Archive for October, 2015

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.

CVPA to Host 4th Annual New York Alumni Reception November 19th

The Texas Tech College of Visual & Performing Arts invites all New York Area alumni to join us at the

Red Raider Alumni Reception

Thursday, November 19, 2015 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM at the North Terrace at Gansevoort Meatpacking, 18 Ninth Avenue, New York 10014.


The event is hosted by Interim Dean Andrew Martin. Special guests that evening will include TTU System Chancellor Robert Duncan and Dr. Elisabeth Haley, Special Assistant to the Chancellor.  Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

For those who can join us earlier, the group will meet at the Whitney Museum of American Art (99 Gansevoort Street) at 5:00 PM for an hour tour prior to the reception. Admission to the Whitney (which features the recently opened Frank Stella Retrospective) is being generously provided by alumnus Philip Monaghan.

RSVP as soon as possible to Cathy Jung or call 806-834-3617.


“Texas Tech Today” Profiles Alumnus and Professor for International Artist Day

Baldari + Yoo

Recent alumnus Pedram Baldari (2015 MFA Sculpture) and Sang-Mi Yoo (associate professor of art) were profiled by Texas Tech Today earlier this week for International Artist Day.

Read the profile story [here].

IRBY PACE & TOM TURNER Included in FotoFest Talent in Texas Exhibition

Irby Pace (Dallas, 2009 BFA in Photography) and Tom Turner (San Antonio, 2013 MFA in Photography) are included in the 2015 FotoFest Talent in Texas Exhibition entitled This Side of Paradise: New Photographic Work by Texas Artists


Image by Irby Pace

The exhibition, curated by Catherine Anspon of PaperCity Magazine, is currently on display until November 14 at both the FotoFest at Silver Street Studios (2000 Edwards St., Houston, TX 77007) and the Houston Center for Photography (1441 West Alabama St., Houston, TX 77006).

There will be a curator tour with Catherine Anspon on Saturday, November 14th at 11 a.m., beginning at FotoFest and continuing to the Houston Center for Photography. A light lunch will be provided.

The Talent in Texas series was started by FotoFest in 2004.


tom turner fotoseptiembre

Tom Turner (2014 MFA in Photography) recently received the 2015 FOTOSEPTIEMBRE USA SAFOTO Choice Award, an award that acknowledges the best professional practices of artists, curators, and exhibition organizers participating in FOTOSEPTIEMBRE USA, an international photography festival. Turner won for the concept, execution, and presentation of his series Lunar Calendars.

Houston Area Alumni Invited to School of Art Reception at Redbud Gallery

Lydia Thompson, the TTU School of Art Director, is hosting an informal reception for Houston art alumni and friends at the Redbud Gallery located at 303 East 11th St, Houston, TX 77008. The reception will take place on Wednesday, October 14th from 6-8 p.m. and will include refreshments. Please RSVP to 806-742-3826 or by Friday, October 11th.


“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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