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Calling for submissions!

The SNC Review is looking for cover art to use in the 2011 issue. Please email an electronic copy of your submissions to The dimensions are 11.25 by 8.5 inches and the resolution should be set at 300 dpi. We are looking for all types of artwork for the cover; photos, mixed media, paintings, ceramics, digital collages. Simply scan your work or take a photo and send it in before February 15th, 2011.

The photo was submitted by student, Molly Allen, and the review was edited by alumni, Brittany Sterling.

Cardboard overflow

After a three day session of stacking boxes up and breaking cardboard down, mixed in with PVC wrestling and inhaling too much saw/playa dust laden air, the gallery has transformed into the late stages of the Burning man show. These photos are from the middle of the installation. The end product, I hope, will be surprising.

You are cordially invited to the Tahoe Gallery Wednesday night for dusty Sangria and some great conversation. The Reception starts at 5pm and the discussion at 6pm.

the dust is here to stay

Sue Webster made some great trash pile art…..

Currently the New Gernres class is preparing to install the long anticipated exhibit “NWGN 430: Starland” this weekend. We have been brainstorming on how to make a large sculptural piece made of cardboard and other things we can find. I was playing around with making box piles and here are some phone snapshots.
I like this but it needs to be 100,000,000 times bigger :)


Two weeks ago I completed an installation in a secret niche on the SNC campus. It was up long enough for some friends and the New Genres class to pass through. Here is some documentation, though it seems to fall short of the actual space.

The piece was done in two parts, the first part consisted in following a map to a special aspen grove (while the leaves were changing) and collect data. the second part was rebuilding the space with the data I collected.

Things I speculated/ buzz-words:
language barriers and translations
man machine vs. natural machine


I find that I am contemplating what to do after I graduate in the spring time. It comes to me all the time, like when I’m concentrating on a sentence or picking out my socks.. BAM! “What are your plans after your done?” “Are you going to grad school?” “What kind of job do you want?” 
The commitment to anything right now makes me want to hop in a time machine and go back to the 60’s and hitch-hike to someplace obscure. I guess what I’m saying is, the idea of building a form of mobile living to attach to my Ford Ranger is very appealing right now. I was googling images of home made campers and I found some good ones…
I feel like my ideal camper would be a hybrid of all the examples provided.. Maybe I would have an electric tricycle, with a tag-a-log type teardrop gypsy king, mini eco bubble chambers, and solar panels… and maybe it could be attached to the Lone Ranger for trips to colder climates…. maybe I could trike-it all the way to burning man… the Yucatan… (fade in camper bike atop Machu Pichu)