Art and Art History
The Department of Art and Art History offers majors in art history and studio art which prepare students for advanced study in their chosen field.
Announcing the 3rd Biennial UNCW Print Fest!
The Large-Scale Woodblock Printmaking Extravaganza will be held on Saturday, April 1st, 10:00-5:00 p.m. just off Reynolds Drive, outside of the Cultural Arts building on the campus of UNCW.
UNCW’s Art & Art History Department is hosting their 3rd Biennial Steamroller Print Festival. The event is a daylong public printmaking showcase presented outside of the Cultural Arts building on the campus of UNCW. Using a two-ton construction paving roller and an unlikely press bed – the parking lot of the Cultural Arts building – a team of artists and volunteers will be printing large-scale woodcuts throughout the day. 16 artists and four colleges from across North Carolina will carve a design into wood, which will then be inked and printed before a live audience. The theme of the woodcut designs this year is based on the work of local non-profit, Cape Fear Guardian ad Litem Association. There will also be plenty of hands-on printmaking activities for attendees of all ages.
The large, unique prints will be for sale during the event. The blocks will be printed in a limited edition of three for each of the artist’s woodcut. A percentage of all proceeds will go directly to Cape Fear Guardian ad Litem. The steamroller prints are highly limited editions and one print from each artist will be hung the day of Print Fest! in the Mezzanine Gallery of the Cultural Arts Building. The large woodcuts will be displayed April 1st – May 31st, 2017.
Currently on view in the Cultural Arts Gallery:
February 23–March 31
Thursday, February 23
Opening Reception: 5:30–7:00 p.m.
UNCW CULTURAL ARTS GALLERY
Work by studio art alumni from 2010 or earlier now actively practicing as art professionals. Whether based in Wilmington, New England, California or overseas, these alumni are following their dreams by making art. Media include ceramics, sculpture, drawing and painting (pictured above: Tensile Strength by Gabriel Lovejoy).
Welcome from the Department Chair
It is a distinct pleasure to welcome all to The Department of Art and Art History. The department is located in the Cultural Arts Building, a state-of-the-arts facility that opened in 2006. The building includes our primary Art Gallery, the Mezzanine Student Gallery, art history lecture halls, ceramic and sculpture studios, painting studios, drawing studios, graphic design computer lab, printmaking studio, and both digital and darkroom photography labs. The Cultural Arts Building also provides multi-use theatres and music performance halls in the performance wing. Read more>