Archive for August, 2015

TOM TURNER– Busy Schedule Ahead

Tom Turner (2013 MFA in Photography) has several things going on in the next few months and we have the details! Here they are in chronological order:

  • SEPTEMBER 3-30 “Lunar Calendars”: a solo exhibition at Hello Studios in San Antonio, TX. Opening reception on September 3rd from 7-10 P.M. This body of work was recently featured on Wired Magazine.

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  • SEPTEMBER 11-30 “The Altered Landscape”: an exhibition curated by Turner at the Clamp Light Artist Studios & Gallery in San Antonio, TX. Opening reception on September 11th from 7-10 P.M.
  • SEPTEMBER 24- OCTOBER 23 “Stop in Time”: a group exhibition at Northwest Vista College– Palmetto Center for the Arts in San Antonio, TX. Opening reception on September 24th from 11:30 A.M-1:30 P.M. 
  • OCTOBER 9- NOVEMBER 15 “Talent in Texas: New Photographic Work by Texas Artists”: a group exhibition at Fotofest and the Houston Center for Photography. Opening reception at Fotofest on October 8th from 6-8 P.M. followed by an artist talk on November 7th at 2 P.M. Opening reception at HCP on October 9th from 6-8 P.M. followed by an artist talk on October 10th at 2 P.M. Exhibition tour with Catherine Anspon the curator on November 14th at 11 A.M. which will begin at Fotofest and continue at HCP.

Turner has recently had work selected for Manifest Gallery‘s 4th International Photography Annual. The publication date has not yet been announced. Turner is currently a Resident Artist and Co-Director of the Clamp Light Artist Studios & Gallery in San Antonio, TX.


CORIN HERZOG Receives a Year-Long Artist in Residency at Brockway Center for Arts & Technology

Corin Herzogwho graduated this past May with his MFA in Jewelry Design & Metalsmithing, has received a year-long artist in residency at the Brockway Center for Arts & Technology in Brockway, PA. Corin started his residency in July and will continue to assist with BCAT’s metal arts programming for the next year. Corin is also a member of the Society of North American Goldsmiths.

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KIM TESTER– Celebrating 25 Years as a Faculty Member at Canterbury School

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Kim Tester (1982 MFA in Printmaking) celebrated completing 25 years as a faculty member at Canterbury School in New Milford, CT this past May.

Tester had a solo exhibition entitled Kim Tester – Celebrating Twenty-Five years at Canterbury Schoolwhich ran from this past April 6th-30th. She has held various positions in the past including visual arts teacher and Interim Dean of Faculty. She is currently Chair of the Fine Arts Department.


We were recently able to catch up with alumni Linda Tien and Chase Gamblin and here’s what they’ve been up to:

Linda Tien (2011 BFA in Metal Smithing & Jewelry Design) is currently about to start her third year of grad school at the Indiana University in Bloomington. While pursuing her MFA in Metal Smithing & Jewelry Design, Linda has continued to do research, mostly focusing on identity and perception. More specifically, she has been researching how being a 1st generation Asian American can affect one’s identity and perception. Linda recently had a series of work entitled Silhouettes selected for Adorned Spaces, a show exhibited for the Society of North American Goldsmiths Conference this past May in Boston, MA. Linda also had work selected for an exhibition entitled Making Performances, which was on view from January to March at the Appalachian Center for Craft in Smithville, TN, as well as for another exhibition entitled Naughty Narratives at the Art Avenue in Greenville, NC as a part of ECU Metals Symposium. Linda is a part of a Mid-Western collaborative group called Seared, which will have an exhibition at the next ZOOM Symposium in Milwaukee, WI.

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Chase Gamblin (2010 MFA in Ceramics) is currently working as an academic specialist as a Studio Coordinator for the Ceramics department at Indiana University in Bloomington. He will be teaching a special technical course this Fall in Kiln Building and Atmospheric Firing. Chase also currently serves as a board member for Bloomington Clay Studio, a local art organization and educational facility in Bloomington, IN. Chase was recently a visiting Artist-in-Residence at Project Art run by Leslie Ferrin of Ferrin Contemporary. There he was able to collaborate with Roberto Lugo, an emerging ceramic artist. Chase was an invited artist to the 2015 Arrowmont Pentaculum, a weeklong invitational artist residency and retreat experience. He had a solo show entitled Personas at the Appalachian Center for Craft in Smithville, TN on view from December to February. Chase has also taught workshops at Queens College and the University of North Dakota.

PAUL D. HANNA Retired Professor of Art Passes Away at Age 84

Paul D. Hanna, a retired professor of art, passed away on July 2nd at the age of 84.

Paul HannaHanna began his academic career at Texas Tech in the mid 1960s when the art department was the Allied Arts Area of the Architecture Department. When the Art Department was formed in 1967, Hanna came on as a faculty member. Hanna, along with several others, participated in working towards getting allied and applied architecture elements together into the arts department, eventually contributing to the School of Art we know today. Terry Morrow, a colleague of Hanna’s during his time at Texas Tech, described Hanna as a great contributor to the School of Art. Morrow also said that Hanna was a memorable man, adding that he always wore a black hat and had a deep love for old time radio.

Hanna taught courses in painting, drawing & design, graphic design, studio design, and occasionally filled in for interior design courses. He also taught a one-time Experimental Art class in the 1970’s, which was heavily ahead of it’s time, featuring work that would be known today as performance and environmental installation art. Hanna also served as an Associate Chair for the School of Art and as the President of the Texas Association of School of Art. He retired from teaching in 1995.

Ken Little (1970 BFA; 1972 MFA in ceramics from University of Utah), who attended classes with Professor Hanna in 1968 and 1969, describes Hanna as one who “had a sharp intellect and an eccentric, rigorous teaching style” which he remembers vividly. Little also adds that through Hanna’s teaching and classes, he “began to build a real set of working standards” which he used throughout his career as an artists and a teacher and that he will “always feel a deep gratitude to Professor Hanna.”

TED KINCAID – 2 Upcoming Exhibitions

Ted Kincaid (1988 BFA in Photography/Printmaking; MFA from University of Kentucky) has two upcoming exhibitions. The first of the two is a group exhibition at the Schoolhouse Gallery in Provincetown, MA. The opening reception will take place on Friday, August 7th from 6-10 PM. The exhibition will be on view from August 7th – 26th.

Kincaid’s second upcoming exhibition entitled Monday’s Romance is Tuesday’s Sad Affair will be on view at the Talley Dunn Gallery in Dallas, TX. This exhibition will be on view from August 29th – October 24th. 


Ted Kincaid explores the creative space between painting and photography. Starting with vast catalogs of photographs he takes, he constructs entirly new visual worlds. Check out this short video piece about Kincaid and his practice.

JESSICA SAILORS–New Exhibition at R Gallery in San Antonio

Jessica Sailors (2010 BFA in Ceramics with an MFA from UTSA in 2014) has artwork in a new exhibition entitled “Ugly Pretty Things.” This is a group exhibition represents the CRITT PROJECT (Conversations Representing Individual Thoughts Together), an organization that aims to create dialogue between Texas artists through collaborations, group exhibitions, and critiques.

The exhibition will be on view at the R Gallery in San Antonio (725 South Presa, San Antonio, TX 78210) from August 7th – 29th. Sailors is currently a lecturer in the Department of Art & Art History at the University of Texas at San Antonio.


MADISON MANNING–Artwork Accepted into Amarillo Museum of Art Juried Exhibition

Madison Manning (2015 BFA in Sculpture) has had a sculpture-work accepted into the Amarillo Museum of Art‘s exhibition Biennial – 600: Sculpture. This exhibition is the sixth in an ongoing series of juried biennial exhibitions exploring specific areas of art practice, material, and content. Biennial – 600: Sculpture consists of sculptures from artists living or working within a 600 mile radius of Amarillo. Madison’s artwork was one of 123 chosen out of more than 350 considered. The juror for the exhibition was Leigh Arnold, Assistant Curator of the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas.

The opening reception will take place on August 14th from 6:30-8:30 PM along with a gallery talk with Leigh Arnold at 7 PM. The exhibition will be on view from August 14th-October 9th.


Madison’s piece is entitled “Public / Private,” made out of construction fencing, was installed at the museum’s entrance for the exhibition.

This installation was also chosen for this past spring’s TTU School of Art’s 28th Annual Juried Art Student Exhibition. Madison will be furthering her art education this fall by pursuing an MFA in sculpture at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces.