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Opening Monday at TSU Gallery – Valerie Powell

Valerie Powell When you were Home Acrylic & ink on Shrinky Dink 8.5” x 11” 

The Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Gallery is proud to present its first exhibition of the 2017/18 season.  Valerie Powell’s solo exhibition, Civil Wars features new drawings & sculptures as well as a site specific wall installation created specifically for the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Gallery, containing imagery & forms inspired by conflict. Continuing to investigate the complexities of the human condition, Powell’s new work reflects upon memories of personal tension/internal conflict as well as our growing national/global unrest while maintaining a playful artifice. The exhibition will be on display from August 28 – September 22nd.

Powell’s art making practice is centered around Shrinky-Dinks {a sort of magical shrinkable plastic material} which has the ability to evolve from a thin two dimensional sheet of plastic into a three dimensional object that takes up space once heat is introduced. This plastic material is put through intense stress; it contorts, shrinks, melts and folds into itself, only then to rebound and emerge as something new and stronger. This material has allowed Powell’s work to investigate what it means to be human, be under stress & what it means to recover.

Valerie Powell  earned her MFA  from Washington State University and a MA & BFA from Stephen F. Austin State University. Her work has been widely exhibited across the US & abroad, at venues that include: Lawndale Art Center {Houston, TX}; Blackfish Gallery {Portland, OR}; The Ogden Museum {New Orleans, LA}; Gallery 50 {Toronto, Canada}; The Can Serrat International Art Center {El Bruc, Spain} and La Porte Peinte Centre for the Arts {Noyers sur Serein, France}. Valerie currently resides in Huntsville, Texas where she has serious fun teaching & coordinating the WASH {Workshop in Art Studio + History} foundations program at Sam Houston State University.

Senior Exhibition schedule change – Braden Preston and Brandi Alfred

Brandi Alfred and Braden Preston’s Senior Exhibition will be postponed due to the aftermath of the Great Tarleton Flood of 2017. The exhibit will be up during finals week 5/9 though 5/13. The presentations will be scheduled soon, at a time when all the faculty can be be present. More information will be coming soon. The next exhibit, Traci Zook and Maria Beasley, will commence as scheduled.

Senior Exhibition Series starts this week

Starting next week, the Art and Digital Media Studies Senior Exhibition Series. Below is the following schedule. All Senior Lectures will be at 12 noon in the Gallery.

Leslie Richardson: April 10 -12 with lecture on 11th
Ryne Clem / Marybeth Powers: April 13-17 with lecture on 13th (Mary Beth) and the 17th (Ryne)
Braden Preston / Brandi Alfred: April 18 -20 with lecture on 18th (Brandi), and 19th (Braden)
Maria Beasley / Traci Zook: April 21 -25 with lecture on 21st (Maria) and 24 (Traci)
Sarah Castillo: April 26 -28 with lecture on 27th
Shelby Culberson: May 1-3 with lecture on 5/1st
Julie Richmond: May 4-8 with lecture on 5/8th

TSU Fine Arts Gallery – The Real Thing

Opening this week, “The Real Thing” is a group exhibition that brings together the work of artists Christopher Bond, Kristen Cochran, Randy Guthmiller, and Luke Harnden. These artists share a commonality in approaching painting as physical objects that carry references the world around them and the history of art.

Bond’s works are constructions derived from the 19th century realist Thomas Eakins, Cochran’s works are built from the fragments of studio production of other artists, Guthmiller’s works point towards mid-century modernism and Color Field painting, and Harnden’s works are built with manual processes to produce imagery that can appear digital and reference Op Art.

Bond is a founding member of the collective Homecoming! Committee and received a degree from Texas Christian University, Cochran has exhibited her work internationally and holds a degree from Southern Methodist University, Guthmiller is the founder of Shape Zines and received a degree from Hampshire College, Harnden is a founding member of the collective Beefhaus and received a degree from the University of Texas at Dallas.
image: Luke Harnden, MK 24.4, acrylic on canvas, 40” x 60”, 2016.

TSU Gallery Alex Emmons “House & Garden”

Tarleton State University’s Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center Gallery of Art proudly presents the second exhibition of the Spring 2017 semester, House & Garden by Oklahoma based artist Alex Emmons. The exhibit will be on view from February 1st through February 24.  As the title suggests, the work in the gallery represents the artist’s interest in the domestic space, something that has served as a theme in her work for many years.

The exhibition incorporates the cyanotype process, a 19th century photographic process that was the popular method for making “blueprints” for architectural designs.   Emmons would begin by applying iron oxide or ferrous oxide by spraying it on fabric in order to render a “photogram”.  In her statement, Emmons said, “I was exploring plants’ shadows and direct recording through photographic tools.  I wanted to see how the projected shadow and the direct placement of flora and inanimate objects upon the prepared paper and fabric presented the emotional and cultural on-goings within a living space”.  Viewers might recognize the outlines contained in the imagery from their own experiences and memories.  Although the images are missing detail and shown in monochromatic blue and white, Alex hopes the audience will be able to “relate to their own stories, cultural backgrounds as they interpret and relate to the life-size reproductions presented.”

Alex Emmons lives and works in Oklahoma City, OK where she continues her studio practice in photography. She received her BFA in Studio Art from Denison University and an MFA in Photography from Arizona State University. The series House & Garden has been exhibited across the U.S., including at the Visual Arts Center of the University of Colorado, Boulder, and the MAINSITE Gallery in Norman, OK.  From 2012-2014, her work was part of the traveling exhibition Spinning Yarns: Photographic Story Tellers, which exhibited in six states throughout the country, including stops in Portland, Seattle, and San Antonio.

Alex will be presenting her work in a public brownbag lecture on Thursday, Febraury 23rd at 12pm in the Workshop Theater FA Room 103.  She will also be doing workshops with Design and Digital Media students earlier that day (the 23rd)  at 9:30 in room FA162, teaching how to make cyanotype photograms.

Exhibition Opportunity: City of McKinney

The City of McKinney and McKinney Performing Arts Center is currently seeking submissions to our 6th Annual ‘Unique by Nature’ Juried Art Competition and Exhibition. This event was created to build a public and permanent art collection for the McKinney Performing Arts Center located in Historic Downtown McKinney.

 Cash and purchase prizes totaling $10,500 will be distributed as follows:

 ·       One large scale work will be awarded a $8,000 Purchase Prize and will become part of MPAC’s permanent and public art collection. Eligible pieces must be 36″ or more in one dimension. To be considered for the Purchase Prize, artists must submit an online application. There is a $25 application fee to submit 3 works. All fees will be applied to prize pool and scholarships.

·       $2,500 in prize money will be divided among 5 works of art chosen by the judge including one Young Artist Award. Size restrictions apply. Artists interested in submitting work to be considered for the Cash Prize must deliver their submissions in person on Saturday, March 25. There is a $20 application fee to submit 2 works. All fees will be applied to prize pool and scholarships.

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Exhibition Opportunities – Local Calls Round up

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Artnews DFW has plenty of listings over the next few months of exhibition opportunities in Texas and around the nation.  Get your work seen!