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!


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

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.

The Islander Gallery – Big Mood

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.

Directions to The Islander Art Gallery:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Islander+Art+Gallery/@27.7377258,-97.390106,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x86685f7a12afb137:0xce4b9436d9e706e8!8m2!3d27.7377258!4d-97.3879173

Exhibition and Award – Jennifer Garza-Cuen

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 

View Garza-Cuen’s On-Line Showcase at: https://www.klompching.com/fresh-2019-honorable-mention-jennifer-garza-cuen 

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.

Exhibition and Awards – K Space Contemporary

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

www.kspacecontemporary.org.
Corpus Christi, TX 78401


Exhibition – TAMU-CC Art Faculty Biennial 2019

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.

Exhibition Dates: April 18th – August 11th 2019

Art Museum of South Texas
1902 N. Shoreline Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78401

Below are installation images courtesy of Jennifer Garza-Cuen

Guggenheim Fellow – Jennifer Garza-Cuen

Jennifer Garza-Cuen, Assistant Professor of Photography, was named a 2019 John Simon Guggenheim Fellow.

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” 

The Guggenheim’s web page of professor Garza-Cuen that includes her TAMU-CC affiliation: https://www.gf.org/fellows/all-fellows/jennifer-garza-cuen/

Untitled – Coal Mine, Buffalo, WY by Jennifer Garza-Cuen

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! 

Also, Texas Monthly just did an expose about her work and award entitled “Corpus Christi Photographer to Use Guggenheim Grant on El Paso/Alaska Project”: https://www.texasmonthly.com/the-culture/corpus-christi-photographer-to-use-guggenheim-grant-on-el-paso-alaska-project/

Jennifer Garza-Cuen by Asa Gilmore

Exhibition and Award – Jennifer Garza-Cuen

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.