SVA BFA SCHOLARSHIP
COJO IS AN OFFICIAL JURY PANELIST
WED. 1-23-13 W. 21ST ST, NYC, NY
This past week I was honored to be asked to be a panelist on the jury of the School of Visual Arts Alumni Society BFA scholarships for the 2012 entrants. The awards will be given out later this week, but the recommendations have already been made by myself and my fellow panelists, and have been finalized by the board, so there can be no accusations of jury tampering or foul play.
I personally went over dozens and dozens of portfolios, and proposals, rated and took notes on each. It was actually a really fun experience, and I gleaned some insight into what art juries look for in a submission.
I got to see some really great work, as well as some less than great. In the end all of the works I voted with high marks were financially backed, so I was happy that I helped some deserving students to fund their projects. There were a lot of near misses which I would have loved to just give a few words of advice to the student, but alas they will never get to hear or feedback because everything said in the jury deliberation was confidential.
I had a lot of fun working with my fellow alumni colleagues, and was honored to be the sole Graphic Design gradutate on the panel.
I will eventually turn what I learned into a part of a college lecture I've been working on, which I will eventually pitch to art schools nationwide and around the world, which will be something of a Portfolio Bootcamp for all artists (moving forward from my previous lecture ILLUSTRATION PORTFOLIO BOOTCAMP), covering all the things I wished I had known when I graduated art school, but didn't know to ask, and am confused to this day why we weren't taught or warned about.
Lead animator at Muse Games, Derek Chow.
Nickelodeon Animator Robert Kohr.
Cartoonist Marguerite Dabaie.
Fine artist and film maker Catya Plate.
Illustrator John Dessereau.
Photographer Igor Aronov.
Igor Aronov and Amanda Lanzone.
Me enjoying the four star complimentary breakfast and lunch provided by Spoon, photograph by Igor Aronov.
Panelists not pictured by request, interior designer Radha Kalaria (taking the picture) and Illustrator Amanda Lanzone.
. Also present, from office of alumni affairs Miranda Pierce (far left) took notes, while Office of Development and Alumni Affairs Development Manager Jane Nuzzo (pictured above center, leaning against the window) coordinated the proceedings. Thanks to everyone involved, it was so much fun, and it was an honor to be chosen to be part of such an important process.
Just another day in the life of an art juggernaut.
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