Winners of the 2017 Annual Student Art Competitive
Congratulations to all students who had work accepted into the 2017 Annual Student Art Competitive, juried this year by Dr. Howard Risatti, Professor Emeritus, Virginia Commonwealth University.
And special congratulations to the following students selected for awards:
Donald Wortman, Grand Prize for Kinetic Rain
Chance Wallace, Award of Excellence for Manifest
Alma Horlock, Award of Merit for Sum of Their Parts
Hannah Bernhardt, Award of Merit for Untitled
Casandra Vennerbeck, Award of Merit for Midnight Procession
Rebeca Robinson, Honorable Mention for Day Dream
Kolby Black, Honorable Mention for Fragile Masculinity
Professor Emeritus Gene Hatfield passed away on February 18, 2017 at the age of 91. Professor Hatfield’s dedication to students and to the Department of Art was evident through his inspiring teaching and encouragement of countless young artists during his 37-year tenure at UCA, and continued throughout his retirement. His love of the arts and his creative spirit will be missed. Visitors may view selections from the Gene Hatfield Art Collection on display in many campus buildings. For more information on Professor Hatfield and the Hatfield Art Collection, see Hatfield Collection
The 27th Annual Art History Symposium
The Annual Art History Symposium will be held March 9-10, 2017 at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Fine Arts Building, Room 161. Students at colleges and universities in Arkansas will present papers based on research undertaken in an upper-level art history class during the last year.
Dr. Craig Zabel of Pennsylvania State University is this year’s keynote speaker. He will give a lecture titled, ” The American Skyscraper, from the Emerald City of Oz to Glass Towers of the 1950s” on Thursday, March 9th at 6:00 PM. The presentation of student papers will begin at 9:00 AM on Friday, March 10th. The event is free and open to the public.
Come by and see the completed sculptures by visiting artist Patrick Dougherty titled, The Big Naturals. The structures made of natural materials can be found between McCastlain Hall and McAlister Hall on the UCA campus. A big thank you to all the volunteers who helped to create them. Check out this time-lapse video of the installation:
The Department of Art views educational achievement as both an individual and collective responsibility. Offering a variety of undergraduate programs in art, the department directs the educational progress of students toward quality research, creative practice, and public service. Art uniquely transforms those who create and those who respond. The department uses the transformative value of art to connect members of the community, enhancing and enriching lives, and making us more conscious of ourselves and others in the world. In order to achieve this mission, the department has set the following goals:
To challenge students with an intensive curriculum characterized by individualized instruction.
To reward faculty who demonstrate excellence in teaching, scholarly and creative endeavors, and community service.
To maintain facilities and resources that foster opportunities to experience the creation, exhibition, and study of the visual arts.
To provide opportunities for community involvement and broaden public awareness of the visual arts.
Message from the Chair
Welcome to the Department of Art!
Photo by Donna Pinckley
The Department of Art challenges students with an intensive curriculum, guiding them toward creative practice, quality research, and public service. The department serves over 190 art majors pursuing the BFA degree with emphases in ceramics, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture and the BA degree with emphases in art education, art history, and fine arts. Our faculty members are committed to students and are productive in their fields, exhibiting artwork in galleries and competitive shows across the country, publishing in academic journals, and presenting at regional, national, and international conferences. Our students are active in making and studying artwork, teaching in the community, and participating in student organizations and public service activities. Every semester the Baum Gallery in McCastlain Hall displays the work of nationally and internationally known artists as well as the BA/BFA Senior Exhibit. The Black Box Gallery in the Schichtl Studio Arts Building hosts a number of student exhibitions rotating every few weeks. These exhibits broaden awareness of the visual arts on campus and provide opportunities for the people in the central Arkansas area and the state to view and experience the arts.
Art Office McAlister 101 450-3113
Baum Gallery McCastlain 145 450-5793
Black Box Gallery Schichtl 1A 450-3113
Graphics Studio McAlister 404 450-3688
Photography Studio McAlister 405 450-3688
Visual Resources Library McAlister 105 450-3659
The University of Central Arkansas is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. Their offices are located at 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, Virginia 20190. Telephone: (703) 437-0700.