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Rachel Courtney Hockett - USA Grant Winner Summer 2016:
On Display at Raven Rock State Park in Lillington, NC Summer 2016.

This educational outdoor art installation was created for Raven Rock State Park in Lillington, NC
and includes a series of ten animals that were  permanently installed on the Longleaf Loop Trail.!raven-rock-state-park-nature-look/cbq0

Garden of Art 

Sixteen monumental sculptures designed and fabricated by UNCP students and faculty are currently featured in the newly created Art Garden. 
Located on the corner of Main and Church streets in Laurinburg, NC, the new outdoor space was dedicated June 16, 2016.  The dedication marks the beginning
of annual exhibitions of public art unlike any other in the area. The garden is intended to become a gathering spot for future public events,
such as music and arts festivals and other community-based projects. The exhibition space is an excellent example of the university working with local communities to enhance the quality of life. 
Special thanks to Adam Walls and his crew of outstanding students. 

Art Garden Artist
Art Garden #1


Lumberton Art Teacher Wins Residency:

Jessica Clark, UNC Pembroke, 2005

June 20,2016

LUMBERTON — An art teacher at Lumberton High School was recently selected for a two-week residency program in New York.

Jessica Clark, a native of Rowland, is one of three painters picked for the second annual Golden Educators Residency. The contest is a partnership between acrylic paint manufacturer
Golden Artist Colors and the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, a nonprofit that oversees the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.


CONGRATULATIONS to Courtney Hockett published in Journal:

The Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities for the State of North Carolina Originating as a companion to the State of North Carolina Undergraduate
Research and Creative Activities Symposium (,  Explorations offers the opportunity for undergraduates at any 2- or 4-year college or university
across the state to be published in a peer-reviewed journal and showcase their exciting work.

CREATIVE WORK: Vampire Luna Plant Courtney Hockett
University of North Carolina Pembroke

Jai Woods: Student sculptor wins Tri-State award
October 5, 2015

 Jai Woods Tri-State Sculpture

At a recent exhibit of undergraduate work from across UNC Pembroke’s campus,
Jai Woods’ ceramic busts turned a lot of heads. 

Woods’ fascination with “hyperrealistic” sculpture also turned art critics heads this summer when she won
the Tri-State Sculptors Memorial Scholarship. The association gives one scholarship to an undergraduate artist each year. 

Woods, a senior from Tabor City, N.C., presented her work at the 37th annual meeting of the Tri-State Sculptors in Wilmington, N.C., on October 2.
She will walk away with a $500 scholarship and, more importantly, the respect of professional sculptors from Virginia, North and South Carolina.

John Labadie -JCAM

Art faculty Dr. John Labadie and Ms. Margie Labadie edited and published
the inaugural issue of the online Journal of Creative Arts and Minds(JCAM).

Produced by Jumbo Arts International, a community arts project founded by the Labadies. 

Contributors included Scott Ziegler (Art) and James Bass
(Mass Communication) who discuss their art in a question-and-answer format.

Upcoming A.D.  Gallery Exhibitions 2015-2016

AD GAllery Sched 15-16 

Carla Rokes






Carla Rokes

Review Published in artcritical


By This River: Greg Lindquist Paints Against Coal-Ash Pollution

Dispatch from North Carolina

Smoke and Water: A Living Painting at Southeastern Alliance for Community Change

November 2014 to February 2015
317 Castle Street
Wilmington, North Carolina

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Jessica Clark, Lumbee painter, a 2005 UNCP graduate Clark earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from

 the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2010.  The Issue No. 5, Winter 2014 will be available in early November and will feature profile of local artist: 
Posted November 26, 2014

Walls's Art is all around











Posted April 19, 2013

Adam Walls, UNCP Sculpture Professor has art many places around the south.

Cary, NC

Raleigh, NC

Bristol VA/TN

Longwood, VA

Charlottesville, VA

Columbus, GA

Appalachian State

UNCP Hosts Visiting Artists  




Posted April 18, 2013

The printmaking area hosted visiting artists Linda Santana and Christopher Wallace from April 9th to April 13th, 2013.  
Wallace and Santana led a team of students  in the production of photolithography, stone lithography, and mixed media editions.
The visiting artists demonstrated various drawing and printmaking techniques, presented lectures, and held individual critiques. 

Santana and Wallace are in their final semester of the MFA program in printmaking at the University of North Texas. 



Seedig, Roberts & Caswell Receive Frogman's Scholarships

Posted April 18, 2013

Kayla Seedig, Lindsay Roberts and Lateesha Caswell will receive scholarships to attend the 2013 Frogman's Print and Paper Workshop in Vermillion, SD.  
Frogman's awards the scholarships each year to the university that has the largest number of attendees.  Both UNCP and the University of North Texas received the award this year. 





Students in 311 West Martin St Studios & Galleries

Posted April 8, 2013

Fourteen students have a total of 25 works in the current show at 311 West Martin Street Studios and Galleries. The show opened Friday, April 5th.



Sanderson & Steeds in 23rd Parkside National Small Print Exhibition






Posted April 8, 2013

Ralph Steeds, UNCP Professor Emeritus and Printmaking Professor Brandon Sanderson are in the 23rd Parkside National Small Print Exhibition from April 1 – July 19, 2013. 101 prints were selected from 1,000 submissions.
The juried exhibition also includes several former UNCP visiting artists (James Ehlers, Meghan O'Connor, Jon Goebel).

Jimenez and Sanderson in show at University of Sharjah




Posted March 21, 2013
Daniela Jimenez and Professor Sanderson will be showing the results of their summer 2012 PURC USA research at the the University of
Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. It's part of a larger print exchange project entitled "Switching Costs". The project was organized by
Chris Wallace, one of UNCP's Spring 2013 visiting artists.

Steeds in Cameron Art Museum Collection










Posted February 12, 2013
Ralph Steeds, UNCP Professor Emeritus, has had two prints accepted into the permanent collection of the Cameron Art Museum:
1)  "Thinking of Goya", a color lithograph & relief print, 22 x 30 in. (pictured); and  2) "Raising The Seed Corn",
 a six color lithograph printed from stone,  11 x 15 in.
Both prints are from his anti-war series.  Also four of his early prints that were included in several Color-Print USA exhibitions have
been accepted into The Artists Print-maker Research Collection at the Museum of Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas.

Roberts Receives PURC Assistantship


Posted January 14, 2013 Lindsay Roberts will be receiving a USA Assistantship from the PURC Council for her Proposal entitled
"The Graphic Story of Gilbert Patterson" for the Spring of 2013.  
She'll be creating a series of 6 etchings that illustrate the relationship between Gilbert Patterson, a Scottish settler, and
the Tuscarora Native Americans in the 18th century.   Most of the events in her etchings took place at Raven Rock State Park
in the Lillington, NC area (Lindsay's hometown). 

Over the break, Lindsay researched the topic at the Gilbert Patterson Memorial Library in Robeson County, UNCP, Harnett
County Library, Campbell University Library and on-site at Raven Rock State Park.  The project will be exhibited at UNCP and the
University of Alabama.

Hopper in National Juried Exhibition










Posted January 14, 2013

The Flood Gallery - A National Juried Exhibition
Juried and curated by Diana Stoll, arts writer and editor for Aperture Magazine

Janette K Hopper has three prints juried into the National Juried Exhibition at the Flood Gallery in the
Flood Fine Art Center, Asheville NC. 
The show will be on display from January 18th to the 31st with a reception on Friday January 18th from 6 to 9PM.

Explorations will feature students' art

Roberts art

















Posted October 17, 2012 Explorations, a journal publishing work by North Carolina undergraduate students, will feature
artwork by  three UNCP students.
Daniela Jimenez, Lindsay Roberts, and Reilley Thayer will be the first three students to see their art published in the journal.
Issue 7 will feature the students' artist statements, biographical sketches, and exhibition records, along with their artwork.

Thayer art

Seasons, by Reilley Thayer

Roberts art

On, by Lindsay Roberts

jimenez art

Inocencia Pura, Triste Rebeldia, Recuerdo, by Daniela Jimen

Art Department Activities

Posted October 17, 2012


Andy Decaen, Visiting Artist, Printmaking, from the University of North Texas


Daniela Jimenez, Received USA Assistantship in Printmaking, Fall 2012


James Ehlers, Visiting Artist, Printmaking, from Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas


Swampdog Press Printing Event, 1st week of September, 2012


Students who participated in Two Rivers Classic Event, 2nd Week of September, 2012






One person installation at the Cube

Posted October 17, 2012

Joann Hart's newest exbition opens on Friday, November 2, 2012 in the Cube at Visual Art Exchange Gallery in Raleigh,
NC and will run from November 2nd to December 14th. She will give a gallery talk on Friday, December 2. Hart says
"I am very excited about this new work which incorporates mixed media, translucent overlays, and light".

UNCP Represented at Printmakers Exhibition


Posted October 17, 2012 The following UNCP students and faculty will be represented at the Printmakers of North Carolina
Annual Membership Exhibition at 311 Studios and Galleries in Raleigh, NC. 
The Exhibition runs from November 2nd to the 30th, 2012.  The opening reception is during First Friday on
November 2nd from 6-9 PM.

UNCP Participants:
Daniela Jimenez, Student
Brandon Sanderson, Professor
Ralph Steeds, Professor Emeritus
Jules Floss, Studio Technician

Student-artist’s work being appreciated far and wide


Posted October 17, 2012

An egg yolk, a weed and some spilled paint were the winning ingredients for UNC Pembroke art major Janet Davis in the SCAN.IT Exhibition in Brighton, England. Three of the seven digital art works Davis submitted were selected for the exhibition in Brighton’s Gallery 40 on August 2 – 19.
A photographer by training, the senior art major created her images with a scanner.

“I scanned them at very high resolution, 800 to 4,800 dpi (dots per inch),” Davis said. “With a scanner, you can print very large images, and the detail is incredible.”

A Knoxville, Tenn., native and Army wife who began her art education at a Virginia community college, Davis’s is a  talented photographer and videographer, but at UNCP, she is branching out into digital art, printmaking and beyond.
She hopes to enroll in a Master of Fine Arts program after graduation in May 2013. “I am a photographer by trade, and I had used this technique before, but not like this,” she said. “I’ve learned some new things here, although I was pretty proficient in (Adobe) Photoshop.”

In her final year at UNCP, Davis is taking a digital art class from Dr. John Labadie. He has watching her transformation.
“One of the fascinating things about Janet is that she is transitioning from being a professional artist to fine art,” Dr. Labadie said.  “She been very productive and her work is being seen in a lot of places. “We’ve had some long conversations about art,” he continued.
“She’s headed in a good direction and has validated the reasons she chose to come back to school to study art.”

Davis’s work is also entered in the prestigious  Adobe Design Achievement Award competition. A collage she created from 15 photographs of an abandoned Fayetteville, N.C., textile mill is a semifinalist in the software maker’s contest at this writing.  “Getting into the semi-finals of the Adobe competition is very exciting because it is very competitive,” Davis said.
“My entry was number 5,137, and I don’t know how many more there were.”

Davis said UNCP’s Art Department is a creative environment for learning.“I like the small classes, and the professors here are  working artists who teach -  that’s invaluable,” she said. “They really push you. I appreciate that I have developed as an artist here.

” The artist is considering several options for future study, including printmaking, digital art, photography and mixed-media.
There is one other thing Davis wanted the public to know about art. “I don’t think people appreciate how much work goes into
making art,” she smiles. “I probably spent 25-30 hours on the collage for the Adobe contest. Art students work very hard.”Walls's Art is all around