Attention: Filmmakers, Animators, Video Artists, Game Designers…

Ocular Obstinance – a Tarleton student film & media festival

Tarleton Art/Digital Media Studies, in collaboration with the Tarleton Student Film Club, presents a juried (competitive) student media festival, screening as a special public cinematic event in late August, 2018. 

What qualifies?

Video art, short films, animations, game/digital environment art – anything that moves that can be projected onto a cinema screen. Work does not need to be strictly narrative or linear – experimental videos will also be considered.

Only work submitted by Tarleton Students and alumni will be considered, however, videos do not have to have been created for a specific class or specific year at Tarleton – it can be work that you produce independently, outside of class time, or even after you graduate. Submitted films don’t have to your most recent work, just your best.

All videos should be under 10 minutes.

Awards

Best in Show, Director’s Choice Award, Best Film Short, Best Experimental, Best Animation, Audience Choice Award. Award winning work from Ocular Obstinance will be featured in a short opening reel for the headlining film event sponsored by the 2018 Langdon Review of the Arts in Texas.

Submission deadline (online only) : Friday, 5/11

https://filmfreeway.com/OcularObstinanceFest

Facebook page:    https://www.facebook.com/tarletonfilm/

Tarleton Service Day

Digital media historic Granbury service day project and Hood County Rocks #TarletonService18

Call for entries Juried Student Exhibition

We are announcing the due date and juror for the 4th Annual Student Exhibition. The juror will be Dallas artist Kalee Appleton, and works will be due in room 162 by the end of the day March 20th. Works must be ready to hang, install, view, or play. All works juried into the Student Exhibition will be eligible for President’s Circle Awards given during the main reception.

Kalee Appleton is a photography-based artist living in Dallas, Texas. Originally from Hobbs, N.M., she attended Texas Tech University in Lubbock and received a B.F.A. in photography in 2005. She later attended Texas Woman’s University in Denton, where she received an M.F.A. in photography in 2014. Appleton is the director of visual resources for Southern Methodist University Meadows Department of Art History as well as a professor. Appleton is currently president of 500X Gallery. She exhibits her work regionally at Erin Cluley Gallery in Dallas and has exhibited nationally at Filter Photo in Chicago; Spiva Center for the Arts in Joplin, Mo.; and Houston Center for Photography and FotoFest International in Houston.

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