New Faculty Member: Nathan Porterfield

Starting in the Spring of 2018, Tarleton will be welcoming it’s newest faculty member teaching drawing, design, and art appreciation, Nathan Porterfield. The following was taken from his artist profile on the Texas Artists Coalition home page.

Nathan Porterfield is a Texas Artists Coalition member living and working from Arlington, TX.

1. Where do you find inspiration and what motivates you to keep going?

I am inspired by materials, by misfits, by the absurd, by our history of resistance to oppression and ironic need to inflict it. Making art has always been a compulsion for me.  It is an outlet, a network, a voice, and an avenue for me to explore the things I can’t necessarily comprehend.

2. What is one thing you want people to know about you?

That I love to be around, interact with, and learn from others.

3.What role does the artist have in society?

It is important for artists to hold accountable everything that oppresses, confounds, and grieves the human spirit, while celebrating all that enlivens, enriches, and nourishes us.

Opening in the TSU Gallery this Monday: Rebecca Drolen


This January and February, the Department of Fine Arts will be hosting the exhibition entitled Hairpieces by Rebecca Drolen at the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center Gallery.  Rebecca Drolen is a lens based artist whose work explores portraiture and constructed narratives. Her work has been shown in group and solo exhibitions on a national and international level, notably, the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Texas Tech University, and the Theory of Clouds Gallery in Kobe, Japan. Drolen has had work published in several magazines such as the Huffington Post, Hi-Fructose, and has a piece held in the permanent collection at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Rebecca received her MFA from Indiana University and currently resides in Fayetteville, Arkansas, where she an Assistant Professor of Photography at the University of Arkansas.

The series Hair Pieces explores the fickle relationship most have with their body hair. We consider some hair very desirable and grow and groom it with care, while we treat other hair as shameful and cover or remove it. Once hair has become disconnected from our bodies, we treat it with disgust, yet it has an archival, lasting presence that outlives the body and defies death and decay. In regards to her work, Rebecca states:I am interested in the line between the beautiful and the grotesque in our connection with hair. I am intrigued by the rules that guide our ideas and self-image in relation to our tresses. In the work, I use photography and the self-portrait as a medium to construct narratives that function both as visual puns and, at times, as social critique. I hope to use the beautiful alongside the repulsive in these images to tell stories of growth and removal as they examine a surreal relationship between hair and its place.”

Call for entries: 500x College Expo 2018

Tarleton Students: submit your work today for Expo 2018 at 500X Gallery! Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!

http://glasstire.com/classifieds/show-listing/6605/500x-college-expo-2018-call-for-artists/dallas/calls-for-entries/

500X Gallery, Texas’ oldest, artist–run, cooperative galleries, hosts one of North Texas’ most anticipated annual student juried competitions. College Expo 2018 is open to all artists over the age of 18 living in Texas. All visual media are eligible, including drawing, painting, sculpture, installation and video (artist must supply all required electronic equipment). All work must be ready to hang. Artwork will need to be dropped off, not shipped. Cost of entry is $30 for 5 pieces.

Juror is Katherine Brodbeck, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Dallas Museum of Art..

Exhibition runs from February 24 – March 11, 2018

Deadline: February 7, 2018

CALL TO ARTISTS: “Mayjoring in Art; Higher Learning”

CALL TO ARTISTS: “Mayjoring in Art; Higher Learning” is a juried exhibition with the mission of celebrating the creativity and ingenuity of emerging young artists from colleges and universities around Texas. Eligible applicants must be currently enrolled in an institution of higher learning or have graduated with in the last 6 months. We are seeking quality work with originality in all mediums including oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolors, prints, drawings, sculpture, fiber art, mixed media, installation, photography, video art, and digital art with no size restrictions. This year’s juror is Daniel Blagg

Apply here

Internship Opportunity: Fort Worth Community Arts Center

We just received a notice from the Fort Worth Community Arts Center that they are looking for interns.  They have brought on Tarleton interns before, and this is a great chance to get experience and class credit!  Here is the notice…

The Fort Worth Community Arts Center is seeking an energetic, driven, and computer savvy intern for the upcoming academic semester. This internship is a good stepping stone into the field of arts administration where one will have the opportunity to engage closely with the community and a range of special projects.

The intern will work under the direct supervision of the Arts Center’s Programs and Exhibition Manager. The intern’s responsibilities will include the installation/de-installation of their galleries, updating various websites and postings, assistance in the creation of gallery contracts, and working with the Arts Center’s artists and guests.

Located in the heart of Fort Worth’s Cultural District, the Fort Worth Community Arts Center is a longstanding venue known for hosting diverse events, visual arts galleries, and theatre performances.

An ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Poised and professional demeanor
  • Detail-oriented with organizational skills
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Basic computer design skills, familiarity with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator is preferred
  • Excellent written and speaking communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task, work under pressure and meet required deadline

 

Interested candidates can apply on Handshake –Programs and Exhibition Intern #1207542

Tarleton Art and Digital Media Studies Senior Exhibitions

Nine students graduating from the Art/Digital Media Studies program this Spring will be showcasing their work in senior exhibits starting November 1st through December 4th at the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center Gallery.  Because of the number of graduates, there will be a rotation of five shows in the gallery during that time.  This gives the opportunity for the artists to mount a professional exhibition of a complete body of work that showcases a cohesive portfolio in the field of study the student intends to focus on upon graduation.

The first show, from November 1st-6th will be a solo exhibition of the work of Teejay Handley.  His design work for stock racing cars is inspired from a life long passion for racing and gaming.  The second exhibition runs from November 8th through the 13th and will feature Noelle Ross and Matt Vanderpool.  Matt’s photographic work displays a unique view of the American road side service station, while Noelle’s character design work is based off her own creations and fantasy stories.  The third exhibit runs from November 14th – 17th and will feature two digital media majors Nacona Ferrell and Macklin McAllister. Nacona and Macklin will both be premiering their new video games that will be available in playable form in the gallery.  Cory Cervantes and Kaitlin Hooper’s photographic work will be displayed during the fourth exhibit running from November 20-28th.  Finally, from November 29th to December 6th, the gallery will be filled with the sculptural works of Rebecca Cox and Destany Seymore.

Senior advisor and art professor Chris Ireland states, “we have another semester of many graduates coming from all kinds of areas of research.  Each week there will be new and interesting forms of work that our seniors have worked very hard to complete.  The art department is proud of its seniors and the diversity of the types of research our students are doing this year.  I think you will see in each senior a signature style and creative approach to their craft. They are self-motivated and engaged in their fields at a professional level.  “ (from press release by Chris Ireland)

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