Texas Tech University :: School Of Art

Faculty and Staff Achievements, January – March, 2008


CHRISTIE BLIZARD, assistant professor in painting & drawing, had a solo exhibition, entitled Incantations,  at SOHO20 Chelsea Gallery in New York City in February.  Her work was also included in two group exhibitions:  22nd International Juried Show (February thru March) at the Viscual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit (Juror: Carter Foster, Curator at Whitney Museum of Art) and positivenegative 23 (January and February) at the Slocumb Galleries of East Tennessee State University, Johnson City (Juror: Antoine Guerreoi, Director of Exhibitions at P.S.1/MOMA).

WILLIAM CANNINGS, associate professor of sculpture, had an exhibition of his inflated steel sculptures at PanAmerican ArtProjects in Dallas in February and March.

DENNIS FEHR, D.Ed., associate professor of visual studies, is founder and director of the National Education Taskforce (the NET), a member from which presidential candidate Barack Obama has chosen as one of his two educations advisors.  The NET advises the U.S. Congress House and Senate Education Committees on education-related legislation.

PATRIZIA COSTA FREZZA, Ph.D., visiting assistant professor in art history, will present a talk entitled “Carla Accardi and Feminist Aesthetics in Post World War II Abstract Art” in the Italian Women Artists session during the CAA conference in Dallas in February.

ANDREW MARTIN, associate professor of drawing and painting, had two mixed-media paintings into  Crossing Borders: 15th Annual International Juried Exhibition, at the Laredo Center for the Arts, Laredo, Texas in January.  Juried by internationally recognized artist, Amado M Pena, Jr. Andrew’s piece entitled “interfaces” awarded 2nd Place.

TERRY MORROW, professor of drawing and printmaking, is one of three artists featured in the Texas Works exhibition at Buddy Holly Center, Lubbock through mid-February.

VON VENHUIZEN, assistant professor of ceramics, is one of 3 artists featured in the Texas Works exhibition at Buddy Holly Center, Lubbock through mid-February.

JONATHAN WHITFILL, art appreciation instructor, had a sculpture entitled “Rowd” accepted into an international juried exhibition called Projections: A Survey of Wall Based Sculpture, presented in March and April at the Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH.  Whitfill is one of nine artists whose work was selected from 260 entries received from 130 artists from nine different countries.

Don Wink - 'Blast'DON WINK, professor of painting, has a solo exhibition of 30 drawings (selected from over 145) from his First Gulf War series at the U.S. Army Garrison (NATO Headquarters) in Brussels, Belgium in February and March.




SANG-MI YOO, assistant professor of foundations, presented her multimedia installation in Internal Illumination, National Juried Exhibition, at Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO, in January.  She also participated in group exhibits, Giving Shelter at 516 Arts, Albuquerque, NM, and No Danger at Richmond International Airport, VA, both in March.


WESLEY HARVEY, Landmark Arts Exhibitions Preparator and Assistant Director, will have 3 artworks included in 2010 China-China, Series 1, Porcelain in Contemporary Discourse presented by the Shanghai International Ceramic Expo in China beginning in March. (Wesley attended the opening of the exhibition in Shanghai, in late February, as a guest of the Shanghai Ceramics Art Association.)  Wesley has also had one of his teapots acquired by a prominent Santa Fe art collector whose collection of ceramics has been promised to the De Young Museum in San Francisco.