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Ro Shaw Clay Studio Featured in Texas Monthly “Hidden Texas”

Ro Shaw in his Clay Studio. Photo by Jeff Wilson for Texas Monthly.

Ro Shaw (2008 MFA in Ceramics) and his Clay Studio in Salado were featured in Texas Monthly’s “Hidden Texas” Shops & Stops category in February 2017.

Cited the listing, “Ro Shaw, a Rockwall native often outfitted in overalls, will gladly give you a demo at his potter’s wheel and teach you all about raku, a super-old-school Japanese quick-firing method.” See the entire “Hidden Texas” feature [HERE].

Join Us at a Dallas-Area Alumni Gathering on November 18th

10-18-16_alumni5x7_proof02November 18, 2016 from 5:00-8:00 PM

Dallas Hilton-Anatole Hotel  ( 2201 N Stemmons Fwy)

Drinks and light hors d’oeuvres will be served.

In conjunction with 2016 TAEA Conference and the MAE Exhibition ( Back to the Center) of Daniel T. Rodriguez and Shelbi Reichenau.


ZACH NADER Invited to Speak at Bard College at Simon’s Rock

nader2Zach Nader (2011 MFA in Photography) has been invited by Bard College at Simon’s Rock in Great Barrington, MA for an artist’s talk.

Nader is a Brooklyn-based artist originally from Dallas, TX. His reworking of existing photographic imagery has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including a month-long nightly video installation on 23 advertisement billboards as part of Midnight Movement in New York’s Time Square. His work has also been featured in Hyperallergic, L Magazine, Photograph Magazine, The New Criterion, Arts and Science Journal, Wired, and others.

The artist’s talk will take place on Friday, November 13th from 3-3:45 p.m. at the Daniel Arts Center. The talk is free and open to the public. Click here for more information.

“Why Are You Doing This To Me?” Opens October 2nd at School of Art

“Why Are You Doing This To Me?” Philip Monaghan and David Trinidad, an exhibition of 73 new paintings by School of Art alumnus and New York artist Philip Monaghan, opens Friday, October 2, 2015.

Monaghan will give a gallery talk in the Landmark Gallery at 4:30 PM on Friday.  The public is invited.  The Opening Reception follows immediately from 5:00-7:00 PM.

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ZACH NADER Selected for Art and Science Residency in Brooklyn


ZACH NADER has been selected to be a visiting resident at Pioneer Works in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Nader is currently one of nine “residents” at Pioneer Works, working in photography, mixed media, writing, but also as institutions working on social justice and alternative art projects. Nader will be working with the wonderful people at Nanotronics Imaging and using some of their microscopic equipment to generate new images.

Also, in October, his video public viewing/04 will be included in an expansive exhibition of contemporary photographic work (see excerpt from public viewing/06 below).  The exhibition is entitled, Breaking Ground: Contemporary Photography at the College of William & Mary. The exhibition will be up from October 15th – 30th at Andrews Hall, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia. Check it out if you’re in the area!

Zach Nader work profiled in Arts & Science Journal online

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Art & Science Journal, an online blog, has profiled alumnus ZACH NADER and his Counterweight series of photographic works in an essay by Erin Saunders.  Click here to read the essay.

Nader is presenter of The New West Texas Sky Project currently on view in the Folio Gallery of the Texas Tech School of Art through September 22nd.  The exhibition is presented by Landmark Arts, participating organization of the 2013 Texas Biennial.

Zach Nader received an MFA in Studio Art – Photography in 2011.  He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Day Three in LA

What a busy but great day we had today. First we headed to The Hammer Museum to visit with Sue Bell Yank. She informed us about the different types of residencies at the Hammer and also her position. She was very enthusiastic about her job and seemed to love working with college students in her educational role. I personally enjoyed meeting her as she was interested in socially based artists and projects that are similar to my career goals.

Next it was off to meet with David Eng of the Machine Project. I think we all loved this artist based group. They are this very fun, open, creative, awkward, new, creative ideas group. David informed us about their past projects: Dog Opera, Babies Project, and House Plant Vacations! We were all inspired to just have a bit more fun and involve the community it all we do.

Next, we dropped by the Thomas Solomon Gallery and viewed the work and also spoke briefly with the staff. This gallery is located near Chinatown. It was interesting to learn from the gallerists who help to influence the art market.

The Broad Art Foundation. We visited with Ed Schad and he personally showed us the private collection. The artist ranged from Mark Bradford to Anslem Kiefer and Richard Prince. Mr. Shad was very knowledgeable about the collection and the various artists. I enjoyed hearing about his personal interactions with the artists.

Finally, it was off to The Getty to hear the lecture “Endless Summer” given by artist and educator Peter Plagens. He spoke Summer is a season for childhood. In his lecture compared the season of Fall to the structure of art while Summer artwork can be used/viewed in art to be more free and open.

Day 2: Mountain Lions, LACMA, and Great Art From All Over The World

Today was excellent! We started off the day by with the best cupcakes in the world and a mountain lion adventure in the heart of Santa Monica before we even saw any art! After our all of this how can you have a bad day?!? the first art experience was doubly exciting as we had the opportunity to tour Bergamot Station, also in Santa Monica. Bergamot Station is a collective of galleries and dealers and artist. This center of art is well know along the west coast and was home to works by Larry Sultan, Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst, Lillian Bassman and Michael Kalish and many more. This introduction to the gallery scene and in southern California has been a great opportunity for all of us!


After our morning in Santa Monica we headed into LA for a meeting with Tushara Bindu Gude, Associate Curator of South and South East Asian Art at LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art)! Bindu Gude was great! She gave us a behind the scenes tour of the museum including pulling out some painted manuscripts from the 16th century and a personal talk about the South and South East Asian Exhibition!  We were able to spend the rest of the afternoon exploring all of the nooks and crannies of LACMA! Including works by artist like Robert Adams, Daido Moriyama, and Chris Burden!


LACMA was a great experience we are all excited and ready another day!


Until next time!



Day 1 of Maymester: Plexi Plexi Plexi

Today’s Agenda: Laguna Beach Artwalk, 302 Gallery
NOTES: – Working on the CV- Ben Beardy:Study the gallery’s past exhibitions before submitting a portfolio for a show at the venue. Is it likely for them to show your exhibition?- Think about the viewer: Do you change your work in order to sell?- Pricing your work, don’t change your price once you set it.-Another artist from Iceland also working with acrylic!

Beach! Frozen Yogurt! and Mexican food! Good Day!

Fall Newsletter Mailed Out – Did You Receive Yours?

By now we hope you have received this fall’s Art Alumni Newsletter.  If you have not, we probably do not have your current mailing address in our database.   Reply to<> with your current mailing address and we will mail you a copy ASAP.  Since we don’t have all Art Alumni in our database, feel free to forward this e-mail to your Art Alumni friends.

Two items of particular interest are mentioned in the newsletter.

1 – School of Art will hold an Art Alumni Homecoming Weekend Reception in the newly completed 3D Art Annex on Friday, October 14th from 5:30 – 8:00 PM.  If you plan to be in Lubbock for the football weekend, please drop by and say hello.  (RSVPs will be appreciated at<>.)

2 – We have issued a CALL FOR ARTWORK DONATIONS to this year’s 4th Annual 5×7 Art Scholarship Fundraiser.  The successes of the past three fundraisers have helped us increase the ART Scholarship Endowment by $170,000.  This is all made possible through the sale of 5” x 7” artworks donated by alumni, previously exhibited artists, and other artist friends from around the country.

We invite you to join us in this great project by donating one (and up to 3) 5” x 7” artworks (that’s the final sheet size; image size can be any size on the 5×7” sheet.  3-D artworks about the same size are also invited).  No framing is required; however, we like to display the work anonymously, so please sign and title the works on the back.  Contact us at<> if you would like to participate and we will e-mail you an Art Donation Form to include with your work.

Please send these artworks by early December so that we can scan them and post them online.