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Jonas Criscoe’s work featured in Expo 2017

Oct. 12, 2017  |  500x Gallery

Jonas Criscoe (B.F.A., Studio Art, 2006) has work in Expo 2017, a juried exhibition at Dallas's 500x Gallery.

Art depicting the interior of a house

Ruth A. Keitz exhibition on view at Fort Worth Community Center

Oct. 12, 2017

Ruth A. Keitz (M.F.A., Art Education, 1970) will showcase "Silent Interiors That Speak" at the Fort Worth Community Art Center. The exhibition opens Nov. 3, with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m., and runs through Nov. 21. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Noah Simblist appointed chair of paint and printmaking at VCU

Oct. 12, 2017

Noah Simblist (Ph.D., Art History, 2015) was appointed chair of the Department of Painting + Printmaking at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Marcia standing in front of three pieces of art hanging on a wall

Marcia Green Santore announces two solo exhibitions this fall

Sep. 28, 2017  |  Marcia Santore

Marcia Green Santore (B.F.A., Studio Art, 1982) has two solo exhibitions this fall. "Pattern in Motion" at the UConn-Stamford Art Gallery is Oct. 28-Nov. 30, and "Inexteriors" at the O'Brien Art Gallery at Roane State Community College, Harriman, is Oct. 16-Dec. 1. In April 2017, Santore curated an exhibition of small abstract work at Twiggs Gallery in New Hampshire.

Geometric shapes made of newsprint

Jonas Criscoe’s work featured in exhibition at GrayDuck Gallery

Aug. 1, 2017  |  The Contemporary Austin

Jonas Criscoe (B.F.A., Studio Art, 2006) has work featured in the Contemporary Austin’s Crit Group Exhibition at GrayDuck Gallery. This group exhibition highlights work by eight compelling local artists who participated in the museum’s seven-month-long Crit Group program. It is on view through Sept. 3.

A portrait of Erica Shamaly

Erica Shamaly joins City of Austin as music and entertainment manager

Jul. 13, 2017  |  Austin Culture Map

Erica Shamaly (B.F.A., Art History 1994; B.A., Studio Art, 1996) was named the music and entertainment manager at the City of Austin’s Economic Development Department.

Henry Smith works on shoes as part of an art exhibition.

Henry Smith selected as MASS Gallery Hotbox Resident Artist

Jul. 13, 2017

Henry Smith (B.F.A., Studio Art, 2017) was named one of MASS Gallery's Hotbox resident artists, Aug. 7 to Sept. 9. The program features a series of multimedia installations and performances.

A tattoo parlor with art on the walls.

Oliva Bransom opens tattoo studio

Jun. 19, 2017

Oliva Bransom (B.F.A., Studio Art, 2012) recently opened Astral View Studios, a tattoo shop in Marble Falls. Her original artwork is on display in the shop, and she is the lead artist and owner.

A work of art by Jonas Criscoe

Jonas Criscoe’s work included in Just Under100 exhibition

Jun. 18, 2017  |  International Print Center New York

Jonas Criscoe (B.F.A., Studio Art, 2006) has work in Just Under100, an international print exhibition curated by Katherine Bradford at the International Print Center New York.

An outdoor shot of an art exhibition opening in Chicago

Marya Spont-Lemus co-leads teen art exhibition with University of Chicago

May. 31, 2017  |  University of Chicago

Marya Spont-Lemus (M.A., Art Education, 2010) co-led the Arts + Public Life’s Teen Arts Council for the 2016-17 school year, taking students through the process of developing a teen-curated exhibition of teen art for a University of Chicago gallery. Photo by Jean Lachat.

Maxine poses for a photo in front of her painting

Maxine Price presents exhibition at Nave Museum

May. 21, 2017  |  Nave Museum

Maxine Price (B.F.A., Art, 1959) will present an exhibition of paintings at the Nave Museum in Victoria through July 19.

a painting created by heartbeats

Radford Thomas to show work at Virginia Tech

Mar. 15, 2017  |  Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Radford Thomas (B.F.A., Art, 1957; Ph.D. 1970) has two paintings included in the exhibition Research in the Abstract: Visual Art Inspired by Scientific Research at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute. The exhibition is on view from April 7 to July 31.

Art with people wearing life jackets

Jonas Criscoe to participate in The Contemporary Austin program Crit Group

Mar. 2, 2017  |  The Contemporary Austin

Jonas Criscoe (B.F.A., Studio Art, 2006) is a participant in this year’s Crit Group program at The Contemporary Austin. The program aims to build a network of critical support for artists dedicated to growing their artistic practices and culminates in a satellite group exhibition at Austin’s grayDUCK gallery in August 2017.

a portrait of Woody Green

Woody Green on his first year at the Dell Medical School

Feb. 1, 2017  |  College of Fine Arts

Woody Green (B.A., Studio Art, 2002) discussed with the College of Fine Arts how his art background serves him as a student the Dell Medical School’s inaugural class.

A vibrant painting of a Texas summer sky.

Gay Gaddis named one of Curator Gallery’s artists of the year

Jan. 11, 2017  |  The Curator Gallery

Gay Gaddis (B.F.A., Studio Art, 1977) was named one of the Curator Gallery’s artists of the year. Her work will be on view at the New York City gallery through Feb. 18. Photo of Gaddis's painting Sizzling Summer.

Kathryn St. Clair painting of a river

Kathryn St. Clair commissioned by U.S. Forest Service for piece in permanent collection

Dec. 15, 2016  |  Artiszen

United States Forest Service commissioned a painting from Kathryn St. Clair (B.F.A., Studio Art, 1993) to be a part of Forest Service Permanent Art Collection. Her commissioned painting, along with several other of her pieces, was included in the exhibition, Wild Places in Urban Spaces, in fall 2016 in Vallejo, California. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Re-Nourish Book Cover

Eric Benson publishes book for graphic designers

Dec. 5, 2016  |  Re-Nourish

Eric Benson (M.F.A., Design, 2006) published the book Design to Renourish (CRC Press) this fall. The book is for graphic designers and helps to integrate sustainability into their workflow through a design process called systems thinking. This process asks the graphic designer to approach a design problem by being more informed and aware of and influenced by the impacts that material and vendor choices have on one another, the planet and consequently on people. 

Michael Gillespie paints outdoors

Michael Gillespie completes a commissioned portrait

Nov. 17, 2016

Michael Gillespie (B.F.A., Art Education, 1983) completed a commissioned portrait of Ray and Nancy Ann Hunt of Hunt Oil Co., in Dallas. Photo by Donna Gillespie.

David and Rachel Wyatt celebrate business’s 10th anniversary

Nov. 17, 2016  |  Wyatt Brand

David Wyatt (B.A., Studio Art, 1995) and Rachel Wyatt (B.J. 2000, M.A., Visual Journalism, 2004) celebrated the 10th anniversary of Wyatt Brand, a marketing agency specializing in the arts. 

Michael Wellen sits in front of a floral wall

Michael Wellen appointed international art curator at Tate

Oct. 30, 2016  |  Tate

Michael Wellen (M.A. 2005; Ph.D., Art History, 2012) was appointed as the curator of international art at the Tate Modern in London, where he will focus on further developing the Latin American art representation in the Tate’s collection and exhibition program. Photo by Will Michels.