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Valenzuela is Arts Innovator

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 in their respective fields. The Arts Innovator Awards are funded by The Dale and Leslie Chihuly Foundation.”

Valenzuela is currently a 2014-2015 Artist in Residence as part of the Core Program at the Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. View examples of his work on his website, and mark your calendar to see his one-man exhibition at the Frye Art Museum from January 31 – April 26, 2015.


LinkedIn Ranks UW in Top 5 for Design

The 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. Read more…


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…


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.


Mad Campus: discover art in unexpected places

MadCampus logoThis autumn, the UW campus will become Seattle’s most expansive art gallery. From September 13 – October 25, 2014, local arts organization MadArt, in association with ArtsUW, will present Mad Campus, an outdoor public art exhibition that spans approximately 2.5 miles and features 12 large-scale, temporary, site-specific works inspired by their locations. These installations by Pacific Northwest artists will be interactive, innovative, and surprising. Read more…


Tacoma Art Museum Exhibitions

Professors Curt Labitzke and Shirley Scheier plus staff member Kim Van Someren (MFA 2004) each have work in a show titled Ink This! Contemporary Print Arts in the Northwest. Read more…


2014 Microsoft Research Design Expo

Professor Axel Roesler (center) with Vive creators and others at 2014 Microsoft Research Design ExpoInteraction Design Professor Axel Roesler and his students continue to be invited to the annual Microsoft Research Faculty Summit and Design Expo. Held on July 14th and 15th this year, the event brought together faculty and students from nine institutions in the United States, Brazil, Israel, Read more…


Bellwether 2014

Tower of Power by Alan Fulle (BFA 1990) in Bellwether 2014; from the artist's Facebook pageThe City of Bellevue hosts public art exhibitions every two years. Two School of Art + Art History + Design alumni have work in this year’s exhibition: Kate Clark (MFA 2011) and Alan Fulle (BFA 1990). Bellwether 2014 opened on June 27 and runs through October 12. More information, including a printable brochure, is available on the city’s website.


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