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 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.
Closing this Friday, October 4th, at TAMU-CC’s Islander Art Gallery is undergraduate show Big Mood. Sponsored by graduate student, Clarissa Gonzalez, Big Mood features artwork created by TAMU-CC’s undergraduate art students and stands as an expression of life experiences and what it means to be a contemporary artist.
New York Gallery Klompching has recently announced their selections for the ‘FRESH 2019 Summer Exhibition’ in which Assistant Professor of Photography, Jennifer Garza-Cuen received an Honorable Mention.
Exhibition Dates: July 17–August 10, 2019 Opening Reception: July 18, 6:00–8:00pm
The Klompching Gallery was established in Dumbo, Brooklyn in September 2007. Owned and operated by Debra Klomp Ching and Darren Ching, the gallery quickly established itself as a gallery with an extraordinary roster of artists from which to purchase some of the best examples of contemporary photography—with exhibition reviews in publications such as The New Yorker, Art Review, Modern Painters, New York magazine and the Wall Street Journal, as well as numerous notable cultural websites.
Since its inception, the gallery has earned a solid reputation for providing informed guidance on the acquisition of contemporary fine art photography.
MEMBERS ONLY is a non-thematic, juried art exhibition of new works of art by current members of K Space Contemporary. Entries were juried by the K Space Contemporary Exhibition Committee to determine what would be exhibited in MEMBERS ONLY and selected awards. The Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi represented well at the exhibition and the top three awards went to Islanders!
Silas Breaux was awarded Best of Show for his artwork Best of Show – “Construct #2.” This award includes getting to have a solo exhibition at K Space Contemporary in the Corner Spot in 2020.
TAMU-CC graduate students Carlos Israel Villarreal and Kylie Justus were awarded Second and Third Place in the MEMBERS ONLY exhibition and they will have a two-person show in the Corner Spot in 2020.
Exhibition Dates: May 3 – 30, 2019 in the main gallery
In the fifth incarnation of this exhibition series, Confluence, AMST emphasizes the caliber of art expertise located here in South Texas. Works include painting, sculpture, photography, ceramics, printmaking, graphics, and design work by contributing artists: Meg Aubrey, Leticia Bajuyo, Jennifer Garza-Cuen, Rich Gere, Andrea Hempstead, David Hill, Louis Katz, Nancy Miller, Ryan O’Malley, Joe Peña, Laura Petican, Barbra Riley, Greg Reuter, and Lars Roeder. Guest lecture by Carey Rote, Ph.D.
The Foundation receives approximately 3,000 applications annually and this year only awarded 168 fellows. This highly prestigious award provides up to 12 months of support for professor Garza-Cuen’s work in photography. The Fellowship has been in existence since 1925.
Edward Hirsch, president of the Foundation said “It’s exceptionally satisfying to name 168 new Guggenheim Fellows. These artists and writers, scholars and scientists, represent the best of the best”
Since its establishment in 1925, the Foundation has granted more than $360 million in Fellowships to over 18,000 individuals, among whom are scores of Nobel laureates, Fields Medalists, poets laureate, members of the various national academies, and winners of the Pulitzer Prize, Turing Award, National Book Award, and other significant, internationally recognized honors.
Congratulations Jennifer Garza-Cuen on such a great achievement!
25th Texas National Competition and Exhibition, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas
Exhibition Dates: April 13th until June 9th, 2019
Assistant Professor of Photography Jennifer Garza-Cuen‘s artwork Untitled – Ranch Hand won first prize at the 25th Annual Texas National, 2019. The 2019 exhibition juror was by Michelle White, senior curator at the Menil Collection in Houston, and on view at The Cole Center @ The Old Opera House.
Texas National features an assortment of art, including photography, painting, sculpture and mixed media, according to John Handley, director of SFA galleries. This year’s exhibition includes 50 pieces of art from across the nation. Among the pieces are works by four current or former students in the SFA School of Art, including works by Sarah Jentsch, Santiago Escobido, Mason Cullen and Sara Gray.
The School of Art’s annual juried competition and exhibition attracts entrants from across the United States, providing artists an opportunity to have their work juried by highly acclaimed curators and critics, such as White, Handley said.
An exhibition by the graduate students in Photography which will be on display April 1st – September 20th, 2019.
The Graduate Resource and Opportunity Workspace (G.R.O.W) is located on the second floor of the Mary and Jeff Library in room 220. The GROW is part of the College of Graduate Studies and it offers graduate students exclusive space and resources tailored specifically to academic needs and professional development. GROW provides services including professional workshops, student support events, networking activities, and community service opportunities.
The entryway of the GROW has started a new series of exhibitions featuring the MFA program in the Department of Art and Design. This was launched during the 2019 Student Appreciation Week activities at the GROW. For next six months, April 1st – September 20th, the GROW gallery will feature the graduate students in the Photography area: Kylie Justus, Carlos Israel Villarreal, and Joshua Dancause.
Following this featured exhibition of graduate students in Photography, the next six months will feature another area of the MFA program. Check back to both this blog and the GROW for more information and to see the featured shows as they grow.
In early March, Professor Garza-Cuen and all three photography graduate students (Josh Dancause, Carlos Villarreal, and Kylie Justus) travelled to the National SPE Conference.
SPE is the leading forum for fostering understanding of photography in all its forms and related media. SPE engages its worldwide membership and affiliated communities through a range of supportive platforms including conferences, events, and publications.
For more information visit the SPE site at: https://www.spenational.org
“It was such a pleasure to have the chance to introduce my graduate students to one of my mentors Henry Horenstein, as well as colleagues and friends such as Odette England, Pedro Letria, and Brian Ulrich among others.” ~ J. Garza-Cuen
Below the Photography Grads give us a little taste of their experiences at the SPE Conference in Cleveland, Ohio.
All of us at TAMU-CC Photo would also like to congratulate Josh Dancause for his selection as regional representative for the Society’s LGBTQ caucus. Congratulations Josh!! And thank you for the work you do to push us further towards understanding, love, and inclusion!
“The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Caucus within SPE exists to provide a safe and progressive environment for LGBTQ image makers and educators. The caucus strives to strengthen the position of all LGBTQ people and to help create, develop, and support the current and next generations of LGBTQ artists and art educators.” ~ SPE website
As part of his role as an LGBTQ caucus representative, Josh also helped install the “Combined Caucus Exhibition.”