The Friends of the Gallery is an organization of individuals who promote the exhibition and study of fine art by supporting Baum Gallery programming with tax-deductible membership donations to the UCA Foundation, Inc. The Friends organization is represented by a volunteer Advisory Council that helps link the gallery to the community and UCA alumni.
Friends Members receive exhibit announcement cards and invitations to special events. Membership donations of all amounts are appreciated: use this convenient Membership Form.
Complete and mail it today with your tax-deductible donation of any amount to the UCA Foundation, Inc. (for: Friends of the Gallery), P.O. Box 4986, Conway, AR 72035.
Members donating $100 or more have the option to accept a limited-edition print of an original work of art by an Arkansas artist.
Annually offered, the original works are selected by the Advisory Council, and each print is signed and dated by the artist or their representative.
Prints are suitable for framing and sized for careful conservation in the 9" X 12" presentation portfolio included with the initial qualifying donation.
The 2010 Collector's Portfolio print option is of George Dombek's Together in Time and Space from the original watercolor completed in 2002. Special appreciation goes to our generous return portfolio project sponsor Exhibition Associates: this corporate support guarantees that portfolio membership donations are 100% tax-deductible. Thank you, Exhibitions Associates, for helping the Friends of the Gallery encourage Arkansas artists and collectors by sponsoring this recognition gift!
Mr. Dombek is a nationally-known watercolor artist whose work is in over 600 private, corporate and museum collections, and has been featured in more than 100 exhibitions. He has received over 80 awards and now divides his time between his Brooklyn, New York, studio and his home and studio in the Arkansas Ozarks.
The Friends of the Gallery supports exhibition expenses and facility improvements, sponsors community opening receptions on Sunday afternoons and the Annual Alumni Homecoming Exhibition, and is host for the opening reception of the county-wide Art in Architecture competitive sponsored by the Old Conway Preservation Society and The Faulkner County Historical Society.
Become a part of the council, or volunteer with one of three annual projects!
The Friends of the Gallery serves as a grant-sponsoring organization for the Baum Gallery:
Museum Assessment Program (Collections Management Component) through the Institute of Museum and Library Services: provided a self-study, peer review, and implementation structure to assist the UCA Public Art Committee in managing The UCA Art Collection.