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Texas A&M-Kingsville artist produces winning sculpture

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Fulden Sara Wissinger, assistant professor of art at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, recently attended the Texas Association of Schools of Art (TASA) conference as a representative of the university. While there, one of her sculptures, Cappadocia, received second place in the 2017 One Foot Show, a National Invitational Juried show.

In addition, her piece entitled, Mal de Ojo, was selected to appear in a National Juried Clay Show, Clay on the Wall, at the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts (LHUCA) in Lubbock. The exhibition begins Friday, Dec. 1, and continues through Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. Clay on the Wall is on display at the Helen DeVitt Jones Studio Gallery at the LHUCA.

This is the 21st Clay on the Wall exhibit curated by Texas Tech University professor of art Juan Granados. The juror is Glen R. Brown, art history professor at Kansas State University.

Wissinger was selected to represent Texas A&M-Kingsville at the TASA conference in Dallas. In addition to the art competition, attendees held discussions between two- and four-year colleges and universities, visited galleries and different colleges and voted for new members.

The purpose of the TASA is to promote among colleagues the exchange of ideas and encourage creative and scholarly activity in the visual arts; to facilitate the professional purposes of instructors of the visual arts and otherwise advance the visual arts at institutions of higher education.

About Fulden Sara Wissinger

Wissinger has been at Texas A&M-Kingsville since 2003, when she was an adjunct professor. She worked her way up and has been an assistant professor in the art, communications and theatre department since 2014.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in graphic design from Marmara University in Istanbul, Turkey. Wissinger went through the advanced level at the English Language Institute at Texas A&M University and attended Blinn College. She received her master’s degree in fine arts in 3D studio art from the University of Texas-Pan American.

Wissinger has had her work included in many international exhibitions including in Pakistan, Denmark, Mexico and Turkey. She has had art pieces in numerous exhibits throughout the country and has publications and presentations in various venues.

Her work is in the private collections of Scott and Vivian Hughes, Charlie Hoffman, Rubik and Anahid Atamian, the City of Corpus Christi, University of Texas-Pan American and Hill Country Arts Foundation.

Wissinger was founder of the Society of Women’s Rights at Marmara University. She is photographer for the Texas A&M-Kingsville Women’s Club.


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