Archive for March 26th, 2012

AIGA/DFW Design Week April 9-14th

If you’re a graphic/advertising/interactive designer or art director, a creative director, studio owner or agency head, an illustrator or photographer, a print or paper partner, or student of design, we invite you to join us for AIGADFW’s second annual Design Week. Enjoy a full week of educational and inspirational panels and talks, workshops and mixers:

  • Monday: Start the week off with some Interactive Interactions – learn about everything from apps to cms schooling to what might be the next big thing with our special guests from Fast Armadillo, Envision Interactive, MODx, Thinq and ExtraSauce.
  • Tuesday: We lay tribute to DFW Women In Design – complimented by a ladies (and gentlemen) lunch, a gallery exhibit and talks by Debbie Millman and Bryony Gomez.
  • Wednesday: Celebrate and learn from DFW’s Leading Creatives, with a talk from Wayne Geyer, and an intriguing CD Panel with Jeff Breazeale, Liz Burnett, Albert Cano, Matt Jones and Brandon Murphy, followed by AIGADFW’s Creative 20/20 night.
  • Thursday: Declare Your Independence (or at least entertain the idea) with a Free Agent panel led by Steve Stafford and our Work/Life balance talk by Ben Jenkins. We add a nightcap to Thursday’s events with the first annual DFW MIX – a creative resource tradeshow.
  • Friday/Saturday: End the week with some Good Inspiration with our Design For Good lunch brainstorm workshop, a visit with Doug Powell, AIGA’s national President and an awards dinner celebrating one of Dallas’s best leading designers.

AIGADFW Design Week is North Texas’s premier design conference for professionals and students with the aims of further promoting thinking about and demonstrating the value of our craft, and empowering the success of DFW’s design, advertising and interactive businesses and individuals. AIGA’s mission is to advance designing as a professional craft, strategic tool and vital cultural force.

See full programming and updates / ask questions / buy tickets at AIGADFWDW.ORG

(post taken from the AIGA Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter website)

Artist Residencies

Courtesy Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts

During Valerie Powell’s visit she spoke to the advanced digital media class about artist residencies.  It is a great opportunity when you are young and can afford the time.  Especially after you graduate, you will understand the appeal of having that much free time and seclusion to make good work.

Guide to some of the United State’s top artist residencies

Guide to some of the more offbeat and adventurous artist residencies

Resartis – Probably the definitive directory of artist residencies

University of North Texas Graduate School Colloquium this Friday

The University of North Texas will be hosting the annual Lone Star Graduate Diversity Colloquium on March 30-31, 2012.  The purpose of the event is to encourage groups from diverse backgrounds, including underrepresented and first-generation college students, to attend graduate school in Texas;  however, anyone interested in attending graduate school is welcome.

Tarleton’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion is interested in taking a group of interested students, staff, and/or faculty to the Friday part of the colloquium. On March 30,a group will leave in the morning and arrive back in Stephenville in the evening. If you are interested contact Dr. Moumin Quazi at

Please, contact me via email at your earliest convenience, to let me know if you’re interested in driving together with me, at

Vernon Fisher studio visit this Thursday (UPDATE: postponed to 4/5)

photo courtesy of Charles Cowles Gallery

Art 382 will be meeting at 11:30 on Thursday 4/5 to drive to Fort Worth and visit the studio of artist Vernon Fisher.  Any other interested students are welcome to come.  His studio is at 1109 North Main St and we should be there by 1pm.

Vernon Fisher is an internationally known artist who most recently had a career retrospective at the Fort Worth Modern in 2011.  His work combines painting and drawing with photographs and text to create images that suggest ambiguous meanings.  See more of his work here. 

This is an enormous opportunity for art majors, please contact any of the art faculty if you are interested in attending.