Category — Symposium Updates
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 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.
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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
Send in Registration Form by October 17th.
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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
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Register Now for this year’s Texas Sculpture Symposium!
November 4-6, 2011 at The University of Texas at Tyler. Go to the Symposium website for full details and Registration Form.
SUBMIT NOW for your opportunity to exhibit in one of TWO sculpture exhibitions to be organized by the Department of Art & Art History at the University of Texas at Tyler during the 2011 Texas Sculpture Symposium.
Deadline for sculpture submission has been extended to October 13th (postmark date).
For additional information about the exhibits or Symporium, contact Symposium Chair, Dewane Hughes (Associate Professor, UT-Tyler) at 903-565-5510 or email@example.com.
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Nearly seventy persons from around the State ventured north to Lubbock to participate in the two-day 2010 Texas Sculpture Symposium, this past weekend, November 12th – 14th. Titled “It’s Not Academic: The Profession Outside the University,” the symposium featured talks and an exhibition by five artists, Robert Strini, Danville Chadbourne, Frances Bagley, Tom Orr and Jesús Moroles, who have developed careers working outside the academic setting.
Sunday’s session closed with a business meeting of The Sculpture Network of Texas (TSNT). The first item of business was electing officers for 2011. The elected officers are as follows:
President: Dewane Hughes, University of Texas – Tyler
Vice President: Howard Taylor, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts
Secretary/Treasurer: Joe Arredondo, Texas Tech University
Dewane Hughes then reported on preparations for the 2011 Symposium, stating that he is receiving plenty of local support for the event and suggesting that several exhibitions are being planned – details to be forthcoming. Hughes also said that he would be forming a steering committee to guide the program development for next year’s symposium and he invited interested parties to contact him (firstname.lastname@example.org).
A resolution was made, seconded, and approved unanimously to move the Symposium dates into October . Hughes said he would gather input from sculptors around the state to determine which weekend in October to stage next year’s symposium.
General discussion ensued about increasing visibility for TSNT. Arredondo mentioned the presence of this TSNT blog-site and invited regional representatives to become “authors.” Stacy Tompkins volunteered to be an author from the Wichita Falls area and will also look into establishing a website for the organization.
In closing Arredondo mentioned that as of the 2009 Symposium general meeting, TSNT has effected a moratorium on charging annual membership dues, since the only service TSNT currently provides is the annual Symposium. Instead ALL Texas sculptors will be considered active members and notified of future Symposia.
Below are some of the highlights in pictures and captions.
Friday, November 12th:
Saturday, November 13th
Sunday, November 14th
All photos courtesy of Ryan Borg.
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