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Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 12:43


With heavy hearts we share the news that sculptor Barry Bailey died in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, around September 1, 2021.  


Barry Stone Bailey was born on October 21, 1952, in High Point, North Carolina.  Bailey received his M.F.A. in sculpture from East Carolina University in 1978. His thesis exhibition was titled, "A Sculptural Response to Coastal Landscape and Environmental Space." In 1980 he came to New Orleans for the College Art Association Conference and never left. From 1980-1982 Bailey served as visual arts coordinator at the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans. He was one of founding members of A.J.A.C. Studio (Artists at Joliet and Cohn) with Mark Grote, Steve Klein, Gene Koss, Sandra Russell Clark, and others. Bailey served as supervisor for "Artworks '84" at the Louisiana World Exposition in New Orleans in 1984. 


In 1987 Bailey joined the studio art faculty at the Newcomb Art Department at Tulane University, first as visiting professor (1987-89), then assistant professor (1989-1993), and finally associate professor (1993-2010). Bailey also taught in the summer at the University of Georgia sculpture program at Cortona, Italy from 1992-1996.


Bailey is remembered for the many community iron pours, annual "River Day" events, and foundry shows in the Tulane studio and courtyard. In the sculpture community Bailey was known for his unique head furnaces for casting iron, themselves sculptures made of paper, clay, and sand. In 2002-2003 he exhibited in Italy and England, the only American exhibiting in the Canterbury Sculpture Festival, among a select group within the ruins of St. Augustine's Abbey. In 2004 he served as one of the local chairs for the International Sculpture Conference in New Orleans with John Scott. 


His students were exceptional and of them he was most proud. Distinguished alumni of the Tulane Sculpture program during his tenure include Zarouhie Abdalian, Joseph Burwell, Thor Carlson, Allison Collins,  Maysey Craddock, Joseph Hillier, Jonathan Hils, Erik Johnson, Loren Schwerd, Cynthia Scott, and Phoebe Washburn. On his birthday in 2016, he wrote, "Thanks one and all, for all the kind greetings and well wishes on my birthday. Though I never had children, I had students much more interesting and brilliant than myself. It has brought me great joy to see them grow into well-adjusted men and ladies. Bon chance, to all my FB friends and colleagues alike, around the world wherever you may be remembered, we are one and never the same, or ashamed to be who we truly are. Carry on, brothers and sisters, and as John Scott used to say, "PASS IT ON !" 


Monday, September 27, 2021 - 14:15


The Newcomb Art Department is accepting applications for an Operations Manager.

Under the supervision of the Chair of the Art Department, the Operations Manager II (OM) position is responsible for the daily management and operation of the Newcomb Art Department.  
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Ability to think strategically “big picture” and handle details. 
  • Ability to supervise employees and students. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively between program(s) and other university units. 
  • Must be highly organized and self-motivated, able to work independently. 
  • Ability to monitor and assist in the preparation of budget. 
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software 
  • Expert in time management and flexibility with multiple demands. 
  • Ability to establish work assignment priorities and perform duties independently, without immediate or constant supervision. 
  • Willingness to work irregular hours for events. 
  • Ability to work in a team environment. 
  • Ability to adapt to new software, digital media, and online systems.  
Required Education and/or Experience
  • Bachelor's Degree required 
  • Four years of budget development and monitoring    
Preferred Qualifications
  • Working knowledge of Tulane systems: Banner, TAMS, HCM, KRONOS, COGNOS, CONCUR, E-IT, INTERFOLIO, WEBSITE AND SLATE (Graduate application System).
  • Experience in an academic setting, working with students, faculty, and other members of the university community. 
Compensation Information
This position is assigned to pay grade B5.25. Tulane offers a variety of options to enhance your health and well-being so that you may enjoy more out of life now and in the future. Learn more about Life at Tulane as well as our Benefits and Pay. See our Candidate Resources to learn more about our hiring process and what to expect.
How to Apply
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This position will close on 12/31/2021
Tulane University is an EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Friday, September 24, 2021 - 13:06
Gene Koss, Chapel, glass and steel. 2015

This Saturday, Sept 25, 12- 2pm @studiowaveland 

ART + COFFEE Gallery talks with the ARTISTS, 
A very casual discussion & artists presentations with a few of the artists participating in our current #3DMISSISSIPPI Sculpture Exhibition.
John Barnes
Anita Cooke
Gene Koss
Erica Larkin Gaudet
Luba Zygarewicz

Gene Koss, Chapel, 2015, Cast glass and steel. @arthurrogergallery 

Studio Waveland,  228 Coleman Ave., Waveland, MS