Free Model Drawing Sessions
Mondays, January 14 – April 8 (with the following holiday exceptions: 1/21, 2/18, 3/4)
7 – 10pm
George Washington Residence Hall Solarium, top floor
23 Lexington Avenue

Admission is free on a first come, first served basis. Classes fill up quickly! Please bring your own drawing materials. Alumni ID card and photo ID needed for entry. To print out your alumni ID card, click click here.

Friday, January 11 – Saturday, January 26
Visual Arts Gallery
601 West 26 Street, 15th floor
Admission is free

The first of two MFA Fine Arts Department thesis exhibitions curated by Wallace Whitney, painter and co-founder of Canada Gallery, New York, and comprised of work in various media by 17 emerging artists. For more information please click here.

Thursday, January 24 – Sunday, January 27
The Metropolitan Pavilion
125 West 18 Street

The METRO Show NYC features 35 preeminent dealers specializing in historic design and furniture, contemporary art, paintings and prints, folk art and self-taught art. The Editions | Artists' Book Fair runs concurrently in the adjacent Altman building and presents the latest and greatest in prints, multiples and artists books. Attend the METRO Show education series, Dialogues, a robust slate of lectures, booth talks and tours at the fair with a 2-for-1 admission special offer. Visit metroshownyc.com/dialogues-2-for-1 to print out your 2-for-1 admission voucher and learn more about the show.

Discounts Available to SVA Alumni

Among the many benefits available to SVA alumni are discounts on insurance, for theater performances and at CAVA/The SVA computer store. For a full list of your alumni benefits, go to alumni.sva.edu/Benefits.

Now on offer: discounted tickets to William Inge's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Picnic, currently playing at the American Airlines Theater and starring Ellen Burstyn, Sebastian Stan, Maggie Grace, Elizabeth Marvel and many others!
Tickets: $89 for Orchestra/ $65 for Mezz/ $42 for Rear Mezz. Please visit: roundabouttheatre.org/Shows-Events/Picnic.aspx or call Audience Services at 212.719.1300 and mention the code PICGEN.


Do you need a copy of your transcipt? For answers to this question and more please check out the Alumni Frequently Asked Questions page here.


Hurricane Sandy

Post-Sandy Artist Initiatives and Relief Efforts


John Mattiuzzi (MFA 2012 Computer Art), still from the film Frankenstorm, 2012

A Panel Discussion
Thursday, January 31
7 – 9pm
Amphitheater, 209 East 23 Street, 3rd floor
Admission is free and open to the public

Please join the Office of Alumni Affairs for a Post-Sandy panel discussion on the relief effort and artists' response to the storm. Charles H. Traub, chair of the MFA Photography, Video and Related Media Department, will moderate the talk.

Alumnus John Mattiuzzi (MFA 2012 Computer Art) will discuss his video Frankenstorm. Here he captured the human and emotional impact of the storm from Brooklyn. Alumnus Jessica Rionero (BFA 2010 Film and Video) from BeGracious.com, and founder Chelsea Marino, will describe their non-profit's mission to raise money for the purpose of re-building people's homes. Dena Muller, director of new initiatives at the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) will explain the impact the storm has had on the wider community as well as the art world, and what steps NYFA is taking to provide assistance.

No RSVP necessary. Questions? Please contact alumni@sva.edu.

SVA Portfolios

To see a listing of the top viewed 2012 Portfolios on Behance click here.

Image: Yulia Gorbachenko (MPS 2010 Digital Photography), Tessa, Digital Photgraphy, 2012

National Event

Photo from the Miami Project Art Fair, SVA booth

Miami Project Art Fair December 4 - 9, 2012

SVA hosted a popular booth at the inaugural Miami Project, a satellite fair to Art Basel Miami Beach featuring contemporary art in all media, and presented with support from The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) North Miami. SVA's Visual Arts Gallery was among an international lineup of 65 galleries selected based on the strength and relevance of their programs. Nine recent graduates were selected to participate: Ryan Brady (BFA 2012 Visual and Critical Studies), Jeremy August Haik (MFA 2012 Photography, Video and Related Media), Eli Halpern (MFA 2012 Fine Arts), Eric Mistretta (MFA 2012 Fine Arts), Augustus Nazzaro (MFA 2012 Fine Arts, BFA 2007 Fine Arts), Peter Neu (MFA 2012 Fine Arts), Lorelei Ramirez (BFA 2012 Fine Arts), Pacifico Silano (MFA 2012 Photography, Video and Related Media) and Rebecca Ward (MFA 2012 Fine Arts).

Click here to read more on the SVA blog.

Save the Date


February Alumni Mixer
Date & Location TBD
Admission is free

Marc McAndrews (BFA 1998 Photography) will discuss his new book, Nevada Rose, Inside the American Brothel, which captures the day-to-day reality of legal prostitution.

The Distinguished Alumnus Lecture

Wednesday, March 13, 7pm
SVA Theatre, 333 West 23 Street
Admission is free and open to the public

Julia Hoffman (BFA 2002 Graphic Design), creative director of Advertising and Graphic Design at the Museum of Modern Art, will discuss her life and career after graduating from SVA.

Image: Marc McAndrews (BFA 1998 Photography), book cover for Nevada Rose, 2012

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