Art kudos 2015


"Red Scarf" by Z. L. Feng

The spring showered faculty, students and alumni from the Department of Art with awards and honors. We congratulate the following:


Roann Barris, professor and chair of the art department, during the April Virginia Humanities Conference in Arlington, presented a paper on the ethics of art.

Carlee Bradbury, associate professor of art history, completed a collaborative project with alumni Karie Edwards, MFA ’14 and Deb Lustig, BFA ’14; MFA graduate student Katie Sickman; and Courtney Weida, associate professor and director of the graduate art education program at Adelphi University Garden City, New York. This creative research undertaking was related to the discovery of the Staffordshire Hoard and resulted in the book “The South Station Hoard: Imagining, Creating, and Empowering Violent Remains.”  It was edited by Bradbury and published by Punctum Books in December.


"Fall" by Shaun Whiteside

Z.L. Feng, professor of art, won first place at the Rockies West National 23rd Annual Watercolor Exhibition for his new painting "Tibet Young Mother & Son." The Western Colorado Watercolor Society at the Western Colorado Center for the Arts in Grand Junction, Colorado sponsored this exhibit.

Feng also won the Board of Directors' Award at the Watercolor Society of Alabama's 74th National Annual Exhibition at the Eastern Shore Art Center in Fairhope, Alabama for "Red Scarf."

Halide Salam, professor of painting, presented two lectures on art and language at Winston Salem State University in North Carolina. The April 17 lectures were titled “Language as Art,” and “Theory of Representation in Art.”

Shaun Whiteside, assistant professor of art, was awarded Best in Show at the Lynchburg (Virginia) Art Club's national juried art exhibition “Water Ways.” This show featured his winning piece for his painting “Fall”,” along with two other works by Whiteside '11. The exhibition's opening reception was April 12.


Students who participated in BigSURS (from left to right): Keela Dooley, Ciara Banks, Kimberly Morrill, Kenna Crane and Regan Chancellor. Photo courtesy of Kenna Crane.


Two Radford University students won silver ADDYS at the 2015 District 3 American Advertising Awards. Winning entries were “Marigolds” by Shawna Hession and “History of Graphic Design” by Peter Mattox.

Keela Dooley, a senior jewelry/metalsmithing major, won the Juror’s Choice Award at the Big South Undergraduate Research (BigSUR) Intercollegiate Juried Exhibition at Campbell University in North Carolina. The exhibit was on display from March 18-April 11.

Art history students presented papers at the Big South Undergraduate Research Symposium (Big SURS) at Campbell University. These students were Ciara Banks, Regan Chancellor, Kenna Crane and Kimberly Morrill.

MFA graduate student in art, Kaitlynn Slaughter, has photographs featured in the Jacksonville Center for the Arts’ (Floyd, Virginia) New Voice, Young Innovation Exhibition. This runs until May 31.


Sarah Barton ’12, associate art director at Richmond Magazine, worked on "The Keys to Richmond," a guidebook that was chosen as "best of the best" in the Virginia Press Association's annual advertising contest. The "best of the best" award is at the top of VPA's advertising awards. It is given to the first-place-winning entry that is deemed superior to all other first places selected from among 1,278 entries in this year's contest.

Apr 30, 2015