FHSU artist Gordon Sherman has busy lead-in to sabbatical

Gordon Sherman, associate professor of art, has accepted a residency and has been awarded a fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT, as part of his sabbatical research for the spring 2005 semester.

The residency will allow Sherman time to research painting, drawing and printmaking techniques as well as the opportunity to interact with internationally established artists such as William Beckman and Carole Rob.

During the fall semester, Sherman presented a printmaking workshop in October at the University of Kansas, delivering lectures, student critiques and printmaking demonstrations.

His works have also been accepted into several exhibitions.

" Eastern Wind P&B 2," an intaglio etching, was accepted for The Boston Printmakers 2005 North American Print Biennial. The print depicts social and political symbolism and metaphors concerning the Iraqi war. The juror for the exhibition was Joann Moser, senior curator for graphic arts at the Smithsonian Art Museum, Washington, DC. The exhibit will run from Feb. 13 to March 27.

Two invitational faculty exhibits, one at the Moss-Thorns Gallery in Rarick Hall on the FHSU campus and another at the Lincoln Art Center, Lincoln, KS, will include selections of paintings, drawings and prints by Sherman. The Moss-Thorns exhibit began Jan. 14 and will run until Feb. 18. The Lincoln exhibit closes in February.

Sherman has also been invited to exhibit in Egypt, with possible venues in Cairo and Alexandria for the fall of 2005. The exhibit is being curated by Karen Kunc, professor of art at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. The exhibit is titled "Prints in Troubled Times and has a tentative opening in September.

The Eighth Annual National Juried Exhibition at the Baker Arts Center, Liberal, also selected some of Sherman's works, including two large-scale drawings and one intaglio print. The exhibit opened Jan. 15 and will run until Feb. 27.

The Shafer Regional Invitational Exhibition, Barton County Community College, Great Bend, accepted one of Sherman's oil paintings, "Clean Hands -- The Wade." The exhibit opened Jan. 18 and runs until Feb. 20. The exhibit's juror was Linda Ganstrom, associate professor of art at FHSU.

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