And They’re Off — Windgate Up & Running!

Viewpoint; View from the Chair » By Bryan Massey, Professor of Art, Sculpture » Windgate Foundation, UCA Foundation, University of Central Arkansas The new year and the new spring semester for 2023 brought about changes that would forever impact the Department of Art & Design! We o … [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 o … [Read more...]

Inaugural Alumni Artist in Residence Reflects

Spotlight » By Liz Smith, Associate Chair | Associate Professor of Art, Ceramics » Anna Wagner, 2020 BFA- Ceramics Emphasis, was our 2022/2023 Alumni Artist in Residence. With the work she made during this residency she applied for and was accepted into many graduate schools including the top c … [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...]

Drawing Suite…Sweet Like a Blank Sheet of Paper

Viewpoint; View from the Field » By Jennifer Rospert, Professor of Art, Drawing » All my work begins with drawings. ~ ELLSWORTH KELLY Ideally situated among the various workspaces within the Windgate Center for Fine and Performing Arts (WCFPA), the drawing studios are a focal point of a … [Read more...]

Virtual Scenery for Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry

Announcements; Faculty & Staff » By Scott Meador, Professor of Art » Grand Ole Opry Scott Meador recently created large-scale virtual scenery as part of a stage set re-design and upgrade to Nashville, TN's famous Grand Ole Opry. In collaboration with Moo Creative Media and MooTV, both of N … [Read more...]

Foundations Students Featured in UCA Windgate Gallery Summer Exhibit

Event » By Leslie Macklin, Professor of Art, Foundations Coordinator » The first-year experience in the Art and Design program is known as the foundation year. Foundations students experiment with physical processes and ideation methods that are likely unusual or new to them. The emphasis o … [Read more...]

Individual Student Studio Spaces

Viewpoint; View from the Classroom » By Brynn Ward, B.A., Student, Art Education Emphasis » I have loved having an independent 3D studio space in the new Windgate 3D Building this semester. As a senior in the department taking an independent studio course in ceramics, I was able to ask for a … [Read more...]

Downtown Conway Farmers & Crafts Market Student Art Contest

Scrap Box » By Nakeya Palmer, Higher Ed Program Coordinator » Downtown Conway Farmer's and Craft Market, Conway Alliance for the Arts, Laurie Prather, Faye Hedera, Kaylee Walsh and Nakeya Palmer The Downtown Conway Farmers’ Market and Conway Alliance for the Arts (CAFTA) announce they are tak … [Read more...]

Alumni Residency Program — Fall 2023/Spring 2024

UCA Art & Design Purpose The Department of Art and Design Alumni Residency Program at UCA is designed to bring degree-holding alumni back to the University each semester to re-engage in goal driven, intensive on-campus studio and research work in conjunction with the UCA Department of Art and … [Read more...]