Texas Tech University

Rick Dingus – Medici Circle Graduate Endowed Fellowship

During spring 2016, when Rick Dingus announced that he would be retiring as Professor of Photography later that fall, the Medici Circle Board approved a resolution to embark on a campaign to raise funds to establish a Fellowship Endowment in honor of Rick's long and prestigious career and service to the School of Art. The Board set a goal of $22,500 for the endowment and committed to match, dollar for dollar, any contributions made to the project until the total goal was achieved.

The project was announced on the occasion of his retrospective exhibition at the Museum of Texas Tech, which was accompanied by a comprehensive book covering Rick's career entitled, Shifting Views and Changing Places. The Photographs of Rick Dingus. The book was published by the University of Oklahoma Press edited by Dr. Peter Briggs, Helen DeVitt Jones Curator of Art at the Museum, with contributions from Rick Dingus and noted art writers Lucy R. Lippard and Shelley Armitage, and with a foreword by Toby Jurovics. Read a review of the exhibition catalogue [HERE].

By October 2016 sufficient funds had been raised and matched to create the Rick Dingus - Medici Circle Graduate Endowed Fellowship with a balance of just over $14,000 in the corpus.  The current (October 2017) value of the endowment is $15,664.

The current goal is to generate $3,300 in new contributions by December 31st, which when combined with other recent gifts and the Medici Circle match will help us reach our goal.

Help us reach our goal by safely donating online [HERE].

Rick and his wife, Dr. Carolyn Tate, both retired from Texas Tech in December 2016.  During the summer of 2017 they moved to Bend, Oregon, where they continue their respective research and enjoy the great outdoors activities Oregon affords.