Art & Design Department


Amy Cox

Amy Cox, M.F.A.
Department Chair & Associate Professor

Phone: 501-279-4713

John Keller

John Keller, Ph.D.
Professor of Art

Phone: 501-279-4711



Double Vision, 22 in. x 30 in., watercolor

This window display of geraniums in Pisa, Italy, typical on the streets of Italy, caught my eye because of the contrast between the homey feel of the geraniums and the contrasting mood invoked by the dark interior, broken blinds, and the ominous shadow cast from some object off the picture plane.


Study in Light, 22 in. x 30 in., watercolor

The cast shadows were what initially drew me to this subject, but I was also intrigued by the variety of texture revealed on the table surfaces, leaves, clay pot, and the doily, which was the most difficult part of this painting to analyze and render.

Steven Choate

Steven Choate, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Art

Phone: 501-279-4714

Greg Clayton

Greg Clayton, M.F.A.
Associate Professor of Art, Coordinator of Fine Arts

Phone: 501-279-4433


See samples of works and professional activities from Dr. Clayton in his online portfolio.

Enrique Colón

Enrique Colón, M.F.A.
Assistant Professor of Art

Phone: 501-279-4715


See samples of works and professional activities from his online portfolio.

Tessa Davidson

Tessa Davidson, M.F.A.
Assistant Professor of Art

Phone: 501-279-4225

Stacy Gibson

Stacy Gibson, M.F.A.
Associate Professor of Art, Coordinator for Graphic Design

Phone: 501-279-4426

Paul Pitt

Paul Pitt, M.F.A.
Professor of Art

Phone: 501-279-4712

Mike Steelman

Mike Steelman, B.A.
Director and Assistant Professor of Architecture

Phone: 501-590-8145

Sarah Wilhoit

Sarah Wilhoit, Ph.D., ASID, IDEC, NCIDQ
Associate Professor of Art and Director of the Interior Design program

Phone: 501-279-4831



Historic Structures Color Analysis: White County Courthouse, Searcy, AR

Dr. Wilhoit conducted a historical color analysis using historic photographic documentation to determine color placement on the courthouse exterior. After a photographic review of existing historic and current photos, the bell tower was found to have the most significant change in color placement. Additionally, the original construction contract for the central portion was located and revealed paint color, type and placement. Research is ongoing to determine the original 1870s Memphis architect, Matthias Harvey Baldwin design of the courthouse verses changes made with the 1912 additions of the courthouse wings by Little Rock architect, Frank W. Gibb.