University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Art and Art History

UVM Departmant Newsletter start of Fall 2016

University of Vermont Department of Art and Art History newsletter for week of August 29th

Welcome to the Fall semester of 2016.


Faculty News:

Lynda McIntyre retired at the end of the spring semester.  

William Mierse is on sabbatical for the academic year.

Anthony Grudin is on sabbatical for fall 2016.

Kelley Helmstutler Di Dio has been appointed as Associate Dean for the College of Arts and Sciences and will not be teaching any classes this fall.


Welcome to new faculty:

Madsen Minax is an Assistant Professor in Time-based Media. He will be teaching the film-making and animation classes. Madsen Minax received an MFA from Northwestern University (2012) and a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2005). He was a Core Fellow at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, (2012-14), a resident at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2014) and a Berlinale DOC Station participant in 2016. Madsen’s projects have screened and/or exhibited at numerous film festivals around the world and at spaces including Anthology Film Archives (NYC), REDCAT (LA), the British Film Institute (London), the Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago), The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, SOMArts (San Francisco), and on the TV channels PBS, FreeSpeechTV, and CBC (Canada). Madsen is currently in post-production on an otherworldly feature film called Kairos Dirt & the Errant Vacuum, and in development for an experimental documentary called At The River. You can find out more about his work and background on his website:

Kelsey Brosnan will be teaching ARTH 006, the History of Optical Media, and the Methods and Theories class. Kelsey Brosnan is a PhD candidate in the Art History Department at Rutgers University. She studies issues of gender and materiality in eighteenth-century French art. The title of her dissertation is "Seductive Surfaces: Anne Vallayer Coster and the Eighteenth-Century Still Life." Prior to teaching at the University of Verment, Kelsey worked as a Research Assistant in the Department of Drawings and Prints at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. There, she contributed to the special exhibition catalogue, Fragonard: Drawing Triumphant - Works from New York Collections (2016).


Stephanie Glickman will be teaching Northern Renaissance and Baroque courses as well as ARTH 005.  Stephanie Glickman earned her MA and PhD (Fall 2016) in Art History at Northwestern University. She specializes in Northern European art of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Her recent research, which has been supported by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and The Huntington Library, focuses on Dutch visual and material cultures of colonialism and global trade, as well as the history of cartography.
Stephanie Glickman teaches a variety of courses on Renaissance and Baroque art, including: Northern Renaissance Art 1400-1600, Global Baroque, and Northern Baroque: Rembrandt.

Faculty Exhibits and Events:

Cameron Davis has been busy this summer. She is participating in the exhibit “Of Land and Local: Watershed”. Her work is displayed at two locations, at Burlington City Arts and at Shelburne Farms.

September 29, 2016 - January 14, 2017

Of Land & Local: Watershed at Shelburne Farms: September 29, 2016 - October 23, 2016.  Opening Reception: 5-8 pm

Of Land & Local: Watershed at the BCA Center: October 7, 2016 - January 14, 2017.  Opening Reception: 5-8 pm

“As an ongoing partnership between Shelburne Farms and Burlington City Arts, Of Land & Local: Watershed combines the missions of both organizations and supports artist led conversations about social, ethical, and political issues impacting the Vermont landscape, culminating in exhibitions at both locations.”  For more information on the exhibitions as well as events, please go to this website:

Cameron Davis is also involved in the event 6X Howl along with her ARTS012 students in a performative-art piece by ecoartist Brian Collier. Participating artists include Brian Collier, Stella Marrs, Cami Davis, Al Larsen, and other faculty and students of UVM, Champlain College, and St. Michael's College.  The 6X Howl is a project of BASTA! (Bridging the Arts, Sciences, and Theory for the Anthropocene), with support from the UVM Humanities Center, the UVM Environmental Program, and the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources.

The event is on Wednesday, September 14t.h. Exhibitions will be open through the afternoon; scheduled events will begin immediately following the talk, from approx. 6:30 p.m. on.  For more info, go to:

Cami’s work is also featured as part of the UVM Medical Center Online Art Collection:


We are hiring work studies!

Students must receive a work-study award as part of their financial aid packet in order to qualify for the positions. Other conditions may also apply.

  • Gallery Proctors

  • Staff Assistant

  • Darkroom Monitors

  • Digital Lab Monitors

  • Woodshop Assistants

    To find out more about the position descriptions, requirements, and how to apply, go to the Student Employment Job Board via “Find a job” link on myUVM ( Also feel free to speak with Simone Blaise, Andy Frost, and Paul DeCausemacker about the positions you are interested in.

    Volunteer Opportunities for art students:

    Gallery volunteers at Burlington City Arts:Gallery volunteers play a vital role at BCA, shaping the visitor experience at contemporary art exhibitions and assisting the gallery staff in their daily work.  BCA relies on volunteers to be prompt, kind and energetic. Applicants must be comfortable interacting with the public and have an interest in contemporary art. If interested in becoming a Gallery Volunteer at Burlington City Arts, please fill out an application here:

    Or, contact Meara McGinniss at


    South End Art Hop Volunteers needed:The South End Arts & Business Association is pleased to present the 24th Annual South End Art Hop – Sept 9-11, 2016! The Art Hop brings thousands of residents, visitors, and the community together to celebrate the dynamic art and culture of Burlington, and create positive economic impacts in the South End. It has gained a reputation as being Vermont’s largest and best arts festival, and won a Seven Daysie as the Best Event/Festival. You can help to make the 24th annual SEABA ART HOP happen. All volunteers receive the artiest event t-shirt around along with additional surprise goodies. Volunteer needs include receiving and hanging art work, staffing info tables, setup & cleanup and helping at the Kids Hop.  If you want to help the HOP happen, sign up here to volunteer!

    For more information contact Holly Pedrini, Art Hop Volunteer Coordinator, at


    Volunteer Art Instruction Opportunities at Champlain Senior Center: Champlain Senior Center is looking for art instruction for Senior Citizens. If you would like to share your art expertise and education in a setting with Senior Citizens, the Senior Center would love to have your energy and knowledge of art.  Hours: Monday & Wednesday from 10:00-12:00.  

    Please contact:

    Sarah Carter, CPRP, Recreation Specialist, Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront , 645 Pine Street
    Burlington, VT  05401, Main Line: (802) 864-0123, Mobile: (802) 316-1510


    Other events and news:

    SEABA South End Art Hop

    The annual South End Art Hop is taking place September 9 through 11th. This is a great opportunity to network with other artists since many former and current UVM art students are involved with the Art Hop. To find out about events and artist exhibitions:

    Former art student featured in a Ted talk

    Lisa Shaw is a UVM alumna who studied painting with Cami Davis and Frank Owen. In her TED talk, she discusses the ways that creativity and art can successfully be combined with environmental activism.