Faculty & Staff News

UA Professor Awarded Prestigious Artist Residency

Associate Professor Pete Schulte has been awarded a prestigious artist residency at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas. Founded in the late 1970s by sculptor Donald Judd, the Chinati Foundation has hosted renowned and emerging artists including Ingólfur Arnarsson, John Newman, John Wesley and Karl Haendel.  Schulte, who was the recipient of the South Arts State Fellowship for Alabama in 2017,

Digital Media Professor’s Designs Selected In Three Juried Competitions

Poster designs by Assistant Professor Jonathan Cumberland were recently selected in three international juried competitions. In Zapopan, Mexico, his poster was one of 53 chosen from among 1,598 entries for the competition “Turn A Light On.” For the international juried competition, “Poster for,” in New York, NY, Cumberland’s poster was recognized in the top 10 in

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 http://www.arts.alabama.gov/grants/howtoapply.aspx. Over four decades, photographer and professor of art Gay Burke developed a distinguished art photography program in The

Art Historian Publishes on Early 20th-Century Women’s Art in China

Assistant Professor Doris Sung published a chapter, “Redefining Female Talent: ‘The Women’s Eastern Times,’ ‘The Ladies’ Journal,’ and the Development of ‘Women’s Art’ in China, 1910s-1930s,” in the book, Women and the Periodical Press in China’s Long Twentieth Century: A Space of their Own, edited by Michel Hockx, Joan Judge, and Barbara Mittler (Cambridge 2018).

Laura Lineberry, Leader in Graphic Design, Retires

The Department of Art and Art History announces that long-time graphic design instructor Laura Lineberry will retire in December 2018. A UA alumna, Laura Lineberry has been a full-time instructor in digital media and graphic design since 2006. She was an adjunct instructor of graphic design from 2000 to 2006. Before Lineberry began teaching, she worked in Marketing Communications at the

UA Faculty Finalist for National Photography Award

Associate Professor Christopher Jordan has been named one of ten finalists for the 2018 Clarence John Laughlin Award for photography. Jordan entered a portfolio of images, which included the photograph here, titled “Bad Dog.”  The Clarence John Laughlin Award was created to support the work of photographers who use the medium as a means of creative

UA Sculpture To Collaborate With UAB and UAH on New Art Trail

Professor Craig Wedderspoon is one of three inaugural recipients of the new McMahon-Pleiad Prize, given by the Board of Trustees of The University of Alabama System. The prize has been awarded to a collaborative public art project, the McMahon-Pleiad Public Art Trail initiative, conceived by Wedderspoon and his colleagues Stacey Holloway of UAB’s department of art

180 Art Teachers Converge on UA for Annual Meeting

In November, more than 180 art teachers from across the state converged on the UA Department of Art and Art History for a one-day dawn to dusk conference to exchange ideas about teaching art to Alabama’s K-12 students. Members of the Alabama Art Education Association held their annual conference Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, at the