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CECA Visiting Artist Speaker Series


Throughout the history of the Department of Art + Design, we have been committed to bringing top artists, designers, curators, and thinkers to Austin Peay State University and the Clarksville community. Along with the support of the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, all of our events within the Department of Art + Design are free and open to the public.

CECA 18-19 Visiting Artist Schedule


September 27: Amy Sherald, painter, winner of Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition. 7:30 p.m., @ UC Ballroom (Morgan Univeristy Center Ballroom)

October 23: Kaye Vassey, former animator at Dreamworks, current lead technical animator on Fortnite, at Epic Games and creator of comic strips Legend of Bill and the Gnome Syndicate. 6 p.m. @ AD120

November 14: Sharon Louden, Installation artist, educator, advocate for artists and editor of the Living and Sustaining a Creative Life series of books, 6 p.m. @ AD120



January 28: Leonardo Drew, sculptor/installation aritst and featured artist in PBS' Art21 series. 6 p.m. @ AD120

January 30: Tim Doud / Zoë Charlton, co-founders of | 'sindikit |, a space for facilitating creative engagements. Tim: painter/drawer of constructed identities; Zoë: painter/drawer exploring the ironies of contemporary social and cultural stereotypes. Both are professors at American University in D.C.  6 p.m. @ AD120

February 21: Gail Anderson, designer, writer and educator. Creative director at the Visual Arts Press at the School for the Visual Arts. AIGA Medal recipient and 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient from the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonion. 6 p.m. @ AD120

March 1*: CECA TN Artist Fellow Lecture, 6 p.m. @ the Frist Art Museum

*date subject to change

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Below is just a selection of nationally and internationally renowned artists that the Department of Art + Design has hosted at APSU.




Duane Michals
John Pfahl
Anna Tomczak
Peter Laytin
Holly Roberts
Don Anderson
Christopher James
Sandy Skogland
Lorna Simpson
Clark Thomas
William Daley
Keith Carter
Dan Burkholder
Pedro Meyer
Joel Peter Witkin
Jack Spencer
Sean Kernan
Lalla Essaydi

Printmaking/Book Arts

John Mominee
John Wood
Sue Coe
Eric Avery
Jim Sherraden
Joyce Sievers
Susan King
Katherine Ng
Amos Kennedy
Franco Mondini-Ruiz
Johanna Drucker
Joan Lyons
Ke Francis
Jo Dery
Amos Kennedy

Art History/Art Criticism

Anselmo Carini
Dr. Ann Brown
Terry Barrett
Dr. Linda Stone-Ferrier
Susan Knowles
Ofelia Garcia
Merikay Waldvogel
Dele Jegede
Lawrence Weschler
Dinty Moore / “Brevity Magazine” 
Dr. Lisa Freiman
Nato Thompson




Marcel Fruh
Richard Painter
Dale Leys
Paul Rotterdam
William Bailey
Marilyn Murphy
April Gornick
Barbara Bullock
Carol Mode
Jack Beal
Jerome Witkin
Burrell Brenneman
Gina Priest
Erling Sjovold
Juan Martinez
Jimmie Cantrell
Beverly McIvers

Xu Bing

Duane Keiser


Paul Richter
Fred Cogelow
Les Miley
Carol Ann Haggard
Linda Behar
Priscilla Hollingsworth
Robert Brady
Vince Pitelka
Jo Stealy
Paul Soldner
John McQueen
Linda Lopez
Laura Splan
Sonya Clark
Joyce J. Scott

Graphic Design/Illustration

Dweck and Campbell
Gary Panter
Ann Field
Clive Piercy
Somi and Sojin Kim
Margot Chase
Simon Johnston
Susan Silton
Art Chantry
Andrea Dezso
Eric Drooker
Andy Engle
Vartan Kurjian
Scott McCloud
Pendleton Ward
Chip Kidd
Brian Owens
Andrew Smith "ampersandrew"
Rachel Briggs
Bryony Gomez-Palacio
Tad Carpenter
Colie Wertz
Mitch Goldstein




Ann Hamilton
Chris Robinson
Lida Gordon
Creighton Michael
Hubertus Von der Goltz
Claire Lieberman
Dorothy Gillespie
Andres Bally
Karim Noureldin
Robert Stackhouse
Margery Amdur
Kristy Dietz
Michael Spencer
Adrienne Outlaw
Greely Myatt
Mel Chin
Hirodazu Kosaka
John Medwedeff
Horatio Law
Michael Sarich
Willie Cole
Sheila Pepe
Jonathan Brilliant
PlantBot Genetics
Janine Antoni
Chris Boyd Taylor
PlantBot Genetics 
Stacy Levy
Steve Snell
Dario Robleto
Megan Geckler

New Media/Performance/Sound

Paul Rutkovsky
Heinrich Lueber
Deanna Morse
Robert Wilson
Cheri Gaulke / Sisters of Survival
Henry Selleck
Greg Pond
James Luna
Chris Doyle
JIllian McDonald
Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky
Sondra Perry
Christine Sun Kim
Matt Roberts / Terri Witek


Acuff Chairs

Ted Orland - 1990
Jim Nutt - 1994
Frances Whitehead - 1998
George McCauley - 2002
Linda Norlen - 2006
Ian Berry - 2010
Scott McCloud - 2014
Sonya Clark - 2018