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Current Exhibitions and Opportunities

The Poetry of Edges: An Exhibition of Work from the ACC Honors Painting Program


The artists in the show are comprised of students from the inaugural year of this unique art course now offered at ACC. Students are encouraged to develop a body of work with an enhanced curriculum meant to challenge and expand their perspectives as artists through the medium of painting. The exhibition is curated by the students themselves with assistance from their instructor, Shawn Camp, who has been teaching Painting at ACC since 2001.

Featured Artists: Jess Butler, Cindy Cannon, Jennifer Conroy, Judy Conroy, Terry Cowen, Lin Flores, Alison Hall, Erin Leary, Leticia Mosqueda, Juliette Nickel, Tammy Mabra, Alexis Schoelkopf, Gabriela Vidal, Debbie Ward, Clover Watson, Aimee Williams, and Janie Zackin.

6101 Highland Campus Drive, Austin, TX 78752, Building 4000, First Floor.

Opening reception: Monday, March 4 from 6 to 8pm, and the show runs through April 13. Exhibition hours are Monday through Friday, 7am — 10pm, Saturday, 8am — 7pm, and Sunday 12pm — 6pm.

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Call for Entry!

Peace and Conflict Studies Symposium: The Borders of Belonging: Art, Conflict Transformation & Peace

Click Here for the Borders Online Entry Form


Artwork featured: We & They (Transparencies) by Kristin Leigh Calhoun
Ink on Inomache Nacre, beeswax, 2014 (courtesy of the artist)

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to submit works related to the theme of borders. Borders can be physical or political boundaries that divide or mark-out geographic areas. They can be personal or interpersonal–boundaries established by social norms, practices, or concepts, invisible to the eye, but able to compel or direct behavior. In addition, borders can be spiritual, ideological, intellectual, or scientific in nature, indicating the limits of what is possible. Historically, and in our society today, borders are crossed, challenged, enforced, or eliminated. As borders are contested or negotiated, the need for conflict resolution arises, and with it a reshaping of identity and a new search for belonging.

Deadline to Apply: Monday, March 25
Exhibition dates: April 12 at EVC and April 17 –May 20 at HLC
You may submit up to three works

Click Here for the Borders Online Entry Form

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Call for Entry!

The League for Innovation in the Community College Student Art Competition

Click Here for the League for Innovation Online Entry Form

ACC Art Students are invited to submit work for The League for Innovation in the Community College Student Art Competition.

Each participating member institution is allowed 5 works by students that are submitted to the League for the competition. This is a preliminary competition to select ACC’s five nominees. Three jurors from the League then select the Best of Show, 2nd and 3rd Place Winners and Juror’s Choice Awards. All of our 5 finalists will be included in the catalog and receive a merit certificate and be eligible for the cash awards, if selected by the jurors.

A printed and on-line catalog of the selected participants is produced for each year’s competition.
To view a digital version of last year’s catalog click here. Austin Community College student work is located on pages 50-59 in the catalog.

Students who are interested in this competition may enter up to three pieces at the link below before Monday, April 1st. If selected, the artwork must be made available Monday, April 8th at Highland Campus to have the piece photographed.

Click Here for the League for Innovation Online Entry Form

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Scholarship Opportunity

Steve Kramer Endowed Scholarship 2019
Applications accepted through April 1, 2019.


Purpose: To assist students enrolled in ACC’s Art program.
Amount: Number of awards and dollar amount will be based on funds available.
Criteria:
• Majoring in Art at ACC.
• Minimum 2.75 GPA overall.
• Successfully passed at least 6 credit hours in Studio Art at ACC.
• Must have a completion rate of at least 70% on attempted course work at ACC.
• Financial need (as determined by the ACC Financial Aid Office).
• Submit one or more letter/s of recommendation from a recent art instructor.
If you provide their email address on the application, they will receive an e-mail
with a link to provide the recommendation letter online.
• Submit up to 10 digital images of your works of art. Provide clear, well-lit jpegs,
photo size to be 5 x 7 inches up to 12 x 18 inches at 72 pixels per inch.
• Include a word.doc list of images with:
Your name, student ID number, email, and phone number.
Title, media, date, and size of each image, numbered to correspond to each image.
Terms of Scholarship:
1. Maintain a 2.75 GPA overall while on scholarship.
2. Enroll and complete a minimum of nine hours each semester.
3. Scholarship applies to tuition, fees, books, and art supplies only.
4. May only be used toward an associate degree in Art at ACC.
5. Scholarship must be used within one academic year.
To apply:
Complete the ACC General Scholarship Application online at:
www.austincc.edu/scholarships
Questions? Please contact:
Janet Brooks, Kramer Scholarship Committee Chair
Professor of Art, jbrooks2@austincc.edu
Applications accepted through April 1, 2019.

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Upcoming Events

43rd Annual ACC Student Art Exhibition


March 23 — April 13, 2019
Reception and Award Ceremony, Wednesday, April 3, 6-8pm
Dougherty Arts Center
1110 Barton Springs Road
Austin, Texas 78704

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International Sculpture Day at ACC


The ACC Art Department and The Texas Sculpture Group will be hosting an exhibition of Student and Faculty 3-Dimensional work in the Atrium Gallery, Building 4000, Highland Campus from Saturday, April 27 through Sunday, May 19, 2019.
International Sculpture Day, or IS Day, is an annual celebration event held worldwide on April’s last Saturday to further the ISC’s mission of advancing the creation and understanding of sculpture and its unique, vital contribution to society.
www.sculpture.org/isday

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West Austin Studio Tour at ACC


The ACC Art Department will be participating in the 2019 West Austin Studio Tour! There will be art on display throughout Highland Campus, Building 4000 in addition to a student art sale. The Art Department will also have an open house with studio demonstrations.
Dates and times for WEST are May 11, 12, 18 and 19, 2019, 11am – 6pm.

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Past Events and Exhibitions

2018 ACC Juried Student Art Exhibition


Click Here for exhibition images
Exhibition Dates: Nov 19 – Feb 28
Reception: Thursday, Nov 29, 6-8pm

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Holiday Art Sale 2019

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