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Faculty and Staff Achievements, November 2010 – February 2011

FUTURE AKINS, associate professor in visual studies, had a bead and sequin textile work titled “Seeking Shelter” selected into Fem Fantastico presented at the Nancy Fyfe Cardozier Gallery at UT Permian Basin. With ED CHECK, associate professor in visual studies, they presented a paper titled “Pedagogy of Neighborhood: People, Place and Purpose” during the Texas Art Education Association meeting in November.

JOE ARREDONDO, director of Landmark Arts, has been invited to serve on the Advisory Committee of the 2011 Texas Biennial by guest curator Virginia Rutledge, a New York based art historian and art lawyer.

CHRISTIE BLIZARD, assistant professor in painting, has a solo exhibition at East Tennessee State University in February 2011 called “Interval Now.”

SHANNON CANNINGS, adjunct instructor in foundations, was the only Texas artist located west of I-25 to be selected into the 2011 Texas Biennial by New York curator, Virginia Rutledge. She is also one of 29 women artists selected into The American Dream: A Juxtaposition presented at the Woman Made Gallery, in Chicago, presented in January and February.

WILLIAM CANNINGS, associate professor in sculpture, was one of 62 artists included in the lavishly published, Texas Artists Today by Jenny Antill, Sueraya Shaheen, Catherine D. Anspon, et.al. (Marquand Books, 2010).

CONSTANCE CORTEZ, Ph.D., associate professor in art history, co-organized the Second Triennial Conference for the Association for Latin American Art with Dr. Virginia Fields at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, November 12-14, 2010. Her review of "Walls of Empowerment: Chicana/o Indigenist Murals of California by Guisela Latorre," was published in Chicana/Latina Studies: the Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social [Volume 10, Issue 1, Fall 2010, pp. 118-121]. • She also delivered the paper, “Carmen Lomas Garza vs. the Giant: The Evolution of Feminist Consciousness in a South Texas Artist,” for a session on Feminist Art Production at "Latino Art Now!: The New Wave/La Nueva Ola (Third Biennial Conference)", Plaza de la Raza, Los Angeles, California, November 10-13, 2010.

CAROLYN ERLER, Ph.D., assistant professor in visual studies, presented two papers at the International Conference on the Image at UCLA in Los Angeles on December 2nd and 3rd. One was titled “The Obama Code: Ghosts and Monsters in the Visual Datasphere” and the second, “Chimera: Visible Traces of a Family Cancer in Toledo, Ohio” co-authored with family member, Alma Grace Erler.

DENNIS FEHR, Ed.D., associate professor in visual studies, has been hired as a consultant to the art dept at Southwest Oklahoma State University to help them revamp their programs. He also developed an art outreach program in the Lubbock County Detention Center, and has been hired as consultant to develop a similar program in North Carolina.

STACY ELKO, assistant professor in printmaking, had one work selected into Paperworks 2011, national juried fine art competition and exhibition presented at The Art Gallery at the University of West Florida, Pensacola from January 6 – February 3. Her collaborative installation (done with SANG-MI YOO) was exhibited in Intransigence, an exhibition presented at Co-Lab, East Austin Studio Tour in November.

JANIS ELLIOTT, Ph.D., assistant professor in art history, attended the Trecento Conference in Honor of Andrew Ladis at the University of Georgia, Athens, in November. Her book, Art and Architecture in Naples, 1266-1713: New Approaches (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010), co-edited with Cordelia Warr (University of Manchester), was displayed at the CVPA Dean's Celebration of Research held at the Landmark Arts Gallery in November.

ROBIN GERMANY, associate professor in photography, had nine pinhole photographs of the ocean included in the exhibition titled Retina at the Buckham Art Center in Flint, MI through middle of February. Her brilliantly colored botanical photographs are included in the Focal Press publication of Robert Hirsch’s Exploring Color Photography: From Film to Pixels released in both physical and electronic formats on February 18, 2011.

SEAN SCULLY, adjunct instructor in Foundations, had seven jewelry/metals works juried into and exhibited in the State of the MFA at the Ohio State University Urban Art Space in Columbus through the end of December. He also had an artwork selected into and exhibited in the 56th Annual Juried Art Show, Durham Art Guild, Durham, NC, December 17, 2010 – January 30, 2011.

SANG-MI YOO, assistant professor in foundations, had an installation of her work curated into Texas Works exhibition at Buddy Holly Center, Lubbock, December 21 - January 20. Her curated traveling international exhibition, Convergence: Korean Prints Now, was presented at Texas Tech University in November and December. Her New Village Floorplans installation was accepted in Austin-based Cantanker Magazine’s Issue 11: The Ambiguous Object, juried by Cook & Ruud, with the exhibition to be held at Pump Project Art Complex, January 22 – February 5th, in conjunction with the publication.