positive space logo

Download NEW Episodes of
FATE's Podcast
Positive Space
on the 2nd Wednesday
of every month
on iTunes





























































































































































































































































































































Congratulations to 2017 FATE Educator and Leadership Award Winners!

 2017 FATE Award Winners

Pictured left to right, M. Michelle Illuminato, Rae Goodwin & Scott Betz will be honored at this years FATE Biennial conference. Please join us in celebrating their achievements during the FATE Business Meeting Friday 4.07.16 during breakfast. More information on these celebrated educators can be found [ HERE. ]

FATE 2017-19 Board Nominations

We are now accepting nominations for the 2017-19 Board. If you or someone you know might be interested in supporting this organization's mission with their creative spirit and engaged drive for advancing the FATE community, please contact FATE President Stacy Isenbarger (fate.stacyisenbarger@gmail.com).

Find more information on the current list of 2017-19 FATE Board Nominees [ HERE ].

Additional biographies of Board Nominees are being posted on the FATE website as they come in. Please check back to our website for further updates.

FATE board elections take place at our biennial  national conferences. All board positions, except for the FATE in Review Editor & VP for Biennial Conference are elected positions. Appointments run for 2 years. Elections for the 2017-19 FATE Board will take place during the FATE Business Meeting at breakfast Friday, April 7th at the conference hotel. Please make plans to attend.

Introducing our newly appointed editor of FATE in Review: Michael Marks 


The FATE board is pleased to share the recent appointment of Michael Marks as the new Editor of FATE in Review!

Michael Marks is an Assistant Professor of Art at the University of South Carolina Upstate where he oversees the Art Foundations area. He received his BA in Painting, Drawing, and Printmaking from Georgia College and MFA in Painting from Clemson University. He previously held academic appointments at Anderson University, Anderson, SC; and the SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, Greenville. 

An advocate for the arts and education, Marks co-founded the ThreeCitiesGroup artist collective and organized exhibitions for more than six years. He has received several awards and distinctions, including a grant from Vasari Paints, NY; and a fellowship from Wildacres Foundation, NC. The Paris College of Art Press and Temporary Art Review have published his scholarly reviews and writings on art education. In addition to appearing in publications such as Studio Visit and Visual Overture magazines, his artwork has been exhibited nationally in cities including Greenville, New York, Atlanta, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Saint Louis, Austin, and Chicago, and internationally in Copenhagen, Prague, and Perth

You will indeed hear more from him in the coming months especially in regards to collecting paper submissions for publication. If you are presenting this April at our conference in KC please consider your work for review. 


Shout Out Awards Announcement 
Victoria Hoyt, Metropolitan Community College 
Ralph Pugay, Portland State University
Amy Reidel, St. Louis Community College & St. Louis University

Congratulations to the three lucky Shout Award Nominees chosen during our December Positive Space Podcast. These three unsung (or "not sung enough") heroes in our higher education system will have their  FATE 2017 Conference registration paid in full & their membership covered for 2017-18.

Thanks to our FATE members who submitted nominations and made these awards possible. 
Find the full list of nominees [ HERE ].

 Announcing Enrique Martínez Celaya

FATE Conference Keynote Speaker

The Kansas City Art Institute and the FATE Board of Directors and staff are honored to announce Enrique Martínez Celaya as the 2017 FATE Conference Keynote Speaker.  Martínez Celaya is an artist and author who, along with training as a physicist, has developed a practice influenced by and in dialog with literature and philosophy.  The KCAI Foundation Department faculty are thrilled to connect Martínez Celaya to the FATE organization and selected him because “he is the exemplary voice to address the multi-faceted conference theme ‘To the Core and Beyond.’  His practice mines the complexities of personal artistic pursuits, and quickly moves past art and design disciplines to better understand one’s quest for meaning in the many reaches of life experiences.”

Martínez Celaya’s work, including paintings, sculptures, photographs and installations, is exhibited and collected by major institutions around the world.  He has created projects for the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, the Pérez Art Museum in Miami, and the Berliner Philharmonie in Berlin, among others.  His recent published writings include On Art and Mindfulness: Notes from the Anderson Ranch (Whale and Star, Los Angeles), Collected Writings and Interviews 1990-2010, and The Nebraska Lectures (both published by University of Nebraska Press-Lincoln.)   The permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in Los Angeles, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, and the Phillips Collection in Washington D.C. hold significant examples of his work.  Martínez Celaya is the Roth Family Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Dartmouth College.

All registered attendees of the 2017 FATE Conference are invited to hear Enrique Martínez Celaya speak on behalf of his practice and extensive research connecting art, education, science, and beyond.  To learn more about his accolades and current projects, please visit www.martinezcelaya.com.





  > Affiliate News  


There are NO ART EMERGENCIES During a discussion a few years back about the pace we keep as art educators, this gem of wisdom was passed on to me and upon hearing it, I felt immediacy to get it down on paper. This scrawled out note-to-self now rests prominently on my refrigerator door. As it swings in and out view, it continues to resonate with me; the range of obligations we confront in our field isn’t really dire.  Yes, we often desire change but crafting immediate resolutions isn’t in our job description and sometimes we may need to remind ourselves of this.

However, I find myself in conflict with this statement more often these days.  I hear stories from FATE colleagues all over who are excited about what they can offer their programs creatively but are exhausted by the hurdles in their way.  Whether it’s a lacking respect, support, time, space, funding—you see where I’m going with this—they want to strategize ways to fix it and as I hear more of these voices, my sense of a collective urgency builds.  And maybe this isn’t an emergency either, or at least it isn’t one yet, but I’m getting a sense we need to prepare. So I’m writing this to reach out and ask what can we do to best address these burdens as a constructive community.  As open-minded problem solvers, I know we have a range of answers to offer for support. Now let’s build our strength in numbers and get our fixes out there!

Here’s one opportunity to consider for our collective approach:

In 2007, a fantastic group of educators representing diverse geographies, institution sizes, and types put their heads together under the direction of Ralph Larmann, a past fearless leader of FATE, to create guidelines for Foundation Programs.  As a document designed to be supportive for NASAD purposes, it is still relevant today and offered through our website to for support, but I’m looking to review this document and update it for 2017. I will be in contact with many past contributors, but please contact me if you’d like to be a new voice to this conversation.

 Beyond this, what other goals should we be setting for ourselves now? Our volunteer board is consistently discussing new ways to approach our initiatives and further support our membership, but we want work with you further.  What ideas do you have?  What considerations is your pedagogy research leading you to? What can we foster together?  What notes-to-self are on your fridge?  Please keep us posted.

 Happy Spring from our board’s classrooms to yours!  We look forward to your session proposals for FATE 2017 in Kansas City!


>FATE Affiliate News


secacThe upcoming SECAC conference in Roanoke, VA will be held Oct. 19-22, 2016. This conference, hosted by Virginia Tech and Hollis University, will be set with the backdrop of beautiful mountains in southwest Virginia. Within walking distance to the conference are several museums and cultural centers, as well as options for outdoor adventures. The official call for papers is available through the SECAC website. Here you can find abstracts for sessions, including the call for submissions for the FATE Affiliate Open Session entitled, The Draft. Paper proposals are due by April 20th, 2016 at midnight (EST), and SECAC membership is required at the time of paper acceptance. You can submit a total of (2) proposals, and abstracts are a maximum of 200 words.

Session Title: The Draft

In an era of immediacy how do we encourage a culture of thoughtful revision and refinement through foundations and art and design pedagogy? Currently, products move from invention to consumption. Reviews translate as criticism. Products are re-designed, improved, and re-released. We are familiar with the need for updates, improving functionality. What are the pedagogical strategies supporting the functionality of revision, getting students to utilize the draft to improve the overall realization of creative work? Can we raise the stakes of drafting, to emphasize development, practice, and process related to productivity? Does the dialogue of critique contribute to revision? Are students accountable for refining creative work after a deadline, and how do we continue to revise our own curriculum? This panel encourages dialogue surrounding the functionality of revision and drafting explored through studio and design practice, pedagogy, coursework, assessment, critique, and project shares, etc. As an affiliate session, FATE membership is not required to present. FATE: Foundations in Art: Theory and Education is a national association dedicated to the promotion of excellence in the development and teaching of college-level foundation courses in both studio and art history.


 NEWS FROM CAA: Naomi Falk

The FATE Affiliate session, “Controversy, Censorship, and Conundrums: Finding Connections in Teaching” was held Friday, February 5, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM at the College Art Association in Washington, DC. The session presented artworks, artists, and introductory assignments that encourage students to explore their beliefs and engage in open dialogue and investigation of issues we face daily, locally, and globally. Co-chaired by Naomi J. Falk, FATE CAARepresentative (St. Lawrence University), and Ruth Stanford (Georgia State University), panelists included: Meredith Starr (Suffolk Community College), Pamela Harris (University of North Texas, Dallas), and Derek Coté, Lauren Kalman, and Daniel McCafferty (Wayne State University). We had a surprisingly good turnout (for a Friday evening) and many of the attendees learned about FATE for the first time. Engaging discussions ensued! Thank you to all who participated! For more information about FATE’s CAA affiliate sessions, please contact Naomi J. Falk: naomijfalk@gmail.com

Results of the 2016-20 CAA Board Elections: http://www.collegeart.org/news/2016/02/04/results-of-the-2016-20-board-election/

CAA 105th Annual Conference, Feb 15-18 , 2017, New York, NY

Call for proposals ends April 18, 2016

For more information and to submit a proposal for a 90 min session: https://caa.submittable.com/submit

CAA Announces Formation of Committee on Design: Call for committee members ends May 1, 2016 
CAA invites members to apply for service on this inaugural Committee on Design. To apply, kindly forward a statement of interest (250 words or less) and a 3–4 page condensed résumé noting in the subject line Committee on Design to vjalet@collegeart.org. Initial application review begins on March 30, 2016, with appointments to two-year terms anticipated by May 1, 2016.

For more information, please visit: http://www.collegeart.org/news/2016/02/23/caa-announces-formation-of-committee-on-design/



 NEWS FROM MACAA: Guen Montgomery

Call for Presentations for MACAA 2016 Deadline extended to March 31 2016

PDF with complete list of Streams and Sessions and application instructions can be found at http://www.macaart.org/

The 2016 MACAA conference, entitled Studio Shift, will be held at the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio from October 26-28th.  Interdisciplinary artist Jon Rubin is this year’s keynote speaker.

 Guen Montgomery will chair the FATE Affiliate session during the MACAA conference, entitled Misunderstandings: Art Flops in the Public Sphere.

 This panel calls for educators to share experiences, unexpected teaching moments, and/or pedagogical lessons-learned that address student-made public artwork. Inspired by student sculptural pieces that have been publicly presented and then publicly misinterpreted, this panel will address the specific kind of learning that takes place when art leaves the art building.  The panel topic facilitates discussion about student projects in terms of guerrilla sculpture/ installation, public performance, and socially engaged, political works.  We will explore censorship, the role of failure in art making, and how asking students to create work specific to a public space changes college-level artistic experimentation. Although this conversation is intended to especially engage those instructors working with foundations students at the beginning of their artistic career, or educators who teach art/ design to non-major students, panelists can draw from any experience relevant to the instruction of, or participation in, the creation of public art.


FATE Regional Event {KS, MO, OK, & NE}

When: Friday, May 6, 2016, 10am-5pm

Where: Beren Gallery in the Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
Cost: Free event. Light breakfast and lunch will be provided
Coordinator: Robert Budp, robert.bubp@wichita.edu 

 Foundations instructors from across the region will share their favorite Foundations assignments and samples of student work--writing, drawing, 2D design, 3D design, 4D design & multimedia--there will be something for everyone.

Space is limited. Contact Robert Bubp at robert.bubp@wichita.edu to present and/or attend the event. Projects may be submitted for share or presentation or both; submit requests to present by April 1, 2016. Projects to share should be submitted by May 2, 2016 in order to provide materials to attendees.

FATE Regional Event {ID & WA} 

Leverage: Shifting Forces in the Classroom 

When: Friday, April 8, 2016, 10:30am-3:30pm
Where: University of Idaho, Art & Architecture Building, 022
Cost: Free event. Lunch Provided
Coordinators: Joe Hedges, Assistant Professor of Painting/Intermedia, Washington State University, joe.hedges@wsu.edu & Stacy Isenbarger, Assistant Professor of Art + Design, University of Idaho, stacyi@uidaho.edu

New art and design foundations educators are forced to confront diverse curriculum and first year students issues with limited navigational support.  Curriculum precision and design tactics become necessary to achieve leverage in productive classroom. Join us  for a day of interactive activities and discussion identifying ways to help students channel their own creativity into empowered action. Together we will discuss ways to turn disadvantages into advantages, fears into strengths and roadblocks into pathways to success.

The focus of this event will be on emerging educators, but all are welcome to join in on this discussion. Voices of experience welcome. Please contact event coordinators if you wish to participate or have any further questions.

FATE Regional Event {TX, surrounding states} 

When: Saturday, November 5, 2016, 10am-3pm
Where: University of North Texas, College of Visual Art and Design, Art Building, 1201 W Mulberry St, Denton, TX 
Cost: $20 (includes coffee/muffins & lunch- vegetarian option available)
Coordinator: Deanna Ooley, Deanna.Ooley@unt.edu

How are institutions specifically using technology in their design foundation programs and curricula? Visit the University of North Texas for this one day workshop to share your experiences and favorite project that incorporates technology into design instruction. In addition to informal assignment swapping, several 20 minute lectures and demos will also be featured throughout the day. Participants are requested to bring a 5 minute informal presentation and project handouts for 25-30 people. Please share what worked, what didn’t, and what you plan to do differently in the future. Other useful materials such as student work pictures/ examples, supply lists and vendor contacts are also encouraged. If you would like to be a TechSwap presenter, please submit a brief proposal for a 20-25 minute presentation to Deanna Ooley at Deanna.Ooley@unt.edu by October 15, 2016. Limit 30 participants


We’re Looking for an Artist with a Background in Art Markers!

Currently we have part-time, contract-based positions available in New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles.

 The Winsor & Newton Fine Art Collective education program performs demonstrations to college students about materials and topics that will provide a solid foundation in their work, as well as be inspiring and exciting. 

 The prospective candidates should be knowledgeable, enthusiastic, passionate, and energetic, and should have teaching experience, preferably on the college level. The ideal candidates are artists whose main media is working with art markers. 

 Interested candidates should send a current résumé, artist statement and website link to Jimmy Leslie, Director of The Fine Art Collectivejleslie@colartusa.com.




  > FATE Members' Showcase 


Greetings from FATE!  Our board is grateful for the continued solidarity of our current membership. It’s your welcoming spirit that makes up the network of support drawing more and more educators into our organization. Your dedication to pedagogical research and creative inquiry is what continues to inspire in spite of the stressors we contend with in our academic environments.  Thank you for what you do.As a board, we have been discussing ways to better sustain the growing diversity of the FATE membership base. Those influencing foundations pedagogy range from graduate students stepping into dynamic roles in the classroom to retirees who have much expertise to share, but the majority of our conference attendees don’t fully reflect the ranging levels of educators taking on our student population.  Due to this, we’re seeking ways to make membership more supportive.For this year’s membership drive, we are doing so by adding some more options.  For 2016-17 Individual Sponsorship, we will be offering a reduced, biennial individual membership of $30 for retirees.  We are also offering yearly Institutional sponsorship rates that support a team of instructors.  Please review the new benefits for Silver & Gold Institutional sponsorship found in this newsletter or our website and ask your administration to further support your collaborative team by choosing one of these options.  Beyond this, allow us to help you build an even stronger collaborative community in your area; consider hosting a regional event soon.  By bringing a more diverse community of creatives together, we can further promote teaching development and excellence. If you have ideas of how FATE can further support our community, please contact me and let me know your thoughts.   I look forward to hearing from you soon. 


Members old and new can take advantage of the pro-rated membership period. Benefits of membership include all e-newsletters and the annual FATE in Review journal. Please remember that membership is required to attend the 2017 FATE Biennial Conference, hosted by the Kansas City Art Institute. FATE is now offering a new Retiree Faculty Individual Membership rate at $30 for the 2016-2017 membership period.Consider Institutional Sponsorship instead this year at the Regular, Gold or Silver levels. Annual Regular Sponsorship at $100 includes one Individual Membership, five copies of FATE in Review and your institution's name on FATE's website and e-newsletters. FATE is offering further membership benefits for Silver and Gold Institutional Sponsorship levels this year! Support your institution's instructional team through these group memberships. For $250, Silver Institutional Sponsorship offers four annual memberships and 10 FATE in Reviews. At $500, Gold Sponsorship supports ten annual  memberships and 15 FATE in Reviews.FATE’s 2016-2017 Individual Membership Renewal period begins NOW through FEBRUARY 14, 2016.Renew or Sign up here. Thank you for your continued support of FATE!Contact VP of FATE Membership, Colleen Merrill with any questions at fate.membership@gmail.com  
••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••  ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••


The board and members of FATE continue to be committed to the partnership and outreach extended by SECAC. For this year’s SECAC/FATE Affiliate panel, Valerie Powell (Vice President for Regional Programming) and I co-chaired #fresh. This panel promoted diverse theories alongside applicable practices concerning contemporary foundations pedagogy, and on-site it even expanded into a participatory workshop and brainstorming session. Presenters on the panel included Katie Hargrave from University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a presentation entitled, Socially Engaged Art and the Foundations Experience, and Chris Ireland from Tarleton State University with a presentation entitled, Teaching Critical Thinking through Gaming.
The 71st annual SECAC conference and meeting, organized by Conference Director Kurt Pitluga of Slippery Rock University with the aid of members of the West Virginia School of Art & Design Faculty, was held Oct. 21 – 24th in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a location that contextualizes the continued growth and expansion of the enterprising organization. Historically, SECAC has enjoyed its roots in the regional Southeast, but as the organization continues to diversify and broaden, SECAC continues to look forward. Future conference locations include: Roanoke, VA; Columbus, OH; Birmingham, AL; and Chattanooga, TN. The Pittsburgh location situated the conference at the confluence of the Monongahela and the Allegheny rivers that form the Ohio River, and this positioning highlighted the theme of the conference. Utilizing the platform of a conference panel, Valerie and I engaged participants in a collaborative dialogue motivated by the member survey responses from the recent FATE biennial conference. Surveys indicated an interest in diversifying the panel topics of not only FATE, but also regionals and affiliate conferences as well. Since SECAC is a non-genre specific conference it provided an opportunity to expand FATE’s dialogue. The following list of topics were brainstormed by teams and developed during #fresh, and they indicate the support and synthesis of foundations pedagogy across creative practices in higher education. As an organization, we look forward to researching these topics further and anticipate future panels may utilize this list as a resource for discussion and application.
Here are some topic highlights from the panel discussion:
  • How to build/run a program and curriculum, “The Foundations of Foundations”
  • Conference Intervention: discussion/roundtable and workshop driven sessions that combat a passive experience
  • Exploring 2-D through 3-D
  • Sneaky Concepts: how to sneak concept into process
  • How to hook a non-major, or Butts in Seats
  • From Trash to Treasure, Beyond the Intrinsic
  • Tinder for Collaborators {a mixer}
  • The Conceptual Framework of “The Draft”
  • Socially Engaged Practice & Sustainability
  • Navigating Tenure/land mines
  • Censorship/Ownership/Authorship…in a culture of mimicry
  • What a Foundations course looks like without “projects”
  • Grades? What? Why? How? Assessment Relevance
Valerie and I would like to thank our panelists and the group of attendees who became our collaborators. We look forward to exploring the ideas developed. Conferences are always a healthy mix of research and preparation, creativity and resourcefulness, academic and professional stimulation, unexpected improvisation, and an influx of knowledge paired with friendship and networking. Our SECAC affiliations expand our FATE experiences and help shape our organizational structure. 

 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
NEWS FROM MACAA: Guen Montgomery

2016 MACAA Conference: Studio Shift 
Oct 26-28th 2016
Session Proposals Due December 16th 2015
Abstracts, maximum of 250 words, should be emailed to MACAA16@ucmail.uc.edu

The MACAA board would like to congratulate Chris Olszewski (Savannah College of Art and Design) and Barbara Giorgio (Ball State University) who were recently elected organization President and Secretary respectively. We also recently elected nine new board members, including Mary Eisendrath (Virginia Commonwealth University), Heather Hertel (Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania), Jennifer Murray (Loyola University Chicago), Rod Northcutt (Miami University), Elizabeth Olton (University of New Mexico), Scott Thorp (Georgia Regents University), Kate Bonansinga (DAAP) and Kris Holland (DAAP), and Guen Montgomery (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) who will serve as representative to Foundations in Art, Theory and Education (FATE.) 
MACAA’s affiliate session for the 2016 College Art Association Conference in Washington DC will be held Saturday, February 6th at 12:30 pm in the Wardman Park Marriot. Chaired by Chris Olszewski, the session is titled The Young and Not So Young Guns of MACAA. More information on CAA panel sessions can be found at http://conference.collegeart.org/schedule/sessions/. The 2016 MACAA biennial conference will take place in Cincinnati, Ohio. Titled Studio Shift: MACAA2016 @ DAAP, the 2016 conference addresses the ever-changing, fluidity of art and design while exploring research in a socially engaged, post-studio context. Hosted by University of Cincinnati's College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP,) the conference will be co-chaired by Kris Holland and School of Art Director Kate Bonansinga. DAAP is also collaborating with FotoFocus 2016 to invite and sponsor keynote speakers. To learn more about the University of Cincinnati’s renowned DAAP program, visit http://daap.uc.edu/about.html
The 2016 conference runs October 26th through the 28th and the conference hotel is the conveniently located Kingsgate Marriott on the University of Cincinnati campus. Multiple regional institutions have taken part in conference planning, including Ball State University, Wayne State University, Miami University, The University of Dayton, The University of Toledo, Michigan University, and Thomas Moore College. The deadline for conference proposals is December 1st 2015. Student participation is welcome, along with proposals from artists, designers, curators, historians and critics. For more information about conference activities, registration and programming visit MACAART.org.

Please join us in February for FATE’s Affiliate session and business meeting at the College Art Association conference in Washington, D.C. The FATE Business Meeting will convene on Friday, February 5 from 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM, Washington 2, Exhibition Level at the conference hotel (Washington Marriott Wardman Park). The FATE Affiliate Session, entitled “Controversy, Censorship, and Conundrums: Finding Connections in Teaching” will be Friday, February 5, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM in Washington 2, Exhibition Level. The session will present artworks, artists, and introductory assignments that encourage students to explore their beliefs and engage in open dialogue and investigation of issues we face daily, locally, and globally. Co-chaired by Naomi J. Falk, FATE CAA Representative (St. Lawrence University), and Ruth Stanford (Georgia State University), panelists will include: Meredith Starr (Suffolk Community College),
Pamela Harris (University of North Texas, Dallas), and Derek Coté, Lauren Kalman, and Daniel McCafferty (Wayne State University). For more information, please contact Naomi J. Falk: naomijfalk@gmail.com
   •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

> FATE in Review: Mary L. R. Preis

FATE in Review welcomes their newest Associate Editor, Andrea Kantrowitz from Teacher's College at Columbia University. You may remember the article lkjshe co-authored in the last Review "A Case for Drawing in the 21st Century."
Last year's submissions have just been reviewed and we are we excited to share the latest edition this winter. Stand by!
FATE in Review aims to create a dialog among Foundation professionals and hopes to foster a larger discussion. As always, submissions are accepted year round. In addition to our primary focus on academic papers, we would like to encourage a greater variety of input. Book reviews, commentary on past papers, and letters to the editor are also welcome. 
If you are interested in volunteering, have a paper, letter to the editor, or comment, please contact Mary L. R. Preis at mpreis@pnca.edu. Please include FATE in Review in the subject. More guidelines and information can be found at www.foundations-art.org/fate-in-review.


FATE Regional Conference News: Valerie Powell




WASH {Workshop in Art Studio + History} Building at Sam Houston State University SOUTHERN COMFORT: a conversation about what is working in foundations: A FATE/ITI ThinkTank style Regional Conference

 It is easy to talk about what is not working in art foundations education, but often those conversations are limited to complaining & do not yield actual results.
We are interested in having a dynamic conversation about what is working in foundations. 

The goal is to share what is working in our unique programs, through a combination of topic driven presentations & breakout discussion sessions. In addition, all participants are encouraged to bring a tip, assignment, project handout or resource to share with the group. 

When: 2pm Friday, February 19th- 4pm Saturday,February 20th
Where: WASH {Workshop in Art Studio + History} Building at Sam Houston State University, 2220 Ave. M, Huntsville, Texas
Cost: $75, this covers all meals, snacks, parking & conference take home materials

In conjunction with this conference, an exhibition of foundations projects & project handouts will be curated & displayed in Huntsville, Texas. Detailed information is available under the Exhibition tab.

Click HERE for the conference website and more information.


West Virginia Wesleyan College FATE Regional Event {WV and surrounding states} 4D (Time) in Foundations

We will be looking at 4D foundations approaches (moving beyond 2D and 3D to add time-based activities). Topics of discussion will include approaches to stand-alone 4D foundations courses, approaches to integrating 4D projects into existing foundations courses, and elements/principles for 4D art & design.
When: Friday, February 26, 2016. Noon-5pm
Where: West Virginia Wesleyan College
Cost: Free
Coordinator: Ellen Mueller, mueller_e@wvwc.edu
 The event will start with a panel presentation/discussion including:
  • Sarah G. Sharp, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Approaches to Stand Alone 4D Course Design & Adding 4D Assignments to Traditional Courses
  • Ferris Crane, Robert Morris University, Graphic Design with Time-based Projects and Sequential Thinking
  • Eric Homan, Columbus College of Art and Design, Integrating 4D Objectives into First Year Foundations
  • Jason Robinson, University of Mary Washington, Integrating Time-Based Work into Digital Foundations course for Non-Graphic Designers
  • Joe Reinsel, St. Mary's College of Maryland, Interactive and Sound Art
The panel will be followed by a project exchange/discussion (projects will be submitted beforehand [this is optional] so everyone can walk away with a printed packet of projects). Pre-registration required: To pre-register, please send an email to mueller_e@wvwc.edu by February 1, 2016. Seating is limited. Lunch will be provided courtesy of West Virginia Wesleyan College. (no cost to attendees)Click HERE for more information ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••


powered by MemberClicks