Faculty & Staff News

Wade MacDonald Named New Ceramics Professor in UA’s Department of Art and Art History

Wade Folger MacDonald has been appointed assistant professor of art in The University of Alabama’s department of art and art history. He will begin his new position August 16, 2019. MacDonald has been an instructor of ceramics and studio foundations courses in the department since 2015. A Nashville native, he received the BA in art

Casting Alabama’s Literary History

Cast bronze sculptures by students of Professor Craig Wedderspoon were unveiled in downtown Monroeville, Ala., in April, as part of the Literary Capital Sculpture Trail. Monroeville, the birthplace of author Harper Lee, and the home of the Alabama Writers Symposium for the past two decades, has been designated the Literary Capital of Alabama. The sculpture trail,

UA Artists Help Create Alabama Bicentennial Celebration

“As the Bicentennial approaches it has been obvious that our state’s artists have, throughout the years, been some of our best and most prolific story tellers. Clearly the arts and artists of Alabama will take a high profile position in celebrations statewide.” — Alabama State Council on the Arts Annual Report 2018 UA art and

Not the Usual Lecture Hall: Spain is the Art Students’ Classroom

For the first time in recent memory, students in The University of Alabama’s art and art history department are studying abroad in Spain. For two weeks in May, 20 students will travel throughout the country, from Madrid to Barcelona, touring the famous art collections, sculptures, museums, architecture and buildings of Spain as they’re taught its

Black Belt Artist Project Daily Photos

Here are photos taken by Chris Jordan’s photo students who have been photographing the artists and interviewing them during their Interim course in the Black Belt of Alabama, the Black Belt Artist Project. We’ll be adding to them each day of their trip. Follow them on Instagram @ua_blackbeltproject or #blackbeltartistsproject. DAY ONE Students practice portrait

Art Faculty Juried Into Traveling Graphics Exhibition

Instructor Megan Moore had an art work juried into the Southern Graphics Conference International 2019-2021 Members Traveling Exhibition. The piece, titled “It Grew with Frog Legs,” combines three printmaking processes: collaged monotype, relief print and photo intaglio print. The biennial exhibit will travel around the United States for the next three years, starting in Arlington,

Art and Art History Faculty Accolades for Spring 2019

Jonathan Cumberland had a poster design accepted to the Third International Poster Biennial Oaxaca, in Mexico. Cumberland also had a poster design accepted to the 9th Eco Poster: Climate Changes Exhibition, hosted by the Art Institute of Cieszyn, and exhibited at the Karolinka Cultural Center in Radzionków, Poland. Lucy Curzon published “Visualising the Home Front: Evelyn

UA Ceramic Students Handmake 100 Bowls for Annual Fundraiser 

Tuscaloosa. – Ceramics students at UA have a tradition that goes back more than a decade of donating handmade ceramic bowls to a local Presbyterian church’s food pantry fundraiser. Grace Presbyterian Church will host its 11th annual Empty Bowls fundraiser, a program designed to raise awareness about hunger, on Friday, March 1, 2019, from 11:00 a.m.

UA Instructor Jamey Grimes Wins Select Southern Art Award

Full-time instructor Jamey Grimes has been named the 2019 South Arts State Fellowship recipient for Alabama and awarded $5,000. The South Arts State Fellowships are awarded to one artist each in nine southern states whose work reflects the best of the visual arts in the South. Artistic excellence is the sole criterion for selection.  Grimes will now compete for the Southern Prize,