Archive for February, 2016

Call For Entries: Tarleton 2nd Annual Juried Student Exhibition: Entries due Wednesday March 16th


(In honor of retiring professor Mark Davis)

2016/17 Scholarship Applications due March 17th


SCHOLARSHIPS due soon. Email 6-8 pieces of your best work from any ARTS course to this email: If you have any questions with getting your work ready to send, ask your instructors. Make sure to also fill out your TSU scholarship Application to be eligible. Due by MARCH 17th.

Exhibition Opportunity: Open exhibit – Fort Worth Community Art Center

(from Glasstire) The North Texas community is invited to submit art to the 2016 FWCAC Biennial. The Biennial is an open exhibit and accepts all submitted artwork*. All artwork delivered to the FWCAC over a 3-day period is displayed on a first-come, first-served basis. Art is hung salon-style.
All members of the North Texas community are eligible to enter regardless of age or experience. One original work per artist. Artwork must not exceed 36” in any direction, including framing, but excluding pedestal for 3Dwork. All media in 2D & 3D accepted. 2D work must be suitably framed and have all hardware ready for hanging. 3D artists should bring their own pedestals. Video may be displayed if artist supplies all equipment including power cords. Total size of equipment excluding stand must not exceed 36”. $10 per person. $5 for TAC members. Artwork may be for sale. Artists receive 75% of sale of their artwork.

Now exhibiting at TSU Gallery: Soft Rains by Jason Urban


The Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center Gallery of Art proudly presents the second art exhibition of the Spring 2016 semester, Soft Rains, an exhibition featuring printmaker and multimedia artist Jason Urban.  The exhibition will be on view from February 15 – March 17, 2016. A special lecture featuring the artist will take place on March 2nd at 2pm in room 101.

Inspiration for exhibition comes from “There Will Come Soft Rains,” a chapter in his 1950 dystopian novel The Martian Chronicles, Raymond Bradbury describes an automated house in the year 2026. The house is devoid of inhabitants. This “home of the future” cooks, cleans and carries on unaware that its family has been victim of some manmade calamity. Somberly, the story ends with the destruction of the house.

This chapter is a jumping off point for a series of works called by Jason Urban called A Library for Soft Rains. He’s been using this chapter as a motif to explore the growing interdependency of analog and digital printed matter. The various pieces in the exhibit process the Bradbury story through a range of technologies from high to low tech. CNC routers, rapid prototyping, digital photography as well as simple relief printing are employed to create images and objects that are both complex and rudimentary in their origins. As an artist interested in printed matter, the library as a physical tool for distributing knowledge is of particular fascination to Urban.

Jason Urban is an artist, writer, and teacher living and working in Austin, TX. Originally from Northeastern Pennsylvania, Urban earned a BFA from Kutztown University in Kutztown, PA and an MFA from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA. His prints, drawings, paintings and installations have been featured in numerous venues both nationally and internationally. Urban currently teaches Print and Foundations at the University of Texas at Austin.  As a supplement to both his research and teaching, Urban is part of the online collaborative, In 2011, Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation awarded Printeresting an ArtsWriters Grant.

Image details: A Library for Soft Rains, Digital Print, Polymer, Wood

Tarleton Students at Fab Now Maker Faire in Fort Worth, TX


(from left) Brandie Smith, Otoniel Chaine, Chris Ireland, and Nicole Shortes after presenting the panel discussion ” Maker State U.”

This weekend – Digital Media Students presenting at FabNow Maker Faire – Free Registration!


FAB Now – the Conference & EXPO for and about MAKERS and Makerspaces is happening again! The last FAB Now (2015) was attended by makers of all kinds, from all over North Texas. This year, Professor Chris Ireland is presenting with DMS students Otoniel Chaine, Nicole Shortes, and Brandie Smith to talk about the efforts to bring Maker Spaces and curriculum to Tarleton and to showcase student work.  The conference and maker faire will take place at Tarrant County College this weekend and is sponsored by  the newly formed Texas Makers’ Guild.  Registration is free. As stated on the Fab Now website: Fab Now welcomes teachers, librarians, engineers and computer scientists, artists, artisans, entrepreneurs and small business owners & developers, chefs and writers, musicians and makers of all ages, Senior Citizens to K-12 students to listen to the State of Making, and to collaborate and network at the Conference, and showcase their projects and passions at the EXPO.
There is NO Registration Fee again this year, but FabNow asks that you register…. – there you’ll also find additional info

Spring Break Marfa, TX trip Info Meeting next Wednesday 2/17 at noon

marfa poster