Assistant Professor of Art Mike Calway-Fagen was one of six alumni invited to jury the 70th Annual Student Art Competition in the Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The student competition was begun in 1947 and has become one of the oldest competitions in the country and is one of the highlights of the Ewing Gallery exhibition season.
These alumni of the School of Art were asked to jury the exhibition and award prizes in fine art, graphic design, and academic papers. The exhibition opens on Monday, February 27 with a recption from 6–8pm and awards ceremony at 7pm. The exhibition will be on display at the gallery through March 19. Additionally, Mike Calway-Fagen and Rob Tarbell gave a public lecture in McCarty Auditorium on Tuesday evening February 21.
Assistant Professor of Art Mike Calway-Fagen is an artist, writer, and curator based in Athens, GA. He received a BFA from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and an MFA from the University of California, San Diego. Recently he opened solo exhibitions at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas, Ditch Projects in Oregon and the Soo Visual Arts Center in Minneapolis. Mike has attended residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, The Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, The Fine Arts Work Center, and Sculpture Space in Utica, NY. Mike has lectured at a number of institutions including the Universities of California, Tennessee, Oregon, Nevada, SAIC, Bowdoin College, MCAD, Auburn, and others. Mike's work has been reviewed in Art Papers, World Sculpture Magazine, Art F City, and is the focus of a chapter in a soon-to-be-published book, The Phenomenology of Art and Animals (Routledge Press). Mike is Area Chair of the Sculpture Area in the Lamar Dodd School of Art.