Weekly Announcements May 31 - June 6

Student Advising    

Annual Advisement Appointments will continue taking place through spring quarter for all BFA students. Appointments with Major Advisor, Sara Frantz, can be made via Bookings.    

Additionally, our Dept. Chair’s office hours are Wednesdays: 11am -12pm and Thursdays: 12 -1pm. To schedule an appointment email or reach out to Sara Frantz directly ( Drop-In appointments are also welcome.      

The CLA also offers virtual, drop-in advising appointments daily:CLA Advising.

Upcoming Events

.RAW Spring Issue Release Party

Friday, May 31st 5-7 PM

Dexter Lobby

This quarter .RAW saw a record breaking number of submissions. As such there will be two different versions of the 2024 Spring issue available. A condensed version will be available in print, while the full version will be available online on our Digital Commons page.

.RAW is a student run editorial project that showcases the work of Art and Design majors and minors. This is a great opportunity to share your work and have it archived online.

Check out the journal’s Instagram @artmag.raw and for video submissions see our Vimeo page. Also see all other past editions at the Digital Commons Site.

Photo/Video BFA Show

May 31st: Opening Reception from 5 - 7pm

May 31st - June 14th: On View

“After All, I Exist” is an opportunity to share our work with each other and the world— to celebrate our accomplishments, hurdles overcome, times ending, and doors opening. Our work serves as a testament to persistence in the face of struggle, both internal and external. Across our artistic practices, there are themes of introspection, experimentation, and radical visibility. We invite you to witness our collective experiences and to watch us unfold into the world.

Studio Art BFA Show

May 31st: Opening Reception from 5 - 7pm in the University Art Gallery

May 31st - June 14th: On View

A mixture of figurative, surreal, confrontational, theatrical, and captivating art come together to form this year’s BFA exhibition: “Safety in the Hot Shop.” The long-awaited culmination of a thousand late nights, fiery dialogue, and the simmering heat of our collective vision, “Safety in the Hot Shop” reflects on our journey throughout this program. These bodies of work are the results of exploring boundaries, breaking rules, and creating new ones. Visitors are advised to suit up, follow all safety protocols, and see what we have been forging in the Art and Design Hot Shop. 

Spring 2024 Semester Exhibition Featured Artist: Ian Pines

Gavilan College Art Gallery

Ian Pines' solo exhibition is at Gavilan College in Gilroy, CA through August!

Department News

Graduating Seniors

If you have any last minute questions about graduation, the department's senior celebration, your degree progress report, etc., please check in with the office!

Graphic Design Lockers

Checked out a Graphic Design Locker?  Please Remove Items by noon June 17, 2024 

If you have checked out a Graphic Design locker, please remove items from your locker by noon on June 17, 2024. If you have a Locker Partner, please be sure that they remove their items too. Any remaining items will be disposed of.  

If you have already moved out of your graphic design locker, or have questions, please contact:  

Job Opportunities

ASI is hiring Photographers/Videographers for Summer and Fall

Looking for a flexible and creative on campus job? ASI is currently hiring for photographer/videographer positions. We are seeking applicants to work 10–15 hours per week. Hours fluctuate with this position as projects are needed. Applications are being accepted now, at Work For ASI. Open until filled.

Apply Now! 

Videographer for Mozaic Festival

Duration: July 15 – 31, 2024 (exact start/end dates subject to negotiation)

The Videographer is a key member of the Festival Mozaic team. The Videographer’s primary responsibilities are coordinating the Festival’s video capture efforts during the summer. This position will work very closely with Music Director Scott Yoo, and will also require interaction with the rest of the Festival Mozaic team including the Executive Director, General Manager, Technical Director and stagehands, House Manager, Recording Engineer, Festival photographers, volunteers, musicians, venue staff and other seasonal staff. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of DSLR photography and/or capture, editing, and multi-camera shoots. An interest in photography, video production, classical music and/or arts administration is also requested.

More information on Handshake

Other Opportunities

Intertidal Release Party

The Intertidal release party will be free and open to the public on Sunday, June 2nd from 6-8p at Kreuzberg Coffee. Everyone is invited to celebrate our second annual student publication of Cal Poly community literature.

Live ~ Laugh ~ Literature

Intertidal is a literary and arts journal created by Cal Poly English students. The word “intertidal” describes areas between land and sea where biodiversity flourishes. In the same spirit, we proudly publish a diverse range of written and printable art created by students, staff, alum, and faculty from all six colleges and identity groups. 

**Ian Pines has two reproductions of paintings in this magazine!

Student Submissions Requested for The Roundup Daily E-Newsletter

The Roundup is Mustang News’ daily e-newsletter used to promote the latest Mustang News and KCPR headlines. Starting last quarter, we introduced a student spotlight section in our Friday newsletters, allowing students to showcase any creative works, including digital art, comics, photographs, poems, etc. to the student body. 

There will be a new addition of student submissions, we would greatly appreciate it if you follow the link below to submit your work.

Submission Link

Want your event or activity included in our Weekly Announcements?       

Announcements are sent to members of the Art and Design Department each week while classes are in session. To submit an event or news item, please email information to Paula Rygg (, by Friday at 8:00 am. Include title, date and time, participation information (Zoom link, registration, ticketing, fee, etc.), and a brief description. Small – email sized images may be included. Weekly announcements are approved by the chair before they are distributed.

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