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Creative U, Summer Arts Program for high school juniors and seniors

Apply now! Summer Camp — Creative U — for high school students

The College of Visual Arts and Design plans to host high school juniors and seniors for a day camp in the summer of 2023.
UNT Day of Giving

UNT Day of Giving: CVAD focuses on Scholarships, Study Abroad and More!

We are excited to celebrate the second annual UNT Day of Giving! On this special day in May, we have a unique opportunity to unite as a community, championing the next generation of...
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CVAD's 130th Anniversary: Marking a Milestone is featured in North Texan

With a banner photo of CVAD alumna Naomi Peterson, 2021, M.F.A., Studio Art: Ceramics, on the online version of the article, the story recognizes that for nearly as long as UNT has existed...
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April 19: The 2024 D. Jack Davis Lecture Series presents "Occupying Space: Critical Coalitions in Art Education"

Associate professor of arts administration, education, and policy at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Co-founder of Racial Justice Studio at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona.
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Spring Exhibition: "Everybody's Bolos" + Symposium

"Everybody's Bolos" displays the work of 30 contemporary artists invited to bring their unique voices to bear on the bolo tie format. The exhibition was co-organized and co-curated by Ana M. Lopez...
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2023 UNT Staff Appreciation and Service Awards

This year, the 471 Service Award recipients represent 5,545 years of service to UNT, and 16 CVAD members represent 190 of those years. The awards...
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In Memoriam: Jennifer "Jenn" Aglio

Illustration of an overcrowded house, text says Beyond Tourism

CVAD Interior Design students explore, collaborate and study 400+ miles from Africa

The Group for International Design Education brought together students and educators from Europe and the U.S. from Feb. 26 to March 1, 2024, for the 2024 Funchal Workshop hosted by ...
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Fall 2024 Studio Art Interdisciplinary Rotating Topics

Plan ahead for Fall 2024 registration!
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Congratulations, Heather Close, recipient of the President’s 2024 Student Success Award! 

Heather Close not only received this year's President's Award, but in 2022, the Office of the Provost recognized her with...
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Onstead Institute announces Asli Kinsizer as the 2024 Dissertation Award Recipient

Spring 2024: The Onstead Institute Dissertation Award recipient is Asli Kinsizer, a CVAD art education doctoral student and teaching fellow in the Department of Art Education...
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For Rent: CVAD Art Building Lockers

Need a locker in the Art Building this semester? Apply and pay online!
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Stephen Zhang selected for Rosenzweig Juried Exhibition

Stephen Zhang, assistant professor of Communication Design and renowned watercolor artist, has been selected for inclusion in a biennial exhibition...
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Doug May represents CVAD as speaker at IDEEC in Chuncheon, South Korea

Douglas May, associate professor, represented UNT CVAD Communication Design at the International Design Education Expo and Conference 2023 in Chuncheon...
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Don't miss it! Save the date for The State of Black Design Conference and Career Fair

Mark your calendar for The State of Black Design Returns 2024 Conference and Career Fair upcoming next spring...

Six CVAD faculty receive a promotion and tenure letter from President Smatresk

Congratulations, felicitations and yay to the following CVAD faculty promoted effective Sept. 1, 2023.
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June 24-Aug. 12: Galleri Urbane presents Paho Mann's "Latent Constructions" exhibition

Opening June 24, 2023, is "Latent Constructions," a solo exhibition of works by Paho Mann, associate professor of Photography in the Department of Studio Art. Galleri...
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Case study earns CVAD Fashion Designer a premier national-level scholarship

The Fashion Scholarship Fund, New York City, names CVAD Fashion Design sophomore Genar Ramirez as a 2023 FSF Scholar for his case-study...
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CVAD Fashion Design junior earns 2023 U.S. Congressional Award

Luis Fraga, CVAD undergraduate majoring in Fashion Design from Fort Worth, recently was notified he is one of 574 students in the nation to earn the...
Welcome UNT Creatives

Dallas Cowboys host CVAD students at the Minority Creative Workshop

The Dallas Cowboys recently conducted an all-day event titled the Minority Creative Workshop at the team's world headquarters, The Star in Frisco, Texas. At the event, Zenobia Winbush...
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CVAD welcomes new Advancement Board member Daisha Board

Founded by Daisha Board, the Daisha Board Gallery is a contemporary art gallery representing BIPOC, LGBTQ+ and artists with disabilities locally...
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UNT Great Grad: Christian Thornton, B.F.A., Fashion Design

He may not be a household name yet, but Christian Thornton plans to make the fashion industry stand up and take notice...
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UNT Great Grad: Scott Peck, Ph.D., Art Education

On June 28, 2005, the Dallas Fire Department responded to a six-alarm fire at the Museum of Biblical Art, a non-profit, non-denominational organization home to works of art inspired...
Johnathan standing next to a dress he designed

UNT Great Grad: Johnathan De La Cruz, B.F.A., Fashion Design

The Fall 2023 graduate is a Fashion Design major with three minors: Photography, Merchandising and Sculpture. The senior also manages two jobs along with all his schoolwork.
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Fashion Designers win at the 2023 Fashion Group International Dallas Scholarship Competition

Eight fashion design students recently won big at the 55th annual Fashion Group International of Dallas Scholarship Competition at the Dallas Market...
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David Wolske's "Iterations" exhibition opens at Artspace111

Artspace111 presents three new exhibitions from May 11 through June 17, 2023. These three exhibitions will be held at 111 Hampton Street in the...
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UNT Great Grad: Saxon Martinez, M.F.A., Studio Art

UNT selects Saxon Martinez as a Spring 2023 Great Grad
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UNT Salute to Faculty Excellence includes Elaine Pawlowicz

The 2023 UNT Salute to Faculty Excellence awardees include Elaine Pawlowicz, associate professor, Studio Art: Drawing and Painting...
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UNT IAA selects Ana M. Lopez as a 2023 faculty fellow

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CVAD Faculty + alum exhibit at one-of-a-kind National Ornamental Metal Museum

Associate Professor Ana M. Lopez and CVAD alumna Natalie Macellaio, 2005, M.F.A., Studio Art: Metalsmithing and Jewelry, are exhibiting in a two-person exhibition...
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Check out the CVAD Rotating Topics for Summer & Fall 2023

Check out the Summer & Fall 2023 lineup of rotating topics...
Vernon Fisher looking forward

“Breaking the Code,” a film about Vernon Fisher that became a fond farewell

Vernon Fisher died only six days before the world premiere of a documentary about his life. Fisher was born in 1943 to rural Texas farmers, and his childhood exposure...
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Yuleta Roeun selected as a top 100 Interior Designer in the U.S. and Canada

Metropolis magazine sets out to designate the top graduating interior design and architecture students in the U.S. and Canada each year. Undergraduate Yuleta Roeun, nominated...
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Jennifer Stanley, teaching fellow, debuts new fashion line at Spring Austin Fashion Week

Through her brand, Jen●ley, Jennifer Stanley debuts her spring and summer 2023 fashion line, Nurturing Bond, April 21-23 at the 15th biannual Austin Fashion Week...
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Dallas and Fort Worth exhibitions of alum and faculty Letitia Huckaby are open now

Whether you're in Dallas or Fort Worth, be sure to catch Letitia Huckaby's work on exhibition! Huckaby is an acclaimed American photo-based multimedia artist who explores Black American heritage...
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Binod Shrestha awarded the FATE 2023 Master Educator Award

Binod Shrestha, director, CVAD Foundations and associate professor, was awarded by the Foundations in Art: Theory and Education organization's Master Educator Award at the FATE 2023 Conference, April 13, at...
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Greater Denton Art Council invites Amie Adelman to be Artist in Residence

The Greater Denton Art Council has invited Professor Amie Adelman to be the artist in residence, a position funded by the National Endowment for the Arts...
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Fashion Design Highlight: UNT Fashion Design + Kinfolk House Collaboration 

Eleven CVAD fashion design students recently featured their work at Kinfolk Couture, an event at the Kinfolk House for Fort Worth Gallery Night...
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Ph.D. student Cindy T. Davis wins the Onstead Institute Dissertation Award

The inaugural recipient of the Onstead Institute Dissertation Award is Cindy T. Davis, a CVAD Art Education doctoral student and...
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Sophomore takes first prize in UNT OperaWorks poster competition

“To-re-a-dor en guarde…!” Thrill to some of the greatest music ever written in one of the world’s most popular operas with marketing materials designed by UNT CVAD sophomore Brennah Wagner.
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Three Studio Art students win SDA Outstanding Student Awards for 2022

Each spring, instructors nominate students for Surface Design Association's Outstanding Student Award. Demonstration of inventive and innovative use of technique, materials...
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Art appreciation textbook, "Art for Everyone," features Ana M. Lopez

​​​​​​​The creative work of Ana M. Lopez, associate professor, Studio Art: Metalsmithing and Jewelry, is featured in a newly released, revised edition of “Art for Everyone”...
Group of 14 student designers and faculty Barbara Trippeer

Fashion Design students create a Sustainable Design Collection for Healthy Communities

Assistant Professor Barbara Trippeer’s recent Fashion Design Studio course, ADES 4590, assisted fashion design students in developing...