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Lubbock Area Alumni Exhibit Opens Saturday, June 13th

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Reception for the exhibition is Saturday, June 13th from 6:00-8:00 PM.

SUSAN BUDGE Exhibits at Dock Space, San Antonio

Susan Budge at Dock

JOHN HITCHCOCK Exhibition to be Shown at LHUCA, Lubbock

John Hitchcock’s exhibition entitled “Storms of War” will be shown at the Christine DeVitt Exhibition Hall of the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, Lubbock, located at 511 Avenue K from June 5th-Aug 1st. John Hitchcock is an alumnus of Texas Tech’s School of Art, having graduated with an MFA in printmaking and photography. He is now an artist and professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison teaching screen printing, relief cut, and installation art. Read more about the exhibition and John Hitchcock here.

There will also be a gallery talk with John Hitchcock at the Christine DeVitt Exhibition Hall of LHUCA on June 6th from 11:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M. 

Here are a few previews of his exhibition:

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PHILIP MONAGHAN Exhibits New Paintings at TTU School of Art This October

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For Immediate Release:
June 5, 2015

Texas Tech School of Art Presents
“Why Are You Doing This To Me?”
Philip Monaghan + David Trinidad

LUBBOCK: Texas Tech School of Art proudly presents an exhibition of paintings by alumnus Philip Monaghan in the exhibition entitled “Why Are You Doing This To Me?” Philip Monaghan and David Trinidad. The exhibition will be presented in the Landmark Gallery from October 2 – December 13, 2015.  An opening reception for the exhibition will be held on Friday, October 3rd from 5:00-7:00 PM.  Philip Monaghan and David Trinidad will be in attendance.

“Why Are You Doing This To Me?” is a visual statement that lifts the scenes from David Trinidad’s poem “The Late Show” revealing the films referenced by the poem.  The paintings portray the mock pathos and camp qualities the nineteen films embody.  According to Trinidad, the result is sublime.  The scenes unfold as the poem does, each frame delivered like a film spools through a projector, capturing the staccato rhythm of the poem.  An often horrific quality prevails as each actress’s circumstance and character flaws result in them becoming victims, once again.  Holland Carter reviewing Monaghan’s previous exhibition of paintings based on a poem by Tim Dlugos wrote, “Mr. Monaghan is admirably faithful to the poem’s text. His layering of painted and printed images reflects its fractured structure. His light-touch, straight-faced brushwork is perfectly suited to its plain-style language and affectless, though dimly forbidding tone.”

RYDER RICHARDS – San Diego Art Institute 53rd International


Ryder Richards (2001 BFA in Studio Art; MFA from TCU) had three pieces selected into the San Diego Art Institute’s 53rd International Exhibition.  Obligation [2014], shown above, received an Honorable Mention and cash prize.

See all his works that got into the exhbition (here).



School of Art announces a call to all Lubbock Area Alumni to submit work for a summer exhibition, June 13 – July 25.

• One (1) artwork per artist that is ready to install.
• Artworks no larger than 48×48 inches or heavier than 60 lbs
• Artworks must be hand-delivered; no shipping will be accommodated.

Monday – Friday, May 25th – 29th | 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, daily
(Closed 12:00pm – 1:00pm for lunch)
Saturday, May 30th | Noon – 5:00 PM

Monday – Friday, June 13th – JULY 25th | 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, daily
or by appointment on weekends

SATURDAY, JUNE 13TH | 6:00 – 8:00 PM, School of Art

Monday – Friday, July 27th – 31st | 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, daily
(Closed 12:00pm – 1:00pm for lunch)
Saturday, August 1st | Noon – 5:00 PM


COREY ESCOTO – New Polaroids at Dallas Art Fair & NADA New York

"Can't Make Love to the Telephone" (2014) 8 x 10 inches (20 x 25 cm) Impossible silver shade instant film (polaroid)

“Can’t Make Love to the Telephone” (2014) Impossible silver shade instant film (polaroid), 8 x 10 inches.

COREY ESCOTO (2004 BFA in studio art, now living in Pittsburgh, PA) is one of four artists whose work will be exhibited by Boston based Samsøn Gallery during the upcoming Dallas Art Fair this coming weekend – April 9th – 12th.

Escoto’s newest photographic artworks will be on display.  Escoto uses IMPOSSIBLE brand instant film for his most recent project.

UPDATE: May 14, 2015 – Writing for the New York Times about New York’s NADA Art Fair this week (May 14-17), art critic Roberta Smith pointed out Escoto’s Polaroids showing at Regina Rex for the fair.

Preview the work (here).

View a video of Escoto at work below.




IAN F. THOMAS (2006 MFA in ceramics/sculpture, now living in Slippery Rock, PA) has a solo exhibition titled Something Sweet, opening at BLUEorange Contemporary Art Gallery in Houston on Friday, March 20th.

Works in the exhibition examine gender inequality found in commercial cereal advertising.

Read more about the exhibition at

RYDER RICHARDS Opens Solo Exhibition at Lawndale Art Center, Houston

Subjective Machines: Platonic Solids (2014-2015) resin, plastic, wood

Subjective Machines: Platonic Solids (2014-2015) resin, plastic, wood

Ryder Richards, 2001 alumnus of the Studio Art BFA program, with an MFA from TCU, will have a solo exhibition open at Lawndale Art Center, Houston on Friday, January 23rd.  The exhibition continues through February 28th.

The installation, titled The Idyll, is a hybrid between a pulpit and science fiction control station: a modernist temple to information complete with security cameras, digital projections, and panels of quasi-unintelligible text and formulas. Upon entering the exhibition the participant can be documented, image projected, and stripped of identity markers conforming to a Universalist ideal: a dissipation of “self” into simplified aesthetic phenomena. Reacting to Walter Benjamin’s notion of the detached image of cinema living a more rich, traveled, and complex life than the actor, Ryder hopes to thwart this aggrandizement of “self image” in a more Eastern sensibility: dissolution of self to merge with the whole, a sacrifice of identity and knowledge for communality.

The exhibition travels to Carillon Gallery, Tarrant County College-South, in Fort Worth March 5th through April 2nd.

JON WHITFILL receives Curator’s Choice Award at WAH Center, Brooklyn


Jonathan Whitfill’s sculpture titled USA Yesterday (shown above) received a Curator’s Choice Award from juror Yuko Nii, artist, philanthropist, and founder of the Williamsburg Art & Historical Center (WAH Center) in Brooklyn, NY.  The sculpture was included in Over the Edge: Paperworks Unbound, Part 2 at the WAH Center in December through January 4th.

Jonathan Whitfill received an MFA in sculpture from Texas Tech University in 2006, having received a Bachelor of Science focusing in Biology and Chemistry from Wayland Baptist University. He currently teaches AP Physics, Astronomy, and Coaches Chess at Estacado High School in Lubbock.  He also teaches welding classes to the general public at The CH Foundation Metals Studio of the Charles Adams Studio Project located on the CASP-LHUCA campus in downtown Lubbock.

Whitfill exhibits his work mainly in his native Texas habitat, but he has also exhibited in seventeen other states as well as France and China. In 2014 he exhibited work at University of Michigan School of Art & Design in Ann Arbor, at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, at the Lawndale Art Center in Houston, West Virginia University, Morgantown, the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in Chickasha, and the Dougherty Art Center in Austin, TX.   He is a founder of several artist run collaborative groups including, the RJP Nomadic Gallery, Earthbound Moon, Culture Laboratory Collective, The Button Project, and the Free Range Creatives.