Art Gallery

The STC Art Department Gallery is committed to serving the students of South Texas College as well as the general public. Located at our Pecan Campus in McAllen, Texas, we exhibit fine art that reflects the local population, as well as other cultures and geographic locations.

Our mission is to offer new perspectives that will improve the overall quality of life of our community through artistic enlightenment. Throughout the year, the gallery showcases international and regional art, and provides opportunities to connect with the artists themselves.

Featured Exhibits

2024 STC Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition

2024 STC Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition

Calling all STC Visual and Graphic Arts students and Official Art Department Student Organization members to participate in this juried exhibition. Each student may submit a total of three pieces. Contact your (current or previous) Art Professor for more information on the submission guidelines.

Dates: March 25, 2024 - April 10, 2024
Reception: -
Location: Pecan Campus, Building B-103

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2024 STC Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition

Calling all STC Visual and Graphic Arts students and Official Art Department Student Organization members to participate in this juried exhibition. Each student may submit a total of three pieces. Contact your (current or previous) Art Professor for more information on the submission guidelines.

Dates: March 25, 2024 - April 10, 2024
Reception: -
Location: Pecan Campus, Building B-103

M.C. Farris: Between The Lines, Darkness Chases The Light

M.C. Farris: Between The Lines, Darkness Chases The Light

M.C. Farris, a mixed media artist, is deeply committed to provoking shifts in people's perspectives. Through his art, he delves into a wide array of topics including self-exploration, relationships, gender norms, sexuality, politics, the fleeting nature of attention, memories, and the passage of time. The overarching aim of Farris's artistic endeavors is to challenge viewers, stimulating their thoughts and concepts to engage their cognitive faculties actively. Utilizing mixed media techniques on various surfaces such as paper, canvas, and wood, Farris endeavors to encourage individuals to confront their beliefs and reconsider commonplace occurrences from fresh vantage points.

Dates: March 18, 2024 - April 12, 2024
Reception: April 11, 2024 at 1:00 p.m.
Location: Pecan Campus, Building B-103

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M.C. Farris: Between The Lines, Darkness Chases The Light

Artist Statement: 

My art, whether I intend it to or not, is an editorial reflection of contemporary society. Sometimes it is silly and meant to amuse, while often is highly critical of the complex world we live in.

 Our attitudes about sex and gender, politics and media, and disruptive innovation upon everything we know, are recorded in my work so they are not lost to short attention spans, fading memory, or the washing of time. 

My original intent was to create diverse and divergent works that would aggressively challenge others to confront their beliefs through my work. Once the works are finished, they tend to turn on me and challenge my perceptions instead. Too often I find myself in the same dilemma as Mary Shelley: “I can’t live with Frankenstein and I can’t live without him. “

Dates: March 18, 2024 - April 12, 2024
Reception: April 11, 2024 at 1:00 p.m.
Location: Pecan Campus, Building B-103

Exhibits

Dörte Weber: Circular Distortion Dörte Weber: Circular Distortion
Dörte Weber, known for her innovative use of diverse, modern, and everyday materials, transforms the often-overlooked into art that demands attention. Her pieces, rooted in traditional weaving patterns, provide texture to conventionally flat surfaces, offering a sense of familiarity and connection to our history.

Dörte Weber: Circular Distortion

Circular Distortion

Our lives and the environment are both impacted by Circular Distortion, so I would like to bring it to our attention from both perspectives. Circular distortion as a metaphor for life symbolizes the ever-changing and unpredictable nature of our existence. Life is often characterized by cycles, where we find ourselves revisiting similar situations, challenges, or emotions, but each time with a slightly different perspective or outcome. This circular distortion reflects how we learn, grow, and adapt over time, gaining new insights and wisdom with each revolution. It reminds us that life's path is not linear; it spirals, presenting us with both highs and lows, challenges and opportunities, but ultimately forming a unique and complex tapestry of experiences. Just as in optical distortion, where the center remains a focal point, our core values and purpose serve as a constant amid the twists and turns, guiding us through life's cyclical journey.

In the context of environmental challenges, circular distortion demonstrates the interconnectedness and cyclical nature of ecological challenges. Environmental problems often manifest as a result of feedback loops and interconnected systems. Actions or disruptions in one part of the ecosystem can have far-reaching consequences that reverberate through the entire environmental cycle. Circular distortion underscores the idea that environmental issues tend to circle back and compound over time, making it increasingly difficult to break free from the cycle of degradation. However, it also suggests the possibility of positive change, where conscious efforts to disrupt these harmful cycles can lead to restorative and regenerative practices that work in harmony with the environment, ultimately straightening the path toward a more sustainable and balanced world.

 Dörte Weber Bio

 Dörte Weber Website

 
Dörte Weber Workshop

Dates: February 5, 2024 - March 1, 2024
Reception: February 6, 2024 at 1:00 p.m.
Location: Pecan Campus, Building B-103

Carlos Limas Intangible Carlos Limas Intangible
Intangible: A Photography Exhibit by Carlos Limas The Art Department proudly introduces its newest full-time Photography instructor, Mr. Carlos Limas, through a captivating exhibition titled "Intangible." Carlos's dedication to the craft is vividly evident in this remarkable collection's striking and distinctive photographs. Check out Glasstire for a nice excerpt of the exhibition. https://glasstire.com/events/2023/12/11/carlos-limas-intangible-2/

Carlos Limas Intangible

'Intangible' Catalog

Artist Talk

Artist Statement:

"Intangible,” encapsulates a visual narrative that transcends our conventional sense of perception. This collection of digitally manipulated images portrays people and places, wherein patterns of lines extend in diverse directions from central subjects. The assessment of different color palettes, ranging from vivid and saturated tones to a more neutral, almost monochromatic palette, adds layers of emotion and depth to this visual experience. 

 

My photographic journey unfolds along the back roads of the Rio Grande Valley, which began upon my return from Monterrey, México in 2013. Initially uncertain about the purpose of my endeavor, I crisscrossed continuously these very close and familiar landscapes.

 

As years passed and the quest for inspiration seemed elusive, a profound realization took hold of me: “The more I look, the less I find”. In acknowledging the futility of my relentless pursuit, I chose to pause, to stand still, stripping away movements, memories, and the cacophony of ideas in my head, reducing it all to zero. In this moment of profound Stillness, I understood that the essence I sought wasn't discovered through relentless searching but by stepping back, and embracing this quiet, private and intimate state of contemplation of what laid stoically in front of me. It was in this introspective state that the invisible landscape revealed itself. Abandoned homes and weathered structures along the roadside emerged as silent storytellers. This revelation forged a powerful paradox of time, which forces me to unravel the intricate tapestry that binds the past, present and future.

 

In "Intangible," the Future and the Past emerge as elusive and ethereal entities, one awaiting manifestation, the other forever departed - a perpetual transition echoing the complex dance of existence. Our tangible reality is confined to the Here and the Now, a continuous slipping away through time, extending toward the vast expanse of infinity or the quiet embrace of oblivion. The collection contemplates the transience of our existence and the delicate balance between presence and absence where the complicity between pixels and seconds vanishes in silence. The singular evidence of our fleeting journey is encapsulated in a photograph, a visual testament to a moment that, too, is destined to fade away. 

 

"Intangible" acts as a visual contemplation of the fleeting nature of our existence, encouraging viewers to reflect on the intricate interplay of time.

Dates: December 4, 2023 - January 26, 2024
Reception: January 25, 2024 at 1:00 p.m.
Location: Pecan Campus, Building B-103

2023 Art Faculty Exhibition 2023 Art Faculty Exhibition
Each year the exhibition highlights the broad pool of talent that is the STC Art Faculty and is a wonderful opportunity for students, colleagues, and the community to gain insight into the instructors and professors that serve the Art Department and its students.

2023 Art Faculty Exhibition

Each year the exhibition highlights the broad pool of talent that is the STC Art Faculty and is a wonderful opportunity for students, colleagues, and the community to gain insight into the instructors and professors that serve the Art Department and its students.

 

Online Gallery: 2023 Art Faculty Exhibition

Dates: September 18, 2023 - November 17, 2023
Reception: September 20, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.
Location: Pecan Campus, Building B-103

Phyllis Leverich: Prophecies Phyllis Leverich: Prophecies
This exhibition showcases four series of Phyllis's fantastic artwork over the years.

Phyllis Leverich: Prophecies

This exhibition showcases four series of Phyllis's fantastic artwork over the years,

Sealed For Your Own Protection: "The intent of this installation was to celebrate intellectual freedom and to remind library patrons of their constitutionally protected right to read what they please."

Personal Vanitas: "This series is an inward exploration of my personal struggles with bipolar disorder. The images symbolize the vanity that accompanies episodes of mania and the despair that comes with the disease's depressive symptoms."

The Patriarch's Guide to Gynecology: "In 2012, I was invited to participate in a group exhibit in San Antonio titled Governing Bodies. Inspired by the seemingly outrageous Texas Legislature's proposal to restrict abortion law, most women had no idea what was too soon to be lost. The invitation to the show motivated me to revisit a recurring theme in a lot of my artwork, the subject of women's reproductive health and our right to autonomy over our own bodies."

Detained: "I created this series in 2009 in response to reports of the treatment of families held in immigration detention centers, such as the Tent City Raymondville, Texas. These images are constructions made with willing participants and do not depict any actual detainees or prison systems. At the time I made them, entire families, including children, were housed in prison-like conditions. This was a new and shocking horrific realization that such inhumane treatment was occurring."

 Artist Talk

 

Online Gallery: Phyllis Leverich "Prophecies"

Dates: August 14, 2023 - September 8, 2023
Reception: September 6, 2023 at 1:00 p.m.
Location: Pecan Campus, Building B-103

South Texas College Art Department Permanent Collection: Selected Artworks South Texas College Art Department Permanent Collection: Selected Artworks
The exhibit features works of art that have been donated to the STC Art Department, from 2007 to 2015, by various artists who have exhibited in our gallery.

South Texas College Art Department Permanent Collection: Selected Artworks

The exhibit features works of art that have been donated to the STC Art Department, from 2007 to 2015, by various artists who have exhibited in our gallery.

Dates: June 6, 2023 - August 3, 2023
Reception: -
Location: Pecan Campus, Building B-103

STC Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition STC Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition
This exhibition includes student artworks selected by an external juror (a professional artist), and functions as a learning opportunity for students enrolled the prior year.

STC Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition

This exhibition includes student artworks selected by an external juror (a professional artist), and functions as a learning opportunity for students enrolled, or was enrolled as of January prior year; art studio courses at STC.

Dates: April 20, 2023 - May 5, 2023
Reception: May 4, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.
Location: Pecan Campus, Building B-103

Guerrilla Girls: She Roars! Guerrilla Girls: She Roars!
A 5-day program that includes four exhibitions, a documentary, story-time, and workshops and lectures by founding member of the artist collective The Guerrilla Girls, and illustrator and author Angela Dominguez.

Guerrilla Girls: She Roars!

South Texas College Library Services and Art Department, in collaboration with community partners at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley – School of Interdisciplinary Programs and Community Engagement, International Museum of Art & Science, and McAllen Public Library, collectively present She Roars: A Series of Lectures, Workshops, and Exhibitions Celebrating Women’s Contributions to the Humanities. This 5-day program starts with a self-defense class taught by STC Kinesiology Instructor Rodrigo Martinez and includes four exhibitions, a documentary, story-time, and workshops and lectures by founding member of the 1985- present artist collective, The Guerrilla Girls and illustrator and author Angela Dominguez.

 

The schedule for the event is as follows:

 

DAY 1| Mon, 3/6               Location: South Texas College

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.           Self-Defense Workshop with STC Kinesiology Instructor, Rodrigo Martinez (Pcn Plaza B-2511 Dojo Room)

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.             Film Documentary: Finding Vivian Maier (Library F-102)

DAY 2| Tues, 3/7               Location: South Texas College

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.           Talk: Angela Dominguez – 15 Years of Bilingual Children’s Book Illustration (Bldg. U – 2.100)

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.               Talk: Guerrilla Girls w founding member Käthe Kollwitz (Bldg. U – 2.100)

5:00 – 8:00 p.m.               She Roars Opening Reception (Library Art & Bldg. B Gallery)

  DAY 3| Wed, 3/8              Location: International Museum of Art & Science (Clark Gallery)

11:00 – 12:00 a.m.           Angela Dominguez Reading (McAllen Public Library)

5:00 – 5:30 p.m.               Poetry by Priscilla Celina Suarez

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.               Uproar! The Art of Social Engagement: A Community Workshop (Kollwitz)

6:30 – 7:30          Humanities Roundtable led by Kathe Kollwitz (GG), Josué Ramírez (co-founder of Trucha), Dr. Silvia Solis (UTRGV Gender & Women’s Studies and Environmental Studies)

  DAY 5| Tues, 3/21            Location: The Gremlin, Downtown McAllen

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.               Oh, How They Roar: Women in the Humanities with Dr. Linda English (UTRGV), Dr.        Carolina Monsivais (STC), Dr. Cathryn Merla-Watson (UTRGV), Dr. Marisa Palacios Knox (UTRGV), Melissa Arjona (STC)

 

“We’re thrilled about the community partnerships we’ve built with other organizations in the valley as we celebrate Women’s History Month at STC!” says STC Art History Faculty and co-organizer of She Roars, Melissa Terry. “We hope the She Roars series of events will inspire students and community members to think deeply about collaborative and creative solutions to social issues, locally and globally.”

The Guerrilla Girls are an anonymous collective of artists who, since 1985, have utilized humor and stark visuals to spread awareness about the bias within art, film, and popular culture to ignite the sparks of social change.

Illustrator and author Angela Dominguez was born in Mexico City and earned an MFA at the Academy of Art University in California. She recently illustrated the New York Times Bestseller, “Just Help! How to Build a Better World,” written by Sonia Sotomayor.

“When I saw the Guerrilla Girls speak years ago, while in graduate school, it struck me as an exciting example of critical thinking and performative art activism. We hope the exhibition, art talk, and workshop will do the same for our community,” says Terry.

15! Angela Dominguez Has Something to Say opens February 6 and will be on view June 6, 2023, at the STC Pecan Campus Library Art Gallery Bldg. F. The Guerrilla Girls: The Art of Behaving Badly exhibit opens March 7 and will be on view until April 5, 2023, at the STC Art Department Gallery Bldg. B.

On Tuesday, March 7, both illustrator and author Angela Dominguez and founding member of the Guerrilla Girls, Käthe Kollwitz will provide informative lectures about their careers and inspiration as artists at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. respectively. There will be a reception for She Roars and the artist’s exhibitions that same night in the library and Art Dept.

On Wednesday, March 8, Angela Dominguez will give a reading from her recent books at the McAllen Public Library during the story-time hour at 11 a.m. Following in the evening, South Texas College partners with the International Museum of Art & Science in an interactive pop-up exhibit called Uproar! The Art of Social Engagement – A Community Workshop & Humanities Roundtable where attendees will be guided by Guerrilla Girl Käthe Kollwitz to visually create solutions to prompts around “What change do you want to see in the world?” The artwork and solutions that come from the workshop will remain on display at the museum through April 8, 2023.

On Tuesday, March 21, speakers Dr. Linda English (UTRGV), Dr. Carolina Monsivais (STC), Dr. Cathryn Merla-Watson (UTRGV), Dr. Marisa Palacios Knox (UTRGV), and Melissa Arjona (STC) will hold a roundtable and focus on women’s involvement in, contributions to, and significance for the humanities held at The Gremlin, from 6 – 7 p.m.

Finally, there will be a student and community poster exhibit inspired by the work of the Guerrilla Girls and civic engagement at the South Texas College Art Department.

All events are free and open to the public.

To register for this event, visit: https:/sales.theimasonline.org/Performance.aspx

The She Roars program is made possible in part by a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This program of exhibitions and educational programs are meant to engage student understanding of art and its role in culture, support the academic curriculum, and inspire continued education through direct engagement with artists, scholars, and original works of art.

For more information contact  gotvos@southtexascollege.edu or visit https://library.southtexascollege.edu/sheroars.

Dates: March 7, 2023 - April 5, 2023
Reception: March 7, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.
Location: Pecan Campus, Building B & Building F

Emerging Artists High School Exhibition 2023 Emerging Artists High School Exhibition 2023
The South Texas College Art Department is pleased to host area High School students for our annual Emerging Artists Exhibition.

Emerging Artists High School Exhibition 2023

The South Texas College Art Department is pleased to host area High School students for our annual Emerging Artists Exhibition. Student work will be on display and these students may attend the exhibition reception, along with workshops and tours of the STC Art Department studios.

Dates: February 20, 2023 - February 24, 2023
Reception: February 24, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.
Location: Pecan Campus, Building B-103

Stephen Wolochowicz: A Collection of Time Stephen Wolochowicz: A Collection of Time
Stephen Wolochowicz lives, works and maintains his studio practice in Ogden, Utah where he is currently an Associate Professor of Art in Ceramics at Weber State University.

Stephen Wolochowicz: A Collection of Time

Stephen Wolochowicz lives, works and maintains his studio practice in Ogden, Utah where he is currently an Associate Professor of Art in Ceramics at Weber State University.

He received his BFA in Ceramics from the University of Delaware in 2000 and his MFA in Ceramics from Miami University of Ohio in 2005.

"My constructed forms are abstractions that draw from an array of concepts and objects that include themes of industrialization, astrophysics, humor, games, politics and the environment. Using these ideas, I make forms that have a carefully crafted ambiguous quality. They resemble or hint at concepts of transport, storage, containment or transformation. While there are no moving parts in my work, I imply an internal tension or kineticism with my forms. I suggest connectivity and interconnectedness by the inclusion of pipes or piping. They signify the conduits that link my concepts."

Stephen Wolochowicz

Dates: January 17, 2023 - February 9, 2023
Reception: February 9, 2023 at 1:00 p.m.
Location: Pecan Campus, Building B-103

Kevin Comerford: Off the Wall Kevin Comerford: Off the Wall
Making art is a sublime and complex interaction of thought and material expression, and my deepest satisfaction comes from creating work that successfully shares this experience and contributes to our collective sense of empathy.

Kevin Comerford: Off the Wall

 “The works in this exhibition span a period of eleven years and explore how vernacular shapes and forms from everyday life can be reinterpreted to enliven the dimensional space of the viewer and provide an invitation to both visual and tactile engagement. The inspirational backdrop for many of these works include influences from the traditional folk art and architecture of the southwest, which by their nature display a masterful interplay between aesthetic grace and functional design. Making art is a sublime and complex interaction of thought and material expression, and my deepest satisfaction comes from creating work that successfully shares this experience and contributes to our collective sense of empathy.”

Kevin Comerford's Website

 

Kevin Comerford's 360º Studio

 

360º Tour of Exhibit "Off the Wall"

 

Dates: November 8, 2022 - December 2, 2022
Reception: November 9, 2022 at 1:00 p.m.
Location: Pecan Campus, Building B-103

Gina Hunt: Sequence Gina Hunt: Sequence
Gina Hunt’s multidisciplinary practice fuses painting, sculpture, and site-responsive installation.

Gina Hunt: Sequence

Gina Hunt’s multidisciplinary practice fuses painting, sculpture, and site-responsive installation. Research interests include histories of abstraction, theories of color and perception, and imaging technologies spanning early photographic processes to spectroscopy.

“Finding expansive possibilities within a limited means fascinates me, as does the potential for a material object to incite a perceptual event that belies its inherent physical ‘facts’."

Dates: October 3, 2022 - October 28, 2022
Reception: October 12, 2022 at 1:00 p.m.
Location: Pecan Campus, Building B-103

2022 Art Faculty Exhibition 2022 Art Faculty Exhibition
The Art Department at South Texas College is proud to present the 2022 Art Faculty Exhibition showcasing work by both full-time and adjunct faculty working in a wide variety of media.

2022 Art Faculty Exhibition

The Art Department at South Texas College is proud to present the 2022 Art Faculty Exhibition showcasing work by both full-time and adjunct faculty working in a wide variety of media. Each year the exhibition highlights the broad pool of talent that is the STC Art Faculty and is a wonderful opportunity for students, colleagues, and the community to gain insight into the instructors and professors that serve the Art Department and its students.

2022 Art Faculty Exhibition

Dates: September 6, 2022 - September 23, 2022
Reception: September 22, 2022 at 1:00 p.m.
Location: Pecan Campus, Building B-103

2022 Ceramic Showdown 2022 Ceramic Showdown
Our 14th Annual STC Ceramic Showdown, "The Future is Fluid. Is Function Fixed?" features two days of demonstrations, art talks, a reception, and a month-long exhibit for the community.

2022 Ceramic Showdown

Come join us at our 14th Annual STC Ceramic Showdown, "The Future is Fluid. Is Function Fixed?". With two days of demonstrations, art talks, a reception, and a month-long exhibit for the community, there is much to enjoy!

To learn more about the exhibition, please visit:
https://library.southtexascollege.edu/south-texas-college-gears-up-for-its-14th-annual-ceramics-conference/

 

Ceramic Showdown

Dates: June 6, 2022 - July 1, 2022
Reception: June 16, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.
Location: Pecan Campus, Building B-103

2022 STC Annual Juried Student Art Competition and Exhibition 2022 STC Annual Juried Student Art Competition and Exhibition
This exhibition includes student artworks selected by an external juror (a professional artist), and functions as a learning opportunity for students enrolled the prior year.

2022 STC Annual Juried Student Art Competition and Exhibition

2022 Juried Competition Winners

Dates: April 21, 2022 - May 5, 2022
Reception: April 21, 2022 at 1:00 p.m.
Location: Pecan Campus, Building B-103

Emerging Artists High School Exhibition 2022 Emerging Artists High School Exhibition 2022
The South Texas College Art Department is pleased to invite area High School students to participate in our annual Emerging Artists Exhibition.

Emerging Artists High School Exhibition 2022

The South Texas College Art Department is pleased to invite area High School students to participate in our annual Emerging Artists Exhibition. Student work will be on display and these students may attend the exhibition reception, along with workshops and tours of the STC Art Department studios.

Emerging Artist High School Exhibition

Dates: April 2, 2022 - April 8, 2022
Reception: April 8, 2022 at 5:30 p.m.
Location: Pecan Campus, Building B-103

Chris Troutman: Sequential Chris Troutman: Sequential
Chris Troutman combines aspects of Western and Eastern art history, with recent works of digital comic spreads, adapted as large mixed-media drawings.

Chris Troutman: Sequential

Chris Troutman combined aspects of Western and Eastern art history, such as adapting the inscriptions and seals from Hiroshige into panels for imagery to tell a story about life in Southeast Texas, or turning Ad Reinhardt and Jasper Johns’ flat compositions into digital comic pages about everyday visual experiences.

His most recent works are digital comic spreads, adapted as large mixed-media drawings. The drawings are part of a graphic novel about his and his family’s experience during covid-19 and living between two countries, highlighting social and cultural contrasts between the US and Japan.

Online Gallery
Chris Troutman: Sequential

Dates: February 24, 2022 - March 24, 2022
Reception: February 24, 2022 at 12:00 p.m.
Location: Pecan Campus, Building B-103

Alex Comminos Alex Comminos
The art of Alex Comminos reflects a physical and tangible presence of action while his creative process functions outside the realm of performance.

Alex Comminos

The art of Alex Comminos reflects a physical and tangible presence of action while his creative process functions outside the realm of performance. His art is the transformation and the embodiment of idea, pure thought and noble intention. Aesthetically, Mr. Comminos’ artworks are organic in form combined with bold color and contrast. Delicate and subtle are not a part of his creative vernacular. His art possesses a visual and physical presence that engages the perception of his art and the surrounding environment.

Dates: February 1, 2022 - February 17, 2022
Reception: -
Location: Pecan Campus, Building B-103

Mark Greenwalt: Synthetic Figures Mark Greenwalt: Synthetic Figures
This exhibition of related works by Mark Greenwalt span the past decade and address drawing as “image finding” as a means of drawing figures from the generative womb of pictorial space.

Mark Greenwalt: Synthetic Figures

Mark Greenwalt

This exhibition of related works by Mark Greenwalt span the past decade and address drawing as “image finding” as a means of drawing figures from the generative womb of pictorial space.

In this context of revealing, the “drawing” is interpreted linguistically to its Old Norse root, as in drawing a knife from a sheath, drawing water from a well, or drawing blood from a vein.

Synthesis is central to Greenwalt’s practice, where mutable figurative entities are constructed out of modular parts until they are animated within a mind that is part brain and part drawing medium.

Through multiple cycles of forming, deforming, and reforming, Greenwalt symbolically leaves open the possibility for change in world that is constantly redesigning itself.

Dates: November 8, 2021 - November 29, 2021
Reception: November 30, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.
Location: Building B Art Gallery

Los Camaradas Los Camaradas
The exhibition celebrates cultural themes familiar to the Rio Grande Valley, thoughtfully exploring those themes through a sophisticated approach to artistic practice.

Los Camaradas

Los Camaradas includes artworks by Joe Peña, Jimmy Peña, Manny Chapa, Rolando Reyna, Gerald Lopez, and Ricardo Ruiz. The exhibition celebrates cultural themes familiar to the Rio Grande Valley, thoughtfully exploring those themes through a sophisticated approach to artistic practice. Los Camaradas is an endearing term reserved for one’s closest friends, emphasizing this group’s cultural commonality rooted in Mexican heritage. The collection embraces each artist’s individual signature as evidenced through varied medium and approach, yet the persistent themes of people, icons, and culinary experience allow the viewer to experience a world through Art that is uniquely Mexican and American. As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, the Art Department at STC is delighted to share this exhibition with the public, which will be on display until October 28, 2021.

Dates: October 5, 2021 - October 28, 2021
Reception: October 14, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.
Location: Building B - Art Gallery

2021 Art Faculty Exhibition 2021 Art Faculty Exhibition
The Art Department at South Texas College is proud to present the 2021 Art Faculty Exhibition showcasing work by both full-time and adjunct faculty working in a wide variety of media.

2021 Art Faculty Exhibition

2021 South Texas College

Dates: September 7, 2021 - September 23, 2021
Reception: -
Location: Online

STC Alumni Invitational STC Alumni Invitational
In a first of its kind, we invited STC alumni to exhibit their works, visually highlighting our college's impact on their development as arts professionals.

STC Alumni Invitational

The Art Department at South Texas College is proud to present the "Alumni Invitational" art exhibition.

This would be the first physical art installation we have had in our gallery since the start of the pandemic, and what better way to celebrate than to recognize the growth and advancement of our former students. In a first of its kind, we invited STC alumni to exhibit their works, visually highlighting our college's impact on their development as arts professionals. Artists Josefina Almanza, Karla De La Fuente, Claudia B. Garza, Alexis M. Ramos, Izel Vargas, and Carl Vestweber offer various works, each unique in approach and character, intertwined by the commonality of having once been students at South Texas College.

The exhibit is on display until August 5, 2021, at the Art Department Gallery located inside building B-103 of the Pecan Campus, 3201 W. Pecan Ave., McAllen, TX 78501.

We welcome the public to join us on Thursday, July 1, from 1-3 PM for an in-person reception to be held at the STC Art Department Gallery, where you will have a chance to see the works, meet the artists, and find out more about the art programs offered at South Texas College. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. Masks are encouraged but are optional.


Dates: June 14, 2021 - August 5, 2021
Reception: July 1, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.
Location: Pecan Campus, Building B-103

2021 STC Annual Juried Student Art Competition and Exhibition (Online) 2021 STC Annual Juried Student Art Competition and Exhibition (Online)
This exhibition includes student art selected by an external juror (a professional artist), and functions as a learning opportunity for students enrolled the prior year.

2021 STC Annual Juried Student Art Competition and Exhibition (Online)

Dates: April 15, 2021 - May 13, 2021
Reception: April 29, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.
Location: Online

"discontinuities" by Louis Katz (Online) "discontinuities" by Louis Katz (Online)
Louis Katz is an eclectic clayer whose work covers a wide spectrum of the genre, from functional tableware and travels to conceptual works.

"discontinuities" by Louis Katz (Online)

Dates: March 1, 2021 - March 25, 2021
Reception: March 25, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.
Location: Online

"Down the throat, heat forgotten" by Mayuko Ono Gray (Online) "Down the throat, heat forgotten" by Mayuko Ono Gray (Online)
Mayuko Ono Gray is a Houston Texas, USA based artist whose main medium is graphite drawing.

"Down the throat, heat forgotten" by Mayuko Ono Gray (Online)

Dates: January 19, 2021 - February 11, 2021
Reception: February 11, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.
Location: Online

Visual Language by Tore Terrasi (Online) Visual Language by Tore Terrasi (Online)
Originally from the Boston area, Tore Terrasi is an Intermedia artist and designer residing in Arlington, Texas, where he holds the rank of Full Professor of Art and Design at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Visual Language by Tore Terrasi (Online)

Dates: November 16, 2020 - December 16, 2020
Reception: December 3, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.
Location: Online

Paper Trails by Bernardo Diaz (Online) Paper Trails by Bernardo Diaz (Online)
Diaz manipulates words and images through a process of revision, omission, and embellishment. This process migrates from paper to pixels and back to paper.

Paper Trails by Bernardo Diaz (Online)

Dates: October 19, 2020 - November 13, 2020
Reception: November 12, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.
Location: Online

2020 STC Art Faculty Exhibition (ONLINE) 2020 STC Art Faculty Exhibition (ONLINE)
The Art Department at South Texas College is proud to present the 2020 STC Art Faculty Exhibition, featuring 13 artists in this online display.

2020 STC Art Faculty Exhibition (ONLINE)

The Art Department at South Texas College is proud to present the 2020 STC Art Faculty Exhibition. 13 artists will display their artworks online, providing an illuminating look at our faculty’s varied approach to the art-making processes and theory. This is the first time the STC Art Faulty Exhibition has existed solely in digital form, a testament to the unique circumstances of our time and a hopeful, prevailing continuation of the creative spirit.

The STC Art Faculty Exhibition is an opportunity to explore art scholarship and craft as it is uniquely channeled through experience and personal reflection. The works will be featured on our website through Fall 2020. You are invited to browse our exhibition, read the artist statements, and encouraged to share your thoughts with our faculty.

Participating Faculty: Rachael F. Brown, Luis Corpus, Chris Leonard, Phyllis Leverich, Tom Matthews, Heaven Mendoza, Scott Nicol, Pedro Perez, Eduardo Quintero, Richard Smith, Sarah Tamez, Melissa Terry, and Carl Vestweber.

Dates: September 14, 2020 - December 31, 2020
Reception: -
Location: Online

Foal by Sarah Fox Foal by Sarah Fox
In this exhibition, Fox questions the pressures and constraints that are placed on little boys early in their life.

Foal by Sarah Fox

Sarah Fox depicts horses in her artwork to access freedom from gender norms. Although the portrayal of a horse is often genderless, they may be defined as strong and serviceable while also being prized for their beauty and grace. In this exhibition, Fox questions the pressures and constraints that are placed on little boys early in their life. Using horse hybrids opens a space for Fox to pose tough questions about masculinity and the inherent nature of being a boy. The collages, cyanotypes, and animations that fill this exhibition are a result of these questions. Sarah Fox attended the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland in 2004 and earned a BA from Southwestern University in 2005. Fox then earned an MFA from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2015.

Dates: March 2, 2020 - April 2, 2020
Reception: March 12, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.
Location: Pecan Campus, Building B-103

Nostalgia for the Future by Jason Willome Nostalgia for the Future by Jason Willome
Jason Willome's works of art seek to point out moments of friction in human perception.

Nostalgia for the Future by Jason Willome

Jason Willome attended San Antonio College in 1996 and earned his BFA from the University of Texas at Austin in 2000. Willome then earned his MFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 2003. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Art & Art History at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Willome's artworks seek to point out moments of friction in human perception, whether these are the trust placed in represented images, the inherited grievances of pollution and politics, the cognitive bias of conspiracy theory and apocrypha, the filtered attention of nostalgia, the social constructs of gender, the suspension of disbelief in cinematic narrative, or the aggressive guesswork of religious dogma.

Dates: January 21, 2020 - February 20, 2020
Reception: January 23, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.
Location: Pecan Campus, Building B-103

Body of Work by Riley Robinson Body of Work by Riley Robinson
Riley Robinson has been the Studio Director at Artpace, San Antonio since 1994. That year, Robinson also received an MFA in sculpture from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Body of Work by Riley Robinson

Riley Robinson has been the Studio Director at Artpace, San Antonio since 1994. That year, Robinson also received an MFA in sculpture from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Recent one and two-person exhibitions include Fields and Monuments at Texas A&M International University, and Reading Robert Smithson at Hotel Pupik, an international residency and exhibition program in Schrattenberg, Austria. “I make artwork that uses insight, humor, and artifacts of history,” Robinson explains. “My work often manifests as materially complex sculptures requiring a high level of craft.”

Dates: November 4, 2019 - December 5, 2019
Reception: December 5, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.
Location: Pecan Campus, Building B-103

¡Atención, Detención! by Angel Cabrales ¡Atención, Detención! by Angel Cabrales
Angel Cabrales merges two installations that were created years apart and speaks on immigration issues that have been around for decades.

¡Atención, Detención! by Angel Cabrales

In 2009, Angel Cabrales received an MFA from the University of North Texas, and is currently an Assistant Professor of Sculpture at the University of Texas - El Paso. He has exhibited his artwork in many cities throughout the Southwest. ¡Atención, Detención! merges two installations that were created years apart and speaks on immigration issues that have been around for decades. Fencing materials are used in Cabrales' work as an allegory for child detention centers and the militarization of the U.S. and Mexican border. On Thursday, October 3rd from 5:30-6:30PM, an art forum featuring Angel Cabrales, Veronica Cardenas, and Pedro Perez will take place at the Pecan Campus in the library’s Rainbow Room, building F. Following the art forum, a reception will be held for Angel Cabrales at the STC Art Department Gallery, building B until 7:30PM. Cabrales will be present during the reception. The exhibition, art forum, and reception are free and open to the public.

Dates: September 30, 2019 - October 24, 2019
Reception: October 3, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.
Location: Pecan Campus, Building B-103

2019 STC Art Faculty Exhibition 2019 STC Art Faculty Exhibition
This annual exhibition highlights the broad pool of talent that is the STC Art Faculty, sharing insight in to the instructors and professors that serve the Art Department.

2019 STC Art Faculty Exhibition

The annual South Texas College Art Faculty Exhibition showcases work by both full-time and adjunct faculty working in a wide variety of media. Each year the exhibition highlights the broad pool of talent that is the STC Art Faculty, and is a wonderful opportunity for students, colleagues, and the community go gain insight in to the instructors and professors that serve the Art Department and its students.

Dates: August 19, 2019 - September 19, 2019
Reception: September 12, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.
Location: Pecan Campus, Building B-103

Feared & Revered by Angela Fox Feared & Revered by Angela Fox
STC Art Department presents “Feared and Revered,” an art exhibition featuring works by artist, Angela Fox.

Feared & Revered by Angela Fox

STC Art Department presents “Feared and Revered,” an art exhibition featuring works by artist, Angela Fox. A reception will be held in the Art Department Gallery on April 4 from 6:00 to 8:00PM, where Fox will give an artist talk and answer questions regarding her artwork. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. The exhibition opens on Monday, February 25, and will be available to view Monday through Friday. For more information regarding the exhibition, please contact Federico Gonzalez Jr., Gallery Assistant at 956-872-2501 or artgallery@southtexascollege.edu.

Dates: February 25, 2019 - April 4, 2019
Reception: April 4, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
Location: B-103

Characters & Creatures by Eduardo Aguilar Characters & Creatures by Eduardo Aguilar
Aguilar's portraits of family, friends, and colleagues are juxtaposed with life-size creatures, such as insects, birds, etc. Colored, drawing media is used to emphasize the small creatures.

Characters & Creatures by Eduardo Aguilar

The South Texas College Art Department presents “Characters & Creatures,” an art exhibition featuring works by artist, Eduardo E. Aguilar, Sr. The exhibition opens on Monday, November 5, and will be available to view Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. until November 29, 2018. Aguilar’s artwork will be exhibited in the Art Department Gallery located at the Pecan Campus, building B-103. Aguilar will do a portrait-drawing workshop on Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 10:00AM to 12:45PM in the painting studio, building B-113. On that same day, a reception will be held in the Art Department Gallery from 6:00 to 8:00PM, where Aguilar will give an artist talk and answer questions regarding his artwork. The exhibition, workshop, and reception are free and open to the public. A Laredo, Texas native, Aguilar has been doing portraits of family and friends since he was in elementary school. He considers graphite the first drawing media he mastered. In 1975, he earned a Master of Fine Arts from the University of North Texas, Denton. Then, by the following year, he became a professor and chair for the visual arts department at Terrent County College, until 2013. The work represented in this exhibition is a revised theme first explored during Aguilar’s graduate MFA creative project entitled “Life-Size Portraits of My Family,” executed primarily in graphite and mixed media on gessoed surfaces. The single portraits of family, friends, and colleagues are juxtaposed with life-size creatures, such as insects, birds, etc. Colored, drawing media is used to emphasize the small creatures. “As an educator, I am interested in sharing the knowledge that I have accumulated in the 45 years of teaching professionally in all levels of public schools and higher education,” says Aguilar. “As an artist, I am interested in sharing my seventy plus years experience of creativity in visual arts.”

Dates: November 5, 2018 - November 30, 2018
Reception: November 8, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.
Location: Pecan Campus, B-103

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