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Alumni News – August 2018

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Submitted on August 10, 2018 - 10:49am

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

1 Room is a nearby group exhibition only open during #seattleartfair We see Emily Gherard (MFA 2004), Sarah Norsworthy (MFA 2015), Whiting Tennis (BFA 1984), Polina Tereshina (BFA 2013), & Robert Yoder (MFA 1987) in the mix #FirstThursday #studioe1ROOM

Claire Tianyi Sun (BA 2017) is showing work in BLUR Gallery at Linda Hodges #FirstThursday

@ZINCcontempo has extended Holly Ballard Martz's (BFA 1988) exhibition thru August 6! Be sure to take your selfie in front of her Danger of Nostalgia

Nice to see this alum's exhibition during Seattle Art Fair #FirstThursday
@HarrisHarveyGal: Mark Mueller's (MFA 1986) Chelsea Falls opens Thursday, August 2! -

The 2018 Shift Invitational includes alums Eric Day Chamberlain (BA/BFA 1997), Jodi Waltier (BFA 1986), Robin Nelson Wicks (BA 1984, MFA 1992), and Barbara Robertson (MFA 1979) #FirstThursday

Check out the work of this 2017 Design alum
@arcadenw: Peiran Tan, in collaboration with Karen Cheng, explores the tribulations of the H1-B visa process in the newest ARCADE article:

Opening tomorrow (8/3) at studio e is Becoming American with Barbara Earl Thomas (BA 1973, MFA 1977), Rodrigo Valenzuela (MFA 2012) & others

Check out this @Crosscut article + video about George Rodriguez (MFA 2009) and the work he showed at #seattleartfair

Did you see that Phirak Suon (BFA 2013) & Jacob Foran (MFA 2010) received an Award of Excellence at BAM ARTSfair? @WEareBAM Check out their work at

In Red Ink @MuseumNWArt includes Joe Feddersen (BFA 1983); it's up through September 23:

Take advantage of free festival:festival on 8/10&11! Co-founded by current grad student Juan Franco, co-curated by mario lemafa (BFA 2013), + Ben Gale-Schreck (MFA 2016) & Brit Ruggirello (BFA 2015) among the artists

Nanz Aalund (MFA 2004) won a 2018 award for her late 2017 book A Jeweler's Guide to Apprenticeships: +

Read or listen to an interview with Levi Higgs (BA 2012) about a famous zebra bracelet: @AntiquesMag

Read a @FryeArtMuseum Store blog post about weaver Hannah Ruth Levi (BA 2011)

@evamayha [Eva Mayhabal Davis (BA 2013)] is co-organizing an exhibition at Bronx Art Space of HUMBLE, 15 artists from various tribal nations; support the artists:

Victoria Haven (BFA 1989) has work in Along the Edge @PDXart through Aug 25:

Saya Moriyasu (BA/BFA 1991), George Rodriguez (MFA 2009) & Samantha Scherer (MFA 1997) are among the artists whose work is being considered for purchase by @ShorelineWAGov

Eva Mayhabal Davis (BA 2013) has been doing some interesting work in NYC after graduating; check out Nueva Luz 21.1 and +

#WeekendReading A @City_Arts article about festival:festival Then get out and participate TODAY! [alums involved listed above]

We learned this morning through @City_Arts that Kimberly Trowbridge is part of the band My Future Self & they have a gig tomorrow night at Vermillion; check it out!

Exciting news from last week: Assistant Professor Aaron Flint Jamison & Senior Lecturer Timea Tihanyi (MFA 2003) are both finalists for the 2018 Neddy Artist Awards! @uwnews @UWArtSci

@UWalum Susie Lee (MFA 2006) is now hosting The Stuff Around Us, with the first episode being about clay; brought to you by @KCTS9 & @Crosscut
@KCTS9: How clay has shaped the Pacific Northwest: @SusieLeeSeattle

Check this out on Friday evening!
@emilypothast: SEATTLE! FRIDAY AUG. 17: THIRST @ AURA 7 - 10 pm. One night only; THIRST is a multimedia installation by recent @uwsoa MFA grad Katie Schroeder (MFA 2018) on themes of desire, intimacy, and vampirism. AURA is a new art gallery inside my home. [Emily Pothast (MFA 2005)]

Jessica Perrin (BDes 2018) has two @Adobe Design Achievement Awards seminfinalist projects + Design Senior Justin McKissick has one as well @UWArtSci

Nice to see this alum's work featured
@stephenplatform: (re) VIEW: a late summer look back is our August Spotlight featuring work by Platform artists including Donnabelle Casis (MFA 1997). This is "Untitled" (27d-15), 2017, pen and gouache on paper, 16 x 20 inches, unframed $1,500. This and more at @thisisdbc

Have you seen The Presence of Absence by Katie Miller (BFA 2003) @MadArtSeattle yet? If not, you better get on over there before it closes on Saturday

Anna Wager (PhD 2018) is the guest in a Victorian Scribblers podcast episode about Victorian Art Adaptations

@UWalum Lucas Spivey (BA 2009) wants to expand his Culture Hustlers podcast & you can help Read what we wrote about him in February

Spending time on San Juan Island? Be sure to check out Becoming American with Barbara Earl Thomas (BA 1973, MFA 1977) (English & American Camps), Rodrigo Valenzuela (MFA 2012) (English Camp) & others

Almost missed this! Tonight is a sold out @TEDxSeattle Adventure with @UWalum Luly Yang (BFA 1990); there is a wait list:

Read article by Professor Kristine Matthews (BFA 1990) currently featured on homepage of @SEGD about OMA&D 50th anniversary exhibition project @UWArtSci

Be sure to see the 3D printed ceramics by Timea Tihanyi (MFA 2003) & her #sliprabbitstudio at Linda Hodges Gallery this month, or at least look at pics in this @Seattlemag article:

We count 4 alums among the artists in this year's Clayfest Northwest: Jacob Foran (MFA 2010), Phirak Suon (BFA 2013), George Rodriguez (MFA 2009), Tzyy Yi (Amy) Young (BFA 2016)

Did you know? Susan Robb (MFA 1995) is 1 of 2 artists in residence with the City of Tacoma:

Timea Tihanyi (MFA 2003) will give an artist talk on Saturday, 8/25, at noon in Linda Hodges Gallery

ICYMI Watch or read last month's interview with Miha Sarani (BFA 2015 + current MA student) on @KING5Evening

We had another person featured on @KING5Evening just this week: @UWalum & IVA Senior Lecturer Timea Tihanyi (MFA 2003) #3Dprinting @uwnews

#WeekendSuggestion Join Celeste Cooning (MFA 2007) & many others at the Arts in Nature Festival at Camp Long both Sat & Sun

This afternoon (8/25) at Genesee Park see how alum Margie Livingston (MFA 1999) drags a painting in Circumambulation: A Participatory Performance

Recent interview by @DiPSeattle of spiltmilk — Sahm Lee, Dana Golan, Sam Spaeth (all BDes 2018) — about their Passion Project

Read about @UWalum Nora Atkinson (BFA 2002) who is the Lloyd Herman Curator of Craft at the #RenwickGallery, which is part of @smithsonian @americanart

An exhibition @MuseumNWArt celebrates the work of Patty Detzer (BA 1974, BFA 1977), who passed away at the beginning of 2018:

Listen to an ArtBeat NW interview with Holly Ballard Martz (BFA 1988) & Laura Zeck (MFA 1993) about Martz's exhibition at Zeck's gallery @ZINCcontempo Then go see the show before it closes 9/6

We see alums Donna Porter (BA 1982, BFA 1987, MFA 1988) & Janet Still (BA 1971, BFA 1985, MFA 1987) in Clay? VII @kirklandarts thru 9/8; are there other alums?