ABOUT CASP

Charles Adams Studio Project (CASP) is a non-profit arts organization located in Lubbock, TX on the high plains of West Texas.  CASP was founded by gallerist Mr. Charles Adams with the support of a generous gift from Lubbock business owner and philanthropist Margaret Talkington, and received its 501(c)3 status on June 10, 2011 with an effective date of October 29, 2009.

The mission of Charles Adams Studio Project (CASP) is to serve as a cornerstone in the Lubbock Arts District through developing and sustaining a working artists’ community that actively engages the public with the arts. CASP pursues this mission in large part  through the acquisition and renovation of real property within the Lubbock Cultural Arts District. 

CASP facilities are designed to provide artists with studio space, specialized equipment, and exhibition opportunities. CASP promotes an environment of creative exchange and community engagement through public workshops, demonstrations, lectures, tours, weekly studio classes, and First Friday Art Trail events, as well as through the CASP Artist-in-Residence Program, the Helen DeVitt Jones Print Studio Fellowship,  and the CASP Arts Administration Fellowship. 

The Charles Adams Studio Project Space includes:

The Live/Work Studios @ 1010 Mac Davis Lane. These buildings house three full-time artist residencies and one artist-in-residence participant.
Studios @ 5&J: houses the Helen DeVitt Jones Print Studio; The Texas Tech University School of Art: Satellite Gallery; 5&J Gallery; The CH Foundation Metals Studio.
The Work Studios @ 408 Ave J. These four buildings provide professional-grade studio space for working artists.
The Charles Adams Gallery, which represents regional artists.
Director’s Residence and courtyard at 1105 Mac Davis, both of which rent as public venues.

CASP KEY STAFF

Charles Adams

Charles Adams

Founder, Board President

Charles Adams has successfully managed a professional fine arts gallery for over thirty years in Lubbock, Texas. Charles graduated with a BA in Art History from NYU, after which he owned and operated a successful gallery in NYC for ten years before returning to Lubbock in 1980.

Chad Plunket

Chad Plunket

Director

Chad Plunket holds an MFA in Sculpture from Clemson University in Clemson, SC and an MLA from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX. Chad oversees long-term planning and development as well as day-to-day operations at CASP.

CASP works with a creative and dedicated team of instructors, fellows, and volunteers:

CASP Helen DeVitt Jones Print Studio Fellows:
Kyle J. Bassett, MFA, PhD Student – Creative Writing: Poetry, Texas Tech University Department of English
Stephanie Berrie, MFA Student – Printmaking, Texas Tech University School of Art
Zachary Smith, MAE Student, Texas Tech University School of Art

CH Foundation Metals Studio and Foundry Assistant:
Noah Wakefield, MFA – Sculpture – Contemporary Blacksmithing, Texas Tech University School of Art

CH Foundation Arts Administration Fellow at CASP:
Erin Rea, J.D., MPA – Nonprofit Management, Texas Tech University Law School and Department of Political Science

CASP Intern:
Lauren Lynch, MFA Candidate – Arts Administration, Texas Tech University School of Theater and Dance

Special thanks to our previous fellows and interns:

CASP Helen DeVitt Jones Print Studio Fellows:
Alberto Careaga, MFA – Painting, Texas Tech University School of Art
Victoria Marie Bee, MFA – Photography, Texas Tech University School of Art
Brandy González, MFA – Printmaking, Texas Tech University School of Art
Amy Porter, MFA – Printmaking, Texas Tech University School of Art

CH Foundation Metals Studio and Foundry Assistant:
Harrison Brooks, MFA – Jewelry and Metalsmithing, Texas Tech University School of Art

CASP Arts Administration Fellows:
Jordann Davis, MA Candidate – Art History, Texas Tech University School of Art
Francesca Vega, MA, MPA – Nonprofit Management, Texas Tech University Department of Political Science

CASP Interns:
Katelyn Creech, BA Student – Graphic Design, Texas Tech University School of Art
Madeline Quiroga, BA Student – Psychology, Texas Tech University Department of Psychology

CASP Board of Directors:

Charles Adams – Board President
Kelly Marble – Secretary
Doug Naegele, J.D. – Treasurer
Joe Arredondo
Rep. Dustin Burrows
Andrea Tirey
Upe Flueckiger