UAH's Eloisa Guanlao recipient of 2016 SECAC Fellowship Award


UAH's Eloisa Guanlao is the recipient of the prestigious 2016 SECAC Fellowship Award.

Eloisa Guanlao, adjunct faculty in The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) Department of Art, Art History and Design was recently awarded the 2016 Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC) Fellowship Award for her proposal "Noli Me Tangere."

The SECAC Fellowship was established more than 30 years ago, for the purpose of supporting member artists and to encourage individual creative growth‚ and the development of new ideas for exhibitions and creative projects. Guanlao was selected as winner of the prestigious award from a pool of more than 100 initial entrants. She also won first prize for the SECAC Juried Show for her artwork "Darwin's Finches."

At UAH, Guanlao teaches art history and 3-D design classes. She has exhibited in Maryland, California, Michigan, Florida, New Mexico, New Jersey, Minnesota, Michigan, Hawaii, New York and France. Guanlao has held solo art shows at The Albuquerque International Airport and Los Angeles Union Station. Additionally, she received the highly competitive Outstanding Student Award in Sculpture from the International Sculpture Center (Hamilton Township, NJ).

Guanlao earned a BA from Carleton College (Northfield, MN), an MFA from The University of New Mexico (Albuquerque) and attended graduate school (art history courses) at California State University, Long Beach.

SECAC is a national non-profit organization devoted to education and research in the visual arts. Founded in 1942, SECAC provides advocacy and support for arts professionals and engenders opportunities for the exchange of scholarship and creative activities through an annual conference and publications. Though founded initially as an organization of artists, scholars, and arts professionals from the southeastern states, SECAC has grown to include individual and institutional members from across the United States and around the world, becoming the second largest national organization of its kind.


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