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TOMORROW IS THE LAST DAY to see the UAFS Student Art Exhibition. This exhibition combines the artwork of students at different levels of their studio degrees. Whether they were painting figures or focusing on a culminating body of work, each student faced the difficulties of creating in a hybrid or distance learning environment. Despite this, the resulting artwork captures formal qualities and conceptual depth, some touching on themes of identity and meditation. Artists featured: Jasmin Vorabouth, Julie Gonzalez, Chris Releford, Tiffany Manikham, Emily Cooper, Kaylee Birkner, and Hayden Nance. UAFS Art & Design

RAM Student Gallery Sponsored by Arvest Bank Foundation
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ONLY 16 MORE DAYS to see the UAFS Student Art Exhibition. This exhibition combines the artwork of students at different levels of their studio degrees. Whether they were painting figures or focusing on a culminating body of work, each student faced the difficulties of creating in a hybrid or distance learning environment. Despite this, the resulting artwork captures formal qualities and conceptual depth, some touching on themes of identity and meditation. Artists featured: Jasmin Vorabouth, Julie Gonzalez, Chris Releford, Tiffany Manikham, Emily Cooper, Kaylee Birkner, and Hayden Nance. UAFS Art & Design

On view until December 19.
RAM Student Gallery Sponsored by Arvest Bank Foundation
@uafortsmith #uafs #uafsartdepartment #uafsart #fortsmithregionalartmuseum #figurepainting #ramartmuseum
A colorful reminder of hope and resilience in the form of thousands of paper cranes is on display at the Campus Center thanks to an incredible collaboration between Arvest Bank associates and UAFS Art & Design students and faculty.

The display of cranes, folded with care by Arvest associates, aims to create a physical response to increased incidents of anti-Asian violence since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, inspired by the legend popularized by Sodako Sasaki, a victim of the atomic bombing during World War II.

Read more at https://uafs.edu/news/2021PaperCranes.php and stop to admire these beautiful cranes next time you’re in the CC!
The Studio Art Capstone course at UAFS represents the accumulation four years of artistic development. In her final exhibition, Tiffany Manikham, assembled panels covered in brightly colored lines and strokes. The panels combine to create a mesmerizing optical display fills your entire vision when standing before it.

"'To: You' is a peek into my mental state, especially, how the environment I grew up in has affected me,” Tiffany said, noting that her Laotian culture deeply influences her art. “This work addresses many issues. It shows how being a woman, a person of color, and raised by immigrant parents has affected me mentally. How western and Lao cultural beauty standards influence me. Living in a patriarchal and capitalist society, and constantly surrounded by social media.”

“The main shape is made up of a c shape that is repeated. I developed a single continuous shape to help calm me down when I felt overwhelmed in situations. The motion itself is repetitive, continuous, and therapeutic. It also represents my state of my mind. How one negative thought can lead to another and never stop.”

Join our Pride in the UAFS Art & Design program, and find out more about applying, enrolling, and the numerous art scholarships offered at UAFS by visiting: https://uafslions.org
Julio Gonzales, a UAFS Art & Design student, crafted large-scale portraits based upon close family members for his Capstone class this year.

"These works of art are an expression of where I am as an artist,” he said. “They prove exploration of what I am driven to or what I find attractive. Also, they are spontaneous. I find that there is a beauty of creating something in the moment, where I just create what comes from the heart, soul, and spirit. Most of the process consists of seeing a subject as shapes, lines, values, and color relationships.”

Julio’s paintings and those of his fellow artists in the spring 2021 studio art capstone class are currently on view in the Don Lee Student Gallery, located in the Windgate Art and Design Building.
Students in the UAFS Art & Design program will find an even more immersive undergraduate experience thanks to the Windgate Foundation's generosity - working with world-renowned artists in residence, studying in a state of the art facility, and learning skills that will equip them to compete at the highest levels both professionally and academically.

Read more about the new opportunities for Art & Design students at: https://news.uafs.edu/news/5382
We are so proud to announce a monumental $8 Million gift from the Windgate Foundation that will directly impact the lives of hundreds of students across the UAFS campus and will broaden the reach of our UAFS Art & Design initiatives throughout our community.

The benefit to our students through the expansion of programs, resident artists, and comprehensive scholarships is profound, and we could not be more thankful for the generosity of our partners at the Windgate Foundation.

Read more about how the $8 Million will support UAFS students, the arts, and the entire River Valley at: https://news.uafs.edu/news/5382
Don't miss our gorgeous new edition of ARTalk! You will be razzle dazzled by great art, learn about all our current happenings, AND get a glimpse of all the big things to come. We are so thankful for you all and are looking forward to a fresh new 2021!
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As the semester comes to a close, a group of UAFS students came together to create this video showing their fellow lions just what it means to be a member of the UAFS family.

As UAFS Art & Design senior Heli Mistry said in closing - Lions are the only cats who live in groups. Our Lion Pride is special. Our pride is unique, and it makes every lion stronger. Near or far, we are Lions together.

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As National Volunteer Blood Donor Month comes to an end, NOW is the time to make a BIG difference in the River Valley area by donating at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Blood Drive on Wednesday, January 29 and Thursday, January 30 in the Reynolds Ballroom in the Smith-Pendergraft Building on the UAFS campus. Friends don't let Friends donate alone! Bring a friend and be entered to win a Friends Night Out that comes with 2-$10 Malco Gift Cards and a $50 Olive Garden Gift Card! Every donor will receive a Friends Themed t-shirt as a thank you for saving iives! Student Veterans Organization UAFS, Stubblefield center, UAFS, UAFS Student Government Association, UAFS Student Activities Office, UAFS Campus Activities Board, UAFS Art & Design, UAFS Bookstore, UAFS Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center, UAFS - ROTC, UAFS Media Communication page, NUMediA, UAFS Music, Lions for Christ
University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Alumni has an amazing new mural on the side of their building at Grand and Waldron avenues!

UAFS Art & Design Professor Bryan Alexis, who designed the mural, wrote this artist’s statement for the piece:

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith has seen many transitions over the years, from Fort Smith Junior College to WestArk, and from WestArk to the UAFS we know and love today. There were also transitions from a two year community college to a four year nationally competitive, regional university, and from a bachelor degree granting university to one that is now offering several master degrees as well. The campus itself has continually transitioned in bigger and more beautiful ways as well.

One thing that remains consistent beside the dedication to excellence in education is the UAFS Alumni Association. The UAFS Alumni Association is the unifying point through every transition. Another strong strand of continuity has been Numa, the lion, who, for almost 100 years, has been inspiring our students and alumni to take on all of the positive characteristics associated with such a powerful symbol.

This mural sends a message to those students and alumni to ever advance. To keep moving forward through ever transitioning life. The lion image is imposing, in the center, with transitioning colors surrounding. He is regal and thoughtful, powerful yet contemplative. Integrated around the lion is the charge: Forward, Lions! Forward is presented in DIN Condensed typeface while the word Lions is hand written, marrying analytics, science and liberal arts.

Surrounding the lion and typography is an explosion of color. This represents the transition of the university through the years as well as transition of the student from undergrad to alum. The color is broken into facets that symbolize the many paths forward. This mural stands to remind the students, alumni and Fort Smith community that our students, past, present, and future, carry the power of the lion into every transition of life. If they have ever been a part of the transformative life on this campus, at any point, they will forever be a lion.
New school year, same lifesaving mission! Join us for the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Blood Drive on Tuesday, September 3rd and Wednesday, September 4th in the Smith-Pendergraft Center! This is following a major holiday which makes it much more important! Please schedule your appointment today! All blood types are needed and walk ins are welcomed! UAFS Student Activities Office, Stubblefield center, UAFS, UAFS School of Education, UAFS Lions Athletics, UAFS Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center, UAFS Art & Design, UAFS Greek Life, UAFS Bookstore, UAFS housing and residence, UAFS Media Communication page, UAFS Health Science Building, UAFS Master of Science in Healthcare Administration, UAFS Campus Activities Board, UAFS Math/Science Building, UAFS Baldor Building, UAFS Recreation and Wellness Center

The UAFS Department of Art includes Studio Art, Graphic Design, Art History, and Underground Ink, the UAFS Letterpress shop. The UAFS Department of Art includes Studio Art and Graphic Design, as well as Art History, and Underground Ink, the UAFS Letterpress shop on campus.

Faculty, students, and staff comprise the department, and all contribute to the success of UAFS students pursuing degrees.

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Windgate: Jo Stealey exhibition on display 01/11/2022

Windgate: Jo Stealey exhibition on display

Windgate: Jo Stealey exhibition on display "EXTRA/ORDINARY: An Exhibition of Work by Jo Stealey" on display Jan. 18 at Windgate Art & Design Gallery.

01/03/2022

Happy New Year to all! As the year begins we are launching into a new season of exhibition programming, starting with "EXTRA/ORDINARY: An Exhibition of Work by Jo Stealey," running from January 18-March 11.

We hope you can join us on Wednesday, January 19 for a talk by Jo Stealey from 5-6pm and a reception from 6-7:30, all free and open to the public in Windgate Art & Design at UAFS!

Getting ready for our next exhibit, featuring the paper and fiber installation art of Jo Stealey, with opening reception and artist talk Jan. 19. Mark your calendars!

Jo Stealey is an award-winning artist, educator, lecturer, and curator, internationally recognized for her mixed media sculpture and collages utilizing handmade paper. Her work is exhibited nationally and internationally and appears in many private and public collections, including the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. She is Professor Emeritus of the University of Missouri, where she served as head of Fibers, Department Chair, and founding director for the School of Visual Studies. http://www.jostealey.com

12/14/2021

Getting ready for our next exhibit, featuring the paper and fiber installation art of Jo Stealey, with opening reception and artist talk Jan. 19. Mark your calendars!

Jo Stealey is an award-winning artist, educator, lecturer, and curator, internationally recognized for her mixed media sculpture and collages utilizing handmade paper. Her work is exhibited nationally and internationally and appears in many private and public collections, including the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. She is Professor Emeritus of the University of Missouri, where she served as head of Fibers, Department Chair, and founding director for the School of Visual Studies. http://www.jostealey.com

12/13/2021

See this week's article in the SWTimes highlighting an important watercolor from our permanent collection, "Sunlight and Storm" (c. 1925) by Emil Bisttram (Hungarian-American, 1895-1976).

https://www.swtimes.com/story/lifestyle/2021/12/12/windgate-emil-bisttram-watercolor-display/6420893001/

12/10/2021

You are invited to attend the Fall 2021 UAFS Capstone class presentations. Presentations will take place Wednesday, Dec. 15 at 5:30 p.m. in the Don Lee Student Gallery located on the second floor of the Windgate Art + Design building.

The creation of art involves process and research. Over the last semester, studio art seniors have been developing artworks based around themes of their choice. These vary from a study of lines and forms in modern manga to an expression of the “spirit of women.” Capstone students are ready to present their artworks and answer your questions. Join us and view exciting contemporary art, and meet the artists that have created it!

You are invited to attend the Fall 2021 UAFS Capstone class presentations. Presentations will take place Wednesday, Dec. 15 at 5:30 p.m. in the Don Lee Student Gallery located on the second floor of the Windgate Art + Design building.

The creation of art involves process and research. Over the last semester, studio art seniors have been developing artworks based around themes of their choice. These vary from a study of lines and forms in modern manga to an expression of the “spirit of women.” Capstone students are ready to present their artworks and answer your questions. Join us and view exciting contemporary art, and meet the artists that have created it!

12/10/2021
12/08/2021
12/07/2021
12/03/2021

Photographing for next week's River Valley Art Beat article, another highlight from the permanent collection, Emil Bisttram's "Sunlight and Storm," 1925.

Photos from UAFS Windgate Art & Design Gallery's post 11/17/2021

Photos from UAFS Windgate Art & Design Gallery's post

Windgate: 'Shampoo of the Gelding at Twilight’s Snake Dance' by Keith Morrison 11/15/2021

Windgate: 'Shampoo of the Gelding at Twilight’s Snake Dance' by Keith Morrison

See this week's River Valley Art Beat article on Keith Morrison's "Shampoo of the Gelding at Twilight's Snake Dance," a highlight of the UAFS permanent collection and on view in the Windgate Art & Design lobby!

Windgate: 'Shampoo of the Gelding at Twilight’s Snake Dance' by Keith Morrison “Shampoo of the Gelding at Twilight’s Snake Dance” by Keith Morrison is on display at Windgate Art & Design.

11/10/2021

Check out our forthcoming exhibition schedule, be sure to mark your calendars!

11/05/2021

Come check out new student work in the Don Lee Gallery on the 2nd floor! On view through Nov. 30

Now it's easier to send UAFS Art & Design a message. 10/26/2021

Now it's easier to send UAFS Art & Design a message.

Now it's easier to send UAFS Art & Design a message.

Photos from The Arkansas State Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts's post 10/26/2021

Photos from The Arkansas State Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts's post

Windgate: 'Paper Routes: Arkansas Women to Watch 2021' 10/20/2021

Windgate: 'Paper Routes: Arkansas Women to Watch 2021'

Windgate: 'Paper Routes: Arkansas Women to Watch 2021' 'Paper Routes: Arkansas Women to Watch 2021' will be on view Oct. 22 through Nov. 30 at Windgate Art and Design gallery at UAFS.

Photos from UAFS Windgate Art & Design Gallery's post 10/18/2021

Photos from UAFS Windgate Art & Design Gallery's post

Women to Watch Exhibits: National & State - ACNMWA 10/12/2021

Women to Watch Exhibits: National & State - ACNMWA

Women to Watch Exhibits: National & State - ACNMWA Women to Watch 2020: Paper Routes will demonstrate that paper is a medium in itself.

10/07/2021

Excited about our next exhibit, be sure to visit beginning October 22 and remember to mark your calendars for the public reception, Friday Oct. 29, 5-7pm!

Results for windgate-art-and-design | Best of River Valley 10/05/2021

Results for windgate-art-and-design | Best of River Valley

Results for windgate-art-and-design | Best of River Valley Results for windgate-art-and-design

Paper Routes - ACNMWA 10/05/2021

Paper Routes - ACNMWA

"Paper Routes: Arkansas Women to Watch 2021" is opening October 22 with a reception October 29, 5-7pm. Mark your calendars! See the amazing work and hear from the artists--

Paper Routes - ACNMWA This is "Paper Routes - ACNMWA" by 19ninety Films on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

Photos from UAFS Windgate Art & Design Gallery's post 10/05/2021

Photos from UAFS Windgate Art & Design Gallery's post

09/29/2021

Graphic Design major Matti records Foley effects for her logo animation. She’s making the sound like a dog shaking water from its coat.

Photos from UAFS Windgate Art & Design Gallery's post 09/29/2021

Photos from UAFS Windgate Art & Design Gallery's post

09/20/2021

UAFS Art & Design Students in Motion Design create loading icons for products such as Teva Sandals and Jagarico Potato Chips.

09/13/2021
07/04/2021

Unboxing Marquis de Lafayette cast

Just in time for Independence Day: a new cast for our drawing class! This is a plaster copy of Houdon's Marquis de Lafayette sculpture. Drawing students use these casts as subjects to study light and shadow as it falls over complex organic forms.

05/03/2021

The UAFS Art & Design program is equally thrilled and grateful to announce this transformational support from the Windgate Foundation!

We are so proud to announce a monumental $8 Million gift from the Windgate Foundation that will directly impact the lives of hundreds of students across the UAFS campus and will broaden the reach of our UAFS Art & Design initiatives throughout our community.

The benefit to our students through the expansion of programs, resident artists, and comprehensive scholarships is profound, and we could not be more thankful for the generosity of our partners at the Windgate Foundation.

Read more about how the $8 Million will support UAFS students, the arts, and the entire River Valley at: https://news.uafs.edu/news/5382

11/22/2020

Visit a gallery on a lazy Sunday afternoon...

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This virtual reality (VR) exhibit features photos taken in collaboration between the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Digital Photography students and Northside High School students under the direction of Professor Bryan Alexis and Leigh Ann Hasley.

The students were challenged to make junk food beautiful. It could be anything from Kraft Mac & Cheese to Little Debbie Zebra Cakes. The more processed the better. The assignment was to make the “dish” look like the most delicious, most appetizing, and most scrumptious delicacy ever to grace a foodie’s cedar plank plate. The students researched tricks of the food styling trade that industry professionals use to make even the most bland dishes look delectable.

Enjoy a walk through this virtual gallery using your mouse and the WASD keys on your keyboard. And try not to drool on your monitor!

11/21/2020

tiny.cc/junkfoodshow

This virtual reality (VR) exhibit features photos taken in collaboration between the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Digital Photography students and Northside High School students under the direction of Professor Bryan Alexis and Leigh Ann Hasley.

The students were challenged to make junk food beautiful. It could be anything from Kraft Mac & Cheese to Little Debbie Zebra Cakes. The more processed the better. The assignment was to make the “dish” look like the most delicious, most appetizing, and most scrumptious delicacy ever to grace a foodie’s cedar plank plate. The students researched tricks of the food styling trade that industry professionals use to make even the most bland dishes look delectable.

Enjoy a walk through this virtual gallery using your mouse and the WASD keys on your keyboard. And try not to drool on your monitor!

02/19/2020

Fort Smith Regional Art Museum

Next week!

Join us for an augmented reality experience!

Night at the Movies Opening Reception: Feb 27 from 5-7pm

Augmented Reality Art Talk with Bryan Alexis: Feb 28 from 6-7pm

02/18/2020

Fort Smith Regional Art Museum

Check it out!

Join us for an augmented reality experience!

Night at the Movies Opening Reception: Feb 27 from 5-7pm

Augmented Reality Art Talk with Bryan Alexis: Feb 28 from 6-7pm

01/29/2020

Packaging design. Learning the importance of structural integrity. #uafsartanddesign #packagingdesign #packaging #packagingdesigner #packagingbox #graphicdesign #uafs #uafslions #uafsroar

01/15/2020

Come roam the halls at UAFS Art & Design. There’s always something to encounter. Drawings by Julio Gonzalez #advanceddrawing #uafs #uafsartanddesign #drawing #art #igdraws #igdraw #instadraw #instadrawing

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Unboxing Marquis de Lafayette cast
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New sculpture installation at UAFS Art & Design by Michael Warrick. It follows you as you walk by. Just in time for Hall...
Join us tonight for the reception of the Studio Art Capstone Group II exhibition. We'll be in the Windgate Art and Desig...
Just a Bottle in the Ocean
Adulting done right by Cassie Lopeman
No more excuses by Mary Moore

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