Faculty & Staff News

Digital Art Instructor Has Prints Selected for Midwest Exhibitions

Nic Tisdale, full-time instructor in foundations, digital art and printmaking, has had two prints selected for exhibitions in the Midwest. His color lithograph, Trylla: Troll Stories #1, was selected for an international juried exhibition, Ink Matters, at the Indiana University’s IU Kokomo Downtown Gallery, on exhibit March 6-21, 2020. And his print titled Excised #11,

UA Art History Professor Wins Grant to Make a Virtual Reality Gothic Cathedral for Alabama Middle-Schoolers

The humanities are more than a set of subjects like history, literature and philosophy; they are also a way of solving urgent problems. When they step beyond the walls of a university, the humanities can enrich public life in unique and vital ways. UA assistant professor of art history Dr. Jennifer Feltman was awarded a

UA Student Graphic Designers Strike Gold at the ADDYs

UA studio art majors and minors won Gold and Silver American Advertising Awards (ADDYs) in the student category at this year’s American Advertising Federation of Tuscaloosa’s annual awards gala in February. In the professional category, UA art faculty members won Gold ADDYs and a senior BFA major won a Silver ADDY. The American Advertising Awards

UA Staff Craft Items to Auction for Performing Arts Center

Beyond 4:45 Auction and Art Show in the UA Gallery on First Friday March 6 is raising funds for UA’s Performing Arts Academic Center. Members of the College of Arts and Sciences Staff Association (CASSA) have donated items, many of them handmade art or crafts they created for the one-night-only exhibit and auction from 5:00

UA Art Historian Presents Research in Madrid, Spain

In January, Dr. Tanja Jones, associate professor of art history, was invited to present a paper in Madrid at the conference Dialogues in the Late Medieval Mediterranean: Methodological Encounters and (Dis)Encounters. Jones presented “Early Cast Portrait Medals: Exchange, Mobility, Diplomacy,” in a panel, Borrowings and Dialogues between East and West. “My paper, Jones said, “addressed

UA Art Historians Present Scholarly Research in Chicago

UA art history faculty presented their research at the 108th CAA Annual Conference in snowy Chicago in February. Dr. Mina Kim presented “Korean Artist, Jung Yeondoo: The Coexistence of Reality and Fantasy” in the session Resonating Reality: ARTISTS in AR/VR. Dr. Rachel Stephens presented “Selling Andrew Jackson: Ralph E. W. Earl’s Portrait Project,” in the

Photography Professor’s Work Featured in Online Portfolio

Twilight Passages, a portfolio of photographs by Associate Professor Christopher Jordan, is featured in One Twelve Publishing’s February edition of Poignant Portfolios. In these photographic works, Jordan creates a scene in a tabletop diorama from photographs, cut paper and vellum, then lights them in the studio and re-photographs to create what he terms “a mystical

Paul R. Jones Collection Featured on ‘Spirit of Alabama’

Emily Bibb, curator and collections manager of the Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art, was recently featured in WVUA 23’s Spirit of Alabama with Mike Royer. Bibb takes viewers behind the scenes in the collection to talk about the artwork and the story of the collector, Paul R. Jones, a native of Bessemer. Watch

UA Art Historian Assists in Notre Dame Restoration

After the devastating fire at the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris last year, assistant professor of art history Dr. Jennifer Feltman joined forces with a group of international art historians, scientists, and academics, “Scientifiques au service de la restauration de Notre-Dame de Paris,” to work on the restoration of the Notre Dame Cathedral. “The