South Dakota College Art Association Conference

SDCAA logoNovember 5-6, 2009

Studio Practice/Teaching Practice in Art Higher Education

The South Dakota College Art Association (SDCAA) is a consortium of the state’s university and college art faculty, encompassing the fields of studio art, art history, art education and graphic design. The goal of this year’s conference is to facilitate in-depth discussions on our current studio, teaching and research practices through open-studio workshops and round table presentations. Faculty are encouraged to bring students to participate as well. This year’s keynote address will be delivered by Dr. James Elkins, E.C. Chadbourne Chair in the Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism at the Art Institute of Chicago.

 

Conference Schedule:

Thursday, November 5, 2009

10:00-10:50 am: Dr. James Elkins, “On the Strange Place of Religion in Contemporary Art.” (Gilbert Science Center room 100)

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Registration (Center for Visual Arts atrium), Center for Visual Arts studio tours and viewing of SDCAA Faculty Exhibition at the Eide/Dalrymple Gallery

1:00 pm -2:30 pm: Studio Workshops (Center for Visual Arts)
Printmaking (CVA, 185): Johntimothy Pizzuto, University of South Dakota, dry point and mezzotint demonstration and workshop
Ceramics Visiting Artists (CVA, 191): Shannon Frewaldt, South Dakota State University; Michael Hill, University of South Dakota; Jodi Jensen, Sinte Gleska University; Ben Suga, Studio Assistant, Augustana College

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm: Art History Roundtable: presentations on current research projects (Humanities Building room 302), Facilitator: Dr. Lindsay Twa.
Presentations:
Dr. Julie Schlarman, University of South Dakota, “Neighborhood Units and TNDs: Continued Learning from Levittown.”
Sara Christensen Blair, Northern State University, “Bridging the Gap Between Studio and Art History: The PhD for Studio Artists.”
Dr. Leda Cempellin, South Dakota State University, “Access Denied.”

2:30 – 3:00 pm: coffee break

3:00-5:00 pm: Studio Workshops (Center for Visual Arts):
Printmaking (CVA, 185): Johntimothy Pizzuto, University of South Dakota, dry point and mezzotint demonstration and workshop (continued)
Ceramics Visiting Artists (CVA, 191): Shannon Frewaldt, South Dakota State University; Michael Hill, University of South Dakota; Jodi Jensen, Sinte Gleska University; Ben Suga, Studio Assistant, Augustana College

5:00-7:00 pm: Gallery Reception for SDCAA Faculty Exhibition (Center for Visual Arts atrium)

7:00-10:00 pm: Open Figure Drawing Session (CVA, 183): There will be no model fee, but please bring your own art materials.

7:30 pm:  Free evening concert,  The Augustana Faculty String Quartet:  The quartet features four associate members of the South Dakota Symphony: Christian Zamora (violin), Justyna Lutow (violin), Pei-Ling Lin (viola) and Kathryn Hufnagle (cello). They will be performing works by Haydn, Bartok and Webern. This special recital is free and will be in Kresge Recital Hall, Humanities building (adjacent to the atrium of the Center for Visual Arts).

 

Friday, November 6, 2009

9:00-10:00 am: Presentation: “Collaborative Works: Art and English,” Ceca Cooper, University of Sioux Falls. Facilitator, Tom Shields. (CVA, 181)

9:00 am – noon: Studio Workshops (Center for Visual Arts)
Ceramics Visiting Artists (CVA, room 191): Shannon Frewaldt, South Dakota State University; Michael Hill, University of South Dakota; Jodi Jensen, Sinte Gleska University; Ben Suga, Studio Assistant, Augustana College

10:00-10:30 am: coffee break

10:30 am – noon: Teaching Art History Surveys and Seminars: presentations and round table discussion of the successes and struggles in the classroom, and demonstrations of effective assignments/lecture/discussion methods. (CVA 181).  Facilitator: Dr. Lindsay Twa.
Presentations:
Dr. Leda Cempellin, South Dakota State University, “The Series Access Denied as an innovative active learning method: breaking the boundaries between art practices and the art history discipline.”
Dr. Julie Schlarman, University of South Dakota, “Student Learning Contracts in Upper Level Art History.”
Dr. Lindsay Twa, Augustana College, “’The Magical Museum Exhibition Project’ and ‘Methodology and Multiple Approaches’: Two Assignments to get us beyond the binge-and-purge of the Introduction to Art History Survey.”

Noon – 1:00 pm: lunch break (Morrison Commons, 2nd floor cafeteria)

1:00-2:30 pm:  Studio Workshops (Center for Visual Arts)
Design (CVA, 181): Nanhee Kim, South Dakota State University. Workshop: “Introductory project using expressive brush stoke for beginning students in 2D design”
Ceramics Visiting Artists (CVA, 191): Shannon Frewaldt, South Dakota State University; Michael Hill, University of South Dakota; Jodi Jensen, Sinte Gleska University; Ben Suga, Studio Assistant, Augustana College

1:00-2:30 pm:  Art Education (CVA, 182): “What’s Next in South Dakota?”
Steve Thomas, facilitator .
Fatih Benzer, South Dakota State University. “War through Magazine Covers: A Semitics Study in Visual Culture.”

2:30-3:00pm: coffee break

3:00 pm:Keynote Speaker:

Dr. James Elkins, “What Do Artists Know?”
Gilbert Science Center, room 100
 

Dr. James Elkins earned an MFA in painting and also a PhD in Art History from the University of Chicago. He is currently E.C. Chadbourne Chair in the Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism at the Art Institute of Chicago, and is one of the most prolific writers currently in the field of art history, visual culture and studio practice. His wide-ranging scholarship addresses connections between science and art, Renaissance and modernism, and art practice and art history.

5:00 pm – Dinner downtown Sioux Falls: Parker’s Bistro, 210 South Main, Sioux Falls. Entrees range from $15-25, with a full bar menu. Conference attendees will pay for their own meal at the restaurant.
5:00-9:00 pm: Explore Sioux Falls First Fridays—galleries and open studio tours throughout downtown Sioux Falls.

Departure:
Exhibiting faculty are welcome to remove their works from the SDCAA exhibition following the keynote speaker, or contact Lindsay Twa at the Eide/Dalrymple Gallery to arrange pick up of your artwork before departing Sioux Falls.

Travel Information:

A block of rooms have been reserved under SDCAA at the Sioux Falls Country Inn & Suites, 200 E. 8th Street at the government rate of $46.50 (double occupancy, $61.50). Rooms may be reserved by calling the hotel directly, 605.373.0153, or 1.800.456.4000. Reservations must be made by September 18. Reservations made after that date will be subject to availability.

Link to Sioux Falls Map with Augustana Center for Visual Arts, Hotel, and Dinner locations.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Lindsay Twa by e-mail at lindsay.twa@augie.edu or phone at 605.274.4010.

Exhibitions:

SDCAA Faculty Exhibition, October 8-November 6, 2009
Art faculty of participating institutions are invited to submit one work to the SDCAA group exhibition. Faculty interested in exhibiting works must email complete information on the work (artist, title, date, medium, dimensions, and insurance/sale price) by September 25 to lindsay.twa@augie.edu. Works must arrive to the Eide/Dalrymple Gallery by Saturday, October 3 (works can be accepted earlier and stored for the exhibition). Works will be available for removal after 5:00 pm on November 6. If you cannot attend and would like to participate in the exhibition, you will be responsible for shipping costs or arranging for a colleague to pick up your work. Mailing address: Lindsay Twa, Attn: SDCAA exhibit, Augustana College, 2001 S. Summit Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57197. Works can also be delivered directly to the Eide/Dalrymple Gallery, in the Center for Visual Arts (30th St. & Grange Ave) during open gallery hours, M-F 10 am-5 pm, Saturdays, noon-5 pm.

SDCAA Student Exhibition: There will be a continuous power point presentation of student work from each participating institution. Please send jpegs of student work for the exhibition by Monday, October 26. Please include name, year in school, school, medium and course.