David Harris is the ceramics instructor and Professor of Art at Missouri Western State University. As a working artist and art educator he encourages students to “explore their unique talents, develop their creativity, and fine-tune their distinctive voice”.
He founded the David Harris Pottery in 1978. Working as a full-time studio artist he produced a wide range of both functional and nonfunctional ceramic forms. His work has been exhibited in numerous national and international venues, and is included in many public and private collections.
M.F.A., Fort Hays State University
B.A., Missouri Western State University
Selected Exhibition Record
“Teresa and David Harris: Vessel, Constructions and Related Objects,” Two Person Exhibition Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, Saint Joseph, Missouri 2008
“2008 International Cone Box Show The Pottery Workshop,” Shanghai, China; NCECA, Pittsburgh, PA; Holt Russell Gallery, Baker University, Baldwin City, Kansas
“2006 International Cone Box Show,” NCECA, Portland, Oregon; Holt Russell Gallery, Baker University Baldwin City, Kansas
“Rocky Mount Arts Center 7th Annual Handcrafted Juried Art Exhibition,” The Imperial Centre Rocky Mount, North Carolina
“12” x 12” Todd Gallery,” Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee
“David Harris and Teresa Harris Two-Person Exhibition,” The Columbian Art Center, Wamego, Kansas
“Recent Work – Three-Person Exhibition,” Roland Dille Center for the Arts, Moorhead State University Moorhead, Minnesota
“Recent Work Two-Person Exhibition,” Emporia Arts Center, Emporia, Kansas
“Topeka Competition 22,” Juried 7–State Fine Crafts Exhibition – Mulvane Art Museum, Washburn University Topeka
“Altered Traditions,” The Columbian Swogger Gallery, Wamego, Kansas
“Recent Work,” Mabee Art Gallery, Culver-Stockton College, Canton, Missouri
“KACA Kansas Artist-Craftsman Association Exhibition,” Juried Membership Exhibition, Beach Museum of Art, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas
“Invitational Exhibition,” The Birger Sanzen Memorial Gallery, Lindsborg, Kansas
“Clay and Paper Two-Person Exhibition,” Hutchison Art Association Gallery, Hutchison, Kansas
“David Harris Porcelain – Recent Works,”Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, Kansas
Teresa Harris is a Professor of Art at Missouri Western State University, teaching courses in Graphic Design, Typography, and Final Portfolio. She believes graphic designers give visual meaning and aesthetic form to information in a variety of media and formats. With a curriculum based on design problem solving, students learn to communicate specific messages to intended audiences with a careful manipulation of words and images. Their work in the art of visual communication promotes, informs, explains, clarifies, enhances, fascinates and amuses.
Since arriving at MWSU in 2004, Teresa has exhibited in over 80 national, international, and invitational art exhibitions. Her mixed-media personal work is primarily autobiographical, finding visual connections between past familial history and current life experiences. Commissions of her work include Jesup & Lamont, Inc., Provident Life Insurance, Inc., and A,T & T. Corporate collections include McDougal, Littell & Company Publishers, Sandusky Art Center, Ann Arbor Art Center, and Saks Fifth Avenue, NY. In addition to teaching, Teresa has worked as a freelance graphic designer, an artist-in-residence, and a full-time studio artist.
M.F.A., Fort Hays State University
B.A., Missouri Western State University
Selected National & International Juried Exhibitions (2009-2019)
“Juxtaposition: Contemporary Collage” International Juried Exhibition, Barrett Art Ctr, Poughkeepsie, NY
“2019 Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition” National Juried Exhibition, Waterloo Arts, Cleveland, OH
“Art of the Paper” International Juried Exhibition, Maryland Federation Circle Gallery, Annapolis, MD
“Academy Center for the Fine Arts National Juried Art Exhibition”, Lynchburg, VA *Award
“Americas 2018: Paperworks” National Juried Exhibition, Northwest Arts Center, Minot, ND
“AFTER” National Juried Exhibition, Studio & Gallery, Durango, CO
“Eye of the Beholder” National Juried Exhibition, Circle Gallery, Annapolis, MD *Award
“64 Arts” National Juried Exhibition, Buchanan Center for the Arts, Monmouth, IL
“Northern National National Juried Exhibition”, Nicolet College Art Gallery Rhinelander, WI *Award
“SOUTHWORKS 2016” National Juried Exhibition Oconee Arts Foundation, Watkinsville, GA
“2016 Academy Center of the Arts Annual National Juried Exhibition Lynchburg VA *Award
“Twelfth Annual Small Works Exhibition”, National Juried Exhibition Mamaroneck Arts Guild Gallery, NY
“One Cubed” National Juried Exhibition, Saville Gallery Cumberland, MD *Award
“2015 Annual Juried Art Exhibition, National Juried, South Arkansas Arts Center El Dorado, AR *Award
“Valdosta National 2015” National Juried Exhibition Valdosta Fine Arts Gallery Valdosta, GA
“20th Annual International Exhibition” International Juried Exhibition, University of Texas, Tyler, TX *Award
“notBIG (3) Small Works”, International Juried Exhibition, MS Rezny Gallery, Lexington, KY *Award
“Small Works 2015” National Juried Exhibition Shirt Factory Gallery Glen Falls, NY
“Americas 2015: All Media Exhibition” Northwest Arts Center, Minot State University Minot, ND
“L>M, Less is More” National Juried Exhibition, St. John’s College Annapolis, MD
“27th Northern National Juried Art Competition” Northern Arts Council Rhinelander, WI * Award
“27 Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition” McNeese State University Lake Charles, LA
“Small Wonders” International Juried Exhibition Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD
“64 ARTS 2013 National Juried Exhibition” Buchanan Center for the Arts, Monmouth, IL
“10 x 10 x 10 Tieton” International Juried Exhibition Tieton Arts & Humanities Tieton, WA
“26th Annual Northern National Art Competition” Rhinelander, WI *Award of Excellence
“8th Annual National Exhibition” National Juried Exhibition Axis Gallery Sacramento, CA
“Chowan University National Juried Exhibition” University Murfreesboro, NC *Award
“Bound” National Juried Exhibition, Catalog Women’s Art Caucus, New York, NY
“2012 National Small Works Art Show” Windsor Whip Works Art Center, Windsor, NY
The Art of It All – National Juried Exhibition”, Shy Rabbit Contemporary Arts, Pagosa Springs, CO
“Oklahoma: Centerfold 2012” Juried National Biennial, Leslies Powell Gallery, Lawon, OK *Award
“Firmly Rooted”, National Juried Exhibition, M.S. Rezny Gallery, Lexington, KY
“Small Works National Art Exhibition”, Harper College, Chicago, IL
“FISH 2012 International Competition” University of Oklahoma School of Art and Art History, Norman, OK
“Sense of Place 2012” National Juried Exhibition, Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Augusta, GA
“XL – XS” National Juried Exhibition Maryland Federation of Art and the University of Maryland, MD
“In, On, Of Paper” National Juried Exhibition Paper Circle Gallery Nelsonville, OH
“Works on Paper” National Juried Exhibition Santa Cruz Art League Santa Cruz, CA
“Small Works” “34th Annual Harper National Art Exhibition Harper College Palatine, IL
“Americas 2011 Paperworks” Harnett Gallery, Northwest Art Center, Minot State University Minot, ND
“Paperworks 2010” National Juried Exhibition bj spoke gallery Huntington, NY
“47th Annual Juried Competition” National Juried Show Masur Museum of Art Monroe. LA *Award
“Eye of the Beholder” National Juried Exhibition Maryland Federation of Art Baltimore, MD
“Heart and Soul of the Great Plains” National Invitational Exhibition Leslie Powell Gallery Lawton, OK
“New Directions 09, The Barrett Center’s 25th Annual National Juried Contemporary Art Exhibition”
Barrett Art Center Poughkeepsie, NY
“6th Annual AAC National Show Exhibition” Atlanta Artists Center Atlanta, GA
“2009 National Juried Exhibition” ACCI Gallery Berkeley, CA *Award of Excellence
“Alchemy: Reclaimed IV, National Juried Exhibition”
Marin Museum of Contemporary Art Marin County, Novato, CA
“National Juried Exhibition of Encaustic and Wax Art”
Bedford Gallery, Lesing Center for the Arts Walnut Creek, CA
“National Fine Arts Academy Juried Exhibition” Lynchburg Fine Arts Academy Lynchburg, VA
“Kreft Juried Art Exhibition” Kreft Art Center Concordia University Ann Arbor, MI
“20/20 International Juried Small Works Exhibition” Limestone Art Gallery Fayetteville, NY
“25th Annual National Small Works Exhibition” Gallery 107 Cobleskill, NY
“TEXAS NATIONAL Exhibition” Stephen F. Austin State University Nacogdoches, TX
Selected Solo & 2-person Exhibitions
“Storytellers” Krug Gallery, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS
“Vessels, Constructions, and Related Objects” Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, St. Joseph, MO
“Recent Work” Yost Gallery, Highland, Kansas
“Recent Work – Teresa Harris and David Harris” The Columbian Art Center, Wamego, Kansas
“Teresa J. Harris: Book Series” Marion Gardner Jackson Room, Culver-Stockton College, Canton, MO
“Paper, Paint and Word” The Columbian Art Center, Wamego, KS
“Recent Work” Roland Dille Center for the Arts, Moorhead State University Moorhead, MN
“Paper and Clay” Norman P. Eppick Gallery, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS
“New Relics” Kansas City Artists’ Coalition Gallery Kansas City, MO
“In Spirit” Moss-Thorns Gallery of Art, Fort Hays State University Hays, KS
“Paperworks” Shafer Memorial Gallery Barton County Community College, Great Bend, KS
“Clay and Paper” Two-Person Exhibition Hutchison Art Association Gallery Hutchison, KS
“Clay and Paper” Two-Person Exhibition Barton County Community College Great Bend, KS
“Teresa J. Harris, Handmade Paper” Norman R. Eppink Art Gallery, Emporia State University Emporia, KS
“Clay and Paper” Barton County Community College Great Bend, KS
“Clay and Paper” Haymarket Art Gallery, Lincoln, NE
“Teresa Harris – Handmade Paper” Wichita Art Association Gallery Wichita, KS
“Papermaking: One Women Show” DeLuce Gallery, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO
Matt Hepworth is an Associate Professor of Art at Missouri Western State University (MWSU), teaching Interactive Design, User Experience (UX) Design, Graphic Design, and Digital Illustration. Before arriving at MWSU, he taught Graphic Design, Introduction to Art History, and Digital Photography.
In addition to teaching, Matt served in the design industry as a senior designer and illustrator for 12 years involved in art direction, commercial and fine art illustration, front-end design and development, identity and print design, technical writing, usability testing, user-centered design, and 3D modeling. A recipient of regional, national, and international awards, recent work includes fine art mixed media and illustration, non-profit business consultation and design service, and K-12 professional development. Design service includes higher education and national corporations, including CenturyLink, Microsoft, Moz, Volkswagen, Eastern Washington University, Gonzaga University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Washington State University.
Pedagogically, he believes that integrating interdisciplinary design collaboration and reflective practice prepares students for becoming inveterate design thinkers and strategists. Having met his wife in New Zealand, he continues to enjoy traveling, photography, biking, cooking, culinary experiences, concept creation and modeling, and writing.
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Art & Design Internship
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Lance is an award-winning filmmaker whose pioneering graduate work at California Institute of the Arts compelled the animation programs to adopt the Endless Sky pipeline and to entirely convert to Maya in 2001. His thesis, Within an Endless Sky, was the first film made in Maya at CalArts. It showcased internationally at Festivals and broadcasts on four continents and was presented in at least ten languages internationally, winning multiple awards in Japan and North America.
Over a decade at Image G, Lance worked as a Previs Artist, Animator, and Technical Director for numerous commercial and film products with clients including Fort Motors, Nissan, Michelin, J Walter Thompson, and Warner Brothers.
As a photographer, designer, and digital artist Lance’s work continues to be shown at conferences and events, recently at SIGGRAPH 2019 and at the Home Instead Conference in Omaha in 2022.
During his twelve-year tenure at USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering, Lance oversaw the school’s 3D Animation and 3D Computer Graphics and Modeling minors. In a unique collaboration with the USC Marshall School of Business and USC Viterbi’s Electrical Engineering, he built innovative capstones in Design and New Product Development. His USC graduates have gone on to be artist and leaders in careers at Space X, Blizzard, Sony, Naughty Dog, Embodied, Walt Disney Animation, and Walt Disney Imagineering.
In addition to USC, Lance has taught for Otis College of Art and Design, Gnomon, Cal State Fullerton, Loyola Marymount, the Art Institutes, and multiple community colleges in Southern California.
Showcasing his contributions and ongoing leadership in 3D printing and additive manufacturing techniques for education, Formlabs invited Lance to become the first Formlabs Ambassador In 2018. He continues to speak and present at international SIGGRAPH conferences and Formlabs events.
He has more than a dozen students who have gone on to win Emmy awards.