2019-20 John and Marsha Floyd Art and Design Series

Rocky Horton 

August 26- September 24, 2019
September 24, 4-5:30 p.m. Reception with artist's talk at 4:30 p.m.

Samford University’s Department of Art & Design welcomes Tennessee artist Rocky Horton. In his most recent works, Horton explores the conceptual slippage inherent in art’s contact with contemporary culture. His work creates an opportunity for an intricate conversation about religious and psychologically loaded images, their intersection with pop-culture, and the hope and failure of these images to provide transcendence. Overall, like art in contemporary society, the theme of his work is hope and failure and hope again. Horton received his MFA from West Virginia University and currently serves as Professor of Art at Lipscomb University in Nashville.

Micah and Whitney Stansell

Oct. 3 - Nov. 9, 2019
Oct. 7 , 4 - 5:30 p.m.  Reception 

Samford alumni Micah and Whitney Stansell's work will be featured this fall. The Stansell’s work explores ideas of family history, narrative traditions, and binary relationships that pull from contemporary issues influenced by environment and location. Much of their interest in narrative stems from the rich Southern tradition of storytelling. Micah received his MFA in Digital Filmmaking and the Arts from Georgia State University, and Whitney received her MFA in Painting from SCAD Atlanta. They currently live and work in College Park, Georgia.

Fine Arts Majors  Senior Exhibition: Jourdan Barnett and Rebekah Casagrande

November 18-22, Nov. 21, Reception 5:30-7 p.m.

Graduating seniors will display their capstone works and portfolios of art and design for public and professional review.  

Design Majors  Senior Exhibition

December 9-13

Reception after commencement December 13. Graduating seniors will display their senior capstone projects of graphic design and interior architecture for public and professional review. 

Pete Schulte and Andrew Raffo Dewar
23 Minutes Over Birmingham

Jan. 21- March 6, 2020, Reception Feb. 6, 5-7 p.m. with artist talk at 5:30 p.m.

23 Minutes Over Birmingham is an installation comprised of drawings by Pete Schulte and an immersive quadraphonic audio installation by Andrew Raffo Dewar.  The second in a series of experiments in drawing and sound produced by the pair, this iteration is being made in response to the architecture of the Samford University Art Gallery and the remnants of temporary walls built for a previous exhibition in the space. As a point of departure, Dewar’s audio installation responds to the images generated by Schulte, but also folds in, sonifies and orchestrates brainwave and electrodermal bio-data collected when Schulte produced work for the duo’s prior collaboration at Whitespace Gallery in Atlanta. In turn, Schulte’s drawings are influenced and directed by the sounds that Dewar is producing as their collaboration unfolds through an ongoing process of modification and exchange.   

Fine Arts Majors  Senior Exhibition: Braylen Gage and Molly Greene

March 23-27, 2020,  March 26, Reception 4-5:30 p.m. 

Graduating seniors will display their capstone works and portfolios of art and design for public and professional review.  

Annual Juried Art and Design Show sponsored by Michael J.
and Mary Anne Freeman

April 6-24, 2020
April 23, 5:30-7 p.m. Reception and Awards Ceremony

This yearly exhibition spotlights the best work created by our Fine Art, Graphic Design, and Interior Architecture students. Artworks on display are handpicked by our own Art & Design faculty, and a visiting juror selects award-winners. 

Design Majors  Senior Exhibition
underwritten by Steve and Debby Heitzke

May 4-9, 2020, reception to follow commencement May 9

Graduating seniors will display their senior capstone projects of graphic design and interior architecture for public and professional review. 

 

Samford Art Gallery Solo Show Submission

Please fill out the following form for consideration to be shown in our Samford University Art Gallery. Our gallery schedule is normally booked up about a year out. We have a small stipend for those selected to show work in the gallery. Preference is given to work that has conceptual weight and uniqueness.