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The End and The Beginning opens Sept. 2 at TWU East | West Galleries

The End and The Beginning

East | West Galleries, Texas Woman’s University, 9/2/17 – 10/15/17

Opening Reception, 9/2/17, 5-7pm

Curated by Danielle Avram, TWU Gallery Director

The End and The Beginning is part of an ongoing dialogue about the intersections of humanity, technology, spirituality, and the possibility of magic and mythos amidst chaos. This iteration explores the cyclicality of ecosystemic adaptations that derive from responding to continual shifts in physical, emotional, mental, and technological landscapes. At an ever-increasing rate our pasts and presents are written, forgotten, and rewritten in an effort to rectify who we have been and who we are, with who we should be, and what we could become. Yet who we are at any given point in time may simply be the result of adjusting to the aftermath of our predecessors – a point along a continual loop of creation and destruction, a point of no end and no beginning, or a point that is both the end and the beginning. Are we working towards something imperceptibly larger or merely evolving/devolving as dictated by circumstance?

Featuring work by Morehshin Allahyari, Martin Back, Sean Miller, and Jenny Vogel.

https://www.twu.edu/visual-arts/galleries/

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16th Annual Joyce Elaine Grant Exhibition entries due Oct. 31

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About the exhibition:

Established in 2001, and organized by the graduate photography students at Texas Woman’s University and the Photographic Artists’ Coalition (a student-run photography organization), the annual Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition provides a national venue for the exhibition of artistic expression as seen through the eye of the camera.

Photographers from throughout the United States are invited to submit entries for the exhibition and catalog. The exhibition will be on view to the public at the Texas Woman’s University East | West Galleries January 21 through February 12, 2017, with an exhibition catalog available via MagCloud.

The exhibition and endowment were established by alumna Christine Shank and a small group of graduate students and named in memory of the mother of Professor Susan kae Grant. Exhibition proceeds fund the Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition Endowment, which supports photography scholarships for future graduate students in the Department of Visual Arts. http://www.joyceelainegrant.com/

Texas Woman’s University is a comprehensive public university, primarily for women, offering baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degree programs and is the largest university for women in the United States. The University’s photography department has a legacy of excellence by empowering students to take risks, establish a broad vision of the field and develop a personal voice and working methodology.

JUROR / DR. JULIA DOLAN:

Dr. Julia Dolan is The Minor White Curator of Photography at the Portland Art Museum, where she oversees the research, documentation, and exhibition of the permanent collection of more than 8,000 photographs. She received her Ph.D. in Art History from Boston University in 2009, and has worked at institutions including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Addison Gallery of American Art, and the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University. She has curated and co-curated more than twenty-five exhibitions at the Portland Art Museum including Contemporary Native Photographers and the Edward Curtis Legacy (2016), Force of Nature: Emmet Gowin in the American West (2015), and Richard Mosse: The Enclave (2014). Recent publications include Blue Sky: The Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts at 40 (2014) and The Question of Hope: Robert Adams in Western Oregon (2013).

AWARDS (SELECTED BY JUROR)

– Solo Exhibition at TWU East | West Galleries (2018)
– Coupralux: $200.00 Print Certificate
– Red River Paper: $200.00 Red River Paper Coupon
– Freestyle Photographic Supplies: $250.00 Gift Certificate

-Imaging Spectrum: $200.00 Certificate for Epson Professional Inkjet Paper

– Arlington Camera: $100.00 Gift Certificate

Eligibility:

This exhibition is open to anyone creating photographic images. All photographic and related processes are encouraged including digital, non-silver and photographic book arts. Pieces must not exceed 60” in any dimension.

ENTRIES:

Must be received by October 31, 2016. Judging will be done online, through SlideRoom.com. Submissions must be individual JPGs sized to 800 pixels on the longest side. Please go to twuvisualarts.slideroom.com [16th Annual JEG Photography Exhibition] for further application instructions and requirements. Artists may submit one to five images for $35.00 in the Basic Application and one to ten images may be entered for $60.00 in the Expanded Application. Images of accepted entries may be used for publicity purposes and for presentation of the exhibition on the TWU website. All fees are non-refundable and will be considered a donation to the Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition Endowment.

SHIPMENT:

Artists whose work(s) are accepted will be notified by December 5th, 2016, and are responsible for shipping expenses. Accepted works must be ready to hang and delivered to the gallery by January 2, 2017. Shipped artwork must include prepaid return shipping expenses and reusable packing /crating. No Styrofoam peanuts please. Do not ship glass. Plexiglas only. Insurance is the responsibility of the artist. Artwork will not be returned if prepaid return shipping is not included.

LIABILITY:

Insurance is the sole responsibility of each artist (Texas Woman’s University will not be held responsible for lost or damaged artwork). Work will be handled with utmost care.

CALENDAR:

Slideroom Entries Must be Received by: October 31, 2016 Artists Notification sent: December 5, 2016
Work Received by: January 2, 2017
Exhibition Dates: January 21 through February 12, 2017

Gallery Hours: M – F / 9 – 4 / Weekends by appointment

QUESTIONS:

Joy Ellis, Exhibition Co-Coordinator / jellis10@twu.edu
Megan DeSoto, Exhibition Co-Coordinator / mdesoto@twu.edu

SPONSORS:

Arlington Camera, Coupralux, Freestyle Photographic Supplies Imaging Spectrum, Photographic Artists’ Coalition, Red River Paper, Texas Woman’s University Department of Visual Arts

ENTRY: twuvisualarts.slideroom.com

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TWU Graduate Open Studios – October 18

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TWU’s MFA students will open their studios to the public from 11am to 2pm on Tuesday, October 18th.

Location: Patio Building, Courtyard – Directions to the Fine Arts Building
Admission: Free

Come see the space and meet the artists. Lunch provided!

For more about the TWU Visual Arts program: http://www.twu.edu/visual-arts

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