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NPD Albuquerque 2016

10:00 AM
Sunday, Dec 4th

RMCAD Hosts Albuquerque National Portfolio Day 2016
Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid Hotel
5151 San Francisco Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109
Sunday, December 4, 2016
Student Check In 10 a.m.
Portfolio Reviews 12 - 4 p.m.

On December 4, 2016, RMCAD will host National Portfolio Day (NPD) in Albuquerque at the Marriott Pyramid Hotel. At this event, students will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from a variety of NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design) accredited colleges to discuss and review artwork. Check-in begins at 10 a.m. Reviews will be held from 12 - 4 p.m. Check back for details and registration information.

About National Portfolio Day Events
The National Portfolio Day Association (NPDA) was created in 1978, solely for the organization and planning of National Portfolio Days. The Association consists of representatives from regionally-accredited colleges and universities, which are members of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. The NPDA is the only organization of its kind, and its membership represents the highest standard of visual arts education available in the United States and Canada.

Attending Institutions:
Alberta College of Art + Design
California College of the Arts
Columbus College of Art & Design
Cooper Union School of Art
Cornish College of the Arts
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
Kansas City Art Institute
Laguna College of Art + Design
Maryland Institute College of Art
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Oregon College of Art and Craft
Otis College of Art and Design
Pacific Northwest College of Art
Paris College of Art
Parsons School of Design
Ringling College of Art & Design
Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design
San Francisco Art Institute
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
School of Visual Arts
Texas Tech University
University of Michigan Stamps School of Art & Design
Washington University in St. Louis

For more information about National Portfolio Days, visit the NPDA website.



RMCAD Happy Hour + Campus Tours

4:00 PM
Wednesday, Jun 1st

NAFSA attendees, please join us for a happy hour with campus tours at Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design (RMCAD) Wednesday, June 1st from 4 - 7 p.m. We will be providing shuttle service to our historic campus from the convention center (Less than 10 minutes). Enjoy campus tours, food, drinks, and music during your visit while getting to know the community members that make RMCAD a leading art + design school.

RSVP today!




Saturday, Aug 20th
2016 DATES:
June 18th ~ 10-2 p.m.
July 16th ~ 10-2 p.m.
August 20th ~ 10-7 p.m. (In collaboration with West Colfax MuralFest)
September 17th ~ 10-2 p.m.

After a fantastic and successful first season, FARMCAD is returning for the summer of 2016! Join us on the campus of Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design for art, craft, fashion vendors, local eats, music, and entertainment!

Schedule of Events:

11:00 a.m. | OHANA YOGA
60 Minute Complimentary Yoga Class in RMCAD's Sculpture Garden. Join the talented Alyssa Manny from Ohana yoga. All levels welcome.

Join Pop Culture Classroom in this exciting 4-hour Saturday summer camp, where you will explore the fantastic worlds of superheroes, fantasy creatures, and dastardly villains in order to learn how to write and illustrate your very own comic book.
Ages 8-14. Cost $35.00
Register here.

Meet Muralist Daniel Chavez as he unveils his newest permanent mural at RMCAD.

Marbled Clay: this demo will reflect one of the processes used by the artist within his daily practice.

6:30 – 9:00 p.m. | ROAM OPENING RECEPTION
With artist Jon Geiger. Join us for DJ, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres!

Activities at the 40W kids tent

11 a.m. | Tony Dollar
1 p.m. | Tyler Stanfield
3 p.m. | Tony Dollar
All day | A-chording to Mike and Tony, Podcast

Once a month, RMCAD transforms it's beautiful 23-acre campus into a summertime festival for all ages. Check out goods from local vendors ranging from vintage clothing and accessories, flowers and succulents, paper goods, and skin care products, grab some food from a variety of food trucks and vendors, or just hang out in the grass and listen to some live music! Let your kids explore the Kids Zone and enjoy a beautiful summer day with your family and friends.

Vendors include:
A&E Creations - Native American Artwork 100% Hand Crafted
Art of Kaitastic - I'm a 2D Animation student that focuses on aspects of Character Design and Visual Development for story telling.
Athena Project
Beadwork Bandit - Handmade Jewelry
Being Eunoia - Arts + Crafts out of recycled materials
Chaz Kraizer Works - Air-brush paintings, metal-work paintings, magnets. Masks. Hand-painted clothing. Commissions accepted.
Color Sweet Designs - Handmade American Girl Doll Dresses , pants ,tops ,sweaters coats and all accessories.... I also have some Jewelry one of a kind wire wrapped cabachons
Drew Austin Designs - Functional ceramic wares for the home such as mugs, cutting boards, and coasters as well as smaller items like keychains.
Evan Mitchell Art & Illustration - I am a freelance illustrator and artist. I will be selling prints of my illustrations and possible a couple original pieces.
Fosco - Original design t-shirts and fine art for sale
La Catrina Imports - I'm starting with this small business selling Mexican crafts. Everything is made in Mexico by artesians from different parts of Mexico.
Molly Lynne Illustrations - Original illustrations, prints, handmade postcards, stickers
Namlo International - The goal of Namlo international is to help develop sustainable communities and improve the quality of life for people in poor, remote villages in Nepal + Nicaragua. Selling items such as handicrafts, Cotton/Dhaka Shawls, Cashmere scarfs, coffee and potteries from Nicaragua, Tea from Nepal, Jewelry and paintings from Nepal and Nicaragua.
Originals by Suzanne - I sell note cards and magnets, which I designed, and photographs that feature my photography.
Patterns & Pops - fashion truck
Stiletto Hippie - Nature inspired jewelry, art and decor
Summer Snow Shave Ice - Snow Cones
The Funky Trunk - Mobile Boutique selling handmade goods, vintage wares and fair trade items from around the world Truck
The Navigator Handmade - Handmade vintage map jewelry, trinkets, and home decor



Housing Event, June 18

9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Saturday, Jun 18th to Saturday, Jun 18th

Make yourself at home! Attend RMCAD’s housing event on June 18 to get assistance in finding housing, meeting a roommate, and learning more about Denver’s cultural offerings.

At this event, you’ll take a guided shuttle tour around Denver to see a variety of neighborhoods and get a feel for the housing options available to you*. If you’re looking for a roommate, there will be plenty of time to mingle with other students who are also looking for accommodations. Additionally, you’ll have access to RMCAD staff members and apartment leasing agents who can answer any questions you might have and assist you with your transition to College.

The event will be held concurrently with FARMCAD, a monthly art and craft market held on RMCAD’s Campus. You’ll have time to shop and enjoy lunch from a food truck while you get a feel for campus life.

Have questions about this event? Contact Admissions Support or (303) 753-6046.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP.

RMCAD is pleased to partner with the Denver, Lakewood Holiday Inn. Please contact this hotel for availability and discounts.

*Space is limited on shuttle tours, so each student may bring only one guest.



Steamroller Print Event

10:00 AM
Saturday, Apr 23rd

Mo'Print and RMCAD will host a steamroller print event on RMCAD's campus Saturday April 23 at 10 a.m. Come have your woodblock inked and print pressed by a two ton steamroller. Free to watch, $20 for block printing.

For more information on the event, visit




7:00 PM
Thursday, Apr 14th

This event is SOLD OUT

On-Stage Conversation with Lanny DeVuono
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Doors open at 6 p.m.
Lecture begins at 7 p.m.
Mary Harris Auditorium on the RMCAD campus

About the Event
The VASD Program is honored to close out the year’s Humor series by hosting Miranda July in an on-stage conversation with Lanny Frances DeVuono. The discussion will focus on July’s use of humor, which employs a complexity of emotion that exposes something deep and raw about our humanity, communities, and relationships.

About Miranda July
July’s work has exhibited widely, including at the Museum of Modern Art, the Venice Biennale, and in two Whitney Biennials. July wrote, directed, and starred in two, feature-length, award winning films: The Future and Me and You and Everyone We Know. Her fiction has been published in The Paris Review, The New Yorker, and many other publications, and collected in the book No One Belongs Here More Than You. Her New York Times Bestselling novel The First Bad Man was published last year. July has created a number of interactive works, including web and email-based projects, a geosocial networking app, and her recent participatory performance titled New Society.

About Lanny Frances DeVuono
DeVuono is a Denver-based artist, art writer, and associate professor of painting and drawing at the University of Colorado Denver. DeVuono has received numerous awards for her work, including a Fulbright Fellowship and a Grants for Artist Projects (GAP) Grant. She has written about contemporary art in past publications, including Art News and New Art Examiner. Drawings by DeVuono are currently on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver through June 5, 2016 in the exhibition titled Critical Focus: Lanny DeVuono. More information is available at

Humor Lecture Series
An Evening with Miranda July is the seventh and final presentation in the VASD Program’s yearlong Humor series. Throughout fall 2015 and spring 2016, the series has focused on the application of comedy, parody, irony, play, and wit as instruments of communication and experimentation in art, design, and culture. As a fundamental element of the human experience, humor crosses nations and histories. Humor exists in a boundary-blurring space where joy and anguish meet, allowing creators to reveal the severity and ridiculousness of contemporary life.



Jim Woodring // Making LIght

Thursday, Mar 24th

Further updates will be available on the VASD website.

Making Light
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Lecture begins at 7:00 p.m.
Mary Harris Auditorium on the RMCAD campus

This event is FREE and open to the public. Please RSVP here.

About the Lecture
Woodring is an instinctive artist who seldom analyzes his methods, but in this lecture he will shine a light on processes and principles that have heretofore operated in the shadows. Woodring’s vivid imagery contains a wealth of historic and contemporary references, enabling him to discover rich visual languages in his wordless comics. In this lecture, Woodring will share many of his obscure influences and inspirational touchstones to help explore what makes his work so inexplicably, and often darkly, humorous.

About the Lecturer
Jim Woodring is a cartoonist whose comics, drawings, and paintings intermingle themes of humor and horror. Based in Vashon Island, just outside of Seattle, WA, Woodring depicts worlds from his unique vision fluid with hallucinations and surrealistic absurdity. These strange and immersive images have been published in multiple acclaimed books, including The Book of Jim and Weathercraft. His celebrated ‘Frank’ stories take readers deep into a persuasively drawn world, which The New York Times described as “half unshakable nightmare, half Chuck Jones cartoon filtered through the Bhagavad Gita.” Woodring was awarded the Artist Trust Gap Award, a United States Artist Fellowship (with Bill Frisell), an Inkpot Award at the 2008 Comic-Con International in San Diego, and the 2010 Literature Genius from Seattle’s The Stranger.



Creative Industry Week

Monday, Apr 11th to Friday, Apr 15th

Join the RMCAD community and Colorado's creative industry leaders for a week of networking, guest lectures, and creative collaboration. The week's events include a career fair and networking reception, portfolio reviews by industry leaders, and a lecture hosted by the VASD Program.

RSVP here!

Creative Industry Week lineup:

Monday April 11
• 7:30 a.m. Kick-off breakfast: Texas Lobby
• 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Resume Writing Workshop: Triboro 102
• 5-7 p.m. Animation + Game Art Festival: Mary Harris Auditorium

Tuesday April 12
• 1:30 p.m. Business in the Arts: What are you worth?: Triboro 102
• 3-5 p.m. Portfolio reviews for Graphic Design, Animation, Illustration, Fine Arts: CLI

Wednesday April 13
• 11:45 a.m. Alumni Guest Lecture with Brian Nugent: Triboro 102
• 4-6 p.m. Career Fair: Philip J. Steele Gallery
• 6-8 p.m. Soiree: Rotunda

Thursday April 14
• 1:30 p.m. Errez Design, It's Personal, It's Business. The Journey of Starting a Design Business : Triboro 102
• 3-5 p.m. Portfolio Reviews for Interior Design, Fashion Design, Commercial Photography: CLI
• 7 p.m. VASD Guest Miranda July: Mary Harris Auditorium

Friday April 15
• 11:45 a.m. Next Day Q+A with Miranda July: Rotunda, Carpenter Lawn

List of guest speakers:

Brian Nugent
After graduating from the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design in 2004, Brian Nugent began his career as a Los Angeles-based freelance visual effects artist working in the Motion Picture Industry. He has traveled the globe working on the world's most acclaimed commercials and films including: Iron Man, Avengers 2, Benjamin Button, X-Men First Class, Batman v. Superman, 300, The Hobbit, and Captain America franchises.

Errez Design
Ruben Gutierrez is an architecturally trained creative designer who formed Errez Design Inc. in 2009 with his wife, Katie. Errez Design is an interior design and architectural design office combining artistic vision with practical logistics. Every project is inspired by the tastes and preferences of the individual client, resulting in spaces that are both beautiful and uniquely representative. This young, eclectic firm has worked on a number of projects to critical acclaim and wide-spread recognition.

Miranda July
Miranda July is an artist, writer, and filmmaker whose work has been exhibited widely—including at the Museum of Modern Art, the Venice Biennale, and in two Whitney Biennials. July wrote, directed, and starred in two feature-length, award winning films: The Future, and Me and You and Everyone We Know. Her fiction has been published in The Paris Review, The New Yorker, and many other publications, and collected in the book 'No One Belongs Here More Than You.' Her New York Times Bestselling novel 'The First Bad Man' was published last year.



Creative Industry Launch

11:30 AM to 8:00 PM
Tuesday, Dec 8th to Wednesday, Dec 9th


Join the RMCAD community and Colorado’s creative industry leaders for two days of networking, guest lectures, and creative collaboration.

Industry leaders will review portfolios and provide career advice to RMCAD students; the series of events will culminate with a Creative Connections Soiree to allow for networking. We hope to see you there!

December 8th
11:30 a.m. - Private tour of RedLine exhibition Greenscapes with artist Jim Green
1:45 p.m. - Fashion Design Lecture | Megan Timlin, owner of Whorl Boutique
4:00 p.m. - Graphic Design Lecture | Joshua Wills, Consume & Create Studio

December 9th
11:45 a.m. - Illustration Lecture | Michael Keen, program director at Art Gym Denver
4:30 p.m. - Portfolio Reviews
6:30 p.m. - Creative Connection Soirée: Cocktails + hors d’oeuvres




7:00 PM
Wednesday, Nov 11th

Ironoia: The Mistrust of Things
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Lecture begins at 7:00 p.m.
Mary Harris Auditorium on the RMCAD campus. Map.
This event is FREE and open to the public. Please RSVP here.

About the Lecture
There has been much talk of irony as an aesthetic penchant, an affectation of hipsters, and a failure to be earnest or true to oneself. But this critique of irony is hardly new—we’ve been hearing it incessantly for two decades – and it is not even really clear what irony is, anyway. A concept that is millennia old has slipped through many different meanings over time.

Combining his expertise in video games, philosophy, technology, and cultural critique, Ian Bogost will present a revised theory of irony that addresses the failure to earnestly encounter the outside world. In this lecture Bogost will ask and, at least in part, answer a series of questions that orient objects at the center.

About the Lecturer
Dr. Ian Bogost is an author and award-winning game designer. He is the Ivan Allen College Distinguished Chair in Media Studies and Professor of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Bogost is also founding partner at Persuasive Games LLC, an independent game studio, and a contributing editor at The Atlantic, where he writes regularly about technology and popular culture.

Bogost’s video games about social and political issues cover topics as varied as airport security, suburban errands, pandemic flu, and tort reform. His independent games include Cow Clicker, a Facebook game that was the subject of a Wired magazine feature, and A Slow Year, a collection of video game poems for Atari VCS, Windows, and Mac, which won the Vanguard and Virtuoso awards at the 2010 IndieCade Festival. Bogost is currently working on a forthcoming book about living playfully in an age of irony.

The Humor Lecture Series
Throughout the fall 2015 and spring 2016 this lecture series will focus on the application of comedy, parody, irony, play, and wit as instruments of communication and experimentation in art, design, and culture. As a fundamental element of the human experience, humor crosses nations and histories. Humor exists in a boundary-blurring space where joy and anguish meet, allowing creators to reveal the severity and ridiculousness of contemporary life.

VASD Program
The Visiting Artist, Scholar, and Designer Program explores critical, diverse, and creative inquiry. This interdisciplinary initiative enriches the academic experience at RMCAD and serves the greater Denver-metro community.

For more information, to watch lectures from our past series, and to explore the Program archive, please go to our website at