RITA MALLETT BLASSER (1927-2014)
born New York City, July 27, 1927, died Dallas, April 10, 2014
2003 Brookhaven College, Dallas, lifetime retrospective
1988 Navarro College, Corsicana, Texas “In The Bag”
1986 Navarro College
1984 University of Texas Health Science Center, “Color and Space,” Dallas
1977 Dallas Baptist College, “Homecoming,” Dallas
1976 Texas Women’s University, Denton, Texas
1975 Longview Museum, Longview, Texas, “Views”
1975 Kilgore College, Tyler, Texas, “Movements Across Space”
1971 Mountain View College, Dallas “Small”
1969 Mountain View College, Dallas “The Natural Way of Light”
Eastfield College, Mesquite, Texas “Color Figures In It”
Texas Women’s University, Denton, Texas
Southern Methodist University, Pollock Gallery (MFA thesis show)
2003 Beaux Arts Invitational, Dallas Museum of Arts
2002 Irving Art Center
2001 Texas Visual Arts Association
1997 Northpark twenty-fifth anniversary show
Ecole de Beaux Arts, Gran Palais, Paris, France
1996 North Lake College, Irving, Texas, monoprints
1995 Brooklyn Armory, Women’s History Month, “Aftermath”
Beaux Arts invitational, Dallas Museum of Art
United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women, “Global Focus:
Women in Art and Culture.” Exhibited in Nairobi, Beijing, Paris,
Ruth Wiseman Box Dropoff, invitational
Temple EmanuEl, Dallas, invitational. Sue Graze, curator.
Dallas Visual Arts Center, membership invitational
MAC McKinney Avenue Art Center, DARE invitational, Dallas.
Trammell Crow Center, Dallas—Texas Visual Arts Association Citation
Warehouse Arts Center, Corsicana, Texas, sponsored by Navarro
Council for the Arts.
Northlake Community College, Irving, Texas. “Exploring a Process,” monotype.
1994 THE MAC, Dallas, invitational. (“The Exquisite Corpse”)
Brookhaven College printmakers
Washington University, invitational--oil (“In Progress”)
Beaux Arts invitational, Dallas Museum of Arts
1993 Edith Baker Gallery, Dallas (“Tempus Fugit”)
Dallas Visual Art Center. (“Lemon”)
Brookhaven Foyer Gallery. Peter Marcus, curator.
1992 Irving Arts Center.
Southern Methodist University, Human Resources/Women’s Center.
1991 Southern Methodist University, WCA November focus, Pollack Gallery.
Brookhaven Gallery, 20th Print Anniversary, Ken Havis, director
Cultural Arts Council of Plano, (“It’s In The Bag”)
Longview Arts Center, 32nd Invitational Exhibit
DArt Visual Center, funded by the Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs
Mountain View College, Women of the Metroplex (“Expanding Visions”)
1990 Texas Fine Arts Association, Medical City, Dallas, for Office of
Environmental Affairs. “Plastic Holds A Lot.” (monoprints)
Southern Methodist University, Hughess-Triss Student Center, Dallas.
25th Women’s Symposium, “Perspectives.” (“Morning Coffee”)
1989 Dallas City Hall, “Common Ground”
Texas Women’s University, “Color Statements,” Denton, Texas
One Bell Plaza Telephone Museum, Dallas, “Reach Out,” (“Beyond Boundaries”)
16th National Spring Open, Dallas.
1988 Edith Baker Gallery, Dallas, “Ten By Ten.”
DW Gallery, Linda Samuels, curator.
Oklahoma Art Center, Artspace, Oklahoma City, OK
500X Gallery, Dallas
Mesa, Arizona, Gallery Mesa
Oklahoma Eight State
Merceyhurst National, Pennsylvania
Fort Worth Art Center
1987 Corsicana Art Center, Texas Fine Arts Association signature exhibit
1985 United Nations 3rd World Conference on Women, Nairobi. Exhibited at
Del Mar College, Richland College, Black Mountain College.
1982 Dallas Jewish Home for the Aged (“Children”)
1979 Austin, Texas and Tyler, Texas. “Twenty-Five Women in Texas Art.”
1978 Kirkpatrick Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. “Five Texas Women.”
First National Bank, Dallas, Texas Fine Arts show “Citation Again”
Fort Worth Art Center
Laguna Gloria Museum
Elizabet Ney Museum
1975 Nebraska Biennial. Millard Sheets, juror.
1974 Texas Women’s University, two person show
1969 Dallas Museum of Art, and museum shop. “Ala Schwitters” collages
Awards and Grants
1982 TFAA statewide, first place
1979 TFAA Regional (5 state), first place
1978 TFAA Regional, first place
1975 Best in Show, TFAA national, Austin
1974 TFAA Regional, first place
1968 Kress Foundation Grant
Oklahoma Art Center
Mesa, Arizona “Bags” Award