Archive of CVAD News, Events

The information available on this page is an accumulation of previous CVAD news and events.

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May 2021

Vicki Meek portrait, photo by Nan Coulter

Art League Houston Honors Vicki Meek as Artist of the Year

Art League Houston is celebrating Dallas-based Artist Vicki Meek, CVAD adjunct faculty, as the 2021 Texas Artist of the Year. Recognized as an artist, curator...
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Launch Agency Scholarship Winners: Ashley Owen, Kristina Armitage

Congratulations to this year’s Launch Scholarship recipients, Kristina Armitage for design and Ashley Owen for art direction! This annual scholarship was created by the Launch Agency, Dallas, in 2007 for students in...

April 2021

Detail of painting by Maria Haag

Studio Art Students Prepare for their MFA Oral Defense

The Department of Studio Art has a busy run-up to graduation this spring as 17 graduate students plan their MFA oral defense...
2044 Series Anti-Racist Praxis as Futurist Art and Design Pedagogy

2044 Series: Anti-racist Pedagogy in Art and Museums

2044 Series: Anti-racist Praxis as Futurist Art and Design Pedagogy

March 2021

Creative Minds Series, March 25, 2021

Creative Minds Series 2021: Intersection of Mental Health and Graphic Design

The Creative Minds Series is a space to uncover, acknowledge and mitigate issues of mental health among practicing artists and designers. This series celebrates successes and raises awareness of artists and designers thriving in...
Cheryl D Holmes Miller, head and shoulders

The story of the Cheryl D. Miller Collection at Stanford University

Guest Speaker March 19, 2021, 10 a.m.-noon: Cheryl D. Holmes Miller, The story of the Cheryl D. Miller Collection at Stanford University, Stanford, Calif. We discuss Miller's portfolio, business template...

February 2021

CAA Conference 2021

CVAD represented at College Art Association Conference

This year, the College Art Association will hold its 109th Annual Conference as a virtual program, Feb. 10-13, 2021, as an initial part of the association's digital transformation. Eight CVAD representatives plan to attend...
USA Fellowships 2021: 60 bold

National Arts Funding Organization names two CVAD alums as USA Fellows

United States Artists, a national arts funding organization based in Chicago, announced its 2021 USA Fellows with two of the 60 fellows on the list who are graduates of the UNT College of Visual Arts and Design...

January 2021

Phil Samson, portrait

UNT Science Research Building installs two sculptures by MFA student

Two sculptures created by Phil Samson, graduate student in Studio Art: Sculpture, recently were installed in the foyer of the UNT Science Research Building...
Alicia Eggert

Alicia Eggert sculpture selected for the Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum

The Renwick Gallery at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC, has acquired "This Present Moment," the second edition of three by Alicia Eggert, associate professor...

December 2020

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Live Virtual CADD FUND 2021: Artists propose projects and vie for funding

CADD FUND, a fun, fast-paced event of sharing innovative ideas about potential artistic projects that will make possible a high-impact idea that needs the support of the DFW arts community...
Commencement regalia, mask, medal, cap and gown

Live stream Dec. 11: Congratulations, Fall 2020 graduates!

Dean Greg Watts will offer remarks, and each graduate's name will be read out loud and displayed, along with the name of the degree granted and Latin honors, if applicable.
Career Roundtable via Zoom

Dec. 4: CVAD Career Roundtable, Focus: Museum Education

Each session of the Career Roundtable will provide students an opportunity to prepare for career possibilities in the arts. For more information, contact Binod Shrestha, director, CVAD Foundations, or...

November 2020

Eliza Au, head and shoulders portrait

Eliza Au receives Award of Excellence from the James Renwick Alliance

The 2020 focus for the James Renwick Alliance Chrysalis Award for Emerging Artists was on ceramics, and Eliza Au, #UNTCVAD assistant professor, Studio Art: Ceramics, received an Award of Excellence from...
CVAD Dean Greg Watts, Vice President, NASAD

Dean Greg Watts elected as vice president for National Association of Schools of Art and Design

Nov. 20, 2020: Subsequent to action by the membership and the board of directors of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, which was conducted via electronic means, CVAD Dean Greg Watts was elected as vice president...
Chanjuan Chen, head and shoulders portrait

Chanjuan Chen earns two awards at the ITAA national conference

Chanjuan Chen, ('15, MFA, Fashion Design) assistant professor, received two awards at the ITAA national conference: one for best of show and the other for excellence in fiber arts...