Texas Tech University :: School Of Art

Faculty and Staff Achievements, Summer – Early Fall 2010

JOE ARREDONDO, director of Landmark Arts, will present his juried proposal regarding new ways to engage ceramic art critically, at the Critical Santa Fe Symposium, October 24-30, 2010.  His panel presentation will focus on artists and work from the 2010 Clay on the Wall exhibition.

CHRISTIE BLIZARD, assistant professor in painting, spent August in Dallas at the Centraltrak Artist in Residence Program of UT-Dallas. Also in  August she had a work exhibited in Abstract Intentions at the School of the Visual Arts in New York, NY.  She is a nominee for the Arthouse Texas Prize for emerging artists.  She also had an artwork selected into New Art/Arte Nuevo: San Antonio 2010, a regional juried exhibition presented at the UTSA Gallery in San Antonio in July.

CONSTANCE CORTEZ, Ph.D., associate professor in art history, is author of the monograph on the artist, Carmen Lomas Garza for the A Ver: Revisioning Art History Series, series editor, Chon Noriega, Los Angeles and Minneapolis: UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center and the University of Minnesota Press, 2010.  She is also co-editor, with John Beusterien, of Death and Afterlife in the Early Modern Hispanic World, Hispanic Issues Online (http://hispanicissues.umn.edu/DeathandAfterlife.html) Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, September 2010.

RICK DINGUS, professor in photography, presented papers  at two interdisciplinary conferences in England about his upcoming  2012 Retrospective Exhibition that will open at the TTU Museum.   He gave illustrated presentations at the "Emerging Landscapes: Between Production and Presentation Conference"  at the University of Westminster, London, on  June 26 and at the "Land and the Metaphysical: 2010 Land/Water Symposium" at the University of Plymouth on July 2.

CAROL FLUECKIGER, associate professor in art and foundations coordinator, had two images from her painting series entitled Solar Powered Paper Dolls published in Volume 12 (September) of Studio Visit, an international art magazine.   Artwork from Flueckiger’s Solar Powered Paper Dolls series were featured in a solo exhibition in September at St. Edwards University, Austin, TX.  She also had five works juried into and presented in the exhibition Historical Prints Fact and Fiction at Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester, MA in October. 

DIRK FOWLER, associate professor in communication design, was artist in residence at the Levi’s Print Studio in San Francisco in July.  One of his letterpress concert posters was curated into the Wilco Poster Retrospective exhibition at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art this summer through December.  He is author of a chapter in the book, James Bond in World and Popular Culture: The Films are Not Enough (edited by Robert G. Weiner, et. al.) published in September.

STACY ELKO, assistant professor in printmaking, had two artworks, and received First Place, in the Diamond National juried exhibition presented in August at the Fine Art Center, Hot Springs, AK.  In September Elko had works selected into two national juried exhibitions, A Sense of Place 2010, presented at the Main Gallery of the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Augusta, GA and From Our Perspective presented at the Oakland Community College Gallery at the Orchard Ridge Campus, Farmington Hills, MI.

TINA FUENTES, professor in painting, had a solo exhibition of twenty-three paintings and drawings at the McCormick Gallery at Midland College in September.  Midland College acquired one of the paintings for their collection.

ROBIN GERMANY associate professor in photography, was included in the exhibition titled Gulf sponsored by the New Orleans Photo Alliance and held in New Orleans. The show was juried by Clint Willour, Director of the Galveston Arts Center. The Minneapolis Photo Center included one photograph by Germany in their September Black and White exhibit juried by George Slade.

JUAN GRANADOS, associate professor in ceramics, had his artwork reviewed by Matthew Kangas in the summer issue of international magazine, Ceramica:  Revista Internacional (Journal No. 117, pp 87-89, 2010).  He was an invited artist at the Steep Invitational held at the Red Dot Gallery in Birmingham, AL in August.

DAVID LINDSAY, assistant professor in Foundations, had one of his large constructed artworks included in the Art Prize  exhibition in Grand Rapids, MI, presented September 22 – October 10 at the Western Michigan Center for Arts and Technology.

ANDREW MARTIN, associate professor in painting and drawing, had a mixed media painted construction entitled flow chart selected into New Art/Arte Nuevo: San Antonio 2010, a regional juried exhibition to be presented at the UTSA Gallery in San Antonio in July.

SARAH ROBERTS, adjunct instructor, had one of her photographs selected into the Real People 2010 exhibition presented at the Old Courthouse Arts Center in Woodstock, IL in August through September.  She has also had a photograph selected for the Self-Searching:  The Art of Self-Portraiture exhibition to be presented in the Online Gallery Annex for the Vermont Photography Workplace in September and to be published in the full color catalog by Blurb Books.  She has had an artwork selected into the 5th Biennial Ashes to Art international exhibition to be presented online and at the Funeria Gallery near San Francisco California from October through December 2010. During Summer 2010, Roberts was selected to teach a sculpture class at the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Twin Lakes, MI.  One of her students’ projects was given the “Critic’s Choice Award” and was the only 3-D project recognized by the Blue Lake art critic.

FRANK TIERNEY, assistant professor in communication design, was accepted, in July, to present at the 2011 (Fifth) Annual International Design Principles and Practices Conference at Sapienza University of Rome, one of Europe’s oldest universities. The paper is entitled "Teaching Kinetic Typography: Dan Friedman's Weather Report," and is the continuation of a research thread that examines successful teachers of design and typography. The paper will be published in Volume 5 of the Design Principles and Practices Journal.

SANG-MI YOO, assistant professor in foundations, was awarded a grant from the Puffin Foundation in support of her curatorial project, Convergence: Korean Prints Now, a traveling exhibition, which will be presented at Williams Tower Gallery in Houston in September, Landmark Art at Texas Tech in November and December and the Rubin Center for the Visual Arts at University of Texas – El Paso in 2011.  Her site-specific installation has been curated into the Plastic Poem exhibition at KiMi Art in Seoul, Korea, held in August-September.