OSO BAY BIENNIAL XXI: TAPPED – Student Invitational Exhibition

Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi is complying with the Stay at Home Emergency Declaration issued by the City of Corpus Christi throughout April 2020. For more information, please visit TAMU-CC updated frequently asked questions.

Tapped is on exhibit but viewable online only

Special Thanks to all the faculty and academic institutions who TAPPED recent students and these specific artworks to be included in this exhibition.



Austin Community College – Jill Bedgood
Baba Yaga, Kaylixan McAuley
Sodom, Paul Schuster
Interconnected, Sienna Stolte


Houston Community College – Jessica F. Kreutter
Los Diablos de Teloloapan, Bryan Lagunas
An Empty Seat and Lost Traditions, Mellany Medina
I’m Not Allowed To, Yolanda Osagie
You Want Some Drugs?, Janell Pesquera


Del Mar College – Amorette V. Garza
Sweet Tooth, Rianna Kirkham
Succulent, Rianna Kirkham
Masterstudy of Cellini’s Head of Medusa, Kyana Gallaher
Mastersudy of Chinard’s Jeanne de L’Orrne de L’Isle, Victoria Gibbons


Texas A&M University – Commerce – Josephine Durkin
Lib, Jane Cornish Smith
Hive, Jareth Arcane
Modified, Katie H. Ritche
TBA, David Namaksy

Texas State University – Jennifer Ling Datchuk
Serpent, God of Wind (Serpiente, Dios Del Viento), Joel Nieto
Everyday Joys, Theresa Sawczyn
Lucy, Karly Schlievert
I am Broken Down Again , Hentan Stevenson


University of North Texas – Liss Lafluer
Sirens of Memory, Sean Lopez
Ni la Vida, Ni la Muerte, Diana Rojas-Ponce
Broken and Bruised #2, Stephanie Gerhart


University of Texas at San Antonio – Buster Graybill
Lineage, Omar Gonzales
Santa Sebastiana, Gabi Magaly 
Nocturnal Observation #1, Chris Moncivias
22 ways to wear a belt, Eric Ryberg

Nocturnal Observation #1, Chris Moncivias

Victoria College – Debra Chronister
Holy Nature, Erica Estrada
Windows of Perception, Renee Raven
Crocheted Fossils, Renee Raven
Pent, Ben Sartor
POP Art, Ben Sartor, Natalie Brown, and Design II students 


OSO BAY BIENNIAL XXI: MATTER MATTERS – Juried Exhibition

Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi is complying with the Stay at Home Emergency Declaration issued by the City of Corpus Christi throughout April 2020. For more information, please visit TAMU-CC updated frequently asked questions.

RESCHEDULED Exhibition Dates:
August 28-September 26, 2020

A primary component of this year’s biennial will be a national juried exhibition at the Islander Art Gallery, co-sponsored by TAMU-CC, Texas Sculpture Group and Midsouth Sculpture Alliance, and juried and curated by Sculpture Month Houston founder, Dr. Volker Eisele.

Dr. Eisele is the director and founder of ArtScan and directs the Rudolph Blume Fine Art/ArtScan Gallery at 1836 Richmond Avenue, Houston, Texas.  In 2016, Dr. Eisele co-founded the city-wide festival Sculpture Month Houston.
http://sculpturemonthhouston.org  
https://www.rudolphblume.com

Postcard image featuring: Amelia Key, Deidre Argyle,
Jennifer Crescuillo,   Jason Makepeace, and James Wade

The Islander Gallery invited artwork that utilizes traditional and/or contemporary methods of creating objects. Entries considered a third dimension (even if a narrow or variable one) and were created in a manner that the matter, materials, and techniques used matter to the concept, experience, and outcome of the artwork. Artwork selected by juror Dr. Volker Eisele will be on exhibit in the Islander Gallery April 3-26 August 28-September 26.

Below are the artists’ names and images of their artworks that were selected by juror Dr. Volker Eisele to be included in this juried exhibition. Several of these artworks will be on display during the upcoming rescheduled exhibition in the TAMU-CC Islander Art Gallery August 28-September 26, 2020.

(web gallery under construction – images coming soon)

Geofffrey Broderick

Caroline Covington

James Wade

Deidre Argyle

Jill Bedgood

Silas Breaux

Jason Brown

Susan Budge

Green A Studios Collaborative

Jennifer Crescuillo

Kelly Curtiss

Josie Del Castillo

Artist: Josie Del Castillo
Title: Healing, Learning, and Growing
Dimensions: 40 1/2 in x 48 in
Media: Oil on cut wood panels
Year: 2020
Artist: Janye Duryea
Title: Memory
Dimensions: 16in diameter X 8in wide
Media: Hot sculptured glass
Year: 2018

Kurt Dyrhaug

Jeff Forster

Jack Gron

Stephen Hawks

Meghan Hendley

Haley Inyart


Artist: Norman Kary
Title: We work the Black seam together
Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 6
Media: cast figures and threat and wood
Year: 2019
Artist: Amelia Key
Title: Bloom
Dimensions: 5ft 4in x 8ft 4in x 10in
Media: mixed media
Year: 2018

Felipe Lopez

Artist: Jason Makepeace
Title: Deeply Embedded Aquamarine Kayak
Description: Sculpture is carved from one single log of Oak and then painted.
Dimensions: 22in x 14.5in x 15in
Media: Single Carved Log of Oak and Paint
Year: 2019
Artist: Jason Makepeace
Title: Tandem
Description: Sculpture is carved from one single log of Oak and then painted.
Dimensions: 32in x 9in x 9in
Media: Single Carved Log of Oak and Paint
Year: 2019

Peter Mangan

Wells Mason

Artist: Christopher McNulty
Title: Thirty Pieces (Exhuming Charles Kettering)
Description: This sculpture of 30 lead teeth commemorates the mark left on our blood and bones by Charles Kettering and other executives at GM during the 60-year period in which tetra-ethyl lead was added to gasoline.
Dimensions: 8.5″ x 6.5″ x 6.5″
Media: Lead, plexiglas, wood
Year: 2012

Steve Murphy

Joseph Ovalle

Christyn Overstake

Bill Raney

Greg Reuter

James Wade

Artist: James Wade
Title: Incoming!
Description: Laser drawing on powder coated cast iron from digital drawing
Dimensions: 18 x 10.5 x 0.75
Material: cast iron, powder coat
Year: 2018
 Artist: Kristen Tordella-Williams
Description
: Burnt reference book pages embedded in cotton paper
Dimensions: 10′ x 8′ x 16″
Media: Artist made cotton paper, burnt book pages, wood, clothespins
Year: 2018

OSO BAY BIENNIAL XXI: A 2020 VISION – Symposium

Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi is complying with the Stay at Home Emergency Declaration issued by the City of Corpus Christi throughout April 2020. For more information, please visit TAMU-CC updated frequently asked questions.

RESCHEDULED Symposium Dates: September 25-26, 2020

Each and Every, Beili Liu
photo credit Amos Morgan

Beginning 42 years ago, the faculty of the Department of Art + Design at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi have coordinated the Oso Bay Biennial, representing the various disciplines practiced in the department.

For 2020, Oso Bay Biennial XXI will focus on artworks and techniques that connect and contribute to the interdisciplinary nexus of Sculpture and three-dimensional artmaking, including installation and ceramics. 

On Friday and Saturday, September 25-26, the Oso Bay Biennial XXI: A 2020 Vision – Symposium will include a closing reception, three panel discussions, several art bursts featuring the creative community of Corpus Christi, a talk by Houston-based curator and Oso Bay Biennial XXI exhibition juror Dr. Volker Eisele, and a keynote address by artist and UT Austin Professor Beili Liu. 

SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE

Friday, September 25, 6:30-7:30pm  
at the Weil Art Gallery on campus at TAMU-CC    
PANEL SESSION: FOUNDATION MATTERS
A panel presentation and discussion about 3D teaching philosophies, approaches, and goals emphasizing teaching experience at community colleges in South Texas.
Austin Community College, Austin – Jill Bedgood
Del Mar Community College – Amorette Garza
Houston Community College – Jessica F. Kreutter

Saturday, September 26, 9:30-10:30am
at the Art Museum of South Texas
9:30-10:30am    PANEL SESSION: NETWORK MATTERS
A panel presentation and discussion about opportunities for connecting, exhibiting, and developing by seeking communities and collaboration locally, regionally, and nationally. 
Sabine Senft, president of Texas Sculpture Group 
Kristen Tordella-Williams, vice president of Midsouth Sculpture Alliance 

Saturday, September 26, 11am-noon
at the Art Museum of South Texas
KEYNOTE SPEAKER – BEILI LIU

Born in Jilin, China, Beili Liu now lives and works in Austin, Texas, USA. Liu received her MFA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and is a Professor of Art at the University of Texas at Austin.

Beili Liu is a visual artist who creates material-and-process-driven, site-responsive installations. Oftentimes embodying transience, fragility, and the passage of time, Liu’s immersive installations are engaged with multifaceted dichotomies: lightness contrasted with heft; fierceness countered by resilience; and chaos balanced by quiet order. Working with commonplace materials and elements such as thread, scissors, paper, stone, fire, and water, Liu manipulates their intrinsic qualities to extrapolate complex cultural narratives. Janet Koplos spoke of Liu’s works as “materially simple but metaphorically rich” (Art in America Review, April 2009). 

Saturday, September 26, 2:30-3:30pm 
at the Islander Art Gallery on Doddridge Street
2:30-3:30pm      PANEL SESSION: MATTER MATTERS
a panel of artists who explore an interdisciplinary approach to media, craft, and engagement.
Jennifer Ling Datchuk
Liss Lafleur
Josephine Durkin 

Saturday, September 26, 4:30-5:30pm 
at the Islander Art Gallery on Doddridge Street
4:20-5:30pm      CLOSING PRESENTATION FROM THE VIEW AS A CURATOR, DIRECTOR, AND JUROR
Dr. Eisele is the director and founder of ArtScan and directs the Rudolph Blume Fine Art/ArtScan Gallery at 1836 Richmond Avenue, Houston, Texas.  In 2016, Dr. Eisele co-founded the city-wide festival Sculpture Month Houston.
http://sculpturemonthhouston.org  
https://www.rudolphblume.com

Saturday, September 26, 5:30-7pm   
at the Islander Art Gallery on Doddridge Street       
CLOSING RECEPTION FOR JURIED EXHIBITION


The symposium and all related events are open to the public. 

For more information, please visit the Department of Art + Design website at: http://cla.tamucc.edu/art/Events.html

Exhibition – Leticia R. Bajuyo

TAMUCC Assistant Professor of Sculpture, Leticia R. Bajuyo and fellow Land Report Collective artist Jason Brown, Associate Professor at University of Tennessee, Knoxville were selected for a two-person exhibition at Jacksonville University at the Alexander Brest Art Gallery in Jacksonville, Florida.

Exhibition Dates: February 6-28, 2020
Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: Thursday, February 6, 5-7pm

Titled Exurb, this exhibition focuses on the subject of landscape in which Bajuyo and Brown extend their investigations beyond formal aesthetic elements to include questions of historical context, politics of ownership, and environmental impact.

Leticia Bajuyo transforms suburban stereotypes into symbols and visual markers that delight and at the same time spur a critical stance as she crafts an irony inflected dystopian vision of the suburban fantasy.

Jason Brown creates artwork that engages viewers in a conversation about the environmental cost of energy extraction from the earth as it relates to wants and needs in a consumer culture.

In addition to exhibiting their individual artworks, in response to the Jacksonville area, Bajuyo and Brown created collaborative, site-sensitive installations to facilitate a conversation about landscape in suburban/exurban developments.

The Weil Gallery presents – TAMUCC graduate students

Work in Progress is an exhibition of work by current graduate students enrolled in the TAMUCC MFA Studio Art program. The exhibition will display work in progress across a range of disciplines spanning painting, sculpture, ceramics, photography, printmaking, and installation by MFA candidates Maclovio Cantu IV, Clarissa Gonzalez, Payton Koranek, Laura Monahan, Robert Neal, Jacqueline Negreros, Emmanuel Sanchez, Jamie Speck, and Carlos Israel Villarreal.

Exhibition Dates: February 6 – February 21
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 6, 6:00 – 8:00pm

TAMU-CC OSO BAY BIENNIAL XXI

ABOUT THE TAMU-CC OSO BAY BIENNIAL

Beginning 42 years ago, the faculty of the Department of Art + Design at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi have coordinated the Oso Bay Biennial, representing the various disciplines practiced in the department.

For 2020, Oso Bay Biennial XXI will focus on artworks and techniques that connect and contribute to the interdisciplinary nexus of Sculpture and three-dimensional artmaking, including installation and ceramics. 

TAMU-CC OSO BAY BIENNIAL
DELAYED and RESCHEDULED 
due to Covid 19 

Student Invitational Exhibition Dates: March 31-April 25, 2020 (Online Only)
Juried Exhibition Dates: August 28-September 26, 2020
Symposium dates: Friday and Saturday, September 25-26, 2020


OSO BAY BIENNIAL XXI: TAPPED
Student Invitational Exhibition

For the Weil Gallery exhibition of Tapped, faculty at 8 community colleges, colleges, and universities in Texas were invited to “tap” students or recent graduates to be included in this invitational exhibition. This exhibition will be on view in the Weil Art Gallery March 31-April 25. However, due to the closure of campus in respect and recognition of the “Stay at Home Emergency Declaration issued by the City of Corpus,” this exhibition will only be available online. 
To see images, please visit TAMU-CC Oso Bay Biennial – Tapped .


OSO BAY BIENNIAL XXI: MATTER MATTERS
Juried Exhibition

A primary component of this year’s biennial will be a national juried exhibition at the Islander Art Gallery, co-sponsored by TAMU-CC, Texas Sculpture Group and Midsouth Sculpture Alliance, and juried and curated by Sculpture Month Houston founder, Dr. Volker Eisele.

This exhibition has been rescheduled for August 28-September 26 and will be on display in the TAMU-CC Islander Art Gallery . To see a list of all selected artists and images of artworks, please visit TAMU-CC Oso Bay Biennial – Juried Exhibition


OSO BAY BIENNIAL XXI: A 2020 VISION
Symposium

The Juried Exhibition at the Islander Gallery will conclude with a symposium on April 24-25 September 25-26 and will include a closing reception, three panel discussions, several art bursts featuring the creative community of Corpus Christi, a talk by Houston-based curator and Oso Bay Biennial XXI exhibition juror Dr. Volker Eisele, and a keynote address by artist and UT Austin Professor Beili Liu. 
To see a tentative schedule of the rescheduled symposium and a list of all speakers, please visit TAMU-CC Oso Bay Biennial – Symposium

The symposium and all related events are open to the public. 

For more information, please visit the Department of Art + Design website at: http://cla.tamucc.edu/art/Events.html

Interview – Steve Prince

On Friday, October 18, Steve Prince welcomed us to his exhibition ‘Kitchen Talk’ at the Islander Art Gallery. Before his lecture, I had the opportunity to sit down and interview him. He opened up about his personal life, religion, culture, politics, and most importantly, his work. Prince is a Virginia-based artist whose work exemplifies his interests in art, music, and religion, addressing issues of social injustice through a metaphorical language of faith, hope, and creativity

A lot of your works deal with love, social injustice, and faith. Were any of these paintings based on personal experience?  As far as love and faith, I do not see those things broken apart. Personal experience is what I create with. This is my faith, my love for humanity, and my love of self. My work is dealing with historical facts and truths through a spiritual lens. I have created my symbology for my work to communicate this and challenge our ideas. I want people to challenge themselves and others on how they look at the world and how we look at each other.

What is your creative process for starting a new drawing or print? A playground for the creative process I go through is my sketchbook. This is where I practice my drawing daily. I draw anything I see: people, places, nature, etc. Most of my days, I interact with people, so a lot of my drawings consist of people I meet, my girlfriend, my friends, world events. My work has a lot of information compacted into a space that tells a narrative. This forces the viewer to have to sit through and analyze my drawing. My drawings tell stories that each viewer may see differently.

When starting your career in art was there an event, a person, or idea that inspired you to pursue this dream?  Yes, several people helped inspire me. The very first person to inspire me to become an artist was my brother. He is an artist as well. When I was young, I would constantly watch him draw. Then fast forward to high school, I had an art teacher. She saw that I had talent, so she would pull me aside and work with me. Then in college, I had a mentor named John Scott. He was the key person to pull it all together for me. I saw him as a family man, a professor, and a person who was involved with the community. I quickly saw the impact he had on others, which inspired me even more.

Has the current political, cultural, or religious climate influenced your artwork? I see the past, present, and future as an ongoing continuum. I see the past five years just the same as I see the past 10 years or 30 years. Let me know which decade you think is good. Each decade you go back had its own challenges. You can’t go back to America’s infancy and think those are the good days. They were all warped with a lot of challenges, and some deep philosophical social issues that this nation was built upon. So, if I say what has happened in the past two years as far as social and political issues, they are no different than what has already been going on. What is important is being conscious and aware of things. I think too often in the President Obama years everyone thought we had moved to a post-racial era. Then with this past presidency, it seemed that we went back in time. This idea of the post-racial era never existed. This was a time of smoke and mirrors, and people fell asleep on what really was going on around us. My work aims to bring awareness. I am going back in time and forward in time to show people connections. I do this to show the work that we must do to overcome these obstacles.

In your designs, I have noticed a frequent amount of symbolism. Does this come naturally or is it a conscious effort? It is a conscious effort. So much of what I do to develop in terms of symbolism comes from reading, studying, looking at other artist’s work, hearing stories, and spirituality. I take all this information and create my own symbolism.

What advice would you give to an aspiring artist trying to make it in the industry? When I talk to a lot of students, they often express to me a level of fear of the unknown, what comes next. Students often ask themselves what the purpose is of being an artist and what should I say as an artist. These are all great questions you should be asking yourself. These questions allow the opportunity for you to be open and honest with yourself. You will be able to realize who you are and what questions you will want to answer as an artist. As a college student, I continue to work and study. You are very fortunate to be able to take time and study this stuff. How many other people who want to be artists have the time to study this stuff? Many aspiring artists do not have this luxury of being in college. With this privilege of being an artist comes a lot of responsibility. What are you going to say through your work? What are you going to speak to? The first person you should speak to is yourself. You are the first recipient of the work.

Interview done by Wes Jones

Public Art – Students’ Sculptures Take Over the PAC, 2019

For the second year in a row, in collaboration with Jim Moore, director of PAC, Leticia Bajuyo’s sculpture students have created freestanding artworks for the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Annual Furgason Bravo Series.

Thank you to TAMU-CC Communications Specialist Richard Guerrero for creating this video and web photo story about the student artworks.

Displayed in the PAC lobby for patrons to enjoy before the shows, each piece was influenced and inspired by the unique music of Las Cafateras, this year’s first BRAVO performance, with the architecture of the PAC, and/or the idea of performance. Bajuyo is a strong supporter of interdisciplinary opportunities and encouraged the students to use their work in steel to be complimented by additional materials as they planned, designed, and created these unique sculptures.

These sculptures will be on display October 2019-January 2020.

To see more images of the 2019 sculptures, please visit https://photos.tamucc.edu/Web-Stories/Fall-2019-Webstories/110819-PAC-Sculptures/

Critical Mass 2019, Photo Lucida ~ Portland, OR

Assistant Professor of Photography Jennifer Garza-Cuen’s ‘Buffalo, WY’ series has been included in this year’s Critical Mass Top 50!

View Jennifer’s ‘Buffalo, WY’ series entry HERE

View full gallery of the 2019 Top 50 Photographers HERE

Photolucida is an arts nonprofit based in Portland, Oregon whose mission is to provide platforms that expand, inspire, educate and connect the regional, national, and international photography community.

CRITICAL MASS

Critical Mass is an annual online program that makes connections within the photography community. Photographers at any level, from anywhere in the world, submit a portfolio of 10 images.

Through a pre-screening process, the field is narrowed to a group of 200 finalists who go on to have their work viewed and voted on by over 200 esteemed international photography professionals.

From the finalist group, the Top 50 are named and a series of awards are given. In the past, awards have included a monograph award, residency awards, solo show awards, and group show inclusion. Critical Mass 2020 will open in May, and remain open for submissions for about four weeks.