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Kalee Appleton / MFA Photography, was selected as an "Editor's Pick" on Congratulations Kalee!

Rachael Banks / MFA Photography, is featured in a story "33 Artists Reveal Their Definition of Intimacy" on Congratulations Rachael!

Ashley Whitt / MFA Photography Alumni has a photograph included in the 2014 New Texas Talent exhibition on view August 9-30 at Craighead Green Gallery, reception August 9 / 5-8pm. Ashley also has a solo exhibition The Haunted Mind at Eastfield College, August 25 to September 26, opening reception is August 29 / 6:30-8:30pm. Congratulations Ashley!

Three Hoodie Project portraits by Susan Sponsler / MFA Photography Alumni & Creative Director of Marketing and Communication at TWU, have been selected for the 2014 New Texas Talent exhibit on view August 9-30 at Craighead Green Gallery. The group exhibit was curated by Andrea Karnes, curator for the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. The opening reception will be Sat., Aug. 9. Congratulations Susan!

Ross Faircloth / MFA Photography Alumni, has a piece in "Alternate Processes" juried by Christopher James at The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, CO. Congratulations Ross!

Lindsey Dunnagan / MFA Painting & MA Art History, has a solo exhibition at the Semans Gallery / Durham Arts Council in Durham, NC. Her exhibition "Mapping the Intangible" will be on view June 14 to September 7. Lindsey also has an exhibit at the Fort Worth Public Library / June 25 to July 23. Congratulations Lindsey!

Kristina Smith / MFA Photography Alum has a solo exhibition at the Lillian Bradshaw Gallery / Dallas Public Library-Central Branch/4th Floor. Her exhibit "Evidence of Existence" will be on view July 3 to July 30. Congratulations Kristina!

Photography professor Susan kae Grant is included in an exhibition at Conduit Gallery in Dallas, Texas, June 28 to July 26. The exhibition "Longitude/Latitude - Part 1" is an anniversary show for the gallery showcasing past and current works from the artists represented by Conduit. Congratulations Susan!

Arthur Fields / MFA Photography Alum has a work selected for the Texas Photographic Society CellPhone III Exhibition. The juror was Nate Larson. Congratulations Arthur!

Danielle Khoury / TWU Adjunct Faculty - Photography, has her work featured on Light Leaked, an online photography journal. Congratulations Danielle!

Kalee Appleton / MFA Photography has been selected for 897 Square, an exhibition at UTA/Fort Worth Center's / Gallery 76102. She is one of eight artists selected by juror Cris Worley for the show. The show is June 12 to July 31, with a reception on June 12 / 6-8pm. Congratulations Kalee!

Billie Buck / BFA Graphic Design is in Austin this summer to intern at Transmission Events, where she is taking her talent for illustrating gig posters to the next level. Congrats Billie!

TWU Alum Shawn Saumell has had a busy month with his work. He was selected as "Director's Choice" at the Viridian Artists Contemporary Art Gallery in New York; is the featured artist in Patron Magazine's Playing Favorites: Best of the Arts issue for June/July; and is in the show Artists vs. Architect at One Arts Plaza in Dallas. Congratulations, Shawn!

Kim Brewer / MFA Painting is featured in an article, Portraits by Kim Brewer, on Urban Art & Antiques, an online art review website! Congratulations Kim!

Jana Perez / Graphic Design Faculty has an article, Ready or not; a new era of brand bravery, on the Chicago Reporter, in the June 9th edition.

Jana Perez / Graphic Design Faculty has an opinion piece published on She authored the piece, Words can hurt - in advertising and on the field,  with TWU Assistant Professor Mandy Golman. Congratulations Jana and Mandy!

Vance Wingate / Gallery Coordinator will be included in the Artspace 111: Regional Juried Exhibition, June 20 to August 15. There will be a reception on June 20th at the Artspace 111 Gallery in Fort Worth. The exhibition was juried by Andrea Karnes, curator at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; and Ron Tyler, former director of the Amon Carter Museum.

Angelia Ford / MFA - Painting was featured in the Denton Record-Chronicle with a story on her work in Merging Visions.  The article by Lucinda Breeding published on the front page of the Arts & Community section on Sunday, June 1st. Congratulations, Ange!

Katie Montgomery / BFA - Graphic Design is journeying to Portland, OR this summer where she was selected to intern under Evan Brown at ITEM-B  a consulting firm for all things creative. Katie will be documenting projects in the shop, handling the web site and social media pages, and designing press packages geared toward local, regional, and national markets. Congratulations and good luck Katie!

Deedra Baker / MFA - Photography is an invited artist on LensCulture, a resource for contemporary photography. Check out the site to see her series "Sanctum" and "The Pattern Lolls".

TWU Alumni Jessica Pullings / MFA -Painting will have work shown in 'A Common Thread' at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, June 6 to 28. Reception will be June 6th, 6-9pm. The exhibition is curated by TWU Alumni Leigh Ann Williams / MFA-Painting. Congratulations Leigh Ann and Jessica!

Bernardo Vallarino / MFA - Sculpture will be included in "M.A.C.H.I.N.E.: conciousness" at the University of Texas-Arlington Gallery West. The exhibition will be May 12 to 23 with a reception for the artists on May 22, 6-8pm.

Dr. John Calabrese / Professor of Art History, will have work in the upcoming 2014 - 29th Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition at the Irving Arts Center. The show will be May 7th to June 10th. For more information: Irving Arts Center.

Spring 2014 Master of Fine Arts Graduating Exhibition is on view April 28 to May 10 in the Visual Arts Building at TWU. Elizabeth Head-Fischer / Ceramics, Ashley Kauschinger / Photography and Nathan Madrid / Painting are exhibiting work in fulfillment of their MFA requirements. Reception for the show is Tuesday, April 29th, 5-9pm at the Visual Arts Building.

Maura Teague, graduating BFA senior in the Graphic Design concentration and Design Editor at The Lasso, grabbed 3 awards at this year's Texas Intercollegiate Press Association's 2014 Convention in San Antonio; 2 Honorable Mentions for Feature Page and Single Subject Design and a 2nd Place Award for Sports Page Design. Congratulations Maura!

Bernardo Vallarino / MFA Sculpture will have work displayed at the Art7 Satellite Gallery in Fort Worth. The space is operated by the Fort Worth Community Arts Center and the inaugural exhibition is the Fort Worth Art Collective, of which Bernardo is a member. Reception, Saturday, May 3 / 6-8pm. Info at: Fort Worth Community Art Center.

TWU Photography Faculty Susan kae Grant is included in an exhibition "Women in Art & Academia" in the Martin Museum of Art at Baylor University.  The show will be up from May 4 - July 13 and includes 13 Female Texas Artists from universities all over the state.

Congratulations to Lindsey Dunnagan / MFA Painting on being the selected representative for TWU at Red Arrow Contemporary's 'THE BEST 2014' Exhibition opening May 17th from 6-9pm.

Danielle René Khoury / TWU alumni has photography work juried into the Unbound 3 exhibition at Candela Books & Gallery in Richmond, Virginia. The exhibition will be July 11th to August 9th. She is also featured online at, as well as having 5 pieces selected for the Keep Looking Up Exhibition at Frisco Arts Gallery. Danielle will be a panelist for a discussion at the May 7th reception / 7-9pm.

Congratulations to the winners of the 010 Gallery Exhibitions for Fall 2014!  The exhibitionists are : Suedabeh Husseinzadeh / Adventures into an Unknown World, Bernardo Vallarino / Worthless Pests, Amanda Hernandez & Nychelle Grant / Collision, Sarah Chavez / The Body, Caitlin Wright / Distorted by Nature, Deedra Baker / The Pattern Lolls, Tammi Paul / Through a Daugter's Eyes.  Runner Up : Christy Jo / Bodyscapes, Pam Flores / Discovering Home.

TWU MFA / Painting student Bailey K Chapman has been selected for the Morean Arts Center's Bite, Scratch and Expose Juried Printmaking Exhibition. The show is on display from May 10 - June 29 in St. Petersburg, FL.

TWU BFA painting alumni Tim Harding is officially Assistant Professor of Art starting in the Fall at Tarleton State University. Congratulations Tim! 

TWU Graduate Photography student Gary McCoy is in the group photography exhibition "The Art of the Image" with PhotoTXcetera at Kevin Page Fine Art in Dallas, TX.  Congratulations Gary!

TWU MFA Photography student Ashley Kauschinger is having her MFA Thesis Exhibition entitled Questions of Origin at the Janette Kennedy Gallery.  The show is up from May 14 - May 29 with an opening reception on May 17 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Congratulations Ashley! More info...

BFA Alumnus Jessica Wilson is having her MFA Thesis Exhibition at MainSITE Contemporary Art in Norman, OK. The exhibition is in fulfillment of her degree from the University of Oklahoma and will be April 11 to May 10. More info...

TWU Graduate Photography student Claire A. Warden has been awarded an Honorable Mention for the 38th Annual PhotoSpiva Exhibition at the Spiva Center for the Arts in Joplin, MO.  The piece awarded is Botanical Specimen with Salt (Wildflower No. 3), a platinum palladium print.

TWU Graduate Photography student Rachael Banks has been selected for publication in the 16th issue of Prism Photo Magazine.  She also has been selected for publication on Positive Magazine's website. Congratulations Rachael!

Photography faculty Susan Kae Grant will be recognized as the Society's Honored Educator at the 51st SPE National Conference for 2014.  Congratulations Susan!

TWU Graduate Ceramics student Christina Carfora has an interview on the HCCC blog regarding her residency at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft.  Check out her interview here!

Chair of the TWU Department of Visual Arts , Michelle Hays, and Graphic Design Professor, Jana C. Perez are participating in The OpEd Project's 2014 "Public Voices Thought Leadership" program.  This is a national initiative to increase the number of women contributing to newspaper opinion columns, television and radio talk shows which are forums traditionally dominated by men.

TWU Drawing and Painting graduate student Lindsey Dunnagan has been chosen for an Artist Residency in Michigan at the Crooked Tree Arts Center.  The residency is in Northern Michigan within walking distance of Lake Michigan.  More info...

TWU Graphic Design Alumni Stephen Platt has won an Addy (American Advertising Award) for his work on "KTVT CBS 11 Ones to Count On" promo. View video here Congratulations Stephen!

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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  • Scholarship opportunities
  • Earn honor cords when you graduate as an active member
  • Great experience to put down on your Resume
  • Networking
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