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Alumni News – May 2020

Submitted on May 29, 2020 - 12:15pm

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

#WeekendSuggestion Join Cicelia Ross-Gotta & Connor Walden along with other Seattle Residency Project artists for the online exhibition Please Stay Home from 12-2pm on Saturday, May 2 (on view through May 23)

So nice to see this piece by the late @UWalum & Professor Marvin Oliver featured on the @SmithsonianNMAI Instagram account

IVA Senior Lecturer (and alum) Timea Tihanyi has published a book: Making and Breaking Rules: Algorithmic Forms and Tactile Processes – A Technoceramist's Adventure with Mathematical Thinking; download at or wait for a physical copy @UWArtSci @UW #ArtsUW

A new book compiles writing by the late @UWalum Jake Seniuk who was the longtime director-curator of Port Angeles Fine Arts Center; a number of the artists about whom he wrote are alums and/or faculty

See the SunTest work by Jaq Chartier at the @E_Leach_Gallery online viewing room

The May 2020 issue of SchoolArts Magazine includes an article about George Rodriguez

#WeekendSuggestion Saturday, 5/9, at 11am: listen to a conversation between artist Kay WalkingStick & @UWalum / @PDXArtMuseum Curator of Native American Art Kathleen Ash-Milby as a celebration of WalkingStick's solo exhibition  @FroelickGallery

Stephen Salel is the Robert F. Lange Foundation Curator of Japanese Art @honolulumuseum; he has several videos on YouTube worth watching

Another @UWalum, Jim Schoppert, featured on the @SmithsonianNMAI Instagram account

We like seeing this online exhibition of work by Emily Wood!
@HarrisHarveyGal: Online Exhibition: Emily Wood - From Here To There and Back Again -

Join @UWalum Jayme Yahr & her curatorial colleague @CrockerArt for a live discussion on YouTube tomorrow (5/14) at 6pm

.@UWalum Rock Hushka has departed from @TacomaArtMuseum after 19 years of service We're sorry to see him leave TAM but wish him the best in his new endeavors 

Graham Boettcher, who is the R. Hugh Daniel Director at the Birmingham Museum of Art, is regularly doing Facebook Live talks about artworks in the museum's collections; watch them anytime here:

Barbara Robertson is currently being featured by @ZINCcontempo

Did you see that some of the Photo/Media work we're sharing are images sized to be downloaded & used as Zoom virtual backgrounds? (includes images by Sean Lockwood, Charles Stobbs, and Nicholas Strobelt) @UWArtSci

Congratulations to Jennifer Zwick for winning the Director's Award as part of Female in Focus @C4FAP! She also currently has work in the @photocenternw juried exhibition

Did you see IVA Senior Lecturer (and alum) Timea Tihanyi in this @UWArtSci article, "Protecting Lives with 3D Printers"? There's also a @SeattleChannel video about her work making reusable face shield cradles for health care workers

Join us tomorrow for an Instagram takeover by George Rodriguez! He was the 1st in his family to finish college (at UT El Paso) then traveled the world on a Bonderman Fellowship in 2010 after completing his MFA @UW

Read this @seattletimes article about @UWalum Hellyn Moore Pawula who passed away on March 24 due to COVID-19:
@seattletimes: Lives Remembered: Hellyn Moore Pawula was a local jeweler and metal artist and a longtime art teacher at Highline Community College, where she trained a generation of metal artists.

Read Levi Higgs' article about Lover's Eye jewelry, it's history & recent comeback

Holly Ballard Martz was recently interviewed for Create! Magazine She is one of six artists selected for an upcoming exhibition @DiscoverGates that celebrates 2 decades of work by @gatesfoundation

Watch this fun, short video from @4Culture featuring Nate Clark Read more about Nate & download his Zoom background on their website

Join us tomorrow on Instagram for a takeover by double alum Miha Sarani; he is a visual artist plus he teaches art & art history at venues in the Greater Seattle area +

Sharing some of Seattle's art collection; this piece is by Tivon Rice
@SeattleArts: Facades (Scalar Relationships 1909 - 1913) by Tivon Rice, Archival digital print, 2015. Purchased with @SeattleSPU's 1% for Art funds.

Be sure to check out the artist videos from the #MadArtArtistReliefProgram Among the artists are Perri Howard, Eroyn Franklin, Victoria Haven & Robert Yoder @MadArtSeattle 

There is now a video of Jaq Chartier talking about her SunTests work: