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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...
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...
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...
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...
Anny Chang, portrait, head and shoulders

Anny Chang takes the ATEXINC Award for Excellence at ITAA conference

UNT CVAD's Fashion Design program won big at this week's 2020 International Textile and Apparel Association's annual conference! Li-Fen Anny Chang, associate professor, Fashion Design, won ...
Jesús Moroles leaning on a granite sculpture, head and shoulders photo

Dallas ISD arts school to be renamed after alumnus Jesús Moroles

Sidney Lanier Expressive Arts Vanguard School will soon be renamed after a prominent Dallas ISD graduate, world renowned sculptor Jesús Moroles...
Barbara Trippeer, head and shoulders portrait

ITAA recognizes Barbara Trippeer for innovative teaching strategies in fashion design

The International Textile and Apparel Association recognized Barbara Trippeer, (’14, MFA, Applied Design Research) assistant professor for fashion design, for her innovative teaching strategies in her Fashion Design Studio...
UNT Day at the Capitol written under a drawing of the capitol rotunda

Alumni and Students Plan for a Virtual UNT Day at the Capitol

We’re gearing up for a virtual UNT Day at the Capitol 2021 — a letter-writing campaign — and alumni and student volunteers are invited to participate. The goal is to mail hundreds of letters...
Announcement: CVAD 2020 Annual Outstanding Contribution Awards

CVAD announces recipients of the Annual Outstanding Contribution Awards

The College of Visual Arts and Design takes great pride in recognizing the outstanding work of its faculty and staff — the Annual Outstanding Contribution Awards is one facet of that recognition. Recipients...
CVAD Search Committee News

Message from the Search Committee for a new CVAD Dean

Dear UNT Community: We have launched the search for our next Dean of the College of Visual Arts and Design, and UNT has engaged Parker Executive Search to assist us in our recruiting efforts. As a valued member...
Photo of Chesley Antoinette Williams

TASA selects Alumna Chesley Antoinette Williams as Paul Hanna Lecture Award winner

Chesley Antoinette Williams ('13, M.F.A., Studio Art: Fibers), a graduate of Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, Texas, with a B.F.A. in sculpture, was selected as the Paul Hanna Lecture Award recipient...
UNT named one of nation's 'Top 100 Colleges and Universities for Hispanics'

UNT named one of nation's 'Top 100 Colleges and Universities for Hispanics'

Oct. 15, 2020 — The University of North Texas earned multiple rankings in The Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine’s “Top 100 Colleges and Universities for Hispanics” lists for the number of...
Ruth West

Ruth West receives $166K NSF grant for collaborative research in robotics

Grounded Reasoning about Robot Capabilities for Law and Policy is the name of the $166K grant awarded to Professor Ruth West, who has co-appointments to teach in the UNT colleges of...
Lauren Cross

Lauren Cross receives national research fellowship from SNAAP

Lauren Cross, Ph.D., is was selected to receive a $5,000 research fellowship for 2021 from the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project, SNAAP, at Indiana University's School of Education, Bloomington...
Elaine Pawlowicz

Institute for the Advancement of the Arts selects Elaine Pawlowicz as 2020-21 Fellow

UNT's new 2020-21 IAA Faculty Fellows includes Elaine Pawlowicz, associate professor, drawing and painting, CVAD Department of Studio Art, in this year's selection of UNT faculty...
Doug May

CQ Magazine selects three works by Doug May in the 61st international juried competition

Multiple works by Douglas D. May, assistant professor for communication design, CVAD Department of Design, were accepted into Creative Quarterly magazine's 61st...
CVAD Fabrication Labs

Need to access the Fab Labs?

The CVAD Fabrication Labs are now open for reservations! Reservations can be made through the CVAD reservation system by logging in with your EUID and password...
CVAD Student Computer Lab

CVAD IT Services provides 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...
Book cover detail, hands making a basket, book by Jennifer Way

Craft has seen a surge during the pandemic, but turning to art amid turmoil is not new

Turning to craft in a time of turmoil is not unprecedented, according to art historian Jennifer Way, professor of art history. People have used craft as a means for therapy and wellness, cultural heritage and political activism in periods of...