Edge of Life: Complete Prospectus

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For a .pdf of the prospectus, please e-mail Michelle Rozic at rozicmm@sfasu.edu


Art work arriving!

Art work is arriving with preparations underway for the opening exhibition at SFA in January.

Museum studies students Richard and Brian filling out condition reports on the art work.

Pathogen specimens

Lauren McAdams installing her work for photography.

McAdams pathogen, Indian Paint Fungus.

David Lewis' Museum Studies class is collaborating on the project.

Dr. David Lewis and the museum studies class.

Preparator Gary Parker talking with museum studies students.

Chris Talbot is scheduled to begin photographing art work and pathogen specimens next Monday.


Artist Update

The deadline for receipt of artwork is now extended to October 18. Please send the well packaged work to the following address:

Stephen F. Austin State University
ATTN: SFA Art Galleries, Edge of Life
Central Receiving
2124 Wilson Dr.
Nacogdoches, TX 75962

A contract and inventory form will be emailed in September. Please return a signed copy of the contract and filled out inventory form with your work.

Please remember to include a professional quality, large format digital image of your work. These may be emailed to rozicmm@sfasu.edu, size permitting. Here are general guidelines:

-Uncompressed, high quality TIFF or RAW files.
-All files must be cross-platform compatible.
-24-bit RGB color
-3000 minimum pixels on the long side of the image
-300 ppi minimum

If possible, include an image that has a ColorChecker Grey Scale card in it for the most accurate color reproduction. Do not color correct or manipulate the image unless you are trained to do so.

Contact Michelle Rozic with any questions at either 936.468.4491 or rozicmm@sfasu.edu.


Artists & Their Diseases

Peter Andrew

Oil on canvas, 36 x 36 inches, 2006

Zonate Leaf Spot

Marsha Blount

Birch conk Piptoporus betulinus

Elaine Bradford

Mongolian Knotted Deer
Taxidermy Mongolian spotted deer, crocheted yarn, fabric, fiberfil, 96 x 36 x 28 inches, 2007.

Strangling vine

Amy Chan

Mossbow (detail)
Gouache and acrylic on paper, 22 x 32 inches, 2009

Japanese dodder

Neal Cox

Untitled (Pecan Park)
Pinhole photograph, 24 x 24 inches, 2009

Phellinus fungus

Chad Curtis

Random Seed (Orange Conifers), 2008

Dog vomit slime mold

Dornith Doherty

Archiving Eden, Corncockle, 36.5 x 36.5 inches

Chad Erpelding

Embassies: Washington DC

Acrylic on wood, 84 x 72 inches, 2009

Dutch elm disease Ophiostoma ulmi

Piero Fenci

Gray Etruscan Pouring Vessel

Earthenware, 24 x 28 x 11 inches

Eastern pine gall rust Cronartium quercuum

Lari Gibbons


Intaglio, relief, chine collé, 11 x 8 inches, 2010

Mistletoe Phoradendron sp.

M aki Hajikano

Silent Fear
Cast glass and mixed media, 28 feet x 10 feet

Fusiform rust Cronartium quercuum f. sp. fusiforme

Charles Jones

Samuel Becket
Wood cut, 20 x 20 inches


Corinne Jones

Diving Raven

Colored pastels and charcoal, 38 x 50 inches, 2009

Turkey tail Trametes versicolor

a Kalondy

Ceramics earthenware, 8 x 12 x 10 1/2 inches, 2009

Artist's conk Ganoderma applanatum

Bob Kinsell

Oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches, 2009

Yellow cap fungus Pholiota sp.

Aloma Marquis

Ganoderma root rot

Lauren McAdams

Indian paint fungus Echinodontium tinctorium

Gary Parker

Palace in the Wild
Mixed media on canvas, 84 x 96 inches, 2009

Lion's mane Hericium erinaceus

Marguerite Perret

The Commons, University of Kansas installation, Curtains, unique digital textile, 152 x 692 inches

Pine Drops

Joseph Philips

Alpine Terrain
18 x 24 inches, 2009

Red heart Phellinus pini

Amy Ross

Fairy Ring
Collage on paper, 15 x 22 inches, 2008

Fairy ring Fruiting bodies

Michelle Rozic

The Birds and the Bees
Koolaid dyed wool, wet and needle felted, taxidermy eyes, fly tying wings, insect pins, fake flower parts, Dimensions variable, elements life size, 2009

Schweinitzii root and butt rot Phaeolus schweinitzii

Scott Runnels

Quinine conk

Jeff Schmuki

Chia Enhancements for Woodland Intervention, Recycled materials, chia, 2009 performance


Joshua Smith

From The
Suburbs of the Emerald City series, Emerald Basin Phase 1
Monopoly houses cast in crystal resin, 2008


James Snyder

White Mountain in Winter, 5 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches

Matthew Sutherlin

X-disease Phytoplasma MLO

Chris Talbot

Oyster mushroom Pleurotus ostreatus

Jennifer Trask

Fructus Plumbum
Frame and encaustic panel, brooch, set with moonstones, lead leaves, snake vertebrae, and aquamarine, 2008.


Joni Younkins-Herzog

Lust and Anxiety

Cast hydrocal, each piece 40 x 45 x 22 inches

Octopus Stinkhorn, Photograph by Steve Reekie

Keith Yurdana

The Trinity of Demise: Exposure (Abevolparen barbatus - panel #3)
Mixed media on wood panel, 71 x 82 3/4 inches, 2008

Gnarled root

Pathogen images from bugwood.org, except as noted. Artwork images courtesy the artists, copyright the artists. No artwork images may be copied without express written permission of the artist.