External Media Mentions Archive

March 2023 to July 2023

March 13, 2023: Kinfolk House co-founder, artist and Art League Houston 2022 Artist of the Year Letitia Huckaby, CVAD visiting assistant professor in Studio Art is featured in Ebony magazine's article titled "3 Artists from 'Emancipation: the Unfinished Project of Liberation' Share Their Work" about the new exhibition at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, Texas. Huckaby's projects in the exhibition focus on the legacy of emancipation within contemporary African American communities. The exhibition is on view through July 9.

May 2023

May 3, 2023: "In Memoriam: A Personal Recollection of Vernon Fisher " in Glasstire: Texas Visual Art online magazine written by Matthew Bourbon, CVAD professor, Studio Art: Drawing and Painting.

January 2023 to February 2023

Jan. 5, 2023, article by Lucinda Breeding-Gonzalez, Denton Record-Chronicle: During a press tour of the newly furnished and completed Frisco Landing, the new UNT campus in Frisco, people gathered in the main stairwell. They stood underneath the new public art installation, designed and created by UNT senior Archit Karkare. The three forms suggest feathers, a reference to UNT’s mascot, the eagle. Read or listen to the article.

January 2023

Jan. 23, 2023: Sculpture student's talent ‘Soars' in Frisco Branch Campus

The new public art installation called 'Soar' hovers 10 feet above the floor at UNT's Frisco Landing.

University of North Texas sculpture major Archit Karkare's career is soaring, and he hasn't yet graduated. Karkare's 'Soar' sculpture was chosen from a dozen entries. 

The design was the result of a class assignment. View the video from NBCDFW-TV.

Jan. 21, 2023: The City of Bedford's city council commissioned a sculpture to honor the history of the 232-acre Boys Ranch Park, which operated from 1949 to 1957 to provide housing for boys who were wards of the state. During her internship with the City of Bedford, artist Jessica Green (2022, B.A., IADS) was tasked with designing a public sculpture that incorporates respect and remembrance of the past while embracing the future of the Bedford community. Green worked closely with the City of Bedford during a five-month internship to research the history of the Boys Ranch through archived newspaper articles and documents. Green also interviewed Bedford residents, city staff, and former residents of the Boys Ranch. The documents, interviews, and stories provided the narrative that Green translated into the sculpture's design. Read more about it on the City of Bedford website and the Map of Memories website.

September 2022

Sept. 15, 2022: "No one tells a true-crime story quite like Laura Evans." The September/October 2022 issue of FYI50plus online magazine features associate professor and art crime expert Evans for her recent presentation to a UNT Osher Lifelong Learning Institute audience. Evan's lecture titled "Murder, Mayhem and the Mafia: Caravaggio and the Theft of His Nativity with St. Francis and St. Lawrence" is the first presentation of the newly named Debbie and Neal Smatresk OLLI After-Five Series, which took place at the Robson Ranch Clubhouse in Denton, Texas. President and Mrs. Smatresk, many UNT President's Cabinet members and college deans also attended. Evans is the CVAD Art Museum Education Certificate program coordinator and works with graduate students pursuing a career in art museums. Written by Jordan Williams, OLLI communications strategist, the magazine article is available online, "Treasures and Thieves, Tracing Art Crimes through the great museums of Europe."

Laura Evans speaking from a podium with an image projected on a screen in the background

May 2022

May 21, 2022 — "Expressive Watercolor Paintings Are Candid Snapshots of People Living in the Moment" that are described in an article by Margherita Cole in the online newsletter, "My Modern Met," featuring paintings by Stephen Zhang, CVAD alumnus and assistant professor in Communication Design.

While versed in a variety of media, he prefers watercolor as his material of choice, he said. “I have a special connection with watercolor since it bridges Eastern and Western artistic traditions,” Zhang tells My Modern Met. “When I paint, I take advantage of contradictions inherent in the medium—between complexity and simplicity, controlling and letting go, external and internal, and permanent and temporary. My painting always starts with something that moves me, and then it begins to take on its own path.” Read the article.

Rosemary Meza-Desplas smiling at the camera, long black and white hair, red lipstick, pink crocheted necklaceMay 12, 2022: The Mellon Foundation and the Ford Foundation today announced the newest cohort of the Latinx Artist Fellowship — a multi-year initiative administered by the US Latinx Art Forum in collaboration with the New York Foundation for the Arts. Alumna and multidisciplinary artist Rosemary Meza-DesPlas, B.F.A., 1984, Studio Art: Drawing and Painting, is among the 15 artists selected. In its second year, the fellowship recognizes 15 of the most compelling Latinx visual artists working in the United States today and aims to address a systemic lack of support, visibility, and patronage of Latinx visual artists — individuals of Latin American or Caribbean descent, born or living in the United States. Read more.

March 2022

March 7, 2022: In "A Conversation with Lauren Cross, Curator of the 2022 Contemporary Art Month Perennial Exhibition," the March 7 edition of Glasstire, online art magazine, includes an interview by Ashley Allen. This year's Contemporary Art Month titled "Interior Realities," and curated by CVAD Assistant Professor Cross, showcases work from 17 San Antonio artists and will be on exhibition at two locations in San Antonio, Texas: Sala Diaz, from March 10–April 20, and the Southwest School of Art, from March 5–April 6. Every year during the month of March, as part of its mission, CAM offers a platform for artists, performers and curators to show off all the artistic creativity San Antonio has to offer at galleries, museums, performing arts spaces, schools, artist studios, and various unconventional locations across the city. Cross, artist, curator and scholar, serves as the CVAD program coordinator and core faculty member for the Interdisciplinary Art and Design Studies program. Her research addresses interdisciplinary topics within the visual arts and design, including critical theory, social practice, art entrepreneurship/arts administration, curatorial studies/museum studies, multiculturalism, and women's and gender studies.

March 8, 2022: SAAM, the online blog of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, features an article in its March 8, 2022, edition about CVAD Associate Professor Alicia Eggert, Studio Art: Sculpture, to discover the inspiration behind her "monumental neon artwork" titled "This Present Moment" (2019-2020) artwork. The article, "Contemporary Craft: This Present Moment," reveals that the artwork is based on a quote from the revolutionary futurist Stewart Brand’s book, "The Clock of the Long Now" (1999), inspired the title of the exhibition "This Present Moment: Crafting a Better World."This Present Moment: Crafting a Better World" marks the 50th anniversary of SAAM’s Renwick Gallery by celebrating the dynamic landscape of American craft. The exhibition explores how artists — especially women, people of color, LGBTQ+, and Native artists — have crafted spaces for daydreaming, stories of persistence, models of resilience, and methods of activism that resonate today. In order to craft a better world, it must first be imagined. This story about Eggert's art is part of a series that takes a closer look at selected artists and artworks with material drawn from exhibition texts and the catalogue.

February 2022

Feb. 15, 2022: The March 2022 edition of "Texas Monthly" features alumna Nosheen Iqbal, Communication Design: Graphic Design in "Colorful Threads Come to Life in Wall Hangings by a Richardson Artist," written by Sierra Juarez. Iqbal incorporates her Pakistani heritage into the embroidery and wood pieces that she crafts in her home studio in Richardson, Texas. To see some of her creations, visit her website.

Feb. 16, 2022: NBCDFW-TV reporter Noelle Walker caught up with TFC Curator and Director Annette Becker to give Dallas viewers a look at "Delight: Selections from the Texas Fashion College," the Spring 2022 exhibition in the CVAD Gallery. Watch the interview on NBC DFW-TV.

January 2022

Jan. 2, 2022: The Amon Carter Museum of American Art has named UNT CVAD alumna Mary Mbongo Nangah, Ph.D., 2015, Art Education, as a 2022 Carter Community Artist. Nangah is an instructor at Texas Christian University, School of Art, in the Department of Art Education. Originally from Cameroon, she earned an M.F.A. in 2009 from Parsons, the New School for Design in New York. Her pedagogy is grounded in postcolonial studies and critical multiculturalism to foster art education that is critically cognizant, inclusive and equitable. In her work at TCU, Nangah is a diversity, equity and inclusion faculty advocate for the College of Fine Arts, working to support students, faculty, and staff in facilitating DEI initiatives. View the NBC TV story about Nangah.

December 2021

Dec. 29, 2021: "County Line Magazine" of Ben Wheeler, Texas, features an article, "The Black Dress: A Classic Backdrop for Tyler Museum's Golden Anniversary" that includes the Texas Fashion Collection artifacts in the museum's exhibition, "The Black Dress: Selections from the Texas Fashion Collection and Works by Nancy Lamb." Open through Jan. 30, the exhibition celebrates the impact of the iconic black dress on fashion and social gatherings since its popularization by Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel in the 1920s. The exhibit is a collaboration between the Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, Texas, and the Texas Fashion Collection of the UNT College of Visual Arts and Design. Texas Fashion Collection Director Annette Becker and Tyler Museum of Art Curator Caleb Bell co-curated the exhibit.

Dec. 10, 2021: Professor David Stout, composition studies and coordinator for the Initiative for Advanced Research in Technology and the Arts, has put forward two CVAD students in the spotlight. Work by graduate student Diana Rojas-Ponce, ('20, B.F.A., Studio Art: New Media Art), and Zuyva Sevilla, undergraduate, is highlighted in an article by graduate student J. Andrew Smith, College of Music. As intermedia artists who exemplify the collaborative and interdisciplinary spirit of iARTA, both Rojas and Sevilla, have pulled from many different disciplines to create innovative and sophisticated approaches to their practice as artists. Read the article on the iARTA news web page.

November 2021

Nov. 9, 2021: Curbed.com, an online real estate and urban design part of "New York Magazine" features 2005 Studio Art Drawing and Painting alum in "Baseera Khan's Fever-Induced Works about Home" in the Performances Section. Khan's performance collapses the boundaries between the isolated domestic life of the early-pandemic era with the (sometimes) socially rich online one. The rehearsals and recordings of the show were live-streamed by the Chelsea art space the Kitchen, and Khan is currently fundraising to film a pilot. 

September 2021

Sept. 23, 2021: Lowriders take Jefferson Boulevard on Sundays. Mónica Salazar, Art History lecturer, helps explain why in a Sept. 23, 2021, article in Al Día news, "Lowriders se toman Jefferson Boulevard los domingos en Oak Cliff." Lowriders are a symbol that represents the mixture of American car culture with Mexican culture's iconography, such as images of the Virgin of Guadalupe and pre-Columbian images, Salazar said. A lowrider, or low rider, is a customized car with a lowered body. These customized vehicles generally are painted with intricate, colorful designs, rolling on wire-spoke wheels with whitewall tires that are usually smaller than the original wheels, ranging down to 13 inches. With the origins of lowriders in California, how did the culture arrive in Texas? Salazar explains that the migration of Californian families to the Southwest expanded the culture of the lowriders to other states. Car clubs also began creating chapters outside of California. Article in English: The ‘Sunday Cruise’ celebrates family and culture of lowriders in Dallas’ Hispanic community.

August 2021

Aug. 5, 2021: Marco Werman, host of The World, public radio’s longest-running daily global news program, speaks with Nada Shabout, Regents Professor of art history and coordinator of the Contemporary Arab and Muslim Cultural Studies Initiative at the University of North Texas. Listen to the broadcast titled "U.S. to return 17,000 artifacts and treasures to Iraq."


Aug. 3, 2021: The Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, named artist Karla García, CVAD alumna, as one of five winners to receive the 2021 Nasher Artist Grant. Garcia will use her grant to build a stand-alone studio for her ceramics practice, she said. The grant will allow her a safer space to make the work that “speaks of Mexican culture, migration, and Mexican-American identity, as related to my experience.” The dedicated studio space will encourage García to expand her practice, making larger works and exhibitions possible, including an outdoor installation of her unfired clay sculptures sited in the desert near the U.S.-Mexico border in El Paso, Texas, which will result in the publication of an artist book documenting the works. García also hopes the grant will provide support to acquire permits to move the installation across the border to Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua.

July 2021

July 16, 2021: The New York Times quoted Jennifer Way, professor, Art History, in its July 16, 2021 article "Can a Yarn Store be a Place of Healing?," by Sejla Rizvic. Crafting has surged during the pandemic and experts believe there are benefits to up-close-and-personal crafting that an online quilting class just can’t replicate. Dr. Way has found "that the crafts themselves—the quilts, the scarves, the needlepoint pillows—tend to matter less than the soothing fabrication process that creates them." Crafting has a “haptic quality,” she explained, which, through touching and working with craft materials, connects to ideas of mindfulness and wellness.

July 1, 2021: The International Sculpture Center, publisher of Sculpture magazine, announced the recipients of the 2021 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Awards. From UNT, Stephen Abernathy, (2021, B.F.A., Studio Art: Sculpture) was one of only 11 recipients of the award from a pool of 198 nominees from 100 schools. Abernathy's sculpture is titled "XL (Xtended Life), 2021" and will be included in a group exhibition. Abernathy also will be given a one-year complimentary membership to the ISC and included in a feature article in the January/February 2022 issue of Sculpture magazine.

June 2021

June 29, 2021: Texas Monthly features alumnus Jean-Sebastien Boncy, (2011, M.F.A., Studio Art: Photography) in an article titled "Photographer Sebastien Boncy Chronicles Life in Houston’s Concrete Jungle" written by Daniel Oppenheimer for the online magazine's art section. Boncy spent more than seven years documenting Houston's life, landscape, and architecture. More photos by Boncy can be viewed on his visual archive, Purple Time Space Swamp and on Instagram @tiboncy.

May 2021

May 17, 2021: Jacob Phillips (2021, M.F.A., Studio Art: Sculpture) joined the University of Alabama at Birmingham as the full-time laboratory supervisor for the Department of Art and Art History.

May 17, 2021: Written for Glasstire, Texas Visual Art by Michael Frank Blair (2012, M.F.A., Studio Art: Drawing and Painting), Logocentric: Alicia Eggert at Liliana Bloch Gallery, Dallas is a thoughtful review of an exhibition titled "Conditions by Possibility" by Alicia Eggert, associate professor, Studio Art: Sculpture. While it's the gallery’s first solo showing of the Denton-based artist's work, Eggert's neon and kinetic installations have been widely exhibited in the region and beyond. 

May 12, 2021: Shoutout DFW connected with Amie Adelman, professor, Studio Art, to learn about her business Amie Adelman Art in an article titled "Meet Amie Adelman | Artist."

April 2021

April 28, 2021: Special contributor to the Dallas Morning News Matthew Bourbon, professor, Studio Art: Drawing and Painting, writes about New Mexico-based artist Joshua Hagler's current show at Cris Worley Fine Art, Dallas. The article in the Arts Entertainment Visual Arts Section is titled "Joshua Hagler’s exuberantly sullen paintings at Cris Worley Fine Arts speak to creation, death." The artist's exhibition, including "Drawing in the Dark," is on view through May 8.

April 28, 2021: Paper City Magazine writes about the Nasher Sculpture Center's exhibition of "A Subtle Alchemy" by CVAD alumna Dan N. Lam, 2010, B.F.A., Studio Art: Drawing and Painting, in an article titled "A Sneak Peek of Celeb-Loved Dallas Artist's Largest Sculpture Ever at Nasher Public." On display through May 23, the exhibit is eight feet tall and the largest "Squish" piece Lam has ever made. A former student of CVAD Professor Emeritus Vincent Falsetta while at UNT, Lam had the freedom to explore more than acrylic paint. See her work on Instagram @sopopomo.

April 27, 2021: Alfred University School of Art and Design, Alfred, N.Y., announced the selection of CVAD alumna Maria Villanueva, ('21, M.F.A., Studio Art: Drawing and Painting) as a new addition to the faculty for the 2021-22 academic year. Villanueva will be working as a visiting assistant professor of expanded media animation.

April 26, 2021: In the Arts Entertainment and Visual Arts section of the Dallas Morning News online edition, Associate Professor Alicia Eggert's new exhibition was featured in an article titled "Denton artist Alicia Eggert bends the light — and our thinking — at Liliana Bloch Gallery solo show." Using a variety of materials, Eggert transforms simple words and philosophical phrases into 3D objects with her solo exhibition through May 17 at the Liliana Bloch Gallery.

April 19, 2021: Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, Tenn., announces alumnus Horacio Casillas ('18, M.F.A, Studio Art: Ceramics) as one of its 2021-2021 artists-in-residence. 

April 19, 2021: The Texas Association of Schools of Art's Artovation 2021 Student Exhibition included Kaitlin West, graduate student, Studio Art: Sculpture, in its congratulatory message of the selected and winning artists. West earned second place for her sculpture titled "That Shadow That Never Leaves You." Additional exhibits selected for the graduate student show from CVAD are Emily Potts, Maria Haag, Kyung Hee Im, Cosmo Jones, Saxon Martinez, and Jae-Eun Suh. Undergraduate exhibits selected for the show included art by Paul Armstrong, Riley Barkowsky, Sanah Brown-Bowers, Andrea Burciaga, Alexandra De Leon, Whitney Ethridge, Maya Heidel, Roxana Hernandez, Clara Limberg, Christopher Novinski, Trang Nguyen, Zoe Pitts, Jacqueline Scherf, Chloe Trent and Abby Zechman.

April 15, 2021: New York Mayor Bill de Blasio appointed alumna Keri Butler, ('96, B.A., Art) as the executive director of the Public Design Commission, New York City's design review agency. In addition to overseeing the PDC’s design review process, Butler has represented the commission on panels and public events that highlight the city’s art collection and women designers. She has managed collaborative projects and events such as the Annual Awards for Excellence in Design, Women-Designed NYC, and Sustainable NYC. Additionally, Keri has worked with numerous agencies and private partners to preserve the city’s art collection and expand the City Hall tour program to highlight Black history.

March 2021

March 30, 2021: Phoenix New Times names Erin Joyce ('10, B.A., Art History), fine arts curator at Heard Museum as one of the "15 Women Curators to Know in Arizona." Joyce has organized and co-curated more than 30 exhibitions around the U.S. In recent years, she has curated exhibits featuring contemporary artists Nicholas Galanin and Maria Hupfield.

March 29, 2021: D Magazine features the Texas Fashion Collection's exhibition, Fashion in Residence, in its article titled "Designer Garments From UNT’s Historic Fashion Collection Are on View at NorthPark Center." The exhibition highlights 14 womenswear garments from the historical archive.

March 29, 2021: CultureMap Dallas includes an article titled "Comfy Quarantine Fashion Inspires Stylish new Exhibit at NorthPark Dallas" in its March 29 online edition highlighting the Texas Fashion Collection's exhibition of 14 garments through June 6. The exhibition, "Fashion in Residence," is on view between Neiman Marcus and Dillard's on level one of the shopping center; admission is free.

March 13, 2021: Glasstire, Texas Visual Art "One Work, Short Take: Margaret Meehan in Dallas," written by Matthew Bourbon, painter, art critic and professor, Studio Art: Drawing and Painting. Bourbon's article is a review of Meehan's solo exhibition  "After Laughter" available through April 3 at the Conduit Gallery, Dallas.

March 11, 2021: The spring 2021 issue of American Craft, a craft lifestyle magazine, features Sarita Westrup, ('16, MFA, Studio Art), who shares how she became interested in art, looms and making.

March 1, 2021: CVAD alumna Heather Weise Alexander, (BFA, Communication Design: Graphic Design), owner of Bell’INVITOfine stationery and paper goods company, comments on her modern etiquette expertise and love of traditional craftsmanship in StyleBlueprint's article "A Modern Etiquette Expert at Your Service." 

February 2021

Feb. 4, 2021: "Anti-Racist Pedagogy in Art: A UNT Speaker Series Provides a Vision for the Future" in D Magazine today features the online panel discussions, 2044 Series: Anti-Racist Praxis as Futurist Art and Design Pedagogy, conceived and created by assistant professors Kathy Brown, Art Education, and Lauren Cross, Interdisciplinary Art and Design Studies. 

Feb. 2, 2021: "This UNT Professor's Artwork Just Got Acquired by the Smithsonian's Renwick Gallery" in Fort Worth Magazine describes the acquisition of "This Present Moment," a neon light sculpture created by Alicia Eggert, associate professor, Studio Art: Sculpture, and coordinator for the sculpture program. The sculpture was acquired by the Renwick Gallery, a branch museum of the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. that is dedicated to contemporary craft and decorative arts. 

Feb. 1, 2021"Smithsonian's Renwick Gallery adds light sculpture by UNT art professor to permanent collection" in Denton Record-Chronicle describes the acquisition of "This Present Moment," a neon light sculpture created by Alicia Eggert, associate professor, Studio Art: Sculpture, and coordinator for the sculpture program. The sculpture was acquired by the Renwick Gallery, a branch museum of the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. that is dedicated to contemporary craft and decorative arts.

Feb. 1, 2021: Hyperallergic, an online forum "for serious, playful, and radical thinking about art in the world today" headquartered in Brooklyn, New York, shared news of "Speculations on the Infrared," a group exhibition curated by Christopher Green, visiting assistant professor, Art History. The exhibition, Feb. 6 – March 6, at Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Project Space in Manhattan features contemporary Indigenous artists whose works explore speculative Indigenous futurism through decolonizing tactics and aesthetic strategies that go beyond visibility and inclusion. For information about the Feb. 6 Virtual Opening with a curatorial walkthrough, visit the exhibition web page.

January 2021

Jan. 29, 2021: Texas Monthly' events page features the works of James Zamora, '10, BFA, Studio Art: Drawing and Painting, in his solo exhibition, Surprise, at the Ro2 Art Gallery, 1501 S. Ervay St., Dallas, Feb. 6–March 6, 2021.

Jan. 16, 2021: Calling it a "bold and inspiring tribute to African American leaders who made momentous contributions to science," the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, in partnership with the African American Museum, Dallas, announces the winner of the Staircase Project celebrating Black STEM leaders. Jurors selecting a winner included Lauren Cross, CVAD program coordinator and assistant professor, interdisciplinary art and design studies, Byron Sanders, president and CEO, Big Thought; and Arthur Simmons, quality systems management, processes and analytics, Texas Instruments, according to North Texas e-News.

Jan. 12, 2021: The Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, Mesa, Ariz., announced the Juror's Choice Award for the upcoming 42nd Annual Contemporary Crafts Exhibition was awarded to Ana Lopez, associate professor, Studio Art: Metalsmithing and Jewelry. Gail Brown, guest juror and independent curator of craft, selected Lopez's artworks, Fort Worth Gas Meter, Fort Worth Trash Chute, Louver Suite: Houston, and Louver Suite: Phoenix, for the top honor. The exhibition will be open from Feb. 12 through April 18, 2021.

Jan. 8, 2021: KERA-Radio, 90.1FM announced "Behind My Mask" as one of its top stories of 2020. The story is about Martha Samaniego Calderón, CVAD graduate student in art education, and her husband, Daniel Heiman, assistant professor of teacher education, College of Education, who published a bilingual children's book, Behind My Mask (Detrás de me cubrebocas), with reflective activities about emotions and promotes the use of masks. 

Jan. 4, 2021: Glasstire, Texas Visual Art announced the two-person exhibition "Axiomatix in Pink" by Jihye Han and Yuni Lee at the 500X Gallery, 516 Fabrication St., Dallas.

December 2020

Dec. 28, 2020: Voyage Dallas interview of Cody Norton, undergraduate, Studio Art: Drawing and Painting.

Dec. 10, 2020: Glasstire, Texas Visual Art's article, Keep Moving! The Drive-Through Experience of “Aurora: Area 3”, describes the Aurora Biennial take over of a parking garage for an immersive art experience with works by CVAD artists Alicia Eggert, associate professor of Studio Art: Sculpture, Zak Loyd, visual arts technician, New Media Art, Zuyva Sevilla, sophomore, pre-major in studio art, Julie Libersat, ('16, MFA, Studio Art: New Media Art), David Stout, professor, Studio Art: New Media Art, and Blake Weld, ('18, MFA, Studio Art: Photography).

Dec. 9, 2020: Shoutout DFW interviewed Austin Uzor, MFA student in Studio Art: Drawing and Painting. Shoutout DFW is part of the Los Angeles-based Voyage Group of Magazines LLC.

Dec. 8, 2020: Kasey Short, interdisciplinary artist and CVAD adjunct faculty assistant in Foundations, recently was selected as one of four artists in the Dallas-Fort Worth region as a member of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art's community initiative.

November 2020

Nov. 13, 2020: Curator, The Museum Journal has published You love them, but you don't know them: recognizing and welcoming lived experiences co-authored by Lauren Cross, Ph.D., assistant professor and coordinator for the CVAD Interdisciplinary Art and Design Studies program. Curator: The Museum Journal is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the California Academy of Sciences. 

Nov. 7, 2020: Heather Hoskins, ('20, MFA, Studio Art: Sculpture) is featured on three pages in Friends of the Artist, Volume 12, a platform "dedicated to showcasing the work of extremely talented emerging artists from around the world." Each volume is unique and features a diversity of aesthetics and ideas. Forty artists from nine countries who work in multiple media were selected by the panel of experienced jurors from around the globe including artists Natasha Arselan, Adrian Zuñiga, Roya Sachs, and Justin Archer, ('16, MFA, Studio Art: Sculpture).

Nov. 4, 2020 — Aunna Escobedo ('20, MFA, Studio Art: Printmaking) accepted a position at the Iowa City Press Co-op Public Space One as the co-op's program coordinator in Iowa City, Iowa! Public Space One is an artist-run, nonprofit arts organization that aims to provide an independent, innovative, diverse, and inclusive space for making and presenting art, provide cultural educational opportunities, and advocate for the importance of art in everyday life for any and everyone. Congratulations, Aunna!

Nov. 3, 2020: "Archiving Eden" an exhibition of photographs at the Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, Ohio, taken by Dornith Doherty, professor, Studio Art: Photography, "provides insight in the under-appreciated magic in a seed," according to a podcast "Archiving Eden: Dornith Doherty at the Dayton Art Institute" with Susan Byrnes, producer, Culture Couch, of Community Voice at 91.3 WYSO Radio. The exhibition is open Sept. 12 – Jan. 10, 2021.

October 2020

Oct. 23: The UNT University Counselor Advisor Network announced Jennifer Grund, CVAD academic advisor, as the winner of the 2020 UCAN Awards in the category for "Advisor — Primary Role." Grund's nomination will be submitted for the 2021 NACADA Region 7 Excellence in Advising Award. NACADA is the global community for academic advising based at Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kan. 

Oct. 21, 2020: The exhibition 'Going through a Phase,' is recommended in the Art and Exhibit's Preview page of the Houston Chronicle. Alicia Eggert, associate professor Studio Art: Sculpture, has three sculptures in this group exhibition at the Galveston Art Center, Galveston, Texas, through Jan. 3, 2021.

Oct. 2: Ro2 Art, a contemporary art gallery in Dallas was named the "Best Art Gallery" in the 2020 Dallas Observer Awards and was presented with the 25th Annual Obelisk Award for small business by the North Texas Business Council for the Arts. The gallery is co-owned by UNT alumnus Jordan Roth. The Ro2 Art represents Brooks Oliver, assistant professor, Studio Art: Ceramics.

Oct. 2: Dallas Morning News Arts Entertainment and Visual Arts section: On a different level: Downtown Dallas parking garage hosts Aurora’s cool and trippy art showCalled Area 3, the drive-through experience features large-scale installations by local artists that immerse visitors in light, color and sound. In this exhibition are CVAD artists  Alicia Eggert, associate professor of Studio Art: Sculpture; Zak Loyd, visual arts technician, New Media Art; Zuyva Sevilla, sophomore, pre-major in studio art; Julie Libersat, ('16, MFA, Studio Art: New Media Art); David Stout, professor, Studio Art: New Media Art; and Blake Weld, ('18, MFA, Studio Art: Photography).

September 2020

Sept. 29: Glasstire Texas Visual Art, "Meet the Fall 2020 Artspace San Antonio Residents Selected by Guest Curator Lauren Cross." The artists selected by Cross, assistant professor and program coordinator for Interdisciplinary Art and Design Studies, include CVAD alumna Letitia Huckaby, ('10, MFA, Studio Art: Photography).

Sept. 24: On the Art of Kimowan Metchewais, an online Zoom panel discussion including Christopher Green, writer, art historian and visiting assistant professor in art history at CVAD; 6-7 p.m., CST; 7-8 p.m. EDT; hosted by Aperture magazine's fall edition, Native America.

Sept. 18: Stephen Zhang, ('94, M.F.A., Communication Design) assistant professor, Communication Design; Ari Brielle Edwards, ('16, B.A., Interdisciplinary Art and Design), D Magazine, 'Our Faces, Our Voice' Highlights Self-portraits by Artists of Color; Madelyn Sneed-Grays, ('14, B.F.A., Studio Art: Drawing and Painting)and James Zamora, ('15, B.F.A., Studio Art: Drawing and Painting)

Sept. 15: “Area 3” artists from CVAD Alicia Eggert, interdisciplinary artist and associate professor of sculpture, Zak Loyd, visual arts technician, New Media Art, Zuyva Sevilla, sophomore, pre-major in studio art, will participate in "Area 3," an immersive art exhibition; Glasstire: Oct. 1, 2020 – Jan. 1, 2021, AURORA, the Dallas-based, artist-run biennial, will exhibit from the safety of the viewer's car in “Area 3” in a 100,000 square-foot parking garage in downtown Dallas. 

Sept. 15: Jennifer Way, Ph.D., professor, Art History; Denton Record-Chronicle: Pandemic productivity: Quarantine sends people into the garage and craft rooms for handmade diversions

Sept. 13, 2020: Alumna Deborah Kuster, ('04, Ph.D., Art Education; '02, Graduate Academic Certification in Art Museum Education); Arkansas Online, Fiber art exhibit at UCA celebrates suffrage; Threads through time at UCA.

Sept. 11: Martha Samaniego Calderón, graduate student; North Texas DailyUNT couple writes bilingual children’s book to help youth navigate COVID-19

Sept. 9: Jason "JJ" Thomson, ('19, M.F.A., Studio Art: Metalsmithing and Jewelry) recently accepted a position as the digital fabrication lead technician at the Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Ga.

August 2020

Aug. 29: Dana Tanamachi, ('07, B.F.A, Communication Design, stamp designer and lettering artist; Michael's, Made by You™, Michael's Makers: Made by Dana.

Aug. 27: Stephen Zhang, ('94, M.F.A., Communication Design) assistant professor, Communication Design; Ari Brielle Edwards, ('16, B.A., Interdisciplinary Art and Design); Patron MagazineOur Faces, Our Voices Exhibition

Aug. 22, 2020: Dana Tanamachi, ('07, B.F.A., Communication Design), stamp designer and lettering artist; The Rafu ShimpoA show of gratitude in a postage stamp

Aug. 19: Dana Tanamachi, ('07, B.F.A., Communication Design), stamp designer and lettering artist; Houston ChronicleUSPS releases new "Thank You" stamp designed by Houston artistThank You Stamp

Aug. 14: Martha Samaniego Calderón, graduate student; Texas Standard"A Denton Couple Wrote a Bilingual Book to Encourage Kinds to Wear Masks"

Aug. 13: Karla García, ('19, M.F.A., Studio Art: Ceramics and Museum Education Certificate); Nasher Windows, Karla García's Home and Land Project, Nasher Sculpture Garden, Dallas

Aug. 12: Martha Samaniego Calderón, graduate student; The World, public radio program, Corona Virus Art: "A Texas couple wrote a bilingual book to encourage children to wear masks"

Aug. 11: Morgan Everhart ('13, B.F.A., Studio Art: Drawing and Painting), AucArt interview, In the Studio with Morgan Everhart

Aug. 9: Martha Samaniego Calderón, graduate student; The Armenian ReporterNorth Texas Couple Pens Bilingual Kids Book On Importance Of Wearing A Mask 

Aug. 6: Liz Trosper, lecturer, Foundations; "Glasstire, Texas Visual Art", Top Five: 1. Liz Trosper: Dandelion and Rose Exhibition, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas; Exhibition: through Sept. 25, 2020. 

July 2020

July 30: Martha Samaniego Calderón, graduate student, Art Education; Art and Seek, Dallas, A Denton Couple Wrote A Bilingual Book To Encourage Kids To Wear Masks

July 30: Douglas May, assistant professor, Communication Design: Graphic Design, has been awarded a Gold Award for his logo design for Skunkworks Custom Guitars and a Silver Award for his poster design for Haas Moto Museum, in the Graphis Design Annual 2021.

July 30: Jake Dockins, ('20, B.F.A., Studio Art: Photography), Mariah Tyler, ('14, B.F.A., Studio Art: Photography); Dallas Morning NewsNorth Texas artists launch auction to raise money for racial justice and pandemic relief

July 29: Arianna Morales, ('16, B.F.A., Studio Art: Metalsmithing and Jewelry), founder of Brasscopper Art; Austin Monthly, August 2020 edition; Brasscopper Handcrafts Unique Metal Masterpieces.

July 27: Liss LaFleur, assistant professor of Studio Art: New Media Art; Less Than Half blog of the 50 Women Project with Hall W. Rockefeller, founding editor; Women of Texas: Liss LaFleur

July 24: Paula Lupkin, associate professor, Art History; UNT Libraries Special CollectionsPaula Lupkin, wins a fall 2020 Coursework Development Grant 

July 23: Liss LaFleur, assistant professor, Studio Art: New Media Art; UNT’s Liss LaFleur named 'Citizen Artist Fellow' by the Kennedy Center

July 21: Liss LaFleur, assistant professor, Studio Art: New Media Art; Glasstire, Texas Visual Art: Humble, TX Native Liss LaFleur Recognized as a 2020-2021 Kennedy Citizen Artist Fellow

July 20, 2020: Voyage Dallas interviewed Loren Jones, MFA student, Studio Art: Metalsmithing and Jewelry, about his fascination with mythology and how his sculpture reflects his passion for medieval design.

July 20: Jennifer Way, professor, Art History; The Journal of Modern Craft; book review of "The Politics of Vietnamese Craft: American Diplomacy and Domestication" by Bic Tieu; and related interview by Sarah Grant.

July 17: Annette Becker, curator, director, Texas Fashion Collection; 28-minute video, Conversations with Keren Ben-Horin

July 15: Annette Lawrence, professor, Studio Art; Lauren Cross, assistant professor, IADS; Dallas Museum of Art Uncrated Blog, Connections Across Collections: C3 Visiting Artists

July 15: J. Abe Marin, ('16, B.A., Interdisciplinary Arts and Design Studies), board member, Denison Arts Council, Denison, Texas; HeraldDemocrat.com: Local artist shares story, dreams for GC art community

July 13: Joseph Guzman, ('15, B.F.A., Studio Art: Sculpture), entrepreneur and founder, Visiona Creative Services, Dallas; Voyage Dallas: Meet Joseph Guzman of Visiona Creative Solutions

July 13: Katayoun Bahrami, graduate student, Studio Art: Fibers; Voyage Dallas: Meet Katayoun Bahrami

July 9: Christine Sanders, ('99, B.F.A., Visual Art Studies), educational coordinator, Greater Denton Arts Council; UNT Career Center interview: Soaring Beyond: Christine Sanders

July 9: Lauren Cross, assistant professor, Interdisciplinary Arts and Design Studies; Glasstire, Texas Visual Art: Top Five: July 9, 2020. What Artists Are Listening to Right Now

July 7: Martha Samaniego Calderón, graduate student, Art Education; Omaha World-HeraldTo show love amid COVID-19 fears, Texas couple creates a bilingual book to help kids cope

July 6: Martha Samaniego Calderón, graduate student, Art Education; The Sacramento BeeThe News & Observer, The State, Lexington Herald-Leader, The Modesto Bee, Belleville News-Democrat, Sun Herald, Bradenton Herald, Tri-City Herald and Rock Hill Herald

July 2: Hannah Davis, senior, Communication Design: User Experience; NT DailyUNT artist uses painting and design to convey internalized thoughts

July 1: Martha Samaniego Calderón, graduate student, Art Education, The Dallas Morning NewsTo show love amid COVID-19 fears, North Texas couple creates a bilingual book to help kids cope 

June 2020

June 29: Morgan Grasham, (M.F.A. candidate, Studio Art: Sculpture, New Media Art); Glasstire, Texas Visual Art: Fort Worth’s Artspace111 Announces Cash Winners of Texas Juried Exhibition

June 29: J. Tate D. Hollingsworth, ('19, B.F.A., Studio Art: Drawing and Painting); Voyage Dallas: Meet Tate Hollingsworth of Hollingsworth & Co. in North DFW

June 26: Letitia Huckaby, ('10, M.F.A., Studio Art: Photography); Glasstire, Texas Visual Art: Artists Letitia and Sedrick Huckaby Declare “END RACISM NOW” On Fort Worth’s Main Street

June 23: Alisa Otto, adjunct faculty, Fashion Design; Voyage Dallas: Meet Alisa Otto of Ottoman Threads in North Dallas

June 23, 2020: Jacob Phillips, ('21, M.F.A., Studio Art: Sculpture), teaching fellow; Voyage Dallas: Meet Jacob Phillips

June 20: Nada Shabout, professor, Art History; Arab NewsCulture 'offers hope in post-pandemic world,' Saudi forum told

June 16: Martha Samaniego Calderón, graduate student, Art Education, Scripps National News; YouTube: Bilingual book answering questions and addressing emotions around kids wearing masks and NBC5-TV Dallas: Denton Couple Authors Bilingual Book to Help Kids Deal with Face Mask Fear

June 16: Marcy Bishop-Lilley, ('16, M.F.A., Studio Art: Painting and Drawing), student services coordinator, UNT Career Center; Voyage Dallas: Meet Marcy Bishop-Lilley

June 12: Jennifer Way, professor, Art History; Twitter Conference: Pandemic, Crisis, and Modern Studies, Countervoices, Centre for Modern Studies, University of York, York, England; Program: Dr. Way, 5:30 p.m. Time in England; 11:30 a.m. CST: Making Craft and War: COVID-19 and the War-Related, Craft Therapies of Americans since ca. 1914. Twitter: @cmodspgforum1 and #cmodspan2020.

June 10: Martha Samaniego Calderón, graduate student, Art Education; Denton Record-ChronicleNew bilingual book to help children navigate masks in the pandemic 

June 9: Nada Shabout, professor, Art History; Interview by Melissa Gronlund in Arts and Culture, The National: 'Archives tell us different stories about how things were': Inside the journey to document Modern Arab art

June 8: Jeremy Diamond, (2020, B.F.A., Studio Art: Metalsmithing and Jewelry); Voyage Dallas: Meet Jeremy Diamond

June 1: Kay Seedig, ('17, M.F.A., Studio Art: Printmaking) CVAD visual arts technician, Foundations; Voyage Dallas: Meet Kay Seedig  

May 2020

May 28: Kushal Bastakoti, class of 2021, Studio Art: Drawing and Painting; Shoutout DFW: Meet Kushal Bastakoti: Artist (link expired).

May 18: Diana Rojas-Ponce, ('20, B.F.A., Studio Art: New Media Art); Voyage Dallas: Meet Diana Rojas

May 11: Mary Johnson, lecturer, Studio Art; Voyage Dallas: Meet Mary Johnson

May 2: Alicia Eggert, assistant professor, Studio Art: Sculpture; Glasstire, Texas Visual Arts: Checking in With: Alicia Eggert 

April 2020

April 3: Letitia Huckaby, ('10, M.F.A., Studio Art: Photography); Glasstire, Texas Visual Art: Five-Minute Tours: Letitia Huckaby at Foto Relevance, Houston