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Friday, November 17, 2006


As a heads up to everyone, AMENDMENT's Fall 06 deadline is on December 1st. We'll most likely be extending the deadline, but sooner is definitely better.

For anyone who hasn't seen a billion of my posts, Amendment is VCU's literary journal concerning issues of social justice. We accept fiction, creative non-fiction, critical essays, art, photography, poetry, and drama.

That means you, art kids!

Also, we STRONGLY encourage you to send us your critical essays you've written in or out of class pertaining to feminism, queer issues, race, socioeconomics, or anything else you think applies.

It's your chance to get published and have your name in VCU's li'l own arts journal.

Send your submissions along with your contact info to amendmentvcu@gmail.com. It's good karma!

student + paint

Thursday, November 16, 2006

7:09AM - please please please buy my stuff!

not only do i need to get rid of this stuff, but i could also use the dough. plus, who knows, maybe you'll find rad stuff for christmas presents in my list of junk, right?
help a girl out =/

mostly records and books. all of which are in excellent condition since i'm anal about taking care of things. if it's not in an excellent condition i will tell you

buy my stuff please!!!Collapse )

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Friday, September 22, 2006


ZOMBIE WALK 2006Collapse )

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Saturday, September 16, 2006

10:44PM - Halloweeen


Our October Opening and month-long event is called, "HAUNTED COUTURE", and exhibition and sale of hand-made, outrageous and head-turning costumes and fashion nightmares.

Anyone can submit an entry and be a featured artist for this show. This show will be seen by thousands of Richmonders, and is being featured in Richmond Magazine and Style Weekly.

We are accepting all types of submissions, and I've seen a few already - TRUST ME...NOTHING THAT YOU COME UP WITH WILL SHOCK ME AND ALL COSTUMES WILL BE HUNG IN THE GALLERY FOR THE SHOW. There will be a sign posted outside the gallery warning guests that some of the costumes on display are inappropriate for children under the age of 18 TO LOOK AT, let alone wear.

Want to be a part of it? - shoot me an email if you want to commit - I need the costume no later than October 3rd. It must retail for under $350-. We're looking for all price ranges, and you get 70% of the sale price.

Opening reception is October 6th from 6-10pm - the kick-off event for the First Friday Season - it will be huge - pretend you're an artist and get to work!

PLEASE RE-POST and Thank You!

Bart Schultz

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Saturday, August 26, 2006


preview party!!
6-10 PM
3 West Broad Street

Silent auction featuring works donated by local artists, live entertainment, music,
and cash bar available to benefit
Gay Pride Virginia - see gaypridevirginia.org

also, if you want to learn more about outre gallery, please visit: outre-richmond.com

student + paint

Wednesday, June 21, 2006


Outré Gallery at 3 West Broad has opportunities for artists to display and sell their work. We are the newest gallery on the Broad Street corridor and offer artists a great consignment split. First Friday crowds are huge - great opportunity to be seen.

We are currently looking for:

October Show Entries - Haunted Couture - handmade OUTRAGEOUS halloween costumes for exhibition and sale - contact us for more details.

All Shows - Handcrafted, original art and art objects. We are looking for unusual, unique, one-of-kind pieces - contemporary, pop, un-pop, low brow, self-taught and outsider, edgy, - we're looking for furniture, furnishings, lighting, jewelry, sculpture, glass, pottery, metal, etc.

Right now, we are overloaded with submissions from painters and photographers - we will still consider paintings and photography but we're searching for unusual work. We are also looking for smaller pieces - space limitations do not allow for huge canvasses.

Please stop by or email with images, bio, etc. We'd love to talk to you.


student + paint

Monday, April 17, 2006

1:45PM - artwork

im helping my cousin with this after school center for jr high/high school kids in an area up in Massachusettes. and i told her i would help her get art to decorate the place so it doesnt look so empty and gross.

SO. if you have artwork you dont want anymore, have no where to put it, or want to donate something to the cause, please please please let me know. via comment, or email, my email is knowltonse@vcu.edu
let me know what you have to give, and we can arrange a time/place for you to drop it off or for me to pick it up. it can be anything. 3d, 2d, traditional, contemporary, whatever. (as long as its somewhat aesthetically pleasing..)

thanks folks!

student + paint

Monday, April 10, 2006


Is anyone here still in AFO?

Well, I'll ask anyway.

How did you do??

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Monday, April 3, 2006


New Retail Space/ Gallery
on the Artwalk @ 3 W. Broad
Opening May 2006

Artist Opportunities and Consignment Available
Art-all media,Objects,

Beyond the Bounds of Conventional Correctness

For more info, email: Gallerycoordinator@yahoo.com

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Wednesday, February 8, 2006


does anyone know of any good dumps/junk yards/places/areas to pick up random found stuff for an art project?

student + paint

Wednesday, February 1, 2006


how do summer classes work here? more specifically, AFO summer classes.. how long do they go for, how many are you allowed to take at a time, etc.?

i want to be a counselor for the art intensive summer program for high schoolers here this summer, but i didnt know how that would or wouldnt conflict with taking the rest of my AFO classes that i have to finish this summer.


student + paint

Wednesday, December 21, 2005


Quick question.. can we re-take tech labs over the summer? I didn't fail but I want a better grade.

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Saturday, December 3, 2005


can people tell me about the following classes/teachers:

CHRIS NORRIS-foundation studio
RICHARD ESTRIN-figure drawing 1
JANUS WATSON-2dimensional design methods
RYAN MULLIGAN-digutal photography
JODY SCHWAB-special topic:the wall


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Monday, November 21, 2005

5:34PM - So...

Registration for spring semester was this morning.

Everyone happy with the classes they got?

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Wednesday, November 16, 2005

1:14PM - afo all nighters!

as i watched the students stare blankly at the wonderful works of art, their eyes drooping and their shoulders slumping farther and farther down towards to the floor, it became obvious that not one of us slept a wink last night. it was obviously the result of another procrastinated deadline. the teacher even gave two ten minute exercise breaks in attempt to liven up the critiques.

i found myself waking up this morning in the remains of a dorm after the hurricane of massive projects of two afo students cramped in one tiny room. i rolled over, discovering that there was a t square on top of my back, barely missing the plethora of needles that were chilling in my pillow. i stretched, but quickly recoiled when it became obvious that there were bits of balsa wood hiding in my sheets, and a toolbox waiting to eat me alive. ahh the joys of being an art student.


Current mood: sleepy
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Tuesday, November 13, 2001

2:13PM - good studio teachers?

soo about scheduling for next semester.... the only time i can take studio class is 8:30 am MW. my choices of teachers are cartwright, ted potter, susann whittier, or the ambiguous "staff."

does anyone have any reccomendations?

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Thursday, November 10, 2005

12:23AM - Ugh...

I was just at Bowe tonight putting up an installation, and when I got home I noticed that my keys were missing.

I was in room 519.

There are 4 keys on there, 2 gold and 2 silver. There's also a Ukrops tag on it, and a tiny pink cow keychain.

If anyone happens across them, please send me a message. I'll be there tomorrow morning, but I don't want to go all the way back there by myself this time of night.

Thanks :)

student + paint

Monday, October 17, 2005

9:29PM - autumn photo scavenger hunt!

autumn photo scavenger hunt tomorrow!!!

2p.m. til ?
meet at the circle by the vcu library [schafer court]
bring a camera [disposable or whatev.] and a team of four to six...or just yourself if you can't find one, we can stick you somewhere

bike drive or walk, but make sure you get the pictures developed and get the most points!

student + paint

Friday, October 14, 2005

8:21AM - join this new community!


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Thursday, October 13, 2005


hey guys
i've already gone through AFO, but for a strange reason (and i don't want to go into it) i still have to take one more tech lab. i got an override into a third week digital photo tech lab, but don't know when it starts, and the fall schedule of classes doesn't list the date. if anyone will answer that for me i'll love you forever.

thanks in advance!

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Tuesday, October 11, 2005


I've had a frequently annoying problem with Adobe Photoshop CS.

When using the program, I only get an incomplete amount of the Filters and can't access the Filter Gallery either. So for most of the day I only have half of all the filters (sadly the ones I use less), and randomly the rest will apppear at obscure times, sometimes days apart.

I'm a heavy filter user, so I'm wondering what's going on.

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Friday, September 30, 2005


A fibers club is in progress!

Aiming for NOVEMBER 2005. Please let me know if you are interested!


(Because the majority of you are currently AFO'ers, I will be dropping a line to Tommy White notifying the department of the club gathering and encourage them to encourage the AFO'ers to at least attend some of the lectures and demonstrations if not the meetings themselves.)

Current mood: working
student + paint

Sunday, September 25, 2005


Sunday, October 9th, the National Folk Festival is being held on Brown's Island in Richmond. I believe the start time is 11:00 a.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m. The NFF is free admission.

Sandra Bennett of Thistle Cove Farm ( http://www.thistlecovefarm.com ) will be demonstrating various fiber crafts throughout the day. This will be an excellent opportunity to go and ask questions!

As far as a possible fiber club becoming a reality, I am slowly working on it. My work demands are much too great to have started it this month but, hopefully, it will be in full swing before mid-November -- allowing enough time for possible portfolio preparations. If you have any wool-needs (fleece, et cetera) you are more than welcome to contact me for information.

Current mood: working
student + paint

Tuesday, August 30, 2005


By now I'm sure you've been introduced to most of your AFO professors.

Do you like or dislike them?

My Foundation Studio teacher reminds me of an obese Keanu Reeves with a beard. He seemed pretty out of it the first class due to cold medication, but I think I'm going to like him and the class as a whole.

My Perspective & 3D Line professor speaks with a harsh Russian accent and is a stickler about being late. Because of this I'll no doubt be running from my Art History class in the Grace Street Theatre to the Bowe Parking Deck with my pencils, drawing board and 19" x 24" Bristol vellum at-hand.

Tell me your details; I'm bored and interested.

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Monday, August 29, 2005


How about we make a community called "surviving the constant trips between the art store and the dorms?"
Or "Schlepping crap home from Lowe's?"

Although I have to say I'm hoping that all the walking across campus will cut back on the "Freshman 15 (or 30)." ha.

Current mood: tired
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Thursday, August 25, 2005

5:08PM - I need to know

Has anyone here gotten an A in Foundation Studio? Know somebody who did?


My teacher had me pretty convinced that it just wasn't possible.. Like, "If you wanted an A, you should have gone to an average school."

I'm pretty sure I can do this.

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Tuesday, August 2, 2005



cheapest places to buy (good) art supplies?
in richmond/ online.


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Friday, July 22, 2005


I know that not all of us are incoming AFO'sters, but here's a little bit of info on something I'm thinking of heading this year:

Due to the fact that AFO students for the school year 2004-2005 were dealing with predominantly 2-D work (either through studies and such for classes or because that is what they were comfortable with tackling), I propose to start a fibers club. Nothing too terribly official, but something substantial enough to have get-togethers and field trips.

Things of this nature would include:

  • Learning how to spin natural fibers (wool, mohair, cotton, flax, silk [if I can find near-by silk-spinners], llama/alpaca fiber, et cetera)
  • Using these spun fibers (knitting, crocheting, weaving, et cetera)
  • Creating felt (woolens)
  • Making batts and roving (for quilts, spinning, felting, et cetera)
  • Seeing the processes of animal/plant to processed material
  • Trips to any or all of the following:
    -- Virginia State Fair (Richmond -- September 22-October 2)
    -- Fall Fiber Festival (Montpelier -- First weekend in October)
    -- Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival (First weekend in May)
  • Speaking with fiber producers and seeing live spinning demonstrations (pending)

    Anyone interested? Mull it over and let me know. I'd love to see this year's AFO creations to include fiber arts -- it seemed as though a great deal of people felt restricted to 2-D life drawing work last year (myself included).

    Current mood: working
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  • Thursday, June 23, 2005


    just to get some idea of what is
    to come next year, what kinds of
    classes did you guys take your
    freshman year for foundation?

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    Sunday, June 19, 2005


    another question.

    i heard through the grapevine that
    macs are preferred for art students.
    is this correct?

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    Monday, May 30, 2005


    hey guys,

    i'm going into arts foundation
    next year & going to star in a
    few weeks to figure out everything
    schedule-wise.. so who're the good
    people to get? what should i expect
    next year? also, is the photo
    program hard to get into?

    thanks so much, pardon all the questions.


    14 messes | student + paint

    Thursday, May 5, 2005


    okay so my studio teacher (bill fisher) told my class on monday that we didn't have to show up next monday, but to keep it on the d/l. however, as i was leaving that day, one of my classmates told me that we, in fact, DO have to go and that our teacher told some people that like RIGHT when class or lecture had ended and most people were gone. wtf?! i'm moving out this friday, and i've just started a new job...who knows if i'm working monday or not. what can they do to me if i don't show up? bill normally doesn't care about stuff like that, but who knows, they could be really strict about it. and it's not like we have an exam or anything. and he's already given us our final grades...so, who knows.

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    Wednesday, April 27, 2005

    5:41PM - lol sorry...

    djlakjdlkdj those fucking columns!

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    Monday, April 18, 2005


    Adobe to buy out Macromedia.


    student + paint

    5:45PM - thought you kids might think this was interesting.

    Woman to give birth in an Art Gallery


    Current mood: shocked
    student + paint

    Monday, April 11, 2005

    10:05PM - portfolio reviewage!

    yay for getting into the crafts department! how did you guys do???

    Current mood: bouncy
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    im freaking out for tomorrow! eek!

    student + paint

    Friday, April 1, 2005


    ok. portfolios are finally in. i was up basically all night, i only got 1 hour of sleep.

    now there's nothing for me to do but sit back and relax, and wait ten days to find out if i've made it to my ultimate goal- the department of my choice. this has been such an incredible journey and i have changed so much as a person just in these past two semesters. i went from no art experience whatsoever, to a pre-AFO drawing studio not knowing if i was going to make it to be a "real" AFO student, to being in AFO and having to show all of the other artists that i was capable of outdoing them with only a semester's worth of drawing to back me up. i have put my life into the work that i've done and my development is incredible. looking back on it, i really didn't realize what i was accomplishing with each and every tedious, mind-wrenching homework assignment. these people have pushed me to the max. they have shown me that i am capable of exceeding far beyond what i ever thought i could create. i have become an ultimate product of one of the top art schools in the country. and it really shows. i am grateful for all of the hardasses like tommy white, seemingly worthless and tedious tech lab assignments, hours upon hours of homework that i have no interest in, putting my life into everything that i create whether i like it or not. i feel ultimate satisfaction and i've never felt this before. no matter how stressed out i have been, how many toxic chemicals i have breathed into my body, how pissed off i have been at the faculty here, i know that i have succeeded in one of the most challenging years of my life and it will be with me forever.

    sorry for the sappiness. i have truly never been this overwhelmed with satisfaction. they always say it and it's so true; i will really miss AFO. the hard times, the good times, the times when i feel like there's nothing to look forward to and the hopelessness that i might not make it through what i really want to do with my life . . . it's all so incredibly worth it.

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    Monday, March 28, 2005


    in case anyone needs cardstock (sold out at main art, i hear) to mount stuff, plaza has COVERstock...i asked the guy who works there and he says its the same thing basically. just thought i would let everyone know...good luck on your portfolios! <3

    student + paint

    Thursday, March 10, 2005


    ok so my friend colin and i have an awesome apartment set up for april or may or whenever we want . . . we had a third roommate but he is having some money issues and we don't want to deal with that. so i'm consulting this community only, simply because we're looking for people around our age (18, 19, 20, whatever) who have similar interests and whatnot. i'm in afo and looking to go into kinetic imaging and colin is a crazy chemistry major. if this community doesn't get a response, i'm thinking about posting to rva or vcu, but there is such a wide variety of people in those communities that i don't want to deal with.

    about the apartment:

    we'd move in either april 15th or may 1st, the apartment is 2 bedroom/2 bathroom, colin and i are willing to share a room or split the apartment living room up because it's huge. it's located at the Historic Biggs Apartments on Marshall, so close that i can see it from my dorm (west grace). the rent is about 1100/mo. not including utilities, and split between 3 people is el cheapo. there is a free washer and dryer in the apt, a really nice kitchen, humongous living room, high ceilings, blah blah. the apartments are very nice, very new. it used to be a furniture warehouse and was transformed into apartments around january.

    we're looking for either a guy or a girl who is accepting of us, we're very open minded and very laid back but still clean. no tightasses allowed! please comment if you're interested.

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    Wednesday, March 9, 2005

    8:33PM - Help!

    I'm currently in the AFO program and am thinking of switching into the theater for Costume Design/Makeup.

    The only problem is, I have no idea how to do that? Anyone have any pointers?

    x-posted to vcu

    Current mood: discontent
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    Thursday, February 24, 2005


    does anyone here know who the person is that installed those t-shirts with the "i am" sayings in the AFO building and/or how i could get in touch with them?
    thank you in advance if anyone knows.

    4 messes | student + paint

    Wednesday, February 23, 2005


    I'd like to say that I got into the School of the Arts and plan to be AFOing this fall. :x Right now I'm trying to finish all the housing stuff.

    And so I'm interested to know what you people with experience have to say about Johnson and Rhoads.
    Not so much which one of the buildings is best as much as I just want to know the high and low points of each.

    I trust you more than I trust the pamphlets.

    [Cross-posted to the VCU community, but in truth I'm fairly more interested in your opinions since you're actually in the AFO already. :D Keep it hush-hush from the others.]

    4 messes | student + paint

    Tuesday, February 22, 2005


    Making a Living as an Artist -- Taxes and the Artist.

    My left arm aches from all the typing (damn you, self, stop making me type!) and there's still a full page left to go before all of the information is transfered from book to webpage. Should finish it up at some point tomorrow.

    If you're wondering, it's from Making a Living as an Artist; The Editors of Art Calendar, The Lyons Press, 2002. ISBN 1-58574-636-3 (Yes, slightly out-dated, but still good.)

    Current mood: tired
    student + paint


    i have spent entirely too much time in the afo building the past couple of days. bleh..

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    Thursday, February 10, 2005


    this is kind of a rant, but it's AFO related...so...blah.

    so today after my tech lab (ended at 2) i walked around the whole building looking for an empty studio to work on my pastel/charcoal drawing...couldn't find one. so i pass my tech lab (which is a drawing room) and my teacher is still in there and i ask her if i can use the room to work on my project...she says it's okay, locks the door, but leaves it open. i'm working for like an hour and this guy comes in and tells me i'm not allowed to work in there because it's specifically for drawing...i tell HIM that i couldn't FIND anywhere else to work...and he's all like "oh, there are two free studios at the end of the hall" and i'm like "...nope...i checked." well i walked around AGAIN, found nothing empty once more, and then cleaned up my table (which hardly took any effort...all i had to do was wipe it with a simple paper towel...i don't know WHY it was such a big deal)...and then i went home, with nowhere to work. thanks a lot, art foundation...

    Current mood: annoyed
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    Wednesday, February 9, 2005


    From CNEWS:

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginians who wear their pants so low their underwear shows may want to think about investing in a stronger belt.

    The state’s House of Delegates passed a bill Tuesday authorizing a $50 fine for anyone who displays his or her underpants in a “lewd or indecent manner.” Delegate Lionell Spruill, a Democrat who opposed the bill, pleaded with his colleagues to remember their own youthful fashion follies.

    During an extended monologue Monday, he talked about how they dressed or wore their hair in their teens. On Tuesday, he said the measure is an unconstitutional attack on young blacks that would force parents to take off work to accompany their children to court just for making a fashion statement.

    “This is a foolish bill, Mr. Speaker, because it will hurt so many,” Spruill said before the measure was approved by a vote of 60-34. It now goes to the state Senate.

    The bill’s sponsor, Delegate Algie Howell, has said constituents were offended by the exposed underwear. He did not speak on the floor Tuesday.

    Your thoughts, fellow Virginians?

    (Also, for some reason I can't post into the VCU community. I keep getting some 'read-only' error. Anyone know the solution? If I don't get if fixed I'd appreciate it if someone could post this into the other community for me.)

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    Sunday, January 30, 2005


    anyone going to the art club interest meeting on tuesday? *5 pm in the fine arts building*

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    Wednesday, January 19, 2005


    I live in Cabaniss Hall and have to ride the bus to class...and they wouldn't let us on! And it supposedly takes an hour to get to the academic campus.
    F THAT!
    I am supposed to be in Studio right now (152-008) and I would like to get in touch with my teach...but I don't even know who it is!
    I guess I'm hoping that one of you are in my class...and could give me his/her name or e-mail or our assignment?

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    Tuesday, January 18, 2005

    5:47PM - !

    how freaking COLD was it in the bowe street building today...??!!

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