Archive for January, 2011

Request for Artists and Proposals

CLOSING DATE: 2011-01-14 00:00:00 Web: http://www.culturalpartners.orgFlagstaff Cultural Partners is hosting a NEW National Request for Proposals for 2011 and 2012 with the opportunity for artists to exhibit in the Main Gallery at the Coconino Center for the Arts. We offer a 4,000 square foot gallery with “floating” interior walls. Applications may include proposals for individual artists, small and large group exhibitions as well as invitational and juried call for entry opportunities. We are also accepting applications to display in our 270 square foot Jewel Gallery, an ideal space for a small group or solo exhibition.We look forward to working with artists nationally and would like to extend this opportunity to the Texas arts community.Texas Commission of the Arts

At the TSU Gallery @ Peter Reichardt and Kristyn Weaver

The Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Gallery will be presenting the work of Peter Reichardt and Kristyn Weaver, two artists from the Austin, TX area. The show is titled Recent Work and will contain drawings, paintings, and other works. The show will open January 18th through February 19th.

Peter Reichardt and Kristyn Weaver’s work consists of several drawings, paintings, and small sculptures executed in a range of traditional media. The work is rooted both in “real life” observation, and appropriation of found materials. Peter writes “I extend different feelings, emotions, and events that I have experienced into the work so that in a sense it becomes autobiographical.” In Kristyn’s work, the images form in the subconscious of the artist, which can lead to imagery such as cuddly kittens paired with film icon Steve Mcqueen. Weaver writes, “My work deals with creating unnatural and unexpected meetings of materials and characters…The art conveys the ridiculouseness of it‘s own creation. “

Peter Reichardt has a BFA in Drawing from the Cleveland Institute of Art and an MFA from Washington State University. Kristyn Weaver has a BFA from the University of Texas at Austin, along with an MFA from Washington State University. Both artists exhibit nationally on their own and in collaboration. Most recently both were named the 2010 Austin Critics Table Choice Award Winner for their collaboration Ideas of Mountains, which was shown at the Creative Research Lab in Austin, TX. Both artists reside in Round Rock, TX.


TAG honors and values the lives of artists and professors of art who passed in 2010. 

  • William Cumming, a painter of the Northwest School whose contemporaries included Mark Tobey and Morris Graves, died on November 22, 2010, at the age of 93. He also taught at the Burnley School of Professional Art (now the Art Institute of Seattle) and Cornish College of the Arts
  • Nassos Daphnis, a Greek-born painter based in New York who showed his colorful, precise geometric abstractions at Leo Castelli Gallery, died on November 23, 2010, at age 96. He was also a noted horticulturist who grew hybrid tree peonies
  • Sally D. Garen, professor of art history at the Corcoran College of Art and Design and Marymount University, among other schools around Washington, DC, died on November 29, 2010. She was 63
  • Kay Gaskill-Jaeger, an artist, quilter, and urban planner for the Texas State Parks Department who studied art history at the University of Texas at Austin, died on November 27, 2010, at the age of 61
  • Jane Tiley Griffin, an art historian who taught at the University of Maryland, George Washington University, and Howard University for more than thirty years, died on November 18, 2010, at the age of 84. She also organized tours to Southeast Asia
  • Garry Gross, a fashion photographer who took the infamous photograph of a nude Brooke Shields that was later appropriated by the artist Richard Prince, died on November 30, 2010. He was 73
  • Varnette P. Honeywood, an artist and teacher whose colorful works appeared in The Cosby Show during the 1980s, died on September 12, 2010, at the age of 59
  • Stephen Irwin, an artist based in Louisville, Kentucky, who was a member of a collective called Zephyr Gallery, died on December 27, 2010. He was 51
  • Peter J. Worth, an artist, art historian, and former chair of the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, died on May 3, 2010. He was 93
  • For more obituaries of visual artists including architects, museum directors, collectors and a special note on Angela Rosenthal check out the College Art Association

    Congrats to our Fall 2010 Grads!

    The department of Fine Arts would like to congratulate Lacey Anderson,  Michelle Haan, Lilly Lovell, and Brad Morgan for receiving their BFA degrees this fall and completing their final shows.  All four students strangely enough were in my first Tarleton video class.

    Welcome to the new Tarleton Digital blog!

    This is the new website/blog (as of January 2011) of the digital media emphasis area at Tarleton State University.  This blog will contain interesting news, information, and resources for students and parents interested in digital media.


    There has been some buzz on campus about some students interested in Storyboard Art.  Jon Izen has quite the history in this area.  In his biography he mentions, “My resume includes character design/developement for Marv Newland’s International Rocketship, storyboard work for CN’s Ed, EDD and EDDY, lead animation on Disney’s “The Buzz on Maggie” as well as WB’s hit show Mucha Lucha.”Check him out Jon Izen


    It’s here! 2011 has arrived and with it, the Tarleton Art Department would like to present to you a plethora of resources, network opportunities and outlets for you and your art to develop into its next level of breakthrough. Here you will discover exhibitions to apply for, attend and marvel in. Some will be free and some will cost you a little extra penny. Some will be close to home while others may require a postage stamp. Here on the web, we will also reveal up and coming artists around the world and zone in on the raw artistic talent right here at Tarleton.You don’t want to miss this info. It just might lead you to your next great idea to get you off of your couch and into a more creative you! So stay tuned to read the latest news, reviews, how to articles and find relevant links to what you do. We will be seeing you SOON! Happy 2011.