Good news recently

Texas Artist Coalition juried exhibition, August 2014

Texas Artist Coalition juried exhibition, August 2014

I haven’t written for a few months – things have been very busy around here: a few exhibitions, a long list of readings postponed for the summer, some exciting research in a couple of Italian photography archives.

Here are a few of the things that I have been up to lately.

It was an honor to form part of the Fort Worth Art Collective, a newly established group of artists based in Fort Worth working in different media but unified by an ambitious vision of contemporary art. We already had two exhibitions and were called, as per the Star-Telegram, the pop-up du jour.

Texas Artist Coalition holds a juried show once a year and I was thrilled to be invited, since my first exhibition ever was exactly there 5 years ago. Moreover, what a beautiful surprise the day of the opening reception: juror Judy Tedford Deaton, Chief Curator of the Grace Museum, gave me the Fort Worth Art Dealers Association Award. The participating artwork is right behind me above.

Art in the Metroplex, one of the most competitive juried exhibitions in DFW, is back this year and I am so glad that one of my more experimental pieces was included – and is also the featured image of the official announcement. The exhibition – juried by Sara Jayne Parsons of TCU, opens next Saturday – sadly, though, I won’t be able to attend, because…

I will be presenting at the conference of the Society for Photographic Education South Central to be held this year in Murfreesboro, Tennesee. It will be an hour long lecture/demo on mordancage, including video clips of the process, a history and contemporary artistic interpretations. I was awarded the Keith Carter Conference Scholarship to travel and participate in the conference.

There are more exciting things in the near future, including a solo exhibition in California that I can’t wait to tell you about. Stay tuned!

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2 responses to “Good news recently

  1. Is your talk at Middle Tennessee State University? I spent some time there as a student!! Congrats, Ellie!! So exciting!

  2. Abby – yes! Wow, what a small world! Turns out Middle Tennessee State University has a great photography as well as printmaking program and it is hosting the conference this year. Can’t wait to go and if you have any recommendations for things to see and experience, in that area or in Tennessee in general, I’d love to hear them!

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