Archive for February, 2018

Call for entries Juried Student Exhibition

We are announcing the due date and juror for the 4th Annual Student Exhibition. The juror will be Dallas artist Kalee Appleton, and works will be due in room 162 by the end of the day March 20th. Works must be ready to hang, install, view, or play. All works juried into the Student Exhibition will be eligible for President’s Circle Awards given during the main reception.

Kalee Appleton is a photography-based artist living in Dallas, Texas. Originally from Hobbs, N.M., she attended Texas Tech University in Lubbock and received a B.F.A. in photography in 2005. She later attended Texas Woman’s University in Denton, where she received an M.F.A. in photography in 2014. Appleton is the director of visual resources for Southern Methodist University Meadows Department of Art History as well as a professor. Appleton is currently president of 500X Gallery. She exhibits her work regionally at Erin Cluley Gallery in Dallas and has exhibited nationally at Filter Photo in Chicago; Spiva Center for the Arts in Joplin, Mo.; and Houston Center for Photography and FotoFest International in Houston.

New Faculty Member: Nathan Porterfield

Starting in the Spring of 2018, Tarleton will be welcoming it’s newest faculty member teaching drawing, design, and art appreciation, Nathan Porterfield. The following was taken from his artist profile on the Texas Artists Coalition home page.

Nathan Porterfield is a Texas Artists Coalition member living and working from Arlington, TX.

1. Where do you find inspiration and what motivates you to keep going?

I am inspired by materials, by misfits, by the absurd, by our history of resistance to oppression and ironic need to inflict it. Making art has always been a compulsion for me.  It is an outlet, a network, a voice, and an avenue for me to explore the things I can’t necessarily comprehend.

2. What is one thing you want people to know about you?

That I love to be around, interact with, and learn from others.

3.What role does the artist have in society?

It is important for artists to hold accountable everything that oppresses, confounds, and grieves the human spirit, while celebrating all that enlivens, enriches, and nourishes us.