Susan N. McCollough to Exhibit Paintings at UA Gallery

Susan Nomberg McCollough, Plexus II, oil on canvas. Image courtesy of the artist.

The University of Alabama Gallery is proud to present An Expressionist’s Journey, an exhibition of paintings by Susan Nomberg McCollough, in the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center, October 1 through December 3, 2021. The UA Gallery will hold a First Friday reception on November 5, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Face coverings are required inside the gallery.

Susan McCollough, a UA alumna, received her bachelor’s degree in theatre and art in 1966. She studied with the late UA art professors Alvin Sella and Frank Engel, and went on to study with Max Hellman at the Birmingham Museum of Art, Gary Sussman at the Art Students League of New York and Sonia De Franceschi of the Accademia D’Arte in Florence, Italy. She also studied art at the Delgado Museum of New Orleans (New Orleans Museum of Art) and in Pensacola, Florida, Boston, and at the University of California, Los Angeles.

McCollough has produced numerous paintings, many on commission, and she has exhibited in many solo and group exhibitions across four continents. Recent awards include selection for exhibition at the 2020 International Art Prize Frida Kahlo art review in Milan, Italy, and the 2019 Monna Lisa La Gioconda Award in Lecce, Italy, from the Accademia Italia in Arte Nel Mondo.

McCollough’s artworks are held in collections in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, Florida, Texas, New York, Virginia, Washington DC, California and New Jersey. In 2012 she donated her portrait, “Sella,” of her painting professor Al Sella, to the collection of the UA College of Arts & Sciences. For more than a decade, she served on the Art Committee at the United States Sports Academy, which attracts and honors artists from around the world and is responsible for selecting featured artists for the Olympics. She has owned Studio Three in Florida and, today works at her private studio in Gulf Shores.

The University of Alabama Gallery at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center is an essential part of the education and development of UA students and our community. Visitors must wear face coverings inside the gallery. Located at 620 Greensboro Avenue in Tuscaloosa, the gallery is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 am-4:00 pm and First Fridays 12:00 noon-7:00 pm. Have questions or need assistance? Call (205) 345-3038. 

For more information about The University of Alabama’s programs in studio art and art history, visit our Degree Programs page.