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Alumni News – November 2022

Submitted on November 30, 2022 - 3:44pm

A variety of alumni news sourced from social media, newsletters, emails, RSS feeds, and more. You can send your news to

BRIC House in Brooklyn is showing New Works for a Post Worker’s World by Rodrigo Valenzuela through December 23; see exhibition images & a video.

This exhibition is now on view at Bellevue Arts Museum through January 29, 2023.
@uwsoa: The exhibition Indie Folk includes work by Joe Feddersen & Whiting Tennis plus the late Professor Emeritus Denzil Hurley; it's on view @schneidermoa in Ashland, Oregon, through August 13.

A new public artwork by Norie Sato has been installed on the Union Street Pedestrian Bridge, elevator, and stairs connecting to the Seattle waterfront.

Watch this short video!
@SeattleChannel: George Tsutakawa’s beautiful bronze gates were stolen from the Washington Park Arboretum in March of 2020. The community grieved their loss, but were overjoyed when George’s son, Gerard Tsutakawa, agreed to recreate them.

Several alums and/or former faculty have public art pieces at the Seattle Center. You can see a list of all the public art and a new map. The maps are also available at customer service in the Armory.

Congratulations to Ayumi Horie for being named recipient of the 2022 Maine Craft Artist Award from the Maine Crafts Association!

Jing (Ellen) Xu is showing Flung out of space at Das Schaufenster during November and December; learn more in these Instagram posts: +

Read this article from The Art Newspaper about the stained glass windows created by Barbara Earl Thomas and Faith Ringgold for Hopper College at Yale University.

Jia Jia is showing Surplus Value in the Backspace at SOIL Art Gallery through November 26.

Building 30 West in Magnuson Park is having a small works exhibition from November 10 through December 30, which includes Dianne Dickeman, Fong Baatz, Karen Atkins, Kathleen Coyle, Pat DeCaro, and Sandy Bricel Miller. There will also be an open studio event on November 19 and an artist reception on December 10.

Linda Jo Nazarenus has a solo exhibition titled Sanctuary at Harris/Harvey Gallery through November 26.

Maya Jeffreis had an online film screening at A.I.R. Gallery in early November. Maya gives a performance lecture on November 17 as part of a Brooklyn Museum event.

Another kudo for Ayumi Horie: she is one of the featured artists in a new Craft in America episode titled "Inspiration"; watch now online or on PBS starting December 16.

Barbara Earl Thomas has new artwork installed at Yale University. She also has a solo exhibition titled Barbara Earl Thomas: Make A Joyful Noise at Claire Oliver Gallery in New York City from November 11 through January 7.

Nora Atkinson gives a lecture at Bellevue Arts Museum on November 19 titled "Craft and the Present Moment; Reflections on American Craft on the Occasion of the Renwick Gallery’s 50th Anniversary".

Shoutout LA recently interviewed Yongqi Tang; read it now.

Alexander Zimmerman (aka Zim) had an exhibition last summer in San Diego that shared 116 portrait drawings of Ketanji Brown Jackson, the newest supreme court justice. During the autumn, three of the drawings went to Justice Jackson.

Analisa Soverns-Reed is now the Education Coordinator at Kirkland Arts Center. During winter quarter she will be teaching Art of Italy online.

Tammie Rubin has a solo exhibition titled Faithful at grayDUCK Gallery in East Austin through December 18.

The UW Daily published an article about Amends, the Jacob Lawrence Gallery exhibition by Miha Sarani.

We just did an interview with Lele Barnett, an art advisor, curator, and producer based in Seattle.