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Monday, August 11, 2014

Leigh Garcia and Ana Peterson in Florence, Italy

Simone Guaita leads a tour of Il Bisonte Printmaking studios in Florence, Italy
Ana Peterson (BFA 2014) and Leigh Garcia (BFA 2015) attended the UNT Study Abroad program hosted by the Santa Reparata International School of Art (SRISA) in Florence, Italy this summer.  They took courses in Figure Drawing and Sketching/Journaling led by professors Andrew DeCaen and Cynthia Mohr.  Professor DeCaen, Leigh, and Ana also visited a few printmaking studios in Italy including the VenicePrintamaking Studios on the island of Murano and Il Bisonte in Florence. 

Simone Guaita of Il Bisonte lead a tour of the print studios and a presentation of the history and ethos of this amazing print studio founded in 1959 by Maria Luigia Guaita.  Il Bisonte published a long list of well known artist such as Jacques Lipchitz,  Alexander Calder, Paul Wunderlich, Henry Moore, and Pablo Picasso.  The studio has shifted its focus away from publishing and onto the education of a new generation of printmakers.  Thank you Simone Guaita for your sharing your enthusiasm for the printmaking media!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Congratulations Quynh "Su" Tran

Quynh "Su" Tran, Bon Voyage, Unique Artist's Book
Congratulations Quynh "Su" Tran (BFA 2014), who will attend the University of Nevada, Reno to pursue an Interdisciplinary MFA degree in Studio Arts with a concentration in Printmaking & Book Arts. She received the Robert Snow MacCollister Scholarship and Lucy Nieder MFA Scholarship to support her work. 

At UNT, Su majored in Studio Art / Printmaking and Strategic Communications / Advertising. She was also an Intern at P.R.I.N.T Press. Her prints and books deal with her personal experiences as a native Asian encountering cultural differences in the Western world. To see more of her work, visit her portfolio.

Congratulations, Su!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Congratulations Brian Spolans (MFA 2006)

Congratulations to Brian Spolans (MFA 2006), who was recently promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan!

Learn more about Brian Spolans' work here.

Congratulations, Brian!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Linda Santana (MFA 2013) named influential Latina artist

Work by UNT Printmaking alumna Linda Lucía Santana (MFA 2013) is included in Young Latina Artists 19: Y, Qué at the Mexic Arte Museum in Austin, Texas from June 13 through September 7, 2014.

Y, qué? was curated by the Más Rudas Chicana Collective; Ruth Buentello, Sarah Castillo, Kristin Gamez, and Mari Hernandez.

The Young Latino Artists (YLA) show provides Latino artists under the age of thirty-five with professional-level museum experience and exposure. For more information, visit: http://www.mexic-artemuseum.org .

Linda is also listed as one of thirteen young Latina artists changing the contemporary art landscape in Priscilla Frank's Huffington Post article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com .

Linda is currently Visual Arts Faculty at Idyllwild Arts Academy in Idyllwild, California.

Congratulations, Linda!

Saturday, May 31, 2014

MFA Showcase features UNT Printmaker Luke Ball

Luke Ball, Derrick
The work of seven graduate students, including Luke Ball (MFA 2015), will be on display as part of the 2014 College of Visual Arts and Design MFA Showcase.

The exhibition will run June 12 - Aug. 23 at the UNT Art Gallery in Denton and June 12 - Sept. 13 at UNT ArtSpace Dallas.

Directions: http://gallery.unt.edu/visit
More information: http://gallery.unt.edu/exhibitions/artspace-dallas
and http://inhouse.unt.edu/2014-mfa-showcase-features-works-arts-dfw’s-emerging-artists

Friday, May 30, 2014

June Wayne: The Tamarind Decade at Amon Carter

June Wayne: The Tamarind Decade is at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art through July 6, 2014.

Don't miss this opportunity to see the work of a skilled printmaker who founded the influential Tamarind Lithography Workshop. The show features approximately fifteen works created during her oversight of Tamarind, including prints in various states or versions that communicate how the artist reworked themes in different iterations.

What: June Wayne: The Tamarind Decade exhibition
When: through July 6, 2014
Where: Amon Carter Museum of American Art, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76107, 817.738.1933
More information at http://www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions/june-wayne-the-tamarind-decade

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Nebraska National Juried Show (for undergrads!)

Attention undergrad printmakers: enter the Nebraska National! This year's focus is PRINTS, Ceramics and Photo with outstanding jurors for each media. The deadline May 31st is fast approaching.

Follow this link for more information: http://arts.unl.edu/art/exhibitions/nebraska-national-undergraduate-juried-art-exhibition

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Pan Ector Open House for the new Space

Pan Ector's new screen print studio
Pan Ector (our alumni-founded Denton print shop) moved into a new space this semester.
They are hosting an open house and launch party for  GUMBO magazine.

Pan Ector Industries Open House / GUMBO Release Party
Sunday 5/11/14 from 2-10pm
017 Shady Oaks Dr #300, Denton, TX 76205

Pan Ector, is a screen print business started by Michael Little, Drew Elam, Nick Webber, Taylor McClure, and Yovanny Canales in 2009 when they were finishing their BFAs in CVAD.  Michael, Drew and Nick are still with it and the business has several new employees and several interns from our BFA programs in CVAD.  Not bad for business that started in the garage at the corner of Panhandle and Ector streets in Denton… They moved to a space in down town Denton for a while, then again in January to their new space on Shady Oaks Drive.  Their new space has a comfortable designers room, product storage and packing rooms, exposure room, and a grand screen printing  studio.  The new space also enabled them to get a huge 8-color Anatolia Stratus press.  This polish-made automated press has enabled Pan Ector to increase their speed and volume and grow the business.
Come check out Pan Ector in action this Sunday.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Landfall Press at [Artspace]

Jack Lemon and Landfall Press will be coming to Oklahoma City to show the current works produced in their studios as a portfolio presentation at [Artspace]. For over forty years, Landfall Press, founded in Chicago, IL by Jack Lemon, has collaborated with artists to produce printed multiples in a broad range of techniques and media.

Wednesday, May 14th, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m., Free and open to the public

For more information:
[Artspace] at Untitled
1 NE 3rd Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
(405) 815-9995
Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. CLOSED Sunday and Monday

Friday, April 25, 2014

P.A.N.T.S Steamroller Event a Success!

Photo: Leigh Garcia
Congratulations to Printmaking Association of North Texas Students (P.A.N.T.S) for a successful steamroller event last weekend!

Members of the student organization printed blocks that they carved collaboratively.

Thank you to Voertman's for loaning their parking lot to the festivities!

Click here for photos and here for more information about the event.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Congratulations Adam Rowlett (MFA 2014)

Adam Rowlett's work at Ro2
Congratulations to Adam Rowlett, whose works were featured in the solo exhibition Hereafter at Ro2 Art in Dallas, Texas from April 16 – 21, 2014. 

Read more about the show here!

Adam Rowlett (center) and fellow grads at reception

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Space Between at Constellation Studios

Work by Associate Professor Lari Gibbons appears in The Space Between, an exhibition at Constellation Studios in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Founded in 2013 by Karen Kunc, Constellation Studios is a creative gallery, workspace and professional classroom that hosts workshops, residencies, and other professional opportunities focused on printmaking, artist books, and papermaking. Upcoming classes include A Bookmaking Workshop: Influences East & West and Color Woodcut Printmaking. Course credit is available to UNT Printmakers who take the Color Woodcut Workshop; contact Lari Gibbons for details.