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Photo Professor, Sama Alshaibi and Visiting Professor, Rebecca Najdowski artist lectures at the CCP

On Tuesday, April 15th visual artist, writer and University of Arizona Visiting Professor Rebecca Najdowski will discuss how both the physical and conceptual terrains of the desert come to the surface in her artwork.

On Tuesday, April 22nd multi-media artist and University of Arizona Associate Professor Sama Alshaibi will discuss her evolution as an artist concerned with the body’s complicated relationship to land through a compromised nationalistic lens, having now moved towards universal spaces of conflict.

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Photo Professor, Taylor announced as participant in SITE Santa Fe Biennial, with Marcos Ramírez ERRE

Photography Professor, David Taylor and 2013-2014 VASE lecturer, Marcos Ramírez ERRE are among the 45 artists who will be participating in the SITE Santa Fe summer biennial. After a two-year biennial hiatus, SITE is relaunching its signature exhibition this July with a new format that focuses entirely on artists from the Western Hemisphere. Titled “SITElines: New Perspectives on Art of the Americas,” the new biennial will tackle a different theme each year and this year’s is “Unsettled Landscapes.”

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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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UANews.org: Honoring the UAMA’s Collection, Legacy of Arts Donors

"An Unfolding Legacy" is a series of events that will highlight the history of the UA Museum of Art by showcasing the museum's holdings and celebrating the many donors that have helped build the collection. For many of the works that will be shown, it will be the first time in decades that they have left the museum's vaults.

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Upcoming Events

2014 BFA Exhibition

Venue UA Student Union Memorial Center

April 28, 2014 - May 3, 2014

2014 BFA Exhibition event image Opening Reception: Friday, May 2nd from 5:00-7:00pm. This year's Spring 2014 BFA graduates will be showcasing their work in the Student Union Gallery. Come and support our graduating students!

Anne Noble: In Search of an Ecological Sublime

Venue Center for Creative Photography

April 25, 2014

Anne Noble: In Search of an Ecological Sublime event image Lecture begins at 5:30pm. Anne Noble is a photographer and curator whose work spans still and moving image, installation and international curatorial commissions. She will discuss the development of her series of Antarctic photographic projects that critically engage with heroic age histories and narratives of land, place, and environment. Noble will also discuss her recent work that explores the relationship between people and bees, in which she collaborates with scientists to create projects that incorporate the perspectives of both art and science within an aesthetic framework.

Erasures & Echoes: An Exhibition of Works Representing the Wildcat Print Association

Venue The Graduate Gallery

May 2, 2014

Erasures & Echoes: An Exhibition of Works Representing the Wildcat Print Association event image Friday, May 2 from 4-6pm and Saturday, May 3 from 1-4pm. Featuring a collection of current Wildcat Print Association student and faculty works, past WPA master printed pieces by established artists and informative visuals - all representing the continuum of the Wildcat Print Association and the Printmaking Department at the University of Arizona. All works available for purchase with proceeds funding the UA School of Art's Wildcat Print Association visiting artist program.

First Year MFA Graduate Exhibition

Venue Graduate Studios

April 7, 2014 - April 23, 2014

First Year MFA Graduate Exhibition event image This is an invitational group exhibition showcasing the work of our first year Master of Fine Arts graduate students. Artists Include: Anthony L. Barron, Brian Ganter, Lara Haddad, Jiasi He, Ryan Napier, Rui Qi, Andrew Shuta and Katie Killian Stokes.

MFA Thesis Exhibition

Venue Joseph Gross Gallery

April 10, 2014 - May 16, 2014

MFA Thesis Exhibition event image Reception April 17, 5:00 - 6:30 pm. University of Arizona Museum of Art and the Joseph Gross Gallery. FEATURING ARTISTS: Nidaa Aboulhosn, Lisette Chavez, Laurel Conradson, Jenny Day, Anna Garner, Nyla Hurley, Dwayne Manuel, Tom Mickelson, Deanna Pizzitelli, John Stobbe and Alice Vinson.

Visiting Artist Lecture: Kristen Martincic

Venue Art Building

April 30, 2014

Visiting Artist Lecture: Kristen Martincic event image Wednesday, April 30 at 5:30pm. Art Building, room 203. Martincic's recent prints, sculpture, and installation explore the connection between the body and water. Free and open to the public. This lecture made possible by the Wildcat Print Association.