University of Arizona College of Fine Arts

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Recent News

AVCE PhD student Becky Black presenting paper at International Conference + Curating exhibit in TX

AVCE PhD student Becky Black is presenting a paper, "Stylistic Confusion: The Best of Interwar British Art" at the 3rd Annual Society for Paragone Studies Conference this September (18-20) in Quebec City, Canada.

She is also lead researcher and an assistant curator for the upcoming exhibit, The Seigler Chronicles: Life as a Ringling Brothers, Barnum, and Bailey Circus Designer, 1956-1959. The exhibit will be held at the O’Kane Gallery on the campus of the University of Houston-Downtown in Houston, Texas from October 23-December18, 2014.

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Book Art Collective meeting first Wednesdays at 5:30pm

The Book Art Collective, an ASUA club, will be meeting the 1st Wednesday of every month @ 5:30 pm. Please come if you are interested in Artist’s Books, making books, and anything related to the book. The meetings will be at the Book Art and Letterpress Lab, 1035 Mabel. Just two blocks north of Speedway between Park and Freemont. (Entrance is on the backside of the building.)

Please join us!

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Prof. Alshaibi awarded Non-Fiction prize by Arab American National Museum

Associate Professor of Photography, Sama Alshaibi's contributions to the anthology of essays and artworks, We Are Iraqis: Aesthetics and Politics in A Time of War, edited by Dr. Nadje Al-Ali and Deborah Al-Najjar include the essay "A Tale of Two Exiles" as well as several artworks from her projects "Between Two Rivers" and "In This Garden". The anthology has been awarded the Non-Fiction prize by the 2014 Arab American Book Prize.

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MFA Alumna Clare Benson 2014-15 Fulbright Scholar

Art MFA alumna, Clare Benson, has been selected for a 2014-2015 Fulbright U.S. Student Award to Sweden. She will join over 100,000 Fulbright U.S. Student Program alumni who have undertaken grants since the program began in 1948.  Congratulations, Clare!

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UA Visual Communications Professors and Student honored with UCDA Award

Ground|Water: The Art, Design and Science of a Dry River designed by UA School of Art Visual Communication Professors, Ellen McMahon, Kelly Leslie, and then MFA candidate, Jonathan Black, was named "Best in Show." Ground|Water also received the "Gold Award" in the Book Category and one of three "Judge's Awards." It is in the permanent collection of the UCDA.

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School of Art Professor, Dr. Widdifield co-awarded prestigious ACLS Fellowship

Professor of Art History, Dr. Stacie G. Widdifield and Dr. Jeffrey M. Banister (Assistant Research Social Scientist and Assistant Editor at the Southwest Center; Assistant Professor in the School of Geography and Development, SBS) were awarded a prestigious American Council of Learned Societies Collaborative Research Fellowship for their project on The Visual Culture of Water in Early 20th Century Mexico. Congratulations Dr. Widdifield!

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Upcoming Events

2014-2015 VASE Series

Venue Center for Creative Photography

October 1, 2014 - May 1, 2015

2014-2015 VASE Series event image Home/Land: Visual Art in the North American Borderlands. In this first year of this two-part series internationally recognized artists and scholars will address diverse aesthetic responses to contemporary relations between Mexico, the United States and Canada. Examining issues such as location, territory, human rights, and environmental politics within the richness of aesthetic experience, speakers will demonstrate how art practice and scholarship can produce critical awareness in a transnational age.

Eva Struble: Produce

Venue Joseph Gross Gallery

September 11, 2014 - November 6, 2014

Eva Struble: Produce event image Artist Talk and Reception: Friday, Sept 12, 5pm -7pm. Struble’s latest series of work is in regard to the relationship between the Southern California agricultural industry and migrant workers that travel with the harvest seasons. Struble’s paintings establish places where the laborers’ existence becomes a topography that is both actual and mental.