Alumni News

Gay Burke Memorial Fellowship in Photographic Arts

The Alabama State Council on the Arts announces the creation of the Gay Burke Memorial Fellowship in Photographic Arts for individual artists living in Alabama. Applications are open January 2 through March 1, 2019. Apply online at Over four decades, photographer and professor of art Gay Burke developed a distinguished art photography program in The

UA Alumna’s Work at Ogden Museum of Southern Art

Photographs by Celestia “Cookie” Morgan (MFA 2017, photography) are included in the Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s current exhibition “New Southern Photography,” curated by Richard McCabe up through March 2019. The show was written about in the New York Times‘ “Lens” blog and featured one of Morgan’s photographs. Morgan’s work was also featured in the 2017 exhibition, Contemporary Alabama Photography, at the

UA Alumnus Creates Giant Working Kaleidoscope

Ever had a sudden urge to peer through a giant kaleidoscope? Now you can! The latest permanent public sculpture, titled simply Kaleidoscope, is designed and built by UA art alumnus and foundry specialist Eric Nubbe, and has been installed by UA Art Foundry at Snow Hinton Park in Tuscaloosa. Commissioned by Tuscaloosa PARA, the seven-foot-high aluminum sculpture

UA Art Presenters Hail SECAC Meeting Success

The University of Alabama was well-represented at the recent national conference meeting of SECAC held in Birmingham October 17-20, 2018. Faculty, students and alumni of the UA Department of Art and Art History presented research and chaired sessions at the annual meeting of one of the largest art conferences of its kind in the US,

Four UA Alumni Selected for Wiregrass Biennial

Art works by UA art alumni Anne Herbert, Meredith Knight, Rachel Ann Wakefield and Tom Wegrzynowski have been selected for the B18: Wiregrass Biennial, whose exhibitors are among the “most talented and engaging contemporary artists living and working in the Southeast.” The annual juried exhibition opened July 19 during the Wiregrass Museum’s Art After Hours reception and runs through

Photography Students of Gay Burke Honor Her Legacy

Butterfly Effect: Honoring the Legacy of Gay Burke October 5-26, 2018 Reception: Friday, October 5, 5–8 p.m. The exhibition Butterfly Effect: Honoring the Legacy of Gay Burke features the work of more than 20 artists who studied under Professor Gay Burke over the course of Burke’s 42-year career teaching photography in the Department of Art and Art History

UA Alumni Gather Art Works for Rare Exhibition

Tuscaloosa – The Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center will showcase an unprecedented gathering of work by recent University of Alabama master of fine arts alumni in both its galleries in August and September. The University of Alabama Graduate Alumni Exhibition will run August 3 through September 28 with a reception for the artists First Friday September 7,

Painting Alumna Joins Faculty of Boise State

Astri Snodgrass (MFA 2015, painting) will join the faculty of Boise State University as Assistant Professor of Drawing and Painting in the fall of 2018. Her work is part of a two-person online exhibition at PLEAT Gallery in June. Since 2016 Snodgrass has served as Lecturer in Painting and Drawing in the Art Department at the University of

Forbes, Essence Feature UA Art Alumna

Alumna Laci Jordan (BA 2011, digital media) has been making big headlines in the graphic design world recently. Jordan, who is a senior graphic designer at Creative Artists Agency in Los Angeles, has had her artwork featured on ESPN’s news site The UnDefeated, on the site, Amplifier, an online “art machine for social change,” and on