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TWU Photography Undergrad, Heather Ross has been accepted by juror Dr. David Coleman, Director of the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University in San Marcos, TX, for the TPS 24: The International Competition. The exhibition will hang at the Wittliff Galleries at Texas State University in San Marcos, TX, from June 1 through July 25, 2015. A public reception with the juror will be held on Saturday, June 6 from 3:00-5:00pm. TPS 24 will also travel to the San Antonio Public Library during FotoSeptiembre in the fall, followed by The Center for Contemporary Arts in Abilene.

The Ft. Worth Community Arts Gallery is hosting Graduate Students from the Visual Arts Department in an exhibition titled "Variable Array".  The show will be on display from April 2 through April 27. There is an opening reception for the artists on April 10 from 6:00pm-9:00pm.  Students selected for the exhibition are: Bernardo Vallarino, Amber Hall, Deedra Baker, Carrie Adamson-Riefler, Kim Shaefer, Bailey Chapman, Susan Brents-Sheldon, Lindsey Dunnagan, Angelia Ford, and Joy Ellis.

TWU Drawing and Painting Graduate student, Bailey K Chapman is included in a group exhibition at 500X Gallery called "Family Ties".  The show was curated by Bonny Leibowitz and Julie Torres.  "Family Ties" will be on display from April 11 - May 3 2015 with an opening reception on Saturday, April 11 from 7-10pm.

TWU Art Education Professor Dr. Diane C. Gregory has been awarded the Outstanding Lifetime Service Award for AET (Art Education Technology, a special interest group of the National Art Education Association. Congratulations Diane!

TWU Photography Alumni, Kalee Appleton has five pieces from her series "Bit Rot" in a group exhibition titled A Flexible Arrangement at Gray Matters Gallery in Dallas, TX.  

TWU Drawing and Painting Alumni Katie Murray is participating in an exhibition titled, "Timeless: Contemporary Configurations".  The show is at Gallery 414 in Ft. Worth and will be up from March 28 - May 3 with an opening reception Saturday, March 28, from 2:00 - 9:00 during Spring Gallery Night.  Congrats Katie!
TWU Photography Graduate Rachael Banks has been recently published in two online publications and an educational book.  The book is the second edition of "Teaching Photography: Tools for the Imaging Educator" which is available for purchase on  She was also given a nice write-up and a several image spread in Dodho Magazine and she is included in the 72nd issue of Fraction Magazine

TWU Photography professor Susan kae Grant has seven pieces from "Night Journey" in the exhibition, "Unconscious Metaphors" at Walker Fine Art , in Denver, Colorado from March 20 - May 1, 2015 with an opening reception for the artists on March 20.  The exhibition features work by Susan kae Grant, Anne Arden McDonald, Bonnie Lhotka, and Aelda Zinn.

TWU Photography Alumni Ashley Whitt has a solo exhibition titled "The Haunted Mind" at the Lillian Bradshaw Gallery located in the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library in Dallas.  The show runs from March 7- march 28th and there will be a closing reception on March 28th from 3-5pm.

TWU Art History Professor Dr. John Calabrese and Graduate Student Angelia Ford are included in the 2015 Keller Texas Graphite Pencil Art Group Exhibit with four other artists.  The exhibition will be up from March 2 through the 26 and will have an Opening Reception Thursday, March 12 from 7:00pm-9:00pm.

TWU Sculpture Professor, Tanya Synar is included in a International Exchange Show entitled, TOKYO-LA-TEXAS at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum.  Her work will be on display March 20 - March 28

TWU Photography Undergrad Heather Ross has been selected for the group show To the End, curated by Shea Little. The 2015 Rising Eyes of Texas exhibition is at the Rockport Center for the Arts in Rockport, TX and will but on exhibition from March 14 - April 4 with an opening reception Saturday, March 14, 2015.

TWU Graduate student Angelia Ford is having a solo exhibition of drawings and prints titled, Benevolent Threads.  The show will be at Haley-Henman at Gallery 422 from March 4 - 28 with an opening reception Saturday, March 7, from 5-8pm.  There will be a conversation with the artist on Saturday, March 28 at 3pm. For more info...

TWU Drawing and Painting Graduate student, Bailey Chapman, has an interview with Do It Dallas, an online publication featuring art, culture, and events. Click here for the Interview.

TWU Sculpture professor Tanya Synar took her sculpture students to participate in the iron pour in Lubbock, TX for the Texas Sculpture Symposium.  There they participated and watched the process of pouring iron, in addition to enjoying the lectures and art at the symposium. [Event Photographs]

TWU Drawing and Painting Graduate Student Susan Brents-Sheldon has been selected by Juror Chris Ramsey for the 49th National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi.  The exhibition runs from February 20 through May 8.

TWU Art History faculty Dr. John Calabrese is hosting a study abroad trip this upcoming summer.  The class is called The Art of Spain : Medieval to 20th Century.  Pick up an information packet from Dr. Calabrese for details.  If you have any questions regarding the trip, email Dr. Calabrese at

Delta Phi Delta / The Art Honors Society

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What we do each semester:

  • Raise student scholarship money (via our annual fundraising dinner)
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  • Earn honor cords when you graduate as an active member
  • Great experience to put down on your Resume
  • Networking
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