Category: 2015

The Plain Sense of Things

Co-curated by Jared Stanley and Sarah Lillegard, the exhibition will span the Sierra Nevada College campus in the Garage Door Gallery, Tahoe Gallery and Poetry Center. The Plain Sense of Things will be on display for investigations and interactions from Dec. 14, 2015 – Jan. 29, 2016. A curator talk will be held Wed. Jan. 6, 7-9pm and the closing reception will be Thur. Jan. 28, 2016 5-7pm both in the Holman Arts & Media Center.

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MFA- Inter Arts Winter Residency 2015 Event

MFA-IA Winter Residency Events

The MFA-IA Winter Residency will be held January 3-12, 2016. Throughout the residency, we will offer a series of public talks and lectures featuring our new visiting artist faculty plus artists and curators from the region.

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Summer ’15 Residency Recap

This past August featured the MFA-IA program’s first residency at Sierra Nevada College. With 7 students hailing from 6 states, three visiting artists from NYC, plus contributions from local SNC Fine Arts faculty and the surrounding arts community, we built the foundation for a rich and complex set of conversations.

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MFA-IA Residency Events

In two weeks SNC will host the first residency for the MFA Interdisciplinary Arts program. As part of the residency, there will be a handful of public lectures and a free workshop with the gallery artist-in-residence, Mary Rothlisberger.


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MFA-IA Faculty in the News

Some of our MFA-IA Faculty have been making the news lately. Featured here are Brooklyn artists Matt Freedman and David Horvitz, and LA artist Jeff Weiss.

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Fresh Baked Conversation in the Sierras

Fresh baked conversation in the Sierras

On June 13th, from 2-6pm, Sierra Nevada College’s MFA-Interdisciplinary Arts Program will host a public, community event as part of our on-going “Open Space Series” at a reconstructed Basque oven at Kyburz Flat in the Tahoe National Forest. Firing up the oven, we will feed visitors and host talks by guests, including Christina Barr, Executive Director of Nevada Humanities. The conversations will touch on place-making and encampments, pointing to the program’s ongoing dialogue around a multi-tiered relationship to our environment. Visitors will get to explore solar dye stations, map-making, and periscope-building. The MFA-IA Streamline Mobile Gallery will be on-site with a pop-up Basque exhibit. There is limited capacity in the meadow, so please RSVP to the event HERE.

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Let It Snow, and Let Us Snowshoe

Since panelists and artists had come all the way to Tahoe to participate in the Embodied Place Exhibition, we were lucky enough that they felt like hanging out for the weekend so we could show them some of our beautiful mountain landscape in person.

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Amazing Turnout for ‘Embodied Place’ Reception and Panel Discussion

We had an excellent turnout for our Embodied Place: Observations and Notations closing reception and panel discussion on February 27th, 2015. Visitors flooded the galleries and there was standing room only for the panel, which took place directly after the opening in the Holman Arts and Media building on the SNC campus. Read More


Sierra Nevada University
Interdisciplinary Arts
Low-Residency MFA


A small campus on the north shore of Lake Tahoe and online, wherever you are.


Anza Jarschke
Assistant Program Director
P: (775) 831-1314 ext. 7492


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