University of Arizona College of Fine Arts

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Recent News

Selena Valencia, First Annual Orvieto Prize awardee!

Selena Valencia, sophomore at the University of Arizona and a double major in Art History and Creative Writing, is the winner of the first annual Orvieto Prize, awarded by the Art History Division. The award is sponsored by a fund in the name of Stephanie Schaffer, a former student in Art History in the School of Art, which supports undergraduate research in Art History.

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Professor Reid published in Muséologies, Visual Arts Research and presented at Pedagogy conference

Dr. Natasha S. Reid, Assistant Professor in AVCE, was the guest co-editor for a special issue of Muséologies; published “Getting there: Exploring Art Museum Educators’ Paths to the Profession” in the Winter 2014 issue of Visual Arts Research; and presented “Multicultural Art Education in Contemporary Art Museums: Museum Educators of Color Reflect on their Professional Experiences“ at the 2014 Curriculum and Pedagogy conference in New Orleans, Louisiana in November. Read more about some of her 2014 work by clicking below.

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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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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.

Angela Ellsworth, Volume I

Venue Joseph Gross Gallery

February 3, 2015 - April 10, 2015

Angela Ellsworth, Volume I event image Volume I is a solo exhibition of works examining the texture of history and memory. It features a selection of subtle objects, some in the form of cardboard boxes, and hardback book casings. Rubbed arduously and repeatedly with graphite, the interiors of boxes become velvety and reflective. This treatment brings to light both the stark geometrical architecture, and the essential emptiness and latent potential of these containers.

Annual 2D Division Exhibition

Venue Lionel Rombach Gallery

March 3, 2015 - March 12, 2015

Annual 2D Division Exhibition event image This annual 2D division exhibition demonstrates the wide range of technical, aesthetic and conceptual approaches used by the undergraduates who take Painting, Printmaking, Drawing studio classes.