Horie a USA Distinguished Fellow

Ayumi Horie; photo by Michael Wilson from United States Artists websiteUnited States Artists, an organization based in Chicago, announced this year’s USA Fellows on November 10, 2015. Among the 37 selected from over 400 nominees was Ayumi Horie (MFA 2000). It is a huge honor to be selected as a fellow, and each fellow receives an unrestricted $50,000 award.

Since 2006, nearly 450 artists in architecture/design, crafts, dance, literature, media, music, theater/performance, traditional arts, and visual arts have been designated as USA Fellows. Professor Emeritus Akio Takamori was selected as a USA Ford Fellow in 2011. Others with School of Art + Art History + Design connections who have won in the past are: Jenny E. Sabin (BA/BFA 1998), Roger Shimomura (BFA 1961), and Tip Toland (visiting artist/instructor).

Govedare Exhibit + Installation

Painting + Drawing Professor Philip Govedare has opened a solo show at Prographica in Seattle titled Sky Paintings. This exhibition will remain on view through Saturday, December 19, 2015.

In 2014, reproduction rights for three of his paintings were purchased for a new Swissport lounge at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Read more…

Design Beyond the Classroom

Kristine Matthews and Karen Cheng; photo by James Andrew DavidsonAside from teaching, faculty at the UW and in the School of Art + Art History + Design engage with their own practice through research and other activities beyond the classroom. Division of Design Professors Karen Cheng and Kristine Matthews are often active with such projects. Early in 2015, they applied for a UW Royalty Research Fund Grant. They learned in June that they received full funding ($39,412) for their project titled “Interaction Design for Waste Minimization.” This collaborative project also involves UW faculty, staff, and students from the Master of Human-Computer Interaction and Design Program, the Department of Anthropology, Read more…

Alumni Spotlight: Coley Mixan

Congratulations to recent Photomedia graduate Coley Mixan (MFA 2015), newly positioned as Programs Intern at The New Foundation Seattle. Mixan will collaborate and assist current Foundation staff in managing their library and its systems, promoting the Foundation via social media, assisting with research and public programs, and more. Known for their dynamic initiatives that stimulate artistic development, research, and presentation, The New Foundation Seattle supports the School’s Critical Issues in Contemporary Art course and public lecture series, part of the Nebula Project. We are glad that one of our own graduates has the opportunity to work with this progressive and innovative foundation.

The New Foundation Seattle is now seeking a Programs and Facility Manager. Read more about the position in the News section of their website and apply by December 1.

Exhibit – Toward a Democracy of Making

Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Art Bldg
November 19 – December 19, 2015

An exhibition organized by Division of Design Lecturer Dominic Muren.
For full information about this event, go to this entry on the School calendar.

Jacob Lawrence Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10am-5pm, and Saturday, 1-5pm. Closed Thanksgiving and the day after.

Publication Grant for Drpić

Art History Professor Ivan Drpić has finished the manuscript for his first book titled Epigram, Art, and Devotion in Later Byzantium. The book will be published by Cambridge University Press, and the expected publication date is summer 2016. To aid completion of the publication process, Drpić applied for and received a Samuel H. Kress Foundation grant of $3,000 through the International Center of Medieval Art. Only five such grants are awarded annually.

Cepress + BAM = Counter-Couture

Michael Cepress (MFA 2006) has partnered with the Bellevue Arts Museum (BAM) to curate an exhibition titled Counter-Couture: Fashioning Identity in the American Counterculture. This show, which runs September 4, 2015, through January 10, 2016, is the result of research that Cepress has been doing for several years. Cepress has also taught for the SoA+AH+D or UW certificate programs at least once a year since 2008. He is scheduled to teach a class on “Wearable Art and Fashion” in winter quarter 2016. Read more…

Faculty Hires in 2015

Announced in a press release on June 2, 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. Read more…

New SAM Partnership

The University of Washington School of Art + Art History + Design is pleased to announce an agreement between the school and the Seattle Art Museum, wherein all current students (registered majors), faculty, and staff of the SoA+AH+D will receive free admission to both SAM and the Asian Art Museum. As part of this new arrangement, select SAM curators and conservators have joined SoA+AH+D as affiliate faculty; their names are listed below:  Read more…

Faculty Searches

The University of Washington School of Art + Art History + Design is inviting applications for three full-time, tenure-track positions. Application deadlines vary. Please read more below and follow the links to the full job descriptions. All positions have a start date of September 2016. Read more…

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