Monday, November 9, 2009

Mural Project in Progress

Our club is working on a mural in the library of Reedy Fork Elementary School. Hopefully next week we can have more pictures of the FINAL product!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Falk- Visiting Artist Jon Rubin

Jon Rubin is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work explores the social dynamics of public places and the idiosyncrasies of individual and group behavior. His solo and collaborative projects include creating a game show for ideas, opening a fake store in an indoor shopping mall, starting a restaurant that secretly runs via take-out from its double across the street, broadcasting an office's telephone conversations through a talking piano, running a neighborhood truck that gives away free homemade goods and services, operating a radio station that only plays the sound of an extinct bird, developing a hypnotized human robot army, producing a cable access variety show at a senior center, and developing a free nomadic art school. He has exhibited video, drawings, installations and public projects internationally including at The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; The Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico; The Rooseum, Sweden; Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Germany; Nemo Film Festival, Paris; as well as in backyards, living rooms, and street corners.

Jon Rubin's Artist Lecture 5:00 p.m., Thursday November 12, Cone 103 Weatherspoon Art Museum

More details on his visit will be provided shortly.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

More Pictures From Tate St. Festival

The first picture shown is from one of our art-making meetings. The others are of our table at the Tate Street Festival. We had some great handmade pieces and despite the rain we were able to sell a lot of them! This was our first fundraising event.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Tate St. Festivals and Updates!

Tate St. Festival was a complete success!
We made over $200 for our club! Thank you to all who helped out with this event.

News From our amazing faculty advisor/art ed professor:

Hi Student officers,

I am so happy to inform you that our proposal submitted to the NAEA National Convention, in Baltimore has been competitively accepted. Congratulation!!! We will go to National!!! As Pat expressed, this is the first time in our history of art department. :) Pat & I are talking about the way we(Four of you & I) can receive college funds from the Dean. I will update with you about this matter.

I would like to meet the group who signed for the mural project to brainstorm ideas for a design. Friday, Oct.16, 4 pm was our next chapter meeting date & time I guess (due to having fall break for the second Friday that we originally chose to meet monthly). We shall call a meeting for the same date as we did set and we also can discuss about the mural. I will bring some finger food for our social and hope to discuss about our picnic!! :)

Panel Presentation of K-12 Art Educators

Date: November 4, 2009 @5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Gatewood Gallery
Panelist: Lisa Wood (Weavers’ Academy); Lisa Sterling (Southeast High School); Helen Palmentari (Northeast High School); Victoria Wreden-Sadeq (Newcomer’s School); Erin Stesch (Western Guilford High School).
Moderator: Dr. Maria Lim

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Thursday, August 27, 2009

de Kooning's "Woman" turns 60!


The Weatherspoon Art Museum at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro is pleased to present the Fall Weatherspoon Community Day on Saturday, October 17, 2009, from 1-4 pm.
The focus of the day’s activities will be Willem de Kooning’s painting Woman, which turns 60 this year. A special community birthday cake will be cut and served at 2 pm.
Woman (1949) by Willem de Kooning is a pivotal work in the artist's career, as it anticipated the six famous "Woman" paintings he began in 1950. The purchase of the painting by the Weatherspoon in 1954 created something of an uproar in Greensboro: many people wondered why funds contributed in memory of former arts educator, Lena Kernodle McDuffie, would be spent on such a garish and aggressive image. Woman now holds rank as the jewel in the crown of the Museum's permanent collection.
Woman’s birthday party will include hands-on art activities for the young, and the young at heart, with special de Kooning-inspired collage/drawings, wacky photographic self-portraits, Modernist-inspired marker paintings, and a gallery scavenger hunt.
And, if you have not heard the Percussion Ensemble from The Winston-Salem Enrichment Center, this is your opportunity! They will be performing from 3-4 pm.
Director Aaron Bachelder (multi-instrumentalist and composer) formed the group in 1997 with interested students at the arts-based, not-for-profit program in Winston-Salem, North Carolina for adults with disabilities. The Percussion Ensemble recently released its third recording, Ten Songs, an eclectic mix of original music and unique interpretations of American standards, and it has performed at venues in New York and at the Museum of American Folk Art in Baltimore.
Players include: Valarie Williams- glockenspiel Andrew Shumaker- keyboards Jonathon Lindsay- piano Walker Lewis, Jr.- marimba, percussion Meredith Lamy- vibraphone Marcie Haley- drums Aaron Bachelder- guitar
For more on the Percussion Ensemble, visit their site: WAM Community Day events are fun for people of all ages who can enjoy art activities based on concepts derived from Weatherspoon’s varied exhibitions, great live music for the whole family, and refreshments. Gallery greeters will be on hand to answer questions as participants visit the Museum’s six galleries. Community Day is a wonderful opportunity to discover the museum for the very first time or to return and bring a friend who may not be familiar with everything the Weatherspoon has to offer. Community Days are normally scheduled in the Fall and Spring annually.
Image: Willem de Kooning, Woman, 1949, oil on canvas, 64 1/8 x 46 in. Lena Kernodle McDuffie memorial purchase, 1954.
About the Weatherspoon Art Museum
Mission The Weatherspoon Art Museum at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro acquires, preserves, exhibits, and interprets modern and contemporary art for the benefit of its multiple audiences, including university, community, regional, and beyond. Through these activities, the museum recognizes its paramount role of public service, and enriches the lives of diverse individuals by fostering an informed appreciation and understanding of the visual arts and their relationship to the world in which we live.
History The Weatherspoon Art Museum at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro was founded by Gregory Ivy in 1941 and is the earliest of any art facilities within the UNC system. The museum was founded as a resource for the campus, community, and region and its early leadership developed an emphasis—maintained to this day—on presenting and acquiring modern and contemporary works of art. A 1950 bequest from the renowned collection of Claribel and Etta Cone, which included prints and bronzes by Henri Matisse and other works on paper by American and European modernists, helped to establish the Weatherspoon’s permanent collection. Other prescient acquisitions during Ivy’s tenure included a 1951 suspended mobile by Alexander Calder, Woman by Willem de Kooning, a pivotal work in the artist’s career that was purchased in 1954, and the first drawings by Eva Hesse and Robert Smithson to enter a museum collection.
In 1989, the museum moved into its present location in The Anne and Benjamin Cone Building designed by the architectural firm Mitchell Giurgula. The museum has six galleries and a sculpture courtyard with over 17,000 square feet of exhibition space. The American Association of Museums accredited the Weatherspoon in 1995 and renewed its accreditation in 2005.
Collections + Exhibitions The permanent collection of the Weatherspoon Art Museum is considered to be one of the foremost of its kind in the Southeast. It represents all major art movements from the beginning of the 20th century to the present. Of the nearly 6,000 works in the collection are pieces by such prominent figures as Willem de Kooning, Eva Hesse, Sol LeWitt, Robert Mangold, Cindy Sherman, Al Held, Alex Katz, Henry Tanner, Louise Nevelson, Mark di Suvero, Deborah Butterfield, and Robert Rauschenberg. The museum regularly lends to major exhibitions nationally and internationally.
The Weatherspoon also is known for its adventurous and innovative exhibition program. Through a dynamic annual calendar of fifteen to eighteen exhibitions and a multi-disciplinary educational program for audiences of all ages, the museum provides an opportunity for audiences to consider artistic, cultural, and social issues of our time and enriches the life of our university, community, and region.
Weatherspoon Art Museum The University of North Carolina at Greensboro Spring Garden and Tate Streets, PO Box 26170 Greensboro, NC 27402-6170, 336.334.5770,
Word Document:
For more information or high-resolution press images, contact: Loring Mortensen, 336-256-1451,

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


It's a new semester guys! We really need everyone to help make this year great! We are going to be affiliating our club so I will try to keep you up to date!

If you did anything art-related this summer send me an email with photos so that I can post them here. []


Student Organization Re-affiliation Meetings - Fall '09

All student organizations that would like to be affiliated during the Fall 2009 semester MUST re-affiliate each semester, regardless of whether your org. is currently affiliated this Please plan to send one representative to one of the fall re-affiliation meetings:
Tues. 9/1 - 5 pm, Maple room, EUC
Wed. 9/2 - 2 pm, Maple room, EUC
Thurs. 9/3 - 10 am, Maple room, EUC

Please note that organizations that fail to attend one of these meetings will automatically lose affiliation for the Spring 2010 semester.
* Honor societies, graduate student organizations, and club sports are not required to attend these meetings to remain affiliated, but WILL be required to complete the online re-affiliation application in Fall 2009 in order to remain affiliated (details to come in early September about the application).

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


3rd UNCG-NAEA Student Chapter Meeting Agenda

April 30, 2009

Gatewood 225


    1. Art Can Event- Our group participated on April 23, 2009. We won 2nd place overall and altogether the event raised about 1,300 cans. Ashley Perry has kindly put information and a video about this event on our blog.
    2. NCAEA ’09 Conference- Scheduled for October 22-25, 2009 in Winston-Salem. Maria has proposed two presentations for our officers to give at the conference. All members must join NCAEA and our chapter to participate.
    3. NAEA ’09 Minneapolis- Maria kindly showed us a photo presentation of her trip to this Conference.

Student Chapter Business Agenda:

    1. Fundraising Event Ideas: Many ideas were raised including making and having people pay to decorate coffee cups, face painting at Kid’s Fest and other similar venues, handmade T-shirts to sell, painting seeded pots, etc. We are planning to host fundraisers relatively every month.
    2. General Meeting Dates: We plan to schedule meetings once a month with updates on our blog and emails regularly unless we need to meet more than this for events. We will decide on times and dates for next year at the beginning of the fall semester ’09.
    3. Membership Fee: $5?

Additional Comments Raised:

    • We need more advertising through email, flyers, and setting up tables in the EUC or atrium, etc.
    • Jamie Cope suggested that we involve ourselves in some way with Greenhill, a downtown art building for children.
    • In regards to the Tate Street Art Booth that we are planning to participate in, the suggestion to have people pay to paint a set amount of time on a large canvas. Then we would ask for their email address to send them a picture of the final project. More details to come.
    • Maria is planning to have a separate orientation of for incoming freshman Art Education majors. She is working to require them to join our Student NAEA Chapter. The suggestion to get a booth at SOAR was raised.

Members present:

    1. Jaimie Cope
    2. Chuck Siler
    3. Becka Ledford
    4. Jake Patton
    5. Ashley Perry
    6. Ali Kapps
    7. Shyla Sutton
    8. Lindsay Metz

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

At the Weatherspoon...

May 5, 2009



May 24 – August 16, 2009

The Weatherspoon Art Museum at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is pleased to present the exhibition Eileen Neff: Between Us, which opens to the public on Sunday, May 24, 2009.

Eileen Neff: Between Us
presents a selection of the artist's work from the last decade. Trained as a painter, Neff initially used the camera to produce pictures that she incorporated into early photo-objects and installations. Since 2000, her use of digital technology has facilitated her cut-and-paste approach to combining images into seamless collages, in which her essential theme of the collapse between interior and exterior space becomes apparent.

Neff's subjects seem at once familiar and arresting, a result of her using camera and computer, natural images and those constructed within her studio. One of her pictorial devices is the mirror image. In Narcissus (2001), a strip of river edged by lush forest is mirrored vertically, doubling the work's disorienting effect. Similarly in The Field and the Plane (2007), Neff produces a deep landscape by placing one image of a field on top of itself to meet an empty strip of sky.

A quiet sense of humor pervades Eileen Neff's work, as seen in a series of photographs entitled after famous writers. Dickinson (2004) shows a framed photograph of a long horizontal landscape hanging on a paneled interior wall, while a drawn-back curtain reveals an enlarged vertical sliver of the same landscape. The work speaks to Dickinson's self-imposed confinement and her deep appreciation for nature. Also from 2004, Thoreau poses a large landscape photograph resting atop a table in an otherwise bare room. Here, culture props up nature, much as it did for Thoreau as author, activist, and naturalist. The spare rooms of both works suggest the transcendentalist leanings of the two authors.

Eileen Neff has been exhibiting her work in this country and abroad since 1982, extensively in the Philadelphia area where she has lived and worked for many years. Eileen Neff: Between Us was initially organized for the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia by Patrick T. Murphy, director of the Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin and Ingrid Schaffner, senior curator at the ICA. It was shown at the ICA and the Royal Hibernian Academy before traveling to the Weatherspoon.

Image: Eileen Neff, Anecdote of the Tree, 1999-2000, C-print mounted on aluminum, 44 x 64 in. Courtesy of the artist and Locks Gallery.

Related Events

Artist Talk: Eileen Neff

Thursday, June 4, 5:30 pm, with reception to follow.

Noon @ the ‘Spoon Public Tour – Eileen Neff: Between Us

Tuesday, July 14, 12 noon

Join us for a 20-minute staff or docent-led gallery tour.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


This is a VERY GOOD opportunity and I think everyone should check it out!!!

Henri Matisse Internship

Greensboro, NC - April 28, 2009 - Caldcleugh Multicultural Arts Center, offers a 4 week internship for undergraduate or graduate art students through its After School Arts program. Intern would be expected to research, develop and implement a project with students in grades K-5 about the life and work of Henri Matisse. Project timeline: March 29-April 30, 2010.

After School Arts

After School Arts is a program of City Arts and the Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department. Its purpose is to provide quality after school care that includes homework assistance, one-on-one tutorials and activities that expose young people to the artistic traditions and culture of people throughout the world.

About Caldcleugh Multicultural Arts Center

Caldcleugh Multicultural Arts Center is an outreach arts facility affiliated with the City of Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department and City Arts. It provides a variety of opportunities for emerging artists to either develop or share their skills and knowledge with young people.

Kerri Mubaarak, Director
City Arts/Caldcleugh
200 N. Davie St. Box #2
Greensboro, NC 27401

Caldcleugh Multicultural Arts Center
1700 Orchard Street
Greensboro, NC 27406
336-373-5881 (office)
336-373-5816 (fax)

Friday, April 24, 2009











VIDEO FROM ART CAN!! [photos coming soon!]

Monday, April 20, 2009

T-Shirt Options


Sunday, April 19, 2009

Pictures from our last meeting

We were all working hard on coming up with a can sculpture design!
We can't wait to see everyone at the ArtCan event on Thursday.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Meeting Minutes: April 16, 2009

Meeting Minutes
UNCG Student Chapter of the National Art Education Association (NAEA)
4:00-5:45pm, April 16, 2009
Members Present: 9
Advisor Present: Maria Lim

Business Agenda
  • ArtCan! is next Thursday, April 23, 2009 at 2:30 outside of the Weatherspoon Art Museum! UNCG NAEA Student Chapter will be competing.
  • We decided to meet in the Studio Building, room 225 at 1:00pm on Thursday, April 23 to make our own t-shirts to wear to the ArtCan! event. If you can't be there at 1:00, drop a shirt off to Maria Lim and we will make it for you and bring it to the event at 2:30.
  • If possible, please meet us at the Studio Building room 225 office at 2:00pm on Thursday to carry the cans over to the event site.
  • We need a club logo: if you have design ideas, please e-mail them to as a JPEG file by Monday morning (April 20) when we will send out all the designs by e-mail and vote on which one to use. The final design will be printed out and ironed on to our club t-shirts.
  • We have a good number of cans (but still need more) and were able to come up with an idea for our sculpture. If you have cans please bring them with you on Thursday to the ArtCan! competition.
  • If you want to be involved in the NCNAEA State Conference weekend in October 2009 in Winston-Salem, please e-mail Maria Lim at

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Our UNCG NAEA Student Chapter Constitution



Section I The name of this organization shall be the UNCG Student Chapter of the National Art Education Association

Section 2 The organization is affiliated with the State and the National Art Education Association.


The object of this organization shall be to promote learning in the visual art and art education.


Section 1 Membership in this organization is open to anyone interested in art education, particularly but not limited to Art Education students.

Section 2 The advisor and officers shall determine the dues needed for membership in accordance with any state and national dues along with any needed dues for club operations.

Section 3 Members majoring in Art Education shall register with the NAEA. All non-Art Education members shall pay club dues only.


Section 1 General meetings shall be held monthly.

Section 2 Special meetings may be called by the president.

Section 3 All decisions at meetings will be made by majority vote with two-thirds attendance.

Section 4 Notification of meetings will be announced at previous meetings, through email or other electronic communication, and by means of advertising and publicity.


Section 1 The officers of this organization shall be a president, a vice president, two publicity agents, and a treasurer.

Section 2 The president shall call and run the meetings, and shall organize activities.

The vice president shall support and assist the president and keep minutes of the meetings.

The publicity agent shall be responsible for the promotion and advertising of meetings and events including recruitment of new members.

The treasurer shall be responsible for the management of the income and expenditure of club funds.

Section 3 The officers shall be elected by ballot at the end of the spring semester and shall continue in office for one year (fall and spring semesters).

Section 4 A majority of all votes shall be necessary to constitute an election.

Section 5 Any vacancies may be filled by special election.

Section 6 Officers may be removed from office by a majority vote of members.


Section 1 Elections shall be held at the end of the spring semester.

Section 2 Nominations will be made: at the meeting prior to the election or to the current advisor or officers before the election meeting.

Section 3 Nominated candidates must have been a member for at least one semester, be in good academic standing, and be able to fulfill the nominated position for the full term.

Section 4 Good academic standing shall be considered holding a minimum of a 2.7 GPA and being a full time student. The nominated candidate must provide verification of good academic standing to the club advisor.


Section 1 The constitution shall be read at the fall semester of each year.

Section 2 Copies of the constitution shall be available to all interested members.


Section 1 The advisor for this organization shall be the Coordinator of the Art Education program or another appropriate member of the faculty.

Section 2 The advisor’s duties are to provide support and information.


Section 1 This constitution may be amended at a regular meeting by a 2/3 vote of all members.

Section 2 Amendments to this constitution become effective upon approval of the organization, the Council on Student Welfare, and the Vice President for Student Services.

Summer Ceramics Course

Friday, March 20, 2009

Meeting Minutes: March 19, 2009

Meeting Minutes
UNCG Student Chapter of the National Art Education Association (NAEA)
4:00-5:10 pm, March 19, 2009
Member present: Rebecca Ledford, Lindsay Metz, Chuck Siler, Ashley Perry, Kara Seaford,
Shyla Sutton, Lauren Ward
Advisor present: Dr. Maria Lim
Excused: Katy Lupton, Kate Kapps, Stephanie Wells, Erica Tobin, Jaimie Cope,
Ashley Dean

Business Agenda

  • We had a great first meeting!
  • There were seven students present along with one advisor.
  • We discussed future fund-raising options as well as other club activities such as:
    Art Can!-Sculpture competition, Tate Street Festival, Bake Sales, etc.
  • We voted and agreed on the Constitution of the UNCG Student Chapter of the NAEA after making one change:
    We added a section 3 to Article III (Membership)
    Section 3: Members majoring in Art Education shall register with the NAEA. All non-Art Education members shall pay club dues only.
  • The constitution will be available on
  • We also voted on five Club Officers. Their running term is from now until spring 2010. The officers are as follows:
    President: Chuck Siler
    Vice President: Lindsay Metz
    Treasurer: Rebecca Ledford
    Publicity Agents: Ashley Perry and Kara Seaford

It's Official!

We WILL be participating in the Art Can event at the Weatherspoon!!! Here is a description:
[For Rules, click HERE!]

2:30 PM
Art CAN!, Farmers' Market and Sustainability Film: "Wal-Town" -

Celebrate Earth Week at UNCG and the Weatherspoon Art Museum. For a full list of events and sustainability initiatives at UNCG, visit and

2:30-4 pm: Art CAN! - UNCG departments and student organizations battle in the first-ever team sculpture building competition using only canned and boxed foods. Competition begins at 2:30 with judging at 3:15pm. All 'sculptures' will be donated to the Greensboro Food Bank following the event. Co-sponsored by the UNCG Division of Enrollment Services and the Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling. Rain or shine event.

4-6 pm: 2nd Annual Farmers' Market - Meet local farmers and organic growers from the Piedmont Triad area. Produce and other food items will be available for purchase. Sponsored by the UNCG Sustainability Committee.

6:30 pm: Sustainability Film: Wal-Town - Six student activists. Thirty-six Canadian towns. One giant corporation. A daunting experiment in activism. A group of six university students, calling themselves Wal-Town, take to the Canadian highway over two summers. Directed by Sergeo Kirby, 2006, 66 min.

In collaboration with the UNCG Sustainability Committee, the Weatherspoon Art Museum presents a second year-long film and discussion series on current issues affecting the environment. Films are free, seating is limited. For details on the films and ways UNCG is working to identify sustainable practices across the community, visit

We need to meet before this to practice and begin collecting cans!!!! Let me know if you can!!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Hopefully we will be able to participate in the upcoming Weatherspoon Event Art Can! Maria Lim [our faculty advisor] has emailed to sign up but it's first-come first-serve.

Hello Members!

Today was the first unofficial meeting for the UNCG chapter of the National Art Education Association. We have a lot to do before we re-affiliate, and we are excited to get started! Soon, I will have more updates and information to post, but for now we will just keep you up to date through email and facebook!

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