UAFS Art and Design

Exhibition spaces that inform and inspire.


The Windgate Art and Design Building contains three art galleries that play an important role in the teaching mission of the Department of Art, along with the College of Language, Art & Social Sciences, as well as serving the entire Fort Smith community and River Valley Region.


On the first floor is The Windgate Gallery and the Nadine & Bob Miller Pre-Function Gallery. On the second floor visitors will find the Don Lee Student Gallery, an exhibition space for student work.


Galleries: photo of art on gallery walls


The main gallery space is located on the first floor of the Windgate Building. Its primary mission is to provide the greater campus and the surrounding community with a contemporary venue that continually explores both historical perspectives as well as new directions in visual art. Exhibitions feature nationally/internationally known artists as well as a biennial studio art faculty exhibition. Past exhibitions have included works by Sam King, Arkansas Women to Watch, Robert Pruitt, Kay Healy, Bethany Springer, Mark Lewis, and Ke Francis.



The second-floor gallery, which is primarily devoted to student work, is named for the long time head of the Department of Art, Don Lee, who built the program at UAFS through years of dedication to the students and the community. This gallery presents art exhibitions that are organized by both faculty and student curators and provides an opportunity for students to learn experientially about professional curation, exhibition design, and presentation.


Nadine & Bob Miller Pre-Function Gallery

The Nadine and Bob Miller Pre-Function Gallery sits adjacent to the Windgate Gallery on the first floor, surrounding visitors with the display of the work of internationally known artists from the permanent collection. Of note in this gallery are nine paintings by the Canadian artist Bratsa Bonifacho, whose work plays with layers of text, using visual language that often suggests the results of computer viruses. This extensive collection was made possible by the generosity of the artist, who donated a majority of the paintings in 2016.



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For general information, please contact Kara Smith, Administrative Assistant – Art
Windgate Art & Design 203  •  479-788-7530  •



For faculty information, please visit our faculty page.