April 1, 2005
Contact: Edmond McDavis III
Dickey’s work displayed and honored in Jackson and
Laurel art shows
COLUMBUS, Miss. – It would not be far-fetched to claim
that Shawn Dickey, assistant professor of art at
Mississippi University for Women, is a veteran of art
“Since 1996, my work has been exhibited in over 76
national exhibitions, and I have nine works purchased
for museum and foundation collections,” he said.
Dickey’s work is on display once again at the
Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson as part of the
Mississippi Invitational, which opened mid-March and
will be on display through July 3.
An instructor at MUW since 1997, Dickey will unveil
eight of his new pieces from his new “Ectoplasm Series
2005” in Jackson.
“I am happy to be showing in my home state, and in the
case of the Jackson show, I am honored to be associated
with 11 very talented artists in our area,” Dickey said.
He also will display a selected work from his creation,
“The Piedmont Sideshow,” during the Mississippi Art
Faculty Juried Competition at the Lauren Rogers Museum
of Art in Laurel, which began March 23 and will be on
display until May 29.
Participants for the competition were chosen from
Mississippi’s two-year and four-year public and private
colleges or universities.
“It is good to be recognized alongside your peers. The
juried competition among college faculty is the first
show of its kind that I am aware of,” Dickey said. “I am
convinced the exhibition will showcase strong works
revealing the level of discipline, professionalism and
talent that higher education faculty in our state
“Any strong exhibition or venue to display your work is
an honor. As an artist today, marketing your work and
getting it out in the public’s eye is paramount. No one
will know you exist unless you are diligent and focused
Born in Belton, Mo, Dickey now makes his home in
He has several degrees, including a bachelor’s degree in
biology from MUW, earned in 1988, a bachelor of fine
arts degree in printmaking from MUW that he received in
1990 and a master’s of fine arts degree in printmaking
and photography which he obtained from Texas Tech
University in 1993.