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Kristy Deetz

Kristy Deetz

Spring 2014

"Heated Exchange/SECAC"

Grant in Aid of Research


Spring 2013

"FABRICation"

Grant in Aid of Research

Final Report: "I have completed the activities associated with the project FABRICation which was awarded $800 to cover the cost of materials to make paintings for an exhibition held in conjunction with the Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC) in Greensboro, NC on Oct. 30-Nov. 2, 2013. Events included the FABRICation exhibition at the Theatre Art Gallery (TAG) in Highpoint, NC and two corresponding SECAC panel sessions at the Koury Convention Center. FABRICation was organized as a pilot project in support of curatorial aspirations by SECAC members in conjunction with the annual conference. Curated by Reni Gower, Professor of Painting and Drawing at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCUarts is one of the top ranked art programs in the county) and myself, FABRICation features nine contemporary North American artists, representing the Midwest, Southeast, and Northeast regions of the United States. At different career stages, many of the artists are internationally recognized and each has achieved a significant professional record. The inaugural show for FABRICation was at SECAC 2013 and is now a traveling show with venues in the process of being confirmed. After seeing the exhibition installed for SECAC I have decided to make new paintings for the traveling exhibition. These new paintings will be two-three times larger than the original work as my co-curator and I found that my twenty-inch paintings seemed inconsistent with the large scale of the other works that averaged five feet in diameter. Consequently, I am applying for a Research Scholar Award for a course release during spring semester of 2015 so that I can complete three new paintings (36”x64”) for FABRICation the traveling exhibition. FABRICation features the work of artists that incorporate a textile sensibility through elements of fabric and fabrication. Inspired by a rich array of historical textiles (drapery to quilt), these complex multi-part constructions are encoded by traditional handicraft to contrast our culture’s rampant media consumption with the redemptive nuance of slow work wrought by hand."


Fall 2011

"On the Trail of Piero della Francesca"

Grant in Aid of Research


Spring 2010

"Printing Digital Images of My Paintings on Fabric"

Grant in Aid of Research


Spring 2007

"The Divas and Iron Chefs of Encaustic, Contemporary Encaustic Painting"

Grant in Aid of Research


Fall 2002

"Purchase Electric Fusing Tools for Encaustic Painting"

Grant in Aid of Research


Fall 2000

"Attend 2001 College Art Association Conference"

Grant in Aid of Research