Congratulations to the 2013 Art Department Scholarship Winners!:
Mary Lawbaugh Art Purchase Award:
Jose Cisneros Student Travel Award:
Janet J. Swenson Scholarship:
Ken Barrick Memorial Scholarship:
Liette Martinez Memorial Scholarship:
Jean H. Dodier Award:
Vivien B. Head Finalist:
Mesilla Valley Art Guild:
Material Thought, Visiting Artist/Scholar Program: Grant Billingsley, painter and sculptor, as well as the current artist in residence at the Anthony, NM-based Border Arts Residency, will speak on Tuesday, 12 March 2013 at 6pm at the HSS Auditorium, Rm 101. Mr Billingsley was this year's juror for the Juried Student Show. Grant Billingsley's work explores our abilities to create illusionistic space and forms. Learn more about Grant Billingsley at his website: http://www.grantbillingsley.com/
"You Are Here" Project: NMSU Dept of Art Professor Rachel Stevens initiated a project, "You Are Here", which consists of five steel windows mounted on concrete benches. The windows, which will be installed Feb. 16, at Ventanas Ranch Park, a new development on the west side of Albuquerque, are designed with box seats on each side for people to sit, think or just enjoy the view. Stevens and the Dept of Art teamed up with the College of Engineering, DACC's Welding Technology Program and the DACC Building Construction Technology Program to collaborate on the work. Read more at the NMSU News Center link:http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/news/article/9165/
Faculty Triennial: The NMSU Art Department Faculty Triennial, organized by curator Linda Weintraub, opens on Friday, January 25, 2013 from 5-7pm at the University Art Gallery. Weintraub will also give a talk as a participant in the Material Thought, Visiting Artist/Scholar Program, on Thursday, January 24, at 6pm in the Health and Social Services auditorium, Rm 101. The lecture and the exhibition are free and open to the public.
Sustainable Design: Students in New Mexico State University's art and industrial engineering departments team up during the fall semester each year to design more sustainable packaging for familiar products in Art 355: Sustainable Packaging Design.
Aqua Art Miami: NMSU Painting Professor Craig Cully's work will travel with others from Projects Gallery, of Philadelphia, PA to Aqua Art Miami, in Miami Beach, Florida December 6-9, 2012. Aqua Art a contemporary art fair which takes place in Miami Beach each December, during Art Basel Week. The event is located at the Aqua Hotel, 1530 Collins Avenue. The fair began in 2005 as an experiment in bringing together innovative galleries and artists from the West Coast during Art Basel Week. Over the years, Aqua has been recognized for presenting vibrant and noteworthy international art programs, with a particular interest in supporting young dealers and galleries with strong emerging and early-mid career artists.
Material Thought, Visiting Artist/Scholar Program: Kuh Del Rosario, Friday, November 30, 2012, 5:30 pm at the University Art Gallery. Free and open to the public. Kuh Del Rosario, an Independent Artist based in Vancouver, BC, will be speaking in the Gallery about her art, including a video and several sculptures featured in the UAG's latest exhibition, rematerialized. The UAG will host a reception that evening from 5-7pm with refreshments and lively conversation.
Fulbright Programs: NMSU Sculpture Professor Rachel Stevens spoke with students at Mississippi State University about her work and the Fulbright grant opportunities she experienced, while visiting the Department of Art at MSU in mid-November. Here's a link to an article about her visit: http://caad.msstate.edu/wpmu/artnews/fulbright-stevens/. Professor Stevens also attended the Fulbright Ambassador midterm meeting in San Juan Puerto Rico, November 8 and 9, 2012. The Ambassador program identifies and trains Fulbright alumni who are subsequently dispatched to conferences, college campuses, artist residencies and the like, to promote the Fulbright Senior Scholar program. The Ambassador website is at: http://www.cies.org/ambassadors/ . There are a wealth of Fulbright opportunities for students and recent college graduates as well: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/#&panel1-2
Material Thought, Visiting Artist/Scholar Program: Io Palmer, Friday, November 9, 2012, 4:00 pm at HSS Auditorium, Room 101. Free and open to the public. Opening reception for rematerialized exhibition immediately following from 5-7pm at University Art Gallery. Io Palmer earned her BFA from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, PA, then went on to receive her MFA from the University of Arizona in Tucson. Ms Palmer was born in Hydra, a motor-less Greek Island. Io Palmer exhibits her work throughout the US and internationally using a variety of materials and processes. Her work explores complex issues of class, race, and identity, in particular the impact of society on the individual. She is currently a professor at Washington State University in Pullman, WA.
Material Thought, Visiting Artist/Scholar Program: Libby Rowe, Monday, October 22, 2012, 6:00 pm at HSS Auditorium, Room 101. Free and open to the public. Libby Rowe holds a Master of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Photography from Syracuse University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from University of Northern Iowa. Her work addresses issues of identity and belonging. Rowe is an Assistant Professor of Art and head of photography at University of Texas at San Antonio and serves as Chair of the South Central region of the Society for Photographic Education.
NMSU Museum Conservation Program/Restoration Project: Silvia Marinas-Feliner and her students in the NMSU Art Department's Museum Conservation Program are helping preserve yet another public work of art badly in need of cleaning and restoration. The sculpture, made by Duke Sundt in 1988 called The Traders, is located in the courtyard of the Business Complex. Professor Marinas-Feliner will guide her students through the process on Tuesday, October 16, 2012, as they clean the bronze and give it a protective coating. To learn more about the project, see the news article: http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/news/article/8924/
Material Thought, Visiting Artist/Scholar Program: Laura Splan, Tuesday, October 9, 6:00 pm at HSS Auditorium, Room 101.Free and open to the public. Laura Splan is a Brooklyn, NY based visual artist. She holds a Bachelor of Art from the University of California, Irvine where she originally studied Biological Sciences but ultimately studied Studio Art. Laura Splan earned an MFA in Sculpture from Mills College, Oakland, CA. Her conceptually driven work employs a variety of media including sculpture, video, photography, digital media and works on paper.
Breast Cancer Awareness: On September 26, D.W. Williams Hall was decorated with pink and black balloons (representing the ratio of 1 in 8 American women who can expect to battle Breast Disease in their life), a gigantic pink ribbon and a memory banner for the Arts and Sciences Deans' Breast Cancer Awareness competition. The Art Department was credited with third place in the contest, and $500. Congratulations!
The students responsible for creating this award-winning installation are (l to r): Jasmine Woodul, Brandon Eisenschenk, Aubrey Callas and Katie Anstaett. Not pictured: Lea Wise-Surguy
Kathmandu Post: NMSU Sculpture Professor Rachel Stevens was working in Nepal over the summer this year, and there are some articles from the Kathmandu Post available at the following links about the projects she worked on: http://www.ekantipur.com/the-kathmandu-post/2012/08/24/on-saturday/impressions-of-the-valley/238803.html and http://www.ekantipur.com/the-kathmandu-post/2012/08/03/onsaturday/impressions-of-the-valley/237988.html
Divine Fits: NMSU Art Professor Craig Cully's artwork, "Cherry" was purchased by and featured on the album cover of the newly formed band Divine Fits. The album is slated for release in late August 2012.
Indra's Net: An installation piece by the Praxis Collective called "Indra's Net" opens Friday, 3 August 2012 from 5-7pm at the Las Cruces Museum of Art. The exhibition runs through 8 September. More than 300 miniature paintings become a larger unit that "...provide a glimpse into each of the artist's visions." Praxis Collective members include NMSU Professor Tauna Cole, Robin Wiener Labe, Former NMSU Professor Jacklyn St. Aubyn, Isadora Stowe and NMSU Instructor Jean Reece Wilkey of Las Cruces, and Jenni Higginbotham of Santa Fe.http://www.las-cruces.org/Departments/PublicServices/Services/Museums/MuseumofArt/Exhibitions.aspx
Museum Conservation Up Close and Personal: The Stockman Conservation Laboratory received a new portable digital microscope with white light, UV light and Infrared light, thanks to funding made available by the Stockman Family Foundation Trust. NMSU's Museum Conservation Program received an Annual Award from the Stockman Family Foundation ($50,000) and additional support in the form of a gift from the Hervey and Sally Stockman estate ($750,000).Stockman Family Foundation Grants support specific conservation projects involving historic/artistic property; encourage acquisition of equipment/laboratory facilities, and provide teaching opportunities in the field.
Interstitial Spaces: NMSU Professor Julia Barello and Beverly Penn collaborate in an exhibition at the Houston Center For Contemporary Craft. The show opened Friday, 1 June 2012, and runs through 1 September 2012. The exhibition features these two artists who share a background in metalsmithing and an interest in creating large-scale wall installations from small, sometimes delicate, pieces referencing flora and fauna. Their shared interests come together in this lushly ornamental exhibition, which features past works by both artists, along with an entirely new, collaborative wall installation made specifically for Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC).http://www.crafthouston.org/exhibition/interstitial-spaces-julia-barello-beverly-penn/
Artscool: The Las Cruces Museum of Art will showcase artwork in a variety of themes and media by NMSU BFA/BA students on Friday, 11 May 2012 in their graduation exhibition titled, "Artscool". Selected artists will discuss their work beginning at 2:30 pm followed by an opening reception from 5-7pm. Light bites and beverages will be served and all events are free and open to the public. "Artscool" will be on view through May 29th. The Las Cruces Museum of Art is located at 491 North Main Street in downtown Las Cruces. Hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 9 am-4:30 pm. 575-541-2137. For more information, go to the 2012 Spring BFA Exhibition Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/187372074714886/
Smoke and Mirrors: New Mexico University Department of Art Graduate Students' Installation, called Smoke and Mirrors, opens on Friday, 11 May 2012 from 6-8 pm at 136 N. Main, (between Green Works and pizza restaurant in the Downtown Mall) just after the BFA exhibition. Participating MFA students include: Katie Anstaett, Ben Brooks, Derek Caulfield, Tony Celentano,Won Suk Chang, David Cook, Eddy Escobar, Aubrey DeCheubell, Nick Gialanella, Astrid Magallon, Roya Mansourkhani, Jessica Pizana, Will Ross, Lyle West,and Danielle Wood.
It's About Time: 14,000 Years of Art in New Mexico: The NM Museum of Art presents their Centennial Exhibition opening on Friday, 11 May 2012 at 5pm. NMSU Professor David Taylor's work, "Border Monument No 210", is included in this exhibition. The Museum is located at 107 West Palace Avenue on the Plaza in Santa Fe. For more information, call (505)-476-5069.http://www.nmartmuseum.org/site/learn/programs?eventID=1439
Video Art Showcase: Digital video and narrative concepts screening at the NMSU Digital Media Theater-Creative Media Institute, Milton Hall Thursday, 10 May 2012 at 4pm. View student projects from ART 394/494, by Aubrey de Cheubell,Derek Caufield, Jennifer Garcia, Joel Gilbert, Kally Malcom, Monica Pineda, Jessica Pizana and Dylan Thompson.
Guggenheim Fellowship: The Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago accessioned the entire body of work produced during Professor David Taylor's Guggenheim Fellowship in Photography (2008). http://www.facebook.com/pages/John-Simon-Guggenheim-Memorial-Foundation/130008750420913/
Outstanding Faculty Achievement: The accomplishments of New Mexico State University faculty were honored during the 2012 College of Arts and Sciences Faculty awards ceremony in April, in the Stan Fulton Center.Faculty received awards for outstanding achievement in scholarship and research, teaching and outreach. Stephanie Taylor, Assistant Professor in the Art Department, was awarded the Outstanding Faculty Achievement Award in Outreach.
Visiting Artist/Scholar Program: Chika Matsuda, Monday, April 30th, 6:00 pm. Chika Matsuda works with sculpture, video and installation, and often uses found objects and materials. Matsuda's art practice contemplates the way we live our daily lives, our perception of life, the experience and existence of human beings, and how we consume and reproduce resources. It is an investigation into the relationship between humans and nature, in terms of what our activities generate and the traces they leave behind. Matsuda was born and raised in Japan. She moved to New Zealand in 2001; she received a B.A. in 2006 from Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology and a M.F.A. in 2010 from the University of Arizona. Her work has been exhibited in New Zealand, Japan, Bulgaria and the United States.
Spring MFA Exhibition: April 20, 2012 through May12, 2012 at the NMSU Art Gallery, located in DW Williams Art Center, 1390 E. University Ave, Las Cruces, NM. Three Masters of Fine Arts candidates from the NMSU Department of Art are exhibiting their work: Ben Brooks, Kally Malcom and Stephanie Smith. Gallery hours are from Tuesday through Saturday 12noon to 4pm and Wednesday evenings from 6-8pm. For more information call 575-646-2545.
Alcove 12.1: Julia Barello, Professor of Metals/Jewelry, will take part in a group exhibition titled Alcove 12.1 at the New Mexico Museum of Art from March 23 to April 29, 2012.
Visiting Artist/Scholar Program: Lisa Anne Auerbach, Monday, March 12, 6:00 pm Lisa Anne Auerbach lives and works in Los Angeles. She received her MFA in photography from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California and currently teaches at Pomona College. She has exhibited at national and international venues, including Nottingham Contemporary (UK), the University of Michigan Art Museum, Printed Matter (NY), the Hammer Museum (LA), Acme Gallery (LA), and the Baltimore Contemporary Museum. Her work has been reviewed in Artforum, the Detroit Free Press, the Los Angeles Times, and The New York Times, and in 2009, she received a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award.
Our Lady Refugio of Sinners: Love and Hope in Art Elizabeth Zarur, Associate Professor of Art History, will present a lecture about artistic depictions of La Refugina in retablo paintings from nineteenth-century Mexico on February 12, 2012 at 2:00 PM at the El Paso Museum of Art (El Paso Energy Auditorium). The event is free and open to the public.
Visiting Artist/Scholar Program: Jonathan D. Katz, Wednesday, February 8th, 2012, 6:00 pm, HSSA, Room 101. Free and open to the public. Jonathan D. Katz, Chair of Visual Studies Doctoral Program at SUNY, Buffalo, has taught at a number of institutions including the University of Amsterdam, Yale University and Smith College. He has received fellowships from the Terra Foundation, Creative Capital, the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute and the Social Science Research Council, among others. In 2006, he curated the first major U.S. museum exhibition dedicated to themes of sexuality and gender entitled Hide/Seek: Difference, Desire and the Invention of Modern American Portraiture. The show originally opened at the Smithsonian Institution (the National Portrait Gallery) in Washington, D.C. and is currently on view at the Brooklyn Museum in New York.
heART lines Project Yarn Bombing Event: February 1, 2012, 5-7:30pm, Auditorium of the Health & Social Services Annex on the NMSU Las Cruces campus. Join us for a screening of Running Fence, a 1977 documentary about one of Christo's ambitious public art works, directed by Albert and David Maysles. Check out an article about the project at http://www.lcsun-news.com/ci_19832249?IADID=Search-www.lcsun-news.com-www.lcsun-news.com
Multi Media Grants Workshop: Saturday, January 28, 2:00pm, Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, in Santa Fe. ZBCA is hosting a grants workshop for independent artists in both visual and performing arts, as well as for college and university faculty. This Multi Media Presentation by Artists: Rachel Stevens, Mary Shaffer, Josh Rose, David Taylor, and New Mexico Art in Public Places Program Manager, Chuck Zimmer will features presentations on Fulbright Programs, Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grants, USA Simon Awards, National Endowment for the Arts Grants, the Roswell Artist in Residence Fellowship, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and the New Mexico 1% for Art in Public Places Program (AIPP). The workshop is open to all artists. The workshop is free and advanced registration is encouraged as seating is limited. Please contact Meg Hachmann at 505-982-8111 x1014 or email email@example.com.
Don't Look Now Exhibition: Craig Cully, Assistant Professor of Painting, will participate in a three-person exhibition at Etherton Gallery (http://ethertongallery.com) in Tucson, Arizona. The show runs from January 24th to March 17th, 2012. http://ethertongallery.com/
The Art of Seduction Exhibition: Julia Barello, Professor of Metals and Jewelry, is part of a group exhibition titled The Art of Seduction: Exquisitely Crafted Temptations at the The Rouse Company Foundation Gallery Horowitz Center for Visual and Performing Arts At Howard Community College in Columbia, Maryland. The show runs from January 12 to March 18, 2012.
Visiting Artist/Scholar Program: Meow Wolf, Wednesday, January 25, 2012, 5:30 p.m., HSSA. Free and open to the public. Meow Wolf was created in February of 2008 by a group of young residents of Santa Fe. Meow Wolf operates collaboratively on every level and is open to any and all individuals. Meow Wolf Presents: Glitteropolis, an experiential, interactive environment installed by the group (as well as many NMSU students and Las Cruces residents) opens Wednesday, November 30th at 5pm at the NMSU Art Gallery, and will run through February 18th, 2012. www.meowwolf.com
Pre-Screening Lecture: Margaret Goehring, Assistant Professor in Art History, Saturday, January 14, 2012, 7:30 pm at the Fountain Theater in Mesilla. Professor Goering will be giving the pre-screening lecture for the film "the Mill and the Cross" directed by Lech Majewski.For more details see: http://mesillavalleyfilm.org/index.php/shows/detail/the_mill_and_the_cross/
Please join the Department of Art in congratulating Kally Malcom on her receipt of a scholarship to attend the Society for Photographic Education national conference in San Francisco this coming March. The scholarships are competitive at the national level and provide a stipend that covers the cost of attending the conference. The ten scholarships awarded each year are very prestigious and competitive. Student recipients are introduced at the SPE Honored Educator talk and a portfolio of each student's artwork is presented to the fully assembled membership of the organization. This is the first time an NMSU student has received one of the awards.Congratulations Kally!
Scattered, Fall 2011 Bachelor of Fine Art Exhibits: December 9, 2011, 5-7pm. Note the different venues for the following artists: Danielle Williams, John Andrews, Elaine Navarro, Jesse Griffith, Evie Mantone, Laura Sedillos, and Susana Juarez at Green Works Community Enterprise Center, 125 Main Street. Brack Morrow at 3301 Harrelson Street. Leslie Hibner, Matthew Ortiz, Alicia Escobedo, and R. Danielle Garcia at Corbett Center Art Gallery. Juan T. Parra at Worship Center, Side Entrance 1555 E. University.
Dialogue, NMSU Art Dept. Graduate Student Exhibition: Wednesday, Dec 7th, 2011 5-7pm at Wells Bay Hall (corner of Wells and Locust streets).
"Speaking of Art" Program: The Las Cruces Museum of Art continues its "Speaking of Art" series with Dr. Stephanie Taylor on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 2:00 pm. This lecture series features artists and art historians discussing their work and studies on the third Saturday of each month. It is open to the public and admission is free.
Visiting Artist/Scholar Program: Studio 99, Wednesday, November 16th, 5:30 p.m. HSSA. Free and open to the public. A collaborative duo from Detroit, Design 99's work explores the edges of art practice, utilizing, design, architecture, found materials and utilitarian objects to propose creative solutions to complex problems. Their practice has at its core the belief that transformation can happen in a natural way, if we only take a look, think out-of-the-box and take action.-- Luis Croquer, MOCADetroit Director and Chief Curator.-- Luis Croquer, MOCADetroit Director and Chief Curator. http://www.visitdesign99.com
Visiting Artist/Scholar Program: Allan Wexler, Monday, October 31, 2011, 6 p.m., HSSA. Free and open to the public. Trained as an architect, Allen Wexler deconstructs everyday objects and spaces, referencing our everyday rituals. Wexler was awarded the Rome Prize Fellowship in Design in 2004. http://www.allanwexlerstudio.com/
Rachel Stevens, Professor of Sculpture, will present a solo exhibition at Zane Bennett Gallery in Santa Fe titled WHETHER/Rachel Stevens: new sculpture. Reception: Friday, October 28, 2011, 5-7pm. http://www.zanebennettgallery.com/
Artist Talk: Jenna Kuiper, titled Paintings and Found Object Works, on Wednesday the 26th of October at 6 PM in Room 101 of HSSA.
Visiting Artist/Scholar Program: Amy Klement, Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 4:30-5:30 p.m. HSSA. Free and open to the public.Amy will discuss the theoretical, mathematical, and performative possibilities of crochet in contemporary art.www.kraftdurchhakeln.de and www.sperm-project.com
David Taylor, Professor of Photography, will be part of a three-person exhibition titled Past, Present, Future at the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe opening October 28, 2011 running through Apr 22, 2012. http://www.nmartmuseum.org/site/learn/programs?eventID=1194
Margaret Goehring, Assistant Professor of Art History, has had a chapter published in "Exploring the Border: The Breviary of Eleanor of Portugal" in Push Me, Pull You: Imaginative, Emotional, Physical and Spatial Interaction in Late Medieval and Renaissance Art, edited by Sarah Blick & Laura D. Gelfand (E.J. Brill: 2011).http://www.brill.nl/push-me-pull-you
Craig Cully, Assistant Professor of Painting, was included in this year's Arizona Biennial, a group exhibition that was held June 25-Oct. 2, 2011 at the Tucson Museum of Art. http://www.tucsonmuseumofart.org/exhibitions/arizona-biennial-11
"2011 Project: Postcard," a two-day exhibit and fundraiser to support the Visiting Artist and Scholar Program, was held Sept. 9-10 in D.W. Williams Hall. The proceeds benefit the Visiting Artist and Scholar Program, which offers NMSU students and community members direct interaction with artists and scholars of regional, national and international acclaim. Annually, the department hosts seven to 10 artists and scholars who present public lectures, participate in symposia and workshops, conduct studio critiques and lead informal discussions. These events are almost always free and open to the public.
Visiting Artist/Scholar Program: Kim Baranowski, Wednesday, August, 2011, 6 p.m. HSSA.Kim will discussed her National Science Foundation Grant to Antarctica and subsequent projects. She received her BFA with an emphasis in sculpture from NMSU in 1997. http://kimbaranowski.com/
An article about David Taylor's work appeared June 15, 2011 on the New York Times blog: http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/15/silent-sentinels-along-a-vast-frontier
The Department of Art has received a $1,000 grant from the Devasthali Family Foundation to assist with an fundraiser in the fall of 2011. The Devasthali Family Foundation helps art organizations showcase the work of local artists in a way that increases the impact of art in southern New Mexico.
The Cheated Eye, NMSU's 2011 MFA Exhibition, held April 15-May 6, 2011, included Brad Adams, Bethany Carlson, Kyle Coffin, James C. Gamble, Rebecca Munoz, and Natalia Rodriguez.