Artistic Impressions of Management

The Naveen Jindal School of Management presents Artistic Impressions of Management, a special event celebrating the relationship between art and business.

Saturday, April 26, 2014
7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
The Naveen Jindal School of Management,
UT Dallas campus

Honorary Co-Chairs:
Susan and Ron Nash MS’79

Art is a catalyst for ingenuity and entrepreneurship—key factors for a successful career in business. Make plans to attend this special event and support the Jindal School’s initiative to advance creativity and innovation in a world-class business education.

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At Artistic Impressions of Management, the Jindal School will celebrate the relationship between business and art with art displays installed in complementary fashion throughout the school for one night only.

Unveiling of the Jindal Art Collection will be a highlight of the evening. Art on display also will include Construction of a Management School, a photography exhibit documenting the creation of the school’s 2013-2014 expansion, and the winning entries of the Jindal School Business Photo Competition.

Stroll through the Jindal School and view the art collections while enjoying live music and complimentary food and beverages. The event will also feature a raffle, silent auction, works from local artists and artistic surprises throughout the night.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Jindal School’s art fund, which will be used to commission a glass sculpture by local artist Jim Bowman as well as contemporary works for the new building expansion. This collection is designed to provide a cultural experience for Jindal School students as they receive a world-class business education.

At Artistic Impressions of Management, the halls of the Jindal School will be transformed into galleries of ideas and inspiration. The following exhibits will be on display.

Construction of a Management Building
This exhibit will showcase more than 20 pieces by award-winning photographer John Fowler, who has been documenting the construction of the new management addition, often joining the workers on site for significant milestones.

Jindal School Business Photo Competition
What does management look like through your lens? This was the question that inspired the winning entries of this exhibit. Students, enthusiasts and master photographers captured the artistic side of business in categories such as innovation, teamwork, iconic business landmarks and more.

The Jindal Art Collection
Thanks to alumni and friends, this growing collection helps to provide a cultural experience for Jindal students as they receive a world-class business education. Initial pieces of the collection will be debuted at this event.

Corporate Art Showcase
This exhibit includes several pieces representing the products, services and cultures of companies that call the Metroplex home.

Selected Works of Jim Bowman
A commissioned glass sculpture by Dallas artist Jim Bowman will be a dynamic, colorful focal point in the Jindal School’s new addition. Constructed of blown glass and fused glass components and supported by a welded steel armature, this piece will be a spectacular display of wonder and innovation. Renderings, models and some of the components of the work-in-progress will be on exhibit.

The Glamour Age of Flight
On loan from the McDermott Library Special Collections, this exhibit provides a look back at DFW’s airline industry in photography, advertising and ephemera.

Stewpot Art Program Exhibit
The Stewpot Art Program is a community outreach serving the homeless and at-risk populations of Dallas. A selection of artwork created by program participants will be on display and available for purchase with the proceeds going to the artist.

Pop-Up Art Exhibit
This dynamic display will feature the work of both emerging and established local artists.

Selected works of Jon Flaming
Jon Flaming, a Dallas based graphic designer and illustrator, is best known for his fine art depicting iconic Texas imagery, rural landscapes and various industry brands. He started his own design and illustration studio, Jon Flaming Design, in 1993 and has created award winning images for big and small companies located throughout the U.S. Some of his clients include American Airlines, Dell, FedEx, Frito-Lay, HP, Hanes, Kellogg’s, Neiman Marcus, Pepsi, Sony, US Airways and the YMCA. Flaming’s work has appeared in many publications including Communications Arts, Graphis, Print magazine and The Society of Illustrator’s annual. Click here to learn more about Jon Flaming.

Selected Works of Brad Oldham
Acclaimed Dallas sculptor Brad Oldham ( has elevated many environments worldwide — from public spaces to private homes —with his site-specific artworks. The Traveling Man, his public installation near the Deep Ellum DART station, has become a neighborhood and Dallas icon. In 2010, the Americans for the Arts included the work in its prestigious Year in Review program. In 2011, the Texas Society of Architects recognized Oldham with its prestigious Artisan Award. This past year, Oldham sculpted and installed a life-size bronze lion sculpture for National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C.; a 14-foot-tall sculpture of Wayne Gretzky and his family in Brantford, Ontario; and a 28-piece installation at the Lumen Hotel in Dallas.

Selected Works of Janet McGreal
A painter and sculptor who works in acrylic, copper and steel, Janet McGreal, keeping apprised of JSOM’s art gala progress, decided to lend the school one of her iconic Squigglies. The piece will be on display in the school for six months.

Individual ticket- $75.00

Staff and Faculty Individual ticket- $60.00

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Throughout the evening, several items will be available for purchase in a silent auction.

Silent auction items can be purchased with a major credit card (MasterCard, Visa, Discover, Diner’s Club, or American Express card) or cash.

Available silent auction packages:

The Art of Retail
The Art of Entertainment (Are these packages still relevant?)
The Art of Travel
The Art of Dining
The Art of Beverages
The Art of France

Interested in donating an item for the silent auction? Contact the Jindal School Office of Development and Alumni Relations at (972) 883-5884.

Exhibit sponsorships are available at $5,000.00 and offer the following benefits:
  • Name and/or logo featured on event collateral, webpage and event/exhibit signage
  • 10 complimentary event tickets
  • Permanent recognition as a donor to the Jindal Art Collection
  • Recognition in UT Dallas MANAGEMENT Magazine
  • Commemorative art gift

The following additional sponsorships are available for $2,500.00 and include six complimentary event tickets and recognition on associated signage.

  • Valet Parking
  • Food and Beverage
  • Entertainment
  • Lecture
  • Raffle/Silent Auction

Interested in becoming an event sponsor? Contact the Jindal School Office of Development and Alumni Relations at 972-883-5855.

Wine Sponsor

Special Collections Department,
Eugene McDermott Library

A growing trend among top tier business schools is integrating art to enhance the educational experience. The Jindal School provides an engaging, intellectual learning environment that broadens perspective, stimulates originality and creativity and encourages innovation. Art is a catalyst for ingenuity and entrepreneurship—key factors for a successful career in business.

The Jindal Art Collection features a collection of both contributed and commissioned pieces utilizing various art forms including photography, sculpture and painting. The collection reflects the diverse culture and educational endeavors of the faculty, staff, alumni and students at the Jindal School.

Learn more about the Jindal Art Collection.

Model of commissioned glass sculpture for the
Jindal School by local artist, Jim Bowman.

A watercolor painting of the commissioned glass
sculpture for the Jindal School by local artist,
Jim Bowman.

Proceeds from Artistic Impressions of Management will be used to commission a glass sculpture for the Jindal Art Collection. The glass sculpture will be on display in the atrium of the Jindal School expansion, opening fall 2014. Utilizing vibrant colors and varying sizes of molded glass, the sculpture is a visual display of exploration and innovation.

Jim Bowman, a local artist who has been developing expressions in glass since 1978, was selected to design the glass sculpture for the new school expansion. Bowman offers a diverse approach to glass art, including glass blowing and casting, kiln-worked glass, and glass and mixed media sculpture.

Learn more about Jim Bowman.

Interested in donating a work of art to the Jindal Art Collection? Contact the Jindal School Office of Development and Alumni Relations at (972) 883-4957.


Diane McNulty, PhD
Associate Dean, External Affairs
972-883-2741 or Email

Erica Yaeger,
Assistant Dean, Development and Alumni Relations
972-883-5855 or Email