News and Events

Stay updated. Get the latest news and information about CVAD happenings about faculty and student exhibitions, achievements and announcements. In the Archives you read more about previous accomplishments and events. Note: If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability to fully participate in a CVAD event, please contact the CVAD Dean's Office, cvad@unt.edu, 940-565-2855. Please make the request as soon as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.

Beth Lo, PLATFORM Speaker Series lecturer

PLATFORM Speaker Series: Beth Lo

Beth Lo’s ceramics and mixed media collage revolves primarily around issues of family and her Asian-American background. Cultural marginality and blending, tradition vs. Westernization, language and translation are key elements in her work. She draws
MFA Spring 2020 Exhibition Schedule

Studio Art M.F.A. Student Exhibition Schedule

The schedule is set for M.F.A. student exhibitions for the Department of Studio Art.
Douglas May, associate professor

Doug May selected as Educator of the Year in AAF Dallas Suits Awards

Jan. 31, 2020 — The American Advertising Federation, AAF, Dallas announced the 2020 Suits Awards Recipients with Douglas May, assistant professor, named as the Educator of the Year...
Alicia Eggert

TED Fellow Alicia Eggert to speak at TEDxSMU

Alicia Eggert, UNT Presidential Early Career Professor of Studio Art and coordinator, CVAD Sculpture Program, will be giving a talk for TEDxSMU on March 6, 2020 at The Majestic Theater, 1925 Elm St., Dallas. TEDx events are...
Joyce Scott, artist

PLATFORM Speaker Series: Joyce J. Scott

Joyce J. Scott is an African-American artist best known for her depictions of racially and politically charged subjects crafted from bead work. Also working with jewelry and glass...
Art by Noura Shuqair

Ph.D. defense, Feb. 18: Noura Shuqair

Noura Shuqair, Ph.D. defense, Feb. 18, 1 p.m. Dissertation Title: Islamic patterns as allegory for an F-1 student’s experience in the context of global capitalism: the aesthetics of cognitive mapping as an approach to art-based research...
Khanh Nguyen

CVAD Fashion Design Alumna featured in 2020 Great Conversations

Sit at Table 21 at this year's Honors College Great Conversations event and you will hear from CVAD alumna Khanh Nguyen ('94, B.F.A., Fashion Design). The evening of special conversations includes 21 guest speakers...
Dallas Museum of Art interns

Dallas Museum of Art portal opens for summer positions

The Dallas Museum of Art has officially opened our application portal for the Center for Creative Connections Summer Internship (1 position), Summer Art Camp Internships (6-8 positions), as well as year-long McDermott Internships...
College Art Association of America, Inc.

CAA Annual Conference includes CVAD deans, chairs and faculty

The College of Visual Arts and Design deans, chairs and faculty participate in the 2020 annual conference of the College Art Association of America, Inc. Feb. 12–15 in Chicago...
OLLI at UNT

Art Education, Art History Department collaborates with OLLI at UNT

The Department of Art Education and Art History is collaborating in the spring 2020 semester with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNT, a lifelong learning program with courses, events, and trips designed by...
Allyson Packer, Lecturer in CVAD Studio Art and Foundations

CVAD Lecturer Allyson Packer's exhibition, Sounding, opens Feb. 7 at SMU Library

In Sounding, Allyson Packer, lecturer in the CVAD Department of Studio Art, uses text and sculptural interventions to explore the relationship between the library’s known and unknowable qualities. Through this artwork...
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Center for Craft announces Jennifer Way as a 2020 Craft Research Fund award recipient

Jennifer Way​, professor of art history, CVAD Department of Art Education and Art History, was awarded $12,500 for research-related travel for her publication, ​Deploying Craft: Crafting Healing and Wellness in War Contexts​...
Scholarships Award Ceremony 2019

Continuing CVAD Student Scholarship 2020-21

Students who are continuing in the College of Visual Arts and Design are invited to apply for a scholarship online! The College of Visual Arts and Design is able to support continuing CVAD students by breaking down barriers, opening doors, and...
Professor Dornith Doherty

CVAD Professor Doherty discusses Archiving Eden with Canada's q radio

Jan. 20, 2020 — Dornith Doherty, CVAD professor of photography, discusses her exhibition Archiving Eden: Exchange with Tom Powers, radio host of q radio of CBC-Radio, Ottowa, Canada. The exhibition at the MOCA, Nov. 20, 2019...
Amy New, CVAD Interior Design student

UNT Interior Design Student Won First Prize from IIDA Design Competition

At IIDA shift I was given the amazing opportunity of participating in the 2020 Charrette. It was a great learning experience and excellent way to exercise design skills and collaboration. Each team was meant to have...
David Wolske, CVAD assistant professor

David Wolske selected as a 2020 Leah Hoffmitz Milen Educator Fellow, exhibits in two shows

David Wolske, assistant professor, graphic design in the CVAD Department of Design, has been selected as a 2020 Leah Hoffmitz Milken Educator Fellow by the Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography at ArtCenter College of Design...

Metalsmithing and Jewelry members team up to create a series of instructional videos for beginners

Members of the CVAD Metalsmithing and Jewelry Program are creating an ongoing series of instructional videos related to metalsmithing and jewelry techniques. The first three videos were created to help beginners as they learn the introductory...
UXD and UCD approaches textbook cover

Troy Abel collaborates on new textbook: UXD & UCD Approaches for Accessible Education

Troy Abel, assistant profesor, communication design, in the the CVAD Department of Design, is the author of a chapter in the January 2020-published textbook UXD and UCD Approaches for Accessible Education published by IGI Global, Hershey, Penn., and
Cotton Plant

Fashion Design and Merchandising and Digital Retailing faculty collaborate over cotton

Fashion Design faculty Hae Jin Gam, associate professor, and Barbara Trippeer, assistant professor, have collaborated with Jiyoung Kim, associate professor, assistant chair and coordinator, Merchandising Degree Program for the project Rethinking...

Foundations Drawing II Tape Drawing Project

Foundations Drawing II Tape Drawing Exhibition: Jan. 22–29, 2010 Location: CVAD Art Building, Floors 2, 3 and 4 CVAD students in the Foundations program will begin their first Drawing II project: a collaborative, site-specific...

Lopez, Thurman and Thurman set to teach this summer at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

Three Metals and Jewelry faculty from the College of Visual Arts and Design's Department of Studio Art will be teaching classes for all skill levels at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, Tenn., July 26 – Aug. 1, 2020.

Exhibition at the Barry Whistler Gallery features works by Liz Trosper

Women on Top, a group exhibition at the Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, includes works by Liz Trosper, CVAD lecturer in drawing and painting, Jan. 18 – Feb. 22, 2020. Liz Trosper is an artist, educator, writer, and curator living and working...
Allyson Packer, CVAD Lecturer in Studio Art and Foundations

Works by Allyson Packer on exhibition in Albuquerque

Works by Allyson Parker, CVAD lecturer in the Foundations program and Studio Art Department, are on exhibition at Rockelmann & Partner/Birds + Richard Gallery, a contemporary gallery that works to bring conceptual, installation...
Re/devaluing colorism, an exhibition

Lauren Cross participates in Exhibition: Re/Devaluing Colorism: Intersections of Skin Color and Currency

A panel discussion with the artists and curator of Re/Devaluing Colorism: Intersections of Skin Color and Currency will kick off the exhibition at the Southwest School of Art, San Antonio, Texas, that includes Lauren Cross, UNT Program Coordinator...
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CVAD Professor Donahue-Wallace edits special edition of Art History Pedagogy and Practice

"Thanks to the enormous efforts of guest editor Kelly Donahue-Wallace," the newest issue of Art History Pedagogy and Practice features authors, who worked with mentors to develop their scholarship of teaching...

Alumna Megan Motown wins GIPHY Artist of the Year for 23.5 billion views

What fun it was to catch up this week with UNT alumna Megan Lockhart Motown (UNT ’10, B.F.A., Studio Art: Printmaking — with honors) to hear about an award she received for 23.5 billion views of her art. Yes, billion. Pictured here in 2010...
Trey Egan, MFA, painting detail

CVAD Alumnus Trey Egan Exhibition at Chris Worley Fine Arts

Chris Worley Fine Arts presents Sense Impression, its fourth solo-exhibition with Dallas-based painter, Trey Egan. Exhibition: Jan. 4 – Feb. 8, 2020 Artist’s reception: Jan. 11, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m...

New York Times quotes CVAD Professor Shabout about an artist mourning Iraq's destruction

Dia al-Azzawi, a Baghdad-born artist, weaves antiquity, poetry and messages of resistance at MoMA PS1. Knowledgeable about works art plundered from Baghdad's Museum of Modern Art, Azzawi still finds it unfathomable that Iraq's museums...

60th Annual Voertman Competition Juror Andrea Karnes

The senior curator at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will be judging the student work submitted for the 60th Annual Voertman Student Juried Exhibition. Out of more than 150 expected submissions, Andrea Karnes...
Alicia Eggert

Anything Is Possible For Interdisciplinary Artist Alicia Eggert

D Magazine's Visual Arts writer Elaine Raffel focused her Dec. 23, 2019 article on interdisciplinary artist and UNT professor Alicia Eggert in the magazine's Arts and Entertainment Section. Eggert, who is an assistant professor and...

Bullock Texas State History Museum features CVAD's Texas Fashion Collection

The innovative designs and designers featured in Fashion Forward found their way from international fashion houses to closets in Texas. From fashion-forward trends to classic wardrobe staples the exhibition draws primarily from...
Megan Van Groll, CVAD Alumna ('08, B.F.A., Studio Art)

My First $100K by CVAD Alumna Megan Van Groll

Megan Van Groll, ('08, B.F.A., Studio Art: Drawing and Painting, minor in Women’s Studies) was unexpectedly jobless in early 2018, but with a gutsy approach to her situation, she made a six-figure salary relatively easily, counter to...
Cynthia Giron, ('19, MFA, Studio Art: Drawing & Painting)

UNT Great Grad Cynthia Giron

Cynthia Giron has learned a lot about memories while at UNT. While pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree in studio art with concentrations in drawing and painting, the first generation American began sharing her own recollections of living...
Athena Buxton, UNT Great Grad Fall 2019

UNT Great Grad Athena Buxton

From trailblazers to stargazers, UNT is bidding farewell to an impressive crop of graduates this fall as they look back on their time at the university and forward to the difference they will no doubt make in the world. Luck happens when...
Leticia Huckaby, 2010 CVAD alumnus

Works by CVAD Alumna Letitia Huckaby selected for Arkansas State of the Art 2020 Exhibition

Works by CVAD Alumna Leticia Huckaby ('10, MFA, Studio Art: Photography) have been selected for the Arkansas State of the Art 2020 Exhibition in Bentonville, Ark., at the Crystal Bridges Museum...
Westward HO, Exhibition with work by Ana Lopez

Westward HO includes works by CVAD Faculty Ana Lopez

Associate Professor Ana Lopez’s work is featured in Westward HO: A Look at Contemporary Craft from the Southwest. Exhibition: Dec. 7, 2019 – Feb. 1, 2020 at the Ethel Sergeant Clark Smith Gallery at the Wayne Art Center...
Detail of 2019 Fort Worth Home Design Awards cover

Hepi Wachter judges 14 categories for the Fort Worth HOME Design Awards

Hans-Peter "Hepi" Wachter, chair, Department of Design, UNT College of Visual Arts and Design, served as one of three judges of the 2019 Fort Worth HOME Design Awards with the winners announced Dec. 3 at an awards dinner...

Lauren Lake juries Denton's first annual Youth Poster Art Showcase

Lauren Lake, professor and chair of CVAD's Department of Studio Art, far right, along with Emma Rodgers, co-founder and curator of the Dallas Civil Rights Museum, far left, juried the first annual Youth Poster Art Showcase...
Poster detail by Douglas May

Poster by Douglas May exhibited in Seoul at the 3rd International Design Works Exchange

Douglas D. May, assistant professor for communication design, was invited to participate in the the Third International Design Works Exchange, an international invitational poster exhibition...
Pluff by Alisa Otto, Fashion Design

Senior lecturer Alisa Otto exhibits at the LIM College Fashion Now and Then Conference

Pluff, a work by Alisa Otto, senior lecturer, Fashion Design Program, Department of Design, will be on display at the annual TASA conference in San Antonio, October 18-19. Presenting at the LIM College Fashion Now and Then Conference...