Baum Gallery

 

Mission Statement

The Baum Gallery is an educational art museum for UCA students, faculty and staff, and the central Arkansas community. The Director and Faculty Exhibitions Committee select national and international touring exhibitions, sponsor juried student shows, and cooperate across disciplines to curate original exhibits distinctly suited to an academic environment. The gallery develops exhibitions and events that invite interaction and encourage dialogue about visual art: the creators, studio process, history, criticism, curation, and cultural contexts.

Exhibits and events are under the aegis of the UCA Department of Art and Design, College of Fine Arts and Communication. The Baum Gallery maintains institutional memberships in the Arkansas Museums Association, the Association of College and University Museums and Galleries, and the American Association of Museums.

 


 Past Exhibitions

 

The University of Central Arkansas’s Baum Gallery will host a new exhibition Cig Harvey: From Red to Violet, running August 25 – October 13, 2022. This exhibition is curated by Brian Young, director, Baum Gallery with assistance from Donna Pinckley, professor of photography in the department of Art & Design, UCA.

Cig Harvey (b.1973) is a British-born artist and writer living in Maine and working in large-format color photography and poetry. Rich in implied narrative, saturated in color, and deeply rooted in the natural world, her work is devoted to the topic of what it is to feel.

Harvey has published five sold-out books: Blue Violet (Monacelli/Phaidon, 2021), Reveal (with Debbie Fleming Caffrey and Andrea Modica; Yoffy Press, 2020); You an Orchestra You a Bomb (Schilt Publishing, 2017); Gardening at Night (Schilt Publishing, 2015); and You Look at Me Like an Emergency (Schilt Publishing, 2012).

Outdoor Photographic Projections by Cig Harvey: September 28 and 29, at the UCA football stadium scoreboard; they will then be projected again on October 11 and 12. Time: 8-10pm.

Public Gallery Talk by Cig Harvey: October 11, 1:40-2:30pm at the Baum Gallery

Public Lecture by Cig Harvey, October 12, 6:30pm.


Painting

January 27 – February 17, 2022
(Image: Matt Klos, Treasure Chest, oil on panel)

  “‘Painting’ is an exhibition meant to show all the possibilities through this most traditional medium,” said Young. “In this show, there are artists who work purely abstract and those who work realistically with the figure. By selecting a range of painters, students will understand the breadth of contemporary painting. Our audience will see irony, experiences and contemporary issues through the lenses of abstraction, portraits, landscapes and works in between.”

2020-2021

FALL SEASON OF EVENTS

Threads Through Time

August 26-October 15, 2020

BA/BFA Juried Senior Art Exhibition

October 19- December 4, 2020

 

SPRING SEASON OF EVENTS

Say Something: Art as Protest

January 21- February 19, 2021

 

Annual Student Art Competitive 

March 2- March 12, 2021

 

BA/BFA Juried Senior Art Exhibition

April 8 – April 30 , 2021  

 

Summer Student Invitational

June 1 – August 13, 2021 (by appointment only)

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2019-2020

FALL SEASON OF EVENTS

Cultural Ties: Sonya Clark, Joyce J. Scott and Helen Zughaib

August 29-October 11, 2019


BA/BFA Juried Senior Art Exhibition

November 1- December 16, 2019

 

SPRING SEASON OF EVENTS

Fired Up in the Natural State: Contemporary Ceramics

January 23- February 14, 2020

 

Annual Student Art Competitive 2020

March 3- March 13, 2020

 

BA/BFA Juried Senior Art Exhibition

April 7 – April 24 , 2020  Online only

 


2018-2019

FALL SEASON OF EVENTS

August 30-October 11, 2018

Peter Pincus: Color and Form

Art Process: Drawings and More

BA/BFA Juried Senior Art Exhibition

November 1- December 6, 2018

 

SPRING SEASON OF EVENTS

January 24- February 15, 2019

UCA Faculty Invitational

From It To Thou: Being Consious of the Sacred in Nature

Annual Student Art Competitive 2019

March 4- March 15, 2019

BA/BFA Juried Senior Art Exhibition

April 4 – April 26 , 2019

 

SUMMER SEASON OF EVENTS

23 Skidoo Soup

April 29-May 10, 2019

 Future/Former: A Juried Student Review  

May 30-August 16, 2019

 


2017-2018

FALL SEASON OF EVENTS

September 1-October 19, 2017

Ben Butler: Vertebrates

Equivocal Exposures: Alternative Photographic Processes

BA/BFA Juried Senior Art Exhibition

November 2- December 7

 

SPRING SEASON OF EVENTS

January 25-February 16, 2018

Pathways: An Exhibition of Large Format & Experimental Printmaking

Annual Student Art Competitive 2018

March 5-March 16, 2018

BA/BFA Juried Senior Art Exhibition

April 5-April 27, 2018

 


2016-2017

FALL SEASON OF EVENTS

September 8-October 20, 2016

Curious Devotion: Art Installations by Dawn Holder, Langdon Graves, and Danielle Riede.

September 23-October 7, 2016

Pluralism, Social Lens #33, Direct Action: Outdoor Public Art Installation by David Graeve

September 23-September 24, 2016

Roots: Video Projection Installation by Adam Hogan

BA/BFA Juried Senior Art Exhibition

November 3-December 1, 2016

 

SPRING SEASON OF EVENTS

January 26-February 22, 2017

Tripletta: A Show of Miniature Works by 64 Artists

Magdalena Solé: Mississippi Delta Series

Holly Laws: Bellwether

Annual Student Art Competitive 2017

March 2-16, 2017

BA/BFA Juried Senior Art Exhibition

April 6-27, 2017


 

2015-2016

FALL SEASON OF EVENTS

September 10-October 23, 2015

Dan Steinhilber: Primary Developments

Dark Matter: Outdoor Installation by Dan Steinhilber

BA/BFA Juried Senior Art Exhibition

November 5-December 3, 2015

 

SPRING SEASON OF EVENTS

January 21-February 18, 2016

Finding Shelter: An Exhibition of Contemporary Fiber Art

Maggie Steber: Madje Has Dementia and Rite of Passage

Mike Jabbur: Point/Counterpoint

Annual Student Art Competitive 2016

March 3-17, 2016

BA/BFA Juried Senior Art Exhibition

April 7-21, 2016


 2014-2015

FALL SEASON OF EVENTS

September 4- October 24, 2014

Fay Ku: Throwing Voices

Theresa Pfarr: By Proxy

Kathleen Robbins: Into the Flatland

 Installation of The Big Naturals by Patrick Dougherty

September 2, 2014- September 20, 2014

Community-Collaborative Outdoor Sculpture created during ArtsFest

BA/BFA Juried Senior Exhibition

November 6 – December 4, 2014

 

SPRING SEASON OF EXHIBITIONS

January 22 – February 22, 2015

Practice What You Preach: The Baum 20th Anniversary Exhibition of Art Faculty

Annual Student Competitive 2015

March 5, 2015- Thursday, March 19, 2015

BA/BFA Juried Senior Exhibition

April 9, 2015- April 24, 2015

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2013-2014

FALL SEASON OF EXHIBITIONS
September 5-October 27, 2013

Maysey Craddock: Angle of Repose

Jennifer Shaw: Nature/Nurture

Artistic Eye: Works from the Personal Collections of the Art Faculty

Jen Lewin: The Pool and The Chandelier Harp
October 3-October 5, 2013

Interactive outdoor public art installations, presented during Conway’s Annual ArtsFest

BA/BFA Juried Senior Exhibition
November 7-December 5, 2013

 

SPRING SEASON OF EXHIBITIONS

January 16 – February 19, 2014

Deb Schwedhelm: Whispers from the Sea

Kirsten Kindler: Paper Construction

Drawing Blood and Guts: The Best of Contemporary Medical Illustration, Curated by Alexandra Baker

Annual Student Competitive Exhibition

March 2 – March 16, 2014

BA/BFA Juried Senior Exhibition

 April 3-April 24, 2014

 

2012-2013

FALL SEASON OF EXHIBITIONS 
September 6-October 25, 2012

So Tiny: An Exhibition of Small Works in 3-D

Juried Bodies of Work: The Baum MFA Biennial 2012

Small Talk: New Works on Paper by Heather Gordon

MIRAZOZO LUMINARIUM
September 27-29, 2012

A building-sized inflatable sculpture by English designers, Architects of Air

STUDIO FOUNDATIONS COURSE COMPETITIVE
November 1-5, 2012

BA/BFA JURIED SENIOR EXHIBITION
November 15-December 7, 2012

SPRING SEASON OF EXHIBITIONS
January 17-February 24, 2013

Swishbone: New Paintings by Julie Evans

Under the Influence: New Ceramic Work by Curt LaCross       

Alternating Currents: A Mixed Media Installation by Mario Marzan

Before and After: An Exploration of the Art Conservation Process

2013 ANNUAL STUDENT COMPETITIVE
March 4-March 28, 2013

BA/BFA JURIED SENIOR EXHIBITION 
April 4-April 29, 2013

2011-2012

PRE-SEASON EXHIBIT: FOUNDATION CLASS COMPETITIVE        
August 18- September 1, 2011

FALL SEASON OF EXHIBITIONS        
September 15 -October 27, 2011

Connections: The Fifteenth Year – Anniversary exhibition featuring work in all UCA studio content areas by 27 selected UCA and Arkansas artists

More Than a Mold: Contemporary Slip Cast Ceramics

cloud control: the devastation of an anchor- A multi-media installation by Carrie A. Dyer, UCA Department of Art Faculty Member

ANNUAL ALUMNI EXHIBITION  
October 6 – October 29, 2011

Keith Melton: New Projects

BA/BFA JURIED SENIOR EXHIBITION                      
November 10 -December 8, 2011

SPRING SEASON OF EXHIBITIONS
January 19 – February 26, 2012

Environments: Interrogating Space –Site-specific, multimedia installations by Annie Strader, Matthew Weedman, Ryan Mulligan and Anna Vaughan. Exhibition curated by Kristin Beal DeGrandmont.

New Work: Color Portraits –Photography by UCA Department of Art Professor Donna Pinckley

2012 ANNUAL STUDENT COMPETITIVE
March 7 – March 28, 2012

BA/BFA JURIED SENIOR EXHIBITION     
April 5 -April 28, 2012

2010-2011

PRE-SEASON EXHIBIT: FOUNDATION CLASS COMPETITIVE  
August 22- 31, 2010

FALL SEASON OF EXHIBITIONS              September 16-October 28, 2010

Baum MFA Biennial  Exhibition: Paintings

Fantastic Realities: Photography by Julie Blackmon

Aqua Bomb: An Installation

ANNUAL ALUMNI EXHIBITION            October 7-October 30, 2010

Exuberant Color: Paintings and Ceramics by Allie Maxwell Nottingham (BFA Painting ’07)

BA/BFA JURIED SENIOR EXHIBITION        November 11-December 2, 2010

SPRING SEASON OF EXHIBITIONS         January 13-February 24, 2011

Improvised Intaglio: Jiří Anderle Prints from the Baruch Foundation

Habitats: Portraiture by Kat Wilson

 Earth: Fragile Planet, Organized by the Society of Illustrators, New York, NY

 Intersecting the Book: When Artists, Writers & Graphic Designers Create 2D Worlds. Curator: Ray Ogar, Asst. Professor, Graphics, UCA

 Axis Mundi: Levittown,  A Multi-Media Exhibition by Holly Laws

2011 ANNUAL STUDENT COMPETITIVE
March 10-March 31, 2011

BA/BFA JURIED SENIOR EXHIBITION     
April 14-April 28, 2011

2009-2010

FALL SEASON OF EXHIBITIONS
September 10-October 29, 2009

Cardinal Points/Puntos Cardinales: A Survey of Contemporary Latino and Latin American Art

Pre-Columbian Artifacts: UCA’s Riddick Collection, an “open storage” exhibit of historic vessels, masks and figures

Function PLUS: Contemporary Teapots

ANNUAL ALUMNI EXHIBITION
October 1-October 29, 2009

On Location: Watercolor Paintings by William “Bill” Branch

BA/BFA JURIED SENIOR EXHIBITION
November 12-December 3, 2009

SPRING SEASON OF EXHIBITIONS
January 21-February 25, 2010

Tagged, Stamped and Stenciled: Guerrilla Art “Goes Gallery”-Mark Bode

Polarized Dispersions: A Multi-Media Installation by Michael Wyshock

2010 ANNUAL STUDENT COMPETITIVE 
March 11-April 4, 2010

BA/BFA JURIED SENIOR EXHIBITION
April 15-April 29, 2010

FOUNDATION CLASS COMPETITIVE   
May 3-May 7, 2010

2008-2009

FALL SEASON OF EXHIBITIONS

Leaded: The Materiality and Metamorphosis of Graphite

New Territories: Ceramics by Justin Novak

Baum MFA Biennial  Exhibition: 3D

ANNUAL ALUMNI EXHIBITION

BA/BFA JURIED SENIOR EXHIBITION

SPRING SEASON OF EXHIBITIONS
January 22-February 29, 2009

Six Degress of Transmutation: Emerging Artists

AVOCATION: Department of Art Faculty Show   

2009 ANNUAL STUDENT COMPETITIVE
March 5-March 19, 2009

BA/BFA JURIED SENIOR EXHIBITION
April 16-April 30, 2009

2007-2008

FALL SEASON OF EXHIBITIONS

The Architect’s Brother: Photography by Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison

ANNUAL ALUMNI EXHIBITION

BA/BFA JURIED SENIOR EXHIBITION

SPRING SEASON OF EXHIBITIONS

Return of the Yellow Peril: A Survey of the Work of Roger Shimomura, 1990-2004

Views from Both Sides of the Barbed Wire Fence

Inside/Outside: Student Drawings from the Rohwer Camp   

2008 ANNUAL STUDENT COMPETITIVE

BA/BFA JURIED SENIOR EXHIBITION

2006-2007

FALL SEASON OF EXHIBITIONS

Robert Rauschenberg, Artist-Citizen: Posters for a Better World

STAND2006 – student designed posters that address current social, political, environmental, and global issues

Baum MFA Biennial  Exhibition

ANNUAL ALUMNI EXHIBITION

BA/BFA JURIED SENIOR EXHIBITION

SPRING SEASON OF EXHIBITIONS

2007 ANNUAL STUDENT COMPETITIVE

BA/BFA JURIED SENIOR EXHIBITION

2005-2006

FALL SEASON OF EXHIBITIONS

A Glimpse into Echizen Ceramics

View from Here: Contemporary Russian and American Screenprints

ANNUAL ALUMNI EXHIBITION

BA/BFA JURIED SENIOR EXHIBITION

SPRING SEASON OF EXHIBITIONS

2006 ANNUAL STUDENT COMPETITIVE

BA/BFA JURIED SENIOR EXHIBITION

2004-2005

FALL SEASON OF EXHIBITIONS

ANNUAL ALUMNI EXHIBITION

BA/BFA JURIED SENIOR EXHIBITION

SPRING SEASON OF EXHIBITIONS

Out of this World: A Sandy Skoglund Installation

2005 ANNUAL STUDENT COMPETITIVE

BA/BFA JURIED SENIOR EXHIBITION


Acquisitions

Stiebel Gift 

Julia Margaret Cameron, King Arthur (from Idylis of the King), 1874-1875, Albumen print from wet collodion glass negative

In 2019, the Baum Gallery received a generous donation from the Stiebel family who gifted the gallery a valuable collection of photography. The collection comprises of 11 American and European artists. These works are on display at the Baum Gallery: Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm, Saturday – Closed, Sunday 1pm – 5pm. On behalf of the University of Central Arkansas, we would like to express our sincere gratitude for Gerald and Penelope Stiebel’s generous gift. Click the link above to read the full article and learn about the artistic background of the Stiebel family.



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Gallery Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Thursday: 10 a.m.- 7 p.m.

Gallery Location

McCastlain Hall (West Wing) – View Map

201 Donaghey Avenue, Conway, AR 72035

For more information about the Baum Gallery, contact Director Biran Young at (501) 450-5793.

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Closed during Fall/Spring Break, national Holidays, and Summer Sessions I & II.

In the event of inclement weather, the gallery will close based on campus protocol. Please contact the Inclement Weather/Class Status Line: 501-450-5000 for more information.

 

 


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Please send electronic images, a CV or artist resume, and contact info to bkyoung@uca.edu.

 

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Director: Brian YoungThe-Pool

Phone: (501) 450-5793

Email: bkyoung@uca.edu

Address: McCastlain Hall, 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway, AR, 72035

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