Internship: Fort Worth Community Arts Center

The Fort Worth Community Arts Center is pleased to offer an internship position for the upcoming academic semester. This internship is with the Program and Exhibition manager Jonathan Mark Levy at the Arts Center. If interested, ask Professor Ireland or Harding…

Art/Digital Media Majors meeting Wednesday

There will be a mandatory meeting for ALL Art/Digital Media Majors meeting Wednesday at 4pm in the theater room 104

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.

Starting in the Fall 2017, a new student group, the Tarleton Photo Club

There will be a new student orginzation starting in Fall 2017.  The Tarleton Photo Club will welcome any shutterbugs from all majors to join.  We will be having meetings, contests, and events that will be announced in the coming months.  The club is the brainchild of TSU Professors Knut Hybinette and Chris Ireland.  Check out our Facebook page to join.  Stay tuned for more announcements!

Welcome back students!

Welcome back students and new incoming freshman!  The Tarleton Art and Digital Media Studies area is excited to see students coming back to campus.  We have our biggest enrollment ever this semester so we are looking forward to seeing many new faces.  Classes start on Monday, August 28th.

Job Opportunity: Graphic Designer at Texas Legislative Council

The Texas Legislative Council is seeking candidates for a Web Assistant (Graphic Designer). I have attached the job descriptions and they will also be posted in Hire a Texan. See below for qualifications for each position.

Web Assistant (Graphic Designer)


  • 2 years’ experience and satisfactory performance in desktop publishing or production art.
  • 2 years of college-level graphics-related courses or equivalent.
  • Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

Specialized Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Ability to analyze and present data stories in a clear, concise manner.
  • Ability to translate complex ideas into compelling visuals.
  • Ability to respond to rapidly changing pace and workload and cope with deadline pressures.
  • Ability to accept and incorporate feedback through multiple layers of review.
  • Solid understanding of current technologies, trends, and design principles.
  • Experience making interactive online presentations preferred.
  • Experience with Tableau, Social Explorer, Visme, or similar software a plus.

General Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Outstanding accuracy and meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to meet project specifications and deadlines.
  • Ability to express material accurately, clearly, and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of material and information.
  • Ability to analyze and present information in an unbiased manner.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Ability to maintain regular attendance.

Application Requirements:

To be considered, an applicant must submit a State of Texas Application for Employment (available on the council’s website: and a resume or cover letter providing a link to an online portfolio.

Spring 2017 Finals Schedule

Thursday, May 4

Friday, May 5

Saturday, May 6

Final Exams for TR 9:25am

8:00am10:30pm CDT

Final Exams for TR 2:40pm

11:30am2:00pm CDT

Final Exams for TR 10:50am

3:00pm5:30pm CDT

Monday, May 8

Spring 2nd 8-Week Session Final Exams

All Day (until May 10)

Final Exams for MWF 9:00am

8:00am10:30am CDT

Final Exams for MWF 2:00pm

11:30am2:00pm CDT

Final Exams for MWF 10:00am

3:00pm5:30pm CDT

Tuesday, May 9

Final Exams for TR 8:00am

8:00am10:30am CDT

Final Exams for All Math 1314

11:30am2:00pm CDT

Final Exams for TR 1:15pm

3:00pm5:30pm CDT

Wednesday, May 10

Final Exams for MWF 8:00am

8:00am10:30pm CDT

Final Exams for MWF 1:00pm

11:30am2:00pm CDT

Final Exams for MWF 12:00pm

3:00pm5:30pm CDT