UNT News Article | Joy Ellis

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Congratulations to Joy Ellis for being featured by the University of North Texas News. Joy, who took a class in the College of Visual Arts during the fall 2015 semester, made an intricately detailed book featuring the stories of the Kurdish family from Iraq who were refugees in Iran. She got the stories from her sister who lives in Iraq with her husband, a worker for a non-governmental organization there.

To view the article, click here.

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.


Call for Entry | Artists Book Competition

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Due December 11, 2015

Artist Books Call for Entries 2015

The purposes of the competition and exhibition are:  to encourage the development of students’ work in the medium of Artists’ Books, to foster the creation of Artists’ Books, to reward excellence and creativity in the Artists’ Books, and to build the collection of Artists’ Books in the UNT Libraries’ Special Collections. Click here to view past winners currently in our Artists’ Book collection.

In addition to the exhibition, a $400 purchase award may be granted at the discretion of the jurors.  All eligible entries must be available for purchase into the UNT Special Collections for $400.  The item chosen for the purchase prize will become a permanent addition to the Rare Book Room collections.  Any Artists’ Books created within the last two years is eligible.  All media are welcome, although submitted work may not exceed 6′ in any direction. A maximum of three books may be submitted.  There is no jury fee.

Faculty/Staff and Community Members Category
Although entries in this category are not eligible to win the purchase award, the competition is open to faculty and staff of the University of North Texas and members of the local community. If you would like to enter up to three items in the competition, you are highly encouraged to do so. Even though the items are not eligible for the prize, if accepted, they will be on exhibit with the others from January – March 2016 in the Willis Library Forum, which will give the work exposure to the community.

Entry Procedure
A completed entry form, identification labels attached to individual works, notification form, and SASE for return of notification form must be included with the artwork.  Work will be accepted December 1st through 11th , 2015. Rules and entry forms are available to download and print.

Deadline: Friday, December 11 by 4:00pm.
Artists are encouraged to hand-deliver work to Willis Library, Library Services Desk, UNT, between 9am and 4pm Monday-Friday.

Work may be shipped in a reusable container prepaid via UPS, Parcel Post, or FedEx. It is the artist’s responsibility to include return shipping (please do NOT enclose checks or cash).

Ship work(s) to:
UNT Libraries Artists’ Book Competition
Attn: Mandy Rausch
University of North Texas
Willis Library
1155 Union Circle
Denton, Texas 76203
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 – 9:00am to Friday, December 11, 2015 – 4:00pm

Willis Library
Library Services Desk

And They Papered The Room, Lilina Bloch Gallery | Kathy Lovas

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Photo by Mayra Barraza, Mating Season VIII, ink on paper, 13 x 9 1/2 inches, 2013

Congratulations to Texas Woman’s University Alumna, Kathy Lovas, for being included in And They Papered The Room, a group exhibition, at Lilina Bloch Gallery in Dallas, TX. The exhibition runs from June 27 – August 1, 2015.

The exhibition is a testimony of a medium that has become a constant experiment that combines ancient and high-technology techniques and exposes the exciting times for contemporary artists that seek to expand the scope of paper behind their creative process.
Participant artist are Mayra Barraza, Tim Best, Kristen Cochran, Michael Corris, Reinhold Engberding, Ann Glazer, Lynne Harlow, Letitia Huckaby, Vince Jones, Kathy Lovas, Shawn Mayer, Leigh Merrill, Mi-Hee Nahm and Sally Warren.

Exhibition Dates: June 27 – August 1, 2015

Part of the Glasstire’s TOP 5 EXHIBITIONS IN TEXAS as of June 25!

Kathy Lovas was born in Duluth, Minnesota. She holds a B.S. degree in biology from St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana and an MFA in photography from Texas Woman’s University in Denton. She is a 1995 recipient of a Mid-America Arts Alliance National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in photography, and was a 1991 fellow of the American Photography Institute National Graduate Seminar at New York University.

Kathy lives in Dallas, Texas and has been on the photography faculty in the College of Visual Arts and Design at the University of North Texas in Denton since 1992. In addition she has held teaching appointments at Southern Methodist University, UT Arlington, UT Dallas, and Texas Woman’s University.

500X Student EXPO 2015 | Tiffany Milow

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Congratulations to Tiffany Milow for having her artwork, Landfilled Earth, elected by Susan Roth Romans and Jordan Roth, jurors for the exhibition, to be included in the 500X Student EXPO 2015. The exhibition is at 500X Gallery in Dallas, TX from February 14 – March 8, 2015.

February 14 – March 8, 2015

Opening reception: February 14 | 7:00 – 10:00 PM

Tiffany received a BFA with a focus in Photography from the University of North Texas in the spring of 2012 and is currently an MFA student in Visual Arts, Photography Concentration at Texas Woman’s University.