Archive of CVAD News, Events

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

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March 2021

Lisa N. Owen, black-and-white, smiling woman, short hair

Lisa N. Owen elected to serve on the Board of Trustees for the American Institute of Indian Studies

Lisa N. Owen, associate professor of Art History, recently was elected to the American Institute of Indian Studies Board of Trustees. The institute is the nation’s premier...
Karen Hutzel, head and shoulders photo, smiling woman wearing a blue top

Announcement from the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Dear CVAD community,   I am pleased to announce, following our national search, Dr. Karen Hutzel has been selected as the new Dean of the College of Visual Arts and Design effective July 1, 2021...
CVAD map

New construction begins on ceramics and graduate studios for Studio Art Department

New construction of approximately 26,500 sq. feet has begun to house CVAD's Studio Art Department Ceramics program, graduate studios, and outdoor space to be located at Mulberry Street and...
Graphis 2021 annual, close up

CVAD wins big at Graphis New Talent Competition 2021

The College of Visual Arts and Design wins big at this year's Graphis New Talent Competition taking home 4.3% of the total awards by 50% of the UNT CVAD entries...

February 2021

Stephen Zhang, self-portrait watercolor

Stephen Zhang wins's Best in Show

The spring 2021 edition of's Watercolor Artist magazine features "Paintings with Power" that presents prizewinning works from the 12th Annual Watermedia Showcase in which Stephen Zhang...
Faculty Excellence Awards

Dorff, Packer and Shabout earn UNT Faculty Excellence Awards

Three CVAD faculty members have been selected for awards of excellence to be presented formally in April at UNT's Salute to Faculty Excellence event. The selection committee members were Warren Burggren, professor, biological...
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

CADD Fund logo

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...