Ties That Bind – Works by Deedra Baker


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.


Approaches in Photography | Baker, Ellis, Harwart, Milow


Congratulations to Deedra Baker, Joy Ellis, Westley Harwart, and Tiffany Milow for their group exhibition, Approaches in Photography at the 010 Gallery in the Student Union at Texas Woman’s University. The exhibition runs from March 28 to April 9, 2016.

Exhibition Dates: March 28 – April 8, 2016

Opening Reception: March 30, 2016 | 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

010 Gallery – Student Union
Texas Women’s University
Denton, TX
Gallery Hours:
MondayThursday 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Light Leaked Interviews | Joy Ellis and Deedra Baker

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Congratulations! Light Leaked features interviews with TWU 15th Annual Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition Graduate student co-coordinators. Joy Ellis interviews Dr. Rebecca Senf, Chief Curator at the Center for Creative Photography and the Norton Family Curator of Photography, a joint appointment between the Center for Creative Photography and the Phoenix Art Museum http://www.lightleaked.com/2016/02/curator-dr-rebecca-senf.html. Deedra Baker interviews JEG solo show artist, Sharon Lee Hart, http://www.lightleaked.com/2016/02/sharon-lee-hart.html.

Joy graduated with her BFA from the University of Texas, Arlington and currently attends Texas Woman’s University to obtain an MFA in Art with a concentration in photography and secondary concentration in intermedia.

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 Art with a Photography Concentration and Intermedia Secondary Concentration at Texas Woman’s University.

Time In: Refocusing the Lens of Motherhood | Joy Christiansen Erb

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Congratulations to Texas Woman’s University Alumna Joy Christiansen Erb for having her work featured in Time In: Refocusing the Lens of Motherhood, an exhibition curated by Larry Gawel. The exhibition runs through February 21, 2016 at the Elder Gallery at Nebraska Wesleyan.

Nebraska Wesleyan’s Elder Gallery features a photography exhibit that explores children’s lives through their mothers’ camera lenses.

“Time In: Refocusing the Lens of Motherhood” runs through February 21. The exhibition — curated by Larry Gawel of WorkSpace Gallery in Lincoln — features 11 contemporary female photographers and mothers who have chosen their children as the subject matter in their photographic work while transcending the notion of the snapshot or the school portrait.

Featured artists include: Rocio De Alba, Middle Village, New York; Elizabeth Claffey, Bloomington, Ind.; Joy Christiansen Erb, Youngstown, Ohio; Tytia Habing, Watson, Ill.; Alaina Hickman, Omaha; Toni Pepe, Malden, Mass.; Suzanne Révy, Carlisle, Mass.; Heather Evans Smith, Winston Salem, N.C.; Sheila Talbitzer, Omaha; Jessica Tampas, Chicago, Ill.; and Jamie Tuttle, Evanston, Ill.

Elder Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.

A panel discussion with the curator and artists Alba, Habing, Révy, Tuttle and Talbitzer will be held Friday, February 5 at 4 p.m. Together they will share their thoughts on what transcends a snapshot, how one makes an image of a child have universal appeal, career vs. family for women in the arts, and technological advances for photographing children, among other topics. A reception will follow from 5 to 7 p.m.

Elder Gallery is located inside the Rogers Center for Fine Arts, 50th Street and Huntington Ave. Admission and parking are free.

Joy currently resides in Youngstown, Ohio, where she is an Associate Professor of Photography at Youngstown State University. She received her B.F.A. from Miami University, Oxford, OH and her M.F.A. from Texas Woman’s University.

Call for Entry | Rising Eyes of Texas 2016

Due: December 15, 2015
Rising Eyes of Texas is now seeking undergraduate and graduate students to submit their best work!
Prize Juror: Anna Stothart, Brown Foundation Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art, San Antonio Museum of Art
Last year we exhibited over 30 artists from 19 Texas Colleges and Universities, and awarded over $1000 in cash prizes.
Please share with fellow students!

Photography Teacher, Boerne-Samuel V. Champion High School | Elva Maria Salinas

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Congratulations Texas Woman’s University Alumna, Elva Maria Salinas, for her appointment as Photography Teacher at Boerne-Samuel V. Champion High School in Indiana University in Boerne, Texas.

Elva Maria Salinas is an artist and an artistic educator currently living in San Antonio, TX. Elva grew up in Del Rio, TX, a small town on the U.S./Mexico border, which gave her a unique insight and perspective of both Mexican and American culture.

Elva received an M.F.A in Photography in May 2013 from Texas Woman’s University. Previous to that, she earned a B.F.A in Photography at The University of the Incarnate Word in 2007.

14th Annual Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition


14th Annual Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition
& 2015 Solo Exhibition / Clare Benson, The Shepherd’s Daughter

February 11 – March 13, 2015
Opening Reception: February 17 | 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Guest Lecture with Juror, April Watson: February 17 | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Texas Woman’s University
East | West Galleries
14th Annual Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition Selected Artists:

Sharon Lee Hart, Boynton Beach, FL (Solo Show Award)
Andy Mattern, Albuquerque, NM (Coupralux Award)
Bryon Darby, Lawrence, KS (Imaging Spectrum Award)
Allison Jarek, Denton, TX (Red River Printer Award)
Ben Altman, Danby, NY (Arlington Camera Award)
Marcus DeSieno, Tampa, FL (Arlington Camera Award)
Beverly Ahern, Overland Park, KS
Linda Alterwitz, Las Vegas, NV
Sarah Austin, Tuscaloosa, AL
Christine Carr, Ankeny, IA
Bennie Flores Ansell, Houston, TX
Garrett Hansen, Lexington, KY
Abbey Hepner, Albuquerque, NM
John Holmgren, Lancaster, PA
Paul Hooven, Pine Bluff, AR
Priya Kambli, Kirksville, MO
Joseph Labate & Laura LaFave, Tuscon, AZ
Janna Añonuevo Langholz, Dallas, TX
Holly Lay, Pendleton, IN
Katie Newton, Beaverton, OR
Ashley Samuela Raasch, Portland, OR
Heather Ross, Denton, TX
Jiehao Su, Beijing, China
Jennifer M Tremblay, Harrisonburg, VA
Marydorsey Wanless, Topeka, KS
Angela Franks Wells, Ayden, NC
Linda Wilson, South Bend, IN
Christine Zuercher, Greenville, NC

Light Leaked interview with Juror, April Watson: click here.