Archive for November, 2015

Senior Exhibition: Dalton Rains and Skylar Rhodes – Lecture 11/19 at noon


Tarleton State University presents a group exhibition of two graduating seniors this fall, Dalton Rains and Skylar Rhodes, opening at the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center Gallery this Thursday. Dalton Rains, a graduating Digital Media Studies major from Burleson, TX, will be presenting his body of work entitled The Nature of Technology.  The work feature landscape photography from North Texas that has been digitally manipulated to include clever composites of corporate logos and user interfaces blended with nature.  Skylar Rhodes, also a Digital Media Studies major, will be showcasing his graphic design work, focusing on a rebranding of the digital audio products of the company ION Audio.

The exhibition will run from the 18th23rd of November.  A brown bag lecture featuring the artists will take place on Thursday, November 19, at 12pm.  

Freelance Opportunity: Bull Riding Events

2015 Sponsor Deck Hobbs Radio

I got this notice from a local source…”I need a logo redesign, posters, flyers, badges, graphics for social media and TV  for 4 separate televised bull riding events.  I would like to have someone who thinks outside the box and excels in social media. Payment would depend the scope of each project.”  If interested in some freelance work, contact Chris Ireland, and I will relay the info to you.  

Exhibition Opportunity: Sam Houston State University – Texas National 2016


Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: National
City: Nacogdoches
State: Texas
Fee: $35.00 (Stephen F Austin University: Texas National 2014)
Entry Deadline: 1/23/16
Days remaining to deadline: 68

Texas National 2016 Art Competition & Exhibition  

Exhibition Dates: April 9  – June 11, 2016.                                   

The Juror: Abelardo Morell

Awards: 1st – $2,000; 2nd – $1,000; 3rd – $500; Honorable Mentions

Eligibility: TEXAS NATIONAL 2016 is open to all artists working in the United States. Works may be of any medium (except video and performance). All works must be original and completed within the last two years. No previously submitted works will be accepted. All works must be available through the entire run of the show.

Exhibition Opportunity: Life in North Texas Undergraduate Exhibition

Emerging Excellence


Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: Regional
City: Grapevine
State: Texas
Entry Deadline: 11/16/15

Theme: Life in North Texas – representing North Texas as a physical and cultural landscape in both temporal and abstract forms. 

In an effort to further support the vibrant North Texas art community and help foster the professional growth of undergraduate art students, the Tower Gallery at the Grapevine Convention and Visitors Bureau is proud to host “Emerging Excellence”: a juried art show and competition.Applicants must currently be enrolled in an accredited, undergraduate art program in or near the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three juror selections.Work that has already been made or featured in previous shows will be accepted, however we encourage students to create new work, particularly with the City of Grapevine as a subject. 


Tarleton International Week this week (11/16-11/20)


International Week Schedule 2015

Support diversity and learn about other cultures at Tarleton, and also learn about Tarleton Art/Digital Media’s programs for Art History in Urbino, Italy and Photography in Iceland.  

Faculty Forum: Knut Hybinette – Tuesday, November 17th at 12:10 in Grant 116


Come to the Tarleton Liberal and Fine Arts Faculty Forum on Tuesday, November 17th in Grant 116 at 12:10pm. Digital Media Studies professor Knut Hybinette will be presenting his artwork and research.  Lunch will be served from Wing Stop.  

 Knut Hybinette will give a talk about his personal journey of creating photography, a 15 year project called Heathen, as well as his latest video game work, Esmart and Wonder.

The Heathen Photography Series is about Mischief and mythology.  Each photograph in this series illustrates a story from Swedish folklore or Norse mythology.  The subjects in the photographs are of his parents.  When he was young, Knut used to act out Astrid Lindgren’s stories of Pippi Longstocking, and to this day his photographs reflect this acting out. Acting out may be a family tradition; through these photographs, Knut has learned that the games he played, his parents also played as children.  Expressing his personality is easy in photography medium, even easier than speaking in his native Swedish tongue.

“Esmart” is a game simulation that addresses the problem of overcrowded cities and overworked doctors and aids patients with chronic pain in communicating effectively with health care providers in order to understand and properly diagnose medical issues.

“Wonder” is an innovative satirical interactive game environment that exposes the very real issue of how our society has become overly dependent on smart phone entertainment and social interaction, in particular, young adults currently enrolled in undergraduate degree programs, and how this addictive compulsion distracts attention from real life, often resulting in otherwise avoidable accidents and harm.

Knut will also talk about his deep-rooted love for preserved meat products in buns.

Art/Digital Media Major Exhibition: Sheena Dorton, lecture on Thursday 9/12 at noon

Tarleton State University presents In The Movies By Imagination opening at the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center Gallery, featuring artwork by Digital Media Studies major Sheena Dorton. Sheena illustrates personal stories in her life told in the styles of vintage movie posters from the 1970s and 80s.   “Most of my work is influenced by small yet meaningful moments in time and I try to capture the nostalgia  through representational drawing and mixed media”, states Sheena.  The exhibition will run from the 12th-17th of November.  A brown bag lecture featuring the artist will take place on Thursday, November 12, at 12pm.