Packing Up & Heading Out: Printmaking & Sculpture Conferences

This week two of our departments will be embarking on their separate journeys to conferences across the nation.

Printmaking Professor Ryan O’Malley‘s printmaking crew, Full Court Press, will be traveling to his hometown of Laramie, Wyoming to the Mid American Printmakers Council Conference. There, they will attend panels, demonstrations, and open portfolio sessions.

Sculpture Professor Leticia Bajuyo and her team of women sculptors will be making their way to Knoxville, Tennessee to attend the Mid-South Sculpture Alliance Sculpture Conference: Knoxville 2018. Professor Bajuyo is one of the board members of the MSA and received her MFA at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville, where the conference will be hosted this year. The conference will host a number of artist panels and presentations, workshops,  demonstrations, and exhibitions both on campus and at various local galleries.

Exhibition – Leticia R. Bajuyo

Assistant Professor of Sculpture Leticia R. Bajuyo’s sculpture Turf Roll is part of an exhibition titled LAND AND SEA at Stove Works in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Curated by Mike Calway-Fagen from Stove Works and Daniel Fuller from Atlanta Contemporary, this inaugural exhibition at Stove Works features artworks by Mara Adamitz ScrupeTrevor ReeseMatthew JensenEmily Marie CharlesLand Report CollectiveErica ScogginsDavid Onri AndersonChristopher MahonskiCory ConstantineAlicia EggertJeff WhetstoneKatie HargraveJiha MoonJanaye Brown, John Russell.

August 10 – September 9, 2018

Stove Work’s is located at the corner of Holtzclaw and 14th. Built in 1915, the building operated as Tennessee Coffin and Casket Co until the 1950’s when it was purchased by Tennessee Stove Works for the assembly and distribution of cast iron stoves. The building has since changed hands many times over, and in the spring of 2017, it changed hands for the final time and now begins it’s journey as Stove Works.


The Islander Gallery presents

TAMU-CC Undergraduate Exhibition: Are We There Yet?

Curated by TAMU-CC MFA Candidates Trent Thigpen and Clarissa Gonzalez, Are We There Yet?, is an exhibition of undergraduate student artwork addressing the human journey in all its form.

Juried by guest artist Jimmy Peña of the Shaudies Gallery, the exhibition asks questions and proposes answers about where we came from and where we are going as artists, individuals, and social beings.

And in Gallery 3 – Carol Koutnik: The Al Baja Drawings: A Visual Journal in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Exhibition Dates: September 14 – October 19, 2018
Opening reception: Friday, September 14, 6:00-8:00pm, Islander Gallery

Islander Gallery

The Islander Gallery, which opened in 2005, provides a space for the Department of Art and Design to host the community with exhibitions, symposia, and screenings.

4024 Weber Road
Hamlin Shopping Center

Gallery Hours:
Wednesday – Sunday, 12:00 – 6:00pm

All programs are free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Laura Petican, Director of University Galleries

The Weil Gallery presents

Odette England: The Outskirts/Exposed

The Weil Gallery at TAMU-CC welcomes The Outskirts/Exposed, an exhibition of photographic works by Rhode Island-based artist Odette England. Exploring the relationships between autobiography and vernacular photography, England uses objects of photography as subject matter to manipulate content and to reveal what the act of photography itself has made.

Exhibition Dates: September 6-October 12, 2019

Public artist’s lecture: Thursday, September 6, 5:00-6:00pm, OCNR 117

Opening reception: Thursday, September 6, 6:00-7:30pm, Weil Gallery

Weil Gallery

Since 1978 the Weil Gallery has hosted exhibitions of local, national, and international artists.

Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi
6300 Ocean Drive
Center for the Arts, 1st fl.
Corpus Christi, TX  78412

Gallery Hours:
Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 5:00pm

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Laura Petican, Director of University Galleries

Exhibition – Clarissa Gonzalez

Graduate Student Clarissa Gonzalez prints were included in an exhibition titled SOLAR at the Art.Science.Gallery in Austin, Texas.

SOLAR featured artwork in the printmaking medium about the sun, made by our sun (as in solar printmaking, cyanotyping, or printing with photosensitive inks) or for the sun (about sun- or star-related cultural and natural history). The exhibit was the featured exhibit for the 2018 PrintAustin -the annual printmaking festival.

January 15 – February 15, 2018

Exhibition – Manami Ishimura

Graduate Student Manami Ishimura’s sculptural ceramics Origami Cranes 2017 was selected to for inclusion in Vitreous at the Clay Center of New Orleans, Louisiana.  This exhibition juried by ceramic artist Jennifer McCurdy, and features ceramic work celebrates the timeless beauty and creative potential of porcelain clay. This exhibition will be on display September 7-29, 2018.

the group exhibition’s website

The juror’s website

Exhibition – Manami Ishimura

Graduate Student Manami Ishimura’s sculptures Untitled 2016 and Breath were selected to for inclusion in the 55th Annual Juried Competition Exhibition at the Masur Museum of Art in Monroe, Louisiana.  This Juried Competition has served as a venue for innovation in contemporary art for over half a century and features the best of both local and national talent.

This year’s juror Joel Parsons is a curator, artist, and teacher based in Memphis, Tennessee where he is the Director of Clough-Hanson Gallery at Rhodes College and Assistant Professor in the department of Art and Art History.

The 55th Annual Juried Competition
Masur Museum of Art in Monroe, Louisiana
July 12 – October 13, 2018


Exhibition – Leticia R. Bajuyo

Assistant Professor of Sculpture Leticia R. Bajuyo’s sculpture Extreme America was selected by juror Brian Jobe to be part of the fifth annual Art of the South exhibition, presented by Number magazine.

This was the fifth annual Art of the South exhibition, presented by Number. This exhibition featured work by artists from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington DC.

The exhibition was be juried by Brian Jobe, artist, educator, independent curator, and non-profit co-director of Locate Arts based in Nashville, TN.

Number: Presents Art of the South 2018
Exhibition Dates: July 27 – September 2, 2018

Crosstown Arts Galleries
1350 Concourse Ave., Suite 280
Memphis, TN 38104 United States



NCECA Lecture – Louis Katz

Professor of Ceramics Louis Katz will presented FORM, VOLUME, STRUCTURE, CLAY at The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) conference on Thursday, March 15, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The 2018 NCECA conference is the organization’s 52ndAnnual Conference.  The theme for 2018 is CrossCurrents: Clay and Culture and will be held March 14-17, 2018.  Louis Katz’s lecture will describe and discuss characteristics of historic and contemporary ceramic form compared with that of other sculpture. The lecture will cover volumetric form, structure, mass, breath and bones and the characteristics seemingly imposed by clay.