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Susan Striepe’s film featured at Fine Arts Film Festival

“Adjusting,” a film by Susan Striepe (MFAST 2017) has been accepted into the Fine Arts Film Festival, a premier showcase for independent film in Venice, California. Striepe’s film will be screened on May 14th at this annual film festival. For more information, visit

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Jacqueline Bishop (MFAST ’16) awarded Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, Non-Fiction

Jacqueline Bishop’s book “The Gymnast and Other Positions” was awarded the 2016 Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, non-fiction category. The book, a mix of short stories, essays, and interviews, also includes visual pieces by the author/artist.

The Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature is a major award for literary books by Caribbean writers. Books may be entered in three categories: poetry, fiction, and literary non-fiction.

For more information on the author, visit


MFAST alumnus Jason Andrew Bowles Opens Residency in Ohio

Jason Andrew Bowles (MFAST 2012) and his wife Tricia Bowles have established the Open Wabi Artist Residency Program, located in a 100-year-old 80,000 sq. ft. factory in rural central Ohio. This unique residency provides an opportunity to work in an industrial space on a rural 20-acre property. Located in Fredericktown, the Open Wabi residency includes studios, unique spaces for installation, modest living facilities, and the opportunity for collaboration and critique with visiting artists and critics. For more information or to apply, visit



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MFAST alumna Laura Borneman opens gallery in Buffalo, NY

2014 MFAST alumna Laura Borneman, along with writer, artist, and restaurateur Michael Pijanowski, are opening Paper Moon Gallery this spring in Buffalo, NY. The Inaugural Group Show, opening April 1st, includes works by Barbara Buckman, Peter Fowler, Michael Pijanowski, Jody Selin, and Richard Rockford. An opening reception will be held on April 8th from 6-9 p.m. For more information, visit


Image: Jody Selin, Painting #3, mixed media on canvas, 24″ x 48″

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Emily Harris, Brendan Hughes, and Tobin Rothlein featured in an exhibition at Artists for Art Gallery

2013 MFAST alumni Emily Harris, Brendan Hughes, and Tobin Rothlein will be featured in the group exhibition, “On Gravity,” at Artists for Art Gallery in Scranton, Pennsylvania. This exhibition includes installations and sculptures, some using low-tech materials, that focus on tension, balance, and the work responding to its environment.

An opening reception will be held Friday, March 4 from 6-9 p.m. The exhibition will be on view through March 26. For more information on the exhibition, visit or facebook events.

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Emily Harris (MFAST ’13) featured in Huffington Post article by Jacqueline Bishop (MFAST ’16)

MFAST alumna Emily Harris has been featured in a recent article in the Huffington Post, “Artist Emily Harris Investigates How a Body Imprints Itself on an Environment, and Vice Versa” written by Jacqueline Bishop (’16.)

For more articles by Bishop on MFAST alumni, visit the links below:

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