Joyce King (MFA 2017) will be exhibiting work and encourages everyone to come and see what she’s been working on over the past two years.  May 25 – November 2, 2019- “Southern Strands: NC Fiber Art” at BRAHMJ (The Blowing Rock Museum of Art and History) (Opening October 25 @ 4:30pm) October 10 – February […]

The North Carolina Museum of Art will be opening an exhibition of contemporary painting by two Art School Alumni; Ashlynn Browning and Carmen Neely as well as faculty member Barbara Campbell Thomas. The exhibition will open March 7, 2020 and run through June 21, 2020 in the Joyce W. Pope Gallery. Front Burner: Highlights in […]

SHERRILL ROLAND has been awarded the Center for Documentary Studies’ 2018-19 Post-MFA Fellowship in the Documentary Arts. He will be in residence at the Center for Documentary Studies for 10 months. He is the founder of the acclaimed Jumpsuit Project, intended to raise awareness around issues related to incarceration. Rolland created the Jumpsuit Project after […]

Art History and English double major Eliza Rosebrock won the Special Award for First Prize in the Arts & Humanities category at the 2019 Honors Symposium in early March. Her award-winning research paper entitled, “Is Cleanliness Close to Godliness? The Restoration of the Sistine Chapel Ceiling Frescoes,” developed from her project of the same name, […]

CARMEN NEELY Carmen Neely’s work—a combination of painting and found objects—is imbued with deep intention and awareness of her identity as a young black woman making art in the twenty-first century. “The mark”, revered and mythologized as the purest form of artistic intention in the art historical canon, becomes an act of subtle subversion in […]

Kyle T. Webster’s name is synonymous with digital painting.  This bold statement was true even before he joined the Adobe team in 2017 and released his custom brushes to every licensed user of Adobe Creative Cloud.  The drop down menu of brushes in adobe applications now include his simulated media based brushes ( oh and […]

The Institute for Visual Studies at James Madison University welcomes art alumnus David R. Modler back to campus along with colleague Samuel H. Peck for workshops and the reception of their exhibition titled Draw and Play Here: The tet[R]ad Project, which will be on display at IVS from January 29-March 16.

Alumni Award recipients holding awards

This month, the College of Visual and Performing Arts awarded its highest honor to five alumni who exemplify excellence in their fields, recognizing them for their achievements in artistry and education. Carla Gannis ’92 (Art); Doug Risner ’88, MFA ’90, PhD ’01 (Dance); David Kish MM ’02, DMA ’03; Connie McKoy ’89, PhD ’98 (Music) […]