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Alumni News – May 2019

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Submitted on June 3, 2019 - 2:33pm

This is a listing of alumni news as posted to our social media outlets during the month of May 2019. Most news like this goes onto our Twitter feed; you can receive it in real-time by following us there.

Nice to see Nola Avienne (MFA 2007), Mandy Greer (MFA 1999), Saya Moriyasu (BA/BFA 1991), Sara Osebold (BFA 2001), and Serrah Russell (BFA 2009) in Coiffed opening TONIGHT @SOILArtGallery #FirstThursday

This exhibition by Jonas Wood (MFA 2002) is @Gagosian on W 24th St in NYC & it's accompanied by a catalog
@artdaily: Gagosian opens an exhibition of new paintings and works on paper by Jonas Wood

When out at #FirstThursday tonight, be sure to stop by @fosterwhiteart to see El Zodíaco Metálico by George Rodriguez (MFA 2009)

#WeekendSuggestion Head to @MadArtSeattle by 1pm on Saturday to hear George Rodriguez (MFA 2009) talk about his installation there

#WeekendSuggestion 2 Open Studios at Building 30 West in Magnuson Park on Sunday, 5/5, includes Dianne Dickeman (BFA 1985)

This is TOMORROW! We just learned that Nathan Vass (BFA 2009) is one of the speakers (we're sorry we didn't see that earlier)
@TEDxUofW: The big reveal is here! The theme for our TEDx conference on May 4th is "Two Steps Forward". Join an amazing set of speakers at this year's intimate TEDxUofW conference! Tickets:

Open now @MOHAI this exhibition includes creations by @UWalum Luly Yang (BFA Design 1990), who also wrote the forward for the catalog
@seattletimes: Is there a distinctive Seattle style? The new MOHAI exhibit, Seattle Style: Fashion/Function, opening May 4, presents its own answer to that question.

Mary T Enslow (BFA 2003) is showing her sculptures at CORE Gallery during May

We count 16 alums in STEM+Art+Design @SchackArtCenter in Everett through June 8: Nanz Aalund (MFA 2004), Candace Beardslee (MFA 1995), Lanny Bergner BFA 1981), Virginia Causey (BFA 1992), Liza Halvorsen (BFA 1973), Joan Hammond (MFA 1976), Lynne Hull (BFA 1979), Lars Husby (BFA 1970, MFA 1972), Nadine Kariya (BFA 1973), Cheryll Leo-Gwin (BFA 1975, MFA 1977), Katherine Lewis (BFA 1987), Linda McFarland (MFA 1979), Donald Myhre (MFA 1976), Donna Porter (BA 1982, BFA 1987, MFA 1988), Cynthia Toops (BFA 1983), and Kenneth Turner (MFA 1991)

Nice to see that Susan Robb (MFA 1995) has a @4Culture Creative Consultancy with the City of Redmond

Next time you're in TASTE Cafe in Seattle Art Museum, be sure to check out the artwork by Julie Paschkis & Mare Blocker (BFA 1982) @iheartSAM

Congratulations to @UWalum Jonas Wood (MFA 2002) for setting a personal auction record last night & doing it in support of Global Wildlife Conservation
@ChristiesInc: The last lot in tonight's sale, Jonas Wood's 'Japanese Garden 3', realizes $4,928,500, setting a new #WorldAuctionRecord for the artist

Pat Espey (BFA 1988) is among the artists in Ceramics: A Way of Life at The Art Project on Bainbridge Island through June 2

Congrats to @UWalum Tracy Montes (BA 2014) for being a fellowship winner!
@Americans4Arts: Announcing our first cohort of Arts & Culture Leaders of Color fellows! These 12 emerging arts leaders will be integral to advancing greater racial and cultural equity in arts management around the Great Lakes. #ACLCFellowship @JoyceFdn @AmericanExpress

Looking forward to seeing Ron Ho: A Jeweler's Tale at Bellevue Arts Museum! The work of this prolific @UWalum (MAT 1967) who passed away in 2017 is featured now through September 15 @WEareBAM

Claire Peckham (BFA 2015), who went on to earn an MFA from University of Oxford in England, has had her thesis published in volume 40 of Outskirts:

Read this @ColumnsMag article about Marvin Oliver (MFA 1973) who was honored with the Charles E. Odegaard Award last week

Tomorrow night in the Jacob Lawrence Gallery is a lecture by @emilypothast (MFA 2005) titled "You Are Not Invited: A Critical Survey of Seattle Art History" Join us there!

Jaq Chartier (MFA 1994) has work displayed on the set of ShowTime's Billions series; read more in this @E_Leach_Gallery email:

Keep an eye on @PBS for a repeat of documentary "State of the Art," which includes Susie Lee (MFA 2006) It's based on a @crystalbridges exhibition from a few years ago

Storm King Art Center is now sharing some great archival material online including an interview with alum Alyson Shotz (MFA 1991) Read more at @StormKingArtCtr