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Alumni News – June 2018

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Submitted on June 25, 2018 - 1:53pm

This is a listing of alumni news as posted to our social media outlets during the month of June 2018. Most news like this goes onto our Twitter feed; you can receive it in real-time by following us there.

#WeekendSuggestion 1: visit the open artist studios at Building 30 West in Magnuson Park on Saturday afternoon; we count 4 of our alums: Karen Atkins (BFA 1994), Pat Ce Caro (MFA 1982), Renko Dempster (BA 1981), and Sandy Bricel Miller (BFA/BA 1980)

Coley Mixan (MFA 2015) opens F.I.B.E.R Earth-Bound Training Center at Gallery 4Culture on #FirstThursday (June 7) @4Culture

We count 5 alums — Kathy Gore-Fuss (BFA 2007), Cable Griffith (MFA 2002), Laura Hamje (BFA 2008), Kathy Liao (BA 2006, BFA 2008), and Margie Livingston (MFA 1999) — in PWFKHTP opening tomorrow @CoCASeattle #FirstThursday

Linda Jo Nazarenus opens Secret Places @HarrisHarveyGal on #FirstThursday

Kimberly Clark (MFA 2011) is having a solo exhibition @PrographicaDraw titled A Stop on the Road opening tonight for #FirstThursday

Another alum is opening a solo exhibition tonight: Pattern Recognition by Holly Ballard Martz (BFA 1988) @ZINCcontempo #FirstThursday

#WeekendSuggestion Panel discussion @CoCASeattle on Sat (June 9) 11am–1pm; includes Cable Griffith (MFA 2002) & Kathy Liao (BA 2006, BFA 2008)

#WeekendSuggestion 2: Phillip Levine (MFA 1961) is having an open studio in Burien on both Sat & Sun afternoons

Friday night (June 15) is the reception for this year's Strange Coupling exhibition — includes Hongzhe (Benji) Liang (BFA 2015), Coley Mixan (MFA 2015), and Mary Ann Peters (MFA 1977); see what the couples have created

Worth seeing! Plus, it was curated by @UWalum Barbara Brotherton (PhD 1994)
@iheartSAM: The wait is over! "Double Exposure: Edward S. Curtis, Marianne Nicolson, Tracy Rector, Will Willson" is now officially on view, see powerful…

So proud to see Miha's work on the cover of Columns!
@ColumnsMag: The creator of our June 2018 cover, UW-trained painter Miha Sarani (BFA 2015 + current MA student), painted the late @Starbucks CEO Orin Smith with a medley of materials, including…

A big congratulations to Prof Kristine Matthews! She is the first recipient of the @SEGD Educator Award: @UW @UWArtSci [She is also an alum: BFA Design 1990.]

festival:festival is returning to Seattle on Aug 10 & 11; help keep the event free by donating to their Kickstarter campaign:; co-founded by current MA student Juan Franco, co-curated by mario lemafa (BFA 2013), and artists include Ben Gale-Schreck (MFA 2016) and Brit Ruggirello (BFA 2015; using the name mmumm)

Congratulations to two 2017 Industrial Design alums — Josiah Tullis & Justin Taylor — who were recognized for their capstone project in the 2018 @Core77Awards

ICYMI It's worth reading about ARCADE's early history; Barrett received her PhD (2010) from us
@arcadenw: Catherine Barrett, one of ARCADE's founders, describes the genesis of the magazine in our newest feature article:

Belated congrats to Design students & recent alums Andrew Le, Isaac Jaeger, Faezah Shaharuddin, Cody Smith, & Samantha Spaeth (BDes 2018); they all created posters that received Certificates of Typographic Excellence from @typedirectors  See &