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Congratulations to the winners chosen to exhibit in the 010 Student Union Gallery! The spring 2016 winners are:

The Carrie Adamson-Riefler / April 10-23
Tiffany Milow, Wes Harwart, Deedra Baker, and Joy Ellis / Approaches in Photography / March 27-April 9
Julia Macke / The Invisible Illness / January 31-February 13
Brittany Jasper / Hands / March 13-26
Print Making Class / Printmakers Unite / February 28-March 12
Brad Morgan / Peripheral Vision / February 14-27
Brittany Cooper / Silhouettes of Reduction / April 24-May 7
Briana Lightner-Lynch / Double the Beauty / January 17-30

Julia Macke ,The Invisible Illness. Exhibition Dates: January 31st - February 13th 2016. Reception February 1, 2016 6:30 - 8:30pm.

Printmakers Unite,, A Collection Of Prints. Exhibition Dates: February 29th - March 12th 2016 Reception March 2, 2016 5:00- 6:00pm

Bernardo Vallarino,
Between Dying and Death, A Solo Exhibition.
Exhibition Dates: February 13 - March 20, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday February 13, 2016
5:30 - 8:30 pm

Kimberly Schaefer, Incorporel, 
Exhibition Dates: Wednesday, February 17 - Wednesday, March 16
Stillwater Multi Arts Center


Delta Phi Delta presents the 33rd Annual Italian Night! The event will take place in the lobby of the Visual Arts Building on Tuesday, November 3, 2015, from 5-7pm.  Tickets are 8$ per person in advance/$10 per person at the door. Children 8 years old and under are free. To purchase advance tickets online, please visit
P. A. C., the TWU Visual Arts Photographic Artists Coalition, is hosting Lindsey Miller on campus for a seminar on the Business of Photography on Friday, November 20, from 1pm-2:30pm. Ms. Miller is a professional photographer and current business owner. Attendees of the seminar will gain knowledge on how to market their work, price photographs, and other every-day business practices including sales tax, client communications, and invoicing.

This seminar is open to current Visual Arts students. Space is limited, registration required.

Did you miss any of our recent events? Be sure to check out the photos from the Graduate Open Studios, the Mini Maker Fair, Art Friday and more!
Carrie Adamson-Riefler and Bernardo Vallarino, TWU Graduate students, and Tahella Rose, TWU Undergraduate student, will represent TWU at the Texas Atomic Iron Commission later this week. They will conduct an iron-pour and demonstrate mold-making for the students of the Grand Prairie Fine Arts Academy in Grand Prairie, Texas. Way to go, TWU faculty and students!

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

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, Deedra and Donna!  More Information.

Congrats to the 010 Gallery solo show winners and thank you to all who voted. The winners for Spring 2015 are:

  1. Nicola Brady and Andrew Scott: Exploration in Stroke
  2. Ashlyn Lee and Lydia Williams: Natural Curiosity
  3. Madeline Potter: We Live in Boxes
  4. Savannah Guerra: Branching
  5. Bernardo Vallarino: Fallen Comrades
  6. Diane Chenault & Michele Poindexter: People and Places: An exploration of portraiture and landscape photography
  7. Photographic Artists Coalition (PAC): Coalition Collective
  8. Brittany Cooper: Translation: Collage to Paint

TWU Photography Undergrad, Heather Ross has been accepted by juror Dr. David Coleman, Director of the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University in San Marcos, TX, for the TPS 24: The International Competition. The exhibition will hang at the Wittliff Galleries at Texas State University in San Marcos, TX, from June 1 through July 25, 2015. A public reception with the juror will be held on Saturday, June 6 from 3:00-5:00pm. TPS 24 will also travel to the San Antonio Public Library during FotoSeptiembre in the fall, followed by The Center for Contemporary Arts in Abilene. 

TWU Drawing and Painting Graduate student, Bailey K Chapman is included in a group exhibition at 500X Gallery called "Family Ties".  The show was curated by Bonny Leibowitz and Julie Torres.  "Family Ties" will be on display from April 11 - May 3 2015 with an opening reception on Saturday, April 11 from 7-10pm.

The Ft. Worth Community Arts Gallery is hosting Graduate Students from the Visual Arts Department in an exhibition titled "Variable Array".  The show will be on display from April 2 through April 27. There is an opening reception for the artists on April 10 from 6:00pm-9:00pm.  Students selected for the exhibition are: Bernardo Vallarino, Amber Hall, Deedra Baker, Carrie Adamson-Riefler, Kim Schaefer, Bailey Chapman, Susan Brents-Sheldon, Lindsey Dunnagan, Angelia Ford, and Joy Ellis.

TWU Painting Graduate students Jessica McClendon and Bailey Chapman will both be giving an artist talk at the Ft. Works Gallery in Dallas.  Elizabeth Dryden & Jessica McClendon will speak Thursday, March 12 at 7:00pm and Abby Bagby & Bailey Chapman will talk about their work on Thursday March 19 at 7:00pm.  The lectures will take place on the 9th floor of the Alto 211 building in downtown Dallas.

TWU Graduate Student Angelia Ford is included in the 2015 Keller Texas Graphite Pencil Art Group Exhibit with five other artists.  The exhibition will be up from March 2 through the 26 and will have an Opening Reception Thursday, March 12 from 7:00pm-9:00pm.

TWU Photography Undergrad Heather Ross has been selected for the group show To the End, curated by Shea Little. The 2015 Rising Eyes of Texas exhibition is at the Rockport Center for the Arts in Rockport, TX and will but on exhibition from March 14 - April 4 with an opening reception Saturday, March 14, 2015.

TWU Graduate student Angelia Ford is having a solo exhibition of drawings and prints titled, Benevolent Threads.  The show will be at Haley-Henman at Gallery 422 from March 4 - 28 with an opening reception Saturday, March 7, from 5-8pm.  There will be a conversation with the artist on Saturday, March 28 at 3pm. For more info...

TWU Drawing and Painting Graduate student, Bailey Chapman, has an interview with Do It Dallas, an online publication featuring art, culture, and events. 

TWU Visual Arts students, Bailey K Chapman, Heather Ross, Carrie Adamson-Riefler, Allison Proulx, Susan Brents-Sheldon, Tiffany Milow and Madeline Potter have been selected by jurors Susan Roth Romans and Jordan Roth for the Student EXPO 2015 at 500X Gallery in Dallas, Texas. The show will run from February 14th - March 8th. Opening reception - February 14th, 7-10 PM.

TWU Drawing and Painting Graduate Student Susan Brents-Sheldon has been selected by Juror Chris Ramsey for the 49th National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi.  The exhibition runs from February 20 through May 8.

TWU Drawing and Painting graduate student James Zamora is having a painting exhibition at Ro2 Art entitled: For Real: Sarah Atlee & James Zamora.  The show will be on display from February 7 - March 8 with an opening reception on Saturday, February 7, from 7:00-10:00pm. For more information...

The World is as You Are, by  TWU student Heather Ross has been selected by juror Chris Bennett for the Black and White exhibition at Black Box Gallery in Portland, Oregon. Exhibition Dates are February 1-20, 2015. 

Fort Work Art Gallery at Alto 211 present their inaugural art exhibition, "10 Under 30" featuring TWU Drawing and Painting graduate students Jessica Lennett McClendon and Bailey K Chapman.  The opening reception is on Thursday, January 22 from 6-8pm. 
For directions and more info...

TWU Drawing and Painting student Heather Ross has been chosen by James Thurman, exhibition juror, to be included in the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST) 9th Annual 125-Mile Visual Arts Exhibition. Exhibition dates are January 16 – February 2, 2015. VAST is hosting a public reception celebrating the opening of the exhibition on January 16, 5:30 – 7:30 pm; awards presentation will be at 6:30 pm at the Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts, 400 E. Hickory St., Denton, TX.


TWU Drawing and Painting Graduate students, Bailey K Chapman and Allison Proulx have been selected for a group show titled Americana at the Crockett Community Gallery in Ft. Worth. There will be an opening reception on January 17, from 6-9 and the exhibition will be run from January 12 - March 7th, 2015.

TWU Drawing and Painting MFA student Bailey K Chapman is a part of TRUST, a collaborative experience including 40 artists of all different media. The exhibition will take place at Hyperspace Gallery in Dallas and has an opening reception with live music Saturday, December 13 from 7-10.
For more info...

Confliction Series an exhibition of work by Sarah Chavez / BFA Painting, will be on view November 10 to November 21 at the 010 Gallery in the TWU Student Union. A reception will be on Thursday, November 13, 5:00 - 7:00 pm. 010 Gallery is located on the lower level of the Student Union, Bell and Administration Drive, Denton, TX 76204. Congratulations Sarah!

TWU Ceramics Faculty Colby Parsons and Graduate Ceramics student Anastasia Gabriel are included in the 500X Exhibition called Co Action. The exhibition features artists and their mentors. The opening reception is December 6th at 7pm and will be on display until January 4th.

Haley Henman at Gallery 422 will present The Salon Show which is a group show that TWU Drawing and Painting Graduate Student Angelia Ford is a part of. The exhibit will be on display from November 28 through January 3 with the opening reception on December 6. For more info...

TWU Undergraduate Painting student Nychelle Grant and Graduate Art History student Amanda Hernandez are displaying their collaborative exhibition titled Collision in the 010 Student Union Gallery from November 24 through December 5.

TWU Painting Graduate Student Jessica McClendon has work in a pop up show called "Post Presence" with 7 other artists on November 22 from 7-9pm. The work will be at 2614 Elm St. in Dallas, TX and there will be an after party from 9-11.

TWU Undergraduate Drawing and Painting student Suedabeh Husseinzadeh has her solo exhibition in the 010 Gallery titled "Adventures into an Unknown World". The exhibition will be on display from October 27 - November 7 with an Opening Reception on October 29, from 4:00 - 6:00 pm.

TWU Photography Graduate students Kalee Appleton, Allison Jarek, Deedra Baker, and alumni Kristina Smith have work in a group exhibition titled Common Threads. The show is up from October 9 - November 29 in the Lillian Bradshaw Gallery in the Dallas Public Library. There will be a reception with the artists and curator on Saturday, October 11 with a brief curatorial and artists lecture at 3:00pm.

TWU Photography Graduate student Kalee Appleton has a solo exhibition at Gallery 76102 at UT Arlington / Fort Worth Center.  The exhibition was curated by Erin Starr White and will be on display from October 9th-November 30th with the opening reception Thursday, October 9th from 6-8pm.

TWU Photography Graduate student Kalee Appleton currently has a solo show at SRO Photo Gallery at Texas Tech.  The exhibition will be on display from September 15- October 12.  For more info..

Deedra Baker / Photography MFA student has one of her photographs, Lazy Bench Virtue, in the 2014 Washburn Art Department Alumni Exhibition. The group show opened Sunday, August 22 and will be up until October 19, 2014 at the Mulvane Art Museum at Washburn University in Topeka, KS. 

Three of our BFA graduating Graphic Design undergraduate students have secured careers prior to graduation: Kevin Smith has been hired as Marketing Communications Specialist at Chippenhook, Erica Tolbert has been hired as a Graphic Designer at the Fort Worth Business Press, and Billie Buck has been hired as a Graphic Designer at Transmission Events, in Austin.  Congratulations! 

Kalee Appleton / MFA Photography, was selected as an "Editor's Pick" on Congratulations Kalee!

Rachael Banks / MFA Photography, is featured in a story "33 Artists Reveal Their Definition of Intimacy" on Congratulations Rachael!

Lindsey Dunnagan / MFA Painting & MA Art History, has a solo exhibition at the Semans Gallery / Durham Arts Council in Durham, NC. Her exhibition "Mapping the Intangible" will be on view June 14 to September 7. Lindsey also has an exhibit at the Fort Worth Public Library / June 25 to July 23. Congratulations Lindsey! 

Kalee Appleton / MFA Photography has been selected for 897 Square, an exhibition at UTA/Fort Worth Center's / Gallery 76102. She is one of eight artists selected by juror Cris Worley for the show. The show is June 12 to July 31, with a reception on June 12 / 6-8pm. Congratulations Kalee!

Billie Buck / BFA Graphic Design is in Austin this summer to intern at Transmission Events, where she is taking her talent for illustrating gig posters to the next level. Congrats Billie!

Kim Brewer / MFA Painting is featured in an article, Portraits by Kim Brewer, on Urban Art & Antiques, an online art review website! Congratulations Kim!

Angelia Ford / MFA - Painting was featured in the Denton Record-Chronicle with a story on her work in Merging Visions.  The article by Lucinda Breeding published on the front page of the Arts & Community section on Sunday, June 1st. Congratulations, Ange! Katie Montgomery / BFA - Graphic Design is journeying to Portland, OR this summer where she was selected to intern under Evan Brown at ITEM-B  a consulting firm for all things creative. Katie will be documenting projects in the shop, handling the web site and social media pages, and designing press packages geared toward local, regional, and national markets. Congratulations and good luck Katie!

Deedra Baker / MFA - Photography is an invited artist on LensCulture, a resource for contemporary photography. Check out the site to see her series "Sanctum" and "The Pattern Lolls".

Bernardo Vallarino / MFA - Sculpture will be included in "M.A.C.H.I.N.E.: conciousness" at the University of Texas-Arlington Gallery West. The exhibition will be May 12 to 23 with a reception for the artists on May 22, 6-8pm. TWU Graduate Drawing and Painting student Bailey K Chapman has been selected for the Morean Arts Center's Bite, Scratch and Expose Juried Printmaking Exhibition. The show is on display from May 10 - June 29 in St. Petersburg, FL.

TWU Undergraduate Photography student Diane Chenault is in an exhibit for the graduates of the Digital Photography Certificate Program at UT Arlington. The show is curated by Lindsey Miller and runs from April 16-30 with an opening reception Thursday from 6-8pm. 

TWU graduate photography student Gary McCoy is in the group photography exhibition "The Art of the Image" with PhotoTXcetera at Kevin Page Fine Art in Dallas, TX. Congratulations Gary!

TWU MFA Photography student Ashley Kauschinger is having her MFA Thesis Exhibition at the Janette Kennedy Gallery.  The show is up from May 14 - May 29 with an opening reception on May 17 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Congratulations Ashley!

TWU Graduate Photography student Claire A. Warden has been awarded an Honorable Mention for the 38th Annual PhotoSpiva Exhibition at the Spiva Center for the Arts in Joplin, MO. The piece awarded is Botanical Specimen with Salt (Wildflower No. 3), a platinum palladium print.

TWU Graduate Ceramics student Christina Carfora won the top prize in the national Materials Hard and Soft exhibition with her ceramic piece An Indonesian Epic. 2014 Juror Award Winners

TWU Graduate Photography student Rachael Banks has been selected for publication in the 16th issue of Prism Photo Magazine.
Congratulations Rachael! For more info...

TWU Graduate Visual Arts students Christina Carfora, Allsion Proulx, and Sheryl David are selected for the 7th annual Rising Eyes of Texas exhibition. The show is at the Rockport Center for the Arts and runs from March 8 - April 5 with a reception March 8 from 5 to 7pm.  

TWU Graduate Ceramics student Christina Carfora has an interview on the HCCC blog regarding her residency at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. Check out her interview here!

TWU Graduate Drawing and Painting students Lindsey Dunnagan and James Zamora have been selected for the 2014 Hunting Art Prize.  The Hunting is a prestigious annual competition for Texas artists. Congratulations Lindsey and James!

TWU Drawing and Painting graduate student Lindsey Dunnagan has been chosen for an Artist Residency in Michigan at the Crooked Tree Arts Center. The residency is in Northern Michigan within walking distance of Lake Michigan. More info...

The University of Dallas Art Department presents "Through a Different Lens: Looking at the Ordinary from a Unique Perspective" The show features graduate and undergraduate work from TWU Visual Arts students. The exhibition is open from January 31- February 12 with an opening reception Friday, January 31st from 6:30-8:30. The gallery is located on the University of Dallas campus in the Haggerty Art Village, Painting and Printmaking Building, in the Upper Gallery.

TWU Drawing and Painting graduate students Kim Brewer and Bailey Chapman and adjunct instructor Michael Furrh have been selected for the annual 500X Expo.  The curator for Contemporary Art at the DMA, Gabriel Ritter, juried the exhibition. The opening is on Saturday, February 15 from 5-8pm. More info..

The results are in for the 010 Gallery exhibition Spring 2014! Congratulations to everyone chosen and thank you for all who applied and voted!
Karalee Brown: A Glimpse  Heather Ross: Jamais vu  Madeline Timm: Lorie M  Amber Hall: Playful Shadows  Carrie Adamson-RieflerGravity  Josh Dryk: Restless Delusions  Amanda Hernandez: Last of the Living

TWU MFA Photography student Claire Warden was named one of the Top 20 for Emerging Focus at Photo L.A. Her work was selected by jurors Brian Clamp, Susan Spiritus, Peter Frank and Ken Gonzales-Day. Her work will be on display from January 16 to 19th.

The TWU Visual Arts Faculty juried work of current MA and MFA Drawing and Painting students to participating in a group show at 500 X Gallery. Also included in the exhibition are artists: Diane Durant, Bernardo Cantu, Jeff Gibbons, Timothy Harding and Devon Nowlin. The opening reception is January 11th from 7-10 pm.

TWU MFA Drawing and Painting student Allison Proulx is participating in a POP UP show at First Street Gallery in New York City. The exhibition includes a broad spectrum of contemporary practices by painters, sculptors, and installation artists. The show is up for three days with a reception on Thursday, January 23 from 6-8pm.


TWU Visual Arts students Lindsey Dunnagan and Julia Pease have been chosen by Jackie MacLelland, exhibition juror, for the Visual Arts Society of Texas 8th Annual "125 Mile Visual Arts Exhibition".  The public reception is on January 17, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. 

TWU MFA Drawing and Painting student Nathan Madrid is selected for Ground Floor Gallery's juried exhibition, "Conditionally Human" juried by Libby Rowe.

TWU alumni Elva Salinas is a winner in the EN FOCO New Works Photography Fellowship Awards #17.

TWU MFA Ceramics student Anastasia Gabriel is included in a national juried exhibition "Clay 2013"at Firehouse Art Center Gallery.

TWU MFA Photography student Kalee Appleton is included in a curated exhibition at Susquehanna University's Lore Degenstein Gallery

TWU BFA Photography student Heather Ross' image "Touch Tone" is included in exhibition at Darkroom Gallery in Vermont.

TWU alumni Elva Salinas is a winner for the EN FOCO New Works #17 Photography Fellowship Awards. EN FOCO is a non-profit organization dedicated to cultural diversity in photography.  Out of hundreds of entries, Elva is one of five chosen for this prestigious award. Congratulations Elva!

Drawing and Painting MA, Jenna Murray is exhibiting a sculpture in the annual exhibition honoring the Day of the Dead.  The exhibit is at the Bathhouse Cultural Center.

Shawn Saumell has been nominated by Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, Texas to be one of twelve artists in Texas featured in the "Rising Star" exhibition at Turner House Gallery. Twelve galleries in Dallas nominated one artist each, who has previously not had gallery representation, to be included in the show. Turner House Gallery is located in Oak Cliff, Dallas, Texas. Congratulations Shawn!

Elva Salinas has secured an adjunct position teaching at the Art Institute / San Antonio and a full time position at BASIS Charter School in San Antonio. She will be the Visual Arts Teacher for 6th, 7th and 8th grades. Congratulations Elva! 

Angelia Ford was voted Artist of the Year for 2012/2013 by the Visual Arts Society of Texas. Her large scale portraits in graphite were the works that were considered.

TWU Sculpture Students Exhibiting in Summoned Cast Metal Sculpture at KSpace Contemporary May 3-June 21 2013

These students were selected by the juror-Jack Gron, professor and chair TAMU-Corpus
Students from TWU who were juried into the show include:
Cherish Abel
Sheryl David
Anastasia Gabriel

Graduate Kim Brewer interview on Art This Week/Red Arrow Contemporary Collaboration-"The Best"

Art This Week presents a special series of seven interviews made in collaboration with Red Arrow Contemporary Gallery in Dallas. This interview includes TWU graduate Kim Brewer. Click here for the interview.

2013 Spring Graduating Exhibitions

April 23-27
East / BFA - Graphic Design /
Margolee de los Santos, Jaunita Francis & Whitney Greiner
West / BFA - Photography /
Ellie Alonzo, Vanessa Lynch & Brett Shepler
Saturday, April 27, 7-9pm

April 30 - May 4
East / BFA - Painting /
Irma Cardoza & Heather Magnani
West / BFA - Ceramics /
Julie Greer, BFA Painting / Karyn Sawers & Grace Ann Arnold
Friday, May 3, 5-9pm

May 7-11
West / MFA -Photography / Elva Salinas
Reception: Friday, May 10, 5:30-9pm

010 Voting Results

Angelia Ford & Kim Brewer – There but for the Grace of God

Graduate Art Painters – All Together Now

Lisa Tremaine – Fragile Forms

Candace Heimdal – Connectivity

Amanda Amaral – Grey Lady

Sheryl David – Evocative Configuration

Aisha Sims – Methodical Abstraction

Graduate Student Open Studios

Graduate Student Open Studios
April 16

Patio Building
1330 Oakland Street, Denton, TX 76201
(Corner of Oakland St. and 3rd St.)

The Department of Visual Arts / Graduate Program at Texas Woman's University open their studios to showcase works of art from the Ceramics, Graphic Design, Painting, Photography, and Sculpture programs.
Studios will be open from 11am to 2pm with lunch available!

Free and Open to the Public
Culture Card Event
For more information
Vance Wingate / 940-898-2533

Katie Murray Master of Arts Painting Exhibition: "The Candid Portrait"

The Candid Portrait
Master of Arts / Painting Exhibition

Katie Murray
Saturday, April 20th, 2013 / 6-10pm
215 South Main Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76104

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:

Voertman’s Student Art Competition

April 5 to April 17
Opening Reception & Award Ceremony: Tuesday, April 9, 4:00-6:00PM

Spring 2013 Voertman’s Juried Student Exhibition Awards

Juror is Andrea Karnes, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.

There were 178 entries in all media.

This years exhibition has Undergraduate and Graduate work in separate galleries, the Undergraduate work is in the East Gallery and Graduate work in the West Gallery.

34 pieces of graduate student work was chosen.

58 pieces of undergraduate student work was chosen.

The Undergraduate Awards provided by Voertman’s Bookstore.

Voertman's Fifth Award / Shannon Van Pelt / for ‘Untitled’ Ceramics

Voertman's Fourth Award / Sheryl David / for ‘The Words I Could Not Say’ Photography

Voertman's Third Award / Travis Francis / for ‘Beneath the Frame’ Handmade Book.

Voertman's Second Award / Amanda Amaral / for ‘As It Was / As It Is’ Mixed Media Photography

Voertman's First Award / Cliff Caster / for ‘Battle of the Towers’ Graphic Design

The Graduate Awards provided by an anonymous donor in the memory of our past Chair, John Weinkein.

The John Weinkein Distinction in the Visual Arts Awards.

Weinkein Fifth Award / Lindsey Dunnagan / ‘2 Years & 3 Months’ Watercolor on board.

Weinkein Fourth Award / Angelia Ford / ‘I Get That A Lot’ Graphite on paper drawing

Weinkein Third Award / Lindsey Jones / ‘Perfection’ Mixed media Graphic Design

Weinkein Second Award / Glen Rust / ‘Porcelain Trash’ Mixed media sculpture

Weinkein First Award / Elizabeth Head-Fischer / ‘Ex-Prom Queen’ Mixed Media Ceramics

TWU Department of Visual Arts Graduate Student included in Juried Group show at Red Arrow Contemporary Gallery

TWU Department of Visual Arts graduate student, Kim Brewer, has been chosen to represent TWU in an art exhibition at Red Arrow Contemporary Gallery in Dallas, Texas. The exhibition will be April 6 to May 11, 2013 at Red Arrow, which is located at 1130 Dragon St. Suite 110  Dallas, TX  75207.
Erin and Elissa Stafford are co-owners of the contemporary art space in the Design District in Dallas, which has been open for a year. Earlier this month they visited studios of selected graduate students at TWU and selected Ms. Brewer’s work for the exhibition. There is one artist included from each of the graduate programs at Southern Methodist University, University of Dallas, University of North Texas, University of Texas/Arlington, University of Texas/Dallas, Texas Christian University and Texas Woman’s University.
 There will be an opening reception on April 6th, at the gallery for the artists and guests. The online art interview magazine “Art This Week” is also doing interviews with the artists and have visited TWU to interview Kim in her studio about her work and in the departments papermaking lab demonstrating her process of creating the work chosen.
The gallery website has more information at:
If you would like images of the work chosen or more information on Kim Brewer, please contact the Department of Visual Arts Gallery Coordinator, Vance Wingate, at:<>, or 940-898-2533.

TWU Students and Faculty in Merging Visions Exhibit

The sixth annual Merging Visions Exhibit opens on April 1, 2013 at all three branches of the Denton Public Library. It will remain open through May 17 with a reception on Saturday, April 6, 3-5pm at the South Branch Library.

This year’s exhibit is comprised of fifty pairs of art and poetry. Twenty-two poets from the Denton Poets’ Assembly have contributed original poetry. They have paired their writings with thirty-seven different VAST (Visual Arts Society of Texas) artists, whose works were produced using various media. A brochure identifying the location of each piece will be offered. The participating Artists include TWU's Karyn Sawers, Laurie McLeen, Gayle Cope, Bailey K. Chapman, Jenna Murray, Allison Proulx, and Dr. John Calabrese. For more info, visit the website.

TWU Grads Shine at the Plano 125 Art Show.

Congratulations to Lisa Tremaine and Shervin Haei won 2nd. Katie Murray took honorable mention.

TWU Arts Triangle

Waking Tour arts-triangle THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2013, 5:00 - 7:00 PM Artwork, Dance, Drama, Music Performances Explore the spaces where the arts happen at TWU. Free tour begins at Hubbard Hall and ends with a reception at the Redbud Theater Lobby. More Info.

Art 5653 Creative Photography (Research Summit)

Texas Woman’s University Photography Department
April 2, 2013 / 1-4:00 pm
April 9, 2013 / 1-3:00 pm

Please join the graduate photography students for two afternoons of enlightenment and inspiration as they discuss and demonstrate creative research techniques in their areas of expertise related to photography. Lecture/demonstrations each last 30-minutes and are free and open to all students.

TWU students accepted in 500X juried Expo 2013

Congratulations to our TWU students who were accepted into the show!
Kalee Appleton / MFA Photography, Bailey Chapman / MFA Painting, Allison Jarek / MFA Photography, Gary McCoy / MFA Photography, Katie Murray / MA Painting, Kristina Smith / MFA Photography
Reception: Saturday, February 16, 7-10pm. More information: 500X Gallery /

Lindsey Dunnagan / Painting MFA

TWU Painting MFA Lindsey Dunnagan's solo show "Mapping New Worlds", presented by The Rockport Center for the Arts, is on display for the month of February. Reception is February 2, 5-7pm at 902 Navigation Circle, Rockport, Texas. Showcard

Bailey Chapman "Moving Forward In Reverse"

010 Gallery, Student Union Lower Level "Moving Forward In Reverse" March 4th-22nd
Opening reception is March 5th, 5:00-7:00pm
More info.

Angela Ford/MFA Painting 1st place winner of VAST February 2013 Mini Show

Congratulations to Angela Ford who won 1st place, Artist of the Month in the VAST February 2013 Mini Show. Angela is shown holding her graphite artwork "Untitled".

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.

Emerging artists experiment with materials and metaphors at national Ceramics conference

Anastasia Gabriel and Elizabeth Head-Fischer featured on

gabriel_fischerAnastasia Gabriel and Elizabeth Head-Fischer’s A Walk in the Park is a hands-on project where you can join in with molds, or by hand-sculpting pieces of nature-inspired debris to add to the growing forest floor and fallen logs. (Does anyone else suddenly find themselves remembering “Fred Penner’s Place“ on PBS?) And don’t worry—a bucket and sponge is set up at the table for you to wash your hands afterward.

Read the full article

Anastasia Gabriel installation piece at the Glassell School of Art.

Anastasia's piece is part of the NCECA National Juried Exhibition.
More info.

TWU students accepted in NCECA 2013
National Student Juried Exhibition

TWU graduate students Anastasia Gabriel / MFA Ceramics and Elizabeth Head-Fischer / MFA Ceramics were accepted into the NCECA's graduate exhibition for the 2013 National Student Juried Exhibition. For more info visit

Jenna Murray/MFA Painting accepted into Stars of Texas and Brownwood Art Association 2013 Salon

TWU student Jenna Murray/MFA Painting has had work accepted into the Stars of Texas Juried Exhibit and the Brownwood Art Association 2013 Salon.

Anastasia Gabriel / MFA Ceramics and Elizabeth Head-Fischer / MFA Ceramics selected for NCECA 2013 Projects Space

Anastasia Gabriel and Elizabeth Head-Fischer / MFA Ceramics have been selected to participate in the NCECA 2013 Projects Space

Kristina Smith / MFA Photography accepted in PhotoPlace Gallery Exhibition

Photo MFA Kristina Smith was accepted into the exhibition Lines: Walked and Crossed and Otherwise at PhotoPlace Gallery in Middlebury, VT. The show will be January 29 - February 23, 2013.

TWU students accepted in Rockport Center for the Arts' 2013 Rising Eyes of Texas

TWU Students Ange Ford / MFA Painting, Allison Proulx / MFA Painting, and Kalee Appleton / MFA Photography have been accepted in Rockport Center for the Arts' 2013 Rising Eyes of Texas. The exhibition dates are March 16 - April 6, 2013 and the opening reception will be on Saturday, March 16, 2013.

TWU Alumni Featured Artists!

Arthur Fields & Morgan Ford / MFA Photography, are featured on the website TICKA / Their work was chosen as one of three artists to be featured in the online gallery for the month. Congratulations Arthur and Morgan! FACULTY NEWS - Photography Faculty Susan Kae Grant is featured on the cover of Adore Noir magazine "Issue 11" along with an 18 page featured article on her work. The issue is now available for download at

TWU Visual Arts Students in 'New Crop: 500X College Expo'

Amanda Amaral (BFA Photography), Sheryl David (BFA Sculpture), Ashley Kauschinger (MFA Photography), Glen Rust (MA Sculpture), Kristina Smith (MFA Photography) and Lisa Tremaine (BFA Painting) have been accepted into the annual 500X College Expo at 500X Gallery in Dallas, Texas. The exhibition was curated by Barry Whistler (Barry Whistler Gallery) and Allison Smith (professional photographer). The exhibition opens October 6, 7-10pm with a reception for the artists and runs through October 20th. For more information on the gallery and exhibition, please go to:

TWU Student work in Día De Los Muertos Miniweek

Irma Cardoza / BFA Painting and Jenna Murray / MFA Painting have work in the upcoming Día De Los Muertos Miniweek at the Latino Cultural Center in Dallas. Info at:

TWU Student Jessica Reddin
Finalist in the 2012 Silk Cut Awards

Jessica Reddin has been selected as a Finalist in the 2012 Silk Cut Awards. Her work has been donated to the Silk Cut Gallery and will become a part of their permanent collection. Find out more about the Silk Cut Awards

Allison Proulx Work in Third Coast National Exhibition

Allison Proulx, MFA Painting, is included in the Third Coast National Exhibition at K Space Contemporary in Corpus Christi, Texas. Christina Rees, Director of Fort Worth Contemporary Gallery is the juror. For more information: Third Coast National. Congratulations Allison!

Angelia Ford 'Catalyst: Stories from the Homeless' at 010 Gallery/October 2012

Angelia Ford, MFA Painting, will be featured in the 010 Gallery / Lower Level of the Student Union, September 10 to 21, 2012. There will be a reception for the artist on Wednesday, September 12, 4-6pm at TWU / 010 Gallery, Bell & Administration Drive, Denton, TX. Congratulations Ange!

TWU Students Win Awards at VAST Member Exhibition
June 2012

Visual Art Society of Texas /
Best of Show / Allison Proulx - MFA Painting & Drawing
First Place / Kristina Smith - MFA Photography
Third Place / Elva Salinas - MFA Photography
Third Place / Lori Maclean - MFA Painting & Drawing
VAST Merit Award II / Barbara Core - MFA Painting & Drawing
Merchandise Award / Gail Cope - MFA Painting & Drawing

Other students and faculty were included in the exhibition, Dr. John Calabrese, Professor of Art History; Kalee Appleton, MFA- Photography and Karyn Sawers, BFA Painting & Drawing.

Congratulations to everyone!

PHOTOGRAPHY - Recent & Future Exhibitions and Publications:

  • 2012 Visual Arts Society of Texas / 44th Annual Visual Arts Exhibition, Meadows Gallery Center for the Visual Arts, Denton, Texas, April 2012 (included works by Kalee Appleton and Kristina Smith: Second Place Award Recipient)
  • will publish a feature on Ashley Kauschinger's Hot Skin by Sally Ashley-Cound May 18.
  • Plastic Fantastic III, LightBox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, OR Juried by Susan Burnstine (includes works by Ashley Kauschinger).
  • PhotoPlace Open, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT Juried by Kyohei Abe, Director, Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography (includes works by Ashley Kauschinger and Danielle Khoury).
  • Portfolio Showcase, The Kiernan Gallery, Lexington, VA Juried by Dan Estabrook (includes works by Ashley Kauschinger)


STUDENT NEWS - Katelyn Osborne was awarded the Southwest Airlines Infinite Possibilities Design Internship for Spring 2012. Over 5,000 resumes were reviewed for just over 60 open internships – including only one opening for graphic design.

STUDENT NEWS - Nitashia Johnson has been selected as a camp instructor for the French Woods Festival Arts Summer Camp in Hancock, New York for Summer 2012.

STUDENT NEWS - Graduate student Barbara Pennington’s photograph was selected as a Finalist in Photographer's Forum magazine's 31st Annual Spring Photography Contest.

STUDENT NEWS - Stephen Platt created the winning t-shirt design for the newly opened Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers in Denton.


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