art careers

Ann and Henry Betak Exhibit ‘Side by Side’

Wellness Walls for Art presents a special exhibition, Side by Side: Paintings of Henry and Ann Betak, at the University Medical Center in Tuscaloosa, now through July 4, 2017. The exhibition is part of an ongoing series at the healthcare facility, Wellness Walls for Art, curated by another UA art alumna, Deborah Hughes. Hughes said that Side by Side is a unique

Alumna Remembers Renowned Art Professors

Vicki Lowe (MA 1971) remembers it wasn’t easy convincing her parents to let her study art at The University of Alabama. “By junior year I was totally committed to art but my parents were certain I would not find gainful employment, so they lobbied heavily for me to teach English.” Lowe accrued enough art credits

Haylee Walker Achieves Her Job Goal

BFA 2016 graduate Haylee Walker recently started a new job using the printmaking skills and experience she learned at UA. Walker received the bachelor of fine arts degree from UA with a primary concentration in printmaking and a secondary concentration in digital media. This fall JNJ Apparel in Northport, an automatic screen-printing shop, hired Walker

UA Art Alumna Will Coordinate Museum’s Studio Programs

The Birmingham Museum of Art hired UA art alumna Meredith Randall Knight (MFA 2014, BFA 2011) as coordinator for their studio programs in the BMA’s education department. According to an interview introducing Knight, she will be reestablishing their studio classes and bringing in new projects. “I have a ton of ideas but I also want to include

Summer Internship Frames A New View of the Future

This semi-regular column features the summer learning adventures of our majors. Erin Hein, a senior double major in art history and chemistry, spent two and a half months as an Andrew W. Mellon Summer Intern in the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Museum’s Conservation Department this summer. Hein is one of our top scholarship recipients, an

Tupelo Spa Installs Paintings by UA MFA Student

Graduate teaching assistant Anna Katherine Phipps installed five of her paintings in a new business in Tupelo, Mississippi this summer, Recovery Wellness Spa, in Tupelo, MS, in the summer of 2015. Phipps works in water-based media and more of her work is here.        

ART AMBASSADORS: Encouraging Students by Example

This year, office associate and ambassador coordinator Martha Sears cultivated a new crop of Art Ambassadors. Art and art history majors Kathryn Bornhoft, Kelby Cox, Charla Davis, Erin Hein, Rachel Jones, Katherine Langner, Amanda Miller and Julia Stewart greeted and gave tours to potential students, parents and other visitors. Our ambassadors introduced themselves at the

Art Lessons

This article is reprinted from the Fall 2013 issue of The University of Alabama’s Undergraduate Research magazine.  The Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art provides UA students with a wealth of learning opportunities, both scholarly and creative. By Terri Robertson When you consider the term art history, what comes to mind? Perhaps you envision a darkened classroom