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Monday, December 5, 2016

Continuing Student Scholarship: $1,000 + in-state tuition

The Continuing Student Scholarship of $1,000 entitles out-of-state and international students to pay in-state tuition: https://art.unt.edu/current-students/continuing-student-scholarships

Deadline to submit the application is Friday, January 27th at 5pm.

PRINTMAKING COURSES ARE OPEN!

Printmaking is a Studio Art discipline centering around the many ways of transferring an image from a matrix to a surface.

SPRING 2017 COURSE OFFERINGS:
ETCHING  ASTU 3310, 4310, 5310.501 Monday Wednesday 11AM – 1:50PM
Intaglio is the printing process where ink is wiped into a recessed surface while the raised smooth surface is wiped clean then printed using a high-pressure etching press.   Kinds of intaglio prints include: dry-point engraving, etching (line-etch, soft-ground, aquatint, etc.), metal plate engraving, photo-polymer plate intaglio, etc.

RELIEF  ASTU 3340, 4340, 5340.501 Monday Wednesday 2 – 4:50PM
Relief printing is a process where the raised surface of a planar matrix is inked and printed.  Kinds of relief prints include: linoleum cut prints, wood cut prints, polystyrene cut prints, photo-polymer relief prints, wood engravings, etc. In our shop relief prints are printed with an etching press or by hand with a barren.

ARTIST’s BOOKS ASTU ASTU 3305, 4305, 5305.501 Tuesday Thursday 11AM - 1:50PM
We teach Artist’s Books as a means of engaging a traditional discipline of book binding within a context of making fine art.  This class lays a foundation with a variety of binding techniques and engages conventions of sequential imagery, bound imagery, and narrative contexts in fine art.  Artist’s bookmaking is an excellent cross-over for artists who normally work in photography, drawing, fibers, sculpture and other disciplines.

SCREENPRINT ASTU 3320, 4320, 5320.501 Tuesday Thursday 2 – 4:50PM
Screenprinting is a printing process using a stencil that clogs the pores of a polyester fabric mesh.  The stencil can be hand painted into the screen, a piece of cut paper or film, or a photo-emulsion that is exposed in the screen.  The artist uses a squeegee to press ink through the mesh and onto a surface. 

MONOTYPE ASTU 3315, 4315, 5315.502 Tuesday Thursday 5 – 7:50PM
Monotype is the printing process where ink is transferred from an unstable matrix.  Monotypes can be printed using a smooth piece of Plexiglass where ink is in an additive or subtractive manner or using paper stencils.  Monotypes are the one kind of printmaking that cannot be printed identically.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Congratulations Jessie Barnes!

Hallowed Grounds by Jessie Barnes
Congratulations to Jessie Barnes, who received a CVAD Creative Project Award in support of her upcoming MFA Thesis exhibition in spring 2017.

Congratulations, Jessie, and thank you to the College of Visual Arts and Design for supporting our students! 

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Participate in SPOT by December 8

UNT's course evaluation system (SPOT - Student Perceptions of Teaching) opens on Monday, November 21 and runs through December 8. 

On November 21 students will receive an email that their survey is open with a unique link for each course evaluation. Follow-up reminders will be sent to non-responders on November 28, December 2, and December 7. 

Summary reports will be available to faculty on December 22. 

For additional information, please visit the SPOT website or email spot@unt.edu.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Beyond Printmaking 5 Symposium

What: BP5 Symposium
When: March 24 –March 25
Where: Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

Today many contemporary artists who originally started with printmaking as their primary medium continue to use it in a conceptual or altered technical form to create visually captivating and socially or politically engaging discourses through interdisciplinary approaches. For Beyond Printmaking 5, we chose Patricia Villalobos Echeverría as juror because she is an artist whose practice embodies this vision.

The BP5 Symposium, as an extension of Beyond Printmaking 5, will address the melding of the hybrid processes that allows printmaking to be a perfect vehicle in STEAM education. With so many possibilities in printmaking's future, we will also address the implications of technology with regards to traditional printmaking process.

The BP5 Symposium will present opportunities to discuss the exciting possibilities of printmaking as it embraces not only traditional processes of sculpture, photography and installation, but also insinuates itself into engineering, computer science, and beyond.

For symposium and registration details, visit the website: http://www.depts.ttu.edu

The Beyond Printmaking 5 Symposium is a free event. Please register if you will be attending. Only registered guests will be accommodated at the BP5 Symposium Print Fair and Closing Dinner.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Mi Tierra


Mi Tierra is a compilation of work created during the past year by Maria Razo. Maria will be graduating this December with a BFA in Printmaking from the University of North Texas. The natural world, personal experiences, memories and cultural background are the main driving force behind the work.  Specifically, an exploration Indigenous groups in Mexico and their relationship with nature and the world around them. From the ancient Aztec and Maya civilizations to the Wixáritari who continue to preserve their ancient customs in the modern world, it is the indigenous people who make Mexico such a culturally diverse country. Maria is most interested in the spiritual and mythical beliefs of these groups of people as they are often based on a close relationship with the natural world. The show will include prints, fibers pieces and paintings.

Reception: Saturday December 10th 6 to 9pm

Brick Haus Collective, 215 S Woodrow Ln, Denton, Texas
 
Monday through Friday by appointment. Email brickhaustx@gmail.com
December 5 – 10th
 
Free and open to the public

Contact:
Maria Razo at mariafrazo1892@gmail.com
Brick Haus Collective at brickhaustx@gmail.com

H Schenck M is for MUD Ideation Workshop

H Schenck is an artist and educator working in the DFW area. He visited the Artist Books and Screenprint classes, Wednesday November 2nd as a guest speaker to present his unique process for generating content in art.  His workshop helped students identify their interests and think about how and why they might communicate them in visual art.

SPOT Course Evaluation coming up

UNT's course evaluation system (SPOT - Student Perceptions of Teaching) opens on Monday, November 21 and runs through December 8. 

On November 21 students will receive an email that their survey is open with a unique link for each course evaluation. Follow-up reminders will be sent to non-responders on November 28, December 2, and December 7. 

Summary reports will be available to faculty on December 22. 

For additional information, please visit the SPOT website or email spot@unt.edu.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Call for Applications for the MFA in Printmaking


The MFA program in Printmaking at the University of North Texas is accepting applications to begin course work in Fall 2017.

Graduate Study in Printmaking at the University of North Texas offers a broad and intensive experience for serious artists engaging in printmaking processes and concepts as a primary form of expression.

The printmaking area averages six MFA printmaking candidates and twenty BFA undergraduates from a variety of artistic and geographic backgrounds. UNT MFA candidates develop conceptual, formal and technical interests through guided studio practice, critique and community engagement. Candidates build professional experience by participating in exhibitions, portfolio exchanges, and collaborations with visiting artists; they also attend printmaking conferences, workshops and other professional activities.

The UNT campus offers exceptional professional research resources. The surrounding Dallas and Fort Worth areas offer world-class art museums, a vibrant contemporary art gallery scene, and many other cultural activities.

*Deadline for Priority Consideration is January 5, 2017* (for enrolling in Fall 2017).

Late applications will be reviewed for acceptance until mid-February, but with fewer opportunities for Scholarships and Graduate Assistantships.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Congratulations BFA seniors!

Photos courtesy Samarpan (Sam) Maharjan
Congratulations to Printmaking seniors on their successful show, Inkantations. The students include Christin Clemons, Nathan Eclavea, Jessica Gengenbach, Connor Gillaspia, Iris Liu, Samarpan (Sam) Maharjan, Grady McConnell, and Cameron Tanner.


The show took place in UNT CVAD's Lightwell Gallery from November 9 to 12, 2016 and drew a large crowd at the evening reception.

Friday, November 4, 2016

INKantations: BFA Printmaking Senior Exhibition

What: INKantations: Works from Printmaking Seniors
Reception: Thursday, November 10 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
When: November 9, 2016 through November 12, 2016
Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Friday 8:00 a.m. through 11:00 p.m., Saturday 12:00 p.m. through 10:00 p.m.
Where: UNT CVAD Lightwell Gallery, Art Building, 1201 W. Mulberry St., Denton, TX 76201

UNT Printmaking area is pleased to announce the exhibition of prints entitled INKantations from the Advanced Printmaking Studio course, displayed in the Lightwell Gallery. The exhibition will be open from November 9 to 12, 2016. A reception will take place at the University of North Texas Art Building Lightwell Gallery on November 10 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

INKantations will include recent work from undergraduate senior printmaking studio students. This collection of work will allow viewers to experience the versatile qualities inherent to the art of printmaking. The body of work will cover a range of topics from social commentary to personal narratives, as well as incorporate various techniques such as intaglio, lithography, relief, screen print, monoprint, mixed media, and other various works on paper. Each student will be showing a small selection of pieces through which their body of work will be represented. The undergraduate student participants include Christin Clemons, Nathan Eclavea, Jessica Gengenbach, Connor Gillaspia, Iris Liu, Samarpan (Sam) Maharjan, Grady McConnell, and Cameron Tanner.

The exhibition and reception is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Art in Print at UNT Libraries

Students: did you know UNT Libraries subscribes to Art in Print, both in paper format and online?
Paper: http://iii.library.unt.edu/record=b4445282~S12
Online: http://iii.library.unt.edu/record=b5685612~S12

Art in Print offers important and timely writing on art and prints by an international array of curators and critics, artists and scholars. It encompasses the complete history of printed images from ancient China to 21st century Brooklyn.

What a great way to keep up with contemporary printmaking--check it out!