Career Day 2010

The New York Academy of Art will be holding its inaugural Career Day on Wednesday September 22, 2010 from 12:30pm-2:00pm. The purpose is to encourage students and alumni to think outside the box in terms of opportunities and fields of interest that create options for employment. Career Day will be held in Wilkinson Hall with tables representing possible job, internship, and/or assistantship opportunities. Please complete this SURVEY to let us know how you would like to be involved. Your support is greatly appreciated. Email Elvin Freytes at for any questions. Thank you.

Lightning Rod - Will Cotton

Will Cotton's sumptuous oil paintings are in the soft focus, soft-core tradition of 18th-century masters Broc, Gerard, Franque and Fragonard. Like his predecessors, Cotton (born in Massachusetts in 1965 and studied art at New York's Cooper Union and the New York Academy of Art) paints beautiful, creamy skinned nudes amidst luscious surroundings. But while Cotton's paintings recall the sensuality and delight of his forefathers, Cotton updates his opulent source material by replacing pastoral love scenes with mountains of sweets and erotic treats. Cotton is now a Senior Critic at the Academy.

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