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

Horie a USA Distinguished Fellow

United States Artists selected Ayumi Horie (MFA 2000) as one of 37 fellows for 2015. Over 400 nominations were reviewed this year. Each fellow receives an unrestricted $50,000 award.

Govedare Exhibit + Installation

Painting + Drawing Professor Philip Govedare has a solo show at Prographica through December 19. Reproductions of three of his earlier paintings are in the Aspire Lounge at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam.

Alumni Spotlight: Coley Mixan

Congratulations to recent Photomedia graduate Coley Mixan (MFA 2015), newly positioned as Programs Intern at The New Foundation Seattle.

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 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.

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.

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.

Exhibit – Shedding and Shredding

Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Art Bldg
October 21 – November 14, 2015
Reception: Tuesday, October 20, 5-8pm; RSVP here

Socially Engaged Art in Japan

The School is one of the sponsors for this interdisciplinary symposium, which takes place November 12-14, 2015. Three faculty—one from each of our divisions—are participating in sessions, and the Jacob Lawrence Gallery is hosting a speaker.