Study Abroad Mini Fair this Thursday 2/26 11am-2pm in TSC Ballrooms

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Now Showing in TSU Gallery – Video artist Sarah Paul

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The Department of Fine Arts at Tarleton State University will present an exhibition entitled Slow Grease, by multimedia artist Sarah Paul. The exhibition will be on view weekdays in the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Gallery, February 17th to March 21st 2014.

Sarah Paul is a cross disciplinary artist focusing on the intersection of popular culture, fine art and social action. She strives to balance sociopolitical content with compelling visual structure. Her videos, installations and performances integrate infectious vocal melody, luscious moving images, humor, and maximal theatrical spectacle. Most of her work derives from an outrageous narrative that she has concocted in order to explore a marginalized subject. She is always rooting for the underdog. In the past she has supported such underdogs as fat ladies, gender queers, and the mentally ill. At the moment, her underdog is Cleveland, the place where she lives and works.

Sarah Paul is currently serving as chair of the Digital Arts Department at the Cleveland Institute of Art. She received her MFA from the University of New York at Buffalo, NY in 2007. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of New York at Albany. Recent exhibitions include the 7th Annual Women’s Caucus for Art International Video Shorts Festival in New York, NY, and the traveling exhibition Goodnight Cleveland: A Little Miss Cleveland Bus Tour, which exhibited in Cleveland, OH, Detroit, MI, and Buffalo, NY.

Job Oppurtunity – Tarleton IT Department is seeking student workers

The IT department is seeking student workers.  This position is NOT being advertised on Hire A Texan, so if you are interested please contact Professor Ireland, or you may submit your resume to IT manager Stephen Wilson (wilson@tarleton.edu)  in the IT Building.  The IT department is looking for students who are interested in computers, how they work, and have the people skills and the work ethic to handle the service aspect of the job.  He does not expect you to be an IT major or be a total expert, and he is happy to teach needed skills and allow you to learn on the job, as long as you show a good work ethic.  I can tell you from experience there is nothing better on your resume than being able to say you have experience in customer service and tech support, because everyone likes having one of those guys/girls around in the workplace.

Your Shot

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Long time no talk, I know!!! I don’t know about you guys but this semester has been a busy and productive one!

Well, if you have taken the photojournalism class at TSU then you already know about National Geographic’s Your Shot….if not then you should check this out. It is free to enter….so NO EXCUSES. Every two weeks or so they have assignments with different themes and you can submit your photo. There are different judges each time and they give tips and such for the theme. Thousands of people enter, but this is great practice and encourages you to pick up the camera each week. Here are the upcoming assignments.

CADD

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This past weekend I was introduced to a cool organization in Dallas called CADD. CADD is the Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas. CADD’s mission statement is:

Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas (CADD) is a non-profit membership organization of galleries formed in 2006 for the purpose of promoting the advancement of contemporary art on all levels. CADD’s members function as an important component of the Dallas art community, providing the means by which artists reach their public and collectors gain access to works of art.

Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas (CADD) includes the city’s foremost contemporary dealers who are experienced and knowledgeable in their field. Member galleries are committed to represent the highest standards of contemporary art, while recognizing the importance of integrity and responsibility in working with artists, collectors, museum professionals, and the cultural community of Dallas.

Membership to Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas (CADD) is by invitation after consultation with the entire membership. To qualify, a gallery must demonstrate professionalism and good standing among colleagues in their field and contribute to the cultural life of the Dallas community.

There are several galleries that make up CADD:

Circuit 12

Conduit Gallery

Craighead Green Gallery

Cris Worley Fine Arts

Cohn Drennan Contemporary

Galleri Urbane Marfa+Dallas

Holly Johnson Gallery

Kirk Hopper Fine Art

PDNB Gallery

Ro2 Art

The Public Trust

Valley House Gallery and Sculpture Garden

500x Gallery

So head on over to CADD’s site and check out these galleries. Go ahead…you may find inspiration or even an opportunity. You just need to get out there!

(brandieNsmith)

Exhibition Opportunities

The Center for Fine Art Phography is currently accepting works for two upcoming shows…..

 

The first is dealing with Landscapes:

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THEME | Landscapes

We welcome all artist interpretations on this theme. All capture types and photographic processes are welcome.

 

JUROR | Chantel Paul

Chantel Paul is the Assistant Curator at the Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) in San Diego, CA. She has curated a number exhibitions at MOPA including Unusual Suspects: The Paintings and Photograph of Holly Roberts (2012), Staking Claim: A California Invitational (2013), which included an accompanying catalog, After Ansel Adams (2014). Chantel also co-curated the exhibition Streetwise: Masters of 60s Photography (2011).

 

HONORS | AWARDS

With selection for this exhibition, the artists are invited to join C4FAP on the reception weekend for review with the juror, Chantel Paul, and the Executive Director, Hamidah Glasgow. There will also be a group portfolio share and an artists’ lunch at C4FAP. An international audience of collectors, curators, art consultants and other advocates of fine art photography will view the chosen artist’s work throughout the exhibition. Each participant is included in the Center’s Main Gallery exhibition in Fort Collins, Colorado and Online Gallery exhibition. In order to be included in the online gallery or to receive an award, you must provide a professionally printed and framed/mounted image for gallery exhibition.

Juror’s Selection: $500.00
Director’s Selection: $250.00
Two LiveBooks Website Awards: Valued at $399 from liveBooks
Honorable Mention Awards: 2 year membership and image submission to a Call for Entry at C4FAP.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Entries Due |  February 11th, 2015
Notice Of Acceptance | February 27th 2015
Exhibition Dates | June 5th – July 18th, 2015
Public + Artists’ Reception | June 5th, 6-8 pm

 

SUBMISSION | ENTRY FEE

MEMBERS | $24 for the first three images.
NON-MEMBERS |  $38 for the first three images.
ADDITIONAL IMAGES may be submitted for $8 each for members and $10 each for non-members. There is no limit to the number of images that may be submitted. Applicants signing up for membership at the time they submit will receive the automatic discounted entry fee.Note: Images selected by jurors for exhibition at the Center in the previous 12 months are NOT eligible. Images previously submitted but not yet selected for exhibition may be resubmitted.

 


 

 

The second is dealing with black and white photography:

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THEME | Black & White

We welcome all artist interpretations on this theme. All capture types and photographic processes are eligible to submit.

 

JUROR | Roy L. Flukinger

As Senior Research Curator of Photography at the Harry Ransom Center, Flukinger assists in the development, administration and application of the collections. He has and continues to lecture and publish extensively in such fields as regional, cultural and contemporary photography, and the history of art and photography. He has produced nearly 50 exhibitions ranging from classical photohistory to contemporary photography, and from photographers’ retrospectives to American/regional/Texas photography. He serves as juror, reviewer and evaluator for contemporary photographic events, institutions and support organizations, as well as aiding in the development and expansion of the Photography Department. Flukinger serves as liaison for the department with fellow professionals worldwide throughout the field of photography.

 

HONORS | AWARDS

With selection for this exhibition, the artists are invited to join C4FAP on the reception weekend for review with the juror, Roy L. Flukinger, and the Executive Director, Hamidah Glasgow. There will also be a group portfolio share and an artists’ lunch at C4FAP. An international audience of collectors, curators, art consultants and other advocates of fine art photography will view the chosen artist’s work throughout the exhibition. Each participant is included in the Center’s Main Gallery exhibition in Fort Collins, Colorado and Online Gallery exhibition. In order to be included in the online gallery or to receive an award, you must provide a professionally printed and framed/mounted image for gallery exhibition.

 

Juror’s Selection: $500.00

Director’s Selection: $250.00

Two LiveBooks Website Awards: Valued at $399 from liveBooks

Honorable Mention Awards: 2 year membership and image submission to a Call for Entry at C4FAP.

 

SUBMISSION | ENTRY FEE

MEMBERS | $24 for the three images.

NON-MEMBERS |  $38 for the first three images.

ADDITIONAL IMAGES may be submitted for $8 each for members and $10 each for non-members. There is no limit to the number of images that may be submitted. Applicants signing up for membership at the time they submit will receive the automatic discounted entry fee.

Note: Images selected by jurors for exhibition at the Center in the previous 12 months are NOT eligible. Images previously submitted but not yet selected for exhibition may be resubmitted.

 


Here is more info on the Landscape show and the Black and White show. I have posted opportunities from this gallery before but check out their website. I know it is frustrating to be paying to submit your work but this cash really helps these galleries. So, instead of purchasing that new video game or new pair of shoes or splurging on something else, make an investment in your work….I know it is easier said then done, but give it a try!

(brandieNsmith)

Oppurtunity: Diversity office T shirt design

The Tarleton Office of Diversity and Inclusion is in need of an updated T-Shirt design for students and the office.  Tarleton digital media BFA grad Lewis Straughter (2013) designed the previous logo and the office is looking for a change.  If you are interested please contact Professor Ireland or you can contact Dr. Lora Helvie-Mason at the diversity office and send them your work.  Tarleton Digital Media has worked with the Diversity office previously on the No H8 campaign and the Diversity Art Exhibition, and will continue to be a partner in the future.