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Fibers graduate student Abby Sherrill was awarded the Penland Scholarship and the SDA Outstanding Graduate Student Award

The College of Visual Arts and Design (CVAD) at the University of North Texas (UNT) assumes a critical role in building our region into a world-renowned center for culture and education. CVAD fosters creative futures for its diverse student population and the area through rigorous arts-based education, arts- and client-based studio practice, scholarship and research.

On view in the CVAD Galleries

Weekly rotating exhibitions
Weekly rotating exhibitions
Art+Autism, through Jul 23
56th Annual Voertman Student Art Competition
Cora Stafford Gallery
Lightwell Gallery
UNT ArtSpace Dallas
UNT Art Gallery

Upcoming Events

04
May
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Eagle Exhibit Hall, EESAT
07
May
6:00 pm
UNT Union Large Ballroom - 1155 Union Circle, Denton, TX 76203

Opportunities

Learn about scholarships, grants, gallery shows, calls for papers, and other opportunities to get engaged.

Announcements

For the latest accomplishments, events, and news in the CVAD community, see our announcements.

Newsletter

For in depth information on CVAD students, alumni, faculty & activities, see to Stories from the Avant-Garde.

Student accomplishments

Julie Libersat "CADD FUNd: Winner Takes All" award

Julie Libersat, winner of the Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas 2014 “CADD FUNd: Winner Takes All” event. Julie presented ROAM, a proposal for a mobile phone interactive urban exploration game. Players use the mobile app to get lost in the city and then document their journey as a form of narrative mapping using photo, video, audio and written capture. The project will be a creative tool that uses disorientation as a part of the artistic process prompting aesthetic engagement and challenging ideas of spatial cognition and orientation. Libersat’s work depicts space as a way of knowing and embodying the city though pedagogical notions of play.

Studio Art
New Media Art

Julie Libersat, winner of the Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas 2014 “CADD FUNd: Winner Takes All” event. Julie presented ROAM, a proposal for a mobile phone interactive urban exploration game. Players use the mobile app to get lost in the city and then document their journey as a form of narrative mapping using photo, video, audio and written capture. The project will be a creative tool that uses disorientation as a part of the artistic process prompting aesthetic engagement and challenging ideas of spatial cognition and orientation. Libersat’s work depicts space as a way of knowing and embodying the city though pedagogical notions of play.

Alumni accomplishments

Shana Thompson

Congratulations to Art History MA (2014) alumna Shana Thompson on the publication of her paper “Land, Water, Woman: Place, Identity and Coudrette’sMélusine in Late Medieval Poitou” in Newberry Essays in Medieval and Early Modern Studies. The publication was based upon her MA Research Project with Dr. Mickey Abel.

Art Education and Art History
Art History

Congratulations to Art History MA (2014) alumna Shana Thompson on the publication of her paper “Land, Water, Woman: Place, Identity and Coudrette’sMélusine in Late Medieval Poitou” in Newberry Essays in Medieval and Early Modern Studies. The publication was based upon her MA Research Project with Dr. Mickey Abel.