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Friday, April 28, 2017

Jessica Gengenbach Awarded Internship

BFA student Jessica Gengenbach has received an internship at Art Farm in Nebraska. Art Farm's program for interns offers farmhouse accommodation and a small work space to pursue their artwork. In addition to her studio time Jessica will contribute weekly time to help renovate and maintain Art Farm's buildings and grounds and assist the resident artists.

She will intern August 1st through September 1st. Congratulations Jessica!

Monday, April 24, 2017

PANTS spring cleaning sale!

PANTS (Printmaking Association of North Texas Students) is selling printed goods this week from Tues. 25th to Thurs. 27th, noon to 5 pm, on the lawn outside the Art Building on UNTs campus. Come support our students!

Sunday, April 23, 2017


Thursday, April 27, 2017
5 - 8 PM

Come join us for Graduate Open Studio Night at UNT! For one night, the graduate students in Oak Street Hall will open their studios to the public. Some of the participating grads will have work for sale, and all will be happy to talk about their work and process.

Location: Oak Street Hall, 1120 W Oak St, Denton, TX 76201

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Not Only, But Also: An MFA Thesis Exhibition by Kayla Seedig and David Villegas

Not Only, But Also: Navigating The In-Between 
An MFA Thesis Exhibition of work by Kayla Seedig and David Villegas
Not Only, But Also: Navigating the In-Between presents prints and 3D artworks by University of North Texas MFA candidates Kayla Seedig and David Villegas. Both artists explore the subject matter of identity – Villegas explores Hispanic identity through body sacrifice resulting from labor and paradoxical media portrayals while Seedig explores the social and visual construction of the gendered body through classification, categorization and labeling. Both artists expand printmaking to include digital photography, video and traditional printmaking methods. Join us for an exploration of identity, rich in textures and lavish in formal elegance, from two unique perspectives. – Liz Trosper
Exhibition: April 22 - May 27, 2017
Reception: April 22, 6-9 pm
Artist Talk: April 22, 7:30 pm

Umbrella Gallery
2803 Taylor St. Dallas, TX 75226

Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday 7 am - 7 pm, Saturday & Sunday 9 am - 2 pm

For more information, see Facebook invitation.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Congratulations Sam Cowan!

Congratulations to Samuel (Sam) Cowan, who gave a poster presentation at University Scholars Day as an Undergraduate Research Fellow. Entitled New Technologies in Fine Art Printing, his presentation was the summation of research he completed this academic year.

The Undergraduate Research Fellowship program is made possible by The Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Office of Research and Economic Development, and the Honors College. Way to go, Sam!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Internship available at P.R.I.N.T Press

Intern Nathan Eclavea at the press
An internship at P.R.I.N.T Press is available to a UNT BFA candidate / Printmaking major for fall semester 2017. It requires 10 hours per week for 3 credit hours. Duties include assisting staff and visiting artists on special projects and events. This semester, special consideration might be given to students with intaglio printmaking experience.

For more information, contact Lari Gibbons, professor and director of P.R.I.N.T Press.

Former and current interns include . . .
Annavittoria Connor
Samuel Cowan
Jaime Durham
Nathan Eclavea
Eileen Fritz
Leigh Garcia
Jessica Gengenbach

From the Registrar's Schedule of Classes and official Course Catalogue:
ART 4450.753
(26294) CRE V
3 hours
In-training programs offered in cooperation with approved business and professional houses. Students wishing credit must have instructor approve plan. Term reports required of students and employers.
Prerequisite(s): Junior standing. May be repeated for credit.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Union Art Gallery Call For Proposals

The Union Art Gallery is now accepting proposals for its fall 2017 exhibition season.

Deadline for submissions: April 21, 2017

For details and application: www.untunion.slideroom.com

Arts Coordinator
University Union

Sunday, April 9, 2017

David Villegas: Tamarind Summer Workshop

MFA Candidate, David Villegas was accepted to participate in the Tamarind Institute's Summer Workshop. This is a highly competitive, four-week workshop for teachers and students of lithography in techniques for successful printing with aluminum plates. Congratulations David!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Make Monotypes in Colorado!

Create unique, one-of-a-kind monoprints by combining traditional and cutting-edge approaches in this one-week workshop at Anderson Ranch in Colorado. Workshop participants will use the Anderson Ranch Fabrication Lab and the Patton Print Shop to examine how laser-cut stencils, blocks and overlays can expand the possibilities of a painterly, playful and multilayered approach to making hand-pulled prints.

New Approaches to Monoprinting is taught by Lari Gibbons, an artist who explores new and traditional approaches to printmaking through collaborative, interdisciplinary projects. She is Professor at the University of North Texas and also directs P.R.I.N.T, a nonprofit fine art press. She received an M.F.A. from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

For more information, see https://www.andersonranch.org .

UNT Printmaking students can now get course credit for approved workshops through ASTU 4302 / 5302: Printmaking Remote Research, which formalizes the off-campus experience into a series of projects that focus on demonstrating new technical skills, presenting awareness of contemporary practices, documentation of professional development, and participating in professional networking opportunities.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Open House at P.R.I.N.T!

This Open House will feature a demo and live, interactive printing for attendees. Visitors can make their own inspired take-away print using provided materials. Jeffrey Dell will present new work, featuring a laser-cut woodblock printed in multiple colors on layers of translucent paper.

When: Thursday, April 6 at 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT
eMail: print@unt.edu

This project is made possible by the Greater Denton Arts Council, the Texas Commission on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and UNT's College of Visual Art & Design.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Join us tonight for Pulp

Works from Advanced Printmaking Studio
 Reception: Thursday, March 23 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Where: University of North Texas College of Visual Arts and Design
Cora Stafford Gallery, Oak Street Hall, 1120 W. Oak St., Denton, TX 76201

When: March 22, 2017 through March 25, 2017

Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Cost: Free and open to the public

The University of North Texas Printmaking area is pleased to announce the exhibition of prints entitled Pulp from the Advanced Printmaking Studio course, displayed in the Cora Stafford Gallery. The exhibition will be open from March 22 to 25, 2017. A reception will take place at the Cora Stafford Gallery on March 23 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
            Pulp will display recent work from undergraduate first and second semester capstone printmaking studio students. This collection will display the versatile qualities of printmaking as well as cover a wide range of topics such as social commentary and personal narratives. The types of printmaking media represented in the show will include 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, Samuel Cowan, Jessica Gengenbach, JayMee Hart, Maya Joubert, Xiao Liu, Samarpan (Sam) Maharjan, Grady McConnell, and Cameron Tanner.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

UNT Printmakers at SGCI

Sarah Ellis leads the SGCI Student Panel
Congratulations to our printmakers who participated in Southern Graphics Council International 2017 conference in Atlanta!

Sarah Ellis chaired the SGCI Student Panel, Nexus of Thought: Developing a Strong Conceptual Framework with panelists Carey Good, Katherine Miller, and Chad Euhlein. Panelists shared their experiences with how travel, education, and personal discovery have influenced their practice and helped them identify the core concept of their work. Sarah currently serves as the Student Representative on the SGC International Executive Board.

Jessie Barnes' print for Train of Ink
Jessie Barnes participated in the Train of Ink portfolio exchange organized by Emily Arthur, John Hitchcock, and Martin Begaye. The portfolio asked each artist respond to the historical journey of  Fort Marion prisoners through the creation artwork responding to either prisoner biographies, leger drawings or topography of the changing landscape of the train route from Oklahoma to Florida.

Jessie Barnes, Sarah Ellis, Kayla Seedig, and Zackary Petot participated in the Open Portfolio.

Interim Area Coordinator Syd Webb participated in the Tiny Press Round Up, whose goal it was to set a World Record for number of tiny presses working on one project!

P.R.I.N.T Press Director Lari Gibbons spoke on the SGC International Sponsored Panel chaired by Kevin Haas of Washington State University. This panel provided examples for the print studio as a multifaceted learning environment where art practice, project management, budgets, safety, and administration are all at play. Participants also included Jill Graham (Nova Scotia College of Art and Design), Angee Lennard (Spudnik Press Cooperative), and Nicolette Ross (Spudnik Press Cooperative).

Work by Lari Gibbons was also included in Uncertainty Principle, a portfolio organized by Sean P. Morrissey and Lenore Thomas. The project reflects the dynamic field of printmaking by inviting artists who fluidly work across or at the edge of disciplines to apply their aesthetic and conceptual vision to the multiple.

For P.R.I.N.T Press participation in the conference, see P.R.I.N.T's blog!