Oso Bay Biennial XXI 2020

Beginning 42 years ago, the faculty of the Department of Art + Design at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi have coordinated the Oso Bay Biennial, representing the various disciplines practiced in the department. 

The 2020 Oso Bay Biennial XXI is centered in the notions of process, invention, and adaptation in conjunction with tradition, refinement, and commitment, to foster ongoing connections within the interdisciplinary nexus of Three-Dimensional Artmaking. 

TAMU-CC OSO BAY BIENNIAL - DELAYED and RESCHEDULED
Student Invitational Exhibition Dates: March 31-April 25, 2020 (Online Only)
Rescheduled Juried Exhibition Dates: August 28-September 26, 2020 
Rescheduled Symposium dates: Wednesday-Saturday, September 23-26, 2020 

 

SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE

To attend events, please visit
online via Facebook Live at TAMU-CC College of Liberal Arts FB page


Wednesday, September 23, 6:30-8:00pm 
PANEL SESSION: MATTER MATTERS

A panel presentation and discussion with artists who explore an interdisciplinary approach to media, craft, and engagement.

Jennifer Ling Datchuk
Liss Lafleur
Josephine Durkin 
Moderator: Richard W. James, Assistant Professor of Sculpture/Ceramics, TAMU-CC

Matter Matters flyer


Thursday, September 24th - 6:30-8:00pm
ONLINE RECEPTION with gallery talks and tours

This evening of art bursts and gallery talks will be moderated by: 
Joshua Duttweiler, Assistant Professor of Art Graphic Design, TAMU-CC 
Leticia R. Bajuyo, Associate Professor of Sculpture, TAMU-CC
This evening will include:

  • A presentation by, Joshua Duttweiler, the newest addition to the TAMU-CC Art and Design Faculty.
  • A discussion about the history of the Oso Bay Biennial between Louis Katz, Professor of Ceramics and Greg Reuter, Professor Emeritus of Sculpture.  
  • Gallery talk videos by artists exhibiting in the Oso Bay Biennial Juried Exhibition in TAMU-CC’s Weil Gallery. Beginning Sculpture students selected these artists to respond to their inquiries about works in the exhibition.
  • Art bursts and gallery talks from arts institutions in Corpus Christi and Rockport as we visit exhibitions and learn more about their programming in our art community. 
Online Reception flyer

Friday, September 25, 4-5:30pm
KEYNOTE SPEAKER – BEILI LIU

Born in Jilin, China, Beili Liu now lives and works in Austin, Texas, USA. Liu received her MFA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and is a Professor of Art at the University of Texas at Austin.

Beili Liu is a visual artist who creates material-and-process-driven, site-responsive installations. Oftentimes embodying transience, fragility, and the passage of time, Liu’s immersive installations are engaged with multifaceted dichotomies: lightness contrasted with heft; fierceness countered by resilience; and chaos balanced by quiet order. Working with commonplace materials and elements such as thread, scissors, paper, stone, fire, and water, Liu manipulates their intrinsic qualities to extrapolate complex cultural narratives. Janet Koplos spoke of Liu’s works as “materially simple but metaphorically rich” (Art in America Review, April 2009). 

Moderator: Dr. Laura Petican, Associate Professor and Director of University Galleries

Keynote flyer


Friday, September 25, 6:00-7:30pm  
PANEL SESSION: FOUNDATION MATTERS
A panel presentation and discussion about 3D teaching philosophies, approaches, and goals emphasizing teaching experience at community colleges in South Texas.
Austin Community College, Austin - Jill Bedgood
Del Mar College - Amorette Garza
Houston Community College – Jessica F. Kreutter
Moderator: David Hill, Professional Assistant Professor and Galleries Manager, TAMU-CC

Foundation Matters flyer


Saturday, September 26, noon-1:30pm
PANEL SESSION: NETWORK MATTERS
A panel presentation and discussion about opportunities for connecting, exhibiting, and developing by seeking communities and collaboration locally, regionally, and nationally. 
Matt Manalo, Founder at Filipinx Artists of Houston and Community Organizer at Alief Art House
Sabine Senft, president of Texas Sculpture Group 
Kristen Tordella-Williams, vice president of Midsouth Sculpture Alliance 
Moderator: Leticia R. Bajuyo, Associate Professor of Sculpture, TAMU-CC

Network Matters flier


Saturday, September 26, 2:00-3:30pm 
PRESENTATION FROM THE VIEW AS A CURATOR, DIRECTOR, AND JUROR
Dr. Eisele is the director and founder of ArtScan and directs the Rudolph Blume Fine Art/ArtScan Gallery at 1836 Richmond Avenue, Houston, Texas.  In 2016, Dr. Eisele co-founded the city-wide festival Sculpture Month Houston.
http://sculpturemonthhouston.org  
https://www.rudolphblume.com

During this presentation, Dr. Eisele will be presenting and sharing about his experience with Sculpture Month Houston and then about his work jurying the exhibition Oso Bay Biennial XXI: Matter Matters. In this presentation, he will be announcing awards (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards along with three honorable mentions). Additionally, he will be sharing curatorial responses about these recipients’ work and about seven additional selected artists’ artworks.

Co-Discussants:
Leticia R. Bajuyo, Associate Professor of Sculpture, TAMU-CC
Dr. Laura Petican, Associate Professor and Director of University Galleries, TAMU-CC
Plus, some special guests during the last 30 minutes of the event!

curators talk

To read Dr. Eisele's curatorial statement and see images of the installed exhibition, please visit: www.artnews.tamucc.edu

 


 

The symposium is open to the public and available online via Facebook Live at TAMU-CC College of Liberal Arts FB page


OSO BAY BIENNIAL XXI: TAPPED
Student Invitational Exhibition

For the Weil Gallery exhibition of Tapped, faculty at 8 community colleges, colleges, and universities in Texas were invited to “tap” students or recent graduates to be included in this invitational exhibition. This exhibition will be on view in the Weil Art Gallery March 31-April 25. However, due to the closure of campus in respect and recognition of the “Stay at Home Emergency Declaration issued by the City of Corpus,” this exhibition will only be available online. 
To see images, please visit TAMU-CC Oso Bay Biennial – Student Invitational Exhibition


OSO BAY BIENNIAL XXI: MATTER MATTERS
Juried Exhibition

A primary component of this year's biennial will be a national juried exhibition at the Islander Art Gallery, co-sponsored by TAMU-CC, Texas Sculpture Group and Midsouth Sculpture Alliance, and juried and curated by Sculpture Month Houston founder, Dr. Volker Eisele.

This exhibition has been rescheduled for August 28-September 26 and will be on display in the TAMU-CC Islander Art Gallery . To see a list of all selected artists and images of artworks, please visit TAMU-CC Oso Bay Biennial – Juried Exhibition


OSO BAY BIENNIAL XXI: A 2020 VISION
Symposium

The Juried Exhibition at the Islander Gallery will conclude with a rescheduled symposium on September 23-26 and will include a closing reception, three panel discussions, several art bursts featuring the creative community of Corpus Christi, a talk by Houston-based curator and Oso Bay Biennial XXI exhibition juror Dr. Volker Eisele, and a keynote address by artist and UT Austin Professor Beili Liu. 
To see a tentative schedule of the rescheduled symposium and a list of all speakers, please visit TAMU-CC Oso Bay Biennial – Symposium