University of North Texas

College of Visual Arts and Design

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  • CVAD Alum Carl Finch heads the two-time Grammy winning band, Brave Combo.

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  • The CVAD Art Education Doctoral Program is a nationally ranked program, #13 in North America

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  • One of every fifteen students at the University of North Texas is a CVAD major! 

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  • UNT is an institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design

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  • Art Education faculty members Chris Bain and Nadine Kalin served on the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Art Education, one of the most prestigious journals in the field.

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  • UNT‘s MFA program ranks in the upper 25% nationally according to US News and World Report

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  • CVAD‘s Communication Design students won nine of fifteen Best of Show prizes in this year‘s Dallas Society of Visual Communication 4th Annual National Student Show.

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  • As of Fall 2008, all new CVAD MFA students will receive $1000 scholarships.

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  • In Spring 2008, CVAD donors sponsored over $50,000 in scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students!

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  • The CVAD NAEA student chapter won the 2008 Student Organization Distinguished Service award from the University

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  • The Department of Art Education and Art History prepares more art teachers each year than any other university in Texas.

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  • CVAD‘s Ph.D. program in Art Education is among the top-rated programs in the U.S.

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  • Recent graduates of the art history program have pursued advanced degrees at University of Texas, Tufts University, University of Rochester, City College of New York, University of Arizona, Southern Methodist University, and Texas Christian University.

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  • CVAD art historians were the first UNT faculty chosen to participate in UNT‘s Next Generation course redesign. This program is considered to be a national model.

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  • The Department of Art Education and Art History faculty includes presidents of three national and international professional societies and the 2006 Art Educator of the Year.

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  • CVAD offers regular opportunities to study and travel in countries such as China, England, Ireland, Russia, and Scotland.

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  • CVAD‘s Texas Fashion Collection includes over 15,000 fabulous dresses by designers such as Balenciaga, Dior, de la Renta, and many others.

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  • CVAD Art Education alum Susan Gabbard is the former president of the National Art Education Association.

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  • CVAD alum, sculptor, Jesús Moroles, is on the Board of the Smithsonian Institute

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  • “I learned a lot about the creative process for producing a complete original work.”

    - Jezzalie Gill (Drawing 1)

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  • CVAD‘s Texas Fashion Collection includes over 15,000 fabulous dresses by designers such as Balenciaga, Dior, de la Renta, and many others.

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  • CVAD Art Education alum Susan Gabbard is the former president of the National Art Education Association.

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  • CVAD alum, sculptor, Jesús Moroles, is on the Board of the Smithsonian Institute

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  • Interior Design MFA student Greta Buehrle was named one of two IDEC Foundation Graduate Scholars for 2009.

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Opportunity | SiNiCa Glass Studios Offers Art Marketing Lecture With Milon Townsend

| Apr 10, 2014 - Apr 30, 2014 | Submitted by Admin

SiNaCa Studios is a public glass art studios that offers  classes, workshops and programs and hosts visiting artists and speakers. .    
They will be hosting  Milon Townsend later this month and are organizing a lecture on "Making and Marketing better art."  Milon is the author of many books on making and marketing art.

This is an open invitation to any artist and art students who plans on working in the art industry.  This lecture will focus on marketing art not specific to any one discipline of medium.

Milon is here for only a few days and this is a very unique opportunity.  The lecture is scheduled for Wednesday April 30th from 10:00 until 4:00 with a short lunch break.  The lecture will cost $50 to attend and will be located in Fort Worth just south of downtown. Attendees are welcome to bring lunch, and we will have lunch available for a small fee.  He will be demonstrating his skills as a glass artist at SiNaCa Studios in the evening after the lecture.

For more information on the lecture, feel free to respond to this email or call SiNaCa Studios at (817)899-0024.  Please also forward this invitation to anyone you think might benefit.

To regester for the lecture, visit:

For more information on SiNaCa Studios visit: and you are certainly welcome to visit SiNaCa Studios any time.

Opportunity | Dallas Jesuit Museum

| Apr 9, 2014 - Apr 23, 2014 | Submitted by Admin

Opportunity | Sam Rayburn House Museum

| Mar 19, 2014 - May 16, 2014 | Submitted by Admin

Sam Rayburn House Museum
Texas Historical Commission
Summer Internship 2014

Closing Date: May 16, 2014
Start Date: June 9, 2014 (negotiable)
POSITION TITLE:  Intern (1 opening) 
LOCATION: Sam Rayburn House Museum, 890 W. State Hwy 56, Bonham, Texas.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: Interns may work on one or more of the following projects: packing and storing artifacts; cataloging and researching the museum collection; taking digital photographs of artifacts; re-housing and cleaning artifacts; data entry of collections records; developing  events and programming at the site as well as developing themed guided tours and presentations; and organizing site resources.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Interest in museums, history, and/or education.  Strong writing, research and communications skills.  Strong organizational, multitasking and people skills.  Knowledge of American and Texas history.  Knowledge of standard office computer skills, including database software and word processing.  Ability to work independently and on detailed tasks.  Degree or expected degree in history, education, museum studies, humanities or a related field.  Demonstrated interest in museum programs, education and/or history. 

WORK SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday (negotiable)
PROJECT SUPERVISOR: Anne Ruppert, Curator, Sam Rayburn House Museum
TERM OF POSITION: Preferably June--August 2014 (negotiable)
WHO MAY APPLY: Applications will be accepted from currently enrolled college students who are in their second, third or fourth year of coursework as well as graduate students and recent Bachelor's and Master's degree graduates.
COMPENSATION: This is an unpaid position.
HOW TO APPLY:  Submit a cover letter and current resume including the names/contact information of three references by mail, email, or FAX to:
Sam Rayburn House Museum
Attn: Anne Ruppert
P.O. Box 308
Bonham, TX 75418
FAX: 903.640.0800
Email: Anne Ruppert,
To learn more about previous SRHM interns, visit:

Opportunity | Grant Opportunities from Fulbright Scholar Program

| Mar 14, 2014 - Aug 1, 2014 | Submitted by Admin


The Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant is offering exciting opportunities in Europe/Eurasia and Middle East/North Africa in the field of the Arts. Applications for the 2015-16 academic year are currently being accepted from all levels of faculty and professionals, including early career.

We are soliciting applications for a broad range of awards in your field, including but not limited to:

Austria #5141 Fulbright-Alpen-Adria University Klagenfurt Visiting Professor
Finland #5208 Fulbright-Aalto University Distinguished Chair
France #5220 French Studies (Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences)
Egypt #5423 Visual and Performing Arts

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and hold a Ph.D. or appropriate professional/terminal degree at the time of application. The application deadline is August 1, 2014. 

In addition, All Disciplines awards are available in all countries in Europe/Eurasia and Middle East/North Africa and can be a good option if no discipline-focused award matches your expertise.  Please visit the 2015-16 Catalog of Awards at to learn more about the opportunities available in this year's competition. For most awards, English is sufficient for teaching and foreign language proficiency is only needed to the extent required by the proposed research project, if applicable.

For eligibility factors, detailed application guidelines and review criteria, please follow the link You may also wish to register for one of our webinars or join our online community, My Fulbright, a resource center for applicants interested in the program.

Opportunity | "The Business of Art" workshop series at the MAC ion Dallas starts April 12. Register now!

| Mar 3, 2014 - Apr 30, 2014 | Submitted by Admin

DADA, Creative Arts Center and The MAC

Collaborate to Present a New Series of Workshops: The Business of Art

Beginning April 12, 2014


Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA), Creative Arts Center (CAC) and The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC) are pleased to announce a new collaboration called The Business of Art. The new workshop series will offer hands-on opportunities to explore being in the fine art business.

The first workshop will be Saturday, April 12, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at The MAC, 3120 McKinney Avenue, Dallas, TX.

The topic will be “Creating an Online Presence: Exploring Virtual Portfolios and Artist-Friendly Websites.” The facilitator will be Sharon Shero, an artist and teacher at Creative Arts Center. Tickets are available in advance for $25 online at or by calling 214.320.1275. The second workshop will be Saturday, September 13, 2014.


Saturday, April 26, 7 p.m.
Edith Baker Art Scholarship Award Ceremony

DADA will present three scholarships, with mentorships, internships and artists’ studio visits, to three visual art students from Dallas-area high schools. Art of the winners and the other finalists will be exhibited April 26-May 10 at Norwood Flynn, 3318 Shorecrest Dr.  The Kenneth R. Craighead Jr. and Steven L. Green Foundation for Arts and Education and Edith Baker Arts and Education Fund provide financial support for these scholarships. See for more information.

Saturday, April 26, 6-8 p.m.

Reception for Senior Juried Show of Booker T. Washington High School Visual Art Students

Norwood Flynn Gallery will host a reception for the Senior Juried Show, featuring senior visual art students from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. All of the proceeds benefit the student artists and DADA's Edith Baker Art Scholarship and Artist Career Development Fund. The gallery is located at 3318 Shorecrest Drive. The exhibition and reception are free. The exhibition dates are April 26-May 10. Call 214.351.3318 for more information on the exhibition or visit

Saturday, April 26, 2-8 p.m.

DADA Spring Gallery Walk in association with Deep Ellum Gallery Walk

Art lovers of every description will have the opportunity to socialize and tour a full spectrum of galleries and special exhibitions — all in one day. Though it’s called a walk, a car or bicycle is necessary! Start at any member location and pick up a map or go online at to print out a map. Hours at each gallery vary; please see individual listings. Call 214.914.1099 or e-mail For information on the Deep Ellum Gallery Walk, visit


Saturday, April 26, 1:30-5 p.m.

DADA Bike Swarm now featuring Art Cars

Cyclists of all age levels and abilities are invited to the Dallas Art Dealers Association, Bike Friendly Oak Cliff, Bike Friendly Cedars, Bike Friendly Deep Ellum and Bike Friendly Design District’s Bike Swarm as part of the DADA Spring Gallery Walk on Saturday, April 26, beginning at 1:30 p.m. at DADA member Oak Cliff Cultural Center, 223 W. Jefferson Boulevard. Art cars will be part of the festivities! The event is free and includes a self-guided tour of the art galleries located in the Design District.


Saturday, April 26, 2-8 p.m.

DADA Docents Program

High school students serve as exhibition hosts at select DADA galleries.


The Dallas Art Dealers Association is an affiliation of established independent gallery owners and nonprofit art organizations in the Dallas metropolitan area. DADA is dedicated to promoting the highest standards of ethical practice within the profession and to increasing public awareness of the role and responsibilities of reputable art dealers and nonprofit visual art spaces.


To celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2005, DADA created a scholarship honoring a respected member of the Dallas art community and one of its founding members, Edith Baker. Edith owned and directed The Edith Baker Gallery in Dallas for nearly 30 years before retiring in 2004. Every year, the Edith Baker Art Scholarship and Artist Career Development Fund, a 501(c)(3), financially benefits students pursuing the study of visual arts, along with giving those students a gallery internship, a mentor and an artist studio visit.

Creative Arts Center of Dallas (CAC) provides a nurturing environment for people to discover, develop and express their artistic visions. Located on a two-acre campus four miles east of downtown Dallas, CAC offers more than 500 classes and workshops per year in such disciplines as ceramics, clay sculpture, drawing, glass, jewelry, metal arts, mosaic, painting, photography, printmaking and stone carving. CAC also offers free arts programming to disadvantaged children. Not only a visual arts school, CAC is also a thriving arts community for a diverse range of students from teens to seniors. Visit CAC at 2360 Laughlin Drive in East Dallas or


Deep Ellum Community Association's mission is to promote, preserve and protect Deep Ellum as a diverse, urban, sustainable walking neighborhood built on a culture of organic, independent creativity.

For more information about DECA, please visit



The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC) is a nonprofit organization that stands as a Dallas advocate for creative freedom, offering the opportunity for experimentation and presentation of art in all disciplines. It supports the emerging and established artist’s role in society by providing a forum for critical dialogue with their audiences. This relationship is cultivated through education and innovative programming.

Opportunity | 20th Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibiton

| Feb 20, 2014 - May 31, 2014 | Submitted by Admin

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