The 15th Annual Juried Rio Brazos Art Exhibition opens at 3 p.m. on October 9 at Tarleton State University’s Dora Lee Langdon Cultural & Educational Center Concert Hall in Granbury. The coordinators of this event have created an atmosphere that will inspire, educate and entertain, as well as attract quality art and discriminating buyers. Vaughn Wascovich is juror this year for the Rio Brazos Art Exhibit. The exhibition is supported by the Partners for Enrichment Society, Your Private Collection Art Gallery, the City of Granbury and numerous local and regional businesses.
As a fine art photographer and photographic educator, Juror Vaughn Wascovich has more than twenty years experience as a commercial photographer and broadcast producer, and has worked with a number of Fortune 500 companies as well as many major advertising agencies. He received his MFA from Columbia College in Chicago, where he taught for a number of years. He also taught at the University of Missouri and is currently teaching at Texas A&M University where he is an Associate Professor. Since 2004 Professor Wascovich has held the appointment of Visiting Scholar with the Harvard School of Public Health.
Professor Wascovich has participated in more than 100 exhibitions and has won multiple awards for his fine art photography. In 2009, he won the prestigious Imagemaker Award from the Society of Photographic Educators. In 2010 he was awarded the Provost Award for Research and Creative Activity at Texas A&M. His research interests include man’s relationship to the environment, compromised landscapes, environmental issues and the politics of indigenous peoples. You can view more of his work at www.wascovich.com.
Tarleton State University’s Dora Lee Langdon Cultural and Educational Center is nestled one block off Granbury’s historic Square in the Brazos River Valley and serves as a focal point for the fine arts in the Lake Granbury area. The Langdon Center serves as an outreaching branch of the University’s vision of “Excel, Expand, Encourage, Extend.” The main campus of Tarleton is located 31 miles southwest of Granbury in Stephenville. Founded in 1899 as a private liberal arts college, Tarleton is now one of the state’s fastest growing institutions with an enrollment exceeding 8,500 and serves as the educational and cultural flagship of the Cross Timbers Region.
Accepted artwork will be selected at the discretion of the juror. Works are grouped according to the type of media received. Approximately $5,000 in cash and merchandise awards are anticipated. The Dora Lee Langdon Best of Show will receive a $1,000 cash award. Four $500 cash awards will be awarded, along with ten $100 cash awards. Also awarded will be a $200 People’s Choice Award. Each year the accepted artists receive a merchandise award for being selected as an RBAE artist.
Readers may go to www.tarleton.edu/langdoncenter to view all accepted artwork.