Celebrate West Alabama Art This Weekend!

Art Roundup from the UA Dept. of Art and Art History: today is Thursday, May 19, 2022. Join the Lantern Parade and more on the Riverwalk this Saturday evening after the Druid City Arts Festival downtown! Galleries (and everyone) can stay open if we are vaccinated, masked and healthy, so please do your part. Events

UA Museum Director To Host New Art Podcast

Daniel White, director of the Paul R. Jones Museum and The University of Alabama Gallery, recently posted the first episode of a new podcast series, Postmodern Barbecue, on Soundcloud. The podcast will feature conversations with arts leaders, artists and gallerists from around the state, and is supported by grants from the Alabama State Council on

‘An Evening at the Pool’ Features Lantern Parade May 21

The public is invited to Flow Tuscaloosa’s “An Evening at the Pool,” Saturday, May 21, which begins at 7:00 p.m. with a Lantern Parade. Lineup for the parade begins at 7:00 p.m. on Tuscaloosa’s Riverwalk near the Bama Belle’s old dock (near Hotel Indigo) at the north end of Greensboro Avenue. The Lantern Parade is

Art History Alumna at the National Park Service: a ‘Full Circle Moment’

UA alumna Shannon Walsh, who earned her MA in art history in 2020, is about to begin a new job with the National Park Service as the visual information specialist for the Women’s Rights National Historical Park and the Harriet Tubman National Historical Park, both in New York. Although she is breaking new ground geographically,

Alumna Demos Printmaking Techniques at Shelton State Community College

Recent UA art alumna Sandra Vega (MFA 2022, printmaking) gave a printmaking demonstration for students in the Shelton State Community College Visual Arts Department and judged their end-of-the-semester student art show last week. Vega was invited by Shelton State art instructor Carson Grubaugh, who said, “Students pulled prints from one of Sandra’s woodblocks and then

$111,500 in Art & Art History Scholarships Awarded on Honors Day

The UA Department of Art and Art History is proud to announce our scholarship award recipients for the upcoming academic year, 2022-2023. Graduates, undergraduates and incoming freshmen in studio art and art history were awarded a total of $111,500 in scholarships, thanks to our generous donors. Following is a list of the recipients with a

Art & Art History April Faculty Accolades 2022

Wade MacDonald, assistant professor of ceramics, was accepted to a one-month artist residency at Zentrum für Keramik, the Center for Ceramics, in Berlin, Germany, for the month of May. MacDonald had work selected for Say Something: Tactile Voices in Clay, the annual national juried exhibition held by Saratoga Clay Arts Center in Schuylerville, New York.

Exquisite Disorientation: Sarah Marshall at the Wiregrass Museum of Art

In April, Associate Professor Sarah Marshall presents a solo exhibition of hand-dyed fabric works and quilts at the Wiregrass Museum of Art in Dothan, Alabama. The work in Exquisite Disorientation incorporates printmaking techniques such as screenprinting, cyanotype and relief printing on fabric. Like much of Marshall’s complex and recurring iconography, the images are influenced by

UA Alumna’s Photography Showcased by Mental Health Advocacy Project

UA alumna Alayna Pernell’s photographic work has been recognized by the Too Tired Project (TTP), a national nonprofit arts organization advancing mental health advocacy through photography. Pernell’s work was selected by TTP’s executive director, acclaimed photographer Kelly Burgess, and featured on the pages of, a blog that explores and celebrates contemporary fine art photography