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January 7, 2010

Media Contact: Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
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The University of Texas at Tyler
903.565.5769

UT Tyler Meadows Gallery to Present 25th International Exhibition

Photography from this year's exhibition

The University of Texas at Tyler Meadows Gallery will feature the 2010 International Exhibition beginning Monday, Jan. 11, Ray Sikes, Meadows Gallery coordinator, announced.

The exhibition will continue through Friday, March 5. The Meadows Gallery is located in the UT Tyler R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and by special appointment.

A reception will be 6 – 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21 at the gallery. Professional painter and printer Mark Williams serves as this year’s juror and will present a lecture about his selections for the exhibition during the reception.

The selected pieces represent styles of printing, painting, photography and mixed media. Chosen artists represent Texas, California, Arizona, North Carolina, and Arkansas, among other states.

“This will be the 25th year of this competition and we are celebrating this special event in conjunction with the opening of a new 30,000 square foot Fine Arts Complex for the spring semester,” Sikes said. “Internationally known artists, curators and scholars have served in previous years as jurors selecting works for the exhibition created by some of the best contemporary artists living today.”

Williams holds a master of fine arts degree in painting and sculpture from the University of North Texas. His work is widely exhibited in the United States, Germany, Sweden and Switzerland. Born in Pennsylvania, he currently lives and works in New York. In Texas, Williams is represented by the Barry Whistler Gallery in Dallas and Wade Wilson Art in Houston.

In 2007, he was the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation Artist-in-Residence. Other residencies and grants awarded include Pollock-Krasner Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Artists’ Space Artist’s Grant of New York, National Endowment for the Arts and an independent study program with the Whitney Museum of New York.

For more information, contact Sikes, 903.566.7237 or rsikes@uttyler.edu or call the Department of Art and Art History, 903.566.7250.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 90 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 6,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.

 

 
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