Taking Up Residence Panel Talk

Tue Nov 15, 2005

Women and Their Work held an informative talk about artists’ residency programs.

Panelists included:

Jill Bedgood: Bedgood has a B.F.A. from Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge (1976) and M.F.A. from the University of Texas at Austin (1983).  She has attended residencies including American Academy in Rome and the Residency at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Conference Center in Bellagio, Italy, and has received many grants and fellowships. She has done many public art projects and her artwork is in the permanent collection at Austin Museum of Art.

Jesús Pantel: Jesús Pantel is a Contract Compliance Specialist with the City of Austin Cultural Arts Division and administers the Special Opportunities program.  Jesús is a member of the City’s LEAPS (Leadership, Education, and Public Service) Program and of Americans for the Arts Emerging Leaders program.  Jesús wrote, directed, and acted in La Transormación, a pastorela for Kingsville’s 10th annual La Posada celebration.  His theatre awards include Best Stage Manager for Harvey, Director’s Choice for lighting for The Glass Menagerie, and Cameo Male for the role of Tyndareus in Orestes.  Born in Austin, Jesús grew up in South Texas and received a double major in History and Theatre Arts from Texas A&M University-Kingsville.  He earned his Master of Arts Management Degree from Carnegie Mellon University, where he received the Otto A. Davis Award for Commitment to Racial and Social Justice in 2002.

Beverly Penn: Beverly Penn received a Masters of Fine Arts from State University of New York College and a BFA from the University of Texas at El Paso. Penn attended The Rockefeller Foundation residency and the Oregon College of Art and Craft senior summer residency. Her work has been exhibited all over the country and is in numerous collections.

Sydney YeagerSydney P. Yeager received a Bachelor of Fine Arts and English and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Texas. In 2005, Yeager was a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome.  Yeager exhibits widely across the state of Texas. In addition to numerous exhibits in private galleries, Yeager’s work has been the focus of several museum and non-profit galleries

Yeager’s work will be on view in December at D Berman Gallery in Austin and in April at Holly Johnson Gallery in Dallas.