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Columbia College Alumni on 5: Teaching Artists

The 2013 spring Alumni on 5 Exhibition looks at Columbia alumni teaching artists (artists who teach) and the connection between the artists’ studio practice and their teaching practice. This year’s exhibition focuses on the correlation between the artwork our alumni create, their teaching practice and the work their students create.
With the release of the Chicago Cultural Plan 2012 and its emphasis on the arts in Chicago Public Schools, we hope to develop sustainable relationships between educators and generate dialog around the meaning of ‘teaching artist’. Calling attention to the crucial role the arts and the artist plays in the future of education.  

What we are looking for:

•    Artwork by teaching artists (artists who teach)
•    Artwork by students
•    Unique connection – medium or content – between the artists and their students  
•    Samples, studies and documentation of teacher and student collaborative work
o    Work made of the students, such as photographs of students constructing a project in class
o    Proposals and curricula
o    Class evaluations and observations  
•    Please note that we are not looking for ALL of the items listed above from each artist

What to Submit:

•    Please send submitalumni@colum.edu a brief description of the work you would like to exhibit (see above section for what we are looking for) and at least one supporting image or document
•    In the same email, please provide the following
o    Full Name
o    Email address
o    Mailing address
o    Phone Number
o    Graduation Year
o    Degree and Major

Eligibility, Terms and Conditions:

•    All Columbia College Chicago alumni are welcome to submit
•    By submitting your work, you acknowledge that you are the sole creator and copyright owner of the work
•    By submitting your students’ work, you acknowledge that you have obtained legal permission to do so
•    Submissions in all media are welcome. Any accepted works that require special installation equipment or materials must be supplied by the artist[s]
•    All accepted works must be available for the duration of the spring 2013 exhibition: April 19th – September 13th  
•    By submitting, you agree to the above stated terms and conditions


Friday 3/15/13: Submission Deadline
Friday 3/22/13: Jury’s decision
Friday 4/12/13: Drop-off work
Monday 4/15/13 – Wednesday 4/17/13: Installation
Friday 4/19/13: Opening reception
Monday 9/16/13 – Friday 9/ 20/13: De-install and work pick up

Questions, concerns and all other inquiries: Email Jessica Rodrigue and Chelsea Middendorf, Ao5 co-curators, at submitalumni@colum.edu