Texas Tech School of Art Hosts Nasty Women Exhibition

The exhibition celebrates the artwork of local artists while raising funds for women’s rights organizations.

Shannon Cannings. Angel. 2013. oil on canvas. 56 x 40 inches.

Shannon Cannings
Angel. 2013
oil on canvas
56 x 40 inches

WHAT: The Texas Tech School of Art presents a one-night exhibition celebrating solidarity among artists who support women’s rights.

WHEN: 6-9 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 14)

WHERE: Texas Tech Satellite Gallery, 1108 5th St.

EVENT: The Nasty Women group hosts exhibitions worldwide to bring awareness to threats against women’s rights. The proceeds of these exhibitions benefit local women’s rights groups like the Women’s Protective Services and Voice of Hope in Lubbock. 

Founded in New York City, the Nasty Women group includes female artists from around the world who encourage women to speak their minds through art while benefiting local women’s rights and support groups. The cause inspired Tricia Earl, instructor and coordinator of the Texas Tech Women’s Studies Program, and Shannon Cannings, instructor for the Texas Tech School of Art, to combine their efforts and organize the local exhibition.

Female artists from Lubbock will showcase art inspired by the current United States political atmosphere. The exhibition will portray the two main values of the Nasty Women group, reaching out to a diverse group of women identifying artists and using the event to benefit local women’s rights organizations.

The exhibition will be followed by a reception and the event is free and open to the public. For more information on the Nasty Women Lubbock exhibition, visit the Facebook event page.

CONTACT: Tricia Earl, instructor and coordinator, Women’s Studies Program, College of Human Sciences, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-5250 or patricia.a.earl@ttu.edu


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School of Art

School of Art

The School of Art is part of the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Texas Tech University which also includes the School of Music and the Department of Theater and Dance.

The School offers undergraduate degree programs in art history, communication design, studio arts and visual studies as well as MEA and MFA graduate degree and Fine Arts Ph.D. opportunities.

The program also supports the Landmark Arts Galleries and the Standing Room Only Gallery (SRO).

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Women's Studies Program

Started in 1981, the Women's Studies Program is an interdisciplinary program that examines the cultural and social construction of gender, explores the history, experiences and contributions of women to society, and studies the influences of gender on the lives of women and men. The program emphasizes critical thinking across disciplines vital to success during and following formal education.

Texas Tech offers a minor in Women's Studies. Goals of the minor include helping students interpret concepts of gender and gendered identities in different social, cultural and political contexts.

The program is administered by the Director of Women's Studies. A minor in Women's Studies consists of 18 hours of courses as approved by the director.

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