Baum Gallery Exhibitions

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Annual Student Art Competitive

Works in all media open to all UCA students.
Exhibition on View: March 3, 2022-March 17, 2022
Opening Receptions: March 3, 4:00-7:00 PM



January 27 – February 17, 2022


Image: Joan Waltemath, red storm, mixed media on panel


Tessa Davidson, My Sebastian, oil on linen

 BA/BFA Juried Senior Exhibition

April 7 – April 28, 2022



Past Exhibitions

Fall 2021

The Baum at 25: 25th Anniversary Exhibition

A celebration of 25 years of the Baum Gallery featuring the work of 25 alumni including Artist-in-Residence, Lily Kuonen.

On view through October 15, 2021

Lily Kuonen, a 2006 UCA Bachelor of Fine Arts graduate, is the first artist-in-residence for the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS) for fall, and her work will be featured in Gallery III. Her work has been exhibited on three continents, four countries and in more than 20 U.S. states. Known for her Playntings, a self-described moniker combining “play and painting”, which involves the synthesis of painting with additional forms, materials, surfaces and actions, she actively seeks opportunities for participatory, collaborative and engaged arts programming and regularly collaborates on public art initiatives.

“Rather than turn nostalgically toward the Baum Gallery’s 25-year history, the exhibition is meant to show our current students and supporters the amazing work that our alumni continue to produce in the visual arts field,” said Brian Young, Baum Gallery director. “In particular, this exhibition showcases the fields and disciplines taught in the department: graphic design, painting, ceramics, fiber, printmaking, drawing, sculpture, video and animation.”

Overall, the exhibition is designed to provide inspiration to current students who may wish to pursue a career in the visual arts.

Artists include the following:

  • Morton Brown – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • David Carpenter – UA Pulaski Tech, North Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Mary Kearney Hull – Hull Art Academy, Lewisville, Texas
  • Jason McCann – McCann Fine Art, Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Steven Overturf – Los Angeles, California
  • Beth Post – Pratt Munson Williams Proctor College, Utica, New York
  • Rachel Trusty – Lawrence, Kansas

The “Baum at 25 exhibition has been co-curated and organized by Young and co-curated by Suzanne Bennett, former UCA curator of visual resources with support from Gayle Seymour, professor and associate dean, CAHSS.

Support for this exhibition has been generously provided by the UCA Department of Art and Design, the CAHSS, and the Conway Convention and Visitors Bureau. The CAHSS artists-in-residence program is funded by the UCA Student Arts Fee.

“Baum at 25” is a slice of contemporary art in several media that explores the work of 25 UCA alumni from the Department of Art and Design department.

 BA/BFA Juried Senior Exhibition

Works in all media by graduating seniors in the UCA Department of Art

Exhibition On View: Thursday, November 4 – Thursday, December 2, 2021

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 4, 2021, 4:00-7:00 PM


Say Something: Art as Protest

Contemporary art in several media that explores the role that art plays when it comes to protesting societal inequality and political dissatisfaction.

On View: Thursday, January 21, 2021 – Friday, February 19, 2021

Opening Reception: Thursday, January 21,  4:00 – 7:00 PM

 BA/BFA Juried Senior Exhibition

Works in all media by graduating seniors in the UCA Department of Art

Exhibition On View: Thursday, April 8 – Friday, April 30 , 2021

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 8, 2021, 4:00-7:00 PM

Exhibiting students are Jamal Barrow, Nicole Beard, Lilah Chesne-Williams, Meredith Clifton, Devron Collins, Julien Ellis, Madison Fontenot, Emilee Ivener, Bob Kilpatrick, JR Landers, Zane Macomber, Sarah Marr, Sidney McCoy, Keila Muniz, Savannah Pelley, Mary Rushing, Jim Stovall, Jordan Southerland, and Lillie Wrien.


For a list of past exhibitions, see Baum Gallery-Past Exhibitions