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Saturday, May 31, 2008

Early Texas Art and Jerry Bywaters and CASETA

The SMU Forum reports in a brief note:

"Ellen Buie Niewyk, Central University Libraries, has received a 2007 CASETA Publication Award from the Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art for her 2007 book, Jerry Bywaters: Lone Star Printmaker (SMU Press). The book was published in conjunction with the major Meadows Museum exhibition of the same name. CASETA awards the prize annually to the individual who has made "the most important contribution to the published literature on early Texas art" during the previous calendar year."

Hmmm, what's the CASETA?

"The mission of the Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art is to promote the preservation, study and appreciation of Texas visual arts and its history."

"Early Texas Art": art produced by artists who were born in and/or lived and worked in Texas during the time period beginning with Colonization (1820) until 40 years prior to the present date."

2007 Award Winners
The Lifetime Achievement Award - Mr. Kelly Fearing

Distinguished Service Award Outside the Organization - Mr. A.C. Cook

The Distinguished Service Award Within the Organization - Mr. Morris Matson

The Publication Award - Ms. Ellen Buie Niewyk, Jerry Bywaters, Lone Star Printmaker. A Study of His Print Notebook, with a Catalogue of His Prints and a Checklist of His Illustrations and Ephemeral Works

The Exhibition Award - Martin Museum of Art at Baylor University for the exhibition, Texas Modern: The Rediscovery of Early Texas Abstraction (1935 – 1965), curated by Mark Smith


"Whose material is needed?
Archival material is sought for those artists born before 1955, who worked in Texas. There are more than 4,000 such individuals across the state.
What is archival material?
Letters, exhibition catalogs, newspaper articles, photographs, diaries and other documents pertaining to the life and work of an Early Texas artist."
May 1-3, 2009 in Austin at the new AT&T Hotel and Conference Center

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the lead on this. I had no idea!!!