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FATE 2021  Infrastructure

FATE’s 18th Biennial Conference
hosted by The University of North Carolina Charlotte.
2021 FATE Members Virtual Juried Exhibition

Congratulations to the accepted artists:

  • David Andree

  • Emily Beck

  • Jessica (J.B.) Burke

  • Nicholas Callaway

  • Lori Catalano

  • Chung-Fan Chang

  • Charles Clary

  • Michael Dika

  • Sam Dorgan

  • Nathaniel Foley

  • Amy Forsyth

  • Kariann Fuqua

  • Alexandra Giannell

  • Cindy Gould

  • Laura Graham

  • Jennifer Hand

  • Heidi Hogden

  • Raluca Iancu

  • Brian Kakas

  • Alysia Kaplan

  • Andrew Leventis

  • Erica Lewis

  • Kimberly Lyle

  • Cedar Marie

  • Elizabeth (Libby) McFalls

  • Susan Meyer

  • Travis Neel

  • Linnea Poole

  • Alyssa Reiser Prince

  • Maggie Schmiegelow

  • Jessica Simorte

  • Caleb Taylor

  • Xuanyi Wang

  • Michael Webster 

The FATE:Infrastructure 2021 Juried members (Virtual) Exhibition is a unique opportunity to showcase the creative research of our members. The Virtual Exhibition will be available for viewing from April 7th until the end of the conference and then on the archived conference site until April 2022. The jurying process was extremely competitive with more than 170 submissions across all disciplines. Our juror accepted 49 works for this exhibition. 


photo credit: Carey King

Juror information:

Dr. Jennifer Sudul Edwards

Chief Curator & Curator

Contemporary Art for the Mint Museum in Charlotte, North Carolina


Jennifer Sudul Edwards, Ph.D. received her doctorate from the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, in 2014. Since July 2019 she has been the chief curator and curator of contemporary art at The Mint Museum. She has held curatorial positions at the Norton Simon Museum, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, and the Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles. Dr. Sudul Edwards has won numerous awards for her publications, exhibitions, and curatorial work, including an SEMC Publications Award for her Wrestling the Angel compendium and Charlotte Magazine’s “Best Curator” for 2017 and Charlottean of the Year in 2019. She is a cofounder and co-organizer of Sphere Series, Chairman of the Board at Goodyear Arts (2019-2021), and on the AFA Advisory Committee at Central Piedmont Community College (2019- ). Her traveling exhibition W|ALLS: Defend, Divide, and the Divine, originally organized for the Annenberg Space for Photography, will be on view at the Mint in Spring 2021.

MEET the UNC@CHARLOTTE Conference Planning Team


Jessica Burke "J.B."

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Associate Professor and Coordinator of Foundations at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte

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Bobby Campbell

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Associate Professor of Graphic Design at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte

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Kristin Rothrock

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Senior Lecturer of Foundations at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte

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Chair of Art & Design and Executive Director of Transfer & University Partnerships at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College


All Session Chairs and Presenters must be current members of FATE by February 15th of the conference year to ensure that their sessions and abstracts are published in the conference program. 


Due to the dynamic range of programming, as well as our desire for inclusion, we are not placing restrictions on the presenter/chair/co-chair participation for this conference.  


Everyone must register for the conference. The FATE conference is organized for the professional benefit of its members. Registration fees and membership dues cover the costs of the overall conference.  Session chairs have the responsibility to make it clear to their accepted and invited speakers that all conference participants, including all chairs and presenters, must be FATE members and register for the conference.


Session rooms will be provided with one digital projector and one projection screen. Laptops will not be provided. Mac users must provide the proper VGA adapter for a digital projector. 


It is the position of the planning committee that the first session on Thursday is as important and informative as the last session on Saturday. However, we understand that scheduling conflicts and other factors can limit participation to various times and days. Therefore, if you have such a limitation, bring it to your session chair’s attention immediately upon your acceptance to the session. Effort will be made to accommodate your requests, but there are many factors that determine the final schedule, and it may not be possible to meet your individual needs. The conference director’s decisions on scheduling are the final word. 


Full refunds (minus 3% processing fee) will be provided for all cancellations before March 15, 2021. The processing fee for reimbursement will be deducted from your refund. After March 15, 2021 conference registration refunds will not be offered, as payment will have already been submitted to all conference programming. Cancellation requests should be directed to: fate.vpfinance@gmail.comIn the event that the conference is cancelled, participants will be fully reimbursed.

Conference no-shows

Refunds will not be granted for no-shows (registrants who do not attend the conference). 

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