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Rumsey Travel Scholarship Competition & Exhibition 3/30 – 5/6

March 22, 2017  by: Natalie Fleming

The University at Buffalo Art Galleries and Department of Art present the 2017 Rumsey Travel Scholarship Competition & Exhibition, showcasing the work of sophomore and junior students from the Department of Art as they compete for the annual Rumsey Scholarship. March 30 – May 6, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, March 30th, 5:00–7:00PM UB Art Galleries, 2nd Floor Center Read More


UB Graphic Design Students Win BrandHack 2017

February 16, 2017  by: Dom

First Place winning team, from left to right: Luminous Media Art Director John English and UB Students Mitchell Krumm, Rachel Coan, Casey Ridings, Nick Jensen, and Brieanna Bourdage.

January 28, 2017: The UB Department of Art hosted this year’s annual BrandHack event. In its 10th year, this fun, fast-paced competition partners professional Art Directors with student graphic designers to create a new brand identity system for a local non-profit in under four hours! This year’s client was Danceability, a local non-profit dance studio that Read More


Sophomores and Juniors: Apply by February 17 for the 2017 Rumsey Competition Exhibition

February 2, 2017  by: Natalie Fleming

Looking for an opportunity to develop your scholarship and artistic practice this summer? The UB Department of Art’s Rumsey Scholarship provides funding for summer travel to one or two talented art and art history sophomores and juniors in this annual competition. APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE ONLINE or in CFA 202. APPLY BY 3:00 PM, FRIDAY FEBRUARY 17TH. Students write a Read More


Sophomores and Juniors: Apply by March 4th for the 2016 Rumsey Competition Exhibition

February 9, 2016  by: Natalie Fleming

Apply for the 2015-2016 Rumsey Scholarship Competition Looking for an opportunity to develop your scholarship and artistic practice this summer? UB Department of Art’s Rumsey Scholarship provides funding for summer travel to one or two talented art and art history sophomores and juniors in this annual competition. Students write a travel proposal that is exhibited Read More


Apply for the 2015 Rumsey Scholarship Competition

February 6, 2015  by: Natalie Fleming

2014 Rumsey Scholarship Winners Left: Amber Sliter, “Metamorphosis”  Right: Harumo Sato, “Since the Moment, Till the Moment,” Detail View 2015 RUMSEY SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION TRAVEL AWARD Approximately $2,000 is awarded each year to a student entering their senior year. Applicants must participate in a competitive exhibition, from which the Art faculty will select a scholarship winner Read More


VS Students Brooke Lebeau and Samantha Romand in UB's 10th Annual Celebration of Student Academic Excellence

April 23, 2014  by: Natalie Fleming

On Wednesday, April 23rd, Department of Art students Brooke Lebeau and Samantha Romand presented their research at the University at Buffalo’s 10th Annual Celebration of Student Academic Excellence.  Their project, entitled “The Effects of Package Design on Consumers: How Designers Target Traditional Gender Roles”, was completed over the last semester under the mentorship of their instructor, Read More


Congratulations to our 2014 WNY High School Exhibit Award Recipients

February 14, 2014  by: Natalie Fleming

Juror and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Reinhard Reitzenstein, with Pembroke High School Student Heather Gilliam Thank you to all of the students and teachers who participated in the 2014 WNY Regional High School Exhibit.  This year the exhibition received almost one hundred entries from thirty regional high schools.  The exhibition will be on view until February Read More


Reception Tomorrow Night – WNY Regional High School Art Exhibit

February 12, 2014  by: Natalie Fleming

Tomorrow night, February 13th, the Lower Visual Studies Gallery, (B45) in the Center for the Arts will have a reception from 5:00-7:00 PM for the exhibition Western New York Regional High School Art Exhibit. The exhibition will display the work of high school art students from the Buffalo area. Food and drink will be served and Read More


2014 WNY Regional High School Exhibition – Call for Work

December 20, 2013  by: Natalie Fleming

Juror and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Professor Reinhard Reitzenstein, presenting awards UB’s Department of Art is hosting a regional exhibit of work by outstanding high school art students from the WNY area in our Lower Visual Studies Gallery.  We invite art teachers from all of the area high schools to submit one to four pieces Read More


The UB Scholarship Gala Graphic Poster Competition Winners Are…

October 24, 2013  by: Jeff Sherven

On October 23, 2013, fifteen members of the Scholarship Gala Committee completed three rounds of blind ballot jurying. Over forty entries were submitted. The following students’ poster designs have been selected The $1000 Grand Scholarship Recipients Olivia Rose Arcara Chelsea Van Houten The $100 Runner Up Scholarship Recipients Brian Hensen Michelle Keller The work of Read More