AwardsTrenton Doyle Hancock
Trenton Doyle Hancock who was recently included in Smithsonian Magazine's 37 Under 36: America's Young Innovators in the Arts and Sciences was selected to exhibit in the 2002 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. He is also featured on the PBS Series, Art:21 (Art in the 21st Century). He has exhibited extensively across the United States and abroad. Selected recent solo exhibitions include: Trenton Doyle Hancock at the Galleria Marabini in Bologna, Italy (2008), Trenton Doyle Hancock: The Wayward Thinker at The Fruitmarket in Edinburgh, Scotland (2007), In the Blestian Room at James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY (2006) and St. Sesom and the Cult of Color, Dunn and Brown Contemporary in Dallas, TX (2005). He has received the Joyce Alexander Wein Award from the Studio Museum in Harlem, NY, the Artadia Foundation Award, the S.J. Wallace Truman Fund Prize in the 181st Annual Exhibition from the National Academy Museum in New York, NY and the Penny McCall Foundation Award. He was a grant recipient from the Joan Mitchell Foundation (through the Dallas Museum of Art) and received the Camille Hanks Cosby Fellowship through the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. His work is included in the collections of the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, The Contemporary Museum in Honolulu, Hawaii, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in The Netherlands, the Museum of Art at the Rhode Island School of Design, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Virginia and the Ulrich Museum of Art in Wichita, Kansas. Trenton received his BFA from Texas A&M University-Commerce in 1999.
In 2008, Ballet Austin sponsored a feature length performance titled "Cult of Color: Call to Color" a ballet based on Mr. Hancock's ongoing narratives. Working with nationally acclaimed composer Graham Reynolds and Ballet Austin,s artistic director/choreographer Stephen Mills, Mr. Hancock co-wrote the narrative, designed the costumes, and the stage design.http://www.smithsonianmag.com/specialsections/innovators/hancock.html
1) Randall Schmit is the 2011 Recipient of the Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Individual Artist Support Grant
2) Schmit is also included in the Permanent Collection of the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Malibu, CA
3) He is Visiting Artist this November at New York's School of Visual Arts, where he will give a slide lecture on 13 November, 2012 at the SVA Amphitheatre in New York, NY:
Randall Schmit, a painter, received his BFA and MFA from Texas A&M University-Commerce in 1977 and 1979. Since then, he received the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation Grant in 1983 and the Invitational Travel Grant from Instanbul, Turkey. He has exhibited extensively in California, New York, Ohio, Florida, Georgia and Turkey. His work is included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY), New Orleans Museum of Art, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, the Birmingham Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art (Jacksonville, FL), the Nasher Museum of Art (Duke University, Durham, NC), the Castellani Art Museum, Niagara University (Niagara, NY) and Art Museum of Western Virginia (Roanoke, VA). His most recent solo exhibition was in 2007: Private View: New Work at Res Nova, New York, NY.
Barbara Elam, a printmaker who received her MFA from Texas A&M University-Commerce taught at Rockford College, in Rockford, Illinois and has since moved back to Texas. She is the Director of 416 West Gallery and Print Center in Denison.
Lawrence Lee received his BFA (Painting) in 2002 from Texas A&M University-Commerce. In 2007, he received the Dallas Museum of Art Kimbrough Award. His work is a part of the Museum of Fine Arts Collection in Houston, Texas. Recent solo exhibits have included "Write Your Music Here" at Barry Whistler Gallery in Dallas, TX and "Onesimus and the Clock of Birds" at Clementine Gallery in New York, NY.
Lawrence Lee is currently enrolled in the graduate program at MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art).
He was chosen for the Department of Art as the Alumni Ambassador for 2008.
He has since had another solo exhibition in New York at Von Lintel Gallery entitled "Sweet Sweetback,s Baadassssss Song", and is working on a show entitled "Ringmaster" for Rohrer Fine Art in Southern California. He is also working on a book of his drawings that follow a fantastical narrative which parallels his life.
Liz Elberg's video, "Scraping" was accepted into a national juried show called "20th September Competition" that was exhibited at the Alexandria Museum of Art in Louisiana in September of 2007. It was a national competition juried by Peter Jones, a professor of Painting at LSU. Liz received her BFA with a Sculpture Concentration from A&M-Commerce in 2007. During her studies at A&M-Commerce, Liz did an independent study with Josephine Durkin. This involved making a large installation in the Sculpture Critique room and organizing a solo show.
Christy Crosson was awarded an Internship at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas in 2008. After completing the internship, she helped to start up and a run a gallery in Marfa.
Christy Crosson graduated in December of 2007 with a BFA (concentration in Ceramics) and a BA in English. While she was earning her BFA, she became very involved in her Sculpture classes. During her last semester at Texas A&M University-Commerce, she had the opportunity to do an independent study with Josephine Durkin, an artist and Assistant Professor who teaches Sculpture, 3-D Design and Contemporary Issues. Part of Christy's independent study involved being Josephine's part-time studio assistant and helping her install three new sculptural installations for a solo show at the Ulrich Museum of Art in Wichita, Kansas. "This was the best class I have ever taken. I can't believe how much I've learned. In the process of doing an independent study with Josie, I've gained access to important behind-the-scenes knowledge. I've learned how a professional studio is run, how an artist can organize her studio to make use of an assistant, how work is packed and transported and how to communicate with museums, curators, other artists and gallery directors. I also got the chance to see Josie's work evolve from quick drawings to finished objects, installations and interactive mechanical systems. The experience has been nothing short of incredible." Josephine states, "This was a wonderful experience for me as well. Having Christy work as my assistant is an excellent example of how an advanced student can work closely with a professor to learn about his or her research. Working with select driven students during an independent study can be a win/win situation. I miss Christy but know that she is doing a fantastic job in Marfa, Texas." After completing the independent study with Josephine, Christy graduated from A&M-Commerce and was awarded a highly competitive Internship at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas in 2008. After completing the internship, she helped to start up and a run a gallery in Marfa.
Information on the Chinati Foundation:http://www.chinati.org/visit/missionhistory.php
Photographer and educator, Scott Hunt, joined the faculty of St. Mark's School of Texas in 1998, having previously taught at Texas A&M University-Commerce. Originally from Norman, Oklahoma, he received a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Fine Arts from East Texas State University. In 1999 he was a finalist and runner-up for the Alfred Eisenstaedt Award for Magazine Photography and received a Merit Award from the Society of Publication Designers.
His work has taken him to over twenty countries across five continents. Clients include, Life Magazine, Texas Monthly, American Way, Southwest Spirit, D Magazine, The Dallas Morning News, The U.S.A. Film Festival, Dell Computer, Electronic Data Systems, Electronic Arts, Paine Webber, Gulf Oil, and J.C. Penney Company. His photographs have been published in over thirty publications in North America, Europe, and Africa including Maxim, Official Playstation Magazine, Communication Arts, Graphis and How. Scott Hunt is currently a Photography Instructor at St. Mark's School of Texas.
Alicia Pol won the top Student Award Best of Show in 2008. There were 270 student entries in the national competition. Each of these entries had to be a winner from a local ADDY competition; then they must win at the regional competition to be able to advance to the national competition. The ADDY Awards are the world's largest, and toughest advertising competition, presenting both professional and student advertising. The ADDY Awards showcase 75 categories of advertising, including the Student ADDY Awards, designed exclusively for college students. The ADDY program is unique among all advertising competitions in that it is comprised of three rigorous levels of judging beginning at the local club level, moving on to regional competitions and ultimately advancing to the national finals. With more than 60,000 entries annually, the ADDY Awards continue to demonstrate creative excellence from a wide range of advertisers and agencies. This year, out of the 1,875 entries judged in the national competition, a total of 413 ADDY Awards were presented, including 157 Gold and 256 Silver ADDY Awards. Of the 2008 finalists, 1,605 were professional entries, resulting in 129 Gold and 209 Silver ADDYs. Out of the 270 student entries judged, 28 Gold ADDYs, 47 Silver ADDYs and 2 Special Judges Awards were given. The 2008 Best of Show winners in both the Student and Professional ADDY categories were announced during the ADDY Awards Gala on Tuesday, June 10, at the AAF National Conference 2008 in Atlanta.
Robyn received her BFA from A&M-Commerce in 2000. Robyn Oneil was selected to exhibit in the 2004 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. Her work is featured in the collections of the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University, the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, Texas, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston and the Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State University. She has shown extensively in the United States and Europe. Upcoming solo exhibitions include shows at Roberts and Tilton Gallery (Los Angeles, January 2009), Tache-Levy Gallery (Brussels, March 2009), Praz-Delavallade (Berlin, February 2009), Tony Wight Gallery (Chicago, October 2009), Des Moines Art Center (a traveling museum show that will begin in October 2009) and Praz-Delaavallade in Paris (November 2009).
BFA Ceramics 2006
Chris will be completing her MFA at The University of Dallas, Irving, in 2009. She is currently teaching ceramics and art appreciation courses at Collin County, Eastfield, and Brookhaven.
Chris Blackhurst's sculpture was awarded Best in Show at the 2008 juried exhibition "Outside the Lines 8" at The Bath House Cultural Center.Outside the Lines 8, a juried art exhibition, June 7-28, 2008. This exhibition featured 40 local and regional artists and presented works in different media, including painting, sculpture, photography, etchings, installation art and mixed media. The artwork contained in this exhibition was selected by a panel of jurors made up by Marty Ray, Elizabeth Mellot-Carreón, Mary Morgan, and Dahlia Woods. Outside the Lines was created to celebrate the transcendent, innovative and experimental work of local and regional visual artists. Since its inception in 2000, this exhibition has gained a reputation for being a vital showcase of inventive artworks created by contemporary artists.
BFA Ceramics 2001
Rolando Shaw's work was included in the juried exhibition "Clay on the Wall: 2007 Clay National," at Landmark Arts, TTU School of Art, Lubbock, TX. The exhibition was held in the Landmark Gallery at the Tech School of Art from December 1, 2007 - February 17, 2008.
Matthew Kangas, Seattle based independent art critic and curator, served as juror for the Clay on the Wall: 2007 Clay National. Kangas is internationally recognized, having written over 1,000 essays, catalogues and articles, and 12 books. A frequent contributor to Art in America, Ceramics Monthly, Art Ltd., and many other journals, he was the 2002 North American commissioner for the Korea World Ceramic Biennale in Icheon, Korea. His recent collections are Epicenter: Essays on North American Art and Craft and Concept: The Rematerialization of the Art Object (both Midmarch Arts Press). In 1997, he curated Four in Glass: Carl Hasse, Masami Koda, Asa Sandlund, Preston Singletary for Landmark Arts. He received the Everson Medal for his contributions to American ceramics when he juried the Syracuse museum's national exhibition in 1990. Rolando just received his MFA from Texas Tech.
Katherine received her MFA from Syracuse University in 2002 and has taught ceramics and design at Syracuse University, SUNY-Oswego, A&M-Commerce, and Austin College. She is currently teaching design at Austin College. She has been a resident artist at Skowhegan and at the Shu-Li Snake Kiln in Taiwan.
Skowhegan, an intensive nine-week summer residency program for emerging visual artists established in 1946, seeks each year to bring together a gifted and diverse group of individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to art-making and inquiry to create the most stimulating and rigorous environment possible for a concentrated period of artistic creation, interaction and growth.
Katherine Taylor received an Honorable Mention in the 4th World Ceramic Biennale 2007 Korea, Icheon World Ceramic Center, Icheon-si, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea. Her work is in the collections of Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche in Faenza, Italy, the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts in San Angelo, Texas, the Shui-Li Snake Kiln Ceramics Culture Park in Shui-Li, Taiwan, the Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum and the World Ceramic Exposition Foundation in Icheon, Korea. Katherine received her BFA from Texas A&M-Commerce in 1998.The 4th World Ceramic Biennale 2007 Korea The Final Result of International Competition
The Final Selection of the 4th World Ceramic Biennale 2007 Korea International Competition was held from January 23 to 26 at the Icheon World Ceramic Center. After 3 days of ardent discussions and debates, the Grand Prize went to a Danish ceramic artist, Bodil MANZ(Denmark, 63), for her "Architectural Volume" from Ceramics as Expression category.
The Gold Prizes are presented to Una LEE(Korea, 35) for her "Supernatural 01" and also to Claire LINDNER(France, 24) for "Leviathan" in Ceramics for Use and Ceramics as Expression categories respectively. Antonella CIMATTI(Italy, 50)'s "Crespina" and Aoki RYOTA(Japan, 28)'s 'Petit Bijoux" were selected as Silver Prize winners for Ceramics for Use, and Michael GEERTSEN(Denmark, 40)'s "Blue Object' and Chunbok LEE(Korea, 34)'s "Forest Hoehr-grenzhausen" were also selected as Silver Prize winners for Ceramics as Expression category.
The jury consisted of 5 experts in ceramic and contemporary art field—2 Korean nationals and 3 foreigners. Janet MANSFIELD(Australia, IAC President), Tapio YLI-VIIKARI(Finland, Professor of Helsinki Art & Design University), Jim SUPANGKAT(Indonesia, Independent Curator), Soo-Hong JAHNG(Korea, Professor of Korea National University) and Jin-Sup YOON(Korea, Professor of Honam University) took part in both 1st and final screening.
The selected 188 works including the 26 prize winning works will be exhibited from April 28 to June 24 at the Icheon World Ceramic Center(Ceramics as Expression) and at Yeoju World Ceramic Livingware Gallery(Ceramics for Use). We once again appreciate all 1,436 artists from 66 countries for their participation and continuous support and sincerely hope to see you at the 4th World Ceramic Biennale 2007.