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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Caliber Exertion: MFA Exhibition by Preston Bradley

Go Tell It on the Mountain, Lithograph/Screenprint by Preston Bradley
Caliber Exertion 
(MFA Exhibition by Preston Bradley)
March 7 -  April 1 2015

Mighty Fine Arts Gallery (MFA)
409 North Tyler St.
Dallas, TX 76208

Gallery Hours:  Saturdays and Sundays 12pm5pm or by appointment

Reception Spoken Word Performance (by Reivan Alexandria plus Mercury Rocket):
Saturday, March 7th, 2015, 69pm

Parking: Free parking available along streets near gallery.
Cost: Free and open to the public.
Contact Info:  Steve Cruz 2149425241

Or email: steve@mfagallery.com

Mighty Fine Arts presents Caliber Exertion featuring new work by Preston Bradley. This show opens Sat March 7 with a reception for the artist from 6-9pm and will run till Sun April 5th. Preston Bradley’s characters emerge from a wide swath of social interaction.  Boozers, business suits, tramps, rednecks and loose women are all gist for his fevered imagination. These folks are plainly familiar cause they are us, ordinary and overlooked and unheralded but somehow possessed with inherent distinction and dignity of absurd purpose. Mr. Bradley’s Tennessee upbringing informs his work with a Southern perspective, a bit askew and inclined toward dark humor and sweat and grease. He is also a recently bonafied Master Printmaker so declared by the “Fine Art” authorities at UNT. It’s to his credit that his printmaking looks to be carved out by a chainsaw, raw and unrefined and yielding up some awesome truth.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

NPR Visual Team Internship

NPR is looking for photographers, videographers, photo editors, developers, designers and reporters in the NPR newsroom who work on visual stuff for npr.org. Application deadline is March 20. See http://blog.apps.npr.org/2015/02/19/summer-internships.html .

Friday, February 27, 2015

Building Hours update

Due to the closure of the UNT campus today, the following CVAD buildings will not be open during extended hours tonight: Art Building, Welch Street, Curry Hall, Hickory Hall and Oak Street.

Saturday February 28th, CVAD will delay the posted open hours access until 2pm due to expected inclement weather. 

Matting Demonstrations

Workshop:  Matting Works on Paper
Lead by Graduate Student David Villegas
RESCHEDULED:  5-7pm, Monday March 2nd, 2015.
Hickory 160

All BFA students participating in Printmaking Mid Point Reviews will be turning in two artworks matted according to professional standards along with their portfolio.  These demonstrations will demonstrate standards for matting materials, methods, and craftsmanship.  Please sign up on the Critique room door if you plan to attend.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Guerrilla Girls Public Lecture Today

The Guerrilla Girls are coming to Texas Woman's University Tomorrow!

PUBLIC LECTURE: Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in Margo Jones Performance Hall / located in the Music Building on Pioneer Circle, Denton Campus TWU. 1100 Oakland St. 76201.
Parking information: http://www.twu.edu/dps/parking_map.asp. Parking available in the lot south of the Fine Arts Building.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Visiting Artist Sedrick Huckaby

Join us next week for lectures by Visiting Artist Sedrick Huckaby!

When: Monday, March 2 from noon - 12:50 PM and 1:00 – 1:50 PM
Where: Sage 116, UNT, Denton, Teaxs

Sedrick Huckaby will collaborate with Master Printer Brian Garner from March 30 to April 3 at P.R.I.N.T Press. For more information, check out our website.

Co-sponsored by Art Education / Art History, Core Drawing, Interdisciplinary Art and Design Studies (IADS), Printmaking, the Gallery Visiting Artist and Scholar Committee (GVASC), and P.R.I.N.T Press.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Call for Entries: Voertman Competition

Installation View 2014

Call for Entries:  The 55th Annual Voertman Competition 
Entry Deadline:  5pm Friday March 5
Curator:  Sara-Jayne Parsons
Please provide full information and follow instructions. 
To enter visit: http://cvadforms.unt.edu/voertman-submission-form-2015

About the Competition:
The annual Voertman Competition at CVAD is a time-honored celebration of artistic achievement and promise. The Voertman Competition is a juried exhibition, displayed in the UNT Art Gallery and open to all currently enrolled CVAD students. Started in 1960 by Mr. Paul Voertman, founder of Voertman’s store, the exhibition is juried each year by an accomplished arts professional and provides  students with real-world experience. Since 1960, thousands of artists have exhibited their works and hundreds have received cash prizes. Today, prizes are sponsored by Voertman’s store as well as individual donors and CVAD programs and are awarded by the juror at his or her discretion.

About the Curator:
Prior to joining the TCU Art Galleries as Curator in August 2014, Sara-Jayne Parsons was the Exhibitions Curator at the Bluecoat in Liverpool, United Kingdom, where for six years she produced a diverse contemporary exhibition program. In that time she was also a collaborative member of the curatorial team for the Liverpool Biennial, the largest international contemporary art festival in the UK. Parsons has worked directly with many international artists to develop exhibitions and produce new works, including Ayman Baalbaki, Sonia Boyce, Gina Czarnecki, Hew Locke, Janek Schaefer, Emily Speed and Laura El-Tantawy. She has also written for various contemporary art magazines including Source and Art Monthly Australia. Sara-Jayne Parsons received an MA in Art History from the University of North Texas (1996) and is currently completing a PhD in Art History at the University of Texas at Austin. 

55th Annual Voertman Student Art Competition and Exhibition
Apr 7, 2015 - Apr 25, 2015

Reception, April 9, 5-7
Award Ceremony, 5 pm

Gallery Talk, 5:30 pm

This exhibition is sponsored by Voertman’s Store, “a North Texas Tradition since 1925.”

Thursday, February 19, 2015

UNT Printmakers at Flatbed Print Fair

(L - R) Kayla Seedig, Eileen Fritz and Jessie Barnes
Thank you to UNT printmaking students Jessie Barnes, Annavittoria Connor, Eileen Fritz and Kayla Seedig for helping P.R.I.N.T Press at the 2015 Flatbed Print Fair!

Photos of the event are posted on P.R.I.N.T's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PrintPress .

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Grand Opening: Inky Hands Print Studio and Gallery

Grand Opening:  Inky Hands Print Studio and Gallery
13310 Preston Road (Valley View Center ) Suite 1156
Dallas, TX 75240
February 21, 2015 from 6-10pm, 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Rituals in Rust: Luke Ball MFA Exhibition

Please join us in supporting Luke Ball in his MFA Exhibition:

Rituals in Rust
Luke Ball

Cedar Valley College
Educational Art Gallery
3030 North Dallas Ave.
Lancaster, Texas 75134

Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 8am – 8pm

Exhibition Dates: February 24 – April 5, 2015

Reception Date: February 26, 5-7pm

Monday, February 16, 2015

Juergen Strunck Exhibition

Juergen Struck's SST(C)-31, ink on japanese fiber - relief print, chine colle, cotton fiber
Exhibition Announcement:
Juergen Strunck: Paradigm Shift 
February 16 through March 15, 2015
Haggarty Art Village Upper Gallery
University of Dallas
Irving TX 76201
Reception and MATRIX demonstrations: Friday, February 27, 6-8pm

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Student Work Highlights: Lithography

Kai Martin, Lithograph State 1
Kai Martin, Lithograph State 2
Student Work Highlights from the first project in Print Lithography and Graduate  Lithography:  This assignment introduces dry drawing materials in the context of limited edition state printing.  (Instructor:  Andrew DeCaen)