The Museum of the West Indies will be visiting San Jose State University. The first of two exhibitions will be next week in the Art Building Black Gallery. The exhibition is called “INVASIVE / NATIVE – West Indian Botanica” and will feature alternative process photograms of plants from the West Indies. The exhibition is curated by Kathleen McDonald, a graduate student in the MFA program at San Jose State University.MOWI flower postcard back

Photo Field Trip Spring 2014!

Come join us for our biannual Photography Field Trip!
Saturday, April 19th, 2014
12 Noon – Meet in front of Rayko at 428 3rd St, San Francisco
Next we’ll walk to 49 Geary and 77 Geary, and SF Camerawork
We’ll wrap up the day by sharing a meal.
Open to suggestions too!
Here are links to some of the specific galleries we will be visiting:
Rayko Photo Center – events for the day we’re visiting:
49 Geary:
Fraenkel Gallery
Haines Gallery
Modernbook Gallery
Robert Koch Gallery
Stephen Wirtz Gallery
77 Geary: TBD
San Francisco Camerawork:

MFA Graduate Student Shows Work at Pentagon

Mark Pinto, a former Marine and current third-year graduate student in photography in SJSU’s Art and Art History Department, was recently selected in a nation-wide juried show from amongst military veteran artists. His work is featured in the first Veteran’s Art Show at the Pentagon in Washington D.C. The exhibit opened on November 11, 2013, Veterans Day, and will run for a year—visible to the thousands of Pentagon employees as well as the public on the Pentagon tour. Pinto’s digital photograph titled “Homeless Joe” is part of a ten-picture series depicting the difficulties of veterans as they are reintegrated into society. Each photo uses the G.I. Joe action figures as a way of disarming the viewer and bringing them closer to the work. Visit Pinto’s website to learn more.

BFA Portfolio Review – Spring 2014


Think you might want to apply for a BFA in Photography?

If you have earned less than 90 units, the process is simple!

Apply for the BFA Portfolio Review

Thursday, April 3rd
Applications will be due @ the Art Office (Art 116) by 5PM.

The *new* BFA in Photography:

  • Now 120 units, just like the BA Art!
  • Won’t take any longer to graduate!
  • A more prestigious degree for future Photographic artists & commercial professionals!

Application link:

Contact Valerie Mendoza @ for more information.

Meet with any Photo instructor now and start preparing your successful portfolio!

SJSU Photography Faculty Exhibition

SJSU Photography Faculty Exhibition

A special opportunity to view recent works by current faculty in the Photography area within the School of Art and Design, this exhibition will feature a wide range of media, style, and technique. Showcasing a divergent group of artists who share an interest in working with photographic media and a devotion to teaching, this exhibition is both provocative and stimulating, revealing a variety of conceptual emphases, aesthetics, and creative solutions to formalistic issues of value, tone, and composition. Participants include:


Each of these artists individually has received noteworthy acclaim for their works. As a group, they combine significant successes in regional, national, and international exhibitions, public art projects, and museum collections, as well as numerous grants and awards. We are delighted to have this opportunity to feature their thoughtfulness, creativity, and vision in this special display.

Dates: January 28th – March 7th, 2014
LocationNatalie & James Thompson Gallery (Art Building, 1st floor)