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Friday, November 21, 2014

Accepting Applications for the MFA in Studio Art with Concentration in Printmaking

Current MFA Candidates (clockwise from top left): Jon Vogt, Kayla Seedig, David Villegas, Luke Ball, Preston Bradley, Melody Vaughan, and Jessie Barnes.
The MFA program at the University of North Texas is accepting applications to begin course work in Fall 2015.  The printmaking area is made up of seven MFA printmaking candidates and thirty-five BFA undergraduates from a variety of artistic and geographic backgrounds.

The MFA in Printmaking at the University of North Texas offers a broad and intensive experience for serious artists engaging printmaking processes and concepts.  As artists, we are drawn to printmaking as a primary form of expression with many facets.  MFA Printmaking candidates come from a range of conceptual, technical, and formal interests.  The program aims to expand and focus these while increasing the individual’s professional experience through exhibitions, exposure to visiting artists, print media conferences, portfolio exchanges, printmaking workshops and other professional activities.  The UNT campus offers exceptional professional research resources, and the Dallas/ Fort Worth area offers additional resources such as world-class art museums, contemporary art galleries, and other cultural activities.

We have an inclusive and expansive focus on printmaking in our MFA program.  We are focused on creating the opportunity for artists to learn traditional media and processes while experimenting and expanding beyond media conventions.  Each graduate student will determine the scope of creative his/her creative research.   We currently have students who work in screenprint, various forms of intaglio, various forms of lithography, digital prints, various forms of relief prints, sculptural prints, artist’s books, installation, performance, and conceptual extensions of print processes in other media.  Graduate print courses focus on idea/concept-building, contextual awareness, and professional development.

*Deadline for Priority Consideration is January 5, 2015*  (for enrolling in Fall 2015).
Late applications will be reviewed for acceptance until mid February, but with fewer opportunities for Scholarships and Graduate Assistantships.

Thanksgiving Building Hours

These hours will be effective Wednesday, November 26th through Sunday, November 30th and apply for all CVAD buildings. See http://art.unt.edu/article/announcements/2014/thanksgiving-holiday-building-hours

Wednesday, November 26th:
All CVAD buildings will be open until 9pm

Thursday, November 27th:
Thanksgiving Day UNT and CVAD (Closed)

Friday, November 28th:
UNT and CVAD (Closed)

Saturday, November 29th:
UNT and CVAD (Closed)

Sunday, November 30th:
UNT and CVAD (Closed)

All buildings that are on the university wide e-lock system will be locked after 9pm Wednesday, November 26th. They will remain locked until Monday, December 1 when normal building hour schedules will resume.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Pretty in Ink (BFA Seniors at Lightwell Gallery)

Pretty in Ink
(BFA Printmaking Senior Exhibition)

The CVAD Lightwell Gallery
University of North Texas College of Visual Arts and Design
Art Building, First Floor, 1201 W. Mulberry St. Denton, TX 76203

Gallery Hours:                       Monday - Thursday, 8am – 11pm & Friday, 8am - 12pm
Exhibition Dates:                   Nov 17-21, 2014

Reception Date:                    Thursday Nov 20, 5-7pm

The University of North Texas Printmaking Area is pleased to announce the exhibition of prints by seventeen printmaking BFA Seniors. Pretty in Ink:  the BFA Printmaking Senior Exhibition will be on display November 17-21 in the UNT College of Visual Arts and Design (CVAD) Lightwell Gallery. The exhibition will highlight the printmaking accomplishments of first and second semester printmaking students. Senior work will include printmaking techniques such as relief, intaglio, screenprint, lithography, monotype, and mixed media. These artworks represent the differences in both aesthetics and subject matter of these eighteen students in one exhibition. The artists include Francisco Alvarado, Christopher Aparicio, Annavittoria Conner, Jaime Durham, Amy Fillipp, Eileen Fritz, J. Leigh Garcia, Natalya Hutchinson, Willie Johnson, Nicholas Luevano, Ryan Melott, Samantha Neel, Eric Opsahl, Lisa Ray, Michael Slack, Hannah Taylor, and Kelcey Williams.

Monday, November 3, 2014

V.A.S.T 125-MILE VISUAL ARTS EXHIBITION

Call for Entries:  9th ANNUAL V.A.S.T 125-MILE VISUAL ARTS EXHIBITION

The 125 Mile Exhibition was initiated in 2006 to establish a regional high quality juried art exhibition
for artists living within 125-mile radius of Denton Texas to compete and show their work at the Gough Gallery in the Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts, 400 E. Hickory, Denton TX 76202.

Entry Deadline:  November 17 emailed to VASTarts125@gmail.com

Juror:  James Thurman: Associate Professor at the UNT’s College of Visual Arts & Design

See www.vastarts.org for more details and prospectus.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Frogman's Workshops Presentation


Frogman's Printmaking Workshops 
Presented by Luke Ball
Thursday 11/6/14 at 5:15pm in Hickory 160A

Luke Ball (MFA 2015) was a Frogman's Printmaking Workshops Assistant last summer.  He will be talking about this opportunity to expand your knowledge of printmaking and network with printmakers from across the country.  Artists, art students, and art educators converge in Vermillion, SD to learn from the best of the best in printmaking.  The Summer workshops include instructor presentations and demonstrations, visiting artist's lectures daily, numerous printmaking exhibitions, an open portfolio session, and many other professional development activities!   Luke will be sharing his experiences with a powerpoint presentation and answering questions.


Friday, October 31, 2014

Thank you Nicole Hand!

Nicole Hand, Compressed Observance
Thank you to Visiting Printmaker Nicole Hand, who printed an edition for Compressed Observance with the assistance of thirteen students, three faculty members and a volunteer. During her visit Nicole also delivered a lecture to Core Drawing students and participated in a P.R.I.N.T Press open house in which assistants demonstrated color intaglio printing techniques. 

Nicole's project was covered by the North Texas Daily and UNT News Service. The project is the first of a new subscription program in which members receive a hand-pulled, limited edition print from the collaboration in exchange for support to the program. 

Nicole's visit was co-sponsored by Core Drawing, UNT Printmaking and P.R.I.N.T Press. 

Thursday, October 30, 2014

MAPC'S PRINT CITY: Detroit Photos Posted

Professor Lari Gibbons recently spoke at the Mid America Print Council Conference in Detroit, Michigan. Photos of the presentation are available at PRINT CITY: Detroit's Facebook page:

Information about all participants from UNT is posted here.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Call for Entries: Monumental Ideas/Intimate Scale:

The River Campus Art Gallery at Southeast Missouri State University has a Call for Entries out for a National Juried Exhibition - works smaller than 9"x9"x9" - any media.  
Application Deadline: November 21, 2014



Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Ann Hamilton at UNT


Join us for a presentation by Ann Hamilton, an internationally recognized visual artist known for large-scale multi-media installations. The format will be an artist talk with Q & A, so attendees should come prepared with questions for the artist to discuss.

What: Presentation by Ann Hamilton
When: Tuesday, October 28 at 11:00 am
Where: Lightwell, CVAD Art Building

Ann Hamilton will also deliver the Nasher Sculpture Lecture at the Nasher Sculpture Center on Tuesday, October 28 at 6:00 p.m. Tickets will be available through CVAD's Dean's office in October. Click here for Nasher Sculpture Center's announcement on Facebook, and stay tuned for more information!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Visiting artist Nicole Hand featured on NT Daily

Visiting artist Nicole Hand is featured in a NT Daily article.
Read the article at http://ntdaily.com/renowned-artist-takes-part-in-new-subscription/

Thursday, October 16, 2014

4th International Small Print Show (due 11/1)

El Minia University is hosting the Student International Small Print Show in Egypt.

The deadline is 1 November and the opening takes plate 27 April in conjunction with the annual conference of the Faculty of Fine Arts. The show comprises a selection of works of young Printmaking artists from all over the world regardless of the geographical, cultural and political barriers.

Check the website for the prospectus.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Visiting Printmaker Nicole Hand


Collaboration
Monday, October 20 to Friday, October 24 at P.R.I.N.T Press in Oak St. Annex

Lecture
Monday, October 20 from noon to 12:50 PM in Sage 116

Open House
Thursday, October 23 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM AT P.R.I.N.T Press in Oak St. Annex

This residency marks the beginning of a subscription-based publication series highlighting the work of a printmaker. Visiting Artist Nicole Hand will work with students and faculty to complete an edition of hand-pulled fine art prints, and a limited number of impressions will be available through memberships. The artist and faculty will guide the students through the publication process, providing them with professional training and experience. Download info about the new subscription program here.

Nicole will give a presentation about her work as part of the Core Drawing lecture series. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Nicole Hand is a Professor of Art at Murray State University in Kentucky, where she teaches printmaking, bookbinding and drawing. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in more than 300 solo, invitational, and juried exhibitions. Nicole has given lectures and workshops in over thirty venues including Atlanta Printmakers Studio, University of North Carolina, Greenville, The University of Arizona, University of Texas at Arlington, and Ohio University. She received her MFA in printmaking from the University of Miami, and a BFA from the University of South Dakota.



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