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Monday, October 23, 2017


Cedars Art House Open Studios Event
November 18, 2017 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

Drop by and see work from five local artists (below) as you experience what the eclectic Cedars neighborhood of Dallas has to offer. Explore art from a variety of neighborhood studios and galleries.

Eben Lee Hall (UNT MFA, Sculpture, 2016)
Thomas Menikos (UNT BFA, Printmaking, 2013)
David Villegas (UNT MFA, Printmaking 2017)
Jordan Kile
Mikki Mallow

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Poiesis: Wiley Reid

Etching by Wiley Reid

Poiesis:  Wiley Reid
Eagle Exhibit Hall
October 23rd - November 6th, 2017
Gallery hours: 8am - 5pm

Reception:  November 1st from 5 - 7pm

Description: A solo exhibition of prints by Wiley Reed (BFA 2018) made over the course of the year in the printmaking program. Works include intaglio, screenprint, monotype, and lithography. 

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Call for entries: the Contemporary Print

PrintAustin invites you to enter our 5th annual juried international exhibition “The Contemporary Print” to be held at O2 Gallery at Flatbed Press Headquarters during PrintAustin 2018.

The Contemporary Print exhibition is a survey of the traditions and the innovations of contemporary printmaking happening today. While non-traditional or digital output is accepted as a print element, submissions must utilize traditional print media as their primary technique including: Lithography, Relief, Intaglio, Silkscreen, Photo Polymer Plate and Monotype. Solely Digital and Photographic Prints are not eligible but feel free to contact us with any questions

Organizer: PRINTAUSTIN Collective
Venue: The Contemporary Print held at O2 Space @ Flatbed Press Headquarters Austin, Texas
January 20 –February 17, 2018
Opening Reception: January 20, 6-8pm

JUROR: This is the first time The Contemporary Print will be accepting international artists and we are excited to have our first juror from the United Kingdom. Dr. Paul Laidler is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Fine Print Research (CFPR) and Senior Lecturer in BA Illustration / MA Multidisciplinary Printmaking, University of the West England, Bristol, United Kingdom. The main focus of Paul’s academic activities stems from the close relationships that exist between technology, ideas and making in the graphic arts – particularly in the area of digitally-mediated print and its many offshoots. He contributes to critical discourse in print as a curator and arts writer, and is an associate editor for the Intellect Journal ‘Drawing Research Theory and Practice’. His research explores the impact of digital technology within the field of fine art printmaking, focusing on the advantages of using the traditional collaborative print studio model when generating and realising physical artefacts in the digital age. Over the years Paul has worked on print projects for artists such as Richard Hamilton, Lesley Dill, Joe Tilson, Gordon Cheung and Stanley Donwood.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Registration Spring 2018 Printmaking Classes (updated)

...Not that kind of registration...

Are you thinking about registration for your Spring 2018 semester or beyond? 
There are a few things you should know:

Spring 2018: Printmaking classes will be available by permission code to Printmaking Grads, Majors, and Pre-majors in the second week of October. The permission codes will go void November 6. At that point the classes will be open to all CVAD majors without permission codes.

Spring 2018: the History of Printmaking class has been postponed until Spring 2019 to coincide with the SGCI conference.  If you are planning to graduate before Spring 2019, and have not yet taken the class, then you may look for another 4000-level Art History class and get approval for a course substitution OR you may request from Dr. Kelly Donahue-Wallace a Special Problems in the History of Printmaking… A special problems class in art history is readings, papers, and individual discussions with the professor.

Summer 2018: Printmaking classes: There will be very few classes offered in Printmaking and Studio Art.  We do hope to offer a Summer 5 Week 2 class in Artist’s Books. This will be unrestricted registration (no permission codes).  It may fill very fast.  Students who have not yet passed BFA Entry Review should not take any printmaking classes in the summer.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Study Abroad in Florence, Italy (FINAL INFO MEETING)

Final Information Meeting (3):   11:30am-1pm Hickory Hall Room 160A Friday October 27

This program is quickly approaching the enrollment limit!  If you have not already done so, please make your application as soon as possible to be considered for the program. 

Study Abroad in Florence, Italy
UNT Faculty Led Program:
Two Courses: Figure Drawing with Christian Fagerlund and Works on Paper with Andrew DeCaen
May 20th -  June 21st, 2018
Open to CVAD Majors

Study Figure Drawing and Works On Paper in Florence, Italy! Live for one month in the heart of the city where the Italian Renaissance was born. Students will pass mornings sketching on location in Florence's numerous world class museums, elegant palaces, peaceful churches, vibrant piazzas, vast gardens, and engaging exhibitions of contemporary art. Afternoon sessions will include studio sessions drawing from the model and making works on paper in the studios at the Santa Reparata International School of Art. Our class will also make a day trip to the Medieval hill town of Siena and a multi-day visit to the picturesque city of Venice. Our month studying art in Florence will culminate in a student exhibition at SRISA, Florence.

Interested students should contact professor Andrew DeCaen. For more information also at the Study Abroad website:

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Andrew DeCaen at Steckline Gallery

Plenty: Andrew DeCaen
Steckline Gallery
September 29- October 20, 2017

De Mattias Fine Arts Center
Newman University
3100 McCormick, Wichita, KS

Opening Reception: 5-7pm Friday, September 29, 2017

Artist's Lecture: 12-1pm Tuesday October 3, 2017

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Cameron Tanner in 6th

Cameron Tanner (BFA 2017) is featured in the BFA Professional Practice class exhibition:

Cora Stafford Gallery,
October 11-15
Opening Reception October 12, 6-8pm

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Student Highlights: Relief

Student Highlights: RELIEF
Instructor: Kazuko Goto

Sydney Wilson, Relief Print
Jasen Waslien, Relief Print

Monday, October 9, 2017

Introducing the "Chunk" litho pencil holder

Introducing "THE CHUNK"
Printmaking Tech Thomas Menikos has designed a litho pencil lead holder to be 3d printed at the CVAD computer lab.  Students may go to the lab and print the file named "THE CHUNK" on the TAZ-LUBOT.  It takes about 1.5 hours to print in a color of your choice.  The hexagonal design is comfy and it has a nice little clip to fit on your apron pocket!

Friday, October 6, 2017

Artists' Book Competition Call for Entries - UNT Special Collections

UNT Special Collections would like to announce a call for entries for the 10th Biennial Artists' Book Competition. The purpose of this competition is to encourage the development of students' work in the medium of artists' books, to foster the creation of artists' books, to reward excellence and creativity in the medium, and to build the collection of artists' books in the UNT Libraries' Special Collections.

Entries will be accepted in two categories: a Student Purchase Prize category and a Non-Student category. One winner will be selected from each category, but the $400 purchase award will only be given to the winner of the student category. Honorable mention awards will be given in each category, at the discretion of the jurors. Additional entries from both categories may be selected for purchase, dependent upon availability and budget restrictions of UNT Special Collections. All entries must have been created within the last two years to be eligible.

Works must be delivered to Willis Library December 4-15, 2017.

An exhibit of all entries will be on display in Willis Library from January 8-March 9, 2018.

For further information about eligibility, entry procedures, and entry forms, please visit the Call for Entries event page. Any questions regarding the competition and exhibit can be directed to Mandy.Rausch@unt.edu.

To view past competition winners, visit the Artists' Book Competition online exhibit.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 940-565-2769 or specialcollections@unt.edu.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Andrew DeCaen at Murray State University

Andy DeCaen with MSU printmakers Sara, Anna, an Wie right after printing the final run.
Andrew DeCaen created a new limited edition lithograph last week with the assistance of students at Murray State University.  MSU Professor Nicole Hand hosted Andrew as the second artist of the Pat Summerville visiting artist lecture series.  Thank you to all that helped make the project a big success:  Pat, Nicole, Jim, Tianna, Sara, Anna, Wei, Hedie, and many others!  MSU Printmaking is awesome!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

UNT Student work Highlights: Monotype

Printmaking Student Highlights: MONOTYPE
Instructor: Lari Gibbons

Sydney Wilson, Monotype

Sydney Wilson, Monotype

Sydney Wilson, Monotype