Texas Tech University :: School Of Art

Student Accomplishments, Summer – Early Fall 2010


JARED APPLEGATE, third year MFA candidate in painting, received approval for his proposal to organize and stage a group MFA candidate exhibition at Lone Star College-North Harris campus in Houston.  The September exhibition included work by about twenty of the School of Art MFA candidates.

MARIANNA GLYNSKA, second year MFA candidate in photography, is a finalist for the 2010 Julia Margaret Cameron Award and will have her artwork published in the eponymous book due to be published in November.

EK JEONG, doctoral student in Fine Arts – Art, had a solo exhibition of her work in July-August at the Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO.  She received a major grant from the Oklahoma Arts Council in support of her curatorial project of a travelling exhibition of tapestry artwork which was presented at the Route 66 Museum in Clinton, OK in August and will travel two additional venues in the coming months.

CAITLIN MONROE MONGRAIN, junior in art history, transferred in from Amarillo College this fall and received an IMPACT Scholarship for academic achievement and community involvement.  She is also a member of the TTU Honors College.

PATRICIA KOEMEL, doctoral student in Fine Arts – Art, presented her current research on the dual absorption/reflection nanometer color circle titled "Quantum Color Theory and Mechanics: The Mathematical Reconstruction of Physiological Color Utilizing Primary Plant Pigment Absorption Wavelengths as Applied to Botanical Illustration" at the 2010 Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Conference at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C., from July 11-17, 2010. 

JOHNNIE THURSTON, first year MFA candidate in photography, has had two of his tintype photographs juried into Beyond the Lens by Ken Rosenthal, to be presented at the Tubac Center for the Arts, AZ in October – November.