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Release date: August 3

Keller earns doctorate in fine arts

Candace Keller, associate professor of art at Wayland Baptist University, recently received her Doctor of Philosophy in Fine Arts degree from Texas Tech University, specializing in visual arts.

Keller has been a member of the Wayland faculty for 24 years, heading the art department and teaching numerous courses in the visual arts arena. She also serves as curator of art for the Museum of the Llano Estacado and the Abraham Art Gallery, both located on the Wayland campus.

A native of Midland, Keller holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting from Sul Ross State University. She also has a Master of Arts degree in theater and a Master of Education in Arts degree in visual arts from Sul Ross.

During her career, Keller received a fellowship in painting, studying with artist Audrey Flack at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in Florida in 1986. She also received the Virginia Steele Scott Research Fellowship to the Huntington Library in California in 1990 and was selected as Associate by artist Ed Paschke for painting studies at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in Florida in 1995.

Keller is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Golden Key National Honors Society, Alpha Psi Omega, the College Art Association of America, Texas Art Education Association, Tau Sigma Delta and the National Council of Art Administrators.