MassArt Illustration

May 11, 2015
by alice.stanne

2015 Portfolio Reviews and Portfolio Night Event a Smashing Success

Wednesday, May 6th was a jam-packed day for the Illustration seniors!

Their final portfolio review took place from 3-5PM in the Trustee’s Room and Portfolio Night followed in the President’s Gallery from 6-8PM.

An impressive group of twenty art-buying professionals from a variety of markets reviewed the work, giving advice and suggestions to each senior from their particular area of expertise.rev01rev07rev04Overall, the professionals were very impressed by the class of 2015, mentioning several times that the work was quite strong.

Following the review, the evening celebration began. The seniors moved to what quickly became a crowded President’s Gallery, meeting and greeting invited guests, family, MassArt alums, and friends.

open11 open02In addition, Departmental Awards were presented to both seniors and juniors. The recipients included:

Pollinger/Bourke Award – Eleanor Norton
Floyd Covert Award – Zachary Chomyszak
Faculty Shadowbox Award – Krista Perry
Calvin Burnett Award – Jennifer Rea
Tom O’Hara Award – 
Melissa Stocker 

Senior Faculty Awards
Emma Rickert
Jessica Mathis
Kristen Lee
Julia Emiliani

You Take the Cake Award
Kate Pinelli

Junior Faculty Awards
Eileen McIntire
Diego Chaves
Choohyun Chung

Join us in congratulating our graduating class of 2015!class02


All photos by Scott Bakal

October 1, 2013
by alice.stanne

Welcome to the new Illustration Department Blog!

The Illustration Department would like to announce our new department blog!

We wanted to create a place where we can share what is going on with our current students, alumni and faculty and inform everyone of art related interests going on within the department and out in the world. One of our goals is to create a hub to share information and we welcome current students and alumni to contribute to this blog. If you have an interesting story you’d like to share, a current professional or personal project or  successes to share, we would love for you to submit them so we can post and show the wonderful things MassArt artists are accomplishing.

We will highlight FEATURED POSTS which will be about interesting art-related topics, exhibitions and ideas. We have new posts about the upcoming John Singer Sargent watercolor museum exhibition at the MFA and book arts in production right now!

We’re also proud of our students and want to highlight their successes during their stay here at MassArt and after they graduated. The ALUMNI and CURRENT STUDENTS links will be chock full of accomplishments and information about them. It will also give you the opportunity to connect with one another.

As an example of our alumni successes, recently Pat Falco, BFA 2010 had a solo exhibition titled “Just Happy To Be Here” at the Schlosberg Gallery @ Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA August 7 – September 8, 2013.

(photos courtesy of Pat Falco)

Along with our students, you will be updated on DEPARTMENT NEWS and FACULTY NEWS. Information about special events, guest speakers, class trips to museums and faculty projects. For example, ISTVAN BANYAI who recently had a solo exhibit at the Norman Rockwell Museum will be coming to speak to the students October 7th at 6:30pm! We look forward to having him visit MassArt as an honored guest!

(image by Istvan Banyai)

We also have special events such as Draw En Mass which is run by students! Every semester, a group of artists get together and go out into the Boston area and draw everything around them! It’s been a popular way to meet fellow students and get out of the studios for the day. Students even organized a drawing event over the summer! Look out for announcements about upcoming Draw En Mass events here or at its own dedicated blog and as well as other future events.

(drawing by Chris Bowers)

From Open Drawing sessions to Senior Thesis work, we hope to bring to you all the wonderful things we are doing in the Illustration Department and we want to make sure you are part of it! If you would like to submit news about you and your work, please send an email discussing what you would like to post to and we will get back to you about what is needed for the post.

We hope you have a wonderful and creative semester!