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Alumni News – March 2020

Submitted on March 31, 2020 - 4:33pm

This is a listing of alumni news as posted to our social media outlets during the month of March 2020. Most news like this goes onto our Twitter feed; you can receive it in real-time by following us there.

Nora Atkinson, The Lloyd Herman Curator of Craft at the Smithsonian's Renwick Gallery, will be @SchackArtCenter on Thursday for a panel discussion related to Currents 2020, a national juried exhibition presented by Northwest Designer Craftsmen [this event was later canceled]

We see Kamla Kakaria and Cheryll Leo-Gwin in Sense Us 2020 @ArtXchange opening #FirstThursday and showing through April 25

Are you in Chicago? Jenny Sabin is giving a lecture titled "Surface Architecture and New Paradigms of Making" at SAIC on March 5 at 6pm

Belated congratulations to Arely Morales who received a 2019 first grant from The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation in Montreal; this is one of the largest and most prestigious grants specifically for figurative artists

Now showing at Russell Day Gallery @EverettCC is Method in the Madness by alum and faculty member Claire Cowie

Now open @BIMuseumofArt is the exhibition Fiber 2020, which includes Professor Emerita Lou Cabeen and 4 alums: Lanny Bergner, Gail Grinnell, Deborah Mersky & Maria Phillips

This is cool! Staff member (and alum) Kim Van Someren has her artwork featured on 2 CDs produced by Rattle Records in New Zealand +

Nice to see our @UWalum Luly Yang on the cover of the Alaska Airlines magazine; read it on your next flight or check out the digital edition here
@AlaskaAir: Luly Yang is always runway ready! In the March issue of Beyond, we’re highlighting the PNW-based designer and her nonstop journey to becoming a top player in high fashion. #WomensHistoryMonth

Artist reception on Saturday evening (3/14) for Emily Gherard's We Have Always Been Broken as part of her Oxbow artist residency

Stitched in Time: Found Objects Through the Lens of Crafting is the March exhibition @GalleryIMA; Alan Corkery Hahn is one of the artists included

RT @UWalum: Ceramic artist Patti Warashina, ‘62, ‘64, developed her clever, innovative style among a group of gifted contemporaries at the @UW @uwsoa. The @smithsonian is honoring her this spring [now October] with its Visionary Artist Award: #UWMag #AlumniSpotlight

Now showing at San Juan Islands Museum of Art is Domestic Bliss by Holly Ballard Martz; it's on view through May 25

Wow! Jonas Wood was the most-sold artist in 2019 private sales at Sotheby’s; read more in this @artnews article

Jen Dwyer showed Dreamer's Delight at SPRING/BREAK 2020 in New York City earlier in March; her installation was highlighted in this @artnet article

So proud to see our @UWalum being featured!
@IDSA: #WID2020 speaker Kay Kim is a senior industrial designer at @Starbucks . Previously, she studied ID at @uwsoa , interned at @tactile_design & worked at @TEAGUE1926 . We can't wait to see her presentation on April 16 in Columbus, OH! Be there: #womenindesign [later rescheduled to October 2020]

On view through April 25 @CoCASeattle is their annual member show; we see alums Nadia Ahmed, Perri Howard, Ingrid Lahti, Amanda Sweet & Cynthia Yatchman (let us know if we’ve missed someone) They're closed through 3/31, but it's also viewable online

Sara Long & Nicholas Nyland have work in Conscious Collaboration with Spirit @SOILArtGallery this month

Learned this afternoon that @SOILArtGallery is temporarily closing; they also have a solo exhibition of new work by Nola Avienne Watch for virtual content on their website & Instagram; it's also possible to make appointments for in-person viewing

Did you know? Jayme Yahr is Associate Curator at Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento; she recently wrote about a photo exhibition she curated, Dust Bowl. Home. Land. The museum is currently closed, but several images are in this article

We're sorry to hear that George Rodriguez's April solo exhibition @fosterwhiteart has been postponed, but you can see some of his recent work here:

George Rodriguez is taking over the @fosterwhiteart Instagram page on April 1 & 2: