Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Call For Artists: Sell Your Fear



E-mail Art Gallery Assistant
Sofia K Perez,
Exhibit to be held at South Texas College.
Conference to be held at The University of Texas-Pan American.

The ”Sell Your Fear” is a juried, thematic exhibition and conference hosted jointly by South Texas College Library Art Gallery and The University of Texas-Pan American. Jurors: to be announced.

Entry Fee: $20.00
Do not mail cash. Check only.
Payable to South Texas College.
South Texas College, C/O:
Cashiers, P.O. Box
9701, McAllen, Texas 78502.

Awards: Best of Show, plus 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.

Mail Entries to: Sofia K Perez
South Texas College Library Art Gallery
3201 W. Pecan Blvd.
McAllen, Texas 78501.
Include a print of poster, completed
entry form, signed Art Exhibit Agreement.

Accepted Works: Each accepted work must arrive with proper labeling (name and title) securely attached to the back of print. Do not frame or mount.

Shipping: All shipping costs and liability for damage are the responsibility of the artist. Works must arrive at STC no later than March 1st. Shipped entries must be in reusable containers. In your shipping package, please INCLUDE a prepaid self addressed shipping label or a filled-in shipping label which includes your FedEx or UPS account number for the return of your work. Ship posters in a tube.

SHIP WORKS to: Sofia K Perez
South Texas College Library Art Gallery
3201 W. Pecan Blvd.
McAllen,Texas 78501.

Insurance: Works are insured* while on display. South Texas College will not assume any liability during shipping. All prize winning posters become property of South Texas College library Art Gallery. Do not send original artwork.*See South Texas College (“STC”) Art Exhibit Agreement for details.

Entry Forms:

Call For Artists: Human Rights

4th Annual Human Rights Art Exhibition
2009 Juried Traveling Show

South Texas College Art Gallery
University of Monterrey, Mexico

The theme for the artwork must deal with human rights issues. All artwork must be original. The concept may be applied to a broad range of topics. The exhibition shall be on display in conjunction with the Human Trafficking Conference sponsored by South Texas College’s Women’s Studies Committee. The “Across the Border” exhibition will be located at South Texas College and the Universidad de Monterrey, Mexico.

Selections: The exhibition is open to artists of all media, including but not limited to painting, printmaking, sculpture, installation art, drawings, photography and mixed media. Each artist can submit up to three (3) works. If selected, artists are responsible for delivery by March 6, 2009 and pickup of work by May 16, 2009. If shipped the return postage will be paid for by the exhibit sponsors. Hand delivered work not picked up by this date will become the property of South Texas College.Save those pieces that the artist needs to be present to display or present for a special or non-traditional installation, all work must be ready to hang and received in good condition. Any work not ready to hang will be returned to the artist and excluded from the exhibit.All submissions should include a self-addressed stamped envelope, properly-sized to fit any items that should be returned.

Submission fee: $25 per three entries.
Make checks payable to South Texas College.

Mail to: Art Department (Human Rights Exhibition)
South Texas College
3201 W. Pecan Blvd.
McAllen, TX 78502-9701

Deadline: Postmarked by February 2, 2009

Submission Guidelines & Acceptable Image Formats

Digital Images
Submit a PC formatted CD containing JPEG images (please no slides) with the title of the work, medium & dimensions. This information can accompany the images on the screen or by hard copy. Label the CD with your name.

Submit a DVD or VHS. Label with your name, title of the work and full running time.

*Submissions may include a brief description of the work in regards to concept or other physical attributes if not obvious in the image.

Sales: A 30% sales commission will be taken on all artwork sales. All profits after expenses will be donated to a nonprofit human rights organization.

Presentation: Two-dimensional work must be dry, complete, prepared in a professional manner and ready to hang. The necessary hanging hardware must be attached to the back of the work – either wire in eyelets or a serrated hanger on the frame. No glass please, only Plexiglas. 3-D work must be similarly complete.

*Exhibitors are encouraged to insure their work.
*An exhibit catalog will be printed after the exhibition and a copy will be sent to each accepted participant. There will be a Best of Show awarded to one entry and highlighted in the following year’s catalog.

For more information vist our website: or e-mail:

Jenny Clark (Conference Coordinator)
Richard Lubben (Exhibition Coordinator)

Monday, November 17, 2008

BFA Exhibition

November 17th-December 12th

Featuring work by:
Jeremy Martinez 
Ashley Sanders
Jennifer Vega
Reception: Monday Nov. 17th • 6-9pm
Ben Bailey Art Gallery

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Monday, October 20, 2008

Liliana Wilson Lecture

Thursday Oct 23rd • 10AM
Founders Room, Lewis Hall

Friday, October 3, 2008

Sangre Y Herencia

Sangre Y Herencia Mixes Blood And Heritage Art Exhibit
Dual exhibit complements Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

KINGSVILLE (September 24, 2008) — Two South Texas women have joined their art work together for the Sangre y Herencia exhibit at the Ben Bailey Art Gallery at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Grace Barraza-Vega, of Corpus Christi, is a painter, public school art teacher and graduate art student while Jessica Salazar McBride, of Harlingen, works in mixed media and is a self-employed commercial artist.

Their exhibit, which translates into Blood and Heritage, opens at the Bailey Art Gallery Wednesday, Oct. 1, and continues through Friday, Oct. 24. To open the exhibit, the public will be treated to a performance by De Xana Guana Azteca Dance Group from San Antonio. The group will perform at 6 p.m. in Jones Auditorium. Following the performance, at 7 p.m., an opening reception will be held in the art gallery.

George Vargas, assistant art professor and art historian, and Jesus de la Rosa, assistant professor, both from the A&M-Kingsville art department, curated the exhibit.

The exhibit was designed to complement the campus-wide Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration and Dia de la Raza, the celebration of the Hispanic heritage in Latin America. Dia de la Raza is celebrated Oct. 12 in Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, Mexico, Uruguay and Venezuela. It honors the birth of the Hispanic culture dating back to 1492. In English-speaking countries, the day is celebrated as Columbus Day or Native American Day.

The Ben Bailey Art Gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call 361-593-2619

Saturday, September 6, 2008

TAMUK Alumni Christina Garza-Mitchell and Felix Anthony Trejo are selected for the 13th Annual Young Latino Artists Exhibition (YLA #13)

Curated by Leslie Moody Castro
October 3 - November 9, 2009

Mexic-Arte Museum
419 Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701

Opening Reception - Friday, October 3, 2008
Member's Preview - 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Reception - 7:00-9:00 PM
Performance by Carlos Rosales-Silva - 8:00 PM

Everything's Going to be Okay illustrates how moments of vulnerability can turn into our greatest strengths. The artists in this exhibition do not define themselves by the blood running through their veins or their ancestral history, but rather their personal histories. This exhibition, in its 13th year, features and challenges young Latino artist under the age of 35 to create and present their vision in a reexamination of social and aesthetic norms with new and experimental media.

For more information, please contact
or (512) 480-9373

Sponsored by:
Texas Commission on the Arts
City of Austin Cultural Arts Devision
Austin News KXAN
The statesman
Univision 62
Real Ale Brewing Company
La Que Buena 104.3 FM
Recuerdo 107.7
The Ladies Room with Lolis
Talk Radio 1370 AM

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Art Exhibition

Fallen Heroes
Dr. Arnold Gonzales

August 23 - September 26, 2008
Artist Reception: August 23, 2 p.m.

Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Ben Bailey Art Gallery
916 W. Santa Gertrudis

Monday, August 4, 2008