Each student is given a private studio with appropriate furnishings at our facility at the old Sand Point naval base. All studios have internet access. There is a well-equipped wood shop, a conference room, a computer lab, and a gallery at the facility. Painting and Drawing Program faculty also work in studios at Sand Point. This facility is located approximately 15 minutes from the main campus.
There are several programs that bring visiting artists and critics to the University of Washington. These include those sponsored by the Henry Art Gallery, the School of Art, and another sponsored by our program. Each year, the Painting + Drawing Program invites at least six national and international renowned artists as visitors to the program; they meet with students and give a lecture at the SoA. Since 2000, we have had artists, curators and speakers from the US, England, The Netherlands, Spain, and China, including William Bailey, Dennis Congdon, Susanna Coffey, Julie Shapiro, Anne Harris, Toon Verhoef, Lawrence Rinder, Julia Fish, Jeffery Carr, John Taylor Gatto, Eve Sussman, Gonzalo Martin-Calero, David Anfam, Sarah Lewis, Vito Acconci, Gregory Amenoff, Chuck Close, Louise Fishman, Andrew Forge, Glenn Goldberg, Dave Hickey, Roni Horn, Robert Irwin, Yvonne Jacquette, Lucy Lippard, Inigo Manglano-Ovalle, Michael Mazur, Paul McCarthy, Clarence Morgan, Catherine Murphy, Charles O‚Connor, Orlan, Martin Puryear, David Reed, Jeremy Gilbert Rolfe, Barbara Rose, Robert Ryman, Ursula Von Rydingsvaard, Jerome Witkin, John Yau, Kenji Yanobe and Roger Tibbetts, James Yamada, Dorie Ashton, Richard Ryan, Noah Simblist, Richard Rezac, Clint Jukkala, John Walker, Jake Berthot and Rock Hushka.. Graduate students have the opportunity for input and involvement with our visiting artist series.