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    2017 Educators Showcase: Hollis Hammonds

    Hollis Hammonds is a Kentucky born artist who has been living and working in Austin, Texas since 2007. Her work crosses media from drawing to sculptural installation and has been exhibited throughout the U.S. including solo exhibitions at Redux Contemporary Art Center in Charleston, SC; the Dishman Art Museum in Beaumont, TX; the Reed Gallery at the University of Cincinnati in OH; the Museum of Art at Southern Mississippi University in Hattiesburg, MS; the Hiestand Galleries at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio; Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX; and at Women and Their Work gallery in Austin, TX. She was an artist in residence at McColl Center for Art and Innovation and UNC Charlotte in spring 2016.

    She is the author of Drawing Structure: Conceptual and Observational Techniques, and has had her creative work published in New American Paintings, Manifest’s International Drawing Annual, Uppercase Magazine and 60 Americans.

    Hammonds has a BFA from Northern Kentucky University and an MFA from the University of Cincinnati. She is an Associate Professor of Art and Chair of the Department of Visual Studies at St. Edward’s University in Austin, TX.




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    2017 Educators Showcase: Ellen Mueller

     Ellen Mueller has exhibited nationally and internationally as an interdisciplinary artist exploring issues related

    to the environment, hyperactive news media and corporate management systems. She received her MFA in

    Studio Art from University of South Florida. Recent exhibitions include Americana at The Soap Factory in

    Minneapolis MN and Currents New Media Festival in Santa Fe NM. Selected artist residencies include

    Ox-Bow, Ucross Foundation, Nes Artist Residency (Iceland), VCCA, Signal Culture, Playa, Bunker Projects, 

    and Künstlerhaus Lukas (Germany, May 2017). Mueller has also published a foundational art textbook with

    Oxford University Press entitled Elements and Principles of 4D Art and Design.

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    2017 Educators Showcase: Amanda Horton

    Amanda (Mandy) Horton holds a BFA in Graphic Design from Oklahoma State University and an MFA in Design from The University of Central Oklahoma. Mandy teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in design technology, design studio and the history of graphic design.

    Mandy's specialty is design history and she has developed multiple courses for UCO on this subject, including an award-winning History of Graphic Design online course and is director of the new Design History minor at UCO.

    Her present interests include researching the history of information design as well as exploring new classroom technology. She is an active member of AIGA, has served on the local board in multiple capacities and as faculty advisor to the UCO student chapter. Additionally, Mandy is also the coordinator of the Graphic Design Internship program at UCO.








    2017 Educators Showcase: Joe Hedges

    Joe Hedges is an intermedia artist living and working in the inland northwest, United States.  Hedges paintings, digital prints, videos and internet art projects explore the links between science and art through the visual language of the experiment and the archive.  With a reverence for art history, and an enthusiastic interest in the effects of digital technologies on human experience, Hedges’ work melds vocabularies and media. In the summer of 2015 Hedges' digital images were included in a group show Momento/Memento at Reverse Space, a contemporary gallery in New York City.  Hedges recently had a solo exhibition at The Art Academy of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, OH and was selected for a new media exhibition at the CICA museum in Gimpo-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.

    As an educator Hedges has taught painting, foundations and digital imaging at Northern Kentucky University, Miami University Hamilton and currently works at Washington State University coordinating the painting program as Assistant Professor of Painting/Intermedia, looking at painting as a form of media technology and exploring ways painting can interface with other disciplines and media. In 2015 Hedges presented a paper about color theory and magenta at FATE conference, and contributed to an Integrative Education International Future Forward paper about The Three R's (Risk, Research & Rigor).  

     As a curator Hedges has works with experimental curatorial collective Near*By ( to stage ephemeral and interdisciplinary exhibitions that connect artists and pluralistic audiences.  

     Hedges holds a BFA with an emphasis in painting from Northern Kentucky University and an MFA from the University of Cincinnati’s DAAP– College of Design, Architecture, Art & Planning.





    March 2016 Educators Showcase: Alan Skees

    Alan Skees was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. He received his BFA from the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he studied traditional and alternative forms of printmaking, digital arts, design, and a little sculpture and ceramics thrown in just for fun. He received his MFA degree in 2007 from the University of Arizona. While there, he studied more alternative forms of printmaking, non-toxic printmaking, book arts, installation art, and other forms of digital image making. Currently he is an Assistant Professor of Digital Arts, New Media, and Printmaking at Christopher Newport University. He lives and makes art in Hampton, Virginia with his wife Kristin Skees, and they show their work nationally and internationally.

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    Neu Naturalis

    “Another glorious Sierra day in which one seems to be dissolved and absorbed and sent pulsing onward we know not where. Life seems neither long nor short, and we take no more heed to save time or make haste than do the trees and stars. This is true freedom, a good practical sort of immortality.”


    - John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra

    During the Summer of 2014 my wife, my 9 month old daughter, and my inlaws set out for a cross country road trip. We drove from Coastal Virginia out to Montana, through Yellowstone, though endless plains and farmland, through mountain ranges, through the Badlands of the Dakotas, and into the forests of Canada and back. Seeing the land change, twist, and contort as we traveled was incredible. The active volcanic terrain of Yellowstone and wild living rock formations changing before my eyes left me with a sense of awe of the forces of nature and time. Along the way we also explored museums displaying active dig sites and exotic mineral and fossil formations. It is all of those experiences that influences these digital works.

    In this series, I use bits of stone, minerals as well as fossils and shells we collected along our journey to compose the images. Micro lenses, motors, and video cameras were used to capture image data that was then filtered through slit scanning scripts in PROCESSING (a programming language). The scripts create these images with digitized textures and surface movement that are reminiscent of the shearing tectonic forces I saw in the rocks and land out in nature.

    Consider this series as my sublime digital meditation on the forces that created and continue to change our beautiful planet.

    Pink Geode

    Neu Naturalis - Nautilus - 3_3

    Neu Naturalis - Nautilus and Barnacles - 2_3

    Student Work:  Digital Collage - Place & Identity