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Alumni News – June 2019

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Submitted on June 18, 2019 - 4:42pm

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

Amanda Sweet (MFA 2015) shows Fugue in Blue at Shift Gallery during June Join her for the reception on #FirstThursday

Read about Amazon's art programs in @Seattlemag Includes mention of artist residency recipients Romson Bustillo (currently teaching here) plus alums W. Scott Trimble (MFA 2003) & Celeste Cooning (MFA 2007)

Opening #FirstThursday @SOILArtGallery is The New Northwest Immaterial including work by alums Hongzhe Liang (BFA 2015) & Mario Lemafa (BFA 2013) plus former staff member Leena Joshi

Opening TONIGHT for #FirstThursday at #CfADSeattle One member of Electric Coffin is Duffy De Armas (BA 2010)
@Seattle_CM: Discover + Disrupt with our friends @electriccoffin Opening Night June 6th 6-8pm, This exhibit focuses on the unseen potential for public art in our city. @AIASeattle

Opening Saturday, 6/8, at G. Gibson Gallery (but reception on 6/20) is a group exhibition, Tread Lightly, that includes Eirik Johnson (BFA 1997) & Samantha Scherer (MFA 1997) plus work by late Professor Robert C. Jones

ICYMI Check out this article about investing in art by Lele Barnett (BA/BA 1999):

Thursday evening is a reception at James Harris Gallery for a group exhibition celebrating the gallery's 20th anniversary, including Mary Ann Peters (MFA 1977) & Alwyn O'Brien (MFA 2010) plus work by late Professor Akio Takamori

We see 2 School folks in Queer Clay @potterynw this month: Taylor Callaway (BA 2014) & current student S. Lantz

Julie Alpert (MFA 2008) now has a work in the @facebook Seattle offices

Emily Gherard (MFA 2004) is featured in a recent post on the 52 Critical Painters blog

Heading to Vashon Island this weekend? Stop by The Koch Gallery at Vashon Center for the Arts to see Tree including alums Paul Komada (BFA 2000), Sarah Norsworthy (MFA 2015) & Tuan Nguyen (MFA 1999); up through 6/29:

Short interview with alum Levi Higgs (BA 2012) in @VO_PLUS

Congratulations to Sherry Markovitz (MFA 1975) for receiving the Twining Humber Award as well as to Joe Feddersen (BFA 1983) and Kristen Ramirez (MFA 2004) for their @artisttrust fellowships!

Three just-graduated DesignCody Scott, Joylyn Yang, Rachel Connelly alums have a @kickstarter campaign for Gradience Magazine; check it out:

The Rally for SAM fundraiser is Saturday (6/29)! Participating artists include Prof Michael Swaine + alums Margie Livingston (MFA 1999), Cathy McClure (MFA 1997), George Rodriguez (MFA 2009) & W. Scott Trimble (MFA 2003) @iheartSAM

If you're in Salem, Oregon, this summer, be sure to stop by Hallie Ford @MuseumOfArt to see the solo exhibition by George Rodriguez (MFA 2009)

Read this @Crosscut article about the Electric Coffin exhibition in Seattle through August Duffy De Armas (BA 2010) is 1 of the @electriccoffin partners

Close Enough is an exhibition in Macon, Georgia, by Ryna Frankel (MFA 2017); it's open from June 21 through August 23: