BFA alum

BFA Alumna Accepted to Post-Baccalaureate Program

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

Fellowship Award Winner Inspired by Her Grandmother

University of Alabama BFA senior Alexandra (Ali) Hval of Birmingham, Al., has been awarded a prestigious Windgate Fellowship by The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD). The $15,000 prize is one of only ten given out each year to college seniors around the nation with “exemplary skill in craft.” UPDATE on Ali Hval: She was accepted to

Barbara Pennington: The Humanity of Art

As part our 70th anniversary commemoration of the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, we are recognizing some of our alumni who have received the degree. Stories and images from Barbara Pennington (BFA 1955, MA 1957) dedicated her life to painting and art education until her death in 2013. From teaching art therapy to Bryce Hospital

Art Alumnus Gives Prints to the SMGA Permanent Collection

Bill Hall (BFA 1973) has already made an impression on the SMGA’s Permanent Collection (Loupe Spring 2011). As Master Printer at Pace Prints in New York for almost 30 years, he has had unparalleled access to renowned artists making exquisite work. Over the years, he built a collection that he and his wife have now

70 Years of the BFA

The year 1945 was pivotal for UA and the art department. After Congress passed the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944 (better known as the “GI Bill”) at the end of World War II, schools around the country, including The University of Alabama, prepared for a large influx of new students as soldiers returned. In 1945,

Contemporary Prints Collected by UA Art Alumnus on Exhibition

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – A selection of contemporary fine art prints from the William and Sara Hall Collection will be on display at The University of Alabama Gallery in the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center April 10-June 10. The Halls donated the $1.5 million collection to UA’s Sarah Moody Gallery of Art in 2014. An opening

Wellness Walls for Art Opens “A Sense of Place” at University Medical Center

The Wellness Walls for Art program at the University Medical Center is opening the 2015-year with an exhibit that features 17 artists and is entitled A Sense of Place. The public is invited to a reception Friday, January 16 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the University Medical Center, 850 5th Ave East, Tuscaloosa. The exhibition will continue through