Our distinguished faculty members are scholar-practitioners with years of industry experience and research acclaim. Nearly 90% of our professors hold PhDs or the highest degree in their discipline. They stay active in their fields and are passionate about bringing their expertise to the classroom. St. Edward’s University faculty members garner recognition near and far. Their latest art and photography exhibits from the 2010-2011 academic year include:
Donald Haughey, assistant professor of Art, had three watercolors dealing with the Texas missions accepted for the juried art show sponsored by the Austin Diocesan Fine Arts Committee for the fourth Sacred Art show at the Austin Pastoral Center. The show ran from Aug. 21, 2010, to Feb. 18, 2011. The three paintings are titled A Moment of Solitude, San Jose Mission, San Antonio; Peaceful Garden at San Jose Mission at San Antonio; and Nuestra Senora del Espiritu at Goliad.
Professor of Art Stan Irvin was awarded two separate awards in March 2011 for his ceramic artwork. At the University of Dallas Regional Juried Ceramic Competition (an eight state regional exhibition), two of Stan’s works were selected for the exhibition. Approximately 300 artists submitted work and 65 pieces were selected. Stan received an “Award of Merit” for one of his pieces in the show.
Irvin also received the Third Place Award for his work in The Best of Texas Clay, a juried exhibition sponsored by the Texas Pottery and Sculpture Guild of Ft. Worth.
In Fall 2010, Irvin was accepted into the 18th Annual Strictly Functional Pottery National held in Lancaster, Penn. The ceramic piece was a combination slab constructed and hand built teapot with layered ash and shino glazes. Only 109 works were selected from almost 1,000 entries from potters across the United States. The juror was noted potter, writer, and educator Bill van Gilder. The exhibition ran from Oct. 1 to Nov. 14, 2010, and is available for viewing online at strictlyfunctionalpottery.net/exhibit.html.
Bill Kennedy, associate professor of Photocommunications, has 19 of his football stadium photographs included in an exhibition, Hot Dogs, Football and Ouagadougou, at the PDNB Gallery, Dallas, that started on Sept. 4, 2010. Furthermore, Texas A&M University Press has requested a book proposal based on his football stadium photographs this summer. It is currently under consideration for publication.
He exhibited a large selection of his photographs on water, entitled Gallinas, at the Burris Hall Gallery at Highlands University in Las Vegas in November 2010.
This is the fourth of five blog entries that will highlight faculty accomplishments compiled for the May Board of Trustees meeting. The series will containfaculty members who have published books and book chapters, journal articles and poetry, papers, art and photography exhibits, awards and recognitions.