Meg Howton, BFA 2016, was accepted to the ceramics post-baccalaureate program at the University of Florida. She will be in Gainesville in the fall of 2017 working in the ceramics studio while developing a portfolio of work to submit with applications to graduate school or other artist opportunities. “My plan is to continue on to either a graduate program, residency or fellowship, where I can refine my work while expanding my horizons,” Howton said.
As an undergraduate in the UA Department of Art and Art History, Howton earned the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a primary concentration in ceramics and a secondary concentration in photography. She exhibited her work in a group exhibition, Opposites Attached, at the UA Gallery in the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center and was selected for the 2016 Annual BFA Juried Exhibition and the 2015 Annual BFA Juried Exhibition. She also participated in the first annual Pop-up Show in the Sella-Granata Art Gallery in 2016.
Howton received a scholarship to the Alabama Clay Conference in 2015. She participated in Empty Bowls in 2015 and 2016, a fundraising project of several organizations hosted by University Presbyterian Church. She worked as a gallery attendant in the Sella-Granata Art Gallery and been a demonstrating artist at Kentuck Festival of the Arts and UA Homecoming. Howton was a member of the Crimson Clay Club, where she served as president and treasurer, and was a member of the the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA).
For more information about the BFA degree and our other degree programs in the Department of Art and Art History, go to https://art.ua.edu/degree-programs/undergraduate-programs/babfa-in-studio-art/ or contact the department at (205) 348-5967.