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2014-10-09 Steve Daly Exhibit

Signals, an exhibition of new and recent works by Texas artist Stephen Daly, will be on display October 18-November 15, at William Campbell Contemporary Art. An opening reception will be held Saturday, October 18, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Signals will include a dozen drawings and two sculptures, all focusing on Daly’s ongoing interest in communication and the ways in which it can be distilled and transformed into a purely visual endeavor.

sculptureWidely acclaimed throughout Texas, Stephen Daly’s work has been exhibited at such venues as the Amarillo Art Center, the Art Center in Waco, Blue Star Contemporary Art Center and the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, the Galveston Arts Center, the Longview Museum of Fine Arts, and this year at the Lawndale Art Center in Houston. In 2013, he was the subject of a one-person show at San Angelo State University. Nationally, Daly has shown at galleries in New York, Chicago, Denver, and California, and internationally in Budapest, Havana, and Florence (Italy). In 2002, the Polytechnic University in Valencia, Spain, mounted a retrospective exhibition of his work.

Read more here.

October 13, 2014   Comments Off

3rd Annual Richard and Pam Salmon Sculpture Competition & Symposium – October 17th in San Angelo


The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts presents The Third Annual Richard and Pam Salmon Sculpture Competition and Symposium. The exhibition opens on October 17th with a Symposium followed by Opening & Awards Reception in San Angelo.

The Symposium runs from 1:30-4:30 PM on October 17th with presentations by Competition Juror Andrée Bober, Director of Landmarks, the public art program at the University of Texas, Austin and Dewane Hughes, of the University of Texas, Tyler.  Moderator for the Symposium will be Howard Taylor, Director of the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts.

The Opening & Awards Reception follows at 5:30 PM at San Angelo’s Sunken Garden Park.

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October 6, 2014   Comments Off

Dewane Hughes: Drawings & Sculpture at Angelo State University

dewane-hughes1DEWANE HUGHES, associate professor of sculpture at the University of Texas – Tyler, will exhibit Drawings and Sculpture of Dewane Hughes at Angelo State University’s Gallery 193 from October 1 through 31, 2014.

He will be a Symposium Panelist during the 3rd Annual Richard and Pam Salmon Sculpture Competition and Symposium presented by the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts on October 17th.

"The Fearful Clench" 2014

“The Fearful Clench” 2014

September 30, 2014   Comments Off

Joe Meiser and Kinetic Artwork at 2015 TxSS


“Transcribing-Transposing,” 2010, dimensions variable, fabric, motors, translucent paper, and other materials.

JOE MEISER, multi-media sculptor and assistant professor of art and art history at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA, will be one of the featured speakers during the 2015 Texas Sculpture Symposium (2015 TxSS).  His installation Transcribing-Transposing will be exhibited in the Studio Gallery of the Texas Tech School of Art building during the Symposium.

Meiser photoMeiser investigates the limited and often flawed nature of our human perceptions, the manner in which our bodies direct our experience of the world, and our human compulsion to create narratives. Meiser constructs object-based representational sculpture, installations, kinetic works, and also utilizes time-based media.

September 23, 2014   Comments Off

SAVE THE DATE: 2015 Texas Sculpture Symposium – January 30-February 1, 2015

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August 29, 2014   Comments Off

KEN LITTLE – Summer of Exhibitions in West Texas Triangle

Ken LittleThe Museum of the Southwest in Midland opened the third of five exhibitions last week in the West Texas Triangle featuring the artwork of Ken Little.  Little received the honor of being named the 2014 TEXAS STATE VISUAL ARTIST – 3D in a public ceremony sponsored by the Texas Commission on the Arts in Austin last year.

KEN LITTLE, was born in Canyon, Texas, received his B.F. A. from Texas Tech University and M.F.A. from the University of Utah. He has been a professor of sculpture at UTSA since 1998. As the 2014 featured artist of the West Texas Triangle, his work is being presented in Abilene, Albany, Midland, Odessa and San Angelo between May and November this year.

The West Texas Triangle is a collaboration between five art museums in West Texas. Besides the Museum of the Southwest, the group includes the Ellen Noël Art Museum in Odessa, the Grace Museum in Abilene, the Old Jail Art Center in Albany, and the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts.   The exhibition schedule is as follows.

The Grace Museum:  May 8 – August 9
The Old Jail Art Center:  June 7 – September 7
Museum of the Southwest:  June 13 – August 24
Ellen Noel Art Museum:  TBD
San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts:  July 10 – November 7

June 25, 2014   Comments Off


On Saturday April 20th, Collin College sculpture faculty and students successfully poured cast iron for the first time in the history of the Collin College Art Department. This epic feat was made possible by a dedicated group of sculpture students who worked together to safely pour over 800 lbs. of cast iron under the direction of Sculpture Professor Luke Sides and Art Labs Coordinator Joel Kiser.

Joel Kiser testing the iron.

Joel Kiser testing the iron.

In the weeks leading up to the Iron Pour, Sculpture students diligently collected scrap bathtubs and assisted in the welding of sand pits, while at the same time working on their own molds to be cast. All of the iron poured was actually collected by hand breaking cast iron bathtubs and sinks into small potato chip size pieces to be collected and poured into a homemade Cupola furnace, constructed by Art Labs Coordinator Joel Kiser.

The event was made more spectacular by Visiting Artist John Robert “Jack” Craft, who shared his art-making process and life experiences as a rancher with the Sculpture students. Jack Craft was the Sculpture Area’s first Visiting Artist who worked hand in hand with the Sculpture students. The presence of the Visiting Artist at this first ever Collin College Iron Pour, helped to energize the Sculpture students’ art-making processes and infuse in them a newfound teamwork, confidence, and camaraderie. Not only did the iron furnace successfully run, it ran faster and smoother than expected, resulting in over 800 lbs. of cast iron forms. The success of the Iron Pour was also reinforced by the large amount of alumni who showed up to cheer on the pour teams and be part of this wonderful event. The Iron Pour has also opened the doors for beneficial relationships with other academic institutions and laid the foundations for future Iron Casting workshops that will serve to benefit Sculpture students and The Art Department as a whole.

Said Sides about the event, “With the concerted effort of our students, support staff, and Visiting Artist, we made this Iron Pour a great success! It was an amazing event that brought together people from the community, potential students, current students and alumni. Art-making is usually a solo endeavor and the Iron pour forced the students to work together towards a common goal. Can’t wait until we do this again! ”

April 29, 2013   Comments Off

2012 Texas Sculpture Symposium

Attention all Texas Sculptors

2012 Texas Sculpture Symposium – San Angelo, Texas

October 26 & 27, 2012

Presented by The Sculpture Network of Texas in collaboration with San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts and the First Annual Salmon Sculpture Competition, Angelo State University Department of Art & Music, and Texas Tech University School of Art.

REGISTRATION FORM:  This year’s Symposium is FREE courtesy of the Sculpture Network of Texas with completed Registration Form (all you have to cover is travel, lodging and some meals).

Pre-Register now to receive a Symposium Badge which provides you free lunch on Saturday, access to the Symposium Attendee Sculpture Show and Reception Saturday afternoon, and a ticket to the Saturday night BBQ.

SYMPOSIUM HOTEL:   A block of rooms reserved at Inn of the Conchos, 325-658-2811, at $99.95 per night (double occupancy). Please call and book by the end of the day on October 12.  Other hotels in San Angelo might have lower rates – but Reserve Your Rooms NOW!  (A roping competition that same weekend is expected to have all the rooms in town sold out quickly.)

ATTENDEE EXHIBITION:  As in the past, Symposium attendees are invited to bring a small portable sculpture (“that you can carry under your arm” – about 12x12x12 inches) for an Attendee Exhibition.  The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts has generously provided their COOP Gallery for display of these works.  Reception for this exhibition will be held from 4:00 – 6:00 pm on Saturday.


Friday, October 26th

9:00 am – 5:00 pm  Symposium Speaker Sessions on  Angelo State campus

5:30 – 9:00 pm  Opening Reception and Party for Salmon Sculpture Competition at San Angelo Sunken Garden Park

Saturday, October 27th

9:00 am – 4:00 pm Iron Pour – Texas Atomic Iron Commission, Old Chicken Art Farm Center

10:00 am – 4:00 pm Stone Workshop – Jesús Moroles, Old Chicken Art Farm Center

10:00 am – 4:00 pm “The Great Reveal” – unveiling of mosaic sculptures throughout San Angelo [student volunteer opportunities available]

2:00 – 3:30 pm Installation of Symposium Attendee sculpture show at COOP Gallery and other Coates Avenue Galleries

4:00 – 6:00 pm Reception for Symposium Attendee Sculpture Show, COOP Gallery

6:30 pm – till done  Symposium BBQ, Old Chicken Farm Art Center

See Detailed Symposium Schedule

Send in Registration Form by October 17th.

October 2, 2012   Comments Off

Texas Tech Call for Public Art Proposal

Project Scope: The Texas Tech University System seeks to commission an artist to create an outdoor public sculpture to be located on the lawn at the Northeast corner of the new home to the College of Mass Communications. In light of the building’s new occupants, Texas Tech seeks designs that engage issues of media literacy and the liberal arts education.  Media—both digital and more “traditional” forms—have become increasingly important in our lives, encompassing everything from the political process, to entertainment, to quality of life and beyond. Questions to consider may include: What potential effect(s) do media have on people? What is the role of media in a democratic society? How have media affected broader cultural constructs, and how do they continue to do so? Ideal submissions will unify the newly renovated building and the surrounding campus architecture, and will be made of durable, low-maintenance materials. Proposals incorporating color and texture are welcomed. In order to be considered, submissions must attend to the conceptual goals outlined in this document. Objects that are mass-produced or of standard manufacture are not eligible for consideration.

Project Budget: $235,000 (All Inclusive). This amount is inclusive of all costs associated with this public art project including, but not limited to, artist fees, other consultants’ fees, insurance to cover the scope of the project, materials, fabrication, transportation, and installation (including any site modification).

The RFP can be found at: and

In the gallery of images below, the “field of green” represents the area proposed for the artwork site.

December 19, 2011   Comments Off


Friday, November 4th

12:00-5:00 pm: Registration, ARC Complex, Tyler
6:00-8:00 pm: Opening comments and keynote speaker John Van Alstine
8:00 pm – Later: Gathering on the Tyler downtown Square for networking.

Saturday, November 5th

9:00-10:15 am: Kurt Dyrhaug on Franconia Sculpture Park and Residency.
10:30 am-noon: Community Art Spaces.  Les Bruning.
Noon-1:30 pm: Lunch. (A list of several local spots will be provided).
1:30-3:00 pm: Performance Art Panel.  Ken Little and Mat Kubo
3:00-6:00 pm: Iron Pour by the Texas Atomic Iron Commission
6:00 pm – Later: Convene to Stanley’s Famous Barbeque for dinner and music.

Sunday, November 6th

9:00-10:30 am: Closing Speaker, Fred Tschida
10:30-11:30 am: SNTX Business Meeting

October 17, 2011   Comments Off