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Art Fridays

Introduction to Bookmaking: The Pamphlet Stitch
Workshop by Deedra Baker, TWU Graduate Student

Friday, October 23, 1-4pm
Fine Arts Building, Room 306

This workshop, open to novice and experienced TWU art students, will feature a demonstration of the pamphlet stitch and an example of a hard cover case construction. The demonstration will include tearing and cutting paper, dissecting holes, binding the book, measuring and cutting book board, gluing decorative paper onto covers, and casing in the bound book in the cover. Participants will create a pamphlet stitch book during the workshop for hands-on interaction and learning.  This workshop will also have a presentation featuring a variety of artists' books.

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Art Saturdays

Figure Drawing Basics
Workshop by Kimberly J. Schaefer and Carrie Adamson-Riefler, TWU Graduate Students

Saturday, November 7, 9am-12pm
Fine Arts Building, Room 110

Open to high school students only, this free workshop entails a focused study of the human figure from a live, clothed model.  Participants will have an opportunity to explore expressive and creative processes for drawing the figure as well as more traditional, formal techniques.The workshop is intended to result in at least one finished, or nearly finished, figurative drawing per participant.

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Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition 2016

The 15th Annual Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition is now accepting applications.

For information about applying or the acting juror, please see the JEG application information.

Applications now accepted at

News & Events

Danielle Khoury, TWU Photography Alumni, will have an exhibition of her series "Becoming Mother" at Gallery 76102 in Fort Worth, Texas.  The exhibition will run from October 8 through November 30 and will hold an opening reception on October 8, from 6-8pm.

Colby Parsons, TWU Faculty, Vance Wingate, TWU Staff, Leigh Ann Williams, TWU Alumni, Deedra Baker, TWU Photography MFA, and Donna Park, TWU Painting MA, were selected for Art in the Metroplex at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center.  This year over 200 artists entered the competition and Juror Peter Doroshenko of the Dallas Contemporary selected 34 pieces of the 600 submitted.  The exhibition will run from October 9 - 30, 2015 with a reception to be held on October 9, from 6-9pm.  Congratulations, TWU faculty, staff, alumni, and students!  More Information.

Congratulations Colby Parsons, TWU Faculty, for winning Best in Show in the Zanesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics!  The Zanesville Prize exhibition will be held at the Zanesville Museum of Art in Zanesville, Ohio, from September 25, 2015 through January 2, 2016.  More Information.

Bailey Chapman, TWU Painting Alumni, and Bernardo Vallarino, TWU Sculpture student, are featured in the group exhibition "It's Complicated" at the ART7 Crockett Community Gallery.  The exhibition will run until
November 2.  More Information.

Brett Dyer, TWU Alumni, won the President's Scholar Award 2015-2016 at North Lake College.  He will give a presentation in Irving on his award winning paper, "Conceptual Metamorphosis", November 5, from 2-2:30pm.  He will also be the keynote speaker at North Lake's 2016 graduation ceremony.  Congratulations Brett! More Information.

Texas Printmaking - Selections from Flatbed Press and Peregrine Press, TWU Department of Visual Arts welcomes two of Texas’ prominent print publishing presses in a dual exhibition. Flatbed Press from Austin, Texas and Peregrine Press from Dallas, Texas. The works are a representation of printmaking in Texas from 1981 to today. The exhibition dates are September 24 - October 21, 2015.  There will be a lecture and reception will be held September 29 at 4pm. More Information.

Professor Cory Stuckenbruck, longtime TWU Visual Arts professor and mentor to many TWU students passed away on Sept. 7, 2015. Corky will be missed very much at TWU. She was a very energetic and devoted teacher to the students in the Department of Visual Arts. Please follow this link to a remembrance from her husband, Mark Smith. More Information.

TWU 3D Printing and Fabrication students along with TWU faculty,
Colby Parsons,
will be operating a booth at the Denton Mini Makers Faire on Saturday, October 17, from 10am-5pm.  The booth will feature works from the spring semester's 3D Design class.  TWU students will also demonstrate the 3D printing process.  More Information.

Mother's Milk, Father's Blood, TWU Alumni Exhibition featuring Elizabeth M. Claffey.  The exhibition will run from July 6 through September 9.  Artist lecture and reception will be held September 2, 4pm-6pm.  More Info.

Michelle Hays, Jana Perez, Susan kae Grant, TWU faculty and staff, were announced as 2015 American Inhouse Design Awards Winners.  Congratulations Michelle, Jana, and Susan! More Info.

Delta Phi Delta / The Art Honors Society

Delta Phi Delta would like to invite you to join the Society!
What we do each semester:

  • Raise student scholarship money (via our annual fundraising dinner)
  • Go on outings together
  • Participate in other campus events
  • Scholarship opportunities
  • Earn honor cords when you graduate as an active member
  • Great experience to put down on your Resume
  • Networking
    Contact Ashlyn Lee:, for more information on joining Delta Phi Delta and for meeting times. Information Flyer.

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Art Friday

Introduction to Bookmaking:
The Pamphlet Stitch

With Deedra Baker,
TWU Graduate

East | West Galleries 

Texas Printmaking
Flatbed Press / East Gallery
Peregrine Press / West Gallery
Sept. 24 - Oct. 21, 2015
Lecture and reception: Sept. 29, 4pm

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Applications for Spring 2016
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Student Operated Gallery
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We Live in Boxes
artwork by Madeline Potter

Sept. 21, 2015 -
Oct. 2, 2015

Opening reception
Sept. 22, 2015
5:30-7:30 pm

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