The Division of Art offers a diverse education in the visual arts. Each major in the SoA+AH+D is designed to allow students to develop their intellectual and creative strength, and plan for future careers in the visual arts.

Current News

2015 Neddy and Genius Awards

UPDATE: We have winners of both awards this year! Mary Ann Peters (MFA 1977) is a Stranger Genius and Matt Browning (BFA 2007) is a Neddy Artist Award winner. Congratulations to both!

37th Annual Betty Bowen Award

UPDATE: Eirik Johnson (BFA 1997) was selected for the Special Recognition Award. Read more here.

Cepress + BAM = Counter-Couture

Michael Cepress (MFA 2006) has partnered with the Bellevue Arts Museum to curate an exhibition titled Counter-Couture: Fashioning Identity in the American Counterculture. The show runs September 4, 2015, through January 10, 2016. Read more by clicking post title.

Faculty Searches

The School of Art + Art History + Design is welcoming applications for three faculty appointments with start dates in September 2016. Please see this post for more information.

New SAM Partnership

We are pleased to announce a new agreement between the school and the Seattle Art Museum: current students (registered majors), faculty, and staff of the SoA+AH+D will now receive free admission to both SAM and the Asian Art Museum, and select SAM curators and conservators have joined SoA+AH+D as affiliate faculty.

Transitions 2015

We have had arrivals, departures, and other changes in faculty and staff since the start of the calendar year.

Faculty Hires in 2015

The University of Washington School of Art + Art History + Design is exceedingly pleased to announce the hiring of six new faculty positions: four tenure track positions and two competitive lecturer positions spread among our three divisions.

Mayor’s Arts Awards

Art History Professor Robin Wright and 3D4M Professor Emeritus Akio Takamori won two of the five awards in 2015. Watch a video of the ceremony here (go to 25:40 for Wright and 30:45 for Takamori).

2015 Artist Trust Fellowships

An exhibition of work by the fellowship recipients is taking place July 30 – Aug 2 during Seattle Art Fair. Click title for more information.