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Rio Brazos

The Rio Brazos Art Exhibition

24th Annual Rio Brazos Art Exhibition

The Tarleton State University Department of Fine Arts is thrilled to announce the 24th annual Rio Brazos Juried Art Exhibition. This year’s exhibition will be juried by artist Nancy Lamb. Open to all variety of media, this exhibition aims to curate a selection of exemplary contemporary work from artists around the country. All proceeds from the exhibition will go to scholarships for the Art and Digital Media Studies program at Tarleton State University.

The exhibition will open on April 9, 2022 at the Dora Lee Langdon Cultural & Educational Center in Granbury, Texas and runs every weekend through May 1. The exhibition is sponsored by Tarleton State University, the City of Granbury and numerous local and regional businesses. Over $3,000 in artist awards are anticipated. 

Hand Delivery Drop Off date – Saturday April 2nd at the Langdon Center in Granbury, TX – 11am to 2pm Shipping Deadline date - April 1st Exhibition On Display– April 9th – May 1st, 2022 Awards Reception – Sunday May 1st, Time TBA We will email out an invite soon. Artist's who attend may pick up the work after the reception. Artwork shipped back to artist - May 2nd to May 8th
Any questions, please contact Chris Ireland, Rio Brazos Exhibition coordinator, ireland@tarleton.edu 

The juror will select up to 50 images for the exhibition. Of those works selected, they will be eligible for the following awards:

 The David and Claudia Southern Award for Best in Show = $1000
Up to 2 Juror’s Selection Awards of $500 = $300
Up to 5 Honorable Mention awards of $100 each

Nancy Lamb was formally trained at Texas Christian University and the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, where she taught ceramics from 1970 to 2004. She has exhibited at the Dallas Museum of Art; Tuchfabrik, Trier, Germany; McClaren/Markowitz Gallery, Boulder, Colo.; Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, California; Arlington Museum, Arlington, Tex.; Kimball Art Museum, Ft. Worth, Texas; Kidder Smith Gallery, Boston, Mass.; Gallery Nuvo, Ft. Worth, Texas and the Galveston Art Center, Galveston, Tex., among other places. Her work has been featured in Harper's Magazine, Texas Monthly, and New American Painting . Notable works include designs for two 200-foot terrazzo floors at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, murals for the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, and her slice-of-life oil paintings "Social Spaces". She resides in Fort Worth , Texas , where she is associated with and represented by Artspace 111.

You may enter through our Call for Entry (CAFÉ) page.  The entry fee for this year’s exhibition is $40 for 3 images. You may submit additional pieces for 5 dollars each. The exhibition is open to all artists 18 years of age or older. Artists of all mediums and genres are encouraged to apply, although we require that the work has been made in the last 3 years and has not been featured at previous Rio Brazos exhibitions. 

The Dora Lee Langdon Cultural and Educational Center is nestled one block off Granbury’s historic square in the Brazos River Valley and serves as a focal point for the fine arts in the Lake Granbury area. The Langdon Center serves as the cultural and educational hub of the downtown area in cooperation with the City of Granbury and Tarleton State University.

Part of the A&M System since 1917, Tarleton State University offers affordable undergraduate and graduate degrees from locations in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian and online. The main campus of Tarleton is located 31 miles southwest of Granbury in Stephenville. Founded in 1899 as a private, liberal arts college, Tarleton is now one of the state’s fastest growing institutions with an enrollment exceeding 15,000 and serves as the educational and cultural flagship of the Cross Timbers region.

You may enter through our Call for Entry (CAFÉ) page. The entry fee for this year’s exhibition is $40 for 3 images. You may submit additional pieces for 5 dollars each. 

The exhibition is open to all artists 18 years of age or older. Artists of all mediums and genres are encouraged to apply, although we require that the work has been made in the last 3 years and has not been featured at previous Rio Brazos exhibitions. 

Programs and Opportunities

Tarleton Art Society in front of the Guggenheim

Tarleton Art Society

Tarleton Art Society is a student-run organization that brings together like-minded individuals from various artistic disciplines to promote artistic knowledge. Each year there is a wide range of activities hosted by this organization, including fundraisers, mural painting, field trips, New York City visits, and workshops. For more information, contact Tim Harding, Faculty Advisor.

Tarleton Film Festival

Annual Film and Moving Image Festival

The Fine Arts/Digital Media Studies and Communication Studies Departments of Tarleton State University are proud to present a competitive student media festival, the 15th Annual Tarleton Student Film and Moving Media Festival, screening virtually starting on November 13 and running through November 15. Check out the work here.

 

Digital Motion Capture Lab

Digital Motion Capture Lab

The Digital Media Studies program includes a state-of-the-art Vicon Motion Capture System, as well as professional video and digital imaging studio equipment. Our facilities also feature 2D and 3D printers and scanners and other digital fabrication devices.

Visiting Artist Lectures and Workshops

Visiting Artist Lectures and Workshops

Every semester the Department of Fine Arts holds a number of visiting artist lectures and workshops featuring artists from the Dallas/Fort Worth area as well as nationally; here, artists visit and lecture about their experiences and work. Recent workshops included 19th-century process photography as well as advanced sculpture casting. Lectures are free and open to the public.

Student Work

Tarleton Game Club

The Tarleton Game club is a student-run art club at Tarleton that meets weekly, usually in FA room 162. Tarleton Game Club is a club that promotes game design, games, game development and more for Tarleton students and staff. Each year the club hosts tournaments, LAN parties, designs their own games, and enters game design competitions. See the Tarleton Game Club Facebook page and the Steam page for more info.