Texas Tech University :: School Of Art

Student Accomplishments, April – May 2011


GRANT BILLINGSLEY, 3rd year MFA candidate in painting, and ZACH NADER, 3rd year MFA candidate in photography, had works selected into the Texas National 2011 Exhibition by juror James Drake and presented at the Cole Art Center in Nacogdoches, TX in April and May. Billingsley received an Honorable Mention Award for his work.

, 2nd year MFA candidate in photography, received an honorable mention award in The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards in the category of Story Teller Awardees.

RYAN HARBERT, MAE candidate, was the Overall Winner in the Graduate Division- 2011 Texas ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects) Residential Design Award. The ceremony was at the annual TX ASLA convention in
Galveston, April 27-29. His project proposed implementation of a garden design featuring historical and culturally significant native plant material highlighting their healing and ceremonial practices throughout the Southwest United States in a modern residential landscape application.

, and CARL SPARTZ, seniors in studio art, received first, second and third place recognition, respectively, in the 24th Annual Juried Art Student Exhibition juried with New York curator, Virginia Rutledge and presented in late March in the Landmark Gallery. Honorable Mention awards went to studio art seniors, MAISIE MARIE ALFORD, LINDA TIEN, and JADE ELKINS.

YULIA MAKAROVA, 2nd year MFA candidate in printmaking has been announced as one of the student winners to be included in the summer 2011 issue of Creative Quarterly, the journal of art & design. Her work will be published on the journal’s summer issue and posted on their online gallery in the summer 2011. http://www.cqjournal.com/winners.html

CYNTHIA PEANICK, an MAE candidate graduating in May, was announced as recipient of the Texas Tech Parent Association Student Academic Citizenship Award for her work with the homeless.

MARK WATJEN, 3rd year MFA candidate in ceramics, had an artwork selected into a juried exhibition at the Limner Gallery in Hudson, New York in April.

Various students including BRUCE ALVES, 2nd year MFA candidate in ceramics, RYU HEE KIM, 2nd year MFA candidate in ceramics, JOHN-THOMAS RICHARD, 3rd year MFA candidate in ceramics, and studio art seniors JOSH MIXAYDY and CARL SPARTZ had artworks selected into the 2011 Rising Eye of Texas Exhibition, presented in Rockport in March – April. Bruce Alves won First Place and John-Thomas Richard received a Juror’s Pick award.