Each spring quarter, members of a Husky Union Building (HUB) committee visit the BFA and MFA shows put on by our School. The committee then deliberates and selects a graduating student to receive the Director's Award, which means that one or more works by that student are purchased for the HUB Permanent Art Collection.
The 2016 award went to Kewei Zhu, who just earned his BFA in Painting + Drawing. Two of his large landscapes were selected. His plans were to use the $4,500 award to "have a long journey across the US to collect stories and embrace nature" before returning to China. He hopes to pursue graduate studies in Europe or the United States in the future. Keep an eye out for his work the next time you visit the HUB.