OSO BAY BIENNIAL XXI: A 2020 VISION – Symposium

Online Symposium Dates: September 23-26, 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 Wednesday – Saturday, September 23-26, the Oso Bay Biennial XXI: A 2020 Vision – Symposium will feature an online series of three panel discussions, gallery talks, 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
online via Facebook Live at TAMU-CC College of Liberal Arts FB page

Wednesday, September 23, 6:30-8:00pm 
PANEL SESSION: MATTER MATTERS
A panel presentation and discussion with artists who explore an interdisciplinary approach to media, craft, and engagement.

Panelists:
Jennifer Ling Datchuk
Liss Lafleur
Josephine Durkin 

Moderator: Richard W. James, Assistant Professor of Sculpture/Ceramics, TAMU-CC


Thursday, September 24th – 6:30-8:00pm
ONLINE RECEPTION with gallery talks and tours

This evening of art bursts and gallery talks will be moderated by:
Joshua DuttweilerAssistant Professor of Art Graphic Design, TAMU-CC
Leticia R. Bajuyo, Associate Professor of Sculpture, TAMU-CC

This evening will include:

  • A presentation by, Joshua Duttweiler, the newest addition to the TAMU-CC Art and Design Faculty.
  • A discussion about the history of the Oso Bay Biennial between Louis Katz, Professor of Ceramics and Greg Reuter, Professor Emeritus of Sculpture.  
  • Gallery talk videos by artists exhibiting in the Oso Bay Biennial Juried Exhibition in TAMU-CC’s Weil Gallery. Beginning Sculpture students selected these artists to respond to their inquiries about works in the exhibition.
  • Art bursts and gallery talks from arts institutions in Corpus Christi and Rockport as we visit exhibitions and learn more about their programming in our art community. 

Friday, September 25, 4-5:30pm
KEYNOTE SPEAKER – BEILI LIU



Beili Liu, Professor of Art at the University of Texas at Austin
MFA in Mixed Media/Sculpture/Installation from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
BA in Graphic Design from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Assoc. B.A. in Chinese Literature and Communication from Shenzhen University, China

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). 

Moderator: Dr. Laura Petican, Associate Professor and Director of University Galleries


Friday, September 25, 6:00-7:30pm  
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.

Panelists:
Jill Bedgood
Amorette Garza
Jessica F. Kreutter
Moderator: David Hill, Professional Assistant Professor and Galleries Manager, TAMU-CC


Saturday, September 26, noon-1:30pm
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. 

Panelists:
Matt Manalo, Founder at Filipinx Artists of Houston
Sabine Senft, president of Texas Sculpture Group 
Kristen Tordella-Williams, vice president of Midsouth Sculpture Alliance 
Moderator: Leticia R. Bajuyo, Associate Professor of Sculpture, TAMU-CC


Saturday, September 26, 2:00-3:30pm 
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
During this presentation, Dr Eisele will be presenting and sharing about his experience with Sculpture Month Houston and then about his work jurying the exhibition Oso Bay Biennial XXI: Matter Matters. In this presentation, he will be announcing awards (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards along with three honorable mentions). Additionally, he will be sharing curatorial responses about these recipients’ work and about seven additional selected artists’ artworks.

Co-Moderators:
Leticia R. Bajuyo, Associate Professor of Sculpture, TAMU-CC
Dr. Laura Petican, Associate Professor and Director of University Galleries, TAMU-CC
Plus, some special guests during the last 30 minutes of the event!



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

OSO BAY BIENNIAL XXI: MATTER MATTERS – Juried Exhibition, September, 2020

Weil Art Gallery
August 28-September 26, 2020

A primary component of this year’s biennial was a national juried exhibition at the TAMU-CC Weil Art Gallery, co-sponsored by TAMU-CC, Texas Sculpture Group and Mid-South Sculpture Alliance. This show was juried and curated by Sculpture Month Houston founder, Dr. Volker Eisele. In addition to his work with SMH, he was the director and founder of ArtScan and directs the Rudolph Blume Fine Art/ArtScan Gallery at 1836 Richmond Avenue, Houston, Texas. 

To see images of the full exhibition installed, please visit: Oso Bay Biennial XXI: Matter Matters – Juried Show and to check out a full list of the selected artworks with images the artists submitted for Dr. Eisele to review: Oso Bay Biennial Juried Show – April, 2020.

During his Curator’s Talk on Saturday, September 26 at 2pm, Dr Eisele will be presenting and sharing about his experience with Sculpture Month Houston and then about his work jurying the exhibition Oso Bay Biennial XXI: Matter Matters. In this presentation, he will be announcing awards (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards along with three honorable mentions). Additionally, he will be sharing curatorial responses about these recipients’ work and about seven additional selected artists’ artworks.

Curator’s Statement

When I was first asked to jury this competition, I was excited, but when I saw the ambition and the energy of the works that were submitted, I was thrilled. As a juror, this experience had one advantage over other open-call competitions – it had a stated focus on three-dimensional arts, specifically sculpture. This way, one could compare apples to apples.

The variety, the sometimes-brazen inventiveness, the re-purposing of materials of so many works gives this exhibition the feeling of a validating survey of what is going on in sculpture in Texas and across the country in response to this national call for submission. It certainly is not encyclopedic, but the visitor is treated to a lively platform of artistic ideas that is percolating not only through this particular locus, but throughout a vast, instantaneously connected art world. Art again proves to be an important communication medium, one that informs emotional states or social connectivity.

My own bias veers towards sculptural art that is unapologetically progressive, exuberant, and ambitious in scale. Being influenced by my curatorial experiences with installation art at the “Silos” for Sculpture Month Houston, I am partial to three-dimensional art that uses space itself as just another material like clay in order to create palpable structures and textures. These structures can then build a framework that supports a vast universe of ideas or even entire visions.

There are so many creative positions in this show that I can highlight just a few of them. Right away I was struck, in a positive way, by how many accomplished artists, some of them I knew, chose to enter the competition and how well the younger artists at the beginning of their careers were measuring up and holding their own. They, no doubt, brought a measure of freshness and quirkiness to the table. 

Art that is environmentally sensitive and stimulates awareness of this looming environmental threat is represented in surprising numbers. The sculpture/installation Despeciation Study about the commercial habitat destruction of the Kemp Ridley sea turtles is a truly engaging piece that reflects on the fate and possible extinction of this species. It is a work that transforms the cold scientific facts into images of a new symbolism that can engage the visitors’ and the public’s long-term emotions rather than effect a burst of short-lived activism.

Another great feature of this exhibition is the almost endless variety of materials that has been used. That in itself can send complex messages about the nature of objects and how we experience and memorize them. I cherish the tactile qualities of the many individual pieces that are enhanced by their juxtaposition of classical and non-traditional materials.

So many works stood out as they were crafted with great finesse; some were outright funny or subtly ironic, some forged new aesthetic paths or created structures with delicate equilibrium and fluidity. I was also glad to see that a few interesting figurative pieces were submitted among the many conceptual works and made it into the final selection.

All of the works in this exhibition were created with great zeal and often come from deeply personal places. They seem to ask the viewer to engage in an existential discourse in our times of cultural upheaval and social volatility.

Volker Eisele, 2020

To join us for this online Curator’s Talk, please meet us live
online via Facebook Live at TAMU-CC College of Liberal Arts FB page 

Exhibition – Nichole Schiller ’20

Congratulations to recent TAMU-CC Islander BFA alum Nichole Schiller for being selected to participate in the upcoming exhibition titled One, Together at Crooked Tree Arts Center in Traverse City, Michigan. The exhibition will be on display in Traverse City’s Carnegie Galleries, September 28 – November 13, 2020

Though the act of making art is often thought of as individual and solitary, many artists rely on a regular exchange of ideas with fellow artists and mentors in order to keep their creative practice going. Many more artists even work collaboratively to create th eir work. Beyond human relationships, some artists even consider the materials as collaborators. This exhibition aims to explore collaboration, collectivity, and togetherness through creative practice.

Artists were encouraged to consider the theme broadly and creatively. Possible approaches to the theme include:
Artwork created collectively by more than one artist
Artwork that encourages participation
Artwork exploring concepts of togetherness or collaboration
A creative practice that relies on assistance by or collaboration with multiple participants

One, Together, Crooked Tree Arts Center in Traverse City, Michigan.

For this exhibition, Nichole Schiller will be installing her ongoing archive and BFA thesis exhibition titled The Open Door Project. For more information about this archive and installation, please visit https://nicholewschiller.wixsite.com/opendoor2020

Nichole Schiller’s Artist Statement 

Opportunity: “A set of circumstances that makes it possible to do something”. 
What does it mean for something to be an opportunity? 
Is it a job promotion? 
Getting an education? 
A friendship? 
Being alive? 
Are they precious or mundane?
Are they given to us or do we give them to others?
 
These are all questions that this body of work seeks to address. These books made of cast resin give a permanence and archival quality to the documentations of opportunities that are stored within. The small size of each book relates a preciousness about the experiences that are housed inside each set of doors. This archive addressed the opportunities that participants feel that they have been given throughout their life and those that they have given others. This collection aims to display a range of reflections coming from local and non-local communities with diverse backgrounds and ages. 
 
“The doors of opportunity are always unlocked, but you’ll never know unless you try and open them first”- Anonymous. Doors, like opportunities, are things that require action in order to be fully utilized, just like this body of work needs the action of others to display a diverse array of opportunities. Socially engaged artist Joseph Beuys states that “Every human being is an artist, a freedom being, called to participate in transforming and reshaping”  the world we live in. My work reflects this by creating art in a non-traditional way by inviting audience members and outside participants to be co-creators of the work rather than being created by one individual. I invite audience members to share their own experiences with opportunity through this continual body of work. 

Blue Light Inaugural online “Photography Student Exhibition Showcase”

As part of the Blue Light Official Launch we are celebrating the work produced by TAMU-CC Students in Photography courses.

Blue Light Contemporary Home Page:https://www.bluelightcontemporary.com/

TAMUCC MARCOM WEBSTORY LINK: HERE

Please join us in congratulating our students of photography on their exceptional work!


2020 Grant Recipient – Juleanna Fuller, senior BFA art major

“THE NEW NORMAL,” FOR ROCKPORT, TEXAS ARTISTS, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE ALICE L. WALTON FOUNDATION AND TATAGLIANO FOUNDATION.

“Aiming to jumpstart the creative economy by helping Rockport artists get back to work while the galleries, shops, and museums that drive their careers remain closed, “THE NEW NORMAL” grant initiative is the first of its kind in the United States. The intention of this program is to foster healing, and begin to bring a community back together, through the connections we all make with each other during and after the creations of art.”

TAMU-CC BFA art major Juleanna Fuller has been selected as one of the recipients of The New Normal Rockport grants!

As Juleanna wrote in her proposal:

Because these comforts have been stripped away, I couldn’t help but search for something familiar and comforting. I have quilted since I was a small child observing the careful act of stitch work and repetition of pattern modeled by my grandmother, and I have found myself returning to this activity as a means of self-care and artistic expression. Through my years of schooling, I have learned so many vital things that have molded me into the artist I am today. I hadn’t thought to apply these learnings to this treasured craft of quilting with my own artistic style.

Much has been taken from artists during this time, but there is always a light in the darkness. I found that light in my rediscovery of a childhood passion through the lens of my journey as an artist. With the blessing of this grant, I would be equipped to continue my current work with textiles and quilting while using the quilts as a narrative for the memories and experiences we have faced during these uncertain times.

Throughout history, art has been used to freeze moments in time, often so that we don’t forget the impact of events that have occurred. I would like to share my work with the community of Rockport and beyond with the hope that others can experience some of the same warmth and comfort I have found. As we learn to cope with this unexpected season of life, I look forward to contributing to the larger goal of recovery-because, as we, know art heals.

Juleanna Fuller
https://juleannamary.com

Exhibition – Summer II Environmental Art Students, 2020

During the TAMU-CC Summer II term (meeting in a hybrid approach with students both online and in person with synchronous meeting during class time), Sculpture students focused on Environmental Art as they explored a variety of concepts and approaches related to resources, waste, and environmental consciousness with an emphasis on the idea of “No Waste – Plastic and Paper.”  Artistic responses to environmental sustainability and related social issues yielded artworks including representational bugs, kinetic movement, and almost invisible pathogens. 

Selected works from the Summer II Environmental Art Sculpture class are on display August 8 – October 2, 2020, in in the second floor gallery of the TAMU-CC Mary and Jeff Bell Library. This exhibition is titled No Waste: Paper and Plastic, 2020.

These artworks were created during a multi-level sculpture class of Environmental Art, Summer II 2020: ARTS 3304 Intermediate Sculpture and ARTS 4304 Advanced Sculpture with Associate Professor Leticia R. Bajuyo.

For more information about the artworks and the Environmental Art course, stop by the TAMU-CC Mary and Jeff Bell Library or email Leticia.Bajuyo@tamucc.edu.

2020 Grant Recipient – Jamie Speck, MFA candidate

“THE NEW NORMAL,” for Rockport, Texas Artists, in partnership with The Alice L. Walton Foundation and Tatagliano Foundation.

“Aiming to jumpstart the creative economy by helping Rockport artists get back to work while the galleries, shops, and museums that drive their careers remain closed, “THE NEW NORMAL” grant initiative is the first of its kind in the United States. The intention of this program is to foster healing, and begin to bring a community back together, through the connections we all make with each other during and after the creations of art.”

TAMU-CC MFA candidate Jamie Speck has been selected as one of the recipients of The New Normal Rockport grants!

As Jamie wrote in her proposal:

For this project I propose creating 16 miniature ink and encaustic landscape paintings with hand-stitching, on raw canvas. The miniatures will measure approximately 4 x 4 inches and will be hand sewn with black thread to white artist grade non-acid paper.

These images will represent my diverse memories of Rockport; albeit not perfect and abstracted, and even with some fragmentation (like the challenges we continue to face), but the landscapes are “repaired” with needle and thread. As an artist, the simple repetitive motions of each ritualistic and restorative stitch—the sutures for the wounds of life—continues to propel me forward when facing personal obstacles. 

The needle and thread element in the paintings symbolize the mending that must be made to the place we call home, to discover and perpetuate community healing.

– Jamie Speck
http://www.jamiespeck.com

OSO BAY BIENNIAL XXI: MATTER MATTERS – Juried Exhibition, April, 2020

RESCHEDULED Juried Exhibition:
Weil Art Gallery
August 28-September 26, 2020

Originally, this exhibition was scheduled to be on display in April of 2020 leading up to a symposium and closing reception on April 25, 2020.

In respect of TAMU-CC COVID 19 guidelines, the exhibition was rescheduled. Additionally, for in-person viewing, the gallery is open to members of the TAMU-CC community (faculty, staff, and students) and is only available by appointment Monday-Friday 10am-5pm. To schedule a visit, contact the SAMC Events Coordinator, Wes Jones via email James.Jones@tamucc.edu, or phone (361) 825-3756.

A primary component of this year’s biennial will be a national juried exhibition at the Weil 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 images(top row) Amelia Key, Deidre Argyle; 
(bottom row) Christyn Overstake, Jason Makepeace, and James Wade

The Weil 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 August 28-September 26, 2020.

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.

Artist: Deidre Argyle
Title: Temporal Landscape 3
Dimensions: 18inW x 14inD x 18inH
Media: porcelain, acrylic, light, baltic birch plywood
Year: 2019
Artist: Deidre Argyle
Title: Recomposed
Dimensions: 72
Media: porcelain, thread, steel
Year: 2018
Artist: Jill Bedgood
Title: Soliloquy
Dimensions: 8 ft x 10 ft x 10 inches
Media: Mixed Media: cast plater, hair, watercolor
Year: 2015
Artist: Silas Breaux
Title: Construct #3
Dimensions: 50in x 52in x 9in
Media: Relief Prints, Beeswax, and Wood
Year: 2018
Artist: Silas Breaux
Title: Construct #6
Dimensions: 25inx35inx5in
Media: Relief Prints, Beeswax, and Wood
Year: 2018
Artist: Geofffrey Broderick
Title: Oceanic
Dimensions: 12in x 24in x 9in
Media: Cast Iron
Artist: Jason Brown
Title: Survey
Description: A triangulated landscape set atop a tripod, this object combines a surveyor’s tripod with a fragment of a mountainous landscape. It was motivated by reclamation projects on abandoned mining sites. 
Dimensions: 48 x 18 x 8 inches
Media: cast iron, steel, flocking, paint
Year: 2020
Artist: Susan Budge
Title: Bronze Bird
Dimensions: 24in x 8in x 5in
Media: stoneware
Year: 2019
Artist: Green A Studios Collaborative
Title: Despeciation Study: Bearded Saki Habitat Fragmentation Aluminum Smelting Plant
Description: Cast aluminum tree stump, cast bronze replica of a Bearded Saki skull from a 3D print of a digital scan.
Dimensions: 36in x 6in x 6in
Media: Cast Aluminum, Cast Bronze
Year: 2019
Artist: Green A Studios Collaborative
Title: Conservation Study: Kemps Ridley Sea Turtle USDFW Hatchling Program Padre Island
Description: Styrofoam coolers containing local Texas beach sand and cast porcelain egg forms.
Dimensions: 42inx17inx12in 
Media: Styrofoam, spray paint, local sand, porcelain.
Year: 2019
Artist: Green A Studios Collaborative
Title: Despeciation Study: Kemps Ridley Sea Turtle Commercial Fishing/Habitat Destruction
Description: Wall mounted aluminum frame, with fishing net, cast bronze object from a 3D printed digital scan of a Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle skull.
Dimensions: 42in x 12in x 30 in
Media: Aluminum, Net, Bronze.
Year: 2019
Artist: Caroline Covington
Title: Vincible: Roach
Dimensions: 3in x 2in x 2in
Media: fabric and shelf
Artist: Jennifer Crescuillo
Title: Calcified Panasonic
Description: made from recycled factory glass
Dimensions:12in x 16 in x 7in
Media: kiln cast glass
Year: 2019
Artist: Jennifer Crescuillo
Title: Cassette Impression
Dimensions:3in x 5in x 2in
Media: kiln cast glass
Year: 2019
Artist: Kelly Curtiss
Title: Surmount
Dimensions:19in x 12in x 12.5in
Media: Cast Aluminum
Year: 2018
Artist: Kelly Curtiss
Title: Iron Knot
Dimensions: 5.5in x 5in x 7in
Media: Cast Iron
Year: 2017
Artist: Kelly Curtiss
Title: Knot 3
Dimensions: 6in x 6.5in x 4in
Media: Raku Ceramic
Year: 2018
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
Artist: Kurt Dyrhaug
Title:Small Vertical Wing
Dimensions: 218in x 8in x 7.5in
Media: 3d print and metal coating
Year: 2019
Artist: Jeff Foster
Title: Antiquated Apparatus
Dimensions: 26in x 19in x 29in
Media: Ceramic
Year: 2019
Artist: Jack Gron
Title: Hard Rain 1
Dimensions: 13in X 5in X 8in
Media: laminated red oak
Year: 2019
Artist: Jack Gron
Title: The Great Sphinx and the Endless Enigma
Dimensions: 13in X 6in X 16in
Media: mixed woods, laminated and charred
Year: 2019
Artist: Stephen Hawks
Title: I too am in America
Dimensions: 33 in X 12 in X 7 in
Media: ceramic
Year: 2019
Artist: Meghan Hendley
Title: Requiem for the Corals
Description: This is a video of the sculpture signifying the haunting coloration of coral that is dying. The silicone acts as the fading structure while the lights show the life that once was there. By being on a female body, the connection between mother and mother earth is made.
Dimensions: 3 ft x 2 ft x 1 ft
Media: LED Lights, Mannequin, Silicone
Year: 2020
Artist: Haley Inyart
Title: Meat Table
Description: This piece started as a kitchen table and was transformed into the shape of a steak referencing the act of being more in tune with the food we are buying and eating. Each chair has an image of a cow hand carved on them. Two cows are dead, while the other two are alive.
Dimensions: 78 in. x 78 in. x 43 in
Media: wood
Year: 2019
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
Artist: Felipe Lopez   
Title: Purification System
Description: During The duration of the exhibition this piece a will grow a plant through the top of the sculpture using dyed water, over time the water will loose its coloration due to the purification process thus changing the nature of the plant.
Dimensions:10 ft x 4in x 6in
Media: acrylic pipe, wood, rocks, water pump, sand, metal, soil, flowers, organic cotton, charcoal
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
Artist: Peter Mangan
Title: Still Standing
Description: Abstracted figurative sculpture.
Dimensions: 36in x 16in x 11in
Media: steel, glass, copper, brass, and juniper wood
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Artist: Wells Mason
Title: Umasi Sculpture (‘Chopsticks’)
Description: This is ‘Chopsticks’ from The Umasi Collection. This is one of three pieces that are part of this installation. Since this installation suggests that art can’t be contained – it bursts out and enters your mind – this is the only piece of the installation that is wall-mounted. 
Dimensions: 36in x 27in x 13in
Media: wood, metal, paint
Artist: Wells Mason
Title: Umasi Sculpture (‘Chaos’)
Description: This is ‘Chaos’ from The Umasi Collection. This is one of three pieces that are part of this installation. Since this installation suggests that art can’t be contained – it bursts out and enters your mind – this piece of the installation rests at an angle on the floor against the wall. 
Dimensions: 25in x 23in x 11in
Media: wood, metal, paint
Artist: Wells Mason
Title: Umasi Sculpture (‘Spine’)
Description: This is ‘Spine’ from The Umasi Collection. This is one of three pieces that are part of this installation. Since this installation suggests that art can’t be contained – it bursts out and enters your mind – this piece of the installation rests on the floor. 
Dimensions: 25in x 23in x 11in
Media: wood, metal, paint
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
Artist: Steve Murphy
Title: Remembers Everything
Description: free standing sculpture.
Dimensions: 22in x 32in x 18in
Media: oxidized steel
Year: 2016
Artist: Joseph Ovalle
Title: Talk To Your State Representative
Description: This piece references local society. It questions acts of violence, as a mean to influence a change.
Dimensions: 96in x 48in x 6in
Media: wood
Year: 2019
Artist: Christyn Overstake
Title: #73. 41.6764 N, 86.2520 W. Cherry. 
Description: Small iron sphere with fabricated components.
Dimensions: 6in x 6in x 4in
Media: Cast Iron, Silicon Bronze, Steel
Year: 2019
Artist: Christyn Overstake
Title: #66. 39.0834 N, 86.7561 W. Lady D.
Description: Iron column with fabricated steel and bronze elements.
Dimensions: 30in x 18in x 6in
Media: Cast Iron, Bronze, Steel
Year: 2018
Artist: Bill Raney
Title: The Legend of Johnny Onetoebro
Description: Contemplative Vessel
Dimensions: 17in x 7in x 7in
Media: 3D printed plastic (PLA) and wood fired stoneware
Year: 2020
Artist: Bill Raney
Title: Dusty Too
Description: Contemplative Vessel
Dimensions: 9in x 6in x 5in
Media: Steel, cast bronze, cast iron and wood fired b-mix
Year: 2019
 Artist: Greg Reuter
Title: Black and Blue
Description: One country map hanging, one country map on floor
Dimensions: 84in x 96in x 7in
Media: Cast Iron and School Map
Year: 2015
 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
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

2020 Award – Neiman Ward, Graphic Design BA major

An original graphic created by Neiman Ward, TAMUCC Graphic Design Senior, for Made in Corpus Christi was featured in The Bend Magazine’s Weekly Drop. Neiman is racking up the kudos. He was recently awarded The Jim Goodnight Scholarship from the American Advertising Federation’s Tenth District and two local American Advertising Awards in 2019.

#tamuccdesign is so proud of @neimanwardcreative

Neiman Ward
@neimanwardcreative
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2020 Award – Nichole Schiller, BFA

Congratulations to Nichole Schiller who has been named one of the 10 recipients of the Mid-South Sculpture Alliance 2020 Dianne Komminsk Scholarship!

The 2020 Dianne Komminsk Scholarship is made possible by a generous donation from Ohio Art patron and philanthropist, Dianne Komminsk. MSA is honored to continue her legacy of giving though this scholarship award. This year’s competition received applications from twenty-nine institutions nationwide. The work submitted was strong, diverse, and compelling. MSA is excited to announce this year’s winners! We look forward to sharing more about these talented sculptors in the coming months. 

This is a national competition and students currently enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs are eligible.  The award includes a $1,500 scholarship and during the next MSA Conference which is in Cincinnati, Ohio in 2021, the 10 scholarship recipients will participate in a group exhibition and present about their work in a formal panel session.

Visit the MSA website to see all 10 scholarship winners and learn more about opportunities with this organization. https://www.midsouthsculpture.org/2020-Scholarship-Competition

Below are a few images of Nichole Schiller’s work. For more information, please visit: https://nicholewschiller.wixsite.com/portfolio