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Faculty and Staff Achievements :: Spring 2010

CHRISTIE BLIZARD, assistant professor in painting, had artwork selected into From the Center Now!, the Women’s Caucus for Art National Exhibition, an international art exhibition juried by, Lucy Lippard. The exhibition was presented in February at the Women Made Gallery, Chicago, IL. She won the “Best in Show Award” in the Positive/Negative 25 exhibition presented at East Tennessee State University into which she had two pieces selected. She was also included in Shifting Grounds at the Gallery Gray at Washing State University, Pullman. Blizard has been accepted to two residency programs. She will spend June in Iceland at the Nes Artist Residency in Skagaströnd and spend August in Dallas at the Centraltrak Artist in Residence Program of UT-Dallas.

SHANNON CANNINGS, adjunct instructor in Foundations, is a finalist for the $50,000 Hunting Prize to be announced on May 1.

STACY ELKO, assistant professor in printmaking, had an artwork selected by juror, Judy Pfaff, into the Texas National 2010 at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches in April. Joann Moser, Senior Curator of Graphic Arts at the Smithsonian juried one of her prints into the Art on Paper National Exhibition presented at the Maryland Federation of Art in Annapolis in March. She was included in Women’s Work 2010 presented at the Northwest Area Arts Council in Woodstock, IL in March. She had one of her artist’s books selected into Paper in Particular, a nationally juried exhibition presented in February in the Columbia College Art Department, Columbia, MO. In January she had three works selected (two of which received Special Recognition) into the 12th Annual All Media Juried Online International Art Exhibition which was presented at the Upstream People Gallery in Omaha, NE.

JANIS ELLIOTT, Ph.D., assistant professor in art history, is co-editor of the book, Art and Architecture in Naples 1266-1713 (Wiley-Blackwell) which came out in January 2010. She presented a paper at the Canadian Conference of Medieval Art Historians in Victoria, BC, in March.

CAROLYN ERLER, Ph.D., assistant professor in visual studies, presented her paper entitled, “Memory and Erasure: Applying Visual Narrative Power Analysis to the Image War Between Dow Chemical Corporation and the International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal” at the Symposium on Social Justice in Art and Design at the University of Florida in January. She will also present this paper at the Super Session on Art and Social Justice at the 2010 National Art Education Association convention in Baltimore in April. She authored a chapter on the work of Jonatan Luna of the Beehive Collective in the anthology of writings on Art and Social Justice published by the National Art Education Association press in April.

DENNIS FEHR, Ed.D., associate professor in visual studies, in his capacity as Executive Director of the National Education Taskforce and one of Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s education advisors, was interviewed (twice) in March by KRFE about the re-authorization of the No Child Left Behind Act.

CAROL FLUECKIGER, associate professor in Foundations, has two artworks in the exhibition A Prayer for Juarez, A Sculptural Installation, Albuquerque, NM, March 1-31 This art against violence exhibition is in conjunction with a series of events in Mexico City, Mexico, Los Angeles, California, and other cities, meant to be a ritual of mourning for the femicides in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua: Art as a pathway of opposition and resistance to violence. Her work has been selected for Summer 2010 Studio Visit, a series of juried artists books by juror, Dina Deitsch, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, DeCordova Sculpture Park + Museum.

DIRK FOWLER, associate professor of communication design, had one of his gig posters exhibited at Icograda World Design Conference, Beijing, China. In January he had a solo exhibition, See What I Think: Letterpress Posters by Dirk Fowler, at the Mary Moody Northern Hall Art Gallery, West Texas A&M University, Canyon, Texas.

LESLIE LAINE LEWIS, adjunct instructor – art appreciation, is a Saul Bell Design Award Finalist in the hollowware category for the Rio Grande 2010 International Juried Competition, Albuquerque, New Mexico. She had an artwork selected by juror Judy Pfaff into the Texas National 2010 presented at Stephen F. Austin State University in April and May.

DAVID LINDSAY, assistant professor in Foundations, was in the 2009 Premio Arte Laguna in Venice, Italy this semester and his work was chosen from that exhibition to travel with a group of other works to Vienna and Prague. He had a work in an exhibition entitled Between Realities held at the Principle gallery in Virginia. He is a finalist for the $50,000 Hunting Prize to be announced in May.

DAVID MONDT, Landmark Arts exhibits preparator/assistant curator, received one of four scholarships from the Northwest Texas Museum Association (NWTMA) to attend the 2010 Texas Association of Museums (TAM) Annual Meeting in Bryan-College Station in March. Mondt has been collaborating with Deborah Bigness of TTU’s Lubbock Lake Landmark to update the NWTMA by-laws.

JORGELINA ORFILA, Ph.D., assistant professor in art history, presented, in March, the paper “ Image + Image = Narrative: John Rewald’s Photographs of Cézanne’s Sites,” at the 45th Annual Comparative Literature Conference, "Visual Culture & Global Practices" at California State University, Long Beach.

RYAN SCHECKEL, academic advisor, presented at Texas A&M's 20th Annual University Advisors & Counselors Symposium. The concurrent session was titled "Crucial Connections: Linking Retention, Research, and Academic Advising".

CARLA TEDESCHI, associate professor in communication design, attended the 2010 Hawaii International Conference on Arts & Humanities in January. Tedeschi served as the session chair for the SESSION TOPIC: ART conducted on January 13th. She presented a paper titled “Citizenship and Academic Engagement” alongside Jose Carolos Espinel Velasco and Elena Blanch Gonzalez from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain and Dr. onacloV Caitilin de Berigny Wall from the University of Syndney, Australia.

FRANK TIERNEY, associate professor in communication design, had a work at the Centennial Museum at UT El Paso—part of a traveling selection of photographs from TTU's annual High and Dry photo exhibition. In February he presented at the Fourth International Design Principles and Practices Conference in Chicago. The paper, a study of the two influential design instructors Johannes Itten and Dan Friedman, will be published in the Fourth volume of the proceedings of the conference. In March and April, three works were exhibited at an invitational Doll exhibit at the Louise Hopkins Underwood Hopkins Center for the Arts in Lubbock.

VON VENHUIZEN, associate professor in ceramics, had 8 artworks included in the six person ceramic exhibition Multifarious at the Visual Art League of Lewisville (TX). He also had one piece juried into the San Angelo National Exhibition in April. Also 3 of his works were exhibited in the NCECA Pre-Conference Exhibition at West Virginia University, held for the four demonstrators and lecturers in March. He did a 2 day demonstration at the pre-conference (March 28 & 29) as well as a lecture on my personal research.

SANG-MI YOO, assistant professor in Foundations, has a screenprint selected into (S)Edition: Prints As Activism, UICA (Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts), Grand Rapids, MI. In January her work was included in a group exhibition, Crossing Over Making Contact, curated by Eunkang Koh and Melanie Yazzie, at Sierra Arts, Reno, NV. She was a Visiting Artist in the Art Department at New Mexico State University in February. Her artist’s book exhibited in Monumental Ideas in Miniature Book, curated by Hui-Chu Ying, is traveling to multiple national and international venues including University of Granada, Spain, and China National Academy of Fine Arts, Hangzhou, China. In April, she will give a panel presentation at TASA Conference in Austin. Her site-specific installation has been selected and curated into KiMi for You exhibition at KiMi Art in Seoul, Korea, to be held in August-September, 2010.