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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Frogman's Print Workshops: Announcements and Opportunities

Registration for Frogman’s 2017 Print Workshop is open and our registration form, www.frogmans.net/Registration.php, has been updated.

We have a lot of opportunities with deadlines coming up including:

Frogman’s Print Workshops is looking for up to twelve talented Assistants to help set-up the workshop and assist our 2017 faculty.
Deadline to apply: November 15, 2016

Frogman’s Graduate Student Scholarship provides the winner with a solo exhibition and a free course at Frogman’s 2017 Print Workshop.
Deadline to apply: December 15, 2016

Frogman's is looking to host exhibitions to be held in conjunction with Frogman's 2017 Print Workshop. Last year, we hosted eighteen exhibitions at venues including universities, arts institutions, community arts centers, and commercial galleries.  In addition to these venues, new venues have been added.
Deadline to submit proposals: December 15, 2016

The Early Bird discount is still available through October 31st.  If you register for Frogman’s 2017 Print Workshop between September 1st and October 31st, you will receive $50 off of your total bill.

Happy Printing!

Jeremy Menard, Director
Frogman’s Print Workshops
829 Timbercrest Drive
Council Bluffs, IA  51503
(605) 310-6548

Two Events with Sarah Sze

Sarah Sze Question and Answer session
November 2, 1:00 to 2:30 pm. Lightwell, CVAD Art Building

Sarah Sze Patzy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Lecture
November 2, 7 pm. Nasher Sculpture Center
Registration required: art.unt.edu/nasher-lecture

There is also a bus going from the Art Building to the Nasher and back that evening. Those who are riding will gather in the Lightwell of the building. The bus will leave at 4:30 and return by 10:00 pm. You have the opportunity to indicate whether you'd like to ride the bus when you register for a seat. Once all the seats have been claimed, we will begin a waiting list. I'd ask those of you who have a seat you will not use to let us know so we can offer it to someone on the waiting list.

Suggested reading: 
Website: http://www.sarahsze.com/
Art21: http://www.art21.org/artists/sarah-sze
Joyce Beckenstein, "Fragile Balances: A Conversation with Sarah Sze," Sculpture 31, no. 7 (September 2012): 24-31. Available as a pdf through the UNT Libraries

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Open Studios: Oct 20, 5 – 8 PM

Graduate Open Studio night is almost here! Come drop in on us while we are working in our studios in Oak Street Hall. The Open Studio event is a great opportunity to see what the grad students in the UNT College of Visual Arts and Design are up to!

What: UNT Graduate Open Studios

Where:  Oak Street Hall,
  1120 W Oak Street,
  Denton, Texas 76201

When: Thursday, October 20th, 5-8pm

Friday, October 14, 2016

Printmaking Demos and Talks

Please join us for Printmaking Demos and Talks by UNT Printmaking Students Jessie Barnes, Nathan Eclavea, Grady McConnell, Kayla Seedig, and Maria Razo

Friday, October 21, 2016 from 1:30 – 3:30 P.M. in Hickory Hall 160 (Print Shop) at UNT's College of Visual Arts and Design

Schedule details: 
1:30 – 2 pm: presentations on remote learning experiences
2 – 2:30 pm: collograph demonstration by Jessie Barnes and Kayla Seedig
2:30 – 3 pm: relief demonstration by Nathan Eclavea and Grady McConnell
3 – 3:30 pm: lithography demonstration by Maria Razo

In conjunction with ASTU 4302/5302: Printmaking Remote Research taught by Professor Lari Gibbons

Monday, October 10, 2016

UNT Printmaking faculty at MAPC

Visual Elegy at MAPC (photo credit: Nancy Palmeri)
Work by Printmaking faculty Lari Gibbons and Syd Webb was included in an exchange portfolio curated by Nicole Hand for the 2016 Mid America Print Council conference at Indiana University Southeast. Entitled Visual Elegy, the project asked participants to create an original print in response to bell hooks’ recent book, Appalachian Elegy. bell hooks is an acclaimed social activist, feminist theorist, artist, and native Kentuckian.

Visual Elegy has also been shown at Murray Art Guild (Murray, KY) and the Yeiser Art Center (Paducah, Kentucky).

Adrienne Lichliter demonstrated “Wood Lithography: An Ongoing Collaborative Experiment” at the conference.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Prof. Gibbons at Denton Mini Maker Faire

Photo courtesy Diane Robson
Professor Lari Gibbons recently showed letterpress printing from wood type made on a computer-numerically controlled (CNC) router at the Denton Mini Maker Faire in Denton, Texas.

The project was made possible in part by a Microgrant from the Greater Denton Arts Council and a Team Mentor Grant from the University of North Texas. Thank you to UTA's Wild Pony Editions for loaning the press while ours is being restored!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Print Students Exhibit Work in Dallas

Kayla Seedig Printmaking Graduate Student, Grady McConnell, and Maria Razo, Printmaking Undergraduate Students will exhibit their work as part of a student exhibition.
October 1 - 22, 2016
Umbrella Gallery
2803 Taylor Street
Dallas, TX 75226
There will be a closing reception held October 22, 6-9pm.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Printmaking Demos and Talks

Please join us for Printmaking Demos and Talks by UNT Printmaking Students Jessie Barnes, Nathan Eclavea, Kayla Seedig, Grady McConnell, and Maria Razo

Friday, October 21, 2016 from 1:30 – 3:30 P.M. in Hickory Hall 160 (Print Shop) at UNT's College of Visual Arts and Design

In conjunction with ASTU 4302/5302: Printmaking Remote Research taught by Professor Lari Gibbons

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Kayla Seedig Visiting Artist at University of North Carolina at Pembroke

Current UNT Printmaking Graduate Student, Kayla Seedig hosted a workshop at University of North Carolina at Pembroke, September 26-30, 2016. While there Seedig gave two lectures for introductory & advanced level printmaking classes, a monotype demo, a photopolymer demo, and a mixed media drawing demo.

Participants learned how to expose, process, wipe, and print KM73 Intaglio plates. Through her demonstration and assistance, they produced 40 monoprints, using two separate image plates and monotype processes.

Kayla was awarded a Student Project Award through CVAD and the Visual Art League of Lewisville. These funds made purchasing materials, traveling, and her research possible. 

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Thank you Jeffrey Dell!

Intern and Undergraduate Fellow Sam Cowan assists Jeffrey Dell
Thank you to visiting artist Jeffrey Dell, who collaborated at P.R.I.N.T Press to produce a an original fine art relief print. P.R.I.N.T's team of students will print an edition of the print in the coming year, and the project will be completed during Jeffrey Dell's upcoming visit in spring 2017. 

While at UNT, Jeffrey Dell worked in CVAD's Fab Lab; gave a formal lecture and two open portfolio sessions; and critiqued student work, all the while developing his image at P.R.I.N.T. Check out photos of these events on our Facebook page! Also, check out our new @print_press Instagram feed in which students post their own photos of the events. 

Student assistants with visiting artist Jeffrey Dell at the press
This portion of Jeffrey Dell's visit was made possible by CVAD's Gallery Visiting Artist and Scholar Series; CVAD's Fab Lab; the Department of Studio Printmaking and Sculpture areas; and P.R.I.N.T Press. Upcoming public events will be made possible with the support of the Greater Denton Arts Council, the Texas Commission on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Call for proposals: Union Art Gallery

The Union Art Gallery is seeking exhibitions for the Spring Semester - 2017. Space in the Union Gallery is open to all current UNT students. Here is a link to the application: www.untunion.slideroom.com. Deadline is November 1st.