MCAD News


Shawn McCann will teach people how to illustrate children’s books this Saturday

Shawn McCann ’02 will be hosting a children's book illustration workshop this weekend.

“We’ll make our own little wordless dummy books where they’ll have to convey a story without the benefit of words. I’ll show them the structure of how a children’s book is put together, from the illustration side, go into a bit of character development, dealing with book covers and I’ll bring lots of different samples of books I’ve done.” -McCann

Lisa Goldson Armstrong is a CMO Rising Star Winner

Lisa Goldson Armstrong ’04 was chosen as one of this year's CMO Rising Star winners.

The CMO Rising Star award recognizes marketing executives that excel in their field and have less than ten years of marketing executive experience.

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Art Sale Couple

On November 22, the last day of MCAD's yearly Art Sale, we chatted with customers about what they were buying and why.

Ziemke's greeting card for the contest

Current student Hannah Ziemke wants your vote!
She has entered a design in the 8th Annual Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship Contest.

Miranda Rensch ’09 is featured in Cosmopolitan's article How to Make Six Figures

Miranda Rensch ’09 is one of five women featured in Cosmopolitan's article "How to Make Six Figures in Five Years."

In the article, Rensch discusses her time in MCAD's entrepreneurial studies program, as well as how her integrity and work ethic allowed her to quickly climb to high-paying positions and pay off her student loans within three years of graduating.

Lars Mason, Creator of the MCAD Art Sale

It’s the time of year for one of MCAD’s biggest annual events, the MCAD Art Sale. As everyone is bustling around preparing work for the sale, Lars Mason, co-founder of the sale, took time out of his busy schedule to chat with us about the event's origins, how it works, and why it’s so great for students.

Gone the Sun, 2014, By Raina Belleau

Raina Belleau ’11 will be presenting work in Re-Collecting the Lost Museum: Curious Afterlives of Natural History Specimens at the Morbid Anatomy Museum.

Excerpt from Tyler Page's November 10 comic for NaNoWriMo

Staff member and alum Tyler Page recently worked with Blurb.com to create a series of comics relating to National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).

MCAD Art Sale Infographic

A look at some interesting numbers related to this year's Art Sale.

Wolf Moon by Luisa Rivera

Current student Luisa Rivera's painting Wolf Moon was selected as a winner in Latin American Illustration 3 competition.

FAIR Meets MCAD

Through this happy partnership, MCAD faculty are able to provide a unique opportunity for high school students to prepare for college life through fun and challenging after-school courses.

Kelley Meister ’08, MFA, will be showing at SooVAC and Studio 202

There will be several chances this winter to view Where Do We Go From Here? by Kelley Meister ’08, MFA.

Doodles by Nancy Carlson ’76

Nancy Carlson ’76 will be featured in Doodles: A Five Year Journey.

Shanice Jackson-Ellison, Student

Shanice Jackson-Ellison kindly lets us into her studio to ask a few questions and discuss her work, process, and how having a studio helps shape her artistic practice.

Quintessence was a show at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York

Janet Morgan ’76 has published a catalog for Quintessence, a show she curated along with two other artists.

Sobriety: A Graphic Novel illustrated by Amundson ’13

Sobriety: A Graphic Novel by Daniel D. Maurer and Spencer Amundson ’13 is now available for purchase. Amundson provided the eye-catching illustrations for the novel. 

Beza Daniel

What does a college day consist of? Will it be similar to high school or will it be something utterly new? Will it be exciting or will it be stressful?

Super WordUp is available for download on iTunes

The first commercially available game produced by Justin Cermak ’00 and Grant Cermak is now available for download from the iTunes Store.

Fichten's work is featured on the online gallery BSDA

Kayleigh Fichten ’13 is featured on the online gallery Buy Some Damn Art.

Lending Hours August 2014; photo by Mac Balentine

The Minneapolis Art Lending Library, co-founded by staff member Larsen Husby, will be open for regular lending hours this weekend at the American Swedish Institute. 

Koehler's lecture had a great turnout

During Design Week Portland, Stefanie Koehler ’13, MFA, and faculty member Denise DeLuca presented the lecture "Design + Biomimicry: Applying Whole-(eco)Systems Thinking."

Forrest Wasko's In the Land of Color

In his latest photography series, Forrest Wasko whisks viewers away to sunny, summery California.

Shari Welsh will present her webinar on November 10

Shari Welsh ’14, MFA, was selected to present a methodology she developed as part of her thesis in sustainable design at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s online Disruptive Innovation Festival.

Zhang's photograph that will appear in EAFA's exhibition

A photograph by Xuancheng Zhang ’14 is on display in the Evergreen Association of Fine Arts' (EAFA) 39th Annual Open Juried Exhibition.