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James Surls papers, 1970-1980

Creator:
Surls, James, 1943-  Search this
Surls, James, 1943-  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9503
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211701
AAA_collcode_surljame
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211701

James Surls papers

Creator:
Surls, James, 1943-  Search this
Extent:
700 Items ((on 3 partial microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1970-1980
Scope and Contents:
Transcripts of a panel discussion; writings; clippings; exhibition catalogs; photographs; and printed materials.
REELS 1704-1705: 29 page transcript of a 1978 CAA panel, "Recurring Regionalism: Southern Rim"; poetry, writings and a statement made to a House Subcommittee by Surls; clippings; exhibition catalogs; and photographs.
REEL 2249: Photocopies of clippings and printed materials; Municipal Art Commission minutes to a meeting relating to a proposed sculpture for the Bayfront Plaza in Corpu sChristi, Tex.
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor; Splendora and Houston, Tex.
Provenance:
Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Sculptors -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.surljame
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-surljame

Southern Rim 2 [videorecording] :the narrative tradition in the arts /Birmingham-Southern College and the Birmingham Museum of Art, sponsors

Creator:
Birmingham-Southern College  Search this
Names:
Birmingham Museum of Art (Birmingham, Ala.)  Search this
Birmingham-Southern College  Search this
College Art Association of America  Search this
Alexander, John Paul, 1945-  Search this
Allen, Jo Harvey, 1942-  Search this
Allen, Terry, 1943-  Search this
Christenberry, William, 1936-2016  Search this
Crews, Harry, 1935-  Search this
Dunlap, William, 1944-  Search this
Flagg, Fannie  Search this
Francis, Ke  Search this
Hill, James  Search this
Kahan, Mitchell Douglas, 1951-  Search this
Kotz, Mary Lynn  Search this
Livingston, Jane  Search this
McGowin, Ed, 1938-  Search this
Roche, Jim  Search this
Surls, James, 1943-  Search this
Extent:
11 videocassettes (U-matic) (ca. 5 hrs.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in. + brochure and 3 sound cassettes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Video recordings of 3 day conference on Southern art and artists and the narrative tradition shared with Southern writers. Included are sessions: "Visual Language: The Southern Birthright," moderated by William Dunlap, with Jo Harvey Allen, Harry Crews, Fannie Flagg, Mary Lynn Kotz and Jonathan Williams; "The Home Turf: A Cultivated Mythology," Mitchell Kahan, moderator, with William Christenberry, Frank Fleming, Ke Francis, Jane Livingston and James Surls; "Expatriates: the Southern Artist 'Out There'", Marcia Tucker, moderator, with John Alexander, Terry Allen, James Hill and Ed McGowin; footage of a reception for the exhibition "Southern Narrative"; and a musical performance by Terry Allen.
Also included are a brochure from the conference and 3 sound cassettes of a panel discussion held at the 1979 College Art Association meeting in Washington, D.C. relating to the first Southern Rim Conference in 1976. Particpants include John Alexander, John Canaday, William Christenberry, Larry Edwards, Jim Roche, and James Surls, with William Dunlap as moderator.
Biographical / Historical:
The 1983 conference was organized by Birmingham-Southern College art professor Linda Burgess, and was funded by NEA and the Committee for the Humanities in Alabama. It was a follow-up to the first Southern Rim Conference held in October 1976 in Valle Crucis, N.C.
Provenance:
Lent for duplicating 1986 by Bill Dunlap, moderator of the conference.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Artists -- Southern States  Search this
Topic:
Art, American -- Southern States  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.birmsout
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-birmsout

Black and White Tipped Flower, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Surls, James 1943-  Search this
Medium:
Burnt white oak
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian American Art Museum 8th & G Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 1986.52
Date:
1982
Topic:
Object--Flower  Search this
Control number:
IAS 08581858
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_293685

Flower Woman, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Surls, James 1943-  Search this
Medium:
Pine, oak and gumwood
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
University of Houston Houston Texas 77204-4891
Date:
1977
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Object--Flower  Search this
Figure female  Search this
Control number:
IAS 64980002
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_29649

Pine Flower, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Surls, James 1943-  Search this
Medium:
Pine and steel
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Buford Television Industries 5800 Paluxy Tyler Texas 75701
Date:
1979
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Object--Flower  Search this
Control number:
IAS 88230022
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_305541

From the Center, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Surls, James 1943-  Search this
Medium:
Metal and wood on concrete foundation
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Austin College Office of the President College at Grand Sherman Texas 75090
Located Austin College North Grand Avenue Sherman Texas 75090
Date:
1984. Installed 1989
Topic:
Landscape--Tree  Search this
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAS TX000030
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_315266

Once There was a Forest, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Surls, James 1943-  Search this
Author:
Creeley, Robert  Search this
Medium:
Polished black granite bollards with pink granite tops
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by City of Los Angeles Art Program 354 South Spring Street, 7th floor Los Angeles California 90013
Located Citicorp Center 7th & Figueroa Poets' Walk Los Angeles California
Date:
1989. Dedicated 1991
Topic:
Landscape--Tree  Search this
Object--Other--Dish  Search this
Animal--Bird--Woodpecker  Search this
Object--Furniture--Bed  Search this
Figure--Fragment--Eye  Search this
Object--Furniture--Chair  Search this
Object--Flower--Lily  Search this
Object--Other--Shell  Search this
Architecture--Boat--Sailboat  Search this
Literature--Creeley  Search this
Control number:
IAS CA000452
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_319001

Points of View, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Surls, James 1943-  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: treated pine and painted steel; Base: concrete
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by City of Houston Parks and Recreation Department 2999 South Wayside Drive Houston Texas 77023
Located Market Square Park Preston & Travis Streets Houston Texas
Date:
1991. Dedicated 1992
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAS TX000328
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_320291

Turning Flower, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Surls, James 1943-  Search this
Medium:
Wood and steel
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
On loan to City of Dallas Division of Cultural Affairs 1925 Elm Street Dallas Texas 75201
Lent by Dallas Parks Foundation Dallas Texas
Located Turtle Creek Park 3300 block of Turtle Creek Dallas Texas
Date:
1990
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Object--Flower  Search this
Control number:
IAS TX000267
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_322864

Walking Flower, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Surls, James 1943-  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: welded and painted steel pipe, and fir; Base: steel rods with underground concrete mass
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Cameron University Art 2800 West Gore Boulevard Lawton Oklahoma 73505
Located Cameron University Fine Arts Courtyard Lawton Oklahoma
Date:
March 1981
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Object--Flower  Search this
Recreation--Leisure--Strolling  Search this
Control number:
IAS OK000081
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_323763

Brazos Flower, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Surls, James 1943-  Search this
Medium:
Steel rods and oak
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Brazos County 3232 Briarcrest Drive, Brazos Center Bryan Texas 77802
Located Astin Plaza Brazos Center Bryan Texas
Date:
1986. Dedicated May 1986
Topic:
Object--Flower  Search this
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAS TX000489
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_327582

Family, (sculpture)

Title:
Pitcher of Life and Family, (sculpture)
Sculptor:
Surls, James 1943-  Search this
Locke, Charmaine 1950-  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: steel, pipe, tile, concrete
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by YMCA 417 North Upper Broadway Corpus Christi Texas 78401
Located Mariposa Park 300 block of Chapparal Corpus Christi Texas
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Object--Other--Container  Search this
Object--Flower  Search this
Object--Foliage  Search this
Control number:
IAS TX000867
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_337473

Sticker Woman, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Surls, James 1943-  Search this
Medium:
Pine and steel
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Neiman Marcus Public Relations 2705 West Big Beaver Troy Michigan 48084
Located Neiman Marcus Department Store Troy Michigan
Date:
1976
Topic:
Figure female  Search this
Abstract--Geometric  Search this
Control number:
IAS MI000723
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_339641

Sea Flower, (sculpture)

Title:
Seaflower, (sculpture)
Sculptor:
Surls, James 1943-  Search this
Medium:
Pine and steel
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Coadministered by City of New Bedford Department of Public Facilities City Hall New Bedford Massachusetts 02740
Coadministered by New Bedford Historical Commission 133 William Street New Bedford Massachusetts 02740
Coadministered by United States General Services Administration Washington District of Columbia
Located Hastings Keith Federal Building Plaza at Elm & Sixth Streets New Bedford Massachusetts
Date:
1978
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Object--Flower  Search this
Control number:
IAS 75002804
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_5155

James Surls : embracing paradox

Title:
Embracing paradox
Author:
Surls, James 1943-  Search this
University of Missouri--St. Louis Gallery 210  Search this
Old Dominion University University Gallery  Search this
Catherine J. Smith Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Surls, James 1943-  Search this
Physical description:
31 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2000
C2000
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_838984

James Surls

Author:
Surls, James 1943-  Search this
Allan Frumkin Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Surls, James 1943-  Search this
Physical description:
1 leaflet : ill ; 28 x 81 cm. folded to 28 x 21 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1982
Call number:
NB237.S94 A4 1982
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_839543

James Surls : recent sculptures, October 9-November 6, 1999 / [essay by John Yau]

Author:
Surls, James 1943-  Search this
Yau, John 1950-  Search this
Marlborough Chelsea (Gallery)  Search this
Subject:
Surls, James 1943-  Search this
Physical description:
21 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1999
C1999
Call number:
NB237.S94 A4 1999
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_847790

James Surls, sculpture

Author:
Surls, James 1943-  Search this
Delahunty (Gallery)  Search this
Subject:
Surls, James 1943-  Search this
Physical description:
16 p. : ill. (some col.), port. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1977
[1977]
20th century
Topic:
Wood sculpture, American  Search this
Call number:
NB237.S94 A4 1977
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_848069

James Surls : in the Meadows and beyond / [editor, Jeanne Lil Chvosta with the assistance of Fronia W. Simpson]

Author:
Surls, James 1943-  Search this
Chvosta, Jeanne Lil  Search this
Wissman, Fronia E  Search this
Meadows Museum  Search this
Subject:
Surls, James 1943-  Search this
Physical description:
176 p. : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2004
C2004
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_761735

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