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The current SoA+AH+D newsletter was released via email on October 30, 2014. Read it now. Current and past newsletters are always available at this page.


Valenzuela is Arts Innovator

Rodrigo Valenzuela; photo by Robert Wade (used with his permission)On October 16, Artist Trust announced the two winners of their 2014 Arts Innovator Awards, and Rodrigo Valenzuela (MFA 2012) was one of them. As it says in the Artist Trust press release, each winner “will receive $25,000 in unrestricted funds for originating new work, experimenting with new ideas, taking risks and pushing the boundaries Read more…


LinkedIn Ranks UW in Top 5 for Design

LinkedIn Ranks UW in Top 5 for Design, October 2014The Division of Design is proud to have LinkedIn recognize the University of Washington as one of the top five schools for design. LinkedIn says they “ranked schools based on how successful recent graduates have been at landing desirable design jobs.” The LinkedIn list and more about their ranking process may be found here.

Our graduating students land positions in a wide variety of companies and institutions. Just a few examples are Read more…


BAM Biennial 2014: Knock on Wood

The Bellevue Arts Museum opens this year’s biennial exhibition, Knock on Wood, on October 31, 2014. Among the thirty-nine artists included in the show are 3D4M Professor Amie McNeel and five of our alumni: Julia Harrison (MFA 2004), Whiting Tennis (BFA 1984), W. Scott Trimble (MFA 2003), Kimberly Trowbridge (MFA 2006), and William Whipple (BFA 1970). Please email us if we have missed someone.

The exhibition will remain on view through March 29, 2015. Additional information is in this press release from earlier in 2014.


Free Lecture Series – Winter Quarter 2015

For the third year in a row, the Division of Art will host a lecture series organized by Eric Fredericksen for Art 361/595 (Critical Issues in Contemporary Art). The course and lecture series are part of the Nebula Project.

Details about dates and speakers will be posted as soon as they are available.

Six lectures from the 2014 series were recorded and may be viewed through this Vimeo album.


Exhibit – Factory Showroom: Industry

"Archives of American Art - Augusta Savage - 2371 CROPPED" by [Augusta Savage], ca. 1938 / Andrew Herman, photographer. Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection, circa 1920-1965, bulk 1935-1942. Archives of American Art.. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Art Bldg
October 15 – November 15, 2014

Reception: Tue, October 14, 5:00-8:00pm; RSVP using Register button here.

For full information about this event, go to this entry on the School of Art calendar.

Image credit: “Archives of American Art – Augusta Savage – 2371 CROPPED” by [Augusta Savage], ca. 1938 / Andrew Herman, photographer. Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection, circa 1920-1965, bulk 1935-1942. Archives of American Art. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Homepage spotlight image credit: detail of still from Fold Crumple Crush: The Art of El Anatsui; Icarus Films.


2014 Scholarship Reception

On October 16, we recognized undergraduate and graduate students who were awarded scholarships for the 2014-2015 academic year. Scholarship donors, family members, faculty, and staff attended the private gathering at the Henry Art Gallery. Below is a list of the scholarship recipients, and the full program for the event is here. Read more…


Space Transformation

The Slide Library moved into room 120 of the Art Building in the late 1960s and expanded into room 122 sometime in the 1980s. Many alumni will remember the inhospitable front door of the Slide Library with its sign that said “Faculty Use Only.” While that policy changed later, many students were afraid to open the door and see what was inside. Read more…


Growing PhDs

Several of the Art History PhD students and candidates have been busy writing articles, participating in fellowships, presenting papers, and more.

Erin Giffin; crop of photo by Doug ManelskiErin Giffin (PhD candidate) completed her Kress Fellowship at the Medici Archives in Florence at the end of June. She “then traveled through Lombardy, Piedmont, and Emilia-Romagna Read more…


New Faces in 2014

Three new staff have or will soon take their place in already existing positions, and one new staff person is in a re-imagined position. We also have two new lecturers who are helping to keep the Industrial Design and 3D4M Programs strong during this academic year.

Merith BennettMerith Bennett will become our Constituency Relations Officer on November 3. She has a Master of Architecture degree from UW along with a bachelor’s degree in studio art. Read more…


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