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Join Us: Sports Show Opening Reception
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The Sports Show Opening Reception
Thursday, September 10 
6:00 – 8:00pm
SVA Chelsea Gallery
601 West 26th Street, 15th floor

We hope you will join us for the opening reception of "The Sports Show,” as we honor the alumni whose work has been included in the exhibition. The reception is free and open to the public, and you do not need to RSVP.

"The Sports Show" opened on Saturday, August 22, and has received press coverage from Time, Sports Illustrated, Forbes and Art Info. Presented by the
 SVA Alumni Society, the exhibition brings together more than 30 leading artists and designers who graduated from SVA in commercial design and advertising, film and video, illustration and cartooning, motion graphics, painting and photography. These alumni are behind some of the most iconic imagery and creative direction in the world of sports.

The exhibition will remain on view through September 19. For more information and a complete list of the alumni in the show, visit the Alumni Affairs events page

Coming Soon: After School Special 2015
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After School Special 2015: SVA's Alumni Film and Animation Festival
Friday, September 18  Sunday, September 20
SVA Theatre
333 West 23rd Street

Featuring some of SVA’s most accomplished film, television, animation and visual effects alumni, this multi-day festival will include screenings, premieres of new work and behind-the-scenes looks at cinema and television hits and classics. All events will feature special Q&As with industry insiders.

Screenings include: 
  • A Tribute to Bill Plympton. Join renowned animator Bill Plympton (1969 Cartooning) for a special screening of his Academy Award-nominated short Your Face (1987), the New York City premiere of his new short film The Loneliest Stoplight (2015) and more.
  • Amazon’s Transparent. Join NewFest and New York Women in Film and Television for this special presentation of Amazon’s Emmy-nominated comedy series, featuring one of the show’s associate producers and stars, Zackary Drucker (BFA 2005 Photography).
  • FOX’s Family Guy and Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (2014). Join Kara Vallow (BFA 1985 Media Arts), executive producer of two of Seth MacFarlane’s hit shows, for a special presentation of two recent episodes as you’ve never seen them before—on the big screen!

All events are free and open to the public. Visit the After School Special page for more details and screening times.

Weekly Model Drawing Sessions Resume
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It's back! Our free weekly model drawing sessions resume on Tuesday, September 15, 2015. 

September 15  December 8
(Except November 24)
7:00 – 10:00pm
George Washington Residence
23 Lexington Avenue
Top-floor solarium 

First-come, first-served. Classes fill up quickly. Bring your own drawing materials. Alumni and photo ID needed for entry. Login or register for your alumni account here to print your alumni ID.

Image credit:  Gina Bari (BFA 2004 Animation), "Untitled," 2013, color erase pencil black

SVA faculty and staff recently attended the 2015 SIGGRAPH conference, the premier international event on computer graphics and interactive techniques, which took place August 9 – 13 in Los Angeles. For an overview of the event, visit the SVA blog.

In conjunction with the conference, SVA hosted an industry and alumni reception at the Figueroa Hotel on Monday, August 10. The event welcomed more than 60 alumni and representatives from Blue Sky, Walt Disney TV Animation, The Third Floor and Titmouse. Visit our Flickr page for more photos from SIGGRAPH and the reception

Save the Date | Will Eisner: The Spirit 75th Anniversary Celebration
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Mark your calendars for Will Eisner: The Spirit 75th Anniversary Celebration—An Evening with Jules Feiffer and Paul Levitz, an event presented by the SVA Alumni Society in partnership with the Will and Ann Eisner Family Foundation. 

The event will take place on November 11 at the SVA Theatre, and proceeds will benefit the SVA Alumni Society’s Will Eisner Sequential Art Fund.

More details and information about purchasing tickets to come!

Three Most Discussed Projects on SVA Portfolios
SVA Portfolios is regularly viewed by gallery curators, creative professionals and members of the media. These are the top three most discussed projects in August: 

1. Natalya Balnova
(MFA 2013 Illustration as Visual Essay): A Book of Legs, Tails and Horns

2. Ricardo Lopez Ortiz
(BFA 2009 Illustration): 1001 Knights Avatars

3. Kyle Stecker
(BFA 2011 Illustration): Illustrations Spring/Summer 2015

Alumni in the News
Dinh Quang Lê (MFA 1992 Photography and Related Media) was featured in "Dinh Q. Lê's Art of Nuanced Criticism," Japan Times, 8/4/15.

Kenny Scharf (BFA 1981 Fine Arts) was featured in "Behold Coney Island's Massive Display of Street Art," TimeOut New York, 8/4/15.

Anna Bauer (BFA 2005 Computer Art) was featured in "Anna Bauer's Hidden Talent," W, 8/7/15.

Ima Mfon (MPS 2015 Digital Photography) was featured in "Being Nigerian in America," CNN.com, 8/12/15.

Logan Jackson (BFA 2015 Photography) was featured in "This New Agender Fashion Site Wants You To Just Do You," Refinery29, 8/18/15.

Upcoming Exhibitions
Scott Lukacs (MFA 1989 Computer Art) has work on view in "Demons & Dreams: Recent paintings by Scott Lukacs," Gallery 319, Woodland Hills, CA, 9/19/30/15.

Eric Rhein (MFA 2000 Fine Arts) has work on view in "Ordained," Pavel Zoubok Gallery, NYC, 9/1010/17/15.

Sarah Sze (MFA 1997 Fine Arts) has work on view in "Sarah Sze," Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, NYC, 9/1010/17/15.

Joe Fig (MFA 2002 Fine Arts) has work on view in "Joe Fig: Inside the Artist's Studio," Cristin Tierney Gallery, NYC, 9/1010/24/15. 

Terry Berkowitz (1971 Fine Arts) has work on view in "Veil of Memory, Prologue: The Last Supper," Boca Raton Museum of Art, FL, 9/11/151/10/16.

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