Alumni News

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

Rhonda Roebuck retires from teaching

RHONDA ROEBUCK, MFA 1978, writes: “I am now retired from teaching. I live in Greenwood, VA, just outside of Charlottesville.  I taught art for 24 years in Albemarle County Schools. The last 15 years were spent teaching darkroom and digital photography at Western Albemarle High School. I have been an exhibiting artist for most of

Jenny Fine teaches at Ohio State University among other endeavors

Since earning an MFA at The Ohio State University in 2010, JENNY FINE, BFA 2006, has been working as a studio assistant for artist Ann Hamilton. During 2009 and 2011 at OSU, Fine taught Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Darkroom Photography. In 2012, she was artist-in-residence at The Wellington School in Columbus, OH, where she worked

Raudelunas Revival brings 70s art collective back to life

The long-awaited Raudelunas Revival was a huge hit. The “legendary radical 1970s Tuscaloosa intermedia arts collective” made a huge come-back with a retrospective exhibition in the Ferguson Student Center Gallery and a performance in the Ferg Theatre featuring now internationally acclaimed violist LADONNA SMITH (former art student and apprentice to UA ceramics professor FRANK ENGLE), internationally acclaimed

Windgate awardee Adam Hill begins work for ceramicist Michael Sherrill

2012 Windgate awardee and alumnus Adam Hill, BFA 2012, recently started working for ceramicist Michael Sherrill, president of the board of The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design and owner of a clay tools business in Bat Cave, NC. Sherrill won a United States Artists Windgate Fellowship in 2010. Hill works making ceramics tools for

Clayton Colvin’s exhibition gets excellent review

CLAYTON COLVIN’s exhibition in March and April, sewing up the sea, at beta pictoris gallery in Birmingham, was interestingly reviewed by Walt Lewellyn in Weld. Colvin’s work, Lewellyn writes, is “part of a rekindling culture-wide appreciation of abstract art.”

Megan Young appointed as Director of the Dishman Art Museum

MEGAN K. (Mitchell) YOUNG (BFA 1998, MA 2006) was appointed Director of the Dishman Art Museum and Assistant Professor of Art History at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, in October, 2012. She is a doctoral candidate at the University of Kansas. Her dissertation, “After the Deluge: Contemporary Artists Engage Katrina,” examines instances of contemporary art