Meet Marko Monroe LIZZO’s Stylist

Feature Article » By Liz Smith, Associate Chair | Associate Professor of Art, Ceramics » Marko Monroe is currently the stylist for Grammy Award winning artist LIZZO. I had the pleasure of interviewing Marko who graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in sculpture from UCA … [Read more...]

Ray Ogar’s Zero Landmass Archive

Feature Article » By Ray Ogar, Associate Professor of Art, Graphic Design » Faculty Report ... 3609 pages. 5 Volumes. 24,000 image fragments. 3650 days. 5124 compositions (edited down to 1500). 1232 lost hours of sleep. 1 million dreams. Welcome to the Zero Landmass Archive. More than … [Read more...]

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...]