Archive for January, 2018

Opening in the TSU Gallery this Monday: Rebecca Drolen


This January and February, the Department of Fine Arts will be hosting the exhibition entitled Hairpieces by Rebecca Drolen at the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center Gallery.  Rebecca Drolen is a lens based artist whose work explores portraiture and constructed narratives. Her work has been shown in group and solo exhibitions on a national and international level, notably, the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Texas Tech University, and the Theory of Clouds Gallery in Kobe, Japan. Drolen has had work published in several magazines such as the Huffington Post, Hi-Fructose, and has a piece held in the permanent collection at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Rebecca received her MFA from Indiana University and currently resides in Fayetteville, Arkansas, where she an Assistant Professor of Photography at the University of Arkansas.

The series Hair Pieces explores the fickle relationship most have with their body hair. We consider some hair very desirable and grow and groom it with care, while we treat other hair as shameful and cover or remove it. Once hair has become disconnected from our bodies, we treat it with disgust, yet it has an archival, lasting presence that outlives the body and defies death and decay. In regards to her work, Rebecca states:I am interested in the line between the beautiful and the grotesque in our connection with hair. I am intrigued by the rules that guide our ideas and self-image in relation to our tresses. In the work, I use photography and the self-portrait as a medium to construct narratives that function both as visual puns and, at times, as social critique. I hope to use the beautiful alongside the repulsive in these images to tell stories of growth and removal as they examine a surreal relationship between hair and its place.”

Call for entries: 500x College Expo 2018

Tarleton Students: submit your work today for Expo 2018 at 500X Gallery! Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!

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500X Gallery, Texas’ oldest, artist–run, cooperative galleries, hosts one of North Texas’ most anticipated annual student juried competitions. College Expo 2018 is open to all artists over the age of 18 living in Texas. All visual media are eligible, including drawing, painting, sculpture, installation and video (artist must supply all required electronic equipment). All work must be ready to hang. Artwork will need to be dropped off, not shipped. Cost of entry is $30 for 5 pieces.

Juror is Katherine Brodbeck, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Dallas Museum of Art..

Exhibition runs from February 24 – March 11, 2018

Deadline: February 7, 2018

CALL TO ARTISTS: “Mayjoring in Art; Higher Learning”

CALL TO ARTISTS: “Mayjoring in Art; Higher Learning” is a juried exhibition with the mission of celebrating the creativity and ingenuity of emerging young artists from colleges and universities around Texas. Eligible applicants must be currently enrolled in an institution of higher learning or have graduated with in the last 6 months. We are seeking quality work with originality in all mediums including oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolors, prints, drawings, sculpture, fiber art, mixed media, installation, photography, video art, and digital art with no size restrictions. This year’s juror is Daniel Blagg

Apply here

Internship Opportunity: Fort Worth Community Arts Center

We just received a notice from the Fort Worth Community Arts Center that they are looking for interns.  They have brought on Tarleton interns before, and this is a great chance to get experience and class credit!  Here is the notice…

The Fort Worth Community Arts Center is seeking an energetic, driven, and computer savvy intern for the upcoming academic semester. This internship is a good stepping stone into the field of arts administration where one will have the opportunity to engage closely with the community and a range of special projects.

The intern will work under the direct supervision of the Arts Center’s Programs and Exhibition Manager. The intern’s responsibilities will include the installation/de-installation of their galleries, updating various websites and postings, assistance in the creation of gallery contracts, and working with the Arts Center’s artists and guests.

Located in the heart of Fort Worth’s Cultural District, the Fort Worth Community Arts Center is a longstanding venue known for hosting diverse events, visual arts galleries, and theatre performances.

An ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Poised and professional demeanor
  • Detail-oriented with organizational skills
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Basic computer design skills, familiarity with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator is preferred
  • Excellent written and speaking communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task, work under pressure and meet required deadline

 

Interested candidates can apply on Handshake –Programs and Exhibition Intern #1207542