Exhibition Opportunity

Artist call for entries Ode to Tinseltown


Creating art isn’t always done by conventional means nor with conventional materials. The challenge becomes strategizing and synthesizing the disorder that is unavoidable when combining varying mediums. In this call for entries we want to see your mixed media artworks.

Calls are open to all local, domestic, national and international professional and amateur artists. All art mediums will be considered in this call for submissions, from photography, wall sculpture, fabric, mixed media, all paintings and drawings including, oil, acrylic, pastels, ink, graphite, etc. Sizes up to 12 feet are acceptable. Work must be able to be hung on a wall to be considered for the live exhibition. Freestanding 3D artworks will be displayed online only.

We are now accepting video and poetry entries for online shows. Accepted entries for this online exhibition will be judged again in the coming months for a collective live exhibition at our Los Angeles gallery. The artists will be asked if they wish to submit their artwork for the collective exhibition, which is not a requirement to being a part of the online exhibition.


Cost: $35 for 3 entries, $5 for additional entries. All submissions must represent the actual artwork as closely as possible. If your work is misrepresented in any way– meaning the picture diverges greatly from what the work actually looks like in color, shape, or dimensions etc., we reserve the right to refuse to hang the artwork if it should be chosen for a live show.

Here are some past show submissions if you are interested in this show.

Linus Galleries is located in Los Angeles. This seems that it would be a fun an interesting show. They have other shows coming up too! Check them out! Get your work out there.


Visiting Artist lecture – Adam Neese, Thursday September 18

The Department of Fine Arts is pleased to announce the first visiting artist lecture of the 2014 semester.  Photographer and artist Adam Neese will be presenting his work on  Thursday, September 18th at noon in FA room 103 (workshop theater).  Adam’s work is featured in the current gallery exhibit From the Faraway Nearby.

Adam Neese was raised in Grapevine, TX, halfway between Dallas and Fort Worth. His photographic works explore the relationship between memory and image; challenging the assumed notion of photograph as a factual document. Adam’s work has been exhibited throughout the US and abroad, including at The Rourke Art Museum (MN,) Louisiana Tech University, and De Fotohal (Amsterdam.) Adam holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a Master of Fine Arts from The University of North Texas where he currently teaches photography.

More about his work can be seen here:  adambneese.com

Christian and Friends, Heritage Rd.

Christian and Friends, Heritage Rd.

New York Trip tid bit


On 9-9 a meeting was held for those interested in the trip to New York for spring break. Not everything is set in stone but plans are being made. The Art Students will be traveling with the Theatre Students, the contact for Art is Chris Ireland.  The trip is set for March 11-15 of 2015. The cost is planned to stay between $1,000-$1,200 per person (plus extra$ for museum trips, food etc)!!!! This seems to be super reasonable for a great experience!!! A deposit is due by October 15 of $350. This is to lock in the plane tickets. Once everyone that would like to go turns in the deposit a better idea on the number of attendees will be determined so a hotel will be easier to set up. After Oct. 15 another meeting will be held to determine who is going and who may be bunking with who.

There was a pretty good turn out for the meeting but be sure and contact Ireland (ireland@tarleton.edu) to be included on the e-mail list. Join us for this trip it is sure to be an amazing time!!!!

Job Opportunity with Student Publications

Student Publications is hiring for the position of Video Assistant!

Apply online at:   http://www.tarleton.edu/studentpublications/employment.html​


No experience is required!

Job Description:

•Directing/Producing Videos for Student Publications

•Editing of raw video footage


•Script Writing/Storyboarding

•Filming of life events



It is good to know editing programs: Premiere Pro, After Effects, Encore, and iMovie. (it is not required to know them)

New York City Informational meeting 9/9 at 4pm


We will be having an info meeting concerning the field trip to New York City this spring break in 2015. It will be this Tuesday 9/9, at 4pm, in the workshop theater. If you wanna know more about what the cost is, what you need to sign up, and what we will be doing, then come down to the meeting. If you can’t make it to the meeting, contact Mr. Ireland (ireland@tarleton.edu) to get in on the info.

The Great Discontent

The Great Discontent

As an artist (or an individual finding their place as an artist) it is helpful to hear about other artists’ journeys. I myself have a creepish need to read about other artists. This may be because I am looking for a piece of me in their story that will then allow me to believe that I am on the right track. So one of the places I get my artist inspiration fix is The Great Discontent. The website was created by a couple based in New York. They interview different artists around the US (and some outside). They are not specific on the type of artist really just someone that is inspirational and doing some great things to contribute to the art world today. They recently printed their first magazine which includes some extra interview questions from previous interviewed artists and some new ones. They also have some other cool things for sale here.

Something that I really enjoy about their interviews is that it seems as if they are just sitting down with a friend and seeing how they are doing. This is a great skill to have! They are able to capture the reader’s interest. One of the most interesting details about The Great Discontent is how they received their name… by thriving in the thought of not ever being content (some paraphrasing there, but a great concept). The last thing that really captures me personally is their risk taking abilities. They recently quit their jobs to pursue this project full time which is very respectable. I also believe that each interview must involve some sort of risk….catching the right artist, making the best connection and then producing a great read for their audience…..Let’s just say I like risky business and absolutely enjoy seeing others succeed in their risks.

A few of my favorite interviews include:

Sara Blake

Merlin Mann

Elle Luna

Helena Price

Debbie Millman

Paul Octavious

That is just a few….check them out and find some of your favorites!!!!!!

Show Opportunity!

The following is an opportunity that ends next week, this is a gallery in Dallas. You can submit up to three works, each costing 10$. This can be a great opportunity to get your work out Check out the info bellow and then find more info here!  Also, there is more info on 500X Gallery here!


500X Gallery

500X EXPO 2014

The 500X EXPO is a juried exhibition open to any artist within Texas.

Artists may enter up to 3 images/videos (including details) for a total submission fee of $30.

Submission deadline: September 15, 2014

This year’s juror is Alison Hearst, the Assistant Curator of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. She was the assistant curator of the exhibition México Inside Out: Themes in Art Since 1990 and conducted an interview with Melanie Smith for the catalogue. Hearst also contributed an essay about abstraction in the 1980s to the catalogue for the upcoming exhibition at the Modern, Urban Theater: New York Art in the 1980s. She recently organized a solo project at the Modern with artist Fred Tomaselli and is working on upcoming projects with Jules de Balincourt and Mario García Torres. Hearst has a bachelor of fine arts degree in art history from the University of North Texas and a master’s degree in art history from Texas Christian University.

Delivery of work is the responsibility of the artist and must be delivered on the designated dates, unless special arrangements are made. Work can be delivered on September 27th or 28th between 2 PM and 5 PM. You will be notified by email or phone if your work is selected.Please do not try to contact anyone if you do not receive any notice.

The opening will be October 4, from 7 – 10 PM

The show runs from October 4 -26