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Alumni Notes [Spring 2009]

The Ryder Jon Piotrs Nomadic Gallery, organized by PIOTR CHIZINSKI (2007 BFA Sculpture), RYDER RICHARDS (2001 BFA Painting), and JONATHAN WHITFILL (2006 MFA Sculpture) all of Lubbock), are sponsoring a ceramics exhibition to be juried by John Balistreri, Professor of Ceramics at Bowling Green State University. Entitled Room for Eleven, the exhibition will be presented in the Nomadic Gallery at the 2009 NCECA Conference in Phoenix, AZ in March. The exhibition will subsequently travel to the San Angelo Museum of Art during the April San Angelo Ceramic Invitational. As the title of the exhibition suggests, only eleven ceramic works/artists will be selected for the exhibition. Deadline for application is February 23rd.

PIOTR CHIZINSKI (2007 BFA Sculpture/Photography, Lubbock) has had two of his recent “living room social status” photographs acquired by the Center for the Study of Inequality at Cornell University, Ithica. A group of these photographs will be included in a group exhibition at The Center for Digital Art in Los Angeles later this year.

WESLEY HARVEY (2007 MFA Ceramics, San Antonio) and MARIE WEICHMAN (2000 MFA CERAMICS, Bremerton, WA) are both included in an exhibition entitled What the Future May Hold: Artists Consider the Post-Bush World at Santa Fe Clay beginning January 23rd through February.

JOHN ROOF (1974 BFA Painting, Staples, TX) has had three paintings accepted by juror Rene Barilleau, Chief Curator of Contemporary Art at the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, into the LSU National 20 x 20 x 20 exhibition in Baton Rouge. Roof had artwork juried into the 500X Gallery EXPO 2009 on exhibition in Dallas through February 1. The exhibition was juried by Gavin Morrison, Curator of the Fort Worth Contemporary Art Gallery affiliated with TCU.

COLLEEN SISNEROS (who received her BA in Art History in December) has been accepted into the MA Program in History at TTU.

Alumni of the TTU School of Art are invited to e-mail us soa.alumni@ttu.edu short items of recent activities, exhibitions, or other successes to be posted on this webpage.  Please be sure to include the years at TTU in which area of study or the year a degree was received and in which area of specialization.  You can also use the UPDATE YOUR INFORMATION form found at the ALUMNI tab of the School of Art website.