2011 TASA Dallas/Fort Worth Conference (2011 TASA)

Venue: Tarrant County College Trintiy River Campus, downtown Fort Worth

Location: Fort Worth, Texas, United States

Event Date/Time: Sep 23, 2011 End Date/Time: Sep 24, 2011
Registration Date: Sep 23, 2011
Early Registration Date: Sep 09, 2011
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This year’s 2011 conference will be at the beautiful Trinity River Campus of the Tarrant County College District- the facilities include a cataloged corporate art collection, state of the art audio visual equipment, and contemporary architecture. This year’s conference theme: Fluid Dynamics - Navigating the Evolving Arts, aims to explore the evolving boundaries between art, education, and art related fields during these recent times of multitasking and conglomeration. During the conference, attendees will have access to the Ft Worth Cultural District. With six world class museums all in one setting: from ancient artifacts of the Far East, exhibitions about the American West, to Blue Chip Contemporary Art- the Fort Worth Cultural District museums are your window to the art and science of the world. The location of the conference and hotels is near the latest Ft Worth hot-spot, the So7 district. "The Shops at So7 are pedestrian friendly and home to a lively mix of shopping, dining and entertainment. From karaoke and burgers to French cuisine and wine bars, So7 offers something for everyone year round. Walk from your door and enjoy shopping, dining, entertainment and people-watching just minutes away.” We are pleased to announce that this year’s Paul Hannah Award recipient is Robbie Barber. Mr. Barber will be presenting “Southern Vernacular”, an outline of his career as an artist over the past twenty-three years. “My work has centered on my travels throughout rural America, and my fascination with the strong visual character of this country’s vernacular architecture. For me, vintage lapboard houses, mobile homes, tobacco barns and other agrarian-related structures have become regional icons and tell the stories of the people that have either built or inhabited them.... On a formal level, these structures possess a hidden beauty I am drawn to...they are abundant with complex relationships of color, texture, and shape. Much like the ash-can school of American painters from the early 20th century, I am interested in the depiction of unheralded everyday subject matter. Other influences on my work include literary science fiction, toy design, folk, and outsider art. I fuse these influences to create hybrid objects of fantasy.” Robbie Barber is Associate Professor of Art at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, where he teaches sculpture and three-dimensional design. Born in Williamston, North Carolina in 1964, he was raised on a farm near the Roanoke River in Martin County. He received his BFA degree from East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina and his MFA degree from the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. Professor Barber has gained notoriety as a sculptor working in a variety of media, and is the recipient of numerous awards. These include a North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship and a Southern Arts Federation/NEA Fellowship in sculpture. He has exhibited at Redbud Gallery in Houston, Texas, Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City, New York, the Roswell Museum and Art Center in Roswell, New Mexico, the Rocky Mount Art Center in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, and Grounds For Sculpture in Hamilton, New Jersey, to name a few. Along with the winner of TASA’s Paul Hannah award, we are honored to have three influential individuals who embody the notion of evolution in the arts and education. The lecture participants will be sharing their vision and experiences at the TCC Trinity campus Friday afternoon: Annette Lawrence is a visual artist who has been based in Texas since 1990. Her work is generally related to text and information, often in response to physical space and time. The work is grounded in autobiography, counting, and the measurement of everyday life. Lawrence's art is widely exhibited and held in museums, and private collections including The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Dallas Museum of Art, The Rachofsky Collection, ArtPace Center for Contemporary Art, Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, and American Airlines. In June 2009 she received a commission for a large-scale permanent installation titled Coin Toss at the Dallas Cowboys Stadium. Charissa N. Terranova is Assistant Professor of Aesthetic Studies at The University of Texas at Dallas. She lectures and teaches seminars on art, architectural history, theory, criticism, media, and new media theory. She is a scholarly writer and freelance curator and critic working both nationally and internationally. In January 2010, she stepped down from the position of Founding Director and Chief Curator of Centraltrak: The UT Dallas Artists Residency in order to complete her scholarly manuscript. Dr. Terranova is currently negotiating a publishing contract for her book-length manuscript on the automobile, conceptual art, and perception. William Campbell owner of William Campbell Contemporary Art, has consistaltly contributed to the constantly evolving world of contemporary art, now for over thirty years. Located just west of Fort Worth's Cultural District, William Campbell Contemporary Art maintains a strong exhibition program focusing on contemporary art from the Fort Worth region, as well as nationally and internationally recognized artists. The gallery exhibits artists in varied phases of their careers, with emphasis on independence of vision and mastery of technique. Friday evening enjoy contemporary art and a relaxing sculpture garden at a TASA reception hosted by Artspace 111. Since its inception in 1980, Artspace111 has evolved into a dynamic contemporary art gallery located on the outskirts of downtown Fort Worth. Artspace 111 continues its unique tradition of incorporating working studios into its exhibition space. Artspace 111 is dedicated to making contemporary art approachable to individuals of all ages. Saturday, this year’s conference workshops will be hosted by Tarrant County College Northwest Campus, home to TASA’s ex-president and avid supporter Eduardo Aguillar. From experimental 3d and 2d studio explorations, to an artist book signing, there will be something for everyone. The Student Exhibition and the annual TASA 1sq ft Exhibition receptions and awards ceremonies will be Saturday afternoon and evening. Awards sponsored by Asel’s Art supply and Marsha Milam Music-events and promotion. The jurors of the exhibitions are two of DFW’s finest artists: Heyd Fontenot is an artist and current CentralTrak resident. Heyd recently joined CentralTrak and has already received much critical attention for the exhibition he co-curated at CentralTrak, Gun & Knife Show. Heyd Fontenot's creative vision has found expression in many different artistic roles including designer, art director, producer, filmmaker and painter. Among his many clients are theater companies, retail businesses and media production companies. Billy Hassell's work has received acclaim throughout the United States. His paintings are included in the permanent collections of the Menil Collection and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Dallas Museum of Art, Hassell received his BFA at the University of Notre Dame in 1978 and continued at the University of Massachusetts, where he received his MFA in 1982. We are honored to have Van Romans- President of the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History as our scheduled keynote speaker Saturday evening. Romans received his BA at the University of California and a Master of Fine Arts at USC. After more than 25 years with the Walt Disney Company, including the creative design and development arm of the company, Walt Disney Imagineering, Romans was recruited to head the Museum of Science in History in February 2004. Through his leadership, the Museum is in a much more stable position than it has been in recent years, ending a series of annual operating deficits over the past several previous years. Creatively, Romans has invigorated numerous longstanding programs and public areas with an energy and vitality palpably noticeable to the Museum's guests and community. As an advocate for project-based learning, and renowned for having pioneered the concept of integrating the entertainment industry and the museum world through his establishment of the museum program for The Walt Disney Company, Romans has created galleries and cultural exhibitions around the world. As the company's Executive Director, Cultural Affairs, he founded the Disney gallery concept, negotiating with governments, cultural institutions, and private lenders from around the world and overseeing the company's exhibition development program for theme parks worldwide. Several notable projects during his tenure at Disney include his conception of the World Showcase pavilions at Epcot, Disneyland and Disneyland Tokyo. In creating Disney's International Art and Museum Program, he also established the company's collections management program and implemented museum standards for the care and control of the Walt Disney Imagineering art collection of over 100,000 works. Romans' work in the museum field extends beyond his work inside the Disney corporation. For more than 30 years, he was a professor of exhibit design and museum management at the college level. He has also served as a key advisor to numerous prestigious museums, both in the United States and abroad. Several of his noteworthy projects include work with the Gene Autry National Center for Western Culture in Los Angeles; National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in Fort Worth; the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield, Illinois; the D-Day Museum in New Orleans; the Los Angeles Children's Court Art Program; the National Museum of New Zealand; the Venezuela Museum of Anthropology; the Smithsonian; the Palace Museum in Beijing; and his service to the Art in Embassies for the U.S. State Department. He also directed the Public Arts Committee for the University of Southern California. He has been a featured speaker at numerous museum and industry conferences over the years, addressing topics related to the integration of the entertainment industry, education, and the museum world. He is a founding member of the Institute of American Indian Art and was an advisor to the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. http://www.panachemag.com/File/Van_Romans/ This year TASA will have 2 hotels ready to take your reservation: Towne Place Suites Downtown 805 East Belknap • Fort Worth, Texas 76102 1-817-332-6300 http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/dfwtd-towneplace-suites-fort-worth-downtown/ (5-10min from TCC campus, museums, and nightlife) 60 rooms available $129 per night = Sept 23rd/24th Complimentary high speed internet On site complimentary parking Complimentary breakfast Shuttle running Mon – Fri 7am to 8pm within a 5 mi radius = to all TASA Conference locations Residence Inn Fort Worth Cultural District 2500 Museum Way Fort Worth, Texas 76107 1-817-885-8250 http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/dfwrw-residence-inn-fort-worth-cultural-district/ (3-7 min away from TCC campus, museums, and nightlife) 20 rooms available $129 per night = Sept 23rd/24th Complimentary high speed internet On site complimentary parking Complimentary breakfast Shuttle running Mon – Fri 7am to 8pm within a 5 mi radius = to all TASA Conference locations (Rooms available Thursday Sept 22nd, but prices and availability at each location may vary)