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.

ROBIN KANG Summer Exhibitions & News

Robin Kang (2robin kang004 BFA in Photography) has two upcoming exhibitions. The first one is entitled Material Myth. The exhibition will be shown at the Catinca Tabacaru Gallery located at 250 Broome St., NY, NY. The opening reception will take place on Wednesday, August 5th from 6-9 PM. The exhibition dates are August 5th-September 6th.

The second exhibition is entitled Warp and Weft, Stitch Chain & Pearl: Textiles in the Ahmanson CollectionThe opening reception will take place on Saturday, August 15th at 6 PM. This exhibition will be located at 17512 Von Karman Avenue, Irvine, CA.

Robin Kang curated an exhibition this past month entitled Sunset Overdrive. The exhibition ran from July 11th-26th at the Tree House Gallery in New York.

Check out the following links for Robin Kang’s most recent press:

ANDY (ANDREA) MOON in 2-Person Show in Montana

ANDY (ANDREA) MOON, has new ceramic work in a 2-person exhibition at the O. Gallery in Livingston, Montana this month. Reception for the exhibition is tonight (Friday, July 24th).

Go (here) to read a great online essay published in July by Big Sky Journal titled “In the Studio with Andrea Moon.”

Andrea Moon

Andy graduated from the MFA program in ceramics in 2009.  She currently lives in Red Lodge, Montana where she serves as the Residency & Communications Coordinator at the Red Lodge Clay Center.

TOM TURNER–New Series of Photographs Featured on “Wired”

Tom Turner (2014 MFA in Photography) has a new series entitled Lunar Calendars, which has been featured on Wired. View the post (here). Turner currently resides in San Antonio, TX and is a resident artist and Co-Director of the Clamp Light Artist Studios & Gallery.

ERIC SIMPSON Completes “Longsuffering” Art Book Project

It is official, ERIC SIMPSON placed 30 handmade copies of Longsuffering artbooks in the hands of a USPS mail carrier this week, bringing to an end a major project that began last winter.  Says Simpson, “It is quite exciting knowing that some are going all the way to Oregon, while others are headed to New York and some will be finding their homes in-between.”

book prototype

Last winter Eric began conversations with Dr. John Poch, poet and professor of creative writing at Texas Tech, about collaborating on a book project pairing John’s poetry with Eric’s recent photographic work.  From the beginning they envisioned creating a handmade art book that would include letterpressed poetry and hand-tipped in photographs.

By early March Eric had prepared a prototype. The pair quickly figured out that the only way they would be able to produce the project would be to seek crowdfunding and then, if successful with the crowdfunding, for Eric to do all the book binding himself.

On March 26th Eric and John launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $8,000 to support the project. If successful, their goal was to create 30 handmade books, all with letterpress text and with original artworks. Their $8,000 goal was quickly reached by the end of the second week of the campaign.  By campaign’s end, on April 25th, they had raised $13,570!

Dirk Fowler, fine tuning the proof press at CASP's Helen DeVitt Jones Print Studio

Dirk Fowler fine tuning the proof press at CASP’s Helen DeVitt Jones Print Studio

With funds in place by early May, Eric and John enlisted the assistance and expertise of letterpress gurus Dirk Fowler and Victoria M. Bee at the CASP Helen DeVitt Jones Print Studio in Lubbock in order to get the finest quality letterpress printing of the poetry. “I don’t know what we would have done without the expertise of Dirk Fowler and Vicki Bee. Once we hit our stride with the printing press, we just got better and better results. It was actually quite magical.” says John Poch.

SCOTTY HENSLER Solo Exhibition at Clamp Light Artist Studios & Gallery

Scotty HeScotty_Henlser-2nsler (MFA 2013) currently has a solo exhibition entitled Qualia Bacchanalia in San Antonio, TX at the Clamp Light Artist Studios & Gallery (1704 Blanco Rd, San Antonio, TX). The exhibition will be on view through July 31, 2015. Hensler currently serves as the Assistant Director for Landmark Arts, presenting exhibitions and speaker programs for the Texas Tech School of Art.

The new painted and sculptural works by Hensler investigate the construction and deconstruction of artistic representation as models of thinking. The work attempts to show Hensler’s filtering and rebuilding of cultural information and what happens when that filtered input converges with materials.


MIKE MOSELEY & TERRY BUMPASS– Ceramic Artists Have Two-Man Show in Lovington, New Mexico

Ceramic artists Mike Moseley and Terry Bumpass will have their artwork featured in a two-man exhibition at the Lea County Museum in Lovington, NM beginning Saturday, July 25th and continuing through October 31st. The opening reception will take place on July 25th from 5-7 PM, where both artists will be in attendance. The Lea County Museum is located at 103 South Love Street, Lovington, New Mexico 88260.

Mike Moseleymoseley2 (1977 MFA) found his love for art while attending Texas Tech University.  Moseley held many prestigious positions after graduating including working at the Sun Valley Center for the Arts and teaching at Youngstown State University in Ohio for 35 years, during which he had his work exhibited nationally and internationally. Moseley has recently retired from teaching and moved to Ranchos de Taos, NM where he continues to create art.

bumpassTerry Bumpass (1975 MFA) grew up collecting anything and everything he could get his hands on, often building his own toys as a child. This led to his mixed-media and ceramic works today. All of his works today are one-of-a-kind; full of imagination and discovery. After graduating from Tech, Bumpass became a college teacher at Hobbs, NM then went on to become the curator of the Governor’s Gallery at the Round House in Santa Fe for 8 years. He retired and moved to Raton, NM in 2002 and is now focusing on his passion for art.

CAROL CUNNINGHAM Profiled on Art & Provenance

Carol Cunningham (2014 MFA in Painting) is currently living and working in San Antonio, Texas. Carol has been profiled on Art & Provenance, an online blog centered around the vibrant art scene of San Antonio. Read the profile (here). Carol is also a resident artist of the Camp Light Artist Studios & Gallery.

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RYDER RICHARDS Interviewed by ZoneOneArts

RYDER RICHARDS (2001 BFA in Painting & Drawing; MFA from TCU) has been interviewed this month by Australia based ZoneOneArts.  Read the interview (here).

2015-07-20 Ryder Richards interview at Zone1Arts

Ryder lives and works in the Dallas area and  has taught art at the collegiate level for 10 years. He founded Eutopia: Contemporary Art Review in 2014. As the director of both privately owned and collegiate galleries Richards has been curating exhibits for 10 years, including Boom Town at the Dallas Museum of Art. Richards gives several lectures/interviews every year ranging from his own art practice to more theoretical topics related to the art world, occasionally participating in or moderating panel discussions. His website can be seen (here).

He is scheduled to have an exhibition titled a thing of this world at the PA Art Gallery in Brooklyn, NY in August.