Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Katherine Liontas-Warren receives Bhattacharya Research Excellence Award

Winter Forest, courtesy of Katherine Liontas-Warren, copyright

Artist Katherine Liontas Warren whom we will be interviewing and visiting the Wichita Mountains near Lawton, Oklahoma on May 7th has just received an award for excellence, research and her contribution to the academic community of Cameron University. See link below to read more about it. Come to this blog on May 8th to see production stills and information about our day of shooting with Katherine.

Cameron University faculty members Dr. Thomas Labé and Katherine Liontas-Warren were honored last night with awards recognizing their contributions to Cameron’s academic community. Labé received the Award for Excellence and Innovation in Instructional Technology Integration. Liontas-Warren is the inaugural recipient of the Bhattacharya Research Excellence Award. Each received a stipend and a recognition plaque.
photo of award winners
“It is a pleasure to recognize these dedicated educators for their outstanding commitment and contributions to student learning while also sharing their many talents with our local and extended communities,” says Dr. John McArthur, Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Members of the Cameron faculty nominated their colleagues for the awards. To be eligible, the award recipient must have been employed full-time at Cameron University for at least three years in a position with teaching as the primary responsibility.
Bhattacharya Research Excellence Award
Made possible by the Sanjit Bhattacharya Endowed Lectureship for Excellence in Research, the Bhattacharya Research Excellence Award is presented for the first time this year to Katherine Liontas-Warren, Professor of Art and a member of the Cameron faculty for 25 years. Liontas-Warren has made consistently outstanding creative contributions in her field, has earned a national reputation as a printmaker and has exhibited her work internationally. In addition to her commitment to Cameron students, Liontas-Warren creates a substantial body of work each year as a practicing artist. Her work is frequently recognized in competitive juried exhibitions, and she is highly sought after to share her expertise in print and drawing media as a workshop presenter. To aid in her scholarly pursuits, Liontas-Warren has been awarded research grants, most recently used to develop a series of figure drawings working directly from the model. Her work was exhibited at the Oklahoma State Capitol earlier this year, and she is currently featured in a solo exhibit at the Kemp Center for the Arts in Wichita Falls.

Winter Nest courtesy of Katherine Liontas-Warren copyright


  1. Congratulations on the awards, recognitions, grants and professional acceptance you have received for your outstanding art and teaching excellence. I am happy for you that our statewide community is so aware of your contributions and they have been able to see your work shown and published these past few years. You were well established and recognized within the National Print and Drawing Exhibition and University Art communities soon after you began your career with the Cameron University. Your steady work, discipline, and pursuit of excellence and professional output reflect your ever-present creative need to make and share your art. Thank you for being one of Oklahoma’s not so secret Artistic Treasures. Jack Bryan

  2. It is so wonderful to see you get the recognition you deserve. As a student, you have given me so much knowledge and encouragement and as a friend, you have enriched my life with fun and support. I am so very proud of you and your work.