Graduation Celebration 2016


Saturday, June 11, 9-11am
Meany Hall
Tickets required; see below.

Congratulations graduating students from the UW School of Art + Art History + Design!

If you are graduating in autumn 2015 or winter, spring, or summer of 2016, we want to honor your accomplishments. Graduating students and their families will receive a formal invitation in mid-March. Seniors, please remember to file your graduation application with an advisor in Art 104 by Friday, April 8.

Festivities: Faculty and student keynote speakers, presentation of Graduating with Excellence Awards, review of the past four years in pictures and video, call of student names and presentation of certificates by faculty.
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Woods is AIGA SF 2016 Fellow

Maurice WoodsMaurice Woods (BFA 1995, MFA 2005) has been selected as one of two 2016 Fellows by the San Francisco chapter of AIGA, the largest design association in the United States. He was chosen because of his work with the Inneract Project (IP), which he originally started in Seattle while a graduate student and later redeveloped in the Bay Area after moving there for work. IP brings design education to under-served students and links them to design opportunities in college, career, and life. Read more about the origin of IP. Woods will be honored at Continuum 2016 in San Francisco on February 26, 2016.

Student Awards in January 2016

During the last month, we have learned about several of our students receiving special recognition. Congratulations to all and a thank you to these organizations for supporting our students. Read more…

Alumni News – January 2016

This is a listing of alumni news as posted to our social media outlets during the month of January 2016. Most news like this goes onto our Twitter feed; you can receive it in real-time by following us there.

Wow! Seven alumni in this @SOILArtGallery show opening Thursday, Jan 7, 6-8pm #FirstThursday [Nola Avienne (MFA 2007), Jana Brevick (BFA 1999), Thom Heileson (MFA 1998), Ben Hirschkoff (MFA 2006), Paul Komada (BFA 2000), Margie Livingston (MFA 1999), Nicholas Nyland (BFA 1999)]

Closing Sunday at Bellevue Arts Museum: “Counter-Couture” curated by Michael Cepress (MFA 2006) @WEareBAM

Cable Griffith (MFA 2002) is 1 of 2 artists selected to create new work at Sea-Tac! @4Culture

Last chance on Sunday to see “Art AIDS America” @TacomaArtMuseum, co-curated by Rock Hushka (BA/BFA 1991) Read more…

Steffani Jemison

In honor of the Jacob Lawrence Gallery’s namesake, the 2016 Jake Legacy Artist-in-Residence is Brooklyn-based Steffani Jemison. Jemison is a conceptual artist whose work uses improvisation, repetition, and fugitivity as formal strategies across multiple media. During her period in residence, Jemison is building an exhibition and facilitating a series of research and performance workshops.

Her residency and the associated exhibition are supported by The Boeing Company. Read more…

Tropical Lab Residency

Thursday, February 18, through Saturday, February 20, 2016
by appointment only
Sand Point Gallery
Reception: Friday, February 19, 6-8pm

Painting + Drawing MFA student Ben Dunn and alumna Amanda C. Sweet (MFA 2015) both participated in the 2015 Tropical Lab, an artist residency held each year in Singapore at LASALLE College of the Arts. They are showing recent work inspired by that experience.

Thursday, February 18, 6pm
Art Building, Room 003 Read more…

Critical Issues in Contemporary Art Practice 2016

The University of Washington School of Art + Art History + Design is pleased to announce the lineup for our 2016 lecture series, Critical Issues in Contemporary Art Practice (CICAP).


January 14Martine Syms – register

January 21 – Steffani Jemison – register
Jake Legacy Residency, January 4 – 22
Jacob Lawrence Gallery exhibit opens January 19; runs through February 27

January 28John Knight – register

February 11Anicka Yi – register

February 18Josh Faught – register

February 25Amelia Saul – register
Jacob Lawrence Gallery exhibit opens March 8; runs through April 2

March 10Park McArthur – register

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2016 Design Career Fair

Friday, April 1, 2-5pm

The Division of Design is pleased to announce the third annual Design Career Fair. The fair will offer employers a preview of the 2016 graduating class in Industrial Design, Interaction Design, and Visual Communication Design. Participating firms will be able to host a table promoting their company as well as spend time engaging with students and reviewing their portfolios. Juniors in the Division of Design will also attend. If you wish to meet with our upcoming graduates or hire summer interns, the Design Career Fair is for you! Read more…

BUY ART + Strange Coupling

Two popular events are happening in tandem this year.

Wednesday, March 2, and Thursday, March 3, 2016
11am-6pm both days
first floor of the Art Building

This event offers students and alumni the opportunity to sell their work, and anyone from the community is welcome to make purchases. It is coordinated by Academic Advising and the Student Voice Project.

Strange Coupling
Wednesday, March 2, through Friday, March 4, 2016
10am-5pm each day
Jacob Lawrence Gallery
Pairing Announcements + Closing Reception:
Friday, March 4, 6-8pm Read more…

Khullar Keeping Active

Art History Associate Professor Sonal Khullar has not rested on her laurels since completing her tenure and promotion process a year ago. If anything, her activities have increased. Below is a listing of some of her accomplishments in addition to her teaching. Read more…

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