Tuesday
Jul222014

New Agent for Lori

Hartford MFA alumni Lori Ann Levy-Holm (class of 2009) has recently signed with literary agent, Jodell Sadler, of Sadler Children's Literary!

In this blog post, Sadler interviews Lori about her work and career:

How I Got My Agent

You can see more of Lori's work on her website:

http://www.levyholm.com/

Thursday
Jul102014

"Jimmy Loves Juice"

Thesis project of MFA student David Yee (Class of 2014), an animated short film called "Jimmy Loves Juice," has several upcoming screenings on the film festival circuit, listed below. You can also find more information on the project here: http://jimmylovesjuice.blogspot.com/



Costa Rica International Film Festival
July 23 - July 27 2014
El Sano Banano Village Hotel & Amor De Mar Hotel
Montezuma, Costa Rica
http://costaricafilmfestival.org/home.html

San Francisco Frozen Film Festival 
Best of Animation: Friday, July 18th 10:55pm  
The Roxie Theatre
3117 16th Street, San Francisco, CA, 94103
http://www.frozenfilmfestival.com/ 

13th Annual Asian Film Festival of Dallas
July 10 - July 17 2014
Angelika Film Center of Dallas
5321 East Mockingbird Lane, Suite 230
Dallas, TX 75206
http://www.asianfilmdallas.com

 

Thursday
Jul102014

Illustrating Our Landmarks 2014

MFA Alumni Anthony Calandra (Class of 2013) is participating in a show hanging right now at the Society of Illustrators titled 'Illustrating Our Landmarks'. Anthony has 3 oil pastel paintings hanging in the show which is curated by HAS alum Leslie Cober Gentry. The show also includes work from several HAS faculty including Murray Tinkelman, Chris Spollen, Daniel Pelavin, & Ted & Betsy Lewin. 
You can read more about 'Illustrating Our Landmarks' here, though the Anthony's landmark was St Patricks Cathedral, not St John the Divine as noted in the article. 
Thursday
Jul032014

"Scuffy- A Scarecrow's Tale" Accepted by 3x3

Alumni Greg Newbold (class of 2009) has had a series of illustrations created during his time with the Hartford MFA program accepted into this year's 3x3 Illustration Picture Book Annual. Though the personal project does not yet have a publisher, this admission is some well-deserved and prestigeous recognition for the work. The graphic design for this picture book was done by fellow Hartford MFA graduate Val Paul Taylor (class of 2010).

Find out more about "Scuffy- A Scarecrow's Tale" on Greg's blog.

 

Wednesday
Jul022014

A Student Tradition Continued


In 2012, at the suggestion of Student Scott Murphy (Class of 2014), a new tradition began. During each contact period of their MFA journey, Hartford students now find time to gather for a private karaoke session where they bond in song.

This picture is from the most recent Dallas/Ft Worth contact period, and is the largest karaoke group to date.

 

 

Monday
Jun302014

Frogfolio & Other Assignments of John S. Dykes

MFA alumni John S. Dykes has been hard at work on several recent illustration assignments, featured at left and below. The first (left) is from the upcoming Frogfolio Calendar, which will be available in September. Frog-lovers check back often; online ordering info to come.


You can see more of John's recent projects on his blog.
Paris sketchbook illustration for Johns Hopkins Magazine, Pam Li art director.
Illustration for American Airlines in flight magazine on the declining number of convertibles being produced. Art directed by David Radabaugh.
A recent section cover for Barron's for an article on investing for retirement. Pam Budz, art director.

Monday
May122014

Newport Life Magazine's cover comes alive in the illustrated lines of Ryan Maguire (Class of 2012)

 Welcome to Newport, RI! Home of the hardworking and fearless. 2014 is the year of the horse, so saddle up and take a ride through out Newport Life Magazine’s 2014 Best of Newport County Winners issue and see the innovation and energy our local businesses share with die hard locals and visitors from around the world.

For the first time in twenty years - Newport Life Magazine's cover comes alive in the illustrated lines of Ryan Maguire

Giddy up!
Go Newport Go! www.newportlifemagazine.com