The UCA Interior Design Program Receives One of the Largest Gifts in University History

Feature Story » By Toni Wyre, Professor of Interior Design » Our Central Arkansas Design Community is abuzz with the recent news of an anonymous gift to the UCA Interior Design Program within the Department of Art & Design.  The generous donor has established a $5 million endowment to … [Read more...]

UCA Interior Design Earns Awards at ASID

Viewpoint; View from the Filed » By Jennifer Whitehead, Professor of Interior Design » The South Central Chapter of ASID (the American Society of Interior Designers), representing Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi, held its annual Design Summit in Little Rock, Arkansas April 11-13th.  As … [Read more...]

The Sentinel, Standing Guard (NCCCIAP)

Feature Article » By Bryan Massey, Chair | Professor or Art, Sculpture » The National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art and Practices (NCCCIAP) was held in Birmingham, AL for the first time face-to-face since the Pandemic. We had over 400 participants at the conference from all … [Read more...]

Professional Practices in Art History at UCA: 33rd Annual Arkansas College Art History Symposium

Feature Article » By Bangalore Seshadri Rohini Iyengar, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, Art History » Research, publication and participation in conferences and symposia are all part of professional practices in art history. In order to inculcate this professional approach right from an … [Read more...]

Suyao Tian, UCA Alum, Busy in Her Career

Feature Article » By Jeff Young, Professor of Art, Art Education » Recently, Jeff Young was able to catch-up with Suyao Tian. Suyao earned the B.A. in Art: Fine Art Emphasis in December, 2014 and currently lives in Minnesota. What positions/jobs do you currently hold (including … [Read more...]

Inaugural Alumni Artist in Residence – Anna Wagner

Event » By Liz Smith, Associate Chair | Associate Professor of Art, Ceramics » UCA Department of Art and Design alumni, Anna Wagner, 2019 BFA with an emphasis in Ceramics is currently on campus in her role as the 2021-2022 Alumni Artist in Residence program. This exciting new program offers … [Read more...]

How A Valuable Photography Collection Found A Home at the Baum Gallery

Dr. Hunter-Stiebel and Gerald Stiebel; A Gift of Historic American and European Photographs » By Avery Rudolph, Senior Undergrad Student | Art History » In early 2019, the Baum Gallery received a call from a familiar name, Gerald Stiebel - a fourth generation art dealer that was originally … [Read more...]

Arkansas Governor’s Award 2022

Feature Article » By Bryan Massey, Chair | Professor or Art, Sculpture » Bryan W. Massey, Sr, Professor of Sculpture and Department Chair was selected and commissioned to design and create the Arkansas Arts Council 2022 Arkansas Governors Awards. The sculpture weighs 3.5 lbs and is … [Read more...]

Emergent Art, a new digital media course

Feature Article » By Scott Meador, Professor of Art, Digital » Scott Meador’s Emergent Art studio course is underway for the first time this spring semester. Emergent Art provides a cross-disciplinary exploration of emergent digital practices of technologies or methods for making. Students … [Read more...]

UCA Art Education on the National Stage

Feature Article » By Trina Harlow, Assistant Professor of Art, Art Education » UCA Art Education on the National Stage In January of 2021, I was elected to serve on the National Art Education Association’s National Board of Directors as the Higher Ed Division Director-Elect. I attended my first … [Read more...]