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Fall 2019 Issue

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Spring 2019: Alumni Issue

Thornton Willis and Vered Lieb Present $985,000 Gift of Art; UA Artists Help Create Alabama Bicentennial Celebration; Alumni Notes; Art History Symposium Pulls in Presenters from Across Nation; Documenting Artists in the Black Belt of Alabama; Sarah Moody Gallery of Art Exhibitions; MFA and MA Thesis Exhibitions in the Sella-Granata Art Gallery; Faculty News; Jamey Grimes Wins South Arts Prize; Lucy Curzon Receives Morris L. Mayer Award; More Faculty Accolades; Building Foundations; Art and Art History Scholarship Awards Presented at Honors Day; Alumna Casts Sculptures for Bicentennial Project in Mobile.

Fall 2018: Welcome Back Issue

Students Conspire in Monster Coup; Morgan Heard & SECAC; Students Gain Insight into the Experience of Medieval Artists; Laura Lineberry Retires; Welcome New Faculty; Faculty Accolades; Exhibitions: Sella-Granata Art Gallery, Graduate Student Show, BFA Exhibitions; Alumni Celebrate Their Professor; Art Sales Contribute to Fellowship Fund; Teaching Legacy Passed to Next Generation; From Alabama to Australia – Exhibitions at the SMGA; Visiting Artist and Scholar Lectures Spring 2019; A Gentlewoman of Verona: Rebecca Teague; Alumni Spotlight: Laci Jordan.

Spring 2018: Alumni Issue

Mark Barry; UA Alumni & Faculty in Uncommon Territory; Faculty News: Chris Jordan; Lucy Curzon; Jane Cassidy; Reed O’Mara Researches the Uta Codex; Exhibitions: SMGA Spotlight: We are Selma: The Selma Portrait Project by Kathryn Mayo, and William Hall Gallery Talk on Contemporary Consolidated: Selections from the Permanent Collection, SMGA: Student Research: Paget Kern, Amber Daum and Ringo Lisko; SGAG Spotlight: Amy Smoot, Jude Anogwih, and John Klosterman; Exhibitions: Eclectic Way, Open Media, Tobias Layman; Student & Faculty Research: Slavery at UA – Nadia DelMedico and Rachel Stephens.

Spring 2017: Alumni Issue

April Terra Livingston; Student Research: URCA Conference; Flight Simulation; A Rare Tour of Lyon Hall; Faculty Research; UA and UAB Collaborate; Laura Lineberry; Gay Burke in Memoriam; Lucy Curzon; Pete Schulte; Alumni Profile: Julie Hall Friedman; Exhibitions – Sarah Moody Gallery of Art: Jim Neel; Celestia Morgan; Kelsey Windham; Mel Kendrick; Alumni Profile: Victoria Lowe; Exhibitions – Sella-Granata Art Gallery: Joani Inglett; Tobias Layman; Sydney Ewerth; Francesca Baldarelli; EXIT 2017.

Fall 2016: What We Did On Our Summer Vacations!

Finding Synergy in Study Abroad; “Curating” Summer Jobs; UA Sculptures Break 3-Year Record for Children’s of Alabama; Finding a New Comfort Zone; Students Create City Bike Racks; Faculty Notes; Sarah Moody Gallery of Art Exhibition Season; Sella-Granata Art Gallery Exhibition Season; Art and Art History Around West Alabama; Haylee Walker Achieves Job Goal; News from the Field: For the Love of Teaching Art; More Alumni News; In Memoriam.

Spring 2016: Alumni Issue

Paperworkers Local: Alumni Creating Art Community; New Concentration: Drawing; Student Spotlights: Presentations & Residencies; Traveling through Time in the Black Belt; More Student Notes; Campus Notes: Cassandra Speaks to the University; SMGA Exhibition Season; SGG Exhibition Season; Alumni Notes: Reaping the Benefits of Art Education; Faculty-Staff News; Our Art Alumni: Wayne Sides Undertakes Scanning Project of Life’s Work; Alumni in the Field; Loupe Back Page: Surrealism in the Real World: Janice Hathaway.

Fall 2015: Welcome Back Issue

Gay Burke Retires; New Faces; Community News: UA Art Sculptures Bring $52,000 to Charity Auction; Student Spotlight: Erin Hein and the RISD Museum Blog; Sella-Granata Art Gallery Exhibitions; Sarah Moody Gallery of Art Exhibitions; Faculty-Staff News; Faculty Feature: Bryce Speed; More Student News; Our Art Alumni: Reaping the Benefits of Art Education; Wayne Sides: Collecting Works; More Alumni News; Back Page: Photos of Charity Auction Sculptures.

Spring 2015: Alumni Issue

70 Years of the B.F.A. – History of the BFA Degree; Our Front Page Image; Art Ambassadors; Around the Quad; More Students News; Spring Semester in the Sella-Granata Art Gallery and in Galleries around West Alabama; New Curation Area for the Permanent Collection; Sarah Moody Exhibition Highlights; Faculty-Staff News; The Humanity of Art; Alumni News; In Memoriam: Glenn House, Sr.

Fall 2014: Welcome Back Issue

Faculty-Staff News; Our New Website; Student News; Student Organizations; Art Historians’ Vacation Report; Galleries: New Juried Show Heads SGG Fall Schedule; Sella-Granata Exhibition Schedule; New Guidelines for SGG Submissions; New Printmaking Opens the SMGA Season; Sarah Moody Gallery Exhibition Schedule; UA Art Creates for Children’s Hospital; Rebirth at Bryce: Greek Goddess Gets a Makeover; Alumni News; Alumni Spotlight – Anita Stewart; O’Connor to Sculpt on Campus; Honors Day 2014: Students Awarded Scholarships.

Spring 2014: The Alumni Issue

Alumni Spotlight: Frank Fleming; Pace-setting design: Students awarded local Addys; Chair’s Awards of Merit; A World of Historic Preservation: Mary Turney; New submission guidelines posted for Sella-Granata; More Student News; Faculty-Staff News; Getting the “Royal” treatment; Alumni Donors: The Morgan Collection, Jack Drake; Alumni Memories: “Woods Quad Porch Party;” 50 Years Ago – Alumni History; Loupe Sighting!; IRC News; Alumni on Campus: UA Architectural History; More Alumni News.

Fall 2013: Welcome back to school!

Student News: The Alabama Shakes; Blue Tape Drawings; Art Ambassadors Want You! Galleries: Resurface: Meredith Randall MA Exhibition at the SGG; William T. Dooley at the Ferg; William Willis: A Span of Painting at the SMGA. Alumni Spotlight: Lindsay Jones Lindsey and the Fibonacci Project; Faculty News; Alumni News; Back Page Photos (Monster Makeover preview!).

Summer 2013: Special Edition.

A Special Dedication in Memory of Farley Moody Galbraith and Al Sella; Honors Day 2013; Bon Voyage; Alumni Spotlight: Mentors & Models – Thornton Willis; Beverly Semmes: Starcraft; Fall Exhibitions 2013; Faculty-Staff News; Alumni News; Back Page.

Spring 2013: The Alumni Issue.

Student Spotlights; Faculty-Staff News; Forty Years of Proofsheets – Former Students Thank Gay Burke; Gay Burke in Context by Wayne Sides; Exhibition Calendar; Women’s Work at Woods Hall: Art Photography; Alumni News; In Memoriam: Maria Zavala Sella.

Fall 2012 PDF: The Art History Issue!

Largest Class of Art History Graduate Students in 25 Years; Students Travel the World to Research; Feminist Art Scholar to Keynote Symposium; Virginia Rembert Liles: Trailblazer for Women Leads UA Art into the Future; Faculty-Staff News; Student Spotlights; UA Students & the Community; Alumni News; In Memoriam; Exhibition Calendar.

Spring/Summer 2012 PDF: Alumni Issue:

Student Spotlights; Robert Mellown Retires After a Career “Off the Beaten Path;” Current Exhibition Brings Back Alumni Memories of the Civil Rights Era; The Tuscaloosa Community; Exhibition Calendar; Special Focus: Art & Alumni; “I Was Having Far Too Good a Time to Remember Any of It;” Senior Exhibitions in 2011 & 2012; Students Curate Digital Photo Show; Faculty-Staff News; Scholarship Awardees 2012-2013.

Fall 2011 PDF: Welcome to the New Arrivals; New Jones Gallery Opens; Student Exhibitions, Events, Websites; Welcome New Grad Students; More Student Spotlights; Faculty-Staff News; UA Art Contributes to Kentuck Coloring Book; Calendar 2011-2012; Alumni News; Are You in This 1976 Photo? Photo Gallery.

Summer 2011 PDF: Outside Art Issue:

Looking at Outside Art Everyday; Outside Art for Tornado Relief; Jeremy and the Coach: Outside Art at the Stadium; Honors Day Awards Art Students for the Coming Year; Woods Quad Sculpture Garden Takes Shape; In Memoriam – Morgan Sigler; Exhibit is ‘Rite of Passage’ for Bob Jones High School; Plus Exhibitions Schedules for the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art, the Sella-Granata Art Gallery, and the new Paul R. Jones Gallery in downtown Tuscaloosa; Faculty-Staff News; Student News; Alumni News.

Spring 2011 PDF: Special Alumni Issue
We’ve Got an App for That; New Digital Lab is Open; Windgate Fellowships Award Student Work; Arty Party Spotlights Art and Art History Students; More Student Spotlights; Angelo Granata – A Career Retrospective; Alumni News; Spring Calendar; Recent Acquisitions – An Alumnus Gives Back; Encyclopedia of Alabama; “What did you do?” “Everything!”; Faculty-Staff News.

Fall 2010 PDF: Incoming!

McNair Scholar Visualizes our Insides; Graduate Student Notes; Undergraduate Focus: Study in Bronze and Steel; Faculty-Staff News; McKinley Award winner Mark Stevenson; Sarah Moody Gallery of Art; Sella-Granata Art Gallery; Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art; Alumni News; In Memoriam – Roxie Worthy, BFA 1973.

Summer 2010
Art Students Honored for Excellence; Paul R. Jones Collection News; Garland Hall in 1945: “Temporary Headquarters for the Enlarged Department;” Highlights from Our Exhibition Season (photos); Eyeing Howard Goodson; Sarah Moody Gallery of Art; Frank Fleming, Storyteller; Alumni Notes; Faculty News; Student News; Our New Webpages.

Spring 2010
Guardian of the Realm – the new collections manager for the Paul R. Jones Collection; Art Students Revive 70s Tradition; Graduate Thesis Exhibition Schedule; Sarah Moody Gallery Spring Exhibitions; Student News; Alumni News; Faculty News; Calendar of Events.

Fall 2009
Al Sella reaps his rewards; Welcome back everybody;
Drawing on the Inside-An interview with Jamey Grimes; ARTstor now at UA; Alumni Notes; Timeline of the Department; Look Homeward, Mr. Christenberry-Alumnus William Christenberry celebrates his 50th anniversary at the UA; Sarah Moody Gallery of Art Fall Schedule; Calendar of Events.

Summer 2009
Craig Wedderspoon wins A&S teaching award; In Memoriam; Faculty News & Notes; Honors Day; BFA Exhibition; Alumni Notes; Sarah Moody Gallery of Art.

Spring 2009
The Paul R. Jones Collection; Faculty News & Notes; Moody Exhibition Schedule Spring 2009; Alumni News & Websites; Obituaries; Coming this semester.

Fall 2008
New Faculty, Staff, & Students; Faculty News & Notes; Alumni Notes; Sarah Moody Gallery of Art; New 16th Street Sculpture Facilities; Image Resource Center Projects & Resources.

Spring 2008
Cathy Pagani Named Chair; Public Art Past & Future; Campus Sculptures; Faculty News & Notes; Alumni Notes; Sarah Moody Gallery of Art; Community Connections; Visiting Artists; Image Resource Center Projects; Obituaries; The Rise and Fall of Public Art.

Fall 2007 PDF version
Welcome to New Faculty; Image Resource Center Collections; Faculty News & Notes; Workers Memorial Sculpture; Alumni News; Reminiscing with Al Sella.

Spring 2007 PDF version
Accessing Digital Image Collection; Digital Classrooms at UA; Faculty News & Notes; Art History in Italy; Alabama-Cuba Initiative for Art.

Fall 2006 PDF version
New Image Resource Center; IRC Collections; Digital Classrooms; Welcome New Staff; Art History Grad Students; Faculty Travels & News; A Short History of the Slide Room.

Fall 2005 PDF version Former Whitney Director Tom Armstrong; Studio Grad Students’ websites; Art History Grad Students & alums present papers; Faculty News & Notes.

Spring 2005 PDF version
Brave New Pixelated World; Art History Grad Students; Faculty Travels & News; Ferguson Gallery Spring Schedule; About Google.

Fall 2004 PDF version

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Summer 2003 PDF version

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Fall 2002 PDF version