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2011. Dr. Constance Cortez, School of Art, CVPA
International Book Latino Award First Place, Best Arts Book (English)
Constance Cortez
The International Latino Book Awards are presented annually for Spanish, English and Bilingual books. Established in 1999, the awards seek to honor the contributions made to literary excellence by authors within the Latino community anywhere in the English and Spanish Speaking World. The Awards are co-sponsored and presented by the non-profit organization Latino Literacy Now, which seeks to promote literacy, culture, and education within the Latino community.

Dr. Cortez, an associate professor in the School of Art, wrote the book, “Carmen Lomas Garza,” as part of the series “A Ver: Revisioning Art History” conducted by UCLA’s Chicano Studies Research Center. Widely known for works celebrating the traditions of her family and community, Carmen Lomas Garza has been a painter, printmaker, muralist, and children’s book illustrator since the 1970s. This biography of Garza’s life and art, “Illustrates that despite racial inequalities, cultural conflict, and urban pressures the Mexican American community has sustained a rich and vital cultural identity.” Dr. Cortez explores Garza’s artwork in the context of the Chicano/a art movement, family and regional traditions, and Garza’s own political and social activism.

2009. Professor Robly Glover, School of Art, CVPARob Glover
Flirtation Tea Cups, sterling silver, gold leaf, silver leaf and wood, 3" X 4" X 2"

Bonnie Pitman, the Eugene McDermott Director at the Dallas Museum of Art informed Glover that the Committee on Collections had met and accepted these Flirtation Tea Cups into the permanent museum collection. Established in 1903, the Dallas Museum of Art features an outstanding collection of more than 23,000 works of art from around the world, from ancient to modern times. We are so proud of Professor Glover's accomplishment.


Peter Fischer
2008. Dr. Peter Fischer, School of Music, CVPA
Grand Prize Winner of Double Bass Composition Competition
The grand prize winner is Sonata for Contrabass and Piano by Peter Fischer. The biennial competition, which honors the memory of double bass professor, performer and composer David Walter, is open to all composers. All entries, submitted anonymously, are unpublished works in any style, 6-15 minutes long, that have not been given a formal world premiere (although previous workshop-type performances are permitted.) The grand prize in each division is $1,000 and a premiere performance at the 2009 ISB Convention, to be held June 8-13 at Penn State University, State College, Pennsylvania. Outstanding work Dr. Fischer!

Leda Pitcher

2008. Professor Robly Glover's
Leda Pitcher (2001, sterling silver, 5 1/2" x 12 1/2" 2 3/4") was recently gifted by the American Friends of the Victoria and Albert Museum to the Whitely Silver Galleries Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
fish/cake server 2007. Associate Professor Nancy Slagle received a commission from Professor Benton Seymour Rabinovitch for this contemporary fish/cake server to become part of his collection of historic and contemporary examples. This collection has been published in a book and the collection was recently gifted by the American Friends of the Victoria and Albert Museum to the Whitely Silver Galleries Victoria & Albert Museum, London.