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Student Accomplishments for Spring 2009


JESSICA JACOBI, 3rd year MFA candidate in jewelry design & metalsmithing, has had a work selected into Analogous, an annual exhibition at the Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. Juried by internationally recognized critic and arts writer, Lucy Lippard, the exhibit took place in January-February 2009.

CHISUM PIERCE, 2nd year MFA candidate in photography, is one of five photographic artists outside Houston to receive an Honorable Mention from Juror, Natasha Egan, in the 2009 Fellowship Competition at the Houston Center for Photography from over 120 applicants to the competition. He will receive an online gallery exhibition and will also be listed in the HCP gallery during the Fellowship exhibition May 15 through June 29.

SARAH ROBERTS, 2nd year MFA candidate in jewelry design & metalsmithing, has had two of her jewelry pieces jewelry pieces selected by juror Mailyn da Silva to be included in the 2009 Materials: Hard & Soft Exhibition from January 29-March 29, 2009 at the GDAC-Center for the Visual Arts in Denton, TX. An assortment of her artwork, including jewelry, photography, and video, will be exhibited at South Texas College's Meditations on Place exhibition from January 29th to Feburary 27th in McAllen, Texas.

Three MFA candidates, ZACH NADER (1st year photography), EMILY SCHUHMANN (2nd year jewelry design & metalsmithing) and CHRISTOPHER VOSS (2nd year painting), have had artworks selected into the Rockport Center for the Arts’ 2009 Rising Eyes of Texas exhibition. Submissions were received from all over the state, and the exhibition committee was impressed by the variety and quality of their work. The exhibition, which includes 30 artists representing 14 colleges and universities from around the State of Texas, will be presented in March.

ZACH NADER (1st year MFA candidate in photography) had two photographs selected into the 1st Annual Rocket City National, an exhibition of only 30 works to be presented in May at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He also had a photograph selected into a national competition, the 22nd National Works on Paper exhibition presented in March and April at the Abercrombie Gallery at McNeese State University, Louisiana.


Four undergraduate Jewelry Design & Metalsmithing students, JILLIAN COOPER, a senior, and freshmen ELLEN WADSWORTH, AMY CASSIDY, and CARRIE SKINNER, have had artworks accepted into the Arkansas Art Center’s 36th Annual Toys Designed by Artists Exhibition. The exhibition will be held in the Arkansas Arts Center’s San Strauss Sr. Gallery from March 13th 2009- May 10th 2009. The juror was Suzanne Ramljak, editor of Metalsmith Magazine, an international publication. It is important to note that the three freshmen students whose works were selected into the exhibition came from the Design 2 core class, ART 2303, taught by Professor Robly Glover with assistant Emily Schuhmann during in the Fall semester.

GILBERT JONES (senior in Art History ) has been awarded the Tech Parents Association 2008-09 Student Academic Citizenship Award for the College of Visual and Performing Arts. This award goes to only one student per college.