Leave of absence

 A few recent paintings in the studio.

Putting together the previous post about artists who write, I was  reading Laurie Fendrich’s latest post at the Chronicle of Higher Education about the anxiety of returning to classes each fall, and I realized I forgot to tell readers that I’m taking an unpaid leave of absence from teaching at Eastern Connecticut State University this year.

In addition to spending more time in the studio, I’ll be teaching an online course at Massachusetts College of Art, as well as serving as a visiting artist-critic and panelist at a few conferences and universities. In October I’ll be at the New York Academy of Art to speak about blogging and social media, and I’ll be discussing the importance of offering online courses in the visual arts during a panel discussion at MassArt. In December, I’m looking forward to a trip to Baltimore to participate in student critiques at MICA’s Hoffberger School of Painting.  I’ll be covering the Miami art fairs in December and the College Art Association Annual Conference, where I’m co-hosting ArtExchange, in Los Angeles in February.

Support the blog (and help pay my studio rent) by inviting me to your university to participate in student critiques, to lecture about my own art practice, to lead discussions about trends in contemporary painting and online media, or to develop online visual arts courses. I’m also available to write essays for exhibition catalogues. Thanks. Now back to our regular programming.


  1. Looking forward to your coverage of the (e)merge art fair.

  2. So happy I graduated before this happened! But have a wonderful time doing all the cool things you are going to be doing..

  3. Save room to see a painting show at the Torrance Art Museum when you're in LA next February.

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