Summer Pre-College Art Program
Learn new skills and begin thinking and working like an artist while creating and strengthening your portfolio. The 5-week session includes visiting artists, critiques with faculty, special discussions, and culminates in a student exhibition open to the public, family, and friends.
Special topics workshops available to Pre-College students in summer 2013 are Image+Process=Book and The Drawing Project Workshop.
NEW THIS SUMMER
New York Foundation for the Arts Mock Panel coming to Skidmore College!
What is a Mock Panel?
A NYFA Mock Panel helps prepare students for the real world. This process gives students a behind-the-scenes tour of professional artistic review panels and gives invaluable tips to strengthen their applications for graduate schools, residencies, and grants.
How does it work? Students prepare and submit digital applications online, including work samples, resumes and artist statements, using the same interface applicants use to apply for a NYFA Artists' Fellowship. Then, NYFA staff will provide feedback when Skidmore Summer Studio Art Program students are invited to a Mock Panel on campus to see their submissions in the context of a live-jury panel.
Who are Mock Panels for? Skidmore Summer Studio Art Program students in any of the studio art courses, and High School Art Fellows, will be able to participate in the mock panel.
2013 Visiting Artist
This year the program is pleased to welcome Emilie Clark as our featured visiting artist.
Emilie Clark was born in San Francisco in 1969. She received her BFA from Cornell University in 1991, and moved to New York City from the Bay Area in 1998. She received her MFA from Bard College in 2002. Clark has exhibited widely in the United States and Europe, including a solo show at the MUSARC in Ferrara, Italy (2000), and a three person show at the Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin, Ireland (2003).
Clark was the artist in residence at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden in 2010. She exhibited twelve years of her Weekly Painting project at Morgan Lehman, New York, in October 2007, and more recently Maxwell’s Lair, 2009. She has been included in several group exhibitions in New York, including Rare Specimen at the Arsenal, Pondering the Marvelous at Wave Hill, and Poetry Plastique at Marianne Boesky gallery. She was selected for the Weatherspoon Museum’s Art on Paper in 2010. In New York City she is represented by Morgan Lehman Gallery and on the West Coast, by Elizabeth Leech Gallery in Portland, Oregon.
In addition to her solo projects, Clark has published a number of collaborative works with author Lyn Hejinian, and most recently a folio project from the Hui Press, Over Cook, with poet (and husband) Lytle Shaw. Her medical drawings have appeared on numerous medical journal and textbook covers, including Journal of Experimental Medicine and the History of Endocrine Surgery.
Clark was awarded a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio residency in 2001 as well as a Pollock Krasner Foundation grant in 2002-2003. Clark is currently an assistant Professor at Ohio Wesleyan’s New York Arts Program. Her studio is in Brooklyn and she lives in New York City with her two boys, Cosmo and Luca, and husband, Lytle Shaw.
For images of Emilie Clark’s work and biographical information:
Other 2013 Visiting Artists and faculty:
- Phoebe Adams
- RJ Calabrese
- James Esber
- Jane Fine
- David Gyscek