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exhibition opportunities for Richland College

Regional JURIED High School Art Exhibit

colette-about_picRegional HS Art Show
Brazos Gallery: Oct 27- Nov 10
Opening Reception: Thursday, Oct 27, 4-7 pm

JUROR: Colette Copeland
We are pleased to have Colette, an extraordinary artist, arts writer, and new instructor at Richland College juror this years exhibit.




3rd Place

Meghan Dahlke’s “Pandora’s Ball: Tears of Joy or Sorrow”

color photo            Garland HS            J. Thompson            Senior


2nd Place

Darby Fields’ “Untitled”

watercolor, crayon        Rowlett HS            C. Wilkinson            Senior


1st Place

Estella Garza’s “Urban Totem”

mixed media, ceramic          North Garland HS            L. McBride            Junior

List of all participants: Richland High school juried exhibit-2011_participants

Exhibition Images:

DADA’s Edith Baker Art Scholarship

TransparenciesI_KarlaHernadezRichland College Art program has submitted three artists as finalists for the Edith Baker Art Scholarship presented by DADA (Dallas Art Dealers Association).

Karla Hernandez
Samantha Mitchell
Rachel Schwarz

The scholarship encompasses the 7 DCCCD campuses, allowing 21 students a chance for the $2,500 scholarship given to one promising student. DADA coordinates the event that culminates in an art exhibition September 2011 at the McKinney Art Center in Dallas.

We are very proud of our art program and the students that make it great. This is one of several scholarship opportunities that we embrace in an effort to aid our students on their path of success.

See more about our incredible students below…




Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, 2011


Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition

 Brazos Gallery (C140)
Richland College, Dallas
March 31-April 17
Reception/Juror Talk and Awards Presentation:
Friday, April 8th, 12-1 p.m.

ricardo_yello_bars_hcodJuror: Ricardo Paniagua

Ricardo Paniagua is a
Dallas based painter.

Ricardo has participated in numerous exhibitions,
including the upcoming, prestigious Texas Biennial 2011
held in Austin on April 15-16, 2011.


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Ralph Gibson

6-MJ in SardeniaRalph Gibson

Lecture and Image Presentation
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Fannin Performance Hall, 7:00 PM

presented by Richland College Photographic and Imaging Department

Richland College is proud to present renowned photographer Ralph Gibson at 7 p.m., Thurs., March 10 in the Fannin Performance Hall at Richland College. Richland continues its commitment to excellence in photography by bringing world-class photographers to campus to interact with students over the course of a day concluding with a free public lecture, reception and book-signing. Past participants in this distinguished series include Mary Ellen Mark, Jerry Uelsmann & Maggie Taylor, Joyce Tenneson, Keith Carter, and Arno Minkkinen.

1-Hand WatchRalph Gibson studied photography while in the U.S. Navy and then at the San Francisco Art Institute. He began his professional career as an assistant to Dorothea Lange and went on to work with Robert Frank on two films. Gibson has maintained a lifelong fascination with books and book-making. Since the appearance of “The Somnambulist” in 1970, his work has been steadily impelled towards the printed page. To date, he has produced over 40 monographs, his most current projects being “State of the Axe” to be published by Yale University Press in Fall of 2008 and “Nude” by Taschen, 2009. His photographs are included in over 150 museum collections around the world, including the Dallas Museum of Art and the Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University and have appeared in hundreds of exhibitions.

2-ChristineGibson’s awards include fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as the Leica Medal of Excellence and the Silver Plumb Award from the Landmarks Preservation Committee. He is a Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of France, and holds honorary doctorate degrees from the University of Maryland and Ohio Wesleyan University. In 2007, he received The Lucie Award for Fine Art Photography. He has worked exclusively with the Leica for almost 50 years.

As Gibson explains, “I have been a photographer all my life….and have made photographs of many things and for many reasons. But one thing that becomes more and more apparent is that I am simply only as good as my next photograph. That’s the one that counts the most….For this reason, I find it a delight to face a new day, and to develop that new roll of film. It’s a great way to live.”


What: Ralph Gibson: Artist’s Lecture and Image Presentation

Followed by a reception, book sale and book-signing

Who: Presented by Richland College Photography

When: 7 p.m., Thurs., March 10

Where: Fannin Performance Hall, F102, Richland College, 12800 Abrams Rd., Dallas, TX 75243

FREE; open to the public

For images and more information on Ralph Gibson visit



Anne Lawrence, Publicity Manager, Division of Humanities, Fine and Performing Art, 214 677-6925 (number not for publication),

Wayne Loucas, Richland Photography Department, 972 238-6078,

Ryder Richards, Richland Gallery, 972 238-6339,

League of Innovation

bettyLeague for Innovation Student Art Competition
Mountainview College, Kiva Gallery and North Bridge
January 18 – February 18
Reception: Saturday, February 12, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

“League for Innovation” is an Annual Juried Student show held at Mountainview College in South Dallas. The exhibit includes 10 art pieces from each college in the DCCCD for a total of 70 art pieces. The juror, Lupita Murillo Tinnen from Collin County College’s Photography Department, will select award winners from the pool of art works. The exhibition will last from January 18- February 18th in the Kiva Gallery with an opening reception held on Saturday, February 5th from 6-8.

“League for Innovation” at Mountainview College is a precursor to a national exhibition where the award winners move forward to compete with national finalists from several school districts. A catalog is produced at the end of the exhibition featuring the works of the students included. The gallery coordinator for Mountainview College is David Kirkland: (214) 860-3649 or

This years winners:

League for Innovation finalists:

Francisco Alvarado

Seca y pesad

woodcut in 4 sections (Brookhaven College)

Lauren MacKnight

Pure Tone

Plaster, resin, monofilament line, wood shelf and platform, sound (Brookhaven College)

Katie Beegle

The Wedding Dress

cotton muslin, paper and feathers (Mountain View College)

Betty Levy

“3 Maidens”

oil on canvas (Richland College)

Randy Bennett

Old Man

archival inkjet print (North Lake College)

Honorable Mention:

Elisa Guardiola


collograph, linocut with mixed media (El Centro College)

Honorable Mention and Juror’s Purchase Award:

Yvonne Uwah


silver gelatin print (Eastfield College)

Richland’s League of Innovation Artists_ Spring 2011

Nicole Loehr
“I have heartburn and I’m bleeding on my insides”
acrylic on panel

Amanda McTigue
“The Herd”
pastel on paper

Karla Hernandez
acrylic on panel

Lorna Johnson
“Steering Wheel”

Marshall Kendall
Silkscreen over clay

Gene Chatting
oil paint and collage on panel (4’x4’)

Betty Levy (finalist!!)
“3 Maidens”
oil on canvas, (3×4)

Hassan, Rejin
“Life of Buddha in Gold”
Stoneware with gold paint

Hassan, Kajin
Stoneware with black stain

Balandrano, Emily (not pictured)
“The Letter E”

(Sorry for the poor image quality… there will be better images posted after the exhibit is installed.)

Ergonomics of Futility

As part of Richland College’s visiting artist program Ian F. Thomas will give a demonstrative workshop involving ‘image transfer on plaster.’
Thursday, Nov 18th, 2010 in Room F175 (ceramics area).

While in Dallas Ian and cohort Shreepad Joglekar will have a performance exhibition in Oak Cliff… see below:

ergonomics1-web“The Ergonomics of Futility”
An Installation/ Performance by Sheepad Joglekar and Ian F. Thomas.
Saturday, Nov 20th, 7-10 PM
Location: 411 N. Tyler, Oak Cliff area of Dallas, TX
(close to the MFA Gallery)

Sheepad and Ian’s work explores the inefficiencies found in complacency, inflation, futility and politics. The Ergonomics of Futility will utilize and demonstrate, through performance and installation, the inevitable, redundant conflicts between idealism and the real. It is expected to present complex critiques of socio-economic hierarchies that are entangled in everyday life. Employing diverse methods, this one-night-only happening will shine a light on issues that impact all of us.

BREAKDOWN: Ian and Shreepad will come to Dallas from Pennsylvania and Victoria, TX (respectively) on Wed the 17th. Ian will do a workshop at Richland College on Thursday the 18th for the Richaland College Clay Club. “Ergonomics and Futility” will be opening Saturday,  Nov 20th in Dallas.


07-thomas_ianIan F Thomas is formally trained with an MFA  in Ceramics from Texas Tech University and currently teaches for Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania. Shreepad Joglekar has an MFA in Photography from Texas Tech University and is an instructor for The Victoria College in Victoria, TX. Meeting in school they developed their original collaborations utilizing hybrid methodologies including sculpture,  drawing and performance to realize their ideas. In Dallas the duo will create a performance based installation focused on economic futility… mostly contradictions involving work and money. Of the diverse methods mentioned, the artist will most likely employ students, volunteers, or day laborers to create then destroy objects and money conflicting the time/cost paradigm. The event should include several local participants who will repeatedly perform futile actions related to commerce and manual labor.

_________ REVIEW of the show: Dallas Arts Revue _______________

_________ REVIEW of the Show: Ryder Richards _________________