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SOA Faculty Achievements Submitted to the President and
Board of Regents, January – March 2007

Canning's 'Not a Beach Ball'William Cannings, Associate Professor in Sculpture, and spouse, Shannon Cannings , Adjunct Instructor in Foundations, had a 2-person exhibition in January & February at the University Art Gallery at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls.  The exhibition entitled “Under Pressure” included William’s highly chromatic inflated steel sculptures, and Shannon’s colorful paintings of beach balls and water pistols.  William presented a sculpture workshop at Midwestern in conjunction with the exhibition. William was included in the Palm Beach 3 International Art Fair where his “This Is Not a Beach Ball” caused a sensation and was included in a news follow up.  He is one of 20 emerging Texas Artists selected by Rachel Cook of Glasstire for an exhibition which will be presented at the Wichita Falls Art Museum.

Ed Check, Ph.D., Professor of Visual Studies & Art Education, was nominated and selected to serve a four-year term on the editorial board of Studies in Art Education (the top peer-reviewed journal in art education).

Constance Cortez , Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Art History, contributed a “Curatorial Statement” on the artwork of Shreepad Joglekar (2006 MFA in Photography)in Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies (University of Nebraska Press, Volume 27, No 3, 2006) published in January 2007.

Patrizia Costa Frezza, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History, presented a lecture entitled "Approaches to Italian Renaissance Art: the perspective of an art historian working in the USA" at the School of Art at Shandong University in China.  A faculty seminar on Western vs. Eastern methods in the teaching of art history followed the lecture. [ShandongUniversity.bmp shows Costa Frezza in China.]

Janis Elliott, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in Medieval Art History, recently published an article entitled, “La Cappella degli Scrovegni a Padova” in Alpha e Omega: il Giudizio Universale tra Oriente e Occidente, edited by Valentino Pace. Milan: Ultreya, 2006, pp. 216-220.

Carol Flueckiger, Assistant Professor of Art, is a finalist for the Hunting Art Prize ($50,000) sponsored by Hunting PLC, an international oil services company.  She was also  included in a 3-person exhibition entitled Out of the Blue at the Underwood Center for the Arts in Lubbock in January.  Flueckiger has been accepted as the 2007 Paul Hanna Speaker at the TASA (Texas Association of Schools of Art) Conference in Odessa, March 29-31.

Robin Germany , Associate Professor in Photography, was included in five exhibitions in the first three months of this year. Her photographs of the ocean were shown in Out of the Blue at the Louise Underwood Center and featured in the poster and postcard in the Waterways show at UNT in Denton. Her Palimpsest Portrait series was exhibited in a two person show in McAllen at South Texas College where she presented that work in a formal lecture and classroom visits. Her newest botanical photographs were displayed in the Bytes exhibit at Dinnerware Gallery in Tucson AZ, Falling to Earth at Commerce Street Gallery in Houston TX and in a solo show titled A Difficult Nature at the Buddy Holly Center in Lubbock.

Robly Glover, Professor of Jewelry Design & Metals, will have a silver pitcher call Leda included in an exhibition In the Whiteley Silver Galleries of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London entitled 21st Century Silversmiths highlighting new acquisitions of contemporary silver beginning in March.  Leda was acquired by the V&A a year ago.

David Lindsay, Associate Professor in Foundations, will have a very large installation exhibited at the Portland Art Center, in Portland, Oregon in March.  He is also preparing for two residencies and an exhibition that will take place in Italy this summer. 

Terry Morrow , Professor of Drawing and Printmaking, had a drawing accepted into the 31st Bradley International Exhibition to take place at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, during March.

Irma Sizer, Adjunct Instructor, will be a resident in the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, NY , a joint program with the State University College at Brockport, for the month of March. Irma was one of only 6 residents selected from over 100 applicants received. This year, each resident receives $2000. Irma is developing an edition of books and will give a lecture on the 28th.

Caroyln Tate, Ph.D., Professor of Pre-Columbian Art History, participated in a two-part conference of scholars from Europe and the US on “Art History and Anti-Art.” At the first part, held at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts in October 2006, Dr. Tate explored why and how the ancient Olmec of Mexico (1000 BC) destroyed their own monuments of rulers. For the second part, held at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, she looked at the ancient and modern Maya practice (AD 700 – 2000) of creating elaborate sculptures with the deliberate intention of ritually destroying them after twenty years. Dr. Tate is on Faculty Development Leave in 2007 and is currently a Fellow at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, working on a book on Olmec art.

Von Venhuizen , assistant professor of ceramics, will have five ceramic works exhibited in two exhibitions during the March NCECA conference in Louisville, KY.  The Western Kentucky University Ceramics Invitational was curated by Tom Bartel.  Line to Volume was curated by Brenda Lichman-Barber and is “dedicated to exposing different perspectives on the act of drawing as related to the creation of ceramic objects.  The exhibition will focus on the autographic qualities of the maker transcending from two-dimensions to three dimensions.  The drawings express vitality and immediacy that are an integral process for the ceramic artists in this exhibition.”

Bryan and Jeffrey Wheeler , Adjunct Instructors, are curating Ulterior Motifs 11, to include their work as well as the work of other artists, which will be shown at the Gerald Peters Gallery in Dallas in April and May. Their Ulterior Motifs 10, which showcases work by Robert Rauschenberg, Ed and Nancy Kienholzís, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Peter Saul, Mel Chin, and others will open at the same time at the Arlington Art Museum then travel to Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls where it will be shown at the University Gallery.

Sang-Mi Yoo , Assistant Professor in Foundations and Printmaking, was included in a 3-person exhibition entitled Out of the Blue at the Underwood Center for the Arts in Lubbock in January.


Joe Arredondo , Director of Landmark Arts, provided the essay for an exhibition entitled Journey West:  Tucson to Ajo, presenting the photographs of Tom Kiefer at the Tucson Airport from January through March.  Arredondo presented a talk entitled “Promoting Oneself Professionally” to students and faculty at the Department of Art and Design at Texas State University, San Marcos in early March.

Ryder Richards , Exhibits Preparator & Assistant Curator, Landmark Arts.  had a constructed painting titled  Fire, included in the Expo 2007 juried exhibition at the 500X Gallery in Dallas (Francis Colpitt, juror). He staged a solo exhibition entitled Imagine at the Art Depot in Lubbock in February.