Press Room for External News and Events 

When CVAD students, staff and faculty make news covered in the external media or conduct events outside of the college, find them here.


External Media Roundup & Announcements

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.

CVAD Community: External Events

Detail of a cropped shirt made of tightly woven rainbow-colored narrow satin ribbons with fringe created from the ribbon ends and accented with multicolored pony beads.June 16, 2023: The Texas Fashion Collection will be part of the Dallas Arts District Pride Block Party in collaboration with the Dallas Museum of Art Late Nights. Organized with support from The Dallas Way, an organization founded in 2011 to gather, organize, store, and present the LGBTQ+ history of Dallas, Annette Becker, TFC director, and Kendel Bolton, TFC graduate intern, will give a lecture about the TFC's holdings in their program titled "Out of the Closet and Into the Archive: Selections from the UNT Texas Fashion Collection." Their lecture celebrates and expounds upon the contributions of LGBTQ+ designers and how they helped to shape the high fashion world.

For more information, please get in touch with the Texas Fashion Collection at

Caption: A Todd Oldham ensemble of woven ribbon, 1994, gift of Todd Oldham Studios to the Texas Fashion Collection, University of North Texas College of Visual Arts and Design.

CVAD Community: External Exhibitions

White ceramic bowl made in layers with slots throughoutFeb. 18–May 28, 2023: Studio Art Assistant Professor Eliza Au will be included in the exhibition, "Parall(elles): A History of Women in Design," at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Quebec, Feb. 18–May 28, 2023. Her piece, "Slot Bowl," will be shown in the exhibition and was acquired by the MMFA through the Stewart Program for Design. The exhibition highlights the breadth and complexity of design pieces made by American and Canadian women by situating these works against the backdrop of social, political and personal issues that shaped their experiences across time. The exhibition also considers the intersectionality of gender, identity, race, culture and class to better understand women's varied roles and achievements. It traces the development of educational and professional opportunities available to women, the evolution of the status of crafts, and the women’s rights movement's impact on their practices. Finally, beyond revisiting traditional definitions of design, the exhibition opens a window to a world of magnificent beauty and skill. Founded in 1860, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is the oldest art museum in Canada and a leading museum in North America. Eliza Au is originally from Vancouver, B.C., Canada. She received a B.F.A. from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and an M.F.A. from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred, N.Y. Artist residencies she has attended include Greenwich House Pottery, New York City, The Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, Ore., and the Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, N.Y.

Window display of leaves in orange and yellow colors

Feb. 23–June 30, 2023: New large-scale artworks by Dornith Doherty, University Distinguished Research Professor in the CVAD Department of Studio Art, are on display through June 30 at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden's Madeline R. Samples Exhibit Hall. The exhibition, "Dornith Doherty: Illuminations: Past, Present and Future of Fern Research," includes large-scale transparencies made from diaphanized plants collected in 1956, artworks made from images of ferns recently discovered in Colombia, and a projection of animated genomic data from these plants. The exhibit hall is in the Botanic Research Institute of Texas building at 1700 University Drive in Fort Worth. Read more about the exhibit and the research-based creative affiliation behind it. (Pictured is Doherty's Anthenaeum window installation.) Plant Art Exhibit at BRIT

From the UNT Research newsletter: Dornith Doherty, a Distinguished Research Professor in UNT’s College of Visual Arts and Design worked with staff members from the Botanical Research Institute of Texas in Fort Worth on a new Art + Science Exhibition titled Illuminations: Past, Present, and Future of Fern Research. Due to a two-year research-based creative affiliation, Doherty presents new large-scale artworks that engage with the past, chronicle the present, and project our possible ecological futures. Doherty’s contributions to the exhibition include large-scale transparencies made from mid-20th century American plant studies, artworks made from images of ferns recently discovered in the tropics of Colombia and a projection of animated genomic data from these plants. The exhibition, which has been featured in PaperCity Magazine and Patron Magazine, is on view through June 30 at the BRIT.