Common Threads, Group Exhibition | Lillian Bradshaw Gallery, Dallas Public Library

Common Threads is a group exhibition consisting of photographic and installation works produced by female artists, who are in varying stages of their artistic careers. While each of these artists has a unique vision and style in regards to their artistic practice, there is a common theme that encompasses all of these works of art. Depictions of domesticity and explorations of female identity are visually portrayed through this exhibition. Each artist draws from her personal experiences and environment to further investigate the current and historic role of females in today’s society.

Exhibition runs from October 9 – 30, 2014
Opening reception with the artists: October 11, 2014, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Curatorial and artists lectures from 3:00 – 3:30 PM

Curated by Kalee Appleton

Kalee Appleton, Deedra Baker, Colleen Borsh, Lynné Bowan, Brianna M. Burnett, Patricia Earl, Allison Jarek, Adriana Martinez, Tesa Morin, Irma Sizer, Dianne Smith, Kristina Smith

© Tesa Morin
Tesa Morin, Sdlogiram-marigolds, 2013

Deedra Baker, 2014


Identity, Memory, and Place: Texas Woman’s University Graduate Panel Discussion

2014 SPESC Conference Proposal: Engaging Possibilities

Panel / Forum

Presenters: Kalee Appleton (moderator), Deedra Baker, Rachael Banks, and Allison Jarek

Title: Identity, Memory, and Place: Texas Woman’s University Graduate Panel Discussion


The panel discussion, Identity, Memory, and Place: Texas Woman’s University Graduate Panel Discussion, will create dialogue regarding the use of photography as an avenue for the exploration of deeply rooted psychological subject matters. Panelists Kalee Appleton, Deedra Baker, Rachael Banks, and Allison Jarek create photographic artwork that explores the themes of identity, memory, and place. As graduate students at Texas Woman’s University, these artists each bring a new perspective from their own breadth of cultural and psychological experiences. The panelists will share their own work and a collection of inspirational materials via visual and literary sources. Within the panel, the artists will discuss the nature of their work both conceptually and by means of working methodologies, which vary from traditional analog photography to digital techniques.


© Kalee Appleton 2014Kalee Appleton, Untitled, 2014

© Deedra Baker 2013Deedra Baker, Vined Identity, 2013

© Rachael Banks 2013Rachael Banks, Superstition, 2013

© Allison Jarek 2014Allison Jarek, Untitled, 2014