Alumni News

Forty Years of Proof Sheets

Former Students Thank Professor Gay Burke [From The Loupe – Spring 2013] — On NPR recently, 20-somethings were waxing nostalgic for “old-fashioned” film cameras, a technology they associate with an “earlier era.” But they may not feel so old-fashioned to UA photography alumni. We asked some of them to tell us about the professor who

Gay Burke and Art Photography in Alabama

A good part of the spring 2013 issue of The Loupe was given over to the alumni of Professor Gay Burke’s photography classes. Many of Burke’s old students sent us reminiscences and thank-yous to a teacher who, for forty years, has given her students so much. One of the contributions was this essay by current UNA professor of art

Grand Hallucinations Exhibit features William Walmsley

Prints by the late WILLIAM WALMSLEY (1923-2003; BFA 1951, MA 1953) appeared in Grand Hallucinations: Psychedelic Prints by William Walmsley and Friedensreich Hundertwasser with works by the renowned Austrian artist in February and March at William and Mary College.

Emerging Alabama Artists Features Alumni and Grad Student

In March there were Emerging Alabama Artists at The Gallery in Bloch Hall at the University of Montevallo: AMY FEGER, ANNE HERBERT,and AYNSLEE MOON! Feger and Moon, UA art alumni, and Herbert, current graduate student, were juried into the show curated by Joe Bennett, assistant professor of art at Montevallo.

Laura Shill thrives in Colorado

LAURA SHILL earned a BA in Journalism while taking many courses in photography with Gay Burke at UA. She earned an MFA in Studio Arts from The University of Colorado, Boulder. She worked as director of photography at University Relations. She is currently an artist-in-residence at Redline in Denver, CO, and Integrated Media Arts Program

Johnny Goodwin teaches at Birmingham-Southern College

JOHNNY GOODWIN, MA 1999 and BA 1997 (history and studio art), earned his MFA and Ph.D. in 2005 in studio art and photography from the University of Memphis. Goodwin is adjunct faculty at Birmingham-Southern College.[Sg13]

Holden teaches in Arts and Culture Master’s Degree Program

LEIGH HOLDEN, MFA 2007 (photography) and MFA 2003 Book Arts, is a working artist and an instructor teaching in the University College Arts and Culture master’s degree program at the University of Denver. Holden recently returned to the Denver area where he is sorting out his studio practice and teaching bookbinding and papermaking workshops. His

Sarah Cusimano Miles Receives Numerous Awards

SARAH CUSIMANO MILES, MFA 2010, was named in the top 50 of Critical Mass, an international portfolio review sponsored by Photolucida in Portland, OR. She also received a Juror’s Commendation in the Silver Eye Fellowship 13, sponsored by the Silver Eye Center for Photography in Pittsburgh, PA. Miles received an Alabama State Council on the Arts Fellowship for