New Mexico-based artist and researcher Nina Elder joined the faculty of Sierra Nevada University’s MFA-IA program this January just in time to teach at her first residency. While New Mexico is in her roots, Elder’s projects take her all over the United States connecting with people, place, and environment.
The MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts (MFA-IA) at Sierra Nevada University is thrilled to hold the Winter 2022 residency in-person along the stunning shores of North Lake Tahoe, taking place January 3-12, 2022.
We welcome a new faculty member, Nina Elder, to teach a section of Focused Studio Practice. Focused Studio Practice is a special topics studio course designed to take advantage of a particular vision and expertise of the teaching Visiting Artist or Scholar, who expands our sense of community from the Tahoe Basin outward.
There are a few spots still available to start in Winter 2021. Please get in touch with Julia Schwadron immediately should you have an interest in attending this winter.
Priority deadline has been extended for summer 2021 residency! Apply by February 28, 2021. Apply here.
January 4–16, 2021 will mark the next winter session of the low-residency MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts program at Sierra Nevada University. We are thrilled to welcome back visiting artists as faculty members to teach within our program.
The MFA-IA Summer Residency 2020 will be held virtually, as SNU as an institution has decided on a continuation of a virtual format until mid-fall. The Tahoe region is known as a place to retreat, and it is already attracting more people from all over than usual, thus putting our MFA community at high risk for COVID-19 transmission. We are extending the dates of our residency, and those will now be August 7 – 21. This expansion from its original dates, guided by the voices of our community, will allow time for recovering energy, and hopefully allow more opportunity for points of contact that might have happened spontaneously in person, as well as more time to work on your individual practices. Additionally, we have decided to continue a series of Artist Lectures over the course of the fall semester, offered virtually, to allow additional ways to engage alumni voices as well. Read More
There are a few spots still available to start in Winter 2020. Please get in touch with Julia Schwadron immediately should you have an interest in attending this winter.
SNC MFA-IA winter 2018 residency faculty
There are a few spots still available to start in Winter 2018! Please get in touch with Julia Schwadron immediately should you have an interest in attending the MFA Interdisciplinary Arts residency this winter.
Our students completed their Winter 2017 residency on January 13th, 2017. The 10-day residency began in Incline Village with the arrival of 13 students and 9 Visiting Faculty. The roster for this residency included Julie Weitz, Rob Reynolds, Dan Ruby, Bill Fox, Maria Sykes, Jared Stanley, and Russell Dudley. Read More