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.