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Message from the President

Welcome to Austin and the TASA Conference at St. Edwards University. It promises to be an outstanding program of speakers, events and forums around the topics of Community and Art. After 42 years, the members of the Texas Association of Schools of Art, though well versed in both topics, are in for an exceptional gathering of stimulating, informative and downright fun with fellow artists and friends. TASA president Cathie Tyler

TASA (Texas Association of Schools of Art) Conference 2013

We would like to welcome you and thank you for being a part of Art + Community, the 44th Annual TASA conference, hosted by St. Edwards University. Weve had a lot of fun planning this years conference, and hope you enjoy whats in store. The 2013 conference theme, Art + Community: a shared dialog of green art, social activism, collaboration and community art, explores the open exchange of ideas, influences, policies and actions that artists and communities engage in both at the local and global level. With over 40 speakers from all corners of Texas, and a keynote speech and workshop from Houston-born artist Mel Chin, we hope this will be an exciting fun-filled conference. Conference chairs Hollis Hammonds & Angela Rodgers 4


Keynote Speaker Mel Chin was born in Houston, Texas in 1951; he graduated from Peabody College in Nashville, Tennessee in 1975, and later moved to New York City in 1983. Chin is highly motivated by social, political and cultural realities, and his work reflects his concern for the environment and social consciousness. His work is often exhibited or installed in public spaces beyond the traditional confines of the gallery or museum. A conceptual artist, Chins body of work ranges from earthworks to animated films. For Chin, art has the power to provoke greater social awareness and a sense of responsibility in the viewer. Through his community actions, he has engaged inner city neighborhoods and helped to rejuvenate local economies. His interest in science, ecology and the environment can be seen in some of his most famous works including Revival Field, S.P.A.W.N. and knowmad were featured in the first season of the PBS series art21 (Art in the Twenty First Century). His most recent project, the Fundred Dollar Bill Project, is an innovative artwork made of millions of drawings. This creative collective action is intended to support Operation Paydirt, an extraordinary art/science project uniting three million children with educators, scientists, health care professionals, designers, urban planners, engineers and artists. After Katrina had wiped out much of New Orleans, Chin was invited to the city to see how he could make a difference in the community. Working with scientists, Chin found that the lead contamination in the soil in New Orleans was at a hazardous level. To find a solution to this problem, Operation Paydirt was put into action. In 2013, once Fundred reaches its goal of 3 million artworks, an armored truck, running on vegetable oil, will pick up the drawings and take them to Washington D.C., where we will request from Congress an even exchange of Fundred Dollars for 300 million dollars worth of aid for New Orleans. 6

Mel Chin

Stacy Schultz
Art History Presentation Stacy Schultz received her Ph.D. in Art History from Rutgers University in 2004. Her previous teaching positions include two appointments as Visiting Assistant Professor at Kentucky Statement University (2004-2005) and The University of Texas at Arlington (2007-2008). She has also taught a variety of courses in the California State University system (CSU Northridge, CSU Fullerton, CSU San Bernardino, and San Diego State University) ranging from womens studies to nineteenth century art. Professor Schultzs research and teaching concentrate on the intersections of race and gender in contemporary performance art, photography, film, and video. Her dissertation, The Female Body in Performance: Themes of Beauty, Body Image, Identity, and Violence, has evolved into the departure point for two lectures given at the College Art Association: Performing the Black Nude: The Artists Body as a Contested Site (2005) and Southern California Feminism and Body Image: A Performative Response (2007). She will present her paper, The Intersection of Social Activism and Community: Performing Civil Rights in Southern California, at the 2013 TASA conference

Catherine Caesar
Art History Presentation Catherine Caesars current research interests include feminist art, conceptual practice, and reading rooms/libraries in contemporary art. Earning her doctorate at Emory University in 2005, she produced a dissertation titled Personae: The Feminist Conceptual Work of Eleanor Antin and Martha Rosler, 1968-1977. She is an Assistant Professor of art at the University of Dallas. Caesars paper will investigate Robert Smithsons notion of aerial art, investigating its relationship to the Texas landscape and its impact on the conception of sculpture and the formation of a modern, itinerant identity in a trans global community.

Ken Dawson Little

Paul Hanna Lecture Ken Little was born in Canyon, Texas in 1947. He received a BFA from Texas Tech in 1970, and an MFA from the University of Utah in 1972. He has worked in various media including: bronze, ceramics, neon, performance, wood, steel, cast iron, $1 bills, shoes, and other found objects. His work has been featured in over 35 one-person exhibitions, 200 group exhibitions, numerous national publications, and catalogs. Since 1988 he has been a Professor of Art (Sculpture) in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Since 1993, he has maintained a studio and alternative exhibition space, Rose Amarillo, in downtown San Antonio. His work is included in many public and private collections around the country. Collections include The Contemporary Art Museum, Honolulu Hawaii, The City of Seattle, The Nelson Gallery of the University of California at Davis, Microsoft Corporation, Seattle and many others. A sixtyfour page retrospective catalog titled, Ken Little: Little Changes with essays by Kay Whitney and Dave Hickey is available. His artists web site is found at Ken Littles talk will cover his multi faceted career, his artwork and its development over his lifetime.

St. Edwards Sponsored Speaker Born in 1956 in rural Virginia, Robert Hite attended Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond and the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C. After studying traditional ink brush painting in Malaysia, he worked as a studio assistant with Washington Color School painter Leon Berkowitz. Informed both by a rich southern narrative tradition and closeness to natural environments, Hites imagery often draws upon his memories of youthful wanderings in the Virginia tidewaters. He has sought out and photographed rural dwellings not only in the southern United States and the Caribbean, but also in Central and South America, as well as Europe and Asia. Working within and between painting, sculpture and photography, Hites highly refined technique and meticulous attention to detail produce illusions that are both confounding and transformative. In the photographic series Imagined Histories, Hite resituates his architectural sculptures in outdoor settings, magnifying the effects of dislocation and displacement that is central to all his imagery. In 1997, Hite and his family moved to a nineteenth century Methodist church and parsonage in the village of Esopus, New York. Susan Eley Fine Arts in New York City, Cardwell Jimmerson Gallery in Los Angeles, Espacio En Blanco in Madrid, and Pearl Arts Gallery in Stone Ridge, New York currently represent the artiSt. Hite will be a visiting artist at St. Edwards University, and will give a lecture presentation of his work at the 2013 TASA conference. An exhibition of his photographs will be on display in the Scarborough Phillips Library at St. Edwards University. While a visiting artist, Hite will install a new sculpture specifically designed for the St. Edwards Campus. A modest shack in Arrazola, Oaxaca, Mexico, inspired this new work, Crossing Safely. This sculpture addresses issues of immigration and border crossing. You can see more of his work at

Robert Hite


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MAY 9TH, 2013

Check-in and registration

5:00p Bus leaves for the Austin Museum of Art *amoa 5:00 7:00p Kick-off reception at the Austin Museum of Art 7:00p Bus leaves for Hyatt Dinner on your own

*hyatt 8:00a 8:15a 12:00p

MAY 10TH, 2013 Breakfast on your own Bus leaves for St. Edwards University Registration in Mabee Ballroom B Drop off of artwork for One Cube Foot & TASA Student Juried Exhibitions Vendors & Student Poster Sessions in Mabee Ballroom B Featured Speakers in Mabee Ballroom A Ken Dawson, Paul Hana Lecture Catherine Caesar, Art History Presentation Stacy Schultz, Art History Presentation Robert Hite, St. Edwards Sponsored Speaker Lunch provided in Mabee Ballroom C 11


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1:30p fleck 2:00 3:15p 3:30 4:45p fleck 2:00p 3:30p 5:00p

Campus Tour & Robert Hite exhibit Panel & Workshops: SESSION I fleck 106 Panel:Collaborative/Community fleck 108 Panel: Green Art/Environmental fleck 109 Panel: Art & Community fleck 111 Workshop: Art & Community Part 1 Panel & Workshop: SESSION II fleck 106 Panel: Masters Showcase fleck 108 Lecture: Art & Community fleck 109 Panel: Collaboration fleck 111 Workshop: Art & Community Part 2 Set up for Iron Pour Iron Pour (meet transport van in back of fleck at 3:20) Bus leaves for Hyatt Dinner on your own MAY 11TH, 2013

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Breakfast on your own (see map on page 28 for suggestions) Bus leaves for St. Edwards University Registration in Art Building One-Cube Foot Exhibition, Fine Arts Gallery (pastries & coffee provided) Panel & Workshop: SESSION III arts 110 Workshop: Green Art/Environmental arts 113 Panel: Collaborative Projects arts 116 Workshop: Innovations in Foundations arts 120 Panel: Innovations in Foundations arts 121 Workshop: Technology

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Panel & Workshop SESSION IV arts 113 Panel: Art & Activism arts 114 Panel: Collaboration arts 120 Panel: Art & Community arts 121 Workshop: Technology Lunch provided in Maloney room (Annual Business Meeting)

arts 2:30 3:30p Interconnected TASA Student Juried Exhibition 3:30p Bus leaves for Flatbed Press *flatbed 4:00 4:30p 4:30p *hyatt 6:00p *macc 6:30p 7:30p 8:30p 9:00p Tour of Flatbed Press Bus leaves for Hyatt Bus leaves for Mexican American Cultural Center Dinner Banquet at the Mexican American Cultural Center Keynote Address by Mel Chin Presentations of Awards Bus leaves for Hyatt

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Student Spotlight
Poster Presenation
On Friday, May 10th, students from various schools in Texas will present their research in a poster session. The session will be held in the Ragsdale Centers Mabee Ballroom B from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Chris Adams, Texas tech University Bruce Alves, Texas tech University Jared Applegate, Texas tech University Rebecca Beals, Texas tech University Shelly Forbis, Texas tech University Scotty Hensler, Texas tech University Sarah Jamison, Texas tech University Benjamin Lamb, Texas State University Kris Leinen, Texas tech University Aidan Liller, St. Edwards University Shannon Ramos, Texas tech University Emily Speck, St. Edwards University Kelly Waguespack, St. Edwards University Chris Walnoha, Texas tech University

One Cube Foot

Exhibition 2013
Every year at the TASA Annual Conference, conference attendees are invited to participate in the TASA One Cube Foot Exhibition. As TASAs One Square Cube Exhibitions title indicates, submissions for this show must be limited to one square foot, and submissions can be 2-d or 3-d. This year Robert Hite will judge the exhibition. There will be an opening reception for the exhibit on Saturday, May 11th, in the St. Edwards University Fine Arts Gallery from 8:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m., and will include an awards presentation.
Note: work from the One Cube Foot Exhibit should be picked up from arts140 between 2:30 3:30p. (Unless youve made arrangements to have the work shipped)

Solar Powered Paper Doll Carol Flueckiger


Interconnected: TASA Juried

Student Exhibition 2013
Juror: Eric Zimmerman, artist & writer, Fifty-four students from schools all over Texas applied for this juried exhibition. The exhibition reception will be Saturday, May 11th, from 2:30-3:30 p.m., in the Fine Arts Gallery at St. Edwards University.

Samantha Alexeichik, Hardin-Simmons University Erica Bogdan, St. Edwards University Meagan Carney, St. Edwards University Alexandra Coody, Midwestern State University Eliana Fanous, Mcmurry University Kenneth Fontenot, Texas State University Shannon Gowen, Texas State University Jaclyn Hudak, Texas State University Benjamin Lamb, Texas State University Aidan Liller, St. Edwards University Albert Longoria, Texas State University Krystal N. Maestas, Hardin-Simmons University Rebecca Marino, St. Edwards University 16

Eric Mathis, Texas State University Caitlin McCollom, Texas State University Miguel Ortiz, Sul Ross State University Kevin Dean Ramler, Sul Ross State University Cari Ritchie, Hardin-Simmons University Bri Anna Satterfield, Midwestern State University Michael Scot, St. Edwards University Callie Simpson, St. Edwards University Emily Speck, St. Edwards University Tyler Tailiaferro, Midwestern State University Khristine Tugangui, St. Edwards University Ashley Watson, St. Edwards University Simon Welch, Midwestern State University


Conference Sponsors & Donors

St. Edwards University, School of Humanities The Kozmetsky Center of Excellence in Global Finance at St. Edwards University The Still Water Foundation Blick Art Materials Red River Paper Golden Artist Colors Cheap Joes Art Stuff Ampersand Jack Richeson & Company Art Lies Austin Museum of Art Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Mexic-Arte Museum Blanton Museum of Art Gueros restaurant on SoCo Austin Chronicle Prismacolor Liquitex Smooth-On Olmsted-Kirk Paper Company Lucky13

Conference Vendors
On Friday, April 13th in the Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Mabee Ballroom B, several vendors will set up displays and materials to view or take. Vendors will set up around 8 a.m. and will be available until 2 p.m. Art Lies Prismacolor Representative: Shelley Minus Liquitex Representative: Peter Andrew Big Medium 18

Conference Volunteers
Connie McCreary Rebecca Marino Jorge Muoz Lindsey Webb Tuan Phan Kaletia Roberts Angela Rodgers Kate Rosati Nicole Ryder Jennah Slinran Emily Speck Art Thompson Brenda Torres Vicki Totten Khristine Tugangui Kelly Waguespack Maline Werness Colleen White Monica Wright Eric Zimmerman Pilar Arrieta Erica Bogdan Emily Borneman Mary Brantl Jessica Buie Walle Conoly Barbra Curtin Caroline Eck Chrissy Flanigan Amy Gerhauser Hollis Hammonds Kelly Hanus Donal Haughey Guillermo Hinojosa-Canales Stan Irvin Miriam Jurgensen Daniel Lievens Justin Martin Michael Massey

We would like to extend our thanks to all volunteers, especially those whose names didnt make it into the printed program



TASA Board of Directors

President 20082013 Cathie Tyle Paris Junior College President-elect 200913 Greg Reuter Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Board member/recorder 20072013 Susan Witta-Kemph San Antonio College Board member/academic affairs, Professional standards 20072013 Greg Elliott University of Texas at San Antonio Board member 20082013 Bill Simpson Trinity Valley Community College Board member/treasurer 20082013/ annual Exhibitions coordinator, gallery network Liz Yarosz-Ash Midwestern State University Board member/academic affairs, Photography survey 20072013 Gary Frields Stephen F. Austin University Board member/database 20082013 Brian Row Board member 20092013 Sandra Baker Brazosport College Board member/newsletter 20072013 Kurt Dyrhaug Lamar University Board member/membership 20082013 Omar Hernandez El Centro CollegeDCCCD Staff member/executive assistant Linda Fawcett Hardin-Simmons University Staff member/webmaster Victoria Taylor-Gore Amarillo College Conference chair 2013 Hollis Hammonds St. Edwards University Conference chair 2013 Angela Rodgers St. Edwards University


Membership Numbers:
On March 7, 2013:
9 62 2 201 122 396

Compared to last year:

153 379 164 53 9

Financial Numbers:
2013 Beginning Balance: $34,382.91 2013-13 Ending Balance: $48,654.41** Expenses: $87,003.42 Revenue: $101,274.92 YTD Profit/Loss: +$14,271.50


Revenue/Expense Detail:
Expense Revenue Profit/Loss Administrative
Membership Dues $0 Student Group Reimbursements $1,900.00 Chapter Development $4,294.20 Supplies, Admin and Operations $4,806.57 $14,775.69 $0 $13.78 $883.82 $14,775.69 -$1,900.00 -$4,280.42 -$3,922.75

Artist Ranch 2011 $56,430.77 $62,809.28 2011 Annual Membership Party $585.00 2010 Annual Membership Party $2,804.17 $1,771.91 Artist Breakfast Series $670.74 $1,560.00 Creative Mass $0.00 $0.00 Art Speak $0.00 $180.00 Finding Grants $329.02 $458 Reel Artist $732.94 $1,470.69 Small Talks $302.56 $1,131 Making Faces screening $139.64 $130 Lounge Bowl $4,324.64 $5870 Whats New With Easels $110.62 $601.75 Get on Press! Workshop $630.91 $650 The Mix $4,068.24 $4,790 Student Portfolio Review $96.69 $0 Preparing and Speaking About Your Portfolio $0 $99 Self Promotion in the Digital Age $0 $55 Resume Workshop $0 $80 Brand You $0 $50 Student Picnic $161.76 $45 Summer Shindig $3,573.66 $3,850 The Texas Show 2013 $764.95 $0 TOTAL $87,003.42 $101,274.92
*$276.34 of the Summer Shindig Proceeds were donated to the American Red Cross. **This amount is based on the balance on 3/7/12 plus the current pending checks/deposits.

$6,378.51 -$585.00 -$1,032.26 $889.26 $0.00 $180.00 $128.98 $737.75 $828.44 -$9.64 $1,545.36 $491.13 $19.09 $721.76 -$96.69 $99 $55 $80 $50 -$116.76 $276.34* -$764.95 $14,271.50


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