Texas Tech University :: School Of Art

Faculty and Staff Achievements, Early Fall 2007

FUTURE AKINS-TILLETT, assistant professor of visual studies, co-curated, with Dawn Wolf-Taylor of the Underwood Center for the Arts, The 2nd Annual New West Exhibition::Women who Made the West Their Home.  Presented at LHUCA in Lubbock in September, the exhibition featured work by seven local women artists.

CHRISTIE BLIZARD, assistant professor of painting, joins the School of Art faculty this fall in a tenure-track position, coming most recently from Miami University in Oxford, OH.  She attended the School of Visual Arts Summer Residency program in New York, NY in July and was included the 24th Annual National Juried Exhibition at the Berkeley Art Center, California in September (jurors, Dr. Peter Selz and Nancy Buchara).

SHANNON CANNINGS, adjunct instructor, has been selected to have three of her recent paintings published in New American Painting, Western Edition (#72, October 2007).

WILLIAM CANNINGS, associate professor of sculpture, had a solo exhibition at the Anya Tish Gallery in Houston in September and October.  He is one of the sculptors selected into The Great Texas Sculpture Roundup to be presented at the Beeville Art Museum, Beeville, TX, in 2008. 

RICK DINGUS, professor of photography, is the featured American photographic artist, along with three Slovak artists, in an exhibition entitled Imagine America:  Photo Landscapes Real and Imagined, presented at the U.S. Embassy gallery in Slovakia.  The exhibition opened on September 11th, the anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks, with a live video exchange between Slovakia and TTU.  Held at Holden Hall, the video conference included statements from the Prime Minister of Slovakia, TTU dignitaries, and words by Rick Dingus.  Dingus has a solo exhibition of his photography at Gallery of the College of Staten Island, New York in October.

CONSTANCE CORTEZ, Ph.D., assistant professor of art history, has published or will have published several items this fall.  Recently published, “Heart Talk as the Soul Wanders: Journeys into and through the past,”  essay on Fan Warren published in conjunction with artist’s show at Togonon Gallery, San Francisco, August 2007.  In press, “Now You See Her, Now You Don't:  Memory and the Politics of Identity Construction in Representations of Malinche.”  In Invasion and Transformation: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Images of the Conquest of Mexico, eds. Margaret Jackson Ferrer and Rebecca Brienen. To be published by University Press of Colorado to as part of their Mesoamerican Worlds Series. publication date Fall 2007.  Also due is, “Virginia Fields by Constance Cortez.”  BOMB Magazine, Winter 2007, Number 98: 32-38.

STACY ELKO, assistant professor of printmaking, had two sculptureal artist’s books exhibited in the Wichita National All Media Craft Exhibition 2007 at the Wichita Center for the Arts, Kanasa.  The juror was Bebe Clarke.

JANIS ELLIOTT, Ph.D., assistant professor of art history, while have an article entitled “Augustine and the new Augustinianism in the choir frescoes of the Eremitani, Padua” published in Art and the Augustinian Order in Early Renaissance Italy, edited by Louise Bourdua and Anne Dunlop.  Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2007, pp. 99-126.

DENNIS FEHR, D.Ed., associate professor of visual studies, has started a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization called the National Education Taskforce (NET). The NET's goal is to advocate for children in U.S. public schools by providing education research to the executive and legislative branches of the Federal government. Our focus has been the renewal of the No Child Left Behind Act. In ten months the NET has grown remarkably.  It is now a national organization with coast-to-coast membership, the research provided to the U.S. House and Senate has been so helpful that members of the NET have had meetings on Capital Hill in the offices of 12 senators and 18 House members, and all three of the leading Democrats for president---Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, and Barack Obama---have received copies of NET literature.  As director of the NET, Fehr has met with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to discuss the NET's progress.

CAROL FLUECKINGER, associate professor and foundations coordinator, is one of fifteen Texas artists to be accepted into the Drawing Center’s new online juried Viewing Program, an international artist registry based in New York, NY.  Flueckiger has two paintings accepted into El Paso Art Association Art International Exhibit, October, 2007, juried by Bob Rohm, OPA, PSA-Artist, Flower Mound, TX and Lee Rommel, Artist, Santa Fe, New Mexico. [Cathy, jpeg attached “Soliture of Self” (2006) cyanotype and acrylic on wood, 36 x 36 inches.]

INA FUENTES, professor of art, had a solo exhibition entitled lugares y espacios at the Decorazon Gallery in Dallas beginning August 17th through September 10th.  Fuentes has been invited to exhibit two of her paintings in an international group show sponsored by the Zhuzhou Municipal Government in Zhuzhou, Hunan, People’s Republic of China in December.

ROBIN GERMANY, associate professor of photography, is one of six national artists included in Lines Not Drawn at SUNY Fredonia in the Rockefeller Arts Center gallery in September.  The exhibit encompasses digital and traditional photographic manipulations exploring a variety of subject matter.   

JUAN GRANADOS, associate professor of ceramics, has one work accepted into the 2007 Ceramic Sculpture National Juried Exhibition in the Ameen Art Gallery at Nicholls State University, Tibodaux, LA in August and September.

DAVID CHAPMAN LINDSAY , Assistant Professor in the Foundations, participated in two residencies in Italy during the summer. The first was at the Venice International School of Graphics, while my second residency was at SACI’s Studio Art Center International in Florence.  He studied printmaking and graphic design as well as worked on his own painting during the residencies.

ANNE LONGO, adjunct instructor in painting, has a solo exhibition at the Redbud Gallery in Houston during September.  Entitled Terra Stories, the exhibition presents a five-year retrospective of here work, including new work.  She will have two works in an exhibition entitled Sun Pictures to Mega-Pixels presented at the Williamsburg Art and Historical Society in Brooklyn, NY from September through October.

CAROLYN TATE, Ph.D., professor of art history, will reprise a talk entitled “Maya/Dada:  On the destruction of art” during September’s Art History Faculty lectures.  The talk was originally given at the Getty Research Institute, Malibu, Ca, during a symposium regarding art history and anti-art to an audience of multinational scholars.

FRANK TIERNEY, assistant professor of communication design, has received an Award of Excellence for his design of the James Sowell Family Collection development/fundraising brochure which is included in 2007 UCDA Design Show presented at the 27th Annual UCDA Design Conference in Toronto, Canada during September-October.

VON VENHUIZEN, assistant professor in ceramics, has one work accepted into the 2007 Ceramic Sculpture National Juried Exhibition in the Ameen Art Gallery at Nicholls State University, Tibodaux, LA in August and September.

SARA WATERS, professor of sculpture, had a solo exhibition entitled Over Time at Gallery Nord in San Antonio, Texas in August and September; the exhibition was reviewed by Dan Goddard in the San Antonio Express News.  She is one of ten artists included this fall in Double X  at the Herberger College of Fine Arts, Step Gallery, Arizona State University, Flagstaff.  She is also in What floats your Boat, a curated sculpture exhibition at the East on 4th Gallery in Austin, TX in September.

JONATHAN WHITFIL, an adjunct instructor, had a piece titled Wheel accepted into the 16th Annual Juried Art Competition, National Juried Exhibition, Breckenridge Fine Arts Center, Texas, juror:  George Hallmark.

DON WINK, professor of painting and drawing, had three paintings accepted into the El Paso Arts International 2007 Exhibition presented by the El Paso Art Association in the Main Library, El Paso, TX in October.

SANG-MI YOO, assistant professor of foundations, traveled to Korea this summer to conduct her research on “New Village Movement Houses” in the 1970s. She exhibited her work in “Strenuous Depth of Time” exhibition at TOPOHAUS Gallery in Seoul, Korea, in July. She participated in a workshop at Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, New York and showed her book art piece in the show, “(Un)Contained Vessels” at The Center for Book Arts in New York City, July through September.