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.
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
Ciara Long,pursuing the BFA Graphic Design Emphasis, Hunter Oden, BFA Graphic Design Emphasis 2012, andMichael 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'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.
Brittany Madalone and Caley Pennington both had work accepted to 2013 Small Works onPaper, 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.
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 information.
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.
Congratulations to the winners of the Black Box Gallery's Achromatic Affair Show:
Honorable Mention: Eric Darmstaedter, The Meeting Place
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 KarenChrisco, Hector Garcia, Brittany Madalone, and Monica Vargas, as well as alumni LaurenCrymes (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.
Donna Uptigrove (BFA 2006) accepted a position as Curator of Exhibits at the Historic Arkansas Museum in Little Rock.
Beth Norwood (BA 2009) received her Masters of Art degree in Art History from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Her Master's thesis is entitled Body Doubles: An Exploration of Representation in Lagunillas Style E Figurines from West Mexico.
Katie Hall (BA 2011) completed her Masters of Art degree in Art History at Richmond, the American International University in London. Her thesis is entitled To Each Their Own: An Examination of Authorized and Alternative Representations of Avebury. She is currently the Assistant Registrar at the Old State House Museum in Little Rock.
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 the www.sculpture.org website.