Jessica Camp, Fall 2013 BFA Studio Art: Painting Emphasis, had work accepted for the 2014 Delta Exhibition at the Arkansas Arts Center. The work selected was Weeping Lamentation from her BFA Senior Exhibition.
Matt TerAvest, Fall 2005 BA in Art Education Emphasis, was named as one of the three Stephens Awards winners Spring 2014. Each year, three high school teachers in the municipality of Little Rock (including public, private, and charter schools) are selected for the award, which carries a $10,000 prize. Matt has been teaching at Hall High School in Little Rock since graduating from UCA.
Mary Hull (BA Fine Art 2010) isa graphic designer and program developer for Transforming Uganda, an organization with offices in Uganda and Texas.
Jordan Karpe (BA Fine Arts Emphasis 2012) secured grants for and is serving as lead artist on the Conway Community Mural @ Chestnut. The mural is supported in part by an award from Mid-America Arts Alliance, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Arkansas Arts Council and foundations, corporations and individuals throughout Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas. Additional support is generously provided by the Conway City Council, Conway Corporation, the Corbitt Family, Hugg and Hall Construction & Industrial Equipment, Sherwin-Williams, and Hiegel Supply. Working with Jordan are current UCA art majors Karen Chrisco, Hector Garcia, Brittany Madalone, and Monica Vargas, as well as alumni Lauren Crymes(BFA Painting Emphasis 2009), Kristen Farmin (BA Art Education Emphasis 2012), Patricia Graves (BA Art Education Emphasis 2012), Julie Isom (BFA Painting Emphasis 2013), Kenneth Nelson (BA Fine Arts Emphasis 2012), and Beth Norwood (BA Art History Emphasis 2009).
Brandon Mathis, (2007 BA Fine Arts and 2010 BFA Sculpture emphasis) was awarded one of twelve three-month-long summer fellowships at Ox-Bow on Lake Michigan in Saugatuck, MI. Brandon is currently working on his MFA at Hunter College of the City University of New York.
Monica Steinberg, (BA in Art: Art History Emphasis,2004) was one of two doctoral students to be awarded a Smithsonian Pre-Doctoral Fellowship. She will be living in Washington, D.C. next year as she completes her dissertation for City University New York. Following that, in summer 2014 she will be scholar-in-residence at the O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Hunter Oden, (BFA Graphic Design Emphasis 2012), received a Bronze Addy award at the district level. District 10 of the American Advertising Federation is composed of Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas.
Robyn Blaylock, (BA Art Education Emphasis 2012), presented "What a student teacher learns . . . priceless" at the 2013 National Art Education Association Convention in Ft. Worth in April. Robyn currently teaches art at Perryville High School.
Matt Borengasser worked for a couple of years with a Little Rock design company and then moved to China to teach English and paint. Matt taught ESL in both China and South Korea from 2001 to 2009 and then in 2010 began teaching Art at the Yew Chung International School in Chongqing, China. Starting in summer 2013, Matt will begin a year of painting in China's Yunnan, Sichuan and Heilongjiang Provinces. His previous work can be seen at www.mattborengasser.com.