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Alumni News – December 2022

Submitted on December 31, 2022 - 12:43pm

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

Eirik Johnson is one of four artists commissioned by Sun Valley Museum of Art to create new work for the exhibition Dams: Reservoirs, Reclamation, Renewal, which runs through December 30.

George Tsutakawa: Early Works on Paper is on view at Cascadia Art Museum through March 26, 2023. The exhibition also has a catalog, which is published by the museum and distributed by University of Washington Press.

Building C in Ballard is having a holiday open studio event on Saturday, December 3, from 12–7pm. Carol Adelman is participating, and there may be other alums.

Emily Gherard has been named as one of the Golden Foundation Artists in Residence for 2023.

A recent Smithsonian Magazine article profiles the legacy of glass artist Dale Chihuly. There will also be a Smithsonian Channel show about him premiering on December 11.

Shauna Fahley, Gustavo Martinez, and George Rodriguez are among the artists with work in Thinking with Animals at Canton Museum of Art, which is on view through March 5, 2023.

Jason Hirata, Christian Alborz Oldham, and Bogosi Sekhukhuni are in a four-person New York exhibition curated by Veronica.

Elisabeth Larson Koehler is one of the artists in Shapes of Light at Figure | Ground Art Gallery this month.

BACKYARD, a group art show, is on Saturday, December 3, 3–11pm. Hannah Sheil and María Zamora are participants.

Eason Yang's thesis project, NED (Not Entirely Dead), has won the social design category in AIGA's Year in Design competition.

Jasmine Fetterman is one of the featured artists in the current issue of PublicDisplay.ART.

Denise Emerson and Cheryll Leo-Gwin are recipients of 2022 Grants for Artists' Progress (GAP) awards from Artist Trust.

A December 9 Seattle Times article about Sound Transit public art quotes Interdisciplinary Visual Art Assistant Professor Whitney Lynn and alum Mary Ann Peters. It also discusses the work of alums Leo Saul Berk and Roger Shimomura.

Who knew? Whiting Tennis is also a musician! Watch a Seattle Channel video of his band.

Microsoft Design recently did a profile on Maurice Woods; read it now.

ArtsWA, the Washington State Arts Commission, recently announced the 2022 Curator Roster, which includes faculty members Whitney Lynn and Timea Tihanyi, winter quarter’s part-time lecturer Philippe Hyojung Kim, and these alums: Anna Mlasowsky, Miha Sarani, and Ben Schreck.

Koplin Del Rio is showing End of Year Selects 2022 on Artsy through January 21. It includes Photo/Media Professor Ellen Garvens plus alums Kimberly Clark, Sean Howe, Jodi Rockwell, and Serrah Russell.