Saturday, September 6, 2014

Online Registration and Payment

2014 TASA (Texas Association of Schools of Art) Conference
Dallas, Texas • October 23-25, 2014

To Register Click Link Below
Eventbrite - 2014 TASA Conference

• INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP $185 (+$55 late registration fee)
Includes one full conference fee and one individual membership for your school's designated institutional representative.
Open to all art professionals: faculty, administrators, artists, curators, collectors. Includes one year membership in TASA, full participation in the conference, including the One Foot Exhibition, panels, speakers, workshops and banquet.

• STUDENT MEMBERSHIP ($5) + FULL CONFERENCE (without banquet) ($25) - $30 total
(Saturday evening 10/25 banquet ticket may be added for an additional $25)
Open to all current art students, both undergraduate and graduate. Includes one year membership in TASA, participation in the conference, the One Foot Exhibition, all panels, speakers, and workshops.

This ticket gives a member or guest admission to the Saturday evening 10/25 banquet dinner and keynote presentation by acclaimed Texas artist and musician Terry Allen.

There are other à la carte options for attending individual events, click on the link to view.

Conference Itinerary and Brochure


2014 TASA Conference "Off Center"
October 23rd- 25th 2014
Itinerary (updated 08.25.14)
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TASA Conference Brochure

Conference Itinerary (Word .doc)

Thursday Oct 23: Omni Hotel
4:00-6:00 pm
Registration at the Omni Hotel downtown Dallas

6:00-8:00 pm (limited number of tickets available - not a part of general conference fee)
Scholarship Fundraiser meet and greet w/featured guest Trenton Doyle Hancock
Cash bar and Hors d'oeuvres
(Omni / West End Room)
Friday Oct 24: Omni Hotel and El Centro College
8:00 am
Breakfast on own at hotel restaurant or downtown Dallas

9:00-10:00 am
(Katy Trail Ballroom Foyer)
Registration and docent tour of Omni Hotel art collection

10:00-10:30 am
(Katy Trail Ballroom)
Welcome/Introduction by Peter Doroshenko, Executive Director Dallas Contemporary
Ariel Saldivar, Associate Director Goss-Michael Foundation, Dallas

10:30-11:30 am (Katy Trail Ballroom)
THECB Core Discussion hosted by Richard Lubben (South Texas College)

12:00-1:00 pm
(Katy Trail Ballroom) Lunch
1:00-1:30 pm (Katy Trail Ballroom) Paul Hanna Award Presentation by Margaret Meehan
1:30-2:30 pm (Katy Trail Ballroom) Media Panel "What's New on the Scene?"
w/Lee Escobedo - THRWD Magazine,
Gini Mascorro - KXT radio, Lauren Smart - Dallas Observer, Peter Simek - D Magazine, Ken Villalovos - A+C Magazine, moderated by artist Carlos Donjuan

2:00-5:30 pm (Dallas Arts District)
DIY Arts District Exploration via D-Link bus system. Free admission to Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center, and the Crow Collection with conference badges
6:00-7:30 pm
(El Centro College Performance Hall)
"Off Center" Panel Discussion
w/Diego Leclery (
2014 Whitney Biennial artist), Michael Mazurek (co-founder Dallas Biennial), Sabina Ott (Chicago artist/curator), Ryder Richards (Dallas-based artist/writer/curator/collective member), and Pedro Vélez (2014 Whitney Biennial artist), moderated by Randall Garrett (artist and gallery director at El Centro College)
7:30 pm
Dinner on own
Saturday Oct 25: El Centro College

8:00 am
Breakfast on own at hotel restaurant or downtown Dallas

9:30 am-12:00 pm (El Centro College)
Workshops and Open Call Presentations

- Printmaking studio workshop (A851), Paige Prater (El Centro College)
- Gunpowder media demo (Greenspace - Outdoors), Ryder Richards (Eastfield College)
- Photography studio workshop (C314), Vaughn Wascovich (Texas A&M Commerce)
- Fiber art workshop (C021), Chaitra Linehan (El Centro College)
- Digital animation demo (B269), Dwayne Carter (Richland College)
- The Logistics of Dual Credit, Articulations and Partnerships, and AAS/BFA (B260),
  Richard Lubben (South Texas College), Lee Whitmarsh (Texas A&M Commerce),
  Eddy Rawlinson (Cedar Valley College), Greg Morris (El Centro College)
- Open Presentations (B119) every 1/2 hour, sign-up sheet, first come first served

12:00-1:00 pm
(Student Center El Centro College)
Lunch and membership meeting

1:00-2:00 pm
(H. Paxton Moore Fine Art Gallery - El Centro College)
One Foot Exhibition awards and Student Scholarship Winners
Jurored by Heyd Fontenot, director of UT Dallas CentralTrak residency program

2:00-3:00 pm (H. Paxton Moore Fine Art Gallery - El Centro College)
Portfolio Reviews for selected students with
Heyd Fontenot, director of UT Dallas CentralTrak residency program

3:00-5:00 pm
(El Centro College)
Workshops and Open call faculty and student presentations continue

6:00-8:00 pm (Omni Hotel Greenville Avenue Ballroom)
Luxury banquet dinner with cash bar
Keynote speaker - renowned Texas artist and musician Terry Allen
TASA recognitions and awards
Sunday Oct 26: Omni Hotel

8:00 am
Breakfast on own at hotel restaurant or downtown Dallas
Check out and drive home safely!
2014 Conference co-chairs:
Omar Hernandez- El Centro College, Dallas
Eddy Rawlinson – Cedar Valley College, Lancaster
2014 Conference Committee members:
Carlos DonJuan- The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington
Randall Garrett- El Centro College, DallasScott Robinson – Tarrant County College Trinity Campus, Ft. Worth
Ryder Richards- Eastfield College, Mesquite
John Spriggins - Richland College, Dallas

Omni Hotel - Official TASA Conference Location

 555 S. Lamar • Dallas TX 75202
Official Conference Location
The Omni reservation link for our conference is ready: Reservation Link

40 rooms in block - make reservations early!
More rooms may be available after 40 filled - but may not be at lower rate- especially, if after reservation deadline (Sept 16th).

For details, please see the conference brochure from the previous post.

Friday, September 5, 2014

The early registration deadline has been extended to September 16th

The reservation deadline for the special room rate at the Omni is also Sept 16th.

Check out the flyer: save- print- and disperse!
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Thursday we have our exclusive scholarship fundraiser meet and greet event with Trenton Doyle Hancock. There will be prizes and more to develop scholarship accounts for Texas Art students. 
Art professionals and patrons, we have an excellent line up of speakers and presentations covering relevant topics and issues from academia to commercial concerns, press as a regional powerhouse and international art strategies for exhibiting and emboldening the arts scene. 

Faculty, we have an exclusive opportunity to participate in a survey that may be part of a petition/suggestion to the THECB regarding ARTS classes and the CORE.

The data and presentation will be part of the Friday line up at the conference.

Students, send in your digital portfolios to
$500 for undergrad, and $1,000 for undergrad the TASA scholarship winners, join TASA and go to the conference for $25! (keynote banquet additional)

Faculty and students: remember to submit your work for the TASA 1Sq foot exhibition.
Review the pages (Faculty // Students)  for registration and more details!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

TASA 2014 One Foot Student Exhibition

H. Paxton Moore Fine Art Gallery El Centro College 801 Main Street / Dallas TX 75202
H. Paxton Moore Fine Art Gallery, El Centro College

About the Show

Every year at the TASA Annual Conference, member student conference attendees are invited to participate in the TASA One Foot Student Exhibition. As the exhibition title indicates, submissions for this show must be limited to one square foot for 2D work or one cubic foot for 3D pieces.

Exhibition Juror

Heyd Fontenot - photo courtesy of U.T. Dallas

Heyd Fontenot, director of the UT Dallas CentralTrak artist residency will juror the exhibition. The show will be on view in the H. Paxton Moore Fine Art Gallery at El Centro College on Friday and Saturday, October 24-25. The reception will be on Saturday afternoon the 25th.

Portfolio / Scholarship Award
1 - $500 Undergraduate Student Award
1 - $1,000 Graduate Student Award

To be considered for the new TASA scholarship, student participants must sign up for the conference, and submit a digital portfolio along with their artwork for the show. Our juror, Heyd Fontenot, will choose the award winners from the portfolio submissions, and will grant portfolio reviews to a select group of applicants at the conference on Saturday October 25th.

To submit an electronic portfolio, include the following on a Windows compatible CD or DVD along with your artwork submission: 1) up to 6 .jpg images of your work (minimum 1500 pixel resolution); 2) a checklist with title/date, medium, and dimensions for each image submitted; 3) an artist statement; 4) an artist resume or bio. Acceptable formats for checklist / statement / resume are Word .doc or .pdf.
Label the CD or DVD with your name and contact info. Your scholarship application will not be returned. Please note: if you wish, you may enter the TASA One Foot Student Exhibition without submitting a portfolio scholarship application.

For complete information, download the exhibition entry form below.
Shipping Deadline
Postmark deadline for shipping work is Friday October 10th to ensure participation in the show. Alternatively, work may be hand delivered to the gallery by Friday October 17th at 3pm. Exhibitors must be registered for the TASA conference in order to enter the TASA One Foot Student Exhibition. You may choose to use your shippers tracking to follow the delivery. The gallery is not responsible for tracking shipped work.

Shipping Information

Randall Garrett, Gallery Director
El Centro College Art Dept.
801 Main Street / Dallas TX 75202

Download Entry Form Here
Please note: you MUST be a current TASA student member and participant in the conference to include work in this show. Please join BEFORE you ship the work. Go to for options on how to join and enroll in the conference.