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#CFADWorks: Jessica Shatswell

Alumna and local music teacher Jessica Shatswell sends an update to the UCO College of Fine Arts and Design!

During her time at the University of Central Oklahoma, Shatswell was a part of the Marching Band, Jazz programs and Wind Symphony. She received a Bachelor of Music Education (Instrumental) in December 2015 and a Master’s in Music Education in May 2018.

Today, she teaches music to students in Pre-K through 5th g=Grade at Parkview Elementary School, sharing her love of music with the next generation!


As students are dissuaded from pursuing their passions in arts-related fields, we’re flipping the script on “starving artists” and highlighting the breadth of success our alumni have achieved as musicians, artistic directors, talent managers, dancers, actors and so much more. As our alumni can attest, #CFADWorks!

Are you a CFAD alum? We’d love to hear from you! To get involved, just post a selfie or video of you at work to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. Use #CFADWorks, and we’ll share your story! Thank you for inspiring our students and the future generation of creators!

#CFADWorks: Casey Twenter

Reflecting on his impactful career as a designer, creative director, producer and screenwriter, UCO College of Fine Arts and Design alumnus Casey Twenter thanks his alma mater for starting him on the road to success. #CFADWorks

Since graduating from the University of Central Oklahoma in 1995 with a degree in Graphic Design, Casey Twenter has been engaged in a diverse blend of artistic pursuits throughout his prolific career, including serving as Art Director at Hallmark Cards. In advertising and design, he has worked with such well-known brands as Sonic Drive-Ins, Payless Shoes and Blue Bunny Ice Cream. An experienced Creative Director as well, Twenter has held this position at Barkley, Third Degree Advertising, Funnel Design Group and, most recently, Paycom.

In 2002, Twenter began to channel his artistic talents into screenwriting, which then evolved into becoming a full-fledged filmmaker. One of his first films, RUDDERLESS, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2013 and was released by Paramount Pictures.

While continuously expanding his body of work, Twenter still puts into practice lessons he learned while studying at the UCO College of Fine Arts and Design.


As students are dissuaded from pursuing their passions in arts-related fields, we’re flipping the script on “starving artists” and highlighting the breadth of success our alumni have achieved as musicians, artistic directors, talent managers, dancers, actors and so much more. As our alumni can attest, #CFADWorks!

Are you a CFAD alum? We’d love to hear from you! To get involved, just post a selfie or video of you at work to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. Use #CFADWorks, and we’ll share your story! Thank you for inspiring our students and the future generation of creators!

UCO Department of Design Wins Big at Oklahoma ADDYs

The University of Central Oklahoma’s Department of Design continued their winning streak at the local 2019 American Advertising Awards (ADDYs) this February, capturing several top awards and solidifying a decade-long string of victories for this annual competition. In celebration of their success, the department will host an opening reception for a showcase of UCO students’ gold award-winning designs from 4-5 p.m. March 14 in the Donna Nigh Gallery, located on the third and fourth floors of the Nigh University Center on Central’s campus.

At the ADDYs Gala on Feb. 16 at The Criterion in Bricktown, OKC, UCO design students collectively won 23 gold, 27 silver and 18 bronze awards, with Amanda Dely chosen as Best of University for her campaign “Neon Cactus.” UCO student Jarrod Lovick secured the Special Judges Award for his illustration “Summer’s Last Scoop,” and the top award of the evening, Best of Show, went to UCO student Shuning Liu for “Forest Walk: Bear, House, Water.”

In the professional category, UCO Department of Design staff member and alumna Monique Ortman and current student William Muschinske together earned gold for “UCO CFAD Recruiting/Brand Campaign.” In addition, Ortman earned one gold, one silver and three bronze awards for her work.

“I am so proud of our student’s willingness to take a chance and see how they stack up locally, regionally and nationally,” said Amy Johnson, M.F.A., chair of the UCO Department of Design.

“Their willingness to take the risk, to see what will happen is a direct result of their faculty, the program and their own drive for excellence. I am thrilled by the outcome and I proudly congratulate our UCO Design students!”

The ADDYs is the advertising industry’s largest competition, attracting more than 40,000 entries every year. Winners of the Oklahoma ADDYs are invited to compete in the second tier of the competition at the district level. District winners are then eligible to compete in the national ADDYs.

The work of UCO design students advancing to the next stage of the competition will be featured in the exhibit opening March 14 and the showcase will remain on display through May 3.

“The unprecedented success of our design students at the ADDYs and in many other national competitions results from intentionally prioritizing student excellence,” said Steven Hansen, M.F.A., dean of the UCO College of Fine Arts and Design.

“The design faculty and academic leadership determined that we would support, encourage and mentor students toward best-in-nation distinction. The transformative learning experiences we offer our design students at UCO are arguably the best value of any design degree in America. Our students have responded by internalizing the importance of craft, pursuing exceptionalism and achieving the highest levels of professional creative excellence. I am so proud of them.”

For more information about the UCO Department of Design, visit design.uco.edu.

For more information about College of Fine Arts and Design events, visit cfad.uco.edu.


 

UCO Department of Design ADDY Winners:

Best of Show:

Shuning Liu, Forest Walk: Bear, House, Water

 

Special Judges Award:

Jarrod Lovick, Summer’s Last Scoop

 

Best of University:

Amanda Dely for Neon Cactus

 

Professional Winners:

Gold ADDY Winners:

Monique Ortman, In Command

William Muschinske and Monique Ortman, UCO CFAD Recruiting/Brand Campaign

 

Silver ADDY Winners:

Monique Ortman, Breakthrough!

 

Bronze ADDY Winners:

Monique Ortman, I <3 Design

Monique Ortman, 2018 ADDY Winners

 

Student Winners:

Gold ADDY Winners:

Adam Coe, Patience the Pangolin for WildAid

Amanda Dely, Maestro: Top Shelf Tequila Box Set

Amanda Dely, Meanwhile Back at the Ranch

Amanda Dely, Neon Cactus

Amanda Dely, The Pop-Up Shop by UCO Design

Amanda Dely, UCO Design Ad Campaign, proposed

Brenda Chavez, Oasis Home Improvement Supplies

Hayden Magar, Off Beat Bakewear

Hayla Perrone, 4Tune Teller

Holly Low, Jux Skate Shop

Jarrod Lovick, Summer’s Last Scoop

Jarrod Lovick, Things Unseen

Julia Weaver, Crunch Crunch Yum Cereal

Khang Nguyen, Crash site M2K

Mallory Rankin, Earthly Living Organics

Mallory Rankin, Catskill Distillery Whitelightening

Marissa Thelen, Pizza House

Mia, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Rachel Kear, Astro Ramen

Shuning Liu, Forest Walk: Bear, House, Water

Sydni Levis-Nasada, Zone First Aid Supplies

Tam Tran, Aurea Perfume

William Muschinske, Serial Killers by the Numbers

 

Silver ADDY Winners:

Alex Sun, The Catharsis Collection

Amanda Dely, Paper Jam, the people

Amanda Dely, Patience the Pangolin for WildAid

Brenda Chavez, Nantli Cacao Chocolate

Hayden Magar, James and the Giant Peach

Hayden Magar, Sticks for the Zombies

Hayla Perrone, Personal Brand

Holly Low, In Cold Blood

Jarrod Lovick, Office Buzz

Jarrod Lovick, Paper Jam, Biker

Jarrod Lovick, The Great Bambino

Jason Rowlett, Minja, Mega Minis

Jason Rowlett, Spirit Halloween Car Wrap

Mandy Rochat, Hårtles

Marissa Thelen, Aspen Coffee rebrand

Marissa Thelen, Conspiratea

Marissa Thelen, Pellow Outreach

Marissa Thelen, Finite Eau de Parfum

Megan Sadeghy, Reptilot

My Le, Insective Candy

Nik Long, Patience the Pangolin for WildAid

Oanh Le, Patience the Pangolin for WildAid

Shannon Perrin, Snow White

Sydni Levis-Nasada, Defy Eau de Parfum

Sydni Levis-Nasada, Sconed

Sydni Levis-Nasada, Secret Garden, book cover

Tam Tran, Uomo

 

Bronze ADDY Winners:

Alex Sun, The Butterfly Effect Invitation

Alyssa Holcomb, Wile E. Coyote

Amanda Dely, Out Cold: Hot Cocoa for Insomnia

Amanda Dely, Pellow Outreach

Amanda Dely, Rift

Brenda Chavez, Alarm Juice

Colton Danker, Ultra Music Festival

Hayden Magar, Revved Up Performance Oil Filters

Holly Low, Hideous Beast Brewing

Holly Low, Queens of the Golden Age

Jason Rowlett, Beacon Cologne Spray

Jason Rowlett, Book Experience: The Foxman

Josh Schultz, Pokémon Go

Luke Wickberg, Xtinction

Marissa Thelen, Boujee Bites for Dogs

Shuning Liu, Chinese Love Story

Sydni Levis-Nasada, OK Needs Her

William Muschinske, Brooks Nguyen and Davis

#CFADWorks: Julianne Annesley

We’re proud of our Oklahoma teachers! Local music educator Julianne Annesley shares how the UCO College of Fine Arts and Design prepared her to train the next generation of musicians.

During her time at the University of Central Oklahoma, Annesley was a part of the Wind Symphony, Marching Band, Orchestra and Cantilena Women’s Choir. She was also selected by audition for the National Flute Association Collegiate Honor Flute Choir in 2009 and 2010. Since graduating with a Bachelor of Music Education (Instrumental) with a minor in Vocal Performance in 2011, Annesley has dedicated the last eight years to directing band and orchestra, as well as teaching music appreciation.

Annesley was recently recognized for researching and reviving Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School’s alma mater song. Because of her efforts to promote school spirit through music, the school has begun several new traditions, including musical performances at the freshmen welcome event and Veterans Day Assembly. Read more about Annesley’s work at newsok.com.

Today, Annesley teaches at three Catholic schools in the Oklahoma City metro while also working to complete her Masters of Music Education. She is currently a member of the Oklahoma Flute Society Adult Flute Choir, serving as a Delegate on the Executive Board and as the Honor Flute Choirs Assistant.


As students are dissuaded from pursuing their passions in arts-related fields, we’re flipping the script on “starving artists” and highlighting the breadth of success our alumni have achieved as musicians, artistic directors, talent managers, dancers, actors and so much more. As our alumni can attest, #CFADWorks!

Are you a CFAD alum? We’d love to hear from you! To get involved, just post a selfie or video of you at work to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. Use #CFADWorks, and we’ll share your story! Thank you for inspiring our students and the future generation of creators!

 

#CFADWorks: Eric Chambray

In the dressing room for “Le Rêve,” dance alumnus Eric Chambray shares his journey from the UCO College of Fine Arts and Design to the Las Vegas stage.

After studying dance at the University of Central Oklahoma, Chambray began his career with Royal Caribbean Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Lines and Tokyo Disney. For the past 10 years, Chambray has stunned audiences with feats of strength, acrobatics, aerial dance, diving, martial arts and more as a part of “Le Rêve,” performing in an aqua theatre-in-the-round at the Wynn Las Vegas.

Those outside of Las Vegas may have also seen Chambray and the “Le Rêve” dancers on America’s Got Talent and in the film Paul Blart Mall Cop: 2.

Watch a few of these captivating performances below:

As students today are dissuaded from pursuing their passions in arts-related fields, we’re flipping the script on “starving artists” and highlighting the breadth of success our alumni have achieved as musicians, artistic directors, talent managers, dancers, actors and so much more. As our alumni can attest, #CFADWorks!

Are you a CFAD alum? We’d love to hear from you! To get involved, just post a selfie or video of you at work to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. Use #CFADWorks, and we’ll share your story! Thank you for inspiring our students and the future generation of creators!

Question & Answer with Performance Artist, Paul Waddell

Following his November performance of “The Radical Choice to See What You Are Looking At” at the UCO Melton Gallery, artist Paull Waddell sat down with curator of exhibitions Kyle Cohlmia to discuss his work, the current direction of performance art, and the future of the contemporary art scene.

Kyle Cohlmia: How did you get into the genre of performance art?

Paul Waddell: When I was in high school I read “White Noise” by Don Dellio and was allowed to do a post-modern art project for extra-credit. That lead me to make “strange noise” music and listen to Captain Beefheart and watch Frank Zappa’s films. I had a group called “Partially Hydrogenated,” and we freaked out a school assembly. I also saw a retrospective of Paul McCarthy’s large-scale installation and his performance artifacts.

KC: What comes first, choosing the objects you work with or the content of the piece?

PW:Sometimes the object inspires the content, and other times I’m thinking about a subject and I start to see the potential for a meaning within the context I’m creating in a certain object.

KC: Do you plan out your actions ahead of time, or go into each performance with a more meditative, in-the-moment mentality?

PW: It is really about balancing both strategies. I have to be prepared with ideas and materials for specific actions, and I must be open and responsive to the audience and other changes around me. I have often made the analogy that it is like a karate match in which I know why I’m fighting, and I have trained for all the moves, yet I don’t know what the combination of moves will be until I’m in the fight and responding in real time, using all the pieces I have planned when the audience is ready and adapting to the specifics of the members of the audience.

KC: For this particular piece “The Radical Choice to See What You Are Looking At,” you used tents on which the exterior represents a log cabin with the word “home” written on the front. What is the significance of the tent, and specifically, the tents you chose for this performance? 

PW: I choose every object in the performance because I see a potential in that object to have multiple “reads” or possible meanings for the audience. The tents in this piece refer to the thousands of homeless people living in tents in Los Angeles. The particular tents are made for children, and I think that things designed for children carry both nostalgia and optimism about the future. So, positioned in the context of the performance the tents represent the fact that the future could be homelessness and insanity. 

KC: This piece was also about mental illness. How did your “character” or persona/actions in this piece include awareness for mental illness in regards to homelessness?

PW: That is a very difficult question as I can’t speak for the homeless. I do feel that many more people are on the verge of homelessness then our culture really wants to see. Around 30-35% of those experiencing homelessness, and close to 75% of women experiencing homelessness, have mental illnesses. I think it is important for someone visiting LA to know that the nicer the tent the more recently homeless the person. Most people who come to LA are there to follow a dream of being some kind of an artist. So, for me, homelessness is a very real possibility when a young artist moves to LA; they should know it is.

KC: How do you integrate humor into your pieces? What is the significance of using humor in performance art?

PW: Humor can trigger laughter and that creates an openness in the audience to contemplating ideas in new ways. It is easy to learn about something new when you can laugh at it. Although I do speak in my performance most of the humor is in my actions. By manipulating common commercial objects, I gain access to the audiences’ expectations and hopefully confound them.

KC: How do you see performance art in the larger context of the contemporary art world?

PW: Although it has its limits, performance art is a form that lets an artist immediately address a current issue, or to bring an old issue into a contemporary context potentially with no material cost and no barrier to entering a current dialogue. Performance is type of communication that is available to every human being.

KC: What trends do you see developing in the contemporary art world? How do you see the future of art developing in Oklahoma and beyond?

PW: There are major shifts happening in art all over the world. Cities that have been the center of art seem to be losing their hold on it. Oklahoma is very interesting in that a lot of complex ideas are finding an audience here and people are actively trying to create a viable contemporary art scene. It’s important for a young person to understand that they are responsible for building their audience. Artists need to engage in self-sustaining practices and need to understand about promoting their work to be the important activity that it is.

KC: What advice would you give as advice for an emerging artist wanting to get into performance art? Do you suggest a formal education? What resources do you suggest? 

PW: Have a job that is outside of the arts. Don’t expect people to know how hard you work on performing and go out and do it. Work really hard to understand everything that interests you as deeply as possible. Make observations about the world. Care about culture and the people who it represents. Put yourself in a position so that real people can respond to what you are trying to do.Through my experience, I’ve learned performance only really exists at the moment when an audience sees or experiences the action. Read about performance art. Internet search the history of performance art and try to understand the motivation of the artists that came before you on the timeline. Go to school to learn about art and perform on the street in the busiest place in town. Get yelled at and find a way to work with the people who are yelling at you.

To keep up to date on Waddell’s latest work, follow him on Instagram @wpaulwaddell.

The UCO Melton Gallery is open to the public Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. or Fridays by appointment. To schedule an appointment, contact Kyle Cohlmia at kcohlmia1@uco.edu or 405-974-2432.

To see a complete list of all UCO College of Fine Arts and Design events, visit cfad.uco.edu.

#CFADWorks: Mariah Saffa

Hard at work in a 7,000-seat arena in northern Colorado, ACM@UCO alumna Mariah Saffa reflects on her path to a marketing career in the entertainment industry.

After receiving a B.A.T. in Music Business and a minor in Marketing from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2017, Saffa used the skills she gained through real-world industry experience at ACM@UCO in her job as a Digital Marketing Specialist and Radio Accounts Manager at Tyler Media. This role led Saffa to her current position with Spectra, an international venue management and hospitality company that serves the Budweiser Events Center in Loveland, CO. As a Marketing Manager, Saffa directs marketing strategies not only for the venue itself, but also for touring musicians and entertainers, continuing to apply her education in Music Business.

As students today are dissuaded from pursuing their passions in arts-related fields, we’re flipping the script on “starving artists” and highlighting the breadth of success our alumni have achieved as musicians, artistic directors, talent managers, dancers, actors and so much more. As our alumni can attest, #CFADWorks!

Are you a CFAD alum? We’d love to hear from you! To get involved, just post a selfie or video of you at work to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. Use #CFADWorks, and we’ll share your story! Thank you for inspiring our students and the future generation of creators!

#CFADWorks: Jessica Craddock

From her picturesque Colorado ranch, College of Fine Arts and Design alumna Jessica Craddock shares her journey to becoming the founder and owner of The Artist Market Co.

After graduating from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2010 with a B.F.A. in Painting, Craddock first learned the skills of gallery management while working for notable Oklahoma City artist Suzanne Wallace Mears. She soon opened her own pop-up gallery, an experience which fostered her interest in learning to more effectively market her art. After several years of experience at local marketing firm Public Strategies, Craddock launched her business The Artist Market Co. to teach fine artists the necessary business skills to successfully market and sell their work. As a painter, entrepreneur and business owner, Craddock helps her fellow artists to make a living while doing what they love.

To learn more about Craddock and The Artist Market Co., please visit theartistmarket.co.

#CFADWorks: Kevin Bergquist

As a Graphic Designer at Fulton Brewing Company in Minneapolis, MN, alumnus Kevin Bergquist demonstrates the skills he gained from the UCO College of Fine Arts and Design in his daily work.

Bergquist graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2014 with a B.F.A. in Graphic Design and a minor in Illustration. Since then, he has used his educational experiences throughout his career, working independently as a screenprinter and freelance designer before beginning his current position at Fulton Brewing Company as a full-time Graphic Designer. His daily work involves designing anything from packaging to web graphics to posters for the company, providing ample opportunities to flex his creative muscles.

Last year, Bergquist’s unique illustration process was recognized by the British art and design publication “It’s Nice That.” Utilizing a scanner to distort his designs, the illustrator created a wobbling effect that offered movement and spontaneity to his compositions. To see examples of his work in this style and read the full feature by “It’s Nice That,” visit https://www.itsnicethat.com/articles/kevin-bergquist-illustration-060917.

View Bergquist’s most recent series of designs below:


Question and Answer with Painter, Erica Bonavida

Written by Kyle Cohlmia, curator of the UCO Melton Gallery

One of my favorite parts of the role of curator at the Melton Gallery is working with living artists. I love the way in which each artist is different; hearing about their unique approaches to the craft is an exciting experience. Additionally, it’s always an honor working with University of Central Oklahoma alumni who know the art department (many of whom comment on the once again experiencing the distinct smell of the paints from the painting room) and received instruction and inspiration from our very own faculty.

Erica Bonavida stands in front of her painting.

Erica is no exception. Now a professional artist working in the OKC community as a part of Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition and Fringe: Women Artists of Oklahoma, Erica is also UCO alum. As a student, she was named to the Dean’s Honor Roll from 2007 – 2014 and received the Freshman Achievement Scholarship in 2007.

Her large-scale, realist paintings invite the viewer to look at textiles from an intimate vantage point. The detail of texture and colorful fabric might remind you of a personal memory or relic from your lifetime. In addition, the fluidity of Erica’s lines creates a concentrated sense of movement, as if you could actually touch or feel the objects she has painted.

Erica created a new painting titled “The Dressing Room,” directly inspired by two costumes from the UCO Costume Shop. This collaboration is notable, as visitors will be able to see the artform of costume design highlighted through oil painting.

I asked Erica some specific questions about her work and time at UCO. To learn more about her content, process and past & current inspirations, read our Q&A session below:

Kyle Cohlmia: Your style is unique to other still-life painters I have seen in Oklahoma. How did you start painting textiles? In addition, how has your style developed since you were in college?

Erica Bonavida: My choice of subject matter regarding still-life was inspired by an undergraduate painting assignment to paint a still-life of something you are obsessed with. I had spent so much time on the fabric portions of the previously assigned still-life that it occurred to me that I was completely fascinated by the idea of capturing the nuances of fabric. It took off from there and become the subject of my senior work and subsequently my professional work. Over time my style has become more refined, more detailed, and developed into my own particular view of realism without being necessarily photorealistic.

KC: Oftentimes your paintings are of an object or piece of fabric/textile that looks as if it’s recently been used, worn, laid in, sat on, etc. Do you have stories of these pieces and how they came to be as you paint, or do you like to keep the narratives up to the viewer?

EB: Absolutely! There are many stories behind the fabrics, especially the worn ones, that I paint. Many of them come from my own childhood such as a worn and tattered quilt, handmade dresses, and vintage baby clothing. I like to elude to their history with the title of the work but I also leave it open enough that the viewer can relate their own narrative to the piece. My hope is that it elicits a response that recalls a tactile experience from the viewers own history.

KC: I love the sense of movement in your pieces. What are some techniques you use to create the lines and shadows that reference the texture and wornness of the fabric you paint?

EB: Movement is a very important part of my work. I have a sculpture background in addition to painting and I find fabric to be an interesting way to marry those aspects of 2D and 3D. I spend a lot of time arranging the composition to give it movement and to show off every facet of a particular textile that I am attempting to capture. I spend a lot of time observing the textiles and studying how they are woven to give a particular texture. Each requires a unique approach in order to capture that texture with paint. I consider them to be puzzle to solve and that keeps the process fresh and interesting for me.

KC: Similarly, what is your process like? Do you take photographs of what you paint first? How long does it take you to complete a typical painting?

EB: My process begins with the selection of the fabrics. I look for textiles that coordinate in subject matter and color palette while offering a variety of textures. From there I set up a still-life and seek to show multiple views of the chosen fabrics. I like showing the backside of things. I think it’s interesting to see how things come together. The process of setting up the still-life can take as little as minutes or as much as days. I take many photos and choose my favorite composition to work with. I paint from the photograph but keep the subjects close by for reference. Once the majority of the painting has been done from the reference photo I put it aside and make visual changes based on intuition.

KC: This can be a tough question to answer, as there are so many great artists out there, but who are a few of your personal influences from the artwork?

EB: I’m influenced by a lot of artists. I spend a lot of time just looking at work that’s being produced right now. Everything from traditional still-life, figurative work, murals, to abstraction. Right now, I’m loving just about everything that comes out of RJD Gallery in New York. One of my favorite artists showing there is Jackee Sandelands-Strom. She has incredible acrylic paintings of tattooed hands. I follow the photorealist work of Frank Oriti as well as Omar Ortiz. I also adore Shana Levenson. I’ve only recently found her work but I really enjoy how she uses pastels in her lace dress paintings. I can really relate to how she views color. One of the artists I’ve followed the longest is Anne-Marie Kornachuk. I could see myself integrating a figure in a similar way.

KC: Can you describe a favorite memory from your time at the UCO Art Department? What skills did you develop at the school that helped you become the success you are today? 

EB: Some of my favorite memories of my time at UCO are the late nights and long afternoons in the studio painting alongside my classmates. It was the first time in my life I had had the opportunity to spend that much uninterrupted time honing a skill and I loved the easy-going atmosphere and camaraderie when others were around. The most useful thing I learned that has served me well as a working artist is how to be professional, pay attention to detail, and prepare for everything. The final semester really sets you up with the practical knowledge on how to install your work as well as how to make the process as smooth as possible.

KC: What is one piece of advice you would give graduating art students who are interested in pursuing a life as a professional artist?

EB: Go in to your career with the understanding that you are an independent business and your art is your goods. Brush up on how business works. Learn as much as you can about marketing. Understand your clients and build a cohesive brand.

Erica Bonavida will be exhibiting in the Krottinger Family Gallery Nov. 1-Dec. 15. The opening reception is 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8. Special thanks to Alyssa Couturier-Herndon from the UCO Costume Shop who helped coordinate the lending of costumes for Erica’s inspiration of her newest piece “The Dressing Room.”

For a complete listing of UCO College of Fine Arts and Design events and performances, please visit cfad.uco.edu