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Yael Nov
Two 2012 graduating students from the School of Art were chosen as award winners by the College of Arts & Sciences. Who are these remarkable young women? Both Yael Nov and Nadia Jackinsky-Sethi (formerly Jackinsky-Horrell) were chosen by the College as recipients of the Timeless Award in the Future category . The Timeless Awards were part of the College’s commemoration of the University... Read more
Sam Cook
It is not uncommon today for people ten-plus years older than the average college student to return to school seeking a degree. Here is a look at three current School of Art students who fit that profile: Sam Cook, a BDes student in the Interaction Design Program; Dana Garvey, a PhD candidate in Art History; and, Dave Kennedy, an MFA student in the Photomedia Program. Sam Cook entered Oregon State University (OSU) as an undergraduate straight out of high school. For personal reasons, he left... Read more
Christopher Ozubko
Change seems to be the key word at the moment for the School of Art. One of our most public transformations is a complete redesign of the School’s website. Associate Professor Annabelle Gould led the project assisted by a few staff: Mark Rector, Director of IT; Jeanette Mills, Director of Visual Services; and Laura Todd, Academic Adviser. Eric Richards (BFA 1999) did... Read more
Wit and Wisdom: Patti Warashina book cover
Patti Warashina: Wit and Wisdom s an extensively illustrated catalog that provides a career retrospective for this well-known alumna (BFA 1962, MFA 1964) and professor emerita. The book also conveys some interesting history about the School of Art. It was written ;by another professor emerita, Martha Kingsbury. She taught Art History at the University of Washington for thirty-five years and has published widely about Pacific Northwest artists. The catalog accompanies an... Read more
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Levi Higgs
Levi Higgs is an honors student and a student leader in the School of Art. How did a young man who grew up in Wyoming come to the University of Washington to study art history and discover his true passion while in Rome? Read more
Christopher Ozubko
As you read these notes, we will be nearing completion of Winter Quarter and looking forward to the academic homestretch of Spring Quarter. All of higher education is in flux. Here, we address this constant state of change by offering our students sets of skills, experiences, and a quality of thinking and creating that empowers them to succeed in their chosen careers. This year has already been a busy one for all of our Divisions. Below are some selected highlights. Art
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Ivan Drpic
Tough economic times usually mean that a UW department cannot hire new faculty. The School of Art, however, was able to justify the need and get approval for two faculty positions. Ivan Drpić has just joined the Art History Division, and Tad Hirsch is a new addition to the Design Division. The School’s faculty is very happy about having these colleagues join their ranks. Ivan Drpić was born in Serbia, which was then known as Yugoslavia. He attended the... Read more
Christopher Ozubko
Welcome to our third edition of the School of Art eBlast newsletter. This has been a tremendous vehicle for communicating past, current, and future information to our students, parents, donors, alumni, and friends. I am happy to say that our eBlasts have one of the highest reader rates in the College of Arts & Sciences. Thank you! Read more
Julie Martin
Creative, kind, dripping with talent, fabulous hostess, wonderful capacity for friendship, exceptionally vivacious. That's how friends describe Julie Martin (BA 1974). After Martin's untimely death in 2005, friends established the Julaine Martin Endowed Scholarship in the Arts in her honor. The initial scholarships were awarded in 2010 to one graduate student from each of the School of Art's three divisions—Art, Art History, and Design—with recipients meeting Martin's husband and friends at a luncheon in the Jacob Lawrence Gallery last quarter. Read more


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