework and online learning we wanted to share these 5 helpfu...
03/30/2020

Hello Everyone!
Happy Monday! As we enter another week of telework and online learning we wanted to share these 5 helpful tips. Associate Professor, Melissa Broeckelman-Post in the department of Communications has been teaching online courses before the Covid-19 outbreak. She shared these tips with faculty to help them transition into our new online learning community. We wanted to share these tips with our students as it may be challenging for some in our new virtual classrooms. Has anyone already implemented some of these tips? Anything new you want to try? Stay motivated, positive, and open to new forms of learning. We put the link to her full video in our bio! 👆🏼 check it out!

03/26/2020

Anyone else taking process videos during all this time stuck inside? tag us in them!! We would love to SHOW OFF your hard work and talent!

also, we had over 50 of our student artists like our mural post, so after we followed all of those accounts are feed is flooded with Art ✨ the talent is unreal. Keep creating guys👏🏽👏🏽

#diy #diyhomedecor #processvideos #painting #homeprojects

03/24/2020

“The Urgent Project” This mural was created during the Off the Wall 2020 event. Curated by @chawkyfrenn, he encouraged students to paint what felt urgent to them. This is what our School of Art students came up with!

During these uncertain times, what feels “urgent” to you?

Also today, the gmusoa page will be following back any students, faculty, alumni, Art organization, small business, or anyone else who wants to stay connected! During this time we are working towards building more of an online community. Like/ share this post or DM us and we will give you a follow!

#gmusoa #artanddesign #artschool #artstudents #createwhereyouare

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4515 Patriot Circle
Fairfax, VA
22030

General information

The School of Art offers degrees in the following areas: Master of Fine Arts Graphic Design New Media Painting Photography Printmaking Sculpture Master of Arts Graphic Design Teaching in Art Education (MAT)* Undergraduate Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art and Visual Technology Drawing Graphic Design New Media Art Painting Photography Printmaking Sculpture Pre-Art Education Minor in Art and Visual Technology Minor in Graphic Design Honors in Art and Visual Technology (by invitation only) * Students who intend to seek licensure to teach art in Virginia public schools or who intend to apply for entrance to the master of arts in teaching program for art education should pursue a BFA (any concentration) with the coursework suggested in the GMU University Catalog.

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Sunday 07:45 - 00:00

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The School of Art is located within the College of Visual and Performing Arts and offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in art with concentrations in Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Printmaking, Critical Art Practices, Graphic Design, Photography, and New Media. We are a collaborative, academic, and professional community focused on advancing creativity through traditional and new media practices applied to varying social contexts.

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Hello, would like to study watercolor painting at GMU, to audit one course as a Senior Citizen. I already have an MA, Music, 1994. Any suggestions for the first step? Whom shall I talk to first? Navigating the on-line websites for GMU is bewildering. Many thanks in advance.
My solo show will open at Olly Olly in September. More details coming soon.
I have some work in this show!
Check out The Alchemy of the Sex Witch and Other Tales of Love opening Wednesday!
New Graphic Designer position open at The Hatcher Group in Bethesda, MD!
Volition is looking for submissions for their Fall 2017 publication. We publish all forms of art, photography, prose, and poetry. Our submission deadline is November 3rd! Please submit your work to [email protected].
Hello! We are Student Coordinators in the Office of Orientation and Family Programs and Services here at George Mason University. We are reaching out to ask if you have any interest in performing on Saturday, November 11th, during our program named Patriots Unplugged for Family Weekend 2017. The event is a coffee-house style program, during which we’d like to feature Mason students and their talent. We are looking for singers, poets, musicians, artists and directors to display their work during the 7:30pm-9pm program. Students and Family members from all years and backgrounds will be attending this event. We have determined time limits for each act - Each singing/musical actus (individuals and groups no larger than 3) will be limited to a three-song set, with each song going no longer than 5 minutes. - Spoken word pieces or poetry are limited to no longer than 5 minutes. - Short films lasting no longer than 10 minutes. We are also looking for student artwork to display in the Bistro, where the event will be taking place. We ask that any interested artist send us a photo of the piece and a description. If this is something of interest to you, please reach out and share your intended pieces. After review, we will let you know if we would like to display your work during the program. If you have any questions, please let us know, and we hope to hear back from you soon! Sincerely, Victoria Orosa and Monty Westendorff Student Coordinators Office of Orientation and Family Programs and Services
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Fellow GMU SOA students! Please come check out my upcoming solo "Scratching the Surface" show if you are able. It's up for the month of August in Rockville MD. - Thanks! Meaghan Busch / Blue Cat Press