Cerritos College Art Gallery




Cerritos College Art Gallery is pleased to announce the establishment of an annual ART+TECH Artist-in-Residency program that will partner a local professional visual artist with the amazing technology resources available on the Cerritos College campus. This coming Fall 2014 semester, our partner will be the Engineering Design Technology department at Cerritos College (with future annual partners to include Automotive Technology, Machine Tool Technology, Welding, Woodworking, etc).


Residency Description

This year's residency provides the selected artist/collective with extended access to the college's state-of-the-art engineering design software and industry-scale 3D printers. The paid residency ($2,000) will include artist-led workshops with advanced fine art & technology students, as well as an exhibition/catalog of work­­­ produced during the residency period, to be held at the gallery in early Spring 2015.

Note: No prior experience with engineering design software/hardware required. Instead, we are looking to partner with a creative artist that is interested in realizing innovative aesthetic forms and/or addressing pertinent social concerns using non-traditional technology-based tools/materials.


Conditions of Residency

The selected resident will be awarded a $2,000 honorarium at the end of the Residency Period to cover personal costs of the residency. The college will not arrange, nor provide reimbursement for, any travel or room & board expenses on the applicant's behalf, nor will the college be financially responsible for such expenses.

Workshop and lab times are flexible, but the resident is expected to work with the Art & Technology faculty/staff to provide the most effective interaction with participating students, as well as to avoid conflict for resources from non-participating courses. The resident should expect to be on campus for a minimum of 16 hours per week (from Nov 1 - Nov 22), though more is possible, depending on the scope of the resident's project and availability of technology labs.

In addition to the honorarium, the college will cover the material costs of all residency production, such as ABS/PLA filament (up to, but not to exceed, $500), as well as the costs of exhibition promotion (announcement cards, opening reception, etc.) and will provide 5 free copies of the exhibition catalog to the resident.

Individuals who are offered the residency may be required to obtain fingerprints for a criminal history clearance through the State Department of Justice and remit the required fee for processing the fingerprints, produce an original social security card, and submit negative TB test results before the residency may begin.

Note: Acceptance of Residency includes willingness and ability to participate in the associated exhibition, even though it takes place after the initial residency period (January 2015) and willingness to contribute to the exhibition catalog, as well as willingness to donate at least one piece produced during the residency period to the college art gallery's permanent collections.


Application Deadline

In order to be considered during the selection review period, the applicant must submit all required materials and information by 11:59 PM (PST) on July 31, 2014. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all application materials are received. If you have any questions regarding the residency or the application/selection process, you may contact James MacDevitt, Director of the Cerritos College Art Gallery, at jmacdevitt@cerritos.edu


Complete Selection/Residency Timeline:

   June 1, 2014: Application Posted

   July 31, 2014: Applications Due to TechAIR@cerritosgallery.com

   August 2014: Review of Candidates by Selection Committee

   September 1, 2014: Announcement of Selected Residency Candidate

   November 1-22, 2014: Residency Period

                 November 1-7, 2014: Equipment & Facilities   Training for Artist with Tech Staff/Faculty

                 November 8-22, 2014: Workshops with Students & Additional Project Lab Time

   January-March 2015: Exhibition & Artist Talk/Panels


Application Procedure

Interested applicants must submit the following, in a single email message, to TechAIR@cerritosgallery.com


Email subject header should use the following template:

   Applicant Full Name : Proposed Project Title


Application Email Must Contain All of the Following to be Considered:

   1. Full Name of Applicant(s); use collective's name, if a collaborative residency, but also list all members

   2. Contact information (Mailing Address, Phone Number(s), Email Address, Website)

   3. Two Professional References (Name, Title, Institution, Contact Phone, Contact Email)
      Note: Do Not Send Letters of Recommendation. References will be Contacted Directly only if Applicant is Shortlisted.

   4. A brief description (300 words max.) describing:

       a. An overview of the work you would like to undertake during the residency (be specific),

       b. Including how this opportunity would further your own artistic practice

       c. And how it could benefit the students, the industries involved, and the arts in general

   5. A brief description (150 words max.) of your vision for the accompanying Exhibition/Catalog.

   6. A brief description (150 words max.) of supplementary programming you envision describing:

       a. At least two workshops held with Tech & Art students during Residency Period (Nov 2014)

       b. At least one public artist talk, panel, or symposium to coincide with the Exhibition (Jan 2015)

   7. File Attachment: Current CV/Resume

       a. Listing education, previous exhibitions, awards/residencies, publications, teaching, etc.

       b. Title as follows: ApplicantFullName.CV.FileType

   8. File Attachments: Previous Work

       a. Up to Five (5) work samples - see acceptable formats and restrictions

       b. Title all attachments as follows: ApplicantFullName.WorkTitle.Date.FileType


Acceptable formats and restrictions include:

   Images: (300 dpi & less than 2MB each) - .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .gif, .tif, .tiff, .psd, .ai, .eps, .svg, .dxf

   Videos: (less than five minutes & less than 5MB each) - .mov, .mp4, mpeg, .mpg, .avi, .m4v, .dv, or links to YouTube or Vimeo

   Audio: (less than five minutes & less than 3MB each) - .mp3, .ogg, .aiff, .wav, or links to SoundCloud

   Documents: .pdf
, .doc, .docx, .txt, .rtf


Selection Procedure

Following the closing date, all application materials will be evaluated by the ART+TECH institutional selection committee. Candidates selected for further consideration will be limited to those applicants in the competitive group who best meet the qualifications for the residency. Finalists may then be contacted for further clarification of qualifications and project vision/scope. The selected resident will be announcement publically approximately one month after the application closing date.


2014 ART+TECH Artist-in-Residence Selection Committee:

   James MacDevitt (Director/Curator of the Cerritos College Art Gallery & Associate Professor of Art History)

   Dr. Miodrag Micic (Chair/Professor of the Engineering Design Technology Department)

   Kirk Miller (Professor of Graphic Design: 3D Modeling / Digital Illustration)

   Steven Portigal (Professor of Studio Art: Ceramics / 3D Design)


Equal Opportunity Notice

Cerritos College is strongly committed to achieving diversity on its campus and the principles of equal opportunity will apply to this residency as well. The college encourages a diverse pool of applicants and shall provide equal opportunities to all applicants without regard to national origin, religion, age, sex or gender, race, color, medical condition, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or because he or she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. In fact, the college encourages applications from all segments of qualified people.


Engineering Design Technology Department Technical Resources Available for Resident's Use

Hardware Resources:

   Six (6x) MakerBot Replicator2X 3D Printers

   Two (2x) AirWolf AWHD 3D Printers

   One (1x) Dimension BST1200 3D Printer

   One (1x) re3d GigaBot 3D Printer

   One (1x) Formlabs Form 1 SL/SLA (Stereolithographic) Machine

   One (1x) Formech 8x8" Vacuum-Forming Machine

   One (1x) Laser Cutter

   One (1x) 2D Plotter

Software Resources:

   Thirty-Two (32x) computer base stations installed with:

      AutoDesk Inventor, Maya, & 3D Studio Max

      Rhinoceros 3D




About the Engineering Design Technology Program at Cerritos College: The Engineering Design Technology department at Cerritos College offers a certificate of achievement in Engineering Design Technology, as well as an Associate of Arts Degree. The department also offers five Verifications of Completion in Machine Design & Manufacturing, 3D Parametric Modeling Design & Presentations, Design with Autodesk Map 3D, Sheet Metal Layout Applications with 3D Parametric Solid Modeling, and Engineering Design & Production Technology.

About the Cerritos College Art Gallery: The Cerritos College Art Gallery presents rotating exhibitions highlighting the work of emerging and mid-career artists. A special emphasis is placed on works that confront challenging and pressing issues in contemporary art and culture. In support of exhibitions, the Cerritos College Art Gallery also regularly hosts workshops, lectures, and performances. The mission of the Cerritos College Art Gallery is to serve as an educational, social, and culture enhancement for the Cerritos academic population, as well as the immediate surrounding communities.

About Cerritos College: Founded in 1955, Cerritos College is a public comprehensive community college in southeastern Los Angeles county. The campus is located at 11110 Alondra Blvd, Norwalk, CA 90650.