2015 Art in the Metroplex | Deedra Baker

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Congratulations to Deedra Baker for having her photograph, Wayne Bought Me a Cake and Balloon, selected by juror, Peter Doroshenko, for the 2015 Art in the Metroplex Exhibition at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center in Fort Worth, TX. The exhibition runs October 5 through 30, 2015.

Exhibition Dates: October 5 – 30, 2015

Opening Reception: October 9, 2015

Deedra received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2011, from Washburn University in Topeka, KS. She is currently working toward a Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts with a Photography Concentration and Intermedia Secondary Concentration at Texas Woman’s University.

We Live in Boxes | Madeline Potter

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Congratulations to Madeline Potter for her current solo exhibition, We Live in Boxes, at the 010 Gallery, Student Union, at Texas Woman’s University. The exhibition runs from September 21, 2015 – October 2, 2015.

Exhibition Dates: September 21, 2015 – October 2, 2015

Opening Reception: September 22, 2015 | 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Madeline currently attends Texas Woman’s University working on her BFA in Visual Arts, Photography Concentration.

Greatest Hits SPESC Regional Juried Student Exhibition | Deedra Baker

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Congratulations to Deedra Baker for having her photograph, An Apple from the Earth, selected for the Greatest Hits SPESC Regional Juried Student Exhibition hosted by the University of Oklahoma in The Lightwell Gallery at the School of Art & Art History. The exhibition runs September 14 through October 2, 2015.

Deedra received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2011, from Washburn University in Topeka, KS. She is currently working toward a Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts with a Photography Concentration and Intermedia Secondary Concentration at Texas Woman’s University.

Neighbors SPESC Regional Juried Educators Exhibition | Jana C. Perez and Angilee Wilkerson

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Congratulations to Texas Woman’s University Alumnae, Jana C. Perez, and Angilee Wilkerson for being selected by juror Katherine Ware for the Neighbors SPESC Regional Juried Educators Exhibition at MAINSITE Contemporary Art Gallery in Norman, OK. The exhibition runs September 21 through October 2, 2015.

Jana  is an artist, graphic designer, photographer and educator. She currently holds the rank of Associate Professor, Department of Visual Arts, Graphic Design at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas.

Angilee holds an MFA in Photography and a Minor in Intermedia. She is an artist, adjunct professor, and professional editorial photographer.

Index of Refraction | Deedra Baker

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Congratulations to Deedra Baker for having being selected as a member of Index of Refraction. Index of Refraction is a communally governed online gallery and webstore for up and coming photographers. Entries are accepted quarterly and are voted on by current members. Their aim is to provide a central site where unestablished photographers can show their work to a broader audience. Take a look at her work here.

Deedra received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2011, from Washburn University in Topeka, KS. She is currently working toward a Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts with a Photography Concentration and Intermedia Secondary Concentration at Texas Woman’s University.

Streit House Space | Deedra Baker

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Congratulations to Deedra Baker for having her series, The Pattern Lolls, featured on Streit House Space, a gallery that aims to merge the presentation of the physical and virtual photographic image. Take a look at her work here.

Deedra received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2011, from Washburn University in Topeka, KS. She is currently working toward a Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts with a Photography Concentration and Intermedia Secondary Concentration at Texas Woman’s University.

family, A Smith Gallery | Danielle Rene’ Khoury

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Congratulations to Texas Woman’s University Alumna and Adjunct Faculty in Photography, Danielle Rene’ Khoury, for having her photograph, Backyard Visitor from the Becoming Mother Series selected by jurors, Emma Powell and Kirsten Hoving, for the family Exhibition at A Smith Gallery in Johnson City, Texas. The exhibition runs July 3 – August 9, 2015.

Exhibition Dates: July 3 – August 9, 2015

Reception: July 25, 2015 | 4: 00 PM – 7:00 PM

Danielle received her BFA in Photography in 2006, and her MFA in Photography in 2012, from Texas Woman’s University, where she is currently an Adjunct Professor. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including Vermont, California, Minnesota, China, and India. She currently resides in Fort Worth, TX.

TWU Department of Visual Arts Receives National Design Award | Susan kae Grant and Jana C. Perez

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Congratulations to Texas Woman’s University Professor in Photography and Book Arts, Susan kae Grant and Alumna and Associate Professor in Graphic Design, Jana C. Perez for being among a group of three faculty members in the Texas Woman’s University Department of Visual Arts who received a 2015 American Inhouse Design Award from Graphic Design USA for their exhibition catalog design.

The catalog “Seductive Alchemy/Books by Artists” was recognized for outstanding design in a competition with almost 6,000 entries nationwide, and only a few hundred projects selected as winners.

Michelle Hays, chair of the Department of Visual Arts, and Jana Perez, associate professor of visual arts, provided the art direction and design for the catalog. Susan kae Grant, professor of visual arts and Richard Klein created the photographs, along with a team of 10 TWU photography student assistants.

“Earning this national award validates the talent and creativity of our visual arts faculty,” Hays said. “We consistently push our students to exceed expectations in their work, and also do the same ourselves. We are thrilled by this honor.”

“Seductive Alchemy/Books by Artists” documents the Seductive Alchemy exhibit at TWU in January 2013, which featured 98 works by 80 artists from the United States, Great Britain, Europe and Australia. Ruth R. Rogers, curator of special collections at Wellesley College, served as the guest curator of the exhibit. For more information or to order a copy of the catalog visit http://www.seductivealchemy.net/about.html.

Among the other 2015 American Inhouse Design Award winners are the AARP, the American Heart Association, American University, Bank of America, Boeing, Capital One, Emory University, Gannett, LEGO, Marriott, McDonalds, Nike, PepsiCo, MTV, the United Nations, the University of Michigan, the U.S. Marine Corps and others.

Graphic Design USA, which publishes a monthly magazine for creative design professionals, has organized the Inhouse Design Award competition for nearly five decades. For more information, visit http://www.gdusa.com.

Susan kae Grant received an MFA in Photography and Book Arts in 1979 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Since 1975 she has produced 13 limited edition handmade books. Her most recent book, “Shadowed Memory” was created during a 2005 residency at Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester New York. She taught at Wayne State University from 1979-1981 and joined the faculty at Texas Womanʼs University in 1981 where she is currently Professor and Head of the Photography area. She is on the staff of the International Center of Photography where she teaches bookmaking workshops. In 2003 and 2005 she was the recipient of the Society for Photographic Education “Freestyle Crystal Apple Award” and “The Excellence in Photographic Teaching Award” in 2004 from the Santa Fe Center for Photography.

500X Hot and Sweaty 4: Open Show 2015 | Danielle Rene’ Khoury

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Congratulations to Texas Woman’s University Alumna and Adjunct Faculty in Photography, Danielle Rene’ Khoury, for having her photograph, Clutch, included in the 500X Hot and Sweaty 4: Open Show 2015 at 500X Gallery in Dallas, TX.

Exhibition Dates: June 13 – June 28, 2015

Reception: June 13, 2015 | 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Danielle received her BFA in Photography in 2006, and her MFA in Photography in 2012, from Texas Woman’s University, where she is currently an Adjunct Professor. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including Vermont, California, Minnesota, China, and India. She currently resides in Fort Worth, TX.

5th Annual 897 Square Exhibition, Gallery 76102 | Danielle Rene’ Khoury

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Congratulations to Texas Woman’s University Alumna and Adjunct Faculty in Photography, Danielle Rene’ Khoury, for having her photograph, Capture, selected by jurors Shirley Reece-Hughes and Sedrick Huckaby, to be included in the 5th Annual 897 Square Exhibition at Gallery 76102 UT Arlington’s Fort Worth, Texas campus. She also was awarded the First Place Solo Award and will have a show in the upcoming year at the gallery. The exhibition runs from June 11 – July 31, 2015.

Exhibition Dates: June 11 – July 31, 2015

Danielle received her BFA in Photography in 2006, and her MFA in Photography in 2012, from Texas Woman’s University, where she is currently an Adjunct Professor. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including Vermont, California, Minnesota, China, and India. She currently resides in Fort Worth, TX.