Marie Desrochers

Marie Desrochers, B.A. in Art: Art History Emphasis with minors in Honors Interdisciplinary Studies and Chemistry (anticipated graduation August 2016), has been selected for the Andrew W. Mellon Conservation Internship Program at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC).  Four undergraduate students or recent graduates are selected each year for the paid internship program, in which they are mentored and supervised by the Museum’s Conservator of Objects.  The NMAAHC is the Smithsonian’s 19th museum, opening on the National Mall this September 2016.

Ms. Desrochers will be interning at the NMAAHC for 16 weeks from November 2016 through February 2017.  This marks the third internship in conservation for Ms. Desrochers.  Last summer she completed internships at the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and at the Archives of American Art.

Ciara Long

Ciara Long, (BFA Graphic Design Emphasis), received a Silver and a Bronze Addy award at the district level, April 2013. District 10 of the American Advertising Federation is composed of Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas.

2013 Student Competitive Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2013 Student Competitive:

Rachel Oliver: Best in Show

Cathleen Brignac: Award of Excellence

Ryan Landry, Award of Excellence

Noel Graham, Award of Excellence

Caley Pennington, Honorable Mention

Keith Pope, Honorable Mention

Hector Garcia, Honorable Mention

Grace Robert, Honorable Mention

2013 ADDY Awards

Ciara Long, pursuing the BFA Graphic Design Emphasis, Hunter Oden, BFA Graphic Design Emphasis 2012, and Michael Barnett, BFA Graphic Design Emphasis 2012, each received awards for their graphic design work at the 2013 ADDY Awards in the central Arkansas division of the American Advertising Federation.  Long and Oden each received two golds and one silver for their work, and Barnett received one silver and two bronze awards for his work.  The four pieces by Long and Oden that received gold are automatically forwarded to the regional level to compete against work from Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana.

Héctor Garcia

Héctor Garcia’s paper, “Rafael Pineda (Rapé): Online Editorial Cartoons and Caricature as Activist Art Form in Mexico Today,” was accepted for the 2013 National Conference of Undergraduate Research conference at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (April 11-13, 2013).  Mr. Garcia is pursuing the BA Art History Emphasis degree.

2013 Small Works on Paper

Brittany Madalone and Caley Pennington both had work accepted to 2013 Small Works on Paper, the Arkansas Arts Council’s annual exhibit that opens this year at the South Arkansas Arts Center in El Dorado and then travels to nine other locations in the state.  This year’s juror was Anne Austin Pearce, associate professor of art and director of the Greenlease Gallery at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri.

Mark Monroe

Congratulations to Mark Monroe for being  recognized in a recent issue of The Oxford American as one of the “100 under 100” New Superstars of Southern Art. See the full press lease for more informatio

Brittany Madalone

Brittany Madalone’s drypoint print, An Unwanted Message has been selected to be included in the Artists of the 21st Century exhibition at the West Tennessee Regional Art Center in Humboldt, Tennessee. The exhibit runs from April 2, 2012 – April 24, 2012.

Black Box Gallery’s Achromatic Affair Show

Congratulations to the winners of the Black Box Gallery’s Achromatic Affair Show:

1st place: Caley Penington, Dream Theater Panic Attack

2nd place: Rachel Oliver, Untitled

3rd place: Aaron Wildschuetz100 Lightyears

Honorable Mention: Eric DarmstaedterThe Meeting Place

Mark Monroe

Mark Monroe (BFA Studio Art: Sculpture Emphasis, 2012) received Honorable Mention in the International Sculpture Center’s 2012 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture competition.  Jurors Donna Dennis, Winifred Lutz and Joseph Becherer selected from 434 graduate and undergraduate students.  Mark’s work was recognized in the 2012 October issue of Sculpture magazine, as well as at website.