Archive of CVAD News, Events

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February 2022

Voertman Art Competition

Update: 61st Annual Voertman Juried Art Competition Results

Due to forecasted inclement weather, the Voertman Art Competition Awards Reception has been rescheduled for Feb. 9 at noon. 
Career Roundtable via Zoom

March 4 Career Roundtable to focus on Archiving and Photography

In this CVAD Career Roundtable session, we will focus on Archiving and Photography with guest presenters Christina Kellum, Library Production Associate...
Detail of a white ceramics exhibit in Eliza Au's NYC exhibition.

"The Architecture of Solace" marks Eliza Au's first solo exhibition in NYC

The Greenwich House Pottery's Jane Hartsook Gallery is the site of Assistant Professor Eliza Au's first solo exhibition in New York City...

January 2022

Bans off our bodies.

"OURS" by Alicia Eggert is unveiled for the 49th anniversary of Roe v. Wade

In advance of tomorrow's 49th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, in partnership with interdisciplinary artist Alicia Eggert...

December 2021


CVAD + CLASS faculty collaborate to research queer childbirth & family-building in America

Liss LaFleur, M.F.A., associate professor, New Media Art, and Katherine Sobering, Ph.D., assistant professor, sociology, have embarked on a five-year project to research queer childbirth and...

November 2021

Call for Entries

CVAD Galleries calls for entries in the 61st Annual Voertman Art Competition

With Chief Curator Christopher Blay of the Houston Museum of African American Culture, as the juror for the 61st Annual Voertman Art Competition, the CVAD Galleries...
Detail of boxy black pinstripe jacket with randomly placed pockets and colorful dice buttons

Texas Fashion Collection looks ahead to delight in the spring exhibition

In partnership with the CVAD Galleries, the Texas Fashion Collection will open the spring exhibition "Delight: Selections from the Texas Fashion Collection" on ...

UNT’s Texas Fashion Collection Promises to Delight in its Spring Exhibition

For a look at high fashion at its most fun, the exhibition “Delight: Selections from the Texas Fashion Collection” celebrates the curiosity, wonder, joy, and whimsy sparked by its collection’s unique artifacts. The project opens on Jan. 18, 2022, at

October 2021

 Moai at Rano Raraku, Rapa Nui (Easter Island)

Art History offers a world of Special Topics for Spring 2022

Students will have the world for their choosing in the Department Art History's lineup of rotating topics next spring!
Nada Shabout, long dark hair, smiling

Smithsonian selects Nada Shabout to give the Clarice Smith Distinguished Lecture in American Art

Nada Shabout, professor, Art History, has been selected to deliver the Clarice Smith Virtual Lecture provided by the Smithsonian American Art Museum's...
Liss Fleur, wearing glasses, head turn to one side

Houston Botanic Garden opens with Liss LaFleur’s installation that inspires and informs

Liss LaFleur's answer to a by-invitation-only call for artists resulted in her selection for the opening of the new Houston Botanic Garden. Lawndale Art Center, a multidisciplinary art center...

September 2021

Keith Owens

UNT CVAD team presents research findings at conference in Jinan, China

The DRS LEARNxDesign 2021: 6th International Conference for Design Education Researchers includes professors Michael R. Gibson and Keith Owens with their hour-long presentation titled "Preparing to...
Spring 2022 Rotating Topics Courses

Studio Art announces Spring 2022 Rotating Topics

Check out the spring lineup of rotating topics...

August 2021

James Thurman smiling

James Thurman's "Paper Alchemy" exhibition comes to U.S. after debut in Instanbul

Since 2018, Associate Professor James Thurman, Studio Art: Metalsmithing and Jewelry, has become increasingly interested in curatorial projects. For more than 25 years, he has been
Detail of "You are an island" by Alicia Eggert

Alicia Eggert sculpture selected for festival in Monopoli, Italy

Alicia Eggert's “You are (on) an island” (2011-2021) was recently erected on a tiny island off the coast of Monopoli, Italy, as a part of the PhEST International Festival of Photography and...
Matthew Ritchie, black-and-white photo, head and shoulders

CVAD Gallery opens with "Matthew Ritchie: Florilegium"

The CVAD Galleries is delighted to present an engaging new exhibition and public program by internationally renowned New York-based artist Matthew Ritchie (b. 1964)...