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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.

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Alumna J. Leigh Garcia: A Commitment to Social Activism through art at Kent State

May 27, 2020 — An interview of Alumna J. Leigh Garcia, (2015, B.F.A., Studio Art: Printmaking) appears in Juxtapoze Art and Culture Magazine in the In Session section. The article, Leigh Garcia: A Commitment to Social Activism Through Art at...

Art Education student publishes Behind My Mask in English and Spanish

Martha Samaniego Calderón, CVAD Art Education graduate student, and Daniel Heiman, assistant professor of bilingual education in the UNT College of Education, collaborated to publish Behind My Mask, Detras de me cubrebocas, a 36-page...

Alumnus Christoper Wallace co-authors article that appears in the April Journal of the American Institute for Conservation

Alumnus Christopher Wallace ('13, M.F.A., Studio Art: Printmaking) is the co-author of a recent technical study about stone paper matrix lithography published in the Journal of the American Institute for ...
Re.Fresh, a contemporary art exhibition

CoLab is accepting artworks for Re.Fresh, a juried art exhibition in celebration of its re-opening

Submissions are being accepted through July 29, 2020 for Re.Fresh, an open-themed, contemporary and fine art exhibition, in anticipation and celebration of the relaunch of UNT CoLab, formerly UNT on the Square. The exhibition is ...
CVAD Student Computer Lab

CVAD IT Services provide remote online access to connect to software from home

The CVAD Student Computer Lab and CVAD computer classrooms are currently closed to on-campus visitors due to COVID-19. However, computers in the CVAD lab and classrooms are configured so...

Lewisville Arts Advisory Board selects CVAD student's sculpture proposal for LLELA

May 5, 2020 — A proposal by Christopher Novinski, an undergraduate in Studio Art: Sculpture, was selected and approved for installation by the members of the Lewisville, Texas Arts Advisory Board. Novinski's sculpture will be a large-scale steel...
Matthew Bourbon, professor of studio art

Catching up with Matt Bourbon

Bourbon: Like all faculty, I have been quickly adjusting to teaching remotely during the COVID crisis. While there are some obvious challenges teaching art away from the traditional classroom, it has led to some interesting shared experiences with...
Detail of a zero-waste coat designed by Hae Jin Gam

Journals publish articles by CVAD Faculty Hae Jin Gam

Mary A. Johnson, artist

Voyager Dallas checks in with Artist Mary Johnson

Voyager Dallas caught up with Mary Johnson, CVAD lecture in Foundations, to ask her a few questions for an article, Meet Mary A. Johnson, that appeared in the May 11, 2020 edition. When asked about her plans for the future...
UNT Great Grads selected from CVAD

UNT selects six CVAD students as spring 2020 Great Grads

Each spring, thousands of University of North Texas students earn their degrees and become UNT alumni. Every one of them should be tremendously proud of everything they've accomplished in their time in Denton. In celebration of...
16th annual National Student Show and Conference, 2020

CVAD comm design students take 16 awards, 61 percent of prize money, UNT garners 'best school' in this national competition

Ceramics Monthly selects Juan Barroso as a 2020 Emerging Artist

Juan Barroso, ('20, M.F.A. candidate, Studio Art: Ceramics) was named in the May 2020 issue of Ceramics Monthly as an emerging artist. With more than 300 submissions to the annual Emerging Artist competition from artists around the world...
Detail of a drawing by Merfat Bassi, yellow ball

Art Education Journal publishes CVAD Alumna Merfat Bassi's article

Written by CVAD alumna Merfat Mohammed Bassi, ('19, Ph.D., Art Education), “Using a Mindfulness Software Application to Practice Art-Making and Meditation,”  was published in the March 2020 issue...
Amelia Otto wearing a cloth mask

CVAD sews up the call to provide face masks, shields for UNT essential staff

It takes the whole village for many of life's challenges — including answering the demand for more personal protective equipment for frontline healthcare professionals, first responders and essential staff. At UNT, staff members are using about...
10 Tips for maintaining mental health

UNT professors offer 10 tips for maintaining mental health during isolation

Stress occurs when the demands of an outside situation, like required self-isolation, exceeds a person’s ability to cope. Catalano, Holloway and Sharma offer the following suggestions for maintaining good mental health in extended stressful...
Detail of the cover of a book by Kelly Donahue-Wallace

caa.reviews: "Commendable job, exemplary book" by Professor Donahue-Wallace

April 22, 2020 — Top curator and specialist in Latin American Art, Ilona Katzew, department head and curator for Latin American Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, commends Kelly Donahue-Wallace, professor of art history...
Artist Relief

Artist Relief Grant Opportunities

To support artists during the COVID-19 crisis, a coalition of national arts grantmakers have come together to create an emergency initiative to offer financial and informational resources to artists across the United States...
Zak Loyd

Dallas Morning News features Zak Loyd's installation

Artwork by Zak Loyd and Melanie Clemmons recently was featured at Sweet Pass Sculpture Park, an artist-run exhibition space in Dallas. Through an imagined a virtual space (resembling a video game) viewers could visit a world reclaimed by nature...
Liss LaFleur

Sightlines checks in on Liss LaFleur teaching, making art from home

While the coronavirus stay-at-home, work-safe-order is still firmly in place, Sightlines recently reached out to Liss LaFleur, assistant professor, Department of Studio Art, to check on our how some in our cultural community are...
Colton White

Dallas Observer interviews Colton White, UNT alumnus, performance artist and ‘intimacy activist’

Alumnus Colton White, (2016, B.F.A., Studio Art: New Media), recently featured in the Dallas Observer, was asked about performance art and his intimacy activism: “Performance art is about trust, about intimacy, about storytelling in a way — it’s...
Liz Trosper

Glasstire interviews CVAD Lecturer Liz Trosper, visits her home studio

Christopher Blay, news editor at Glasstire, talks with Liz Trosper, CVAD lecturer in studio art and foundation courses, about her work, her students and perspectives on what comes next. “The worst thing that I can hope for right now is that when...
Professor Amie Adelman, CVAD Department of Studio Art

Professor Adelman selected as juror of Surface Design Association's member exhibition

Professor Amie Adelman, CVAD Department of Studio Art, was selected as juror of submitted work for the Oct. 3-Dec. 6 MANDATORY COLOR: SDA Juried Members Exhibition at the Museum of Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas...
Christopher Green, Art History, CVAD

Christopher Green joins CVAD to teach art history

"Christopher Green will be joining us for the 2020-2021 academic year as a visiting assistant professor of art history. Christopher is a Ph.D. candidate (his defense is anticipated in the coming days) at City University of New York, N.Y., whose...
Pedram Baldari holding a woodwind instrument to his mouth

Pedram Baldari joins CVAD to teach sculpture

“I am very pleased that Pedram Baldari will be joining us this fall as an assistant professor in sculpture,” said Lauren Lake, chair, Department of Studio Art. “I want to thank the faculty search committee members: Alicia Eggert, chair, Brian...

Comm design students win bronze at District AAF competition

Congratulations to CVAD communication design seniors, Adeline Fortenberry, Madeline O'Mary and Ashley Roy, for winning individual bronze medals in the 2020 District 10 American Advertising Awards competition that ended April 8, 2020. The CVAD...

Glasstire checks in with CVAD professor and artist Annette Lawrence about art and life in times of physical distancing

Annette Lawrence, a Denton-based artist and CVAD professor since 1996, chats with Christopher Blay, Glasstire news editor, about teaching, technology and art-making while following the global mandate to be physically distant from others.

Peek into the alternative art studios of CVAD alumnus and M.F.A. students

"Accepting the isolation that a studio practice already requires is nothing new. However, collapsing two spaces, live/work, into one presents specific challenges and in my experience, forces one to confront the very nature of why...
Detail of Bearing Service, ceramic art

CVAD students' work accepted in San Angelo National Ceramic Competition

Bearing Service, a ceramic piece by Morgan Grasham, CVAD M.F.A. candidate, and Eric Grasham was accepted into the 23rd San Angelo National Ceramic Competition at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts. The competition was curated...
Nguyen Khahn face mask

CVAD alumna makes medical masks amid shortages to fight COVID-19

Dallas Innovates, a collaboration of the Dallas Regional Chamber and D Magazine Partners, recently spoke with six locals in fashion who are all facing the coronavirus pandemic head-on by sewing, importing, sourcing, or donating medical masks...

Dallas Morning News features M.F.A. Candidate Heather Leigh Hoskins

Art, Uncontained, a section in the April 5, 2020, special edition of the Dallas Morning News featured art by Heather Leigh Hoskins, CVAD M.F.A. 2020 candidate, Studio Art: Sculpture, in what Christopher Wynn, editor, arts and entertainment, said...
Detail of billboard art by Chris Wright Evans

Fort Worth museum selects CVAD student to perk up billboards near downtown

The doors to the Modern may be locked to the public right now, but the Fort Worth museum is still bringing art into the community. A new season of the public program Modern Billings will feature the work of six artists on billboards in...
Botanical print, menswear

Texas Fashion Collection exhibition features menswear at NorthPark Center

March 3 – May 17, 2020: From elaborate, hand-embroidered court dress of the late 1700s to the brightly-hued resort wear of the 1970s, floral menswear isn’t a new fashion trend. Designers throughout history have redefined rules of dress for men...
Metalsmithing tools

Metalsmithing and Jewelry members team 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...

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.