Spring 2014

Art and Art History Event Calendar


Life Model Sessions

Every Tuesday Starting February 4

8:30-10:00 PM, Montgomery Hall

Visiting Artist Talk: Kathleen Hall

February 26th, 4:45 PM, Library 321

Alumni Spotlight: Sarah Sachs 


Sarah received her BA in Studio Art from St. Mary's College of Maryland in 2006. In 2008, she received her Masters of Art in Digital Art from Maryland Institute College of Art, and in 2009 she received her Masters of Fine Art in Photography and Digital Imaging, also from Maryland Institute College of Art. Through her fine art work, Sarah explores the dichotomy between human and digital memory, how the two influence one another, and how they are affected by natural and technological elements of decay. She hopes to create a dialogue about the relationships between personal memory, society’s collective memory, and collective cultural identity. 

Sarah Sachs Photography


Art Student Resources> Scholarships> Rowe Scholarship

William Thomas Rowe Endowed Art Scholarship, Deadline: Monday, April 9th at Noon

Tom RoweTome Rowe, much beloved, long-time art faculty, taught drawing and painting at  St. Mary's  College from 1966 until his retirement in the early 1990's.  He received his Master of Fine Arts from the Maryland Art Institute and was one of the founding members of the '6 Realists' group of Baltimore.  He was a firm believer that artists should learn how to create art from direct observation and his students fondly remember long hours spent outdoors painting landscapes or in the studio laboring over still lives. This scholarship, awarded annually to an art student demonstrating significant realist skills was established by Jane and Nancie Rowe in memory of their father who died in 2004.

The William Thomas Rowe Endowed Art Scholarship is awarded annually to an art major for the purpose of defraying the cost of his or her art education, including the purchase of art supplies, art-related travel, SMCM tuition, art workshops, or residencies. The award recipient is selected based on a submitted portfolio of work juried by the St. Mary’s College of Maryland Art and Art History Faculty.

Eligibility: Any currently enrolled St. Mary’s College student who is a declared art major.  Eligible candidates will have earned at least 48 credits at the time of submitting the scholarship application and will have completed no less than 56 credits (junior standing) by the end of the Spring semester of the application.

Selected recipient will receive $750.00, award will be announced at convocation, and recipient will participate in solo show on the Hall walls in September 2012.

Application Requirements:
Only complete applications will be reviewed.  A complete application must include the following:

·       10 digital images of artworks  (submitted as jpgs example: Patterson_Image1.jpg) OR 10 actual artworks

o   No works larger than 8' in any dimension will be accepted. Two-dimensional work should be organized in a zippered or closed paper portfolio (no hand-made portfolios please) and dropped off at the designated area outside Monty 150(Slide Library).  Three-dimensional work should be clearly labeled with artist’s name and placed on the designated storage shelf in Monty 135(Sculpture Studio)

-Five must be direct observation drawings (figures, still-lives, landscapes etc.).

-Five should demonstrate outstanding artistic ability in any of the following media areas:  drawing, photography (darkroom or digitally printed), painting, sculpture, printmaking, book arts.

2. An image list (submitted as a pdf example: Patterson_imagelist.pdf) that includes the applicants’ name and contact information, and a list of the ten works submitted stating the title, medium, size and year completed for each.

3. A 500-word essay  (submitted as a pdf example: Patterson_essay) that explains how the applicant plans to use the scholarship award to pursue his or her goals as an art student.

4. A pdf of the applicant’s current academic record that shows the number of credits earned toward graduation (i.e. your "unofficial transcript available on your portal using the "printer friendly" version button in the upper right of the page).

Deadline: Noon on Monday April 9

Send images to Carrie Patterson: ccpatterson@smcm.edu or drop off portfolio in the designated area outside of Monty 150, Three dimensional work should be clearly labeled with artist's name and placed on the designated storage shelf in Monty 135 ( sculpture studio).

Send image list, essay, and transcript to Carrie Patterson at ccpatterson@smcm.edu