August Model Ram - Juanita Wyatt
August 02, 2017
Name: Juanita Wyatt
Please give us a little bit of your background, your hobbies, what you like to do you in your spare time, etc.:
I was born and raised in San Angelo, Texas. I attended ASU for a BFA degree in Printmaking. After graduation, I was accepted to the MFA studio art program at Texas Tech University. I enjoy painting, printmaking, woodworking, sewing, and working in upholstery.
What is your current occupation?
My husband and I own and operate a furniture design and restoration company, The 3:23 Concept. We work together in creating beautiful furniture. I also participate in art exhibitions and print exchanges throughout the US. In the studio or workshop, you can find me working on upholstery, painting, staining, or sanding. I enjoy working with my hands and highly value craftsmanship. In the past, I have held the position of Art Recruiter for the School of Art at TTU and Adjunct Art Professor.
While at ASU were you involved in any organizations or teams and what was your role in these?
I was involved in Kappa Pi, an art fraternity. I really enjoyed the group. We would get together to organized art exhibitions and events.
In what ways did ASU help you to achieve your goals after graduation?
One of my goals after graduation was to apply to an art graduate school. The art faculty was great in providing useful information concerning portfolios and art scholarships.
What skills did you take away from ASU?
I gained many skills from attending ASU. I learned about leadership, a strong work ethic, and public speaking.
Were there any faculty or staff that made a difference for you during your time at ASU?
I greatly enjoyed working with all of my studio art professors; Professor Nino, Professor Apodaca, Professor Sum and Professor Vinklarek. I actually met Professor Vinklarek at an art workshop held during my senior year in high school. During the workshop he demonstrated the process of a cyanotype. I loved that process! After that I decided I wanted to learn more about printmaking. Many people are unfamiliar with printmaking and I constantly get the question “What is Printmaking?” I learned many processes from Professor Vinklarek, such as aluminum etching, screenprinting, and woodcuts.
What is one of your fondest memories of ASU?
I met my husband at ASU! He was a graphic design major.
Can you please provide a quote about your experience at ASU/what ASU means to you?
I greatly enjoyed my experience at ASU! It was the place where I met many like-minded individuals from around the world that had a passion for the visual arts. I was able to experience many things, such as traveling to San Diego for a ceramics conference and meeting professional artists. For me, it was the beginning to many adventures!