Texas Tech University School of Art

The School of Art at Texas Tech provides education in the arts and exhibitions, lectures and symposia on topics of contemporary art.

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03/08/2024

🎉Happening Today!🎉

Starting at 10:00am, join us and the juror from 38th Annual Juried Student Exhibition as we learn how an artist actively engages in exhibition curatorial practice!

03/06/2024

🎉Happening Today!🎉

Come by Room B-01 for Juror Mike Calway-Fagen's artist talk at 6:00pm where he will discuss and make comments on the strengths and some weaknesses of the pieces submitted for the 38th Annual Juried Student Exhibition.

We hope to see everyone there!

03/06/2024

Open to all students!

Join us as we hear from Mike Calway-Fagen about how an artist actively engages in exhibition curatorial practice.

This event will take place inside the 3D Art Annex inside the Alt Space.

The talk will begin at 10am and last until 12pm!

03/05/2024

Dont forget to drop by the Landmark Gallery Office before 4pm and drop off your work and the $5 cash or check entry fee if you havent done so already!

See you there!

03/04/2024

🎉 Coming this Wednesday! 🎉

📍Following the review and selection process by juror Mike Calway-Fagen, please join us in Room B-01 for an artist talk where Mike will discuss the varying strengths and weaknesses in the works submitted. This talk is free and open to all students so we hope to see everyone there.

⏰Doors open at 6pm!

03/04/2024

🎉This is the official call for submissions for the 38th Annual Juried Art Student Exhibition!🎉

Bring your work to the Landmark Gallery Office located inside the Studio Gallery before 4pm on March 4th. Each piece submitted will cost $5 a piece and students can submit up to 3! This show is open to any BFA student and ALL MAJORS as long as you are currently enrolled in an art class!

💸There will be cash prizes awarded to the top three submissions!
1st Place - $500
2nd Place - $300
3rd Place - $100

‼️PLUS 3 honorable mentions will be awarded $50 each!

📍Don't miss this chance to have your artwork installed and possible win some cash in the process. Office will start taking submissions at 9:00am on 3/3/24 and the deadline to enter is 3/5/24 at 4:00pm!

03/03/2024

🔹Coming this Friday to the 3D Art Annex🔹

Join Mike Calway-Fagen as he discusses how an artist actively engages in exhibition curatorial practice.

This event will be located inside the Alt Space at the 3D Art Annex from 10am - 12pm.

We hope to see everyone there!

03/03/2024

Keep an eye out for this exciting and innovative exhibition coming Soon to the Museum of Texas Tech University!

On March 23, the exhibition Animation as Art: A Multisensory Experience will open at The Museum of Texas Tech University. The exhibition gathers the work of more than 30 national and international animators and showcases animation as a contemporary artistic medium that—beyond its concern with movement and time— reflects on the nature of objects, new approaches to materiality, and spectators’ multi-sensory, embodied experience. Co-curated by two TTU faculty from the School of Art, Talkington College of Visual and Performing Art: Drs. Jorgelina Orfila, (Art History) and Francisco Ortega (Graphic Design) together with Dr. Christine Veras, (Assistant Professor of Animation and Director of the experimenta.l. lab at UT Dallas).

This will be the first exhibition on animation showcased at the TTU Museum.

Support for the exhibition comes from the Society of Animation Studies, the School of Art at TTU, the Harry W. Bass Jr. School of Arts, Humanities, and Technology at the University of Texas at Dallas, experimenta.l. Animation Lab at UTDallas, the Art History Area in the Texas Tech University School of Art; and the Ryla T. & John F. Lott Endowment for Excellence in the Visual Arts, administered
through the TTU School of Art.

03/03/2024

📍Following the review and selection process by juror Mike Calway-Fagen, please join us in Room B-01 for an artist talk where Mike will discuss the varying strengths and weaknesses in the works submitted. This talk is free and open to all students so we hope to see everyone there.

⏰Doors open at 6pm!

03/02/2024

Coming Soon to the Museum of Texas Tech University!

On March 23, the exhibition Animation as Art: A Multisensory Experience will open at The Museum of Texas Tech University. The exhibition gathers the work of more than 30 national and international animators and showcases animation as a contemporary artistic medium that—beyond its concern with movement and time— reflects on the nature of objects, new approaches to materiality, and spectators’ multi-sensory, embodied experience. Co-curated by two TTU faculty from the School of Art, Talkington College of Visual and Performing Art: Drs. Jorgelina Orfila, (Art History) and Francisco Ortega (Graphic Design) together with Dr. Christine Veras, (Assistant Professor of Animation and Director of the experimenta.l. lab at UT Dallas).

This will be the first exhibition on animation showcased at the TTU Museum.

Support for the exhibition comes from the Society of Animation Studies, the School of Art at TTU, the Harry W. Bass Jr. School of Arts, Humanities, and Technology at the University of Texas at Dallas, experimenta.l. Animation Lab at UTDallas, the Art History Area in the Texas Tech University School of Art; and the Ryla T. & John F. Lott Endowment for Excellence in the Visual Arts, administered
through the TTU School of Art.

03/02/2024

Call for Students! Submit your piece for the 38th Annual Juried Art Show!

Submissions will be taken on March 4th and 5th in the Landmark Gallery office located inside the Studio Gallery between 9am and 4pm. (Gallery Office closed from 12-1pm for lunch).

Entry Fee:
$5 per artwork submitted payable by cash or check only.

Prizes:
1st Place - $500
2nd Place - $300
3rd Place - $100
3 honorable mentions prizes will also be awarded in the sum of $50 each.

Awards will be given at the Awards Reception on March 23, 2024.

03/02/2024

Open tonight First Friday Art Trail! If you haven't seen it yet, be sure to come by and see this amazing collaborative exhibition on display now at LHUCA

BELONGING: In Contemporary Native American Ceramics

"Belonging describes myriad relations among people, places, materials, and the other inhabitants of our world; it is a richness of mutual obligation and reciprocity beyond strident assertions of “identity.” Belonging is about caring, responsibility, and appreciation. It expresses the complexity and interrelatedness of being together: “[…] it is not simply who you claim to be, but also who claims you.”

⏰Doors will open now!

This exhibition is free and open to the public.

03/01/2024

🎉Opening tonight at the First Friday Art Trail LBK at Rock•Paper•Shears :

Pulp Fiction: HERstory is History - A Women's Art Collective
Curated by Texas Tech's Tricia Earl, MFA

📍Reception is from 6:00pm - 9:00pm and is free and open to the public

With meticulous pasting and stitching, this second installment of the Pulp Fiction exhibition spans the well-worn pages of HERstory into a women’s artistic narrative curated by Tricia Earl. The first installment of Pulp Fiction was in Lubbock, TX in 1999 featuring 13 women artists. As it was then, this exhibition is set to offer artwork, spoken word, and music as a rich source of the personal and collective story of women’s lived experiences. Women’s mark-making is a call and response, like no other, drawing us into the talking circle to undo the fictional narrative those in power tell about us. You, the audience, are in the now of that which women endure but forcibly move out of by putting our story on paper.

20 featured artist include TTU art alumna, community artist, and current TTU art student work.

We hope to see you there!

03/01/2024

🎉Opening Today! You won't want to miss this!

Please join us for the opening for José Santos P. Ardivilla: Boondock Promises as part of the First Friday Art Trail LBK at Texas Tech School of Art Satellite Gallery at Charles Adams Studio Project - CASP opening tonight!

📍Doors open at 6:00pm!
📍This event is free and open to the public, so we hope to see you there!

"The Filipino word for mountain is “Bundok” which was then calcified by the burgeoning American industrial military complex as a location of danger, a point of distance from their notion of civilization. The “Bundok” is transposed to “Boondock” which is now considered the ghettos in American urban zoning. Yet, for Filipino resistance fighters, the “Bundok” is the safe haven away from carcel colonialism, a place to organize and agitate, a promise of resistance."

03/01/2024

Currently showing at the Studio Gallery at Texas Tech School of Art is the exhibition Ukraine: War and Resistance. This exhibition is a powerful look into the war of Ukraine with photos by American and Ukrainian Photographers who are alumni of the Fulbright Academic Exchange Program.

"Viacheslav Buinovsky, 41, who right hand and right leg were amputated, walks toward his girlfriend Anya as he takes some of his first steps using a prosthetic leg at a prosthetics workshop in Kyiv."

Photograph by Joseph Sywenkyj - 2015

Gallery Hours:
Monday - Friday - 8:00-5:00pm
Saturday - 10:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

02/29/2024

Meet the juror for the 38th Annual Juried Art Student Exhibition:

Mike Calway-Fagen is an artist, writer, and curator based in Indianapolis, IN. He received an MFA from the University of California, San Diego and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Recently Calway-Fagen held solo exhi- bitions at ArtSpace in Raleigh, NC, the University of Arkansas, the University of Nevada in Las Vegas, and the Soo Visual Arts Center in Minneapolis, MN. Recent group exhibitions include those at LABspace in Hillsdale, NY, HORSE AND PONY in Berlin, MASS Gallery in Austin, TX, and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia. Calway-Fagen has attended residencies at The Bemis Center for Con- temporary Art, The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA, and Sculpture Space in Utica, NY, among others. Calway-Fagen has lectured at Yale University, the Universities of California, Tennessee, Oregon, Cincinnati, Alabama, Georgia, Nevada, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and others. During the pandemic, Mike developed a number of essays including “Tmesis Pieces, Memesis, Could you repeatses” on the work of Peter Hoffecker-Mejia for a catalog published in conjunction with the artist’s solo museum exhibition. Mike has been a full-time curator since 2017.

Submissions due by March 5th at 4:00pm in the SOA Studio Gallery!

02/28/2024

This weekend is the First Friday Art Trail LBK - be sure to stop by the Texas Tech School of Art Satellite Gallery and see this new exhibition by José Santos P. Ardivilla: Boondock Promises!

📍Doors will open at 6:00pm and this event is free and open to the public.

Jose Santos P. Ardivilla is an Assistant Professor at the University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD) College of Fine Arts where he graduated cm laude with his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communication. Since then, he worked as a political cartoonist for major Philippine national broadsheets. He then earned his MA Art Studies major in Art History as well as an MFA. Currently, he is Fulbright Scholar in pursuit of his PhD in Fine Arts at Texas Tech University.

We hope you will join us as we explore this art project that gathers colonial photography that shall be reproduced and/or enlarged for the artist to agitate it with his motions of image tropicality. This is not just to render the image into a different landscape, but to take back "Boondock" and inscribe it as "Bundok" which can have connotations of hinterland and uncivilized.

02/28/2024

Open for First Friday this month! If you haven't seen it yet, be sure to come by and see this amazing collaborative exhibition on display now at LHUCA

BELONGING: In Contemporary Native American Ceramics

"Belonging describes myriad relations among people, places, materials, and the other inhabitants of our world; it is a richness of mutual obligation and reciprocity beyond strident assertions of “identity.” Belonging is about caring, responsibility, and appreciation. It expresses the complexity and interrelatedness of being together: “[…] it is not simply who you claim to be, but also who claims you.”

⏰Doors will open Friday at 6:00pm!

This exhibition is free and open to the public.

02/27/2024

While at First Friday Art Trail LBK, be sure to stop by Rock•Paper•Shears for this exciting exhibition curated by Texas Tech's Tricia Earl titled Pulp Fiction: HERstory is History - A Women's Art Collective

📍Reception is from 6:00pm - 9:00pm and is free and open to the public

With meticulous pasting and stitching, this second installment of the Pulp Fiction exhibition spans the well-worn pages of HERstory into a women’s artistic narrative curated by Tricia Earl. The first installment of Pulp Fiction was in Lubbock, TX in 1999 featuring 13 women artists. As it was then, this exhibition is set to offer artwork, spoken word, and music as a rich source of the personal and collective story of women’s lived experiences. Women’s mark-making is a call and response, like no other, drawing us into the talking circle to undo the fictional narrative those in power tell about us. You, the audience, are in the now of that which women endure but forcibly move out of by putting our story on paper.

20 featured artist include TTU art alumna, community artist, and current TTU art student work.

We hope to see you there!

02/27/2024

Now on display at LHUCA as part of the exhibition BELONGING: In Contemporary Native American Ceramics by artist Anita Fields (Osage/Muscogee).

"Through a diverse creative practice, Anita Fields asserts the importance of belongingness in relationships, in culture, and with the land. She attended IAIA for two years after high school, where the experiential environment led her to shift from painting to ceramics. She got her B.A. from Oklahoma State University, but Fields waited until after the birth of her three children to fully commit to artmaking and “honoring what I believed I was supposed to be doing.”

Come by for First Friday Art Trail LBK and see this and other works as part of this collaborative experience.

Doors will open at 6pm and this show is free and open to the public!

02/26/2024

If you haven't seen this exhibition yet, you will want to stop by Landmark Gallery before its gone!

This interactive exhibition Aim High by Eric J. Garcia recounts the story of the purported UFO crash in 1947 in a field outside of Roswell, NM and the subsequent theories of military coverups, alien autopsies, and actual top-secret government surveillance programs.

Artist Eric J. Garcia came to Roswell for a year-long stay at the Roswell Artist-in-Residence program and found the critical mass of aliens "seeped" into his brain and starting showing up in his artwork. "I started questioning, who's the alien? Who's from here, not from here?"

02/26/2024

Please join us for the opening for Jose Santos P. Ardivilla: Boondock Promises on March 1st as part of the First Friday Art Trail LBK at Texas Tech School of Art Satellite Gallery at Charles Adams Studio Project - CASP

📍Doors open at 6:00pm!
📍This event is free and open to the public, so we hope to see you there!

"The Filipino word for mountain is “Bundok” which was then calcified by the burgeoning American industrial military complex as a location of danger, a point of distance from their notion of civilization. The “Bundok” is transposed to “Boondock” which is now considered the ghettos in American urban zoning. Yet, for Filipino resistance fighters, the “Bundok” is the safe haven away from carcel colonialism, a place to organize and agitate, a promise of resistance."

This exhibition will run from March 1 - March 9, 2024

02/21/2024

UKRAINE: WAR AND RESISTANCE
Open now in the Studio Gallery

"With the beginning of Russia’s war against Ukraine, a cohort of Fulbright photographers, both Ukrainian and American, found themselves at the epicenter of momentous events, equipped with their ultimate weapon, their cameras. They managed to capture the tragic and heroic, devastating, and hopeful moments of present life in Ukraine." - Daniel Vorwerk with University of Iowa.

These photos were exhibited for the first time in fall 2022 at the Vinnytsia Museum of Art, Ukraine and now they are here at the Texas Tech University School of Art.

Gallery Hours to view the work:
Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

02/20/2024

Please join us for the kick off event for the 2024 Texas Ceramics Symposium!

The show BELONGING that is running in conjunction with the symposium emerged out of conversations between Burgio-Ericson and Coffey, and such relationships as the influence of Coffey’s work on Fields’ are also important to the show. Fields and Coffey will hold a keynote conversation moderated by Burgio-Ericson on Friday, Feb. 23, as part of the 2024 Texas Ceramics Symposium which stretches through that weekend and is open to the public, with registration.

This keynote conversation begins at 7:00pm and registration can be purchased at the door. We hope to see you there as we begin this exciting weekend long event!

02/19/2024

Open now in the Landmark Gallery - Eric J. Garcia's Aim High interactive exhibition! This show will run until April 21st and is free and open to the public!

Gallery Hours:
Monday - Friday - 8:00am-5:00pm
Saturday - 10:00am-5:00pm
Sunday - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

02/18/2024

Upcoming Exhibition at the Texas Tech School of Art Satellite Gallery for March!

Jose Santos P. Ardivilla: Boondock Promises

The word “Boondock” entered the colonial lexicon when American soldiers sought Filipino rebels in the early 1900s. The Filipinos pointed to the jungle terrains of the mountains and replied “namundok,” which means went up the mountains. The Filipino word for mountain is “Bundok” which was then calcified by the burgeoning American industrial military complex as a location of danger, a point of distance from their notion of civilization. The “Bundok” is transposed to “Boondock” which is now considered the ghettos in American urban zoning. Yet, for Filipino resistance fighters, the “Bundok” is the safe haven away from carcel colonialism, a place to organize and agitate, a promise of resistance.

This art project gathers colonial photography that shall be reproduced and/or enlarged for the artist to agitate it with his motions of image tropicality. This is not just to render the image into a different landscape, but to take back “Boondock” and reinscribe it as “Bundok” which can have connotations of hinterland and uncivilized.

02/17/2024

-Tonight at 7:00pm-

Join us this Saturday for a panel at 7pm at the School of Art Satellite Gallery on the CASP (Charles Adams Studio Project) campus, 1106 5th St., where -OPt Research + Projects members Heather Warren-Crow, Natalie Hegert, Justin Houser, and composer Hideki Isoda will discuss the work and legacy of composer and artist Jerry Hunt (1943-1993), and the intersections of visual art, performance, and experimental music composition. This panel is held in conjunction with an exhibition of Hunt’s video performances, sculptural objects, and ephemera, Transmissions from the Pleroma, which is on view at Texas Tech School of Art Satellite Gallery until February 18.

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History of the School of Art

When Texas Tech University (TTU) established the Department of Art in 1967, it held classes in the Home Economics building. Our first degree offering was the BFA in Studio Art and Graphic Design. Within a few years, we moved to the new Art Building—a construction that was added on to the Architecture building project—and initiated our first graduate programs, the Studio MFA and the multidisciplinary Fine Arts Doctoral program, in which students could select an Art major. In the mid-1970s the programs in Art Education began. We established a BS and MAE in Art Education. The BS was reconfigured first as a BFA in Art Education, then, in the 1990s, as a BFA in Visual Studies. By 1990, the Department had added a BA in Art History, and in 2010 launched the MA in Art History.

The Department of Art became the School of Art (SoA) in 1996. In 2002, TTU formed the College of Visual & Performing Arts (CVPA) to include the School of Art, School of Music, and Department of Theatre and Dance. Since 2007, with significant financial support from the Helen Jones Foundation and The CH Foundation, our facilities have expanded into the 3D Art Annex (a few blocks from the Art Building), which houses the disciplines of Jewelry Design & Metalsmithing, Ceramics, and Sculpture. During the 2007-2008 school year, Art celebrated its 40th anniversary. Former and current directors, faculty, and graduates converged to view three alumni exhibitions that represented the multiple decades of stimulating interaction between students and professors in Art. This event also honored the contributions made by many individuals to Art's growth in terms of size, but more importantly, in terms of commitments to excellence in teaching and research.

Currently, the School of Art enrolls 300 undergraduate majors, primarily from Texas and the Southwest. Our 65 full- and part-time graduate students, however, come from the US, Mexico, Palestine, Taiwan, Russia, Ukraine, and beyond. We operate four galleries in the Art Building and a Satellite Gallery at the downtown CASP/LHUCA Campus, annually presenting a slate of exhibitions and speakers programs. We annually present an undergraduate juried exhibition, an undergraduate art history symposium, an exhibition of faculty artworks, an art history faculty lecture series, a group graduate MFA candidate exhibition in the fall, and a group Studio BFA senior exhibition in the Spring. The Graphic Design students present their senior portfolio exhibitions each semester in the Studio Gallery. For several years we have collaborated with the local community to present the Low-Rider Bike / Dream Bike project. Through the Landmark Arts Exhibits and Speakers program, we also organize and present, biennially or triennially, the Texas Sculpture Symposium, Beyond Printmaking, Clay on the Wall, and for many years staged the nationally-recognized ColorPrint exhibition. Each semester a Speakers Series brings in three to five visiting artists, scholars, critics and other arts specialists from around the nation and world. Our faculty use the facilities of Texas Tech to host international academic symposia and the meetings of professional organizations such as the Society for Photographic Education. These activities introduce regional and national audiences to the excellent educational possibilities at TTU School of Art.

The SoA's faculty has grown in number and continues to excel in research. Of course, for the 32 full-time SoA faculty, research includes scholarly publications in art education and art history as well as the making of art. School of Art faculty have won the U.S. Presidential Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll Award for two consecutive years and have served as presidents of international organizations such as the Association of Latin American Art. Our faculty members publish, curate, and exhibit nationally and internationally.

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