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Tuesday, March 24, 2015


Graduate Open Studio Night at University of North Texas
Oak Street Hall, 1120 W Oak Street, Denton, TX
Thursday, April 2nd, 2015, 5pm – 8pm

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The graduate students at Oak Street Hall, 1120 West Oak Street, Denton, invite the community into their studio spaces. The event will be held from 5pm – 8pm. Graduate Students from the College of Visual Arts & Design will open their individual studio spaces for this one night. There will be artists working work on display for all to enjoy.

The event is free and open to the public.

The facility houses spaces for graduate students in the programs of Ceramics, Drawing & Painting, Photography and Printmaking. Students from programs such as Fibers, Metalsmithing & Jewelry, and Sculpture will also participate by showing work in spaces throughout the building. Some artists will have work for sale.

The event is accompanied by an exhibition reception from 5pm-7pm in the Cora Stafford Gallery, located within Oak Street Hall.

The Graduate Students at UNT are calling on their community to come out and see the fresh, contemporary artwork being made right here in the Denton Community.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces New Artist Microgrant Program for North Texas Artists

New granting program to provide small-sum grants to support the studio practices of local artists

DALLAS, Texas (February 11, 2015) – The Nasher Sculpture Center announces the launch of the Nasher Sculpture Center Artist Microgrants, a program to provide financial support to North Texas artists through the distribution of small-sum grants. The Artist Microgrants are awards that range from $250 to $1000 and are offered to local artists on a twice-annual basis to help further their personal or professional development. The microgrants aim to champion artistic excellence and encourage innovation, collaboration and engagement within the local visual art community. In addition, by bringing in jurors from the international and regional art communities to meet the grant recipients and discuss their work, Nasher Artist Microgrants will help bridge the gap between the North Texas art scene and the world.

“As a cultural center, it is essential that Dallas make an investment in its working artists to help foster and network this ever-growing creative ecosystem,” says Nasher Director Jeremy Strick, “and the Nasher Sculpture Center is proud to aid in the enrichment of this invaluable aspect of our city. We look forward to watching the continued growth of this rich artistic community.”

The jurors for the inaugural granting of Nasher Artists Microgrants are Dallas artists Frances Bagley, Annette Lawrence, and John Pomara and the Chicago-based artist Tony Tasset, as well as Nasher Assistant Curator Leigh Arnold and Nasher Curator of Education Anna Smith.

Local artists are encouraged to submit an application for review by April 3, 2015. Grantee winners will be announced on May 1, 2015.

The Nasher Sculpture Center Artist Microgrants are now accepting submissions from artists currently residing in North Texas (Dallas, Tarrant, Denton, Collin, Hunt, Rockwall, Kaufman, Navarro, Ellis, Johnson, Somervell, Erath, Palo Pinto Hood, Parker or Wise County).

Applications can be found at: http://www.nashersculpturecenter.org/artist-microgrants

Applicants are encouraged to check the Nasher website for further information and future open call dates.

Friday, March 13, 2015

MFA Alumnus Irby Pace: Explosions in the Sky

Galleri Urbane is pleased to announce the second solo exhibition by Galleri artist Irby Pace, Explosions in the Sky. Represented by Galleri Urbane since 2013, Pace’s “Idle Voids” series experienced widespread exposure, from the cover story of the Dallas Observer to coverage in the Huffington Post. What began as a simple idea while completing his MFA in photography at the University of North Texas has successfully come to fruition over the past two years, with works placed in numerous national and international collections.

Explosions in the Sky finds Irby Pace after a residency at the Dallas Arboretum and a trip to the vast landscape of Marfa, Texas. By using crude and readily available sources, Pace experiments with the tension of upwards or outwards movement against the downward force of gravity, creating the illusion of gravity defiance. In a tricky collaboration with nature and the urban environment, he alters the physical space with real floating colorful clouds of smoke, capturing a momentary glimpse of the vacant space. Through his latest photographs, Irby Pace will be sure to offer a view of these environments like never seen before.

Irby Pace received his BFA in Photography from Texas Tech University and an MFA in Photography from the University of North Texas in 2012. He currently is an Assistant Professor in Photography/Video at Troy University in Troy, Alabama. His photography has been featured in Wired Magazine, Ripleys Believe it Or Not, and many other websites, blogs and online magazines. Explosions in the Sky is traveling from the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts in Lubbock, Texas.

There is a reception and preview on March 28, 6-8pm.

Galleri Urbane Marfa + Dallas • 2277 Monitor St. • Dallas, TX 75217 • USA

2015 Summer Workshops with Professor James Thurman

Glass Blowing & Metalworking

May 26 – June 4, 2015
The Glass Furnace
Istanbul, Turkey
No prior experience required!

Creative Connections

August 2 – 14, 2015
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts
Deer Isle, Maine

Scholarships and possible Special Problems credit available. Contact James Thurman as soon as possible to discuss the possibilities: James.Thurman@unt.edu

Thursday, October 30, 2014

UNT Grad Students Finalists in "WINNER TAKES ALL"

Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas
Sunday, November 16 // 5:30 - 8:00 pm


2014 CADD FUNd Finalists!

Tim Best - MFA, studio art, 2014, SMU
Lynne Bowman - 3rd year MFA, photography, UNT
Ellie Ivanova - MFA candidate, photography, UNT
Anansi Knowbody, MFA candidate, SMU
Julie Libersat - MFA candidate, new media, MA candidate, art education, UNT
Fari Rahimi - MFA, sculpture, 2013, UNT

Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas celebrate creativity and community with a Sunday Soup Supper on November 16th at 3015 at Trinity Groves. "CADD FUNd: Winner Takes All", will be a fun, fast-paced evening of sharing innovative ideas about potential artistic projects. The CADD FUNd will make possible a high-impact idea that needs the support of the Dallas-Fort Worth arts community.

The idea for "CADD FUNd: Winner Takes All" was inspired by similar events throughout the United States such as Feast in Brooklyn, Incubate in Chicago and Spread in Santa Fe. Over the past several years, numerous organizations have taken the basic premise of a Sunday soup dinner - collect creative proposals, invite the public to pay, eat, and listen, and then democratically vote for a winner - and adapted it to their own local purposes.

Our six finalists are from a pool of current or previous M.A. or M.F.A. candidate from an institution within 100 miles of Dallas. They were selected by three jurors including: Gabriel Ritter, the Nancy & Tim Hanley Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at Dallas Museum of Art; Judy Deaton, Chief Curator at The Grace Museum; and William Rudolph, Ph.D., The Marie and Hugh Halff Curator of American Art and Mellon Chief Curator at the San Antonio Museum of Art.

During the event the finalists will each present short proposals for original and yet-to-be-realized new projects, audience members will ask questions and then vote for their favorite project. After a short recess to tally the votes, the Winner Takes All!

ALL funds raised by ticket sales will go to the winner!
Tickets are $40.00 per person
Tickets will not be available at the door

purchase TICKETS!

Need more information or have questions?
  • holly @ hollyjohnsongallery . com
  • cohn @ cohndrennancontemporary . com

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Alumna Erika Edwards at the DMA Center for Creative Connections

Erika Edwards
Date: Friday, September 19, 2014 - 07:00pm to 08:00pm
Location: Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N Harwood, Dallas, TX

Erika Edwards, UNT Photography alumna, will teach a workshop at the Dallas Museum of Art's Center for Creative Connections on​ Friday, September 19, 2014.

Late Night Art Bytes: Photoshop Drop-In
7:00–8:00 p.m., Tech Lab, Center for Creative Connections
Drop in to learn about photographer Erika Edwards’ artistic process and experiment with Adobe Photoshop.
Click Here for more information on the DMA 3C.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014