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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.

“The Statue” Premieres this Tuesday

See Tarleton Art/Digital Media professors Megan Ehrhart and Knut Hybinette present their animated feature “The Statue”, with music by the Tarleton Wind Ensemble, this Tuesday April 18th at the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center Auditorium.

Visiting artist Alex Emmons cyanotype workshop with Design 1 students

Thank you visiting artist Alex Emmons for a great day workshopping with Tarleton’s Design 1 students. The students were given a crash course in 19th century photographic processes and made their own cyanotype photograms using some chemistry and the Texas sun.

Tarleton International Week this week!!

(from the TSU International Office) 

 We think it’s an important time to celebrate International Week. From November 14 – 18, Tarleton is hosting and array of programs that will bring international, cultural, and global awareness to our students. We would appreciate your involvement and support, especially by letting your students know about the opportunities to experience “A World of Connections” through the events being held during this impactful and important week. Please visit for the complete calendar of events.

 In particular, we think students in the College of Liberal and Fine Arts would be especially interested in the following events:

 Spotlights on German History  – A Personal Approach by Jèrôme Rickmann

Wednesday, November 16

7:30 pm – 9:00 PM

O.A. Grant, Room 119

International Film Lab – After Spring

Thursday, November 17

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Tarleton Planetarium

We hope you’ll encourage your students to attend.



International Programs Staff, 

Dr. Marilyn Robitaille, Director

Mr. Carlos Figueroa, Coordinator

Ms. Julia Gotlibowski, Admissions and Retention Specialist

Ms. Kate Althlathini, International Recruitment Specialist  

Follow us now on Instagram


We have created a new Instagram page for the Tarleton Art and Digital Media Studies programs.

Society of Photographic Education Conference in Hunt, TX Oct 13-16


from the SPE website…Join together with friends (and future friends) at our all-inclusive 2016 Conference/ Retreat! Nestled by the Guadalupe River in the picturesque and culturally rich Texas Hill Country, the site of our conference will be Camp Stewart, a summer camp in Hunt, TX.

This regional conference offers the type of programming you expect as well as some new experiences. There will be two full days of lectures, workshops, demonstrations and portfolio reviews from regional SPE members, as well as keynote presentations in poetry, performance and the written word. Unique to this conference will be outdoor cookouts, a gourmet catered meal, ongoing exhibitions, a Yurt Obscura and outdoor activities!

See Prof. Chris Ireland for details on student volunteering.

This weekend: Day in the District