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...]

Ways Biophilic Design Promotes Human Health and Well-being

Feature Article » By Jennifer Whitehead, ID Program Director, Clinical Instructor » Ways Biophilic Design Promotes Human Health and Well-being Humans are typically creatures of habit. The majority of us are drawn to the outdoors to embrace the freedom that nature provides us. The beauty of … [Read more...]

It’s always easier when you quit

Feature Article » By Steven Overturf, Bachelor of Art, Graphic Design Emphasis 2014 » It’s always easier when you quit I walked into UCA in 2010 with a mindset, like most college students, to give everything I did my all — whatever that means. To say that I did would be a lie. Did I put a lot … [Read more...]