Department of Art & Art History

2015 Annual Report

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Department of Art & Art History

The Department of Art & Art History’s mission is to provide quality education in studio art and art history; to present programs and exhibitions that promote awareness and understanding of art; and to support creative and scholarly activity and outreach in the Arts.


Our community of scholars, artists, and accomplished students and alumni will achieve growing recognition for their accomplishments in research and publication, production of innovative artwork, and career success.  We will gain an increasing reputation as a superior regional program, providing a comprehensive and forward-looking curriculum in art and art history, with outstanding study abroad, community engagement, and career-focused aspects.


Honors and Awards

Emily Burns - Terra Foundation for American Art Teaching Postdoctoral Fellowship, Institut national d'histoire de l'art

Wendy DesChene - SEED Grant, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA
(with collaborator, Assistant Professor Jeff Schmuki, Georgia Southern University)

Wendy DesChene - The Studios of Key West International Artist Residency Program, Key West, FL

Wendy DesChene - Artist-in-Residence, Greening The Bay, St Norbert College, DePere, WI

Wendy DesChene – Elected, Alabama Representative to the Southeastern College Art Conference Board

Andrew Kozlowski - Juror’s Circle Award, 52nd Annual Juried Competition, Masur Museum, Monroe, LA

Andrew Kozlowski – Daniel F. Breeden Endowed Grant

Zdenko Krtic - Visiting Artist, The American Academy in Rome, Italy. Visiting Artists and Scholars International Residency Program

Zdenko Krtic - Visiting Artist-in-Residence, University of Zagreb, Croatia. Invited by The Academy of Fine Arts, The University of Zagreb, Croatia, to give a lecture and encaustic studio workshop

Jessye McDowell - Alabama State Council on the Arts Visual Arts Fellowship

Jessye McDowell - Artist-in-Residence, Vermont Studio Center. Vermont Studio Center: Partial Fellowship for Artistic Merit

Jessye McDowell - Elected member, New Media Caucus Board of Directors (2015 - 2017)

Karen Sonik – Daniel F. Breeden Endowed Grant



Barb Bondy - 100 Works on Paper, Kentler Benefit Exhibition and Sale. Kentler International Drawing Space, Redhook, Brooklyn, NY

Barb Bondy - Celebrating Contemporary Art In Alabama: The Biennial 2015, Johnson Center for the Arts, Troy, AL

Barb Bondy - Number: Inc Art of the South, Hyde Gallery, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN

Allyson Comstock – 303 Days a Year, The T.E.M.P. Gallery at Kentuck, Northport, AL

Allyson Comstock – Transformation, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Tacoma Park, MD

Allyson Comstock – Celebrating Contemporary Art in Alabama: The Biennial 2015, Johnson Center for the Arts, Troy, AL

Wendy DesChene - Mothology, St. Norbert College, De Pere, WI

Wendy DesChene - Arrt…Japan, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan

Wendy DesChene - floraBotanica, Spring Hill College, Mobile, AL

Wendy DesChene - Sustainability, Solutions Festival, City of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ

Wendy DesChene – Weight of the World, Traveling Exhibition: Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, (GloS), Harry Wood Gallery, Arizona State, Tempe, AZ

Wendy DesChene - Embodied Place: Observations and Notations. Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, NV

Wendy DesChene - ESPACIO ENTER: International Festival of Creativity, Innovation, and Digital Culture. TEA, Tenerife Espacio de las Artes. Tenerife, Canary Island

Wendy DesChene - Maize Y Mas, Legion Art Center, Cedar Rapids, IA

Wendy DesChene - PlantBot ArtLab, Seed Space, Nashville, TN

Wendy DesChene - Balance-Unbalance 2015: An International Conference on Water, Climate, and Place – ASU Galleries. Tempe, AZ

Chuck Hemard - Celebrating Contemporary Art in Alabama: The Biennial, Troy Pike Cultural Arts Center, Troy, AL

Chuck Hemard - SPE Southeast Juried Exhibition, Center for Visual Arts, Greenville, SC

Andrew Kozlowski - The Plan, Wilson Hall Gallery, University of Alabama, Huntsville

Andrew Kozlowski – National Printwork 2015, Artist Image Resource Pittsburgh, PA. Juror: Dan Byers, Senior Curator of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston

Andrew Kozlowski - 28th Annual McNeese National Works on Paper 2015, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA. Juror: William Pittman Andrews Director of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, LA

Andrew Kozlowski - 24th Parkside National Small Print Exhibition, Fine Arts Gallery, University of Wisconsin Parkside. Juror: Michael Barnes, Professor of Printmaking Northern Illinois University

Andrew Kozlowski - Blue Prints, Showcase Space, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA

Andrew Kozlowski - INK!, Silpe Gallery University of Hartford, Hartford, CT. Jurors: Amze Emmons, R.L. Tilman, and Jason Urban, co-founders of Printeresting

Andrew Kozlowski - Gormley 26th National Print and Drawing Competition, Gormley Gallery Notre Dame of Maryland University, Baltimore MD. Juror: Brian Young, curator of the Arts Program, University of Maryland University College

Andrew Kozlowski - 52nd Annual Juried Competition, Masur Museum of Art Monroe LA. Juror: Sandra Q. Firmin, Director of the Colorado University Art Museum.

Andrew Kozlowski - Icebreaker 6, Ice Cube Gallery Denver, CO. Juror: Lauren Wright, curator 2015 Biennial of the Americas

Andrew Kozlowski - Botanical Musings, Kaviar Forge & Gallery Louisville, KY.  Juror: Kayla Bischoff, Gallery Manager, Kaviar Forge & Gallery

Andrew Kozlowski – New Prints, Fall, International Print Center, New York, NY. Juror: Tomas Vu, artist and Artistic Director: Leroy Neiman Center for Print Studies

Andrew Kozlowski - 35th Annual Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition, Bradley University Art Galleries, Peoria IL.  Juror Beth Grabowski, Professor of Art at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Zdenko Krtic - Vernal Pools – Recent Encaustic Paintings and Works On Paper; Gallery of Art, Temple University Rome, Rome, Italy

Zdenko Krtic - Celebrating Contemporary Art in Alabama; 2015 Biennial Selection. Troy-Pike Cultural Art Center, Inc.

Jeffrey Lewis - Silverpoint Invitational 2015, Hearne Fine Art, Little Rock, AR

Jeffrey Lewis - Silverpoint Invitational 2015, Greg Thompson Fine Art, Little Rock, AR

Jeffrey Lewis - 51st Annual Dimensions 2015, Associated Artists of Winston-Salem, Winston-Salem, NC

Jeffrey Lewis - 2016 Hudson Valley Art Association – 83rd Annual Juried Exhibition Salmagundi Club, New York, NY

Jeffrey Lewis - Lustrous Lines: Contemporary Metalpoint Drawings, Morris Graves Museum, Eureka, CA

Jessye McDowell - Make it Real, Murray State University, Murray, KY

Jessye McDowell - Glitch Cult, Essex Flowers, New York, NY

Jessye McDowell - Eureka!, Allcott Gallery, UNC-Chapel Hill, NC

Jessye McDowell - Here to Go, Mint Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Jessye McDowell - Electron Salon, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA

Christopher McNulty – Celebrating Contemporary Art in Alabama: The Biennial 2015, Johnson Center for the Arts, Troy, AL



Emily Burns - “‘Of A Kind Hitherto Unknown’: The American Art Association of Paris in 1908.” Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide 14, no. 1

Emily Burns - “Revising Bohemia: The American Artist Colony in Paris, 1890-1914.” In Foreign Artists and Communities in Modern Paris, 1870-1914, edited by Susan Waller and Karen L. Carter. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2015, pp 186-209

Emily Burns - “The Itinerant John Mix Stanley and the Circulating Spectacle of the West in Mid-Century America.” In Painted Journeys: The Art of John Mix Stanley. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2015, pp 3-31

Joyce de Vries - Anita Fiderer Moskowitz, Forging Authority: Bastianini and the Neo-Renaissance in Nineteenth-century Florence. Florence: Leo S. Olschki, 2013. In Sixteenth Century Studies Journal XLVI, vol. 3: 760-61. Book Review

Kathryn Floyd - “Moving Statues: Arthur Grimm, the “Entartete Kunst” Exhibition, and Installation Photography as Standfotografie.” In Exhibiting the German Past: Museums, Film, and Musealization, eds. Peter McIsaac and Gabriele Mueller, 187-208. Toronto: University of Toronto Press

Kathryn Floyd - “Georges Adéagbo: Between Artwork and Exhibition.” In Exhibiting Outside the Academy, Salon, and Biennial, 1775-1999, ed. Andrew Graciano, 235-258. Farnham, Surrey, UK: Ashgate Press

Jessye McDowell - Funk, Tiffany. "Showcase Report," Media-N: New Media Caucus 2015 CAA Conference Edition

Karen Sonik - The Materiality of Divine Agency [co-edited volume with B. Pongratz-Leisten]. New York: de Gruyter

Karen Sonik - "Between Cognition and Culture: Theorizing the Materiality of Divine Agency in Cross-Cultural Perspective" [co-written with B. Pongratz-Leisten]. Pp. 3-69, in The Materiality of Divine Agency. New York: de Gruyter

Karen Sonik - "Divine (Re-)Presentation: Authoritative Images and a Pictorial Stream of Tradition in Mesopotamia." Pp. 142-193, in The Materiality of Divine Agency. New York: de Gruyter



Barb Bondy - Auburn University Department of Psychology's Summer Brain Camp Workshop.

Wendy DesChene - Towards a Better Future. Services to Artist Committee Lecture, College Art Association, NY.

Wendy DesChene - Ideas in Sight, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA. Lecture.

Wendy DesChene - California University of Pennsylvania, California, PA. Lecture.

Wendy DesChene - Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, Slippery Rock, PA. Lecture.

Wendy DesChene - Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, Green Bay, WI. Workshop.

Wendy DesChene - Art Garage Interactive, Green Bay, WI. Lecture and workshop.

Wendy DesChene – Boys and Girls Club, Green Bay, WI. Lecture and workshop.

Wendy DesChene – Spring Hill College, Mobile, AL. Lecture and workshop.

Wendy DesChene - Neville Public Museum, Green Bay, WI. Lecture.

Wendy DesChene - St. Norbert College, De Pere, WI. Lecture and workshop.

Wendy DesChene - Mulva Library, De Pere, WI. Workshop.

Wendy DesChene – Green Bay Botanical Garden, Green Bay, WI. Lecture and workshop.

Wendy DesChene – Tsyunhehkwa, Oneida Nation Tribal Farm, Oneida, WI. Workshop.

Wendy DesChene - YMCA Summer Camp, Green Bay, WI. Lecture and workshop.

Zdenko Krtic - Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, AL. Two-day encaustic painting workshop.

Last Updated: February 08, 2018