August 10, 2020
MICA Announced Virtual Fall Semester

It was with a heavy heart that MICA announced that the Fall 2020 semester will be delivered in an online mode and the physical campus will remain closed. Read more
Congratulations LaToya Hobbs!

First Year Experience Faculty, LaToya Hobbs, Wins the 2020 Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize. The coveted $25,000 prize was presented at a virtual award ceremony last month. Read more
NEW MICAmade Online Marketplace!!

MICAmade Marketplace is now LIVE! As the market grows and evolves we will begin to include more artists and makers from the MICA community. In the meantime, check out to explore and purchase art from students, staff, faculty, and alumni!
Open Studies Fall Semester

MICA's Office of Open Studies Fall 2020 remote courses are now open for registration. Adult and youth classes range from photography, drawing, graphic design, and more. Alumni receive a 10% discount. Contact the Office of Open Studies for code. To view full course offerings visit
New Entrepreneurship Fellowship at MICA!

MICA’S First Year Fellows in Creative Entrepreneurship is a new year-long program for incoming first year students focused on integrating studio research with emergent technologies, project-based learning, professional practice, and financial literacy. Read more 
Votes for Women: A Visual History

Sarah Jung ’17 (Illustration BFA) and Shadra Strickland (Illustration Faculty) are among the five talented artists who contributed portraits of suffragists deserving of recognition to the Brandywine project, “Hidden Figures of the Suffrage Movement.” Read more
William Robinson Leigh

The work of famous Taos Painter William Robinson Leigh (attended MICA in the 1880’s) was recently appraised for $150,000 at the Antiques Roadshow. Learn more about his work and watch the 2006 appraisal here
Kelly Ennis Featured on I95 Business

Kelly Ennis ’98 (Interior Architecture & Design BFA) is the Founder and Managing Principal of The Verve Partnership, an interior architectural design studio. Her design process focuses on integrating people, purpose and place into solutions for commercial office environments. Read more
New Project on Kickstarter

Jeremy Wescott ’15 (Photographic & Electronic Media MFA) is a Co-founder of Flavor, an app set out to solve all the common problems with dining out including knowing what you do/don't like to eat, locating places everyone in the group will enjoy, displaying full nutritional/ dietary information for each dish, and much more. Check it out and support the project!
Alumni-Owned Business Spotlight— BrownPaperBag
Sara Barnes ’08 ’13 (Illustration BFA & MFA)

Sara is an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, WA. She sews custom embroideries of beloved pets onto clothing. “I started my shop because I'm passionate about animals—particularly our furry friends—as they add so much to our lives. By stitching them on clothing, I am trying to avoid the pitfalls of "fast fashion" by creating pieces that people will wear and cherish for years to come.” Check out her shop on Etsy

Head over to the MICA Alumni Instagram for a giveaway!!

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MICA Weekend Postponed

In following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), MICA Weekend will be postponed until October 2021.
Cerf+ COVID-19 Relief Grant
Accepting applications Aug. 19-Sept. 9

CERF+ is launching the COVID-19 Relief Grant program to provide financial assistance to professional artists working in craft disciplines who are facing dire circumstances from the COVID-19 crisis. Learn more and apply here
New York Festivals Introduces The Bowery Awards
Deadline August 31, 2020

The New York Festivals announced the inaugural year of the Bowery Awards, a new competition honoring independent creativity in design, audio, motion video and short film. All proceeds are donated to Feed the Frontlines.

Background Image—
Sarah Jacobs ’10 (Hoffberger School of Painting)
Begin Again
[Oil and Print on Canvas]
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