Wednesday, September 16, 2015

High School Art Day Registration Now Open!

The theme is "Welcome Back to the Jungle". We are excite to be able to have the construction behind us. The faculty and students at Pittsburg State University Department of Art hope you will join us for High School Art Day! It is going to be bigger and better! 

Contact Tony Fuentez to Register.
10 students per school

You can look forward to...

• Please be reminded that there is a limit of 2 works per student.
• Works of art should not have been shown at the last PSU High School Art Day.
• Artwork must arrive as quickly as can be here to insure that works are properly
installed and available for the juror to review.
·      Artwork should have tags attached prior to arrival at PSU High School Art Day.

2D Competition Guidelines:
• Work can be drawing, painting, photography, or mixed media.
·      Individual award categories in painting, photography, digital art, commercially applied art and mixed media.
·      Overall award in 2-D
• Work should be no larger than 18” X 24”
• Matting is recommended but not required. No framed work please.
• Work must have been completed in the past two years, and produced by
students still enrolled in high school.

3D Competition Guidelines:
• Work can be jewelry, ceramics or sculpture.
·      Individual award categories in jewelry, ceramics, and sculpture
·      Overall award in 3-D
• Work should be no larger than 3’ in any one direction
• Work must have been completed in the past two years, and produced by
students still enrolled in high school

Students participating in competitions should plan on taking part in only one of the three competitions because they take place simultaneously, from 9:00-10:45.

Welcome Back to the Jungle
(This competition will take place in the Overman Student Center.)


The Jungle animal – Can be done PRIOR to High School Art Day. Main material used should be from magazines. Other materials maybe uses in collaboration with the magazines.

The Environment – MUST be done DURING High School Art Day. Cardboard will be provided. You may bring materials such as paper towels and toilet paper and the rolls.  Approach this construction of an environment remembering that paper towel and toilet paper rolls can be pleated, folded, scrunched, rolled, torn, crumpled, ruffled, woven, taped, tabbed, and slotted.  In addition, by placing the jungle animal in an unexpected environment a narrative is created. Push this narrative as far as you can! NO SPRAY PAINT!!!

Team Challenge award will be judged on the following criteria:
1.    Creativity
2.    Personality of the jungle animal
3.    How well the Jungle animal works with the paper towel and toilet paper environment
4.    Narrative of entire piece
5.    Use of materials

Students participating in competitions should plan on taking part in only one of the following because they take place simultaneously.


CHALLENGE: Create some Jungle Bling for you and your friends. 

            MATERIALS TO BRING: Whatever you want!

            MATERIALS PROVIDED BY PSU:  masking and duct tape


CHALLENGE:  to create a compelling self-portrait based on observation and imagination.
            MATERIALS TO BRING:  graphite pencils, eraser, and a small mirror
            MATERIAL PROVIDED BY PSU:  paper
**High School Faculty members will be welcome to participate by drawing their own self-portraits and are asked to bring their own materials.  Faculty will not be eligible for competitive awards.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Cory Peeke's Exhibit Now Open

Cory Peeke's exhibit, a higher education, is now open in the University Gallery.

Pittsburg State University Museum of Art inaugurates the 2015- 2016 exhibition season by presenting “a higher education”, a solo exhibition of the work by artist, Cory Peeke, in the University Gallery. The artworks will be on display from August 24 – November 5, 2015. Peeke will present an artist talk Thursday, September 3rd at 3:00pm with a reception to follow from 4:00 to 6:00pm.

Peeke’s art are a fluid assemblage of societies’ visual debris that that through the layer of tape and glue allow the viewer to have a new experience to a past reflection. Through the process of collage, these snippets of the past combine to become something both fresh and familiar. Peeke’s most recent works explore the duality that is the transient, disposable nature of culture, as well as the need to create tradition and cultural continuity through the lens of the book and higher education.

“I’m a collage maker for much the same reason I’m a curator – I love images. This affection has led me to collect remnant imagery; the largely ignored and seemingly inconsequential bits of ephemera that once had a purpose, still have a presence, but now idle in disuse. I combine, layer, juxtapose,glue, tape and re-contextualize these bits and pieces of detritus in order to reincarnate and recharge them.” - Cory Peeke, Artist 

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Upcoming Exhibits for Fall 2015

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Check out the upcoming exhibits and events for the Museum of Art in Fall 2015!

University Gallery:
Cory Peekea higher education
Exhibition: August 24 - November 5, 2015
Artist’s Talk: September 3, 3:00 - 4:00pm, Porter Hall
Reception: September 3, 4:00 - 6:00pm
Daniel HuntLucky Feet, Magic Holes
Exhibition: November 16, 2015 - February 6, 2016
Artist’s Talk: November 13, 3:00 - 4:00pm, Porter Hall
Reception: November 13, 4:00 - 6:00pm

Harry Krug Gallery:
Highlights from the Pittsburg State University Permanent CollectionExhibition: September 14, 2015 - January 8, 2016
Curator’s talk with Dr. Li-Lin Tseng: September 17, 3:00 - 4:00pm
Reception: September 17, 4:00 - 5:30pm

Art Connectors Community Gallery:
Radial Designs: Sacred CirclesExhibition: September 14 - October 22, 2015
Family Art DaySeptember 19, 2015, 1:00 - 4:00 pm, Porter Hall