Faculty Kudos–Fall 2016

Congratulations to the Following Faculty

Tamie Beldue (Drawing)

  • Caldwell Arts Council, Lenoir, North Carolina. 2 Squared, Invitational two-person exhibition with artist Jon Sours.  October 7, 2016–November 18, 2016. [Read Review]
  • Paducah School of Art, Paducah, KentuckyPSAD Invitational Figure Drawing Exhibition. October 20–December 2, 2016.
  • Giertz Gallery, Parkland College, Champaign, Illinois. State of the Art 2016: Drawing Invitational group exhibition curated by artist Shelby Shadwell.  November 14, 2016–February 4, 2017.
  • Tennessee Technological University, Derryberry Gallery. Cookeville, TennesseeSolo Invitational Exhibition with gallery talk. January 23–February 23, 2017
  • Manifest Creative Research Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio. One hundred forty proposals with eleven-committee-member jury.  Eight solo exhibitions were awarded from Iowa, Texas, Tennessee, Arizona, Michigan, Ohio, North Carolina, and Vancouver, Canada. Tamie's solo exhibition will be in 2017.
  • Portrait of a Heart was just published in the Manifest International Drawing Annual, INDA10, Manifest Creative Research Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio, Page 58.
  • Will be teaching a Master Class at the New York Academy of Art, November 12 & 13.
  • Wrote an article, “Personal Relationship with Your Work: Portrait or Figure,” for the inaugural edition of Artists on Art a quarterly magazine from Streamline Publishing, most recognized for Art Connoisseur. The new magazine is edited by Andrew Webster, BA with a concentration in art history, Class of 2010.
  • Two pieces, Zoe in Broken Rocker and Transitory Nude, have been accepted into The Nude Figure at the Wayne Art Center, Wayne, Pennsylvania, October 16-November 19, 2016. The jurors, Scott Noel and Paul DuSold, had the challenging task of jurying the 430 works of art submitted by 242 national and some international artists. The final exhibition features 88 two- and three-dimensional works.

Megan Wolfe (ceramics)

Gave ceramics demonstrations and an artist lecture at the University of Kentucky, September 14–16, 2016.

Carrie and Eric Tomberlin (photography)

Carrie and Eric Tomberlin’s image, Locally-Produced Concrete Blocks to Reinforce Embankments, 4 minutes 27 seconds was awarded Best In Show in the 2016 Landscape: A Sense of Place at the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art in Augusta, GA. The exhibition’s juror Michael Rooks is the Wieland Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, GA. The exhibition is on view until October 14, 2016. [Read More

Carrie Tomberlin

Two of Carrie Tomberlin’s images were selected for inclusion in the 2016 TVAA (Texas Visual Arts Association) National Art Competition & Exhibit in Dallas, TX. The exhibition was juried by Andrea Karnes, Curator at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, and Gabriel Ritter, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, and it will be on view from December 5–28, 2016.

Jackson Martin (sculpture) and Jason Adams (BFA, Class of 2010)

How great it is that two of the ten North Carolina Arts Council $10,000-fellowships awarded for 2016-2017 went to two sculptors connected with UNC Asheville's Department of Art and Art History. Congratulations to Jackson Martin, assistant professor in Art (sculpture), and Jason Adams, Class of 2010, BFA with a concentration in sculpture, summa cum laude, with Distinction in Art, and University Research Scholar. [Read More]

Leisa Rundquist (Art History and Department Chair)

Dr. Leisa Rundquist delivered a paper (with sociology professor Dr. Karin Peterson), "From the Authentic to the Synthetic: The Multiple Receptions of Gee's Bend Quilts" at the Textile Society of America's 15th Biennial Symposium in Savannah, Georgia, October 19-23, 2016.  Rundquist and Peterson also have a forthcoming, co-authored essay, "Valorizing Gee's Bend Quilts: Affinity, Adjacency, and the Modern Eye," for the edited volume, A Companion to Textile Culture to be published by Wiley Blackwell.


The studio faculty have an excellent exhibition in S. Tucker Cooke Gallery through November 15, 2016.