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Happy Holidays!

Festive Holiday Greetings from Graduate Students and Faculty from the UT Knoxville School of Art Printmaking Program!


UT graduate printmakers come off the wall

carryGraduate students at the University of Tennessee have organized Through and Through, an exhibition of installation art that utilizes print media in a variety of different ways. The exhibition opens at the West Jackson Workshops (514 West Jackson Avenue), on Friday December 6th from 6­9pm. The exhibition will continue Saturday from 12 to 5pm.

Through and Through presents the work of seven graduate student in the Master of Fine Arts studio art program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Historically printmaking has existed as a two-­dimensional medium, however in recent years print artists have increasingly chosen to utilize the printed multiple as material for creating three dimensional installation based works that are not restricted to the wall and work to alter the gallery environment.

The printmaking program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville is ranked #3 nationally by US News and World Report. The program is populated by students from all over the country as well as students from Canada and Slovakia. For more information, contact Professor Althea Murphy­-Price at 865.974.3247.

Exhibition proposal accepted by the NCECA

Proposal Rendering for Bumfack Co., by Kevin Kao and Xia Zhang to take place at the NCECA Project Space, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, March 2014.

Kevin Kao, a second year graduate student in ceramics at UT and Xia Zhang, a graduate student in ceramics at West Virginia University have had their exhibition proposal accepted by the National Council for Education in the Ceramics Arts (NCECA). Their ceramic art installation titled Bumfack Co. will be featured in this years’ NCECA Project Space to take place in conjunction with the annual conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, March 2014.

Their installation will explore perceptions of authenticity and value as they create handmade ceramic knock-­offs at a production facility situated within the NCECA conference. NCECA attendees will be invited to participate in the production of work and in so doing will be encouraged to consider their own perceptions of authenticity and value while experiencing differing, culturally based, production methods. The NCECA Project Space is a venue that incorporates clay within time-based, performative, or site responsive works and encourages interaction between the artist’s and NCECA conference attendees.

Two UT Knoxville School of Art Alumni Receive Awards

secacVirginia Derryberry (MFA 1984) and Scott Betz (MFA 1992) were recognized at the 2013 Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC) held in Greensboro, North Carolina. Derryberry, who is a Professor of Art and Department Chair at the University of North Carolina Asheville, received the SECAC Award for Outstanding Artistic Achievement. Betz, who is a Professor of Art at Winston Salem State University, received the SECAC Award for Excellence in Teaching.

The 2013 Southeastern College Art Conference was held October 30-November 2 included presentations by School of Art faculty members, Joshua Bienko, Tim Hiles, Beauvais Lyons, Norman Magden and John Powers and Printmaking technician Jessie Van der Laan. Graduate students presenting papers included Raluca Iancu and Jennifer Scheuer, both in Printmaking.

SECAC is a non-profit organization that promotes the study and practice of the visual arts in higher education on a national basis.

Current student and alumni news


Ed Miller, MFA Candidate in Ceramics; and Kevin Kao, MFA Candidate in Ceramics; Works were selected from both MFA Candidates’ by Juror Nan Smith to be reproduced in the upcoming book Figurative Ceramics 500 Figures in Clay, Volume 2. Aaron Benson, Ceramics BFA, Summa Cum Laude 2009, Started August as an Assistant Professor of Ceramics and Sculpture at the University of North Alabama in Florence, AL.Adam Paulek, Ceramics MFA 2004, ,Guldagergaard’s 100 Cups Artist for 2013. Guldagergaard – International Ceramic Research Center commissioned Adam to make 100 cups for the kitchen and for a special event to support GG programs. Adam is Assistant Professor at Longwood University VA.

Tara Wilson, BFA 2000 Tara will conduct a five-day wood fire workshop and public artist talk in October at the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Helena, MT Tara’s work also on display in Grasp a Group exhibit at the Schaller Gallery. Tara’s work will be on display along with 19 other ceramics artists from July 10- July 30, 2013. Chris Pickett, Ceramics, BFA 2001, in September will exhibit a two-person show and one dayworkshop at National recognized Red Star Studio in Kansas City, MO, Chris will demonstrate how to use molds and templates to make tableware inspired by mid 20th century modern design.

Intermediate Printmaking students

Students in the Intermediate Printmaking class collaborate on a series of prints that combine plate lithography and screenprint to produce variable color images of heads.

Polish printmaking students at UT

The UT Knoxville School of Art is pleased to announce that Ewa Glowacka and Alicja Masiukiewicz, two printmaking students from The Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw, Poland will spend the month of September as guest artists at the University.

Alicja Masiukiewicz and Ewa Glowacka, two printmaking students from The Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw, Poland presented their work at Gallery 1010 the first week in September. They are working in the UTK School of Art printmaking studios this month as part of our program linkage with their academy.

Workhouse Clay National exhibition

Hannah Short, MFA in Ceramics 2013; Kevin Kao, MFA Candidate in Ceramics; and Sally Brogden, Professor of Art have work on exhibit at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton Virginia. The Workhouse Clay National exhibition is one of the leading annual ceramics exhibitions in the US, and Hannah Short was awarded an honorable mention for her work, “Byproduct”.

Left to right: “Byproduct” by Hannah Short (2013), “Trisect II” by Kevin Kao (2013), Untitled by Sally Brogden (2012).

Spotlight: Photography

Photo students in the Florence mini term course having class at Loggia dei Lanzi. To learn more about what they did, visit the Foto Italiana Tumblr.

Spotlight: Painting + Drawing

Painting students during the week of May 13 in NYC with Professors Jered Sprecher and Karla Wozniak. They are visiting the Peter Haley show at the Mary Boone Gallery.

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