Thursday, October 7, 2010

Beauty in the Barren, The Morning Sun


http://www.morningsun.net/featured/x128149472/BEAUTY-IN-THE-BARREN

"Hopperesque" Exhibit Feb. 13-March 25, 2011



Congratulations. We have selected four of your images, a record for us, in the "Hopperesque" exhibit Feb. 13-March 25, 2011, at the Edward Hopper House Art Center in Nyack, N.Y.

Monday, September 13, 2010

11th Annual Will's Creek Survey Exhibition


I just received an email today with the results of the 11th Annual Will's Creek Survey Exhibition. I won a photography award, sponsored by Main Street Books, Mary and Kay Finan! Thank you!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Photography 2010 "Contrasting Landscapes"


All four of my pieces entered were accepted in to the 2010 Photography Annual Contrasting Landscapes Exhibit at San Joaquin Delta College's LH Horton Jr Gallery. The juror was Carol McCusker, Curator of Photography at the Museum of Photographic Arts (MoPA) in San Diego.

SICA's 7th Annual International Juried Show


My work was one of fifty photographs accepted out of more than 430 entered in to The Shore Institute of Contemporary Arts 7th Annual International Show. The juror for the exhibition was Mary Birmingham, who has been Director of Exhibitions at the Hunterdon Art Museum in Clinton, NJ. She began her career at the Whitney Museum, and for nine years was a member of the curatorial staff of the Montclair Art Museum.

The opening reception for the exhibition is Sunday, September 12, in long Branch, NJ.

Allegany Arts Council, Wills Creek Survey 2010


My piece "Little Giant" has been accepted in the 11th Annual Will's Creek National Survey. The juror for the 11th Annual Will's Creek Survey is Eric C. Shiner. Shiner is the Milton Fine Curator of Art at The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. I was one of thirty-three accepted, out of more than two hundred artists that applied to the exhibition. The opening is September 11, 2010, in Cumberland, Maryland.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

2nd Annual PINNACLE National Juried Art Competition


Thank you on behalf of the Foster-Tanner Fine Arts Gallery for entering the 2nd Annual PINNACLE National Juried Art Competition.

I am very pleased to inform you that the following work was accepted for installation in this year's PINNACLE:
Road Ends

You are also encouraged to attend the 2nd annual PINNACLE: National Juried Art Exhibition opening reception at 6pm on Wednesday, September 8, 2010. The awards announcement will be at 6:45 pm.

--
Aja Roache | Gallery Coordinator
Florida A&M University
1630 Pinder Street
Tallahassee, FL 32307
Foster Tanner Fine Arts Gallery
(850) 599-8755

Da Vinci Art Alliance 2010

July 21, 2010

Dear Vaughn

Thank you for submitting your artwork for the Da Vinci Art Alliance’s 2010 juried exhibition, Apocalypse Soon: 2012.

On Tuesday, July 21st, the judge for the exhibition, Elin Danien, Consulting Scholar, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, viewed over 70 artworks by 31 artists. Ms. Danien closely examined the artworks for aesthetic and thematic approaches. There were so many excellent artworks, that her decision was a very difficult one.

Congratulations! Your art has been accepted for the August Apocalypse Soon exhibition. Ms. Danien has selected the following pieces:

1. Road Ends

2. Ghost House

We hope that you will attend the opening reception and awards ceremony for the exhibition to be held on Sunday, August 8, 1-4 pm. There will also be a lecture at 1:00 pm by Brujo de la Mancha on Mexican Identity in the 21st Century, exploring the rich spirituality of Aztec dance, followed by a curator’s tour of the exhibition by Dr. Debra Miller.

Sincerely Yours,

David Foss
Director
Da Vinci Art Alliance

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Solo Exhibition: Pittsburg State University

Westmoreland Art Nationals, June 5-16, 2010


My work was selected for inclusion in the Westmoreland Art Nationals, a juried fine art and photography exhibition, held at Westmoreland County Community College, Youngwood, PA.

Paris Pinhole Photography Exhibition

I taught a May-mini this June and it was a blast! We had twelve days to make and build cameras, learn to shoot pinholes, explore aesthetic approaches to shooting, learn developing, scanning, Photoshop, printing, matting and framing. Yikes! But it all came together, and it came together for an exhibition at The Gallery on First St. in Paris, Texas. We had great attendance, the work looked terrific and the space is delightful! Oh, and we had plenty of good food!

2010 Provost Award, Research & Creative Activity


Thanks TAMUC! I'm one of nine to receive this year's Provost Award for Research and Creative Activity. (Really I think I got it for the wildest beard, but whatever.) Pictured along with me are Dr. Christine Evans, President Jones and Dr. Alan Headley. It's a terrific honor and and I'm really glad to be working where my efforts are acknowledged, but more importantly, among people that I consider good friends! Thanks!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

MPLS Photo Center: LANDSCAPES • UNFEIGNED OR ILLUSORY


Congratulations!

Road Ends

has been selected for the Mpls Photo Center's Landscape exhibition. With over 2,400 images submitted juror Todd Brandow did a fantastic job of selecting 71 images for the show.
http://www.mplsphotocenter.com/

Friday, March 26, 2010

I Love Paris in the Springtime... Paris Junior College: Solo Exhibition, Lecture, Guest Curator




On Tuesday, March 30th, I'll be lecturing about my work at Paris Junior College, in conjunction with my solo exhibition. The exhibition, "Academic Landscapes" opens Tuesday March 30th at 4:30 at the Paris Junior College Art Gallery. There will be an artist lecture at 5:30. The exhibition runs through April 23rd.
http://www.parisjc.edu/

Friday, March 5, 2010

Wednesday, March 17th, Lecture, “Indirect Objects: Captured Identities”

I conjunction with the exhibit, “Indirect Objects: Captured Identities” I'll be lecturing at Parkland College in Champaign Illinois, on March 17th.

“Indirect Objects: Captured Identities” includes four artists from around the country: Stafford Hiroshi Smith (Lewisburg, Penn.), Judith Sol-Dyess (Chicago), Liz Murphy Thomas (Springfield, Ill.), and Vaughn Wascovich (Commerce, Tex.). Inherent in their works is the process of documenting how we choose to identify ourselves through clothes, environment, and the architecture that we inhabit. These photographers seem linked both by an interest in using the camera to capture ‘constructed identities’ we attribute to our character and by being able to interpret social culture in a variety of environments.

Artists in this exhibit also take a contemporary approach to photography, working with issues in their own time frame to engage the world in which they live. Smith’s photos depict interpersonal relationships within a family; his latest work reveals an examination of American families and seeks to redefine the family portrait. Wascovich focuses on the physical landscape of higher education. The academic environment is a place for searching for knowledge unhampered by commercial responsibility and full of opportunity. His photographing of these locations without the students and faculty gives the viewer pause: The emptiness and captured light augment a subtle beauty and hopefulness.

http://www2.parkland.edu/gallery/2010/indirectobjects.html

2010 Texas National


Dear TEXAS NATIONAL 2010 Entrant:

Congratulations! Judy Pfaff has selected your art work(s) (LISTED ABOVE) to be in the TEXAS NATIONAL 2010 Exhibition, April 10 - May 23, 2010, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 East Main Street, Nacogdoches, TX. Over 1700 works of art by 600 artists from 40 states entered the competition.

I've very excited to have my work selected for the second year in a row at this prestigious exhibition, but more exciting for me is that for the second year in a row, more work has come from TAMUC than any other university in the country! This year four of us will be representing TAMUC at the Texas National.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Visual Arts Society of Texas 42nd Annual National Visual Arts Exhibition


End of Louisiana One has been chosen by Melissa Miller, exhibition juror, to
be included in the Visual Arts Society of Texas 42nd Annual National Visual
Arts Exhibition. This year we had 227 artists with 631 entries competing in
the national show. Mine was one of the 65 accepted works.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

ANJPPE 2010


One of my new pinhole images was just accepted into the Artspace National Juried Printmaking and Photography Exhibition 2010. The juror was Richard Waller, Executive Director, University of Richmond Museums (which includes the Harnett Museum and the Joel and Lela Harnett Print Study Center.)The show opens March 26, and closes April 18.

http://www.artspacegallery.org/

Monday, February 22, 2010

Rome Art Coterie National Juried Art Exhibition

Congratulations! Your work entitled “Little Giant” has been accepted for exhibition in the Rome Art Coterie’s National Juried Art Exhibition. We are very pleased with the quality of works that have been submitted and are confident of having a successful show.

Friday, February 19, 2010

dis.place.ment @ The Urban Institute for Contemporary Art


Congratulations! You have been chosen by The Urban Institute for Contemporary Art’s (UICA) Visual Arts Committee to be in the dis.place.ment exhibition from April 2 – July 31, 2010.

This was a very competitive call for proposals since only 34 artists were selected out of over 250 proposals that came in from all over the world.

The title of your selected artwork is: "Little Giant”

dis.place.ment opens on April 2, 2010. We hope that you can join us for the opening reception.

http://www.uica.org/

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

SHSU Lecture, "Finding Meaning in Landscape Photography"


On Thursday, February 18th, I'll be lecturing at Sam Houston State University. I think it's an interesting topic, "Finding Meaning in Landscape Photography." I've thought about it quite a bit, and in fact ask my students this same question, though I pose it differently; "What is the value of art for the artist?"

The photo posted here is one of Robert Adams. Both his writing and his photographs has a tremendous influence on my work.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Renaissance 2010, London.



I am delighted to inform you that the Renaissance judges Michael Hoppen, Eamonn McCabe, Charlie Waite and Brigitte Lardinois have selected one of your images from over 3,700 entries for the Renaissance exhibition as one of the 4 shortlisted images for the "Landscape" category:

"End of Louisiana One"

The exhibition will be held in the Gallery of the Hospital Private Members Club, 24 Endell Street, London on 20 - 21 April 2010 and will be open to the public from 4pm - 10pm on Tuesday 20 April and 10am - 4pm on Wednesday 21 April.

As you are one of the highly commended photographers shortlisted for a category prize we are delighted to offer you a complimentary double ticket to the celebrity private view at 6.30pm - 9.30pm on Wednesday 21 April. The prize winners will be announced on the evening. You will also receive a copy of the hard-back Renaissance book produced by our sponsor Photobox.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Chowan University 3.1-4.1.2010



Two of my pieces, "Little Giant" and "Ghost House" were accepted into the Chowan University National Juried Exhibition 2010. The Visual Art Department chose 34 works into the exhibition. The opening reception is Thursday, March 4th, from 5-7.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Roseville Arts’ 33rd Annual Open Show


Shelly Willis, Art in Public Spaces Program Director for the city and county of Sacramento, has selected 62 works of art from 655 submitted, from artists from artists from across the country and abroad for Roseville Arts 33rd Annual Open Show. "Little Giant" was one of them. The opening reception is on Saturday, February 20, 6:30-9:00 p.m., at the Blue Line Gallery, 405 Vernon Street, Suite 100 Roseville, CA 95678.

http://www.rosevillearts.org/

Sunday, January 24, 2010

SHSU "Death and Taxidermy"




I was recently invited to participate in the Exhibition "Death and Taxidermy" at Sam Houston State University, in Huntsville, Texas. Five of my images from the Tar Creek Series will be in the show, which runs February 22nd through March 25th. The opening reception is Thursday February 25th, 5-7.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

“Obscura: Click the Light Fantastic" JURORS CHOICE AWARD!




Three of my new pinhole images were accepted in the juried exhibition, "Obscura: Click the Light Fantastic." The show focuses on alternative cameras and printing. It runs from 1.30.10-3.5.10 at The Soundry, Vienna, Virginia. "Ghost House" won Jurors Choice Award!
http://www.soundry.net/

Monday, January 11, 2010

“Indirect Objects: Captured Identities”




“Indirect Objects: Captured Identities” includes four artists from around the country: Stafford Hiroshi Smith (Lewisburg, Penn.), Judith Sol-Dyess (Chicago), Liz Murphy Thomas (Springfield, Ill.), and Vaughn Wascovich (Commerce, Tex.). Inherent in their works is the process of documenting how we choose to identify ourselves through clothes, environment, and the architecture that we inhabit. These photographers seem linked both by an interest in using the camera to capture ‘constructed identities’ we attribute to our character and by being able to interpret social culture in a variety of environments.

Artists in this exhibit also take a contemporary approach to photography, working with issues in their own time frame to engage the world in which they live... Wascovich focuses on the physical landscape of higher education. The academic environment is a place for searching for knowledge unhampered by commercial responsibility and full of opportunity. His photographing of these locations without the students and faculty gives the viewer pause: The emptiness and captured light augment a subtle beauty and hopefulness...

“Indirect Objects: Captured Identities” will be on display from Monday, November 30 through Saturday, February 6 at the Parkland Art Gallery, Champaign, IL.

Krappy Kamera XII International Juried Exhibition. THIRD PRIZE!



Great news for the new year! I got a call this weekend from Sandy at Soho Photo in NYC. My image, "Cotton Wagon, Fairlie, Texas" won third prize in the Krappy Kamera XII International Juried Exhibition! http://www.sohophoto.com/index.html
Funny name for a kontest, but it's a great and well-regarded exhibition that I've been wanting to participate in for years. Finally this year I felt that I had something worthwhile to enter, and apparently they did too! The juror was Daile Kaplan of Swann Galleries.

http://sohophoto.com/kk12_winners_gallery/content/Vaughn_Wascovich_Cotton_Wagon_large.html