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Alumni News – August 2020

Submitted on September 1, 2020 - 11:40am

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

ICYMI Photo/Media Assistant Professor Flint Jamison & Yoko Ott had significant roles in the historic ceding of property by Yale Union in Portland to @NativeArtsCultr @UWArtSci @uwnews

We're proud to see @UWalum Barbara Earl Thomas receive a commission to create windows for the dining hall at @Yale University's Grace Hopper College

The Seattle Deconstructed Art Fair is happening this month! We've created a news post that lists all of our alums, staff &/or faculty with work being shown at 19 of the galleries @UWArtSci #ArtsUW

Thipok Cholsaipant & his AeroLyze have won more recognition, a 2020 European Product Design Award
@uwsoa: Several Division of Design student projects received recognition recently including AeroLyze, created by Thipok Cholsaipant, which won a @core77 award @UWArtSci #ArtsUW @uwnews

Read an interview with Eirik Johnson in this Koplin Del Rio email:

It looks like @CoCASeattle has a great selection of new interns including Avril Lum who is focusing on arts leadership and development

#WeekendSuggestion See a solo exhibition of work by Alfredo Arreguin at Rob Schouten Gallery in Langley on Whidbey Island On view through August 31

Julia Harrison is inviting the public to participate in the design process by taking a survey, attending online meetings (the first is tomorrow, 8/11) & more
@uwsoa: Julia Harrison has been selected to create an interior public art installation at the Miller Community Center on Capitol Hill @SeattleArts

Greg Kucera Gallery has Chris Engman, Sherry Markovitz & Roger Shimomura in Visual & Virtual for the #SeattleDeconstructedArtFair On view through August 22

Artist in Residence Claire Cowie is showing In the Vacuum, Outside the Atmosphere @E_Leach_Gallery through September 26; she gives a live streamed artist talk TOMORROW (8/12) at 6pm

We're excited to see the work of George Rodriguez featured @fosterwhiteart this month; open through 8/22 #SeattleDeconstructedArtFair

Shift Gallery has work Peggy Murphy, Miha Sarani, Amanda Sweet, Jodi Waltier on view through August 29 as part of the #SeattleDeconstructedArtFair

Georgia Gerber has a solo exhibition at Gallery Mack through the end of August #SeattleDeconstructedArtFair

Betz Bernhard & Barbara Robertson have work in Selections @ZINCcontempo during #SeattleDeconstructedArtFair

It's great to see that both Evan Blackwell & the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe have received @4Culture public art commissions at the South County Recycling & Transfer Station

The Smithsonian American Art Museum is sharing work by artists of Asian descent including Roger Shimomura & the late Professor Emeritus Akio Takamori

It's exciting to see the work of Christie Tirado & Amy Simons in the Contemporary Northwest Print Invitational 2020 @davidsonprints #seattleprintarts #SeattleDeconstructedArtFair

#WeekendSuggestion Attend the Saturday (8/15) reception for the group exhibition at The Garage Studio Gallery that includes Gene Gentry McMahon, Barbara Robertson (host) & Gretchen Van Dyke #SeattleDeconstructedArtFair

#WeekendSuggestion 2: Watch projections on the High Wall at the Inscape Arts Building, including work by Nadia Ahmed, tonight and tomorrow night from dusk to dawn

In addition to the Kim Van Someren exhibition, J. Rinehart Gallery is also showing work by Emily Gherard & Jaq Chartier during #SeattleDeconstructedArtFair
@uwsoa: Opening Saturday (8/1) at J. Rinehart Gallery is The Slant of Line, a solo exhibition of work by staff member & @UWalum Kim Van Someren that will be on view through September 12 @UWArtSci #ArtsUW

Congratulations to @UWalum Yvonne Petkus! During 20 years @wku, she has built an impressive record of artistic research, teaching & service resulting in her being appointed as University Distinguished Professor, the 1st from Art +

Dillon Gisch, who is currently working on a PhD in classical archaeology @Stanford, is a 2020-2021 Rome Prize recipient +

Gallery 110 has a #SeattleDeconstructedArtFair exhibition that includes Susan Christensen & Yvonne Kunz

Lisa Snow Lady has a solo exhibition titled Quiet Spaces at Harris Harvey Gallery through August 29 #SeattleDeconstructedArtFair

Tomorrow (8/20) we have an Instagram takeover by alum/ staff member Kim Van Someren; she's the Instructional Technician who supports Interdisciplinary Visual Arts (particularly printmaking) & Painting + Drawing: + @UWArtsSci #ArtsUW

Erin Elyse Burns is one of the new @SOILArtGallery members in [placeholder] this month #SeattleDeconstructedArtFair

Linda Hodges Gallery has a group exhibition for #SeattleDeconstructedArtFair that includes Alfredo Arreguin & Cable Griffith

After two years as the Executive Director of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at Washington State University, Robin Held has stepped down; the interim ED is Ryan Hardesty, the museum's Curator & another @UWalum

Join Kim Van Someren & Emily Gherard for an online discussion tomorrow (8/21) at 4pm, hosted by J. Rinehart Gallery

Also tomorrow (8/21), at 5pm: an online reception to celebrate the launch of this year's Strange Coupling exhibition website; learn more:

Fresh Air is a group exhibition @travergallery that includes Anne Traver; open through August 29 #SeattleDeconstructedArtFair

Earlier this month, Stefan Gonzales had their work featured in an online exhibition series titled New Photography from the Pacific Northwest & hosted by Melanie Flood Projects; the work is still available for viewing through

studio e is showing Venetian Virtual during the #SeattleDeconstructedArtFair It includes work by Sarah Norsworthy

We see Kerstin Graudins & Lisa Hasegawa in The Art of Protest @ColCityGallery through September 20 #SeattleDeconstructedArtFair

Childhood's End Gallery in Olympia is showing work by Jonathan Happ, Anne Petty, Tarran Sklenar & Ryan Weatherly through 9/27