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LA Purchase Award Winners

Congratulations to everyone in the show, it looks great! The awards as chosen by Dr. Paul Manoguerra are below. Award Winners Gregory Martin: Best in Show, $500 Jennifer Torres: Juror’s Choice, $300 Tamara Robertson: Honorable Mention, $100 Alison A. Smith: Honorable Mention, $100

LA Purchase juror talk + opening canceled

Unfortunately, due to weather the university has decided to close school effective at 4 pm today through all day tomorrow. We are very saddened that we will not get to hear Dr. Maoguerra’s lecture and have the opening this evening. We will be in touch if a reception is re-scheduled....
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Congratulations to the Louisiana Purchase Exhibition

Louisiana Purchase is the School of Art’s second national juried exhibition. This is a multi-media show for two and three dimensional works exploring any theme. The School of Art received over 165 submissions for a total of over 800 artworks, many of which were from our region. The overwhelming response...
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Come & See

The 1st & 2nd Year MFA Student Art Show Opening is this Friday at the Enterprise Center, @ 6:00-8:00pm. They have been working hard, so you should “Come & See” it all! There will be food and awesome work.

Hamrick at NOCCA

Louisiana Tech University School of Art Associate Professor and Photography Area Coordinator Frank Hamrick recently visited NOCCA – The New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, a pre-professional arts high school. There Professor Hamrick lectured to NOCCA’s photography students about the photographs and handmade books he displayed in a two person...
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Duet Talks About Her Work

Studio professor Nicole Duet spent the evening of December 5th talking to students and interested members of the Ruston community about how she approaches her paintings and about her work in general. Thank you Nicole for sharing your process with us all. This was presented in conjunction with the Louisiana...
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Bukowski Exhibits

Professor of Art Marie Bukowski has had print work selected to be included in the PRINTWORK 2012 exhibition at Artists Image Resource by Juror Nicholas Chambers, the new Milton Fine Curator of Art at The Andy Warhol Museum. She was one of 22 artists chosen from over 150 entries, designed...
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Board of Regents Graduate Fellowship

Purpose: To promote broad interdisciplinary collaboration of science and engineering with art at Louisiana Tech To stimulate productivity by broadening the understanding of the interactions of technology, art, and society To initiate joint projects and programs through creative output, and To inspire breakthrough science, art and technology enterprises Eligibility:     Artist/designer...
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Well Done Frank Hamrick

Associate Professor and Photography Area Coordinator Frank Hamrick has been awarded a Louisiana Division of the Arts career advancement grant. Hamrick will use the funding to attend the 50th annual Society for Photographic Education’s national conference in Chicago this coming March. There he will attend numerous lectures concerning the evolving...
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Johnston to present lecture & review ComDes portfolios

Melanie Baecht Johnston will visit the School of Art on Thursday, 11/15 to critique student corporate identity campaigns from the Art 361/Identity Systems classes. She’ll also make a presentation of her work and speak to students about the current job market in this region and on preparing an effective job...
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Alumni, Art Professor Designs Posters Via Screen Printing

By DANIEL HART Assistant professor of art Jude Landry does not teach notorious subjects like calculus, physics or chemistry. Although he said he excelled at them in school, classes such as screen printing, where students learn to design and print posters, are his specialty. Just one among the graphic design...
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A Great Choice

LOUISIANA ART EDUCATION ASSOCIATION (LAEA) CONGRATULATIONS ! – KATHY VELLARD was chosen as the LAEA Southeastern Region Higher Education Art Educator of the year. She now moves on to nationals. KATHY VELLARD and MARY LOUISE CARTER had a very good trip to the annual conference. In 2015, we will host...
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Bukowski Exhibits in Japan

“Interface: Bukowski & Oso”, a two-person exhibition will open in Iida, Japan showcasing work of Professor of Art Marie Bukowski.  Bukowski and Miwako Oso, one of the jurors from the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, will be displaying their work in the Music Art Cafe Gallery outside of Tokyo.  The exhibition...
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Board of Regents Graduate Fellowship

The School of Art at Louisiana Tech University is proud to announce the availability of a new Graduate Fellowship that provides $45,000 over three years and a full tuition waiver. To learn more about this exciting opportunity or to apply, click here.

Katie's Loss

Our school’s secretary, Katie Wells, has informed us that her Mother has passed away. Katie was there with her when this happened. Though this was expected, the loss of one’s Mother is very tough. As is our custom, we will ask that books be placed in the Prescott library in...
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BAC’s WAM to present artist Jerry Berg

The Bossier Arts Council’s Wine Art Music is thrilled to announce an exhibition of artwork by regional artist Jerry Berg.  His works will be on display in 1800 Prime Steakhouse at Boomtown Casino from October 11th to December 2nd with a WAM opening reception on November 1st from 5:30 –...
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Alumni News: Depth Perception

The many dimensions of Kenn Kotara reveal order amid chaos Written By: Carroll Leggett Abstract artist Kenn Kotara had a difficult time finding his path. “I started drawing as a child, and it always was a passion for me. But my father was very pragmatic,” recalls the Asheville artist. “He thought...
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Very Nice Mary Louise !

This is an article recently published in the Monroe News Star written by William Caverlee Once, when she was 10 years old, Louisiana Tech University art professor Mary Louise Carter visited Mexico with her family. There, among the crowds of people and food stalls and street life, she happened to...
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Bukowski in Japan

School of Art Professor Marie Bukowski has been invited to exhibit her print work in Prints Tokyo 2012.  The 80th anniversary of the Prints Tokyo exhibition will not be competitive but instead will consist of 118 print works from all around the world by artists recommended by members of the...
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GUILD Meeting

The official design club of Louisiana Tech University Informational meeting: 9.27.12 / 5pm / VAC 103

Congratulations !

Congratulations to Associate Professors Jerry Berg and Frank Hamrick for having had their work selected for publication in Creative Quarterly #27. It is good to see members of our School of Art recognized for their excellent work. Also included in this issue is work of alumnus Andy Bloxham, MFA in...
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Help Us Spread the News

Louisiana Tech University’s School of Art annually offers $15,000 in scholarships to eligible incoming students. Application Packets Due: January 11, 2013 Go here for complete details: or contact us at the School of Art.

Duet Exhibits Work in San Diego Show

Ghosts of Halloween Past Group Exhibition Guest Curated by Jeff Yule October 12th – November 9th, 2012 This fall, we’re offering a seasonal something new: a group show that will look at Halloween and the nostalgia that surrounds it from a variety of perspectives and through a variety of media. Classic motifs...
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Slaughter's Work in National Shows

Recent work of Assistant Professor of Art Joey Slaughter is on exhibit in two national shows, one at the Memphis College of Art and another at the ADA Gallery in Richmond, Virginia. Slaughter is also exhibiting at Grambling State University and Shreveport, Louisiana. From the Richmond Arts Review, “Joey Slaughter’s...
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Jungeun Lee and Brad Wreyford

September 18 – October 16, 2012 F. Elizabeth Bathea Gallery Jungeun Lee, Silenced Suffering: The Comfort Women Project Mary Wilfred Moffett Gallery Brad Wreyford Sum of Our Parts _______________________________________ Jungeun Lee statement During the Second World War (1932-1945), hundreds of thousands of Korean women became “Comfort Women,” which is a...
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Uninstructed Life Drawing and Painting Workshop

A workshop with long poses open to anyone interested in drawing and painting. All majors, all levels of experience are welcome! Begins Thursday, September 13, 2012- November 1st, 2012. Thursday’s session will begin at 6:30P in the F. Jay Taylor Visual Arts Center. The workshop runs for 8 weeks, with...
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Our Haunted Selves

A solo-exhibition of recent work by NICHOLAS BUSTAMANTE Friday, September 14th, 6:00P-8:00P at the Louisiana Tech University Enterprise Center, 509 West Alabama. Free and open to the public

Former Professors Honored

Please join us as we dedicate the School of Art Galleries honoring F. Elizabeth Bethea and MaryWilfred Moffett Professors of Art and leaders in our program Hosted by the the Louisiana Tech University School of Art Friday, September 14, 2012 at 4:00PM in the F. Jay Taylor Visual Arts Center


Heart felt congratulations go to Marie Bukowski on her promotion to full professor in the School of Art.  Also promoted this year was Associate Professor Frank Hamrick who also received tenure. Well done !