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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.


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…


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.


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…


Lecture – Sonal Khullar, Art History

Room 317, Art Bldg
Thursday, September 25, 2014, 6pm

Additional information about this event and a link to RSVP/register is on the SoA Calendar.

The image used on the homepage spotlight for this event is a detail of The Incomplete Thombu (2011) by T. Shanaathanan.


Lecture – Timea Tihanyi, Interdisciplinary Visual Arts

Room 003, Art Bldg
Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 5:30pm

Additional information about this event and a link to RSVP/register is on the SoA Calendar.

The image used on the homepage spotlight for this event shows Timea Tihanyi teaching in a 2014 Discovery Seminar; photo by Sandor Kovacs.


2015 Contemporary NW Art Awards Finalists

The Portland Art Museum requests nominations from arts-related professionals for the Contemporary Northwest Art Awards every two years. For the 2015 awards, they gathered a list of 200 nominees, and nearly all of the artists submitted application materials. On September 4, 2014, the museum announced the twenty-four finalists for the awards. Professor Helen O’Toole and recently-retired Professor Akio Takamori are among the finalists as are seven alumni Read more…


Christopher Ozubko Endowed Graduate Support Fund

Christopher Ozubko; crop of photo by Doug ManelskiWe are delighted to announce that, in honor of Professor Christopher Ozubko’s eighteen-year tenure as Director of the School of Art + Art History + Design, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends have come together to establish an endowment. The Christopher Ozubko Endowed Graduate Support Fund will provide critical and permanent funding for our graduate programs in Art, Art History, and Design. Read more…


2014 Graduation Awards

Below is a list of the awards that were given at this year’s Graduation Celebration on 12 June 2014. Congratulations to all! Read more…


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