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Monday, January 15, 2018

The 10th Biennial Artists' Book Competition Exhibition Reception

The 10th Biennial Artists' Book Competition Exhibition
January 31, 2018
2 - 3:30pm
Willis Library Room 140
January 8 – March 9, 2018

Printmaking MFA | University of Arkansas

The Printmaking area at the University of Arkansas School of Art is still accepting MFA applications until 1 February 2018. 

The MFA in Studio Art with an emphasis in Printmaking provides students with an intensive and challenging studio environment for committed individuals planning careers as practicing artists. It is a three-year, full time, 60 credit hour program. While the individual program of study will vary, the emphasis is on studio work, supplemented by graduate studio seminars, critiques, and coursework in art history and criticism.

The program encourages students to experiment and master print media while refining their aesthetic and conceptual research. Approaching printmaking through a wide frame, graduate students are able to explore various avenues for artistic output. Students engage with the history and tradition of printmaking while expanding upon the definition of contemporary multiples and visual culture by using an independent, cross-disciplinary approach. Students work autonomously to develop their own studio practice and ways of addressing contemporary art issues while finding their own position within the history of printed media. The intimate size of the program enhances this foundation and allows for a more focused experience with professional faculty and an active visit artist/critic program.

Graduate students are able to work alongside visiting artists through Red Ridge Editions, the collaborate fine art print publishing research side of the Printmaking area. Previous visiting artists have included Adriane Herman, Lari Gibbons, Lenore Thomas, Leslie Friedman, and Joseph D'Uva. Upcoming visiting artists include Yoonmi Nam, Sara Greenberger Rafferty, and Janet Ballweg.

Financial assistance in the form of assistantships and fellowships are available for teaching, gallery, and media area assistance. The School of Art also offers annual summer scholarships to support student learning at prestigious international institutions and organizations such as Penland School of Crafts, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, MFA Studio Berlin, the University of Arkansas Rome Center, and many more.

It's an exciting time to further your studies in art and design at the University of Arkansas! Learn more here and by contacting Sean P. Morrissey at UARK Printmaking

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Call for applications: The Lighthouse Works' Fellowship

Call for applications: The Lighthouse Works' Fellowship 2018 Summer and Fall Cycle
Deadline: February 15, 2018
The Lighthouse Works' Fellowship is an artist-in-residence program that strives to support artists and writers working in the vanguard of their creative fields.
The program accepts artists working in a wide range of disciplines, but we are best able to accommodate visual artists and writers. Fellowships are six weeks in length, occur year round and provide fellows with housing, food, studio space, a $250 travel allowance and a $1,500 stipend. Artistic excellence is the primary criteria for acceptance as a Lighthouse Works fellow.
While in residence, our fellows' primary obligation is to the solitary pursuit of their work but we do ask every fellow to participate in an artist talk on the first weekend of the fellowship and to open their studio for an afternoon at the session's conclusion.
Our program is unique in its size and intimacy; we award fellowships to 25 artists a year. In a program this small, everyone gets to know each other. Thus the fellowship, while allowing ample solitude and plenty of unstructured work time, also allows for conversation, critique, and collaboration.
Additionally, The Lighthouse Works has a wood and metal shop, a Paragon kiln, a black and white darkroom and a letterpress print shop.  All of which are available to our 

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Xiao Liu in Arrested Identity at Ro2 Art

The Training, by Xiao Liu
Support alumn Xiao Liu (BFA 2017)  this Saturday on her show at RO2 Art gallery!

Xiao Liu
Arrested Identity

January 13, 2018 - February 10, 2018
OPENING: Saturday, January 13, 7-10pm
Ro2 Art
1501 South Ervay Street, Dallas, TX 75215

Presented by Ro2 Art, Arrested Identity is the first solo exhibition by artist Xiao Lu Liu. It explores the often untold struggle of identity forming in toxic socio-cultural environment. The artist presents Original prints with characters in impossible, mysterious, and absurd activities revealing the emotional and spiritual suffering of their disconnection from a genuine, authentic self. Symbols, analogies, and satires are used by Liu to guide the viewer through the narratives while leaving room open to interpretation. The works create ever-shifting dynamics between the recognizable and the unseen, and between conviction and reality. It challenges the viewers to ponder their own forming of identities.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Jessie Barnes at 500X Gallery

Jessie Barnes (MFA 2017) will be showing at 500x gallery!

(Jessie Barnes and Lynné Bowman Cravens)
January 13 - February 11, 2018
500X Gallery Upstairs Project Space
500 Exposition Avenue, Dallas, TX 75226
January 13-February 11

Reception: January 13, 7-10pm

Car·a·pace is a site specific installation and collaboration between printmaker, Jessie Barnes, and Photographer, Lynné Bowman Cravens. Car·a·pace explores tropical landscapes and foliage, focusing on the immersive experience of being engulfed in such a dense environment. Thinking about the relationships between the land, fauna, flora, and self.​”

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Call for Entries: Affirmations

Call for Entries:  Affirmations
the South Dallas Cultural Center.
Curated by Nychelle Elise curator/producer of Urban Chatter Art Exhibitions, Dallas TX
Deadline Jan 25, 2018
This exhibition is open to all women of color ( black, hispanic, etc.) using any medium.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Make Monoprints in the Rocky Mountains!

Create unique, one-of-a-kind monoprints by combining traditional and cutting-edge approaches in this one-week workshop from Aug. 6 - 10, 2018 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.

Innovative Monoprinting Methods 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. Write gibbons@unt.edu for more details about the workshop or the Remote Research course.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Continuing Student Scholarships

Continuing Student Scholarships are due Friday, February 2, 2018 at 5pm.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

2018 CADD FUND Application Announcement

Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas will again celebrate creativity and community with a Sunday Soup Supper on March 4th at 3015 at Trinity Groves. This is a great opportunity to share your work and potentially receive funding! For details, see: http://www.caddallas.net/wp/cadd-fund-2/

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Thank you

Thank you to all our students for making 2017 a great year. See you in 2018!


Thursday, December 28, 2017

Dallas Artists to Watch | Dallas Observer

Congratulations to alumnus Adam Palmer (MFA 2011), who was recently named a 2018 Dallas Artist-to-Watch!

Sister’s Sticker Collection, Adam Palmer’s unbridled Pixy stick of a solo exhibition, breezed through Ro2 last summer. We are thirsty for more. The Fort Worth high school teacher found his inspiration growing up in the dusty map dot Monahans in West Texas. His abstract paintings are kaleidoscopic bursts of color, something we could all use more of next year.––Rachel Williams, Dallas Observer

See: http://www.dallasobserver.com/arts/dallas-artists-to-watch-10123583

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Call for Entries: Artlink 38th National Print Exhibition

Call for entries: Artlink Contemporary Gallery's 38th National Print Exhibition
Entry deadline: January 26, 2018
Exhibition dates: March 30 - May 11, 2018
For more information and the entry form, visit https://www.artlinkfw.com/call-for-entry/.

This exhibition will feature contemporary printmakers working in all printmaking mediums, including intaglio, lithographs, relief, screenprints, monoprints, letterpress, artist books, digital prints and print installations. Several prizes will be awarded and the exhibition will be include a full color catalog, featuring all works from the exhibition. The exhibition will be juried by Liz Maugans, artist and co-founder of Zygote Press.