Windgate Fine and Performing Arts Center Update

Feature Article » By Scott Meador, Associate Professor of Art, Digital » The new Windgate Fine and Performing Arts Center building is nearing the end of its initial design phases. The building will become the new home of the entire Art department and will also feature a concert hall and a … [Read more...]

An Internship in Austria

Feature Article » By Grayson Ruple, BFA Studio Art, Emphasis: Graphic Design » During the summer of 2019, I completed my BFA internship with the artist duo Kozek Hörlonski who are based in Vienna, Austria (image1). The artists, Peter Kozek and Thomas Hörl, are interdisciplinary artists whose … [Read more...]

Arkansas to New York: A Chautauqua Experience

Feature Article » By Wes Hart, BFA Studio Art, Emphasis: Ceramics » In January of 2019 it was announced that the Chautauqua Institution and UCA would partner to match up to two competitive scholarships for art students to attend a seven-week residency . An amazing $5,000 in scholarship … [Read more...]

New Teachers Hired and Next Group on Their Way

Viewpoint, View from the Field » By Jeff Young, Professor of Art, Art Education » Just like last year, I want to start by congratulating recent graduates who secured teaching positions as art teachers. Each earned the B.A. in Art: Art Education Emphasis with the exception of Jessica Camp (2013 … [Read more...]

Scott Meador, Saying Hello

Feature Article » By Scott Meador, Associate Professor of Art, Design » Hello, my name is Scott Meador and I’m very happy to have joined the Art department this semester. I have an eclectic background in art, design, and technology and am pleased to bring my talents to bear on new courses … [Read more...]

20 Million Dollar Grant UCA – CFAC receives a generous gift from the Windgate Foundation

Feature Article » Transformational Windgate Gift By Liz Smith, Associate Chair / Associate Professor of Art, Ceramics » This is an incredibly exciting time in the art department! Change is in the air and we are on a steep upward trajectory! The most significant news of the past few months is … [Read more...]

Graphic Design and Printmaking Students Visit Shooting Star and Yella Dog Presses

Feature Article » By Jessie Hornbrook, Assistant Professor of Art, Printmaking » Field Trip: Arkansas Letterpress Studios Shooting Star Press is owned and operated by John and Robyn Horn, the Horn’s have made it their life’s mission to proselytize for the arts. After a winding, scenic drive … [Read more...]

What is it like to do an internship in New York City?

Feature Article; Internships, Assistantships » By Isabella Cillia, BFA Candidate, Painting » If you are considering applying to BFA program read this! The transition from undergrad to brand new artist in the world is daunting. Not because there isn’t money or jobs in our industry, but because … [Read more...]

Peter Bella, Saying “Hello”

Feature Article » By Peter Bella, Assistant Professor of Art, Graphic Design » “Hello!” I'm Peter Bella, I consider myself an artist, a designer, and a design educator. Currently I’m an Assistant Professor of Art, with a focus in Graphic Design. I have taught a variety of design curriculum … [Read more...]

The Water About Us

View from the Field By Dr. Gayle Seymour, Professor and Associate Dean CFAC I am certain no one ever told me, as I was working on my PhD in art history at the University of California Santa Barbara many years ago, that my degree would prepare me to envision, curate, and produce large-scale arts … [Read more...]