2020 National Art Exhibit Juror Katherine Liontas-Warren giving guest lecture on Feb. 20
Article by: Rosa Linda Reynoso
An Oklahoma resident since 1984, Katherine Liontas-Warren’s artwork features images focused on nature, ranging from birds to tornadoes, and represent experiences and metaphors of her life. The artist’s drawings and prints are connected by various themes that celebrate her love of the process of making art.
Currently an art professor at Cameron University in Lawton, Liontas-Warren teaches drawing, watercolor and printmaking as well as presents workshops and demonstrations throughout the southwest. She is also this year’s juror of the Del Mar College (DMC) Art Program’s 54th National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show, a juried exhibit that attracts submittals by artists from across the country and showcases some of the nation’s best work.
While in Corpus Christi later this month, Liontas-Warren will present a lecture about her own work on Thursday, Feb. 20, at 11 a.m. in Richardson Performance Hall on the East Campus (Ayers and Baldwin).
The College will hold an opening reception—including live music, hors d’ oeuvres, music and cash bar—the following evening, Feb. 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. for the national art show in the Joseph A. Cain Memorial Art Gallery, located in the Fine Arts Center on the East Campus (Ayers Street).
Both events are free and open to the public. For more details about the Feb. 20 lecture and Feb. 21 reception, contact the DMC Art Office at 698-1216 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year’s national art show features 29 two-dimensional pieces and 33 sculptures selected by Liontas-Warren out of more than 700 entries submitted by 193 artists representing 41 states. The exhibit represents the work of 61 artists who made the 54th National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show.
The free exhibit will remain on display in Cain Gallery through May 8. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 9 a.m. to noon on Fridays. (The College will be closed for Spring Break the week of March 9.)
Liontas-Warren’s own artwork has been exhibited in over 400 national solo, invitational and juried competitive exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad. Additionally, her work has received numerous purchase and juried awards; and, many of her prints and drawings are part of permanent collections in museums and institutions throughout the nation. The artist is an active participant of national and international print portfolio exchanges, including Zayed University in Dubai; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Australia and the Cork Printmakers Special Collection in Cork, Ireland.
Among honors and recognitions, Liontas-Warren was awarded the Oklahoma Governor’s Art and Education Award in Oklahoma City and is a recipient of the Bhattacharya Research Excellence Award, the Cameron University Faculty Hall of Fame Award and the Phi Kappa Phi Distinguished Faculty Award. Additionally, the Paseo Arts Association in Oklahoma City named Liontas-Warren the 2010 Artist of the Year, and the Lawton Arts and Humanities Council named her Artist and Educator of the Year.
Liontas-Warren earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from Texas Tech University and a bachelor’s degree from Southern Connecticut.
Learn more about the artist by visiting her site at www.katherineliontas.com.
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