Archive for October, 2015

Brandie Smith – BFA Exhibition opening Monday 11/2, Brown bag lecture at noon on 11/3


The Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center Gallery at Tarleton State University presents the first exhibition in the BFA Senior Exhibition series of Fall 2015. Post Baccalaureate student Brandie Smith will be presenting She, an abstract exploration of memories in paragraphs and photographs, November 1-5 2015. The exhibition will be at the Clyde H. Well Fine Arts Gallery. Brandie is seeking a BFA with a Digital Media emphasis. A lecture will be held November 3rd at noon and a public reception November 4 from 5 to 7pm.

With this body of work Brandie is interested in digging through her memories and expressing them as her truths. The raw memories are presented on the walls using  straightforward, clean text. The photographs overlaying the text are macro images of Brandie’s skin that are reimagined in an abstract way. With this exhibition she is reconnecting with who she is as well as bringing to light the way we connect as human beings. This work is the starting point for Brandie to continue her career as an artist and graphic designer.

The gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information contact gallery advisor Chris Ireland,

Just Announced: Summer course in Art History – Urbino, Italy


Idaho State Undergrad exhibition

Posted by: Idaho State University
Deadline: 01/15/16

Entry Deadline: 1/15/2016


Images – Minimum: 3, Maximum: 3
Total Media – Minimum: 3, Maximum: 3
Images: Only JPEGS up to 5mb with a minimum of 1920 pixels on the longest side

Entry Fee: none

TITLE: Idaho State University Undergraduate Scholarship Exhibition
MEDIUM: Photography, film and video not accepted

On-Line Exhibition featured on ISU Web page:

SHOW DATE: February 1- February 15, 2016

Entrants must have graduated or plan to graduate by Fall 2015, Spring 2015 or Summer 2016 from an undergraduate art program. Graduate scholarships will be awarded to winning artists contingent upon their acceptance into the Idaho State University MFA program for Fall 2016.

Icelandic Landscape Photography class Info Meeting this Thursday (9/27)


This Thursday (12:10 PM – Workshop Theater – Art Building), I will give detail info for the Icelandic Landscape photography class this summer, 2016. From cost, scholarship, dates, detail schedule, what to bring and more. Also, I will have a live stream for the folks who want to take this class from other schools. I will be happy to answer any questions. I can only take 15 students. (Knut Hybinette)

Fall BFA Senior Exhibitions start next week


The Department of Fine Arts is pleased to showcase the work of seven graduating seniors during the Fall 2015 Senior BFA Exhibition Series, on display at the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center Gallery from November 2nd to December 8th.   This group of seniors includes students who are receiving their BFA in Studio Art along with the graduates of the interdisciplinary Digital Media Studies degree program. Because of the number of graduates, there will be a rotation of six exhibitions in the gallery during that time.  This gives the opportunity for the artists to mount a unique and 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 2nd-5th will feature an installation of photography and text by Brandie N. Smith. The second exhibition runs from November 6th-11th and will feature the photographic landscape work of Jordan Gilbert. The third exhibit, running from November 12-17th, will feature the illustration of Sheena Dorton.  Our fourth exhibit runs from November 18th-23rd and will feature the digital media design of Dalton Rains and Skylar Rhodes.  The fifth exhibit, which runs November 24th to December 2nd, will feature the works of painter Karissa Clay. And the last exhibit will feature the work of Aaron Casey and will be on display from December 3rd to the 8th. 

Senior capstone advisor and art professor Chris Ireland states, “the senior exhibition is unique among many of the exhibits seen during the year at the TSU gallery.  Great work will be going up for a couple days and will be replaced in a few days by more great work.  It is an exciting time to be in the building as their will always be new and challenging work to talk about.”

Each senior is required to participate in an oral defense of the work that is open to the public.  These will usually take place on selected Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the month of November.  

(the poster has some dates that have been rescheduled, particularly regarding Karissa Clay and Aaron Casey, the newer dates are the above text)

Registration Dates

It is that time of year, if you need advising, come talk to Professors Hybinette, Ireland, or Harding.

Registration dates are as follows:

October 23      Honors College Students, Texan Reps, Athletes

October 26      Post-Baccalaureate/Senior Students

October 29      Junior Students

November 1    Sophomore Students

November 4    Freshman Students

 Registration is based on a student’s current classification. In progress courses are not included when determining classification for registration purposes. Registration will be open daily from 6:00 AM – 11:59 PM.

TSU Art Gallery: Sarah Sutton


Tarleton State University’s Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center Gallery of Art proudly presents the second art exhibit of the 2015-2016 season, Paintings by New York based artist Sarah Sutton.

The exhibit will be on view from Sept. 29th through Oct. 30th.

Sarah Sutton lives and works in Ithaca, NY where she is an assistant professor of art at Ithaca College. She has a BA in Humanities from John Carroll University and an MFA from Kent State University. Her work is represented by Leslie’s Art Gallery in Luxembourg, EU, and has shown her work in Europe and across the United States. She has attended the Millay Colony artist residency, as well as the Sante Fe Art Institute residency funded by the Joan Mitchell Foundation.

Sarah’s paintings investigate the complexity of our instinctual need to locate ourselves within a space, our innate desire to find pattern, and the ever-present possibility of unintelligibility within the inundation of images that characterizes our current cultural landscape.