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

Current News

Bellwether 2014

Bellwether 2014 includes work by Kate Clark (MFA 2011) and Alan Fulle (BFA 1990). This public art exhibition in Bellevue runs through 12 October 2014.

Tacoma Art Museum Exhibitions

Professors Curt Labitzke and Shirley Scheier, staff member Kim Van Someren, two professors emeriti, and multiple alums have work in two TAM shows. Click title for more information.

2014 Graduation Awards

Go here to read the article about our Dean’s Medalist Jueqian (Ripple) Fang. Click the title above to see the full list of awards given at this year’s Graduation Celebration.

2014 4Culture Art Projects Grants

At the beginning of June, 4Culture announced the winners of this year’s Art Projects grants. Five of the recipients are alumni…

Mad Campus: discover art in unexpected places

Mad Campus is MadArt’s newest public art exhibit, consisting of 12 large-scale, temporary, site-specific works to be displayed in various outdoor locations on the UW campus, September 13 – October 25, 2014…

Rasmuson Foundation Awards

Two Division of Art alumnae—Joan Hornig (MFA 1985) and Amy Johnson (MFA 2007)—were selected in May 2014 for Alaskan artist awards from this Anchorage-based foundation…

2014 Neddy and Genius Awards

In May, two local arts awards announced their finalists with the winners to be revealed in a few months. As often happens, our alumni are among the finalists.

Julia Chamberlain Wins ISC Award

Chamberlain, a Division of Art student, has been selected as one of the recipients of the 2014 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award from the International Sculpture Center…

Design 300 – Design Thinking, Summer Quarter 2014

A class for students from any major who enjoy creative, hands-on projects and want to learn how the power of design can change the world.