Faculty Kudos – Oct/Nov/December 2015

Jackson Martin, assistant professor in Art (sculpture), was selected to attend a two-week residency at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont, December 5–18, 2015. During his stay, he made several small sculptures in a wide variety of media including fabric, bronze, glass, and clay.  This is the third time in five years that he has received a residency for the Vermont Studio Center. 

Virginia Derryberry, professor in Art (painting and drawing), was in several exhibitions, presented at a conference, and won two awards:
• A traveling exhibition of FABRIcation at Morehead State University, Claypool-Young Art Gallery, Morehead, KY.  Oct 14–Nov 24, 2015.
• Painting, Celo, in the juried biennial exhibition, From These Hills, at the William King Museum of Art in Abingdon, VA. October 16, 2015–February 14, 2016.
• Painting in Small Works group exhibition in Clayton Galleries, Tampa, FL, November 6, 2015–January 16, 2016. (Tondo painting, Plummet, in the slideshow above is at the gallery but not part of Small Works exhibition)
• Beginning November 17, 2015, 365 Artists 365 Days, online exhibition/blog.
• Presented a paper, "The 'Narrative' Tradition" at the Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC) in October 2015, as part of the panel discussion "'Southern'-Fried Contemporary Art: Investigating the Identity and Efficacy of Regional Styles."
• Award of Merit on Saturday, October 24, at the annual meeting of SECAC.
• The American Academy in Rome has invited her to their Visiting Artists and Scholars Program from March 14–April 4, 2016.

Drs. Leisa Rundquist, associate professor in Art History, and Louly Peacock, adjunct in Art History) were also at at the Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC) in October 2015.
• Leisa co-chaired the session New Notions of Community for Folk and Self-Taught Art as well as co-chairing and presenting a paper, "Visual Art and the Aesthetics of Cuteness," in the panel discussion, "The Power of Cuteness in the Art of Henry Darger."
• Louly co-chaired "All Tomorrow’s Parties: Social Scenes as Nexuses of Artistic Practices."

Carrie Tomberlin's photograph, Anniversary Of No Battle In Particular, was one of 37 pieces selected by juror Byron Wolfe for the Society of Photographic Educators Southeast Regional Juried Photographic Exhibition.  From October 2–November 8, 2015, the exhibition will be on display at the at the Clemson Center for Visual Arts Greenville space in the Clemson One building in Greenville, South Carolina, for the SPE Southeast Regional Conference.  From January 4–28, 2016, the exhibition will continue in Lee Hall Gallery, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina. (Carrie is gallery director and lecturer in photography.)

Tamie Beldue, associate professor in Art (drawing and lithography), has won the $1,000 Robert Brown award from the Brand 43 Works on Paper Annual National Juried Exhibition for her drawing, Fiction, which was on view at the Brand Library Art Galleries in Glendale, California, from September 26–October 30, 2015 (acceptance was noted in the September Kudos).

Tamie also had Mary Claire from Tangible Identities series accepted in the juried national exhibition, Ley Lines: Connecting Media, Imagery, and Concept Across Contemporary Drawing, October 1–October 29, 2015. The exhibition was in the new Hammond Gallery at Jacksonville State University was accompanied by a catalogue. In total, 266 entries from 88 artists working in 28 states and the District of Columbia, were accepted. (Read More)

Brent Skidmore, assistant professor in Art (sculpture) has art work in the exhibition Reflection: Silver Anniversary, a celebration of 25th anniversary of Blue Spiral 1, which opened in downtown Asheville on New Years Eve 1990.  The gallery celebrated its anniversary with a special, silver-themed invitational featuring works in a variety of media. The exhibition will be on view December 31, 2015–February 27, 2016.

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Virginia Derryberry, Celo. Oil on canvas with attached costume, 70 x 47 inches, 2015.

Tamie Beldue, Mary Claire, from Tangible Identies series. Graphite, watercolor, and encaustic, 13 x 13 inches, 2011.

Carrie Tomberlin, Anniversary Of No Battle In Particular. Photogravure, 2014.

Jackson Martin, Shroud #1. Earthenware, ink, poly-acrylic, 14x14x12, 2015.