Department of Art and Art History News

In Memoriam: Kara Kelley Hallmark

Kara Kelly Hallmark

We are saddened by the recent passing of Dr. Kara Kelley Hallmark, a lecturer in the Art Education division. Dr. Hallmark taught in the Department of Art and Art History since 2010 and was named "Educator of the Year" for 2013 by the Texas Education Assocation. In addition to teaching, she authored many publications, including most recently, a co-authored survey of American folk art published as a two-volume set of 300 individual artist biographies. Dr. Hallmark was beloved by students and faculty alike and will be missed by all.