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TWU Visual Arts Graduate Student Shervin Haei Awarded DMA Prize

The Department of Visual Arts at Texas Woman’s University is very proud to announce that Shervin Haei, a graduate student in our Ceramics program, has been chosen for one of the inaugural awards from the Dallas Museum of Art’s / Art Ball Graduate Student Prize of $1500.00 each, work exhibited during the Dallas Art Fair, and being part of the Art Ball Auction on April 13th at the DMA.

There were 71 applicants from 10 Texas universities and the jurors chose 5 artists to award prizes. Ms. Haei is a first year Master of Fine Arts student and received her BFA from TWU in December 2012. Her work focuses on traditional forms from her native Iran melded with logos of U.S. corporate brands to create a unique view of the American culture.

The committee that chose the awardees are: DMA Director Maxwell Anderson; DMA Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art Gabriel Ritter; Texas Christian University Art History Chair Francis Colpitt; University of North Texas Visual Arts Chair Annette Lawrence; and Nasher Sculpture Center Director Jeremy Strick. The prize was created by the DMA and this year’s Art Ball Chairs, Jennifer Karol and Catherine Rose, in an effort to expose and promote top local talent.

If you need more information, would like images of the work or a more complete biography for the artist, please contact: Vance Wingate at 940-898-2533 or by email:

TWU Visual Arts Graduate Students Exhibit at Peer-reviewed National Council on Education of the Ceramics Arts
A link to two short articles and video that features two of our ceramics graduate students, Anastasia Gabriel and Elizabeth Head-Fischer, who participated in the National Council on Education of the Ceramics Arts (NCECA). We are very proud of their work at the conference. Liz will be presenting the outcome and process of the project as a presentation session at the Creative Arts and Science Symposium.

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