LSC-Montgomery Art Department

Your success is important to us!

Here at the LSC-Montgomery Art Department, we want to help prepare you for your career in the visual arts. Every faculty member takes a little extra time and energy to get to know you and help you tailor your learning experience. We work hard to make sure you have opportunities to develop the skill and knowledge you need to transfer to the institution of your choice or to go directly into the workforce. 

Spring 2021 Faculty Art Show 

Quarantine and isolation may not be fun, but it has allowed plenty of extra time to get the creative juices flowing! Check back here, March 1-31 to see creations made by our art faculty. 

Are you an art faculty member at LSC-M looking to submit your work? Click here to submit your piece! This link will be availble until 1/22/2021. 

 

Fall 2020 Student Juried Art Show 

Name of the Piece: Adeline Smith

Artist: Adeline Smith

Medium Used: Collage, Magazines & Modge Podge

Artist's Description: This piece is a sort of quirky collage with different hidden details that make it all the more quirky. Although random up close, the collage has unity and balance when viewed farther away. This piece’s theme is feminism. The different main points as well as the intricate details are symbols of feminine culture. The kids eating sausage represent family and having children, the Chanel bottle is an iconic feminine perfume, the know represents marriage, etc.

Name of the Piece: Broken Memories

Artist: Joy Horner

Medium Used: Graphite Pencil

Artist's Description: This is a piece I did of a small clay bird I've actually had all my life. My favorite detail is probably the crack along its neck. I thought that detail added more beauty to the bird.

Name of the Piece: Still Life

Artist: Joy Horner

Medium Used: Graphite Pencil

Artist's Description: I drew this still life out of inspiration for items around my house. I stuck with a preferred rustic theme.

 

Name of the Piece: Miguel Ortiz

Artist: Miguel Ortiz

Medium Used: Pencil and Charcoal

Artist's Description: This piece was made in pencil and charcoal. I expressed my interest in Batman by making his famous batmobile with lots of detail. As shown in this piece, you can see movement as it's coming out of the batcave.

Name of the Piece: Wild Generation

Artist: Teresa Loomis

Medium Used: Pencil

Artist's Description: I am most comfortable with the medium of ink, so I wanted to enhance my capabilities in pencil. I find that furry mammals are the most satisfying to draw in pencil, and horses are my favorite mammal, so I set off on that. The hardest thing was making my sketches a unique composition and not just a fun drawing of a horse, but when I found reference photos of a horse's eye, I was stunned by its uniqueness and beauty. From then on I knew I wanted to include the horse's eye somehow. After hours of intensive shading, I finally got the result I wanted on the glossy, reflective eye and the wrinkled, bunched-up skin.

Name of the Piece: Leaves of Grass

Artist: William Cherry

Medium Used: Black Mountain Stoneware

Artist's Description: This is a 22" tall bottle thrown out of Black Mountain stoneware clay on a potters wheel and fired in a reduction atmosphere to cone 10 in a gas kiln. Yellow Winakur glaze was poured over the bottle while it was inverted in a pan. Yellow Winakur fires white where it is thick and yellow or brown where it is thin. The pattern of long dark leaves draped over the top of the bottle was formed from a combination of thick and thin rivulets of Winakur with the dark clay body peeking through.

Name of the Piece: Where the Wild Geese Go

Artist: William Cherry

Medium Used: Reclaimed Stoneware Clay

Artist's Description: uhn' deHwe'na ("Where the Wild Geese Go") is a Kyothae 19" tall by 16" wide spirit jar thrown on the wheel out of coils of reclaimed clay. It was fired in a reduction atmosphere to cone 10 in a gas kiln.

First Place Piece in Fall 2020 Juried Student Art Show! 

Name of the Piece: Nightmare

Artist: Samantha Czubinski

Medium Used: Photography

Artist's Description: Struggling with severe nightmares as a child, photography has helped me deal with the terrors I face in my sleep. Conveying the feeling of drowning in black water, becoming one with the dead flower petals and black butterfly accepting the feelings of death with great fear.

Name of the Piece: Oriental Metal

Artist: Mohammead Imamuddin

Medium Used: Photography

Artist's Description: I created a makeshift studio in my room using a desk lamp in order to capture dramatic images of finely engraved metal jugs and containers that my mother owns. In this photo, you can see three containers made of copper and silver. The lid of the silver container is the focal point, with the other two fading into the background through the use of a shallow depth of field. I created this image to print for my mom, who loves these pieces, as they were a gift from her grandmother.

Name of the Piece: Lost

Artist: Mohammad Imamuddin

Medium Used: Photography

Artist's Description: This image is a digital composite of a self-portrait, as well as a long exposure image that I took of the milky way galaxy. This photograph represents what I see myself as; a deep thinker lost in his own mind, dreaming of a different life amongst the stars.

Name of the Piece: Cascade

Artist: Lane Fields

Medium Used: Digital

Artist's Description: This piece was inspired by the feeling of listening to music and the way a good song waves over your body. My art is heavily influenced by music. The specific song that inspired this piece is called Fever Dream by Mxmtoon.

Name of the Piece: After the Storm

Artist: Chloe Snider

Medium Used: Digital

Artist's Description: This photo actually had nothing to do with our original shoot. The shoot we were doing before was all film and was pretty gruesome, covering my friends with chocolate syrup to emulate blood, since it'd be super dark in black and white against their white skin. With the sun setting, we decided to call it a day and let my friends wash off with the garden hose. While misting her off, the sun reflected a rainbow off the water and I snapped a quick photo with my camera while she was washing her face off.

Name of the Piece: Carla Williams

Artist: Carla Williams

Medium Used: Photography

Artist's Description: I wanted to illustrate an isolated and lonely feel like the way we have felt during the pandemic.

Name of the Piece: Elijah C. Rivera

Artist: Elijah Rivera

Medium Used: Photography/Ink on Paper

Artist's Description: My entire life, art has been a way for me to escape the reality of whatever situation I was in. Even during the toughest of times when I was struggling with homelessness, depression, sleep paralysis, and whatever else may have been dragging me down, art was always a way for me to break free from the stress of being alive. All of my art is an attempt to express the sheer helplessness when having a paralytic episode, the feeling of being all alone in a crowded place, and the absolute madness that fills your head as the weight of the world drags you down further and further. In this particular piece , I tried expressing the urge to scream as loud as you can until your voice begins to crack and tear, the feeling of looking in the mirror and not knowing who's looking back, and possibly the visualization of disassociating during an important interaction. Azucar is a bittersweet escape with the haunting knowledge of a harsh crash.

Name of the Piece: Scars

Artist: Samantha Czubinski

Medium Used: Photography

Artist's Description: Photography has always been a way for me to express the thoughts and feelings that are sometimes too difficult to put into words. In this photograph, I tried evoking the feelings of a hopeful future, despite the troubles the past may have held. The deep contrast between the dark background and highlights of the flower represent the difference between the possible regrets or details preferably forgotten and the hopes of a better future. This picture is a reminder that no matter what happened yesterday, you can always make the best of today.

Third Place Piece in Fall 2020 Juried Student Art Show!

Name of the Piece: Boys Will Be Boys

Artist: Zainab Yousif

Medium Used: Digital

Artist's Description:A familiar feeling.

Name of the Piece: Master Copy of Adrian Arleo

Artist: Elaine Svob

Medium Used: Coleman Porcelain

Artist's Description: I chose this piece of Adrian Arleo’s work for its reference to current mask requirements. Adrian Arleo has donated cast porcelain copies to help COVID related Charities.

Name of the Piece: Internal Shift

Artist: Elijah Rivera

Medium Used: Photography/Ink on Paper

Artist's Description: The feeling of never knowing what step to take next. The feeling of never knowing where life will take you next. The feeling of never knowing what to say next. The feeling of never knowing who you will be next. The internal shift from being happy with life, to all of a sudden not knowing what is real, what is not, who you are, who you are not, where to go, where not to go. Perhaps Dante forgot to mention this particular ring.

Honorary Mention in Fall 2020 Juried Student Art Show!

Name of the Piece: Gina L DeGruy

Artist: Gina DeGruy

Medium Used: Photography

Artist's Description: Photo taken at Mercer Botanic Gardens rotunda of gazebo study of balance. 

Name of the Piece: Gina L DeGruy

Artist: Gina DeGruy

Medium Used: Photography

Artist's Description: Photo of hand study of value.

Name of the Piece: Illusions 

Artist: Maria Flores

Medium Used: Mixed Media

Artist's Description: This piece is constructed of different types of pens and Prismacolor. The idea of not being able to trust what you see sometimes is what led me to draw this piece. This is why I decided to also include eyes of different colors.

Name of the Piece: Loren Abraham

Artist: Loren Abraham

Medium Used: Pen and Ruled paper. Then digitally colored.

Artist's Description: Moonlite Old Lady. A Old Chinese Woman that is on a hot night enjoying the light rainfall that even brightens the ladybugs to stir from sleep. A ladybug balancing on a spider string and a few others flittering about and she blows at the one balancing so softly she has to inhale funny as it’s taking her breathe away...as she is just embacing the moon light letting her see nature’s wonders so bright! She is a Japanimation style figure. I hope to come back to fully design her body too and develop a short out of her one day.

Second Place Piece in Fall 2020 Juried Student Art Show!

Name of the Piece: Red Quilted Container

Artist: Lauren Matney

Medium Used: Ceramic, Gold Luster

Artist's Description: Slab built with red underglaze and gold luster.

Name of the Piece: Stilted Pot

Artist: Lauren Matney

Medium Used: Ceramic

Artist's Description: Wheel thrown and altered piece with sodium silicate.

Name of the Piece: Porcelain Milk

Artist: Yael Hes

Medium Used: Porcelain Slab

Artist's Description: No Description Given

Name of the Piece: Philip Howard

Artist: Philip Howard 

Medium Used: Clay

Artist's Description: These are Rebecca Vases.  

Name of the Piece: Wynelle Sagehorn

Artist: Wynelle Sagehorn

Medium Used: Ceramics

Artist's Description: These pieces are an assignment to copy a master artist. I have attempted (twice) to copy this jar by Janet DeBoos. It is made with high fire clay and glazes, colored underglazes and overglaze decals.

Name of the Piece: Wynelle Sagehorn

Artist: Wynelle Sagehorn

Medium Used: Ceramics

Artist's Description: Cone 10 stoneware with clear glaze and china painted details.

Name of the Piece: Gordon Craig

Artist: Gordon Craig

Medium Used: Ink pen and Copic ink/alcohol Markers on Bristol Board

Artist's Description: Assignment was to draw vehicles. I love the way that the very large tire our front leans at such an aggressive angle. This was a lot of fun to draw.

Name of the Piece: Jack In The Box - 2 Point Perspective

Artist: Khanh Nguyen

Medium Used: Pencils

Artist's Description: No Description Given 

Name of the Piece: Picasso's Still Life With Chair Caning

Artist: Stefanie Oliveira

Medium Used: Collage

Artist's Description: "Still Life with Chair Caning" is celebrated for being modern art's first collage. The chair caning in the picture in fact comes from a piece of printed oilcloth - and not, as the title suggests, an actual piece of chair caning. This piece creates reality without using illusionist. He did not use traditional methods but incorporates a piece of commercially made oilcloth printed with cane chair pattern and real rope around giving an idea of the frame. I enjoyed making this piece.

Name of the Piece: Pandemic

Artist: Samantha Ward

Medium Used: Digital Collage

Artist's Description: The piece is a reaction to the pandemic. The plague mask, the scales of justice, the dissent collar, the pill bottle, all depict a world that seems out of control. The lava and the car fell chaotic as well.

Name of the Piece: Girl of Contrast

Artist: Madalyn Davis

Medium Used: Graphite

Artist's Description: This graphite pencil drawing was drawn upside down and then later flipped around to be right side up. I carefully studied the form and value throughout the drawing, and applied my skills to the more detailed areas. I titled it "Girl of Contrast" because of the contrasting values throughout the piece.

 

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Fall 2020 Student Questions

Do you have questions? Meet your first point of contact, Kerri Steen! As the Staff Assistant for the TEAM division, you may remember seeing her smiling face in our Building A suite and now you can hear her friendly voice when you call to have your questions answered!

Ms. Steen can be reached via phone Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:15a-11:00a at (936)-271-6246.  

You can also contact her via email at Kerri.G.Steen@lonestar.edu

Cultivating Successful Artists

Every Fall, we hold an Art Majors' Orientation where we talk about art careers, classes, and transfer. We offer several unique approaches to our studio classes.

Course Listings

 

Latest News & Events

Stay tuned to our Instagram: @lscmarts and our Lone Star College - Montgomery Visual & Performing Arts Facebook page for the latest updates on virtual galleries as well as videos and photography of student and faculty work! 

 

Art Courses

Ceramics

Our Ceramics I and II sections are taught separately so that each level of the class gets individual attention. Beyond a normal Ceramics II curriculum, students learn the basics of kiln-formed glass.

Photography

In Photography, we focus on traditional, old-school, wet-lab analog photos because there is nothing like working in the darkroom, especially when it's equipped for a whole class to work simultaneously.

Painting

We offer Painting (I and II) and Color Theory (Design III) alternating each semester. These courses, designed to complement each other, further the knowledge you gain in Drawing and 2-D Design and open up new realms in your work.

Drawing & Design

In Drawing I, II, Life Drawing, and 2-D Design, you lay the groundwork you need to go into visual arts disciplines such as animation, graphic design, painting, illustration, and more. Drawing I and 2-D Design are offered both in person and online. With new communication technologies such as VoiceThread, the feedback loop in online learning gets more visual, intuitive, easier, and faster, allowing you to learn effectively in your environment and on your schedule. Drawing II and Life Drawing are face-to-face or hybrid classes, offered on alternate semesters.

More Than a Classroom

The Art Lab is a dedicated space to house all of our printing presses, our screen printing setup, computers, photo-documentation equipment, and so on. Don't be surprised if your art appreciation class takes a mini field trip to The Art Lab to run block prints or if your Ceramics class goes upstairs to take pro-quality photos of your work.

Every Spring and Fall semester, we travel by 50-seater tour bus to the MFAH or to the Menil Collection to get inspired, complete assignments, and to see the art we've been talking about in class.

Each semester, we host a series of visiting artist lectures and workshops that will allow you to hear new voices, see new work, and learn about the possibilities available in an art career.

The Mary Matteson-Parish Art Gallery rotates in new shows every month, and each new artist gives either an opening or closing lecture followed by a Q and A session.

At the end of every semester, the Gallery hosts a juried student exhibition and contest, with the top 3 students receiving scholarships.

We have 2 extremely active and ambitious student groups: The Art Club and The Clay Club. Both organizations meet regularly, do community-building projects, show their work off campus, make friends, and host workshops and lectures from visiting artists.

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