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UT Tyler Art Professor Recognized

January 24, 2014

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James Pace, professor of visual art at The University of Texas at Tyler, was recently recognized for his work, Dr. Martin Slann, College of Arts and Sciences dean, announced.

At the 33rd Annual National Print Exhibition at Artlink, Pace’s serigraph titled, “Hummingweed” earned the Jurors Purchased Award.  

The long-standing juried competition features nationwide artists and is sponsored by the Auer Center for the Arts and Culture in Fort Wayne, Indiana and the Fort Wayne Museum of Art.

As part of the recognition, the work will become part of the permanent collection of the museum. Mary Bookwalter, professor at Governors State University, served as juror and curator.

Pace also received the Award of Excellence for his work serigraph collage titled, “Turning Practice into Knowledge” at the 37th ART at the X National Exhibition, sponsored by Xavier University.

The all media show, which featured more than 70 artists from the United States and Canada, intended to reflect multicultural diversity with the theme “art that reflects multicultural expressions of faith and spirituality.”

Jurors were Jane Black, director of the Dayton Art Institute and Kristin Spangenberg, curator at the Cincinnati Art Museum. As a result of this exhibition, Pace was invited to participate in an ongoing show at the Dayton Art Center.

“These juried competitions are one way artists create connections with other artists, other communities, curators, directors and collectors. These types of exhibitions are beneficial to both artist, art centers and the communities they seek to serve,” Pace said.

A highly respected practicing artist serving UT Tyler since 1985, Pace currently is the master of fine arts coordinator within the UT Tyler Department of Art and Art History. He has participated in more than 250 group and solo art exhibitions and has received numerous accolades throughout his career.

He holds a bachelor of fine arts in printmaking and drawing from the University of Oklahoma and a master of fine arts in drawing and painting from Arizona State University.

The UT Tyler Department of Art and Art History offers programs of study to prepare students for a successful career as a professional artist or art educator. For more information, visit http://www.uttyler.edu/art/.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler features excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 80 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 7,500 high-ability students. UT Tyler offers courses at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine as well as a location in Houston.

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