Texas Tech University :: School Of Art

Student Accomplishments for Summer 2008


Brianna BurnettBRIANNA BURNETT (3rd year MFA candidate in photography) is one of 40 artists selected from over 240 entries into an exhibition entitled Resurrection to be presented at the 23 Sandy Gallery in Portland, OR in May.  Brianna’s tintype photograph selected into the exhibition will be reproduced in the exhibition catalogue.

ESTHER DELAQUIS (1st year MFA candidate in painting and drawing) had a painting selected into the Juried Art Show Rodeowhich took place at Gilrose Studios in Wichita Falls, TX during April and May. 

First year MFA candidates in painting and drawing, Esther Delaquis and Sallie Inman are working with Carol Flueckiger, associate professor foundations, in a humanitarian art project entitled The Art Project in Albuquerque, NM which opens in June.  The project consists of 1000 artist made cradles from around the world which will be sold to raise funds for and awareness about the 48 million orphaned children in Sub-Saharan Africa.

CHASE GAMBLIN (1st year MFA candidate in ceramics) will engage in a summer sculpture residency at the Lasallian International Art and Culture Center in Vicchio (Florence), Italy where he will be in June and July.

JESSICA JACOBI (2nd year MFA candidate in jewelry design + metalsmithing) had a jewelry artwork included in Craft Texas 2008 presented at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft from May through August

Leslie Lane LewisLESLIE LAINE LEWIS (3rd year MFA candidate in jewelry design and metalsmithing from Lubbock) received 2nd place ($1,000 prize) from the Rio Grande Jewelers Saul Bell Awards in the hollowware competition. (Click here for related story.)  She had a ceramic work entitled Siren’s Song selected into the 17th San Angelo National Ceramic Competition Exhibitionpresented at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts beginning in April.  Her piece received 2nd place ($1,500 prize).

ANDREA MOON (2nd year MFA candidate in ceramics) has been accepted into the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont as a Sculpture Resident.  She will be in residence there in June and July.

ANGELICA MUÑOZ (2nd year MFA candidate in photography) will study abroad in Brazil during the summer.  She has received scholarship support from the School of Art and the Study Abroad Competitive Scholarship program of the International Cultural Center.

CHISUM PIERCE (1st year MFA candidate in photography) served as a professional portfolio reviewer at the Society of Photography Educators conference in Denver held in March, in his capacity as director of the SRO Photography Gallery at the School of Art.

LYN STOLL (MAE candidate) had an artist’s book of metal leaves selected into the Juried Gallery of the Lubbock Arts Festival in April.  The piece won a 3rd Place cash prize.

DRYDEN WELLS (3rd year MFA candidate in ceramics from St. Louis who graduates in May) has accepted a one-year position as Design Studio Manager and artist-in-residence at The Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen, China beginning in June.  He is included in a group exhibition entitled FotoFest 2008:  Reflections of Change presented at M2 Gallery in Houston through April.  


SARAH ARNOLD (senior in Art History) won the 1st Place Award for her paper presentation entitled Cannon Fodder: Julie Speed, the Western Canon, and the Catholic Church in the Art History Student Symposium presented in April.

REBECCA BEUTNAGEL (senior in Art History) won the 3rd Place Award for her paper presentation entitled Duke Cosimo I de' Medici: The 'New' Noah and Renewal of Patronage in Sixteenth-Century Florence during the annual Art History Student Symposium.

PIOTR CHIZINSKI (recent BFA graduate in Sculpture) has received a Travel Grant from the Kansas City Artist Coalition to participate in an artist’s residency program at the Hans Molzberger Foundry & Studio in Wendland, Germany.

RACHEL FULLERTON (senior in Jewelry Design + Metalsmithing) will have a jewelry piece published in the upcoming 500 Wedding Rings (Lark Books, summer 2008).

NATHAN HANSEN (senior in Sculpture from Houston) who graduates in May has accepted an offer to enter the MFA program in furniture design at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond beginning in fall.  He will receive full scholarship funding beginning his second semester there.

GILBERT JONES (senior in Art History) was awarded $750 from the TTU Parents Association, $1,500 from the Study Abroad Competitive Scholarship and $1,500 from the Italian Cultural Ministry Scholarship, all to study abroad in Italy during the Fall semester. 

JENNIFER LAWRENCE (senior in Art History) won 2nd Place Award for her paper entitled Life, Labor, Love: Mary Cassatt's Mother and Child Imagery Re-Examined presented at the annual Art History Student Symposium in April.

STEPHANIE PEPPING (senior Communication Design major from Sugarland) won a $100 prize and a plaque from the Texas division of the United States Bowling Congress for her graphic design which was placed on t-shirts and bowling towels.  Her design will be seen by nearly 50,000 bowlers from across the state attending this year’s tournament in Lubbock.

PATRICK SCHNEIDER (senior in Visual Studies and Painting double major from Austin) who graduates in May has accepted an offer to attend the Southern Methodist University MFA program in painting with a full scholarship beginning in fall.  He had a solo BFA exhibition entitled Digital Mediation at the Underwood Center for the Arts, Lubbock in April.

SETH TEETERS (senior in Communication Design from Lubbock) had a photograph entitled Computer Store accepted for publication in CMYK magazine’s 40th issue (April).