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Inaugural Hi-Res Itinerary: September 24-27, 2015

The Hi-Res is a cross-disciplinary alumni reunion weekend — a homecoming for all of us. The theme is "Art as Advocacy."

MFA in Writing Poetry Faculty Mary Ruefle to Publish Book with Newly Founded See Double Press

An Incarnation of the Now is a never-before published erasure book by Mary Ruefle.

The Art of the Animal, Curated and Edited by MFA-V Alumni Kathryn Eddy, Janelle O'Rourke, and L.A. Watson

The Art of the Animal
Fourteen Women Artists Explore "The Sexual Politics of Meat"
Kathryn Eddy, Janell O'Rourke and L.A. Watson

MFA in Writing Poetry Faculty Member Betsy Sholl Wins the 2015 Maine Literary Award in Poetry

Betsy Sholl, currently Poet Laureate of Maine, wins the award for her book of poetry Otherwise Unseeable.

MFA-Visual Art Current Student, J. Wren Supak, is Artist-in-Resident in Hungary

J. Wren Supak will be showing work in Budapest, Hungary as a part of her Artist-in-Residence at the Hungarian Cultural Center.


Postgraduate Writers' Conference

The annual Postgraduate Writers' Conference at VCFA thrives as a haven for serious, emerging practitioners seeking to connect and recharge, and lift their process and craft to new levels.

Hi-Res Alumni Reunion Weekend

The Hi-Res is a cross-disciplinary alumni reunion weekend, a homecoming for all of us. The theme is "Art as Advocacy." The itinerary will be filled with papers, panel discussions, readings, and workshops. All programs are invited to participate.


Damali Abrams, Visual Art Alumna ‘08, Accepted to the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program

The Independent Study Program is a one-year program that includes many influential artists, art historians, and critics and involves the reading of theory.

Press On!

VCFA student Erin Beckloff has successfully funded her documentary on Letterpress through Kickstarter for her documentary film Pressing On — a documentary about the survival of letterpress and the remarkable printers who preserve the history and knowledge of the craft.

The MFA Visual Art Program Presents, "HERE," a Zine Featuring Art and Writing By Student, Faculty, Alumni, and Artist-Teachers

HERE brings together conversations within and across the multiple heres in which we transform our lives as artists, educators, social-citizens, lovers, loners, and cultural workers.

“The New Yorker Presents” an Interview with MFA in Writing Poetry Faculty Matthew Dickman

Dickman is the author of All-American Poem, 50 American Plays (co-written with his twin brother Michael Dickman), and Mayakovsky’s Revolver.

Graphic Design Faculty, Bethany Koby, in Wired mag's "World's Leading Designers"

Wired’s online mag features GD faculty member, Bethany Koby, in a recent interview, “9 of the World’s Leading Designers Talk About What Matters NOW.”