Gay Burke

Teaching Legacy Passed to Next Generation

Two former students of the late Professor Gay Burke’s have extended her legacy of photography education to the next generation. Andy Meadows (MFA 1994) founded the Booker T. Washington Magnet School Photography program in 1995 at the then Carver Creative and Performing Arts School in Montgomery. Meadows now works as Arts Education Specialist for the Alabama

Gay Burke Memorial Fellowship in Photographic Arts

The Alabama State Council on the Arts announces the creation of the Gay Burke Memorial Fellowship in Photographic Arts for individual artists living in Alabama. Applications are open January 2 through March 1, 2019. Apply online at Over four decades, photographer and professor of art Gay Burke developed a distinguished art photography program in The

Acclaimed Photographer Memorialized in Exhibit

The Mother of Alabama Art Photography: Gay A. Burke Exhibition: October 5 – 26, 2018 Opening reception and reunion: October 5, 2018, 5:00-8:00 p.m. (First Friday) The Arts Council Gallery, Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center 620 Greensboro Avenue, Tuscaloosa, Alabama In many ways, Gay Burke is responsible for bringing art photography to Alabama and raising the

Photography Students of Gay Burke Honor Her Legacy

Butterfly Effect: Honoring the Legacy of Gay Burke October 5-26, 2018 Reception: Friday, October 5, 5–8 p.m. The exhibition Butterfly Effect: Honoring the Legacy of Gay Burke features the work of more than 20 artists who studied under Professor Gay Burke over the course of Burke’s 42-year career teaching photography in the Department of Art and Art History

Two Exhibitions In Memory of Professor Gay Burke

Over four decades, photographer and photography program in The University of Alabama’s Department of Art and Art History, all the while creating her own artwork. Burke died May 1, 2017. For the month of October, two exhibitions, of Burke’s work and the work of her students, will be on display in the Dinah Washington Cultural

Honored Photography Professor Passes Away

TUSCALOOSA – Gay Ann Burke, born December 30, 1946 in Brownwood, Texas, died May 1, 2017 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Gay was the first female full professor in the University of Alabama Department of Art and Art History. There, she developed a distinguished fine art photography program. She taught fine art photography to undergraduate and graduate

Groundbreaking Photography Professor Retires

GAY BURKE, the first female full professor in the Department of Art and Art History, retired this summer after forty-two years of service to The University of Alabama. In 1973, Burke was hired to teach photography when it was still not quite accepted as a fine art medium. She had earned her MFA from the

Wayne Sides: Collecting Four Decades of Photos – Part One

More and more artists are undertaking projects to record, display, catalog and/or store their artwork, both digital-born and material. In this semi-regular series, we are featuring some of our UA art community who are, to find out more about how they approach it and what their experiences are along the way. If YOU have begun a project