Faculty News

Art Department

Our Arts faculty exhibit work in various media and are regularly involved in scholarly research on a variety of topics across the natural state, throughout the region, in addition to countless major arts capitals across the globe. In this Faculty News section you will learn about the many professional accomplishments of the faculty in the Art Department at UCA.

Professor Donna Pinckley

Finalist for the Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture. On exhibit at the Griffin Museum of Photography, Boston, MA. October 2018

Photowork 2018, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
Slow Exposures 2018, Zepulon, GA.

Lenscratch Lenscratch, Fine Arts Photography Daily; Donna Pinckley: The States Project: Arkansas

Associate Professor Holly Laws

Heavy Metal: Women to Watch, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC, June 28-September 16 2018.
Secret Stories: Anais Dasse and Holly Laws, Historic Arkansas Museum, Little Rock, AR, May 11-August 5, 2018.
Thirty-One Bones, Laws sculpture, was purchased for the Museum’s permanent collection

Associate Professor Sandra Luckett

Everybody In The Pool, ADA Gallery, Richmond, VA June-September
Annihilation & Regeneration (solo), Surel’s Place, Boise, ID. July
Pink, Fine Art Gallery, ASU Jonesboro, AR, Opening 9/7
Cluttered With Wishes (solo), AR Tech, Russellville, AR, Installation 9/26-28

Upcoming Exhibitions
A Culture Shock Group Exhibitions: Historic Arkansas Museum, Little Rock, AR, 2019.
BCAA, Batesville Arkansas January 2019
Artists of the Year Exhibition, Shenandoah Valley Arts Center, Waynesboro, VA. April 2019

Surel’s Place artist residency, Boise, ID, July 2018

Associate Professor Liz Smith

Potter Fine Arts Gallery, Off the Table and onto the Wall, Missouri Western State University, St. Joseph, MO. Juror: Novie Trump
Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, Collective Identity: The Legacy of Apprenticeship Under Toshiko Takaezu, Brooklyn, New York Curator: Leslie Ferst

Upcoming Exhibitions
New Work: Liz Smith and Kathy Strauss. Historic Arkansas Museum, Little Rock, AR, November 2018
The Collective Identity Working Group: New Work at The Noyes Art Garage, Museum of Art of Stockton University, Atlantic City New Jersey, February 2019. Curated by Michael Cagno

Assistant Professor Peter Bella

Upcoming Exhibitions
From it to Thou: Being Conscious of the Sacred in Nature, Peter Bella and Jim Gabbard, Garrett Museum of Art, Garrett, IN 2018

Neighbors: An Art Show, The World and Water About Us

Adjunct Professor David Balin

The Erasing, Koplin Del Rio Gallery, Seattle, October 18 -0 Dec 1, 2018
New American Painting Juried Exhibition-Print #136, Southern Issue, 2018

Interviewed: Kenneth Steinbach, Creative Practices for Visual Artists: Time, Space, Process, a Focal Press Book (Routledge, 2018), pp. 68-70, 95

Adjunct Professor Melissa Cowper Smith

Individual Artist Fellowship (for works on paper), Arkansas Arts Council, Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Arts Council, Arkansas Democrat Gazette

Baum Gallery Director Brian Young

Van Burn Art Center for Art and Education
Conway League of Artists