Landmark Arts at the Texas Tech University School of Art is presenting my series Ordinary Time, the first exhibition in the 2018-2019 SRO Photo Gallery Exhibition SeriesOrdinary Time will be on view August 25th – September 23rd, 2018. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

The exhibition was recently featured in’s Top 5 series of shows to see.

The Landmark Arts SRO Photo Gallery is located in the Sub-basement of the Texas Tech School of Art Building. The Art Building is located at 3010 18th Street (near the corner of 18th Street and Flint Ave). Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sunday 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. On weekdays, paid parking is available on the fourth floor of the Flint Avenue parking facility. Parking is free on weekends. Admission to the School of Art Galleries is free. Email or visit for more information.

I will be showing some new work on Saturday August 18th at the 500x Member’s Exhibition.  The opening will be from 7-10pm.  The work will continue to be on display until September 2nd.  Below is the official press release:

The 500X Gallery will be starting its 40th year with the 2018-2019 Members Show! We are excited to showcase works by senior members Ashley Whitt, Tony Veronese, Valerie Powell, Ross Faircloth, James Talambas, Chris Ireland, Molly Dierks, Seth Lorenz, and Justin Strickland, as well as by new members Michelle Thomas Richardson, Joanne Cervantes, Scott Bell, Blake Weld, Grace Sydney Pham, and Becky Wilkes! Come have a drink and say hello!

Saturday, August 18th, marks the opening reception for the Members Show. All works will be on display during gallery hours until Sunday, September 2nd. Gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays from 12-5PM.

The 500X Gallery, established in 1978, is the oldest artist-run co-op gallery in North Texas. 500X Gallery is for artists, by artists; we handle the week to week duties of operating a gallery, from curation, hanging work, PR, social media, sweeping the gallery space, bartending at receptions… etc. etc. etc.!

This summer I was given a scholarship to attend the workshop at the Anderson Ranch Art Center in July.  The workshop was taught by Lisa Kereszi, photographer, author, and professor at Yale University.   Below are images from my 1600 mile round trip trek from Texas to Snowmass, Colorado, as well as some stops inbetween.

Work from my series Ordinary Time will be featured in the juried group exhibition HOME: Absence or Essence, July 18th through August 9th at Specto Art Space in Bridgewater, VA.  Opening reception is July 21st, 5-7pm.

Switzerland 2018

This summer my work will be in the Houston Center for Photography’s Juried Membership Exhibition.  Will try to make it to the opening if I can.

On view: July 20 – August 26, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, July 20 5:30pm-8pm
Juror Remarks begin at 6pm
Artists’ Talks: TBD

Houston Center for Photography is proud to announce its 36th Annual Juried Membership Exhibition and this year’s participants. Lisa Volpe, the Associate Curator of Photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, selected 38 artists from nearly 200 entries sent in from across the globe.

This year’s artists include:

Linda Barsotti
Dylan Beckman
Robert Calafiore
Mabry Campbell
Aaron Cole
Austin Cullen
Andrew Feiler
Steve Fisher
Robert Flatt
Bryan Florentin
Daniel Goncalves
Richard Greene
Anna Grevenitis
Maury Gortemiller
Garrett Grove
Alice Guardado
Rashed Haq
Carl Henry
Marisa Heymach
Chris Ireland
Eleanor Kerr
Sandra Klein
Susan Lapides
Pablo Lerma
Trent Lesikar
Jennifer Loeber
Ward Long
Sarah Malakoff
Tyrone Matthews
Will Michels
Greer Muldowney
Sirous Partovi
Oscar Rojo
Travis Roozee
Joshua Seriñana
Rusy Singh
Aleksandra Stone
Becky Wilkes

At Tarleton this spring I won some teaching awards.  In January I won the O.A. Grant Teaching Award for the College of Liberal and Fine Arts, and then the next month I won the University-wide Jack and Louise Arthur Teaching Excellence Award.  Here are some pics of me holding awards standing next to people who commonly spend more time dressing up to work.



(from the press release) 500X Gallery presents the two-person exhibition, Constructing the Psychographic, by H. Jennings Sheffield and Chris Ireland April 14th – May 6th, 2018.

In 2014, Cambridge Analytica obtained information from over 250,000 Facebook users. Focusing on the Facebook “likes” recorded by those users and their friends, Cambridge Analytica utilized this data and information to help influence the outcome of the presidential election.

This collaboration represents the physical manifestation of data retrieved and collected over 7 days from the artists’ Facebook feeds. The data mined is presented as wallpaper, creating a physical space made of virtual information. Then the artists utilized a psychographic survey application developed by the University Cambridge designed to predict personality traits through Facebook content, and ran their own Facebook pages and feeds to gain “insight” into their own personalities. Constructing the Psychographic presents the nature of the digital footprints we share so freely on the internet, and questions the validity of constructing identity through the individual profiles created.

Jennings Sheffield is a lens-based artist and Assistant Professor of Photography at Baylor University. Chris Ireland is an artist, 500X gallery member, and Associate Professor of Art at Tarleton State University.

Opening Reception:

April 14th, 2018

7:00 – 10:00pm


500X Gallery

500 Exposition Avenue

Dallas, TX 75226

Some images from the opening of Ordinary Time at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center.  The exhibition is open until April 29th, and I will be giving an artist talk at the gallery on Thursday, April 26th.  Soon I will be updating my website with images of the new work included in this show.

Opening Reception for my solo exhibition: Ordinary Time. On display will be some brand new work along with some other, less new, but equally notable work. The reception will be April 6th from 6-9pm and the show will be up until the 28th.