Art Events and Exhibition Submissions

Department of Art and Art History

Spring 2020 Events

The Department of Art & Art History at the University of Texas at Tyler is pleased to share our spring 2020 online events.  Student exhibitions and senior presentations are the capstones of our programs, and each student spends many semesters preparing for their respective exhibition or presentation. 

While we are incredibly heavy hearted about the current events and the inability to celebrate our student achievements face to face at this point in time, we recognize the importance of this decision.  We are incredibly proud of the students featured in our spring events.  They have remained steadfast in their commitment to creating, and they have approached the unfolding events this spring with the highest caliber of professionalism.  We are deeply grateful for the respect and gratitude they have continued to express throughout the twists and turns of the semester. Links to new exhibitions and presentations will be added throughout April 2020. 

MFA Exhibition: Jessica Sanders

'Attach | Manipulate | Respond'

MFA Exhibition: John Miranda 

'Pan Dulce in the Sauce'

MFA Exhibition: Laminda Miller 


MFA Exhibition: Nora Schreiber

'All It Can Be Is What It Was Named'

BFA Exhibition: Ellie Alvidrez, Katherine Emmel, Willow Lanchester, Maggie Pierce, Payton Poole, Grace Richardson, Justin Witherspoon, and Teresa Young


BA Thesis Presentation: Audrey Scott

2020 Professional Practices Symposium (February 20-21, 2020)

The Department of Art & Art History at the University of Texas at Tyler is organizing a Professional Practices Symposium for our undergraduate and graduate art majors this February 20-21, 2020. The symposium programming will include panel presentations and breakout sessions related to art and art history career options and professional preparation. Invited presenters will include: studio artists, art historians, museum and gallery professionals, art educators, and others from the field. 

We encourage your participation; this is an amazing opportunity that will provide valuable knowledge related to career preparedness and a life in the arts!  The symposium is free and open to all UT Tyler art majors, UT Tyler art alumni, and art students and faculty from the east Texas region. Please contact Mrs. Gail Andrews to RSVP for session registration.

2020 Professional Practices Symposium (Schedule-at-a-Glance)

2020 Summer Art Camp (Lets Clay! June 8-12, 2020)

Let’s Clay! Discover the world of clay where you can create art from the ground up. Add some glaze and see your piece come to colorful life! Each camper will learn essential ceramic techniques to create their own works of art out of clay, from start to finish! 

Campers will explore the basic techniques and skills of the ceramic arts through a series of art projects, art history lessons, and exploration activities that introduce the vocabulary of art, ceramic materials, and methods of construction. Campers will look for inspiration in nature and create multiple ceramic art pieces based on their inspiration. The camp will culminate in an exhibition of the ceramic works created throughout the week.

Campers must be 11-14 years old. No experience with art making is necessary. All activities will take place on the UT Tyler campus. Lunch cost is included in the registration, and will be at The Met in the University Center; daily snacks will also be provided. All art materials will be provided.

Camp Dates: June 8-12, 2020, 8 am - 4 pm

Please see the links below for more information and camp registration. 

 2020 Art Camp Registration

2020 Art Educator Printmaking Workshop (postponed to summer 2021)

The Department of Art & Art History is please to announce the 2020 Art Educator Printmaking Workshop, scheduled for June 17 - 20, 2020.  The event is open to all K-12 and college art teachers, and will feature guest artist D.L. Simmons, Assistant Professor of Drawing and Printmaking at UT Tyler.  The workshop will include: an artist talk by D.L. Simmons, demonstrations of several printmaking processes, critiques with the guest artist, and an exhibition of artwork created by the workshop participants. The workshop will take place in the studio art facilities at the University of Texas at Tyler main campus, located in Tyler, Texas.   

Further information about the retreat and workshop, as well as registration information and forms, can be found here: 

UT Tyler 2020 Art Educator Printmaking Workshop - Flyer

UT Tyler 2020 Art Educator Printmaking Workshop - Registration Form

Registration deadline: April 1, 2020

Exhibition Submissions & Call for Entries

35th Annual International Exhibition Prospectus (Open through 11/15/19)

The Annual International Exhibition is a juried visual art competition organized by the Department of Art and Art History at The University of Texas at Tyler. Internationally known artists, curators and scholars have served as jurors selecting works for exhibition created by some of the best contemporary artists working today. The department purchases three to six works from the exhibition each year; purchased works are added to our permanent collection. The permanent collection serves as an educational teaching resource; much of the permanent collection is exhibited throughout the UT Tyler main campus.