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: This year’s Neddy Artist Award winners were announced on August 19. Matt Browning (BFA 2007) was selected in the Painting category. Congratulations! He will receive…

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.

Mayor’s Arts Awards

The five 2015 awards were announced on July 21. Art History Professor Robin Wright and 3D4M Professor Emeritus Akio Takamori are winners! The public award ceremony is September 4 .

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.

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Hirata Wins 2015 Brink Award

Jason Hirata (BFA 2010) has been chosen as the winner of the 2015 Brink Award through the Henry Art Gallery. Congratulations!

New Faculty Hires in 2015

The University of Washington School of Art + Art History + Design is exceedingly pleased to announce the hiring of five new faculty positions: four tenure track positions in various divisions and one competitive lecturer position. A search to fill a sixth position for a lecturer in the 3D4M Program is ongoing…

Seattle Art Fair

This inaugural event happens July 30 – August 2 at CenturyLink Event Center, and the SoA+AH+D is a cultural partner. Many of our alumni and a few faculty are involved in the fair and the numerous off-site activities…

Freshman President’s Medalist

Viviane Poulain is only in her second year at the University of Washington, yet she did so well her first year that she was named the 2013-2014 Freshman President’s Medalist. The sophomore is planning to pursue a BFA in the Painting + Drawing Program, but her interests are wide-ranging…