Conference Keynote Speaker - Sculptor, David L. Deming

David L. Deming has enjoyed a successful career both as a sculptor and as a teacher and arts administrator. He has exhibited his sculpture in over 100 competitive and invitational exhibitions nationally and internationally with over 50 one and two-person exhibitions. His sculpture is in over 100 public and private collections including: The Columbus Museum of Art (Ohio), The Arkansas Art Center (Little Rock), The San Antonio Museum of Art (Texas), Utah State University (Logan), The David E. Davis Sculpture Park (Cleveland), Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland), and Ashland University (Ohio). One of his outdoor works was included in “American Sculpture Exhibition” at the White House in Washington, DC, in the First Lady’s Garden. Most of Mr. Deming’s sculpture ranges from garden size to large outdoor abstraction in metal. However, since he began his career, his portrait work has paralleled his success as an abstract artist. These often very classic portraits represent corporate and political leaders like: Jerry Sanders – Advanced Micro Devices, Anthony Rossi – Founder, Tropicana Fruit Company, Patric Parker – Co-founder, Parker Hannifin Corporation, Barbara Jordan, President George Bush, Winthrop Rockefeller, Jake Pickle – U.S. Congressman, Texas. David Deming has long been an important force in the art and education landscape of Texas.

Paul Hanna Lecture: Claude Van Lingen

Claude van Lingen was born in South Africa. He moved to New York in 1978 and settled in Austin, Texas in 2006. Claude studied at the Johannesburg College of Art (University of Johannesburg) and the Academie Notre Dames des Champs, Paris, and gained an MFA from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, in 1980. Claude exhibited at the São Paulo Biennial in 1975 and in 1973 he was awarded the prestigious Ernest Oppenheimer Memorial Trust Award at the Art South Africa Today exhibition. Since coming to the United States his work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions in New York, and other cities in the USA. and Canada. Claude’s work is in the collections of the Blanton Museum of Art, Austin Texas, MUDAC, Lausanne Switzerland, and almost every museum in South Africa. Since 1978 Claude has explored the theme, 1000 Years from Now. Drawings and paintings in which dates for 1000 years into the future and names from lists—written one on top of the other— have formed the core of his work since 1991. This approach has been applied to the writing of names in drawings such as 1000 Years from Now, The Victims of the World Trade Center Tragedy and 1000 Years from Now, The Casualties of the Iraq War.

 1000 Years From Now, Now, Now, Now, Now. … … …: Claude van Lingen

1000 Years From Now, Now, Now, Now, Now. … … …: Claude van Lingen

This talk will describe how the Perceptual Studies course in creative thinking I designed at the Johannesburg College of art, and also taught at the School of Visual Arts, New York was instrumental in my exhibiting at the São Paulo Biennial and winning the prestigious Ernest Oppenheimer Memorial Trust Award at the Art South Africa Today Exhibition. It has also
contributed to my exhibiting and having work in museum, corporate and private collections in the USA, Canada, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and South Africa. Most importantly, A Creative Journey will demonstrate the success of this course (that is still being taught at the University of Johannesburg—appropriately titled Conceptual Studies) by highlighting the work of four former students who exhibit in the U.S.A., Europe, Canada and South Africa; most notably the Venice Biennial and the Smithsonian Institution, Washington. The talk is based on a book I am writing titled, Art, Creativity
and Controversy: Why and How Artists Develop a Signature Style.

One Cube Foot Exhibition

In 2012 the exhibition was held in the UTSA Blue Star Satellite Gallery located downtown in the Blue Star Art Complex.    The exhibition opened on October 1, 2012 with receptions on October 4th, 5th (first Thursday/Friday events) and October 11th (TASA conference reception).  On average the exhibitions at Blue Star has 3000 visitors to so exhibitors' work received major visibility in a major art complex visited by art enthusiasts from all over the world.  This exhibition was paired with the TASA Student Exhibition.  



Hosts: University of Texas at San Antonio and San Antonio College

2012 Conference Co-Chairs:
Greg Elliott (University of Texas at San Antonio) & Susan Witta-Kemph (San Antonio College)