Cornaro Award | Susan kae Grant

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Congratulations to Professor Susan Kae Grant for receiving the Cornaro Award at Texas Woman’s University. This is the highest award given to a faculty member and is a great honor. Susan is the first ever from the Department of Visual Arts to receive this award.

Welcome: Page by Page | Susan kae Grant

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Congratulations to Professor Susan Kae Grant for having her work included in the exhibition Welcome: Page by Page at The Center for Photography at Woodstock. The show ran from February 20 through April 10, 2016 in Woodstock, New York.

Welcome: Page by Page, curated by CPW’s new Executive Director Hannah Frieser, showcases artist books by an international cadre of photographers. The exhibition examines the art form of the small-edition book as a poignant expression of personal vision.

Chancellor’s Student Research Scholar | Deedra Baker

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Congratulations to Deedra Baker for being named a Chancellor’s Student Research Scholar. The Chancellor’s Student Research Scholars (CSRS) program honors outstanding achievement by select students in research and creative art endeavors. Final selection of the scholars was made by the Research Committee of the Graduate Council. In addition to awards, these students will be honored at a luncheon TWU’s Chancellor and President hosts for them during the Symposium and will also be recognized at Convocation and Commencement.

Reading with the Senses | Susan kae Grant

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Congratulations to Professor Susan Kae Grant for having her work included in the exhibition Reading with the Senses in the Roberts Gallery of the Lunder Arts Center at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. The opening reception was March 24th and the exhibition ran from March 10 through April 17, 2016.

The exhibition featured 54 international contemporary artists’ books in a show curated by Ruth R. Rogers, curator of special collections at Wellesley College.

Ties That Bind – Works by Deedra Baker

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Congratulations to Deedra Baker for her solo exhibition, Ties That Bind – Works by Deedra Baker, Master of Fine Arts Exhibition. The show runs April 26 to May 13, 2016.

Exhibition Dates: April 26 – May 13, 2016

Opening Reception: Tuesday, May 3, 2016 | 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Deedra Baker (b. 1989) is a photographer and book artist currently residing in Denton, TX. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2011, from Washburn University in Topeka, KS and her Master of Fine Arts with a photography concentration and intermedia secondary concentration at Texas Woman’s University in 2016. Deedra is the recipient of the Charles and Margaret Pollak Award and Sibberson Award from Washburn University, and the Chancellor’s Student Research Scholar Award from Texas Woman’s University.

LOOK3 | Charlottesville, Virginia

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JUNE 13-19: LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph in Charlottesville, Virginia

Legacy photographers:

Top Row (L-R): Nick Brandt, Graciela Iturbide, Yuri Kozyrev, Frans Lanting

Project photographers:

Bottom Row (L-R): Olivia Bee, Shelia Pree Bright, Mary F. Calvert, Bihn Dahn, Doug DuBois, Radcliffe “Ruddy” Roye.

LOOK3 EDU
Our LOOK3 EDU educational offerings encompass initiatives: entrepreneurial insights and practical advice to artists.

  • Tuesday evening, June 14th, PDN is bringing its celebrated “PDN 30 Emerging Photographers Panel” to LOOK3 for the first time.
  • Wednesday, June 15th, a full day of programming is dedicated to “Creativity Meets Technology.” Moderated by James Estrin of the NY Times’ Lens Blog, the audience will be guided through the diverse range of opportunities to create, share and publish work today. Presenters include: artists, industry innovators, and more.
  • Thursday, June 16th, a new program, ARTISTS: MEET YOUR MARKETS offers a roster of speakers in the morning who will address the diverse paths to generate income from your work (gallerist, magazine photo editor, museum curator, photobook publisher, media company, advertising agency art buyer, licensing agency, in-house corporate curator, corporate art consultants and more).
  • Thursday afternoon during the new LOOK3 PITCH, these professionals will be joined by an expanded group of colleagues for scheduled meetings with artists to discuss their work in relation to particular businesses.

Exhibitions Abound

FOCUS ON PHOTOBOOKS” includes the Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards Short List, Blurb Book Salon and The Photobook in Practice from the Indie Photobook Library.  All of those registered can sign up to participate in our POP UP BOOK FAIR too!

All events take place within walking distance of Charlottesvile’s downtown pedestrian mall. Visitlook3.org/schedule for the full schedule of activities.

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Special Rates for Students: If you register by April 15 you can attend the full festival including all ticketed events for $200!  Plan now to gather your friends and come to Charlottesville!

PS: LOOK3 will be accepting volunteer applications starting April 1st

http://www.look3.org/schedule/

The Inventions of Light | Susan kae Grant, panelist

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Congratulations to Texas Woman’s University’s Professor of Art, Susan kae Grant, for being a panelist at Toronto-Montreal-Lille:The Inventions of Light Conference. The conference is February 24 through 26, 2016.

Susan is paticipating in the following panel at the conference:

Morning Session A: Shadows of the Invisible

A discussion of the uncanny ability of photography to reveal what is invisible to the naked eye. Features three artists whose imaginative pursuits expand on the scientific curiosity that once was the main impetus behind imaging phenomena beyond the realm of the visible.

Moderator: Claude Baillargeon (Oakland University)

Wild Nights, Imaging the Unseen
Michael Flomen (independent artist)

The Radiant Forest
Marie-Jeanne Musiol (independent artist)

Night Journey Project
Susan kae Grant (Texas Woman’s University)

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.

15th Annual JEG Photography Exhibition

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15th Annual Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition
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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

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.

Word and Image: Art, Books and Design | Susan kae Grant

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Congratulations to Texas Woman’s University Professor in Photography and Book Arts, Susan kae Grant, for having her work included in the book, Word and Image: Art, Books and Design from the National Art Library, published by V&A Publishing. The book coincided with the exhibition titled, Inspiration by Design: Word and Image from the Victoria and Albert Museum, which is on display March – June 2015, at the Keith Murdoch Gallery, in the State Library Victoria, in Melbourne, Australia.

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.