Brett Reif
Vice President for Biennial Conference
Kansas City Art Institute


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MESSAGE from FATE 2015 Biennial Conference:

FATE's reach continues to grow as the issues and topics addressed through our various outlets remains relevant and immediately applicable to teaching practices at the foundation level. We are very excited to be hosting the 2015 Conference and to continue FATE’s positive momentum. As the title of the conference “Tectonic Shifts” suggests, we will be examining how the forces of change are shaping the foundation landscape. We will be interested in hearing from foundations faculty, arts professionals, and programs that are breaking new ground in their teaching practices. Herron is looking forward to continuing the conversation in Indianapolis that began at the postHaus conference in Savannah in 2013.

William Potter
Vice President for Biennial Conference


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 Kansas City: FATE 2017

The FATE national biennial conference was hosted by the Kansas City Art Institute in 2017. 

Check back later for more information. 

Tectonic Shifts: FATE 2015 

The FATE national biennial conference was hosted by the Herron School of Art and Design, IUPUI, March 25 – 28, 2015.  The theme, “Tectonic Shifts: Breaking New Ground,” led many to Indianapolis to examine and share how the forces of change are shaping the foundation landscape.


Daily Session List with Session Abstract:
[Thursday 3.26.15]
[Friday 3.27.15]
[Saturday 3.28.15]



2015 Juried Members Exhibition

The Tectonic Shifts Juried Members Exhibition curated byMark Ruschman, Chief Curator of Fine Art at the Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, IN. ( ran from March 4th- April 18th at the Herron Galleries. The Members reception took place on March 27th.

Best of Show 
Carol Griffith, Southern Approaches, o/c and panel 
3 Honorable Mentions
Anne Stagg(re)present (Judy 1, Judy 2), mixed media 
David Forbes, Seduction of Consumption, mixed media 
Darren Hostetter, Drones 2, acrylic on aluminum























2015 List of Vendors

  • Canson
  • ColArt
  • General Pencil Company
  • The Folding Art Horse 
  • Jack Richeson
  • HK Holbein
  • Manifest Gallery and Drawing Center
  • JBH Technologies
  • Kunst & Papier US                 
  • Ampersand Art (Gamblin)
  • Thames & Hudson Inc.
  • Princeton Artist & Brush Co. (SAMPRO)
  • Indigo Artpapers 


MEMBERSHIP POLICY  All Session Chairs and Presenters must be current members of FATE by December 31, 2016 to ensure that their sessions and abstracts are published in the conference program. 

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED  Everyone must register for the conference. The FATE conference is organized for the professional benefit of its members. Registration fees and membership dues cover the costs of the overall conference.  Session chairs have the responsibility to make it clear to their accepted and invited speakers that all conference participants, including all chairs and presenters, must be FATE members and register for the conference.

MEDIA POLICY  Session rooms will be provided with one digital projector and one projection screen. Laptops will not be provided. Mac users must provide the proper VGA adapter for a digital projector. 

SCHEDULING POLICY  It is the position of the planning committee that the first session on Thursday is as important and informative as the last session on Saturday. However, we understand that scheduling conflicts and other factors can limit participation to various times and days. Therefore, if you have such a limitation, bring it to your session chair’s attention immediately upon your acceptance to the session. Effort will be made to accommodate your requests, but there are many factors that determine the final schedule, and it may not be possible to meet your individual needs. The conference director’s decisions on scheduling are the final word. 

CANCELATION POLICY  After advanced registration online closes, refunds will not be offered, as payment will have already been submitted to all conference programing.












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