15th Annual JEG Photography Exhibition

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15th Annual Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition
TWU East | West Galleries

Exhibition Dates: February 15 – March 9, 2016

Opening Reception: February 16, 2016 | 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Guest Lecture with Juror, Dr. Rebecca Senf: February 16, 2016 | 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Juror’s Statement:

Theme: “Nourish: Food as Sustenance and Pleasure”

Food is the foundation of life; it is sustenance for our bodies and can be the source of great pleasure. We live in a time where food is abundantly available, and yet we have to evaluate grocery store items to determine if what is being offered is actually “real food.” (Fruit Loops, Cheetos, Twinkies, Cheez Whiz. Not real food.)

This is a moment of farm-to-table, locavore, slow food, craft and small batch production, as well as a panoply of ways to describe what we eat, including veganism, pescetarianism, flexitarianism, paleo, and gluten-free. Food (and eating) can be fraught with negative emotions, like guilt, sadness and regret, while at the other end of the spectrum, making food for others can be a profoundly generous and nourishing act. These dichotomous ideas, and range of diets, complicate our relationship to food.

Naturally food has inspired art, and this dynamic selection of works demonstrates that photographers have explored food in all its stages, with a wide range of concerns. Everything from abstracted and aestheticized images of food to pictures that document where our meals come from, these photographs go from appetizing to repulsive, sometimes managing to be both simultaneously.

Grab a napkin, pull up a chair, and find yourself something to eat. Just watch out for the Twinkies.

Artists in exhibition:

Rob Stephenson, Brooklyn , NY (Solo Show Award)

Chris Ireland, Stephenville, TX (Coupralux Award)

Tara Sellios, Somerville, MA (Freestyle Photographic Supplies Award)

Caren Alpert, San Francisco, CA (Imaging Spectrum Award)

Josh Dryk, Arlington, TX (Red River Paper Award)

Amelia Morris, Indianapolis, IN (Arlington Camera Award)

Jacinda Russell, Muncie, IN (Arlington Camera Award)

Deedra Baker, Denton, TX

Mary Ellen Bartley, Wainscott, NY

Tatyana Bessmertnaya, Plano, TX

Gema Camacho, McKinney, TX

Jo Ann Chaus, Upper Saddle River, NJ

Lauren Christlieb, Conroe, TX

Barbara Ciurej and Lindsey Lochman, Chicago/Milwaukee, IL/WI

Christine Collins, Boston, MA

Hannah Cooper McCauley, Ruston, LA

Rebecca Foley, Saint Joseph, MO

Alexa Frangos, Chicago, IL

Julia Freeman, Friendswood, TX

Claire Giroux, Dallas, TX

Lindsay Godin, Iowa City, IA

Darlene Kaczmarczyk, Grand Rapids, MI

Amanda Keller Konya, Los Angeles, CA

Stephen Kleinatland, Dover, TN

Julia Kozerski, Milwaukee, WI

Isabella La Rocca, Berkley, CA

Rubi Lebovitch, Tel Aviv, Israel

Ivan Lopez, Arlington, TX

Tiffany Milow, Denton, TX

Lydia Panas, Kutztown, PA

Miriam Romais, Saratoga Springs, NY

Andi Schreiber, Scarsdale, NY

Richella Simard, Manchester, NH

Catherine Slye, Phoenix, AZ

Nick Smith, Milwaukee, WI

Timothy Wells, Ypsilanti, MI


Call for Entry | Materials: Hard & Soft

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Due: September 4, 2015
Materials: Hard & Soft

Materials: Hard & Soft National Contemporary Craft Competition & Exhibition


The Greater Denton Arts Council proudly presents the annualMaterials: Hard & Soft National Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition.

Recognized as one of the premier craft exhibitions in the country, Materials: Hard & Soft began in 1987 and was originally initiated by area artist Georgia Leach Gough. Now in its 29th year, the exhibition celebrates the evolving field of contemporary craft and the remarkable creativity and innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media.

Drawing hundreds of applications from across the United States annually, each year approximately 70 works are selected by an esteemed juror for exhibition at the Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts. Of those selected, Juror Awards in the amounts of $1,000, $750, $500 and $250 will be selected.


Elizabeth Kozlowski is the curator of the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and has over 12 years of curatorial and gallery experience with a specialty in contemporary ceramics. Prior to joining HCCC, Kozlowski served as the Windgate Curatorial Fellow at Arizona State University Art Museum. During her time at ASU, she co-curated a national traveling exhibition,Crafting a Continuum: Rethinking Contemporary Craft. In 2010, she organized two major exhibitions for the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts Conference. She has also acted as Assistant Preparator for Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and as the Gallery Director for Florida Craftsmen, Inc. Kozlowski has a Masters with Honors in museum studies through the School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University and a BFA in studio art-ceramics from Florida Atlantic University.


The Greater Denton Arts Council will provide Juror Awards in the amounts of $1,000, $750, $500 and $250. Winners will be determined by the juror, on site, after the accepted works are received at the Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts.


To be considered for the 2016 exhibition, entries must be received by September 4, 2015. An online submission form is available HERE. If you would prefer to submit entries via mail, please contact exhibit@dentonarts.com for instructions.


Each artist is limited to three (3) entries.


There is a $40 non-refundable fee, for up to three (3) entries. Payments must be submitted online at the time of application.


Works produced in any of the craft media: clay, fiber, glass, metal, paper, wood, or any combination of craft media, are acceptable. Entries must be the complete work of the submitted artist. Kits or commercially designed works will not be accepted. All work must have been completed within the past two years (2013-2015) and not previously exhibited at the Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts. Artists must reside in the United States.


All work must be ready for installation. Submissions are restricted to a weight limit of NO MORE THAN 75 POUNDS. GDAC reserves the right to exclude any entry that presents complex exhibition or assembly problems.


A 30% commission will be retained from all work sold during the exhibition. Works which are not for sale must be clearly marked as such (NFS).


The exhibition will be publicized regionally and nationally. GDAC reserves the right to photograph any accepted work for the purpose of publicity.


Entries will be insured by GDAC while in its custody (eligible time frame laid out in the artist contract) provided the artist has declared an insurance value not to exceed 70% of the selling price. Insurance value for pieces NFS should reflect fair market value.


Artists are responsible for pre-paying all shipping charges to and from the exhibition site. Accepted works must be hand-delivered or shipped according to the instructions provided in the Artist Contract upon selection.

  • February 5 – April 1, 2016 | Materials: Hard & Soft exhibits at the Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts in Denton, Texas
  • April 5 – 7, 2016 | Hand-delivered work to be picked up by artist


No work may be withdrawn before the close of the exhibition. Sending an entry to this exhibition shall imply an agreement on the part of the sender to all conditions above.


September 4, 2015 | Deadline for acceptance of entry materials by 5:00 p.m. at the GDAC offices (NOT a postmark deadline)

October 29, 2015 | Notification forms are mailed to all artists

November 20, 2015 | Artist contracts are due

January 4 – 8, 2016 | Shipped and hand-delivered pieces are due

February 5, 2016 | Opening Reception 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Award Ceremony 6:45 p.m.


Inquiries should be directed to:
Greater Denton Arts Council
ATTN: Materials: Hard & Soft
400 E. Hickory Street
Denton, Texas 76201
(940) 382-2787

Call for Entry | Art in the Metroplex


Due: August 22, 2015
2015 Art in the Metroplex Exhibition
Juror: Peter Doroshenko

The Arts Center welcomes submissions from all artists in the DFW Metroplex and surrounding areas – Tarrant, Dallas, Collin, Cooke, Denton, Ellis, Grayson, Hill, Hood, Hunt, Jack, Johnson, Kaufmann, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell and Wise counties for the 2015 Art in the Metroplex Exhibition. Exhibition is October 5 – 30, 2015, at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy, Fort Worth, TX 76107. Juror is Peter Doroshenko of the Dallas Contemporary. Awards.

Prospectus and Online Entry

Artists may submit up to three artworks in JPG format, preferably 1 to 2MB file size. Only 3D work may include a detail or second view. Video may be AVI, MOV, MPG or MP4. Works must be original, and have been completed in the last two years. Students 18 and older are welcome to submit work, but it must have been created without supervision. No work previously exhibited in Art in the Metroplex competition may be entered. Painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography, video, and mixed media qualify for entry.

Non-refundable fee is $35.

About the juror:

Juror Peter Doroshenko is the Executive Director at the Dallas Contemporary, in Dallas, Texas, which presents new and challenging ideas from regional, national and international artists. Preceding his current stint at the DC, Doroshenko was curator at the Pinchuck Art Center in Kiev, The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in England, the Institute of Visual Arts at UW-Milwaukee, the SMAK, Ghent, Belgium, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Houston, Texas and the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY.

Doroshenko has worked directly with many artists to develop and produce new, commissioned works. As well as writing for contemporary art magazines such as Source and Art Monthly Australia, Doroshenko has written or contributed to several books and numerous exhibition catalogues on artists’ work, including Private Spaces for Contemporary Art, with Rispoli Books, Brussels.

Doroshenko was the commissioner for the Ukrainian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, and was co-curator of the Busan Biennale, South Korea. He received the Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters in 2002, from France.

Accepted artists will receive instructions on final presentation and delivery.


Elaine Taylor
Gallery Manager
Fort Worth Community Arts Center
1300 Gendy Street
Fort Worth Texas 76107

9th Annual 125-Mile Visual Arts Exhibition | Heather Ross

© Heather Ross 2013

Congratulations to Heather Ross for having her artwork, Untitled #3, chosen by James Thurman, exhibition juror, to be included in the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST) 9th Annual 125-Mile Visual Arts Exhibition. Exhibition dates are January 16 – February 2, 2015.

January 16 – February 2, 2015

Opening: January 16 | 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts
400 E. Hickory St.
Denton, TX

VAST is hosting a public reception celebrating the opening of the exhibition on January 16, 5:30 – 7:30 pm; awards presentation will be at 6:30 pm at the Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts, 400 E. Hickory St., Denton, TX.

Heather holds a BA in Sociology, an AA in Digital Photography and currently attends Texas Woman’s University working on her BFA in photography.

Congratulations TWU Photography Department Graduates | Fall 2014

© SOA 2014
A big congratulations is in order to the recent Texas Woman’s University Photography Department Alumnae:
     MFA | Kalee Appleton
     BA / BFA | Lauren Allen, Kristi Polozoff, Christy Jo Vilmont, and Caitlin Wright.
Best wishes in your future endeavors.