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TAMIU Alumni ‘Going Beyond Art Exhibit’ Concludes Thursday with Alumni Artist Panel Posted: 10/21/19

TAMIU Alumni ‘Going Beyond Art Exhibit’ Concludes Thursday with Alumni Artist Panel


Jesse Shaw
Jesse Shaw, TAMIU Associate Professor of Art  

The “Going Beyond Alumni Art Exhibit,” a celebration of Texas A&M International University’s (TAMIU) 50th Anniversary including  over 50 works of art by 26 alumni, ends Thursday, Oct. 24

On the final exhibit day, an Alumni Artist Panel will be held from 3:30 – 5 p.m. in the Sam Johnson Experimental Theater, located inside the CFPA.

During each panel, alumni will share their experiences after graduating from the University, both artistically in their work and professionally in their respective careers. A Q&A session for current and prospective art students focusing on future careers in the fine arts field is also incorporated in the panel discussion.

Featured alumni include Maritza Bautista, Alejandra I. Calderon G., Diego Canales, Bernardo Díaz, Vanessa Filazzola, Oscar Gómez, Sandra González, Rene Gutíerrez, Ilian Hernández, Erika Lamar, Rebecca Leza, Daniela Cavazos Madrigal, Tessa Martínez, Yvette Medellín, Christopher Moncivais, Nahuel Morales, Rachel Morales, Erika Ordoñez, John Peña, Alvaro Pérez, Gloria Pérez, Mike Rodríguez, Victoria Rosales, Poncho Santos, Sonya Marie Sky and Teresita de la Torre. 

Named winners in the Going Beyond Alumni Art Exhibition were:

Two-Dimensional Artwork:

1st place: “Beyond Fear” – Yvette Medellín

2nd place: “Siempre Con Fe” – Sandra González
3rd place: “Boss Battle vs. Young K 9000” – Diego Canales

Honorable Mention: “Him” – Gloria Pérez

Three-Dimensional Artwork:

1st place: “María” – Daniela Cavazos Madrigal

2nd place: “Hilando Relaciónes Series” – Teresita De La Torre

3rd place: “Repurpose”, “Secondary Succession”, “Tread Worm” and “Re-Colonize” – Christopher Moncivais

Honorable Mention: “La Mera Mera”- Sonya Marie Sky

Honorable Mention: “Grecian Trophy” – Victor Rosales    

Mediums on display  in the exhibit range from ceramics, drawing, painting and photography to printmaking, sculpture, video and more. 

“Art is rewarding, for the artist that creates the work, the audience that experiences the work, and the patron that gives the work a home through a purchase,” explained Jesse Shaw, TAMIU associate professor of art, who organized the first-ever exhibit.  “The most important thing of all is showing up for one another and this is a great chance to support and see a very expansive grouping of new works from TAMIU’s own,” he concluded.

Throughout 2019-2020, TAMIU is celebrating its 50thanniversary and its 25th anniversary at its north Laredo campus.  A dedicated website shares the University’s transformation from a hybrid upper-level university to a full doctoral degree-granting University. It traces the University’s history, shares its impact in personal stories and includes a calendar of Anniversary events and more at

For additional information, contact the TAMIU Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at 956.326.2180, email, click on or visit offices in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library, room 268.

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