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April 2017 Newsletter

Operations and teaching are online. Current and prospective students: please visit our COVID-19 Updates pages. Faculty and staff are available via email.

At The Jake

Graduation exhibitions for bachelor's degree students are the Gallery's focus during spring quarter. On view between now and the May newsletter:

3D4M: ceramics + glass + sculpture, through April 15

Painting + Drawing, opening on April 18 then through April 29

Photomedia, May 2 through 13 with reception on May 5 (includes open MFA studios)

Three additional events are scheduled with more to come:

Wednesday, May 3, 6:30pm: lecture by Kari Rittenbach

Saturday, May 6, 1pm: Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Thursday, May 25, 5pm: lecture by Anita Chari

Keep an eye on the calendar for other details in the near future.

Faculty + Student + Staff News

The Whitney Biennial is now open. We have updated our news post about the inclusion of Photomedia Assistant Professor Aaron Flint Jamison and alum Matt Browning (BFA 2007) with links to press mentions for each.

Art History Assistant Professor Kathryn Bunn-Marcuse was quoted in two recent KUOW stories — one on the local Native American art market and one on cultural appropriation. She also wrote an essay for a recently published exhibition catalog titled Susan Point: Spindle Whorl.

The Smart Bins project created by Design faculty Karen Cheng and Kristine Matthews is one of 38 winners out of 985 entries for the Communication Arts 2017 interactive competition.

Professor Emerita Lou Cabeen has a solo show titled Geography of Hope at Bainbridge Arts & Crafts through April 23.

Photomedia Professor Ellen Garvens has work included in A History of Photography: Selections from the Museum’s Collection at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, through May 14.

MDes student Emma Teal Laukitis and the company she co-owns with her sister, Salmon Sisters, were featured in a March Vogue photo essay.

Staff member Leena Joshi recently had work added to the 4Culture e4c Gallery in Pioneer Square. She talks about the work in a Facebook video.

Alumni News

Dakota Gearhart (MFA 2003) gives a talk on April 12 for the This Might Not Work spring lecture series at INCA in Seattle.

Sarah Lindley (MFA 2001) has been teaching at Kalamazoo College in Michigan since graduation. She was 1 of 4 professors recently appointed to an endowed professorship.

Ford Crull (BFA 1976) has a solo exhibition titled A New Lexicon at Abmeyer Wood in Seattle this month.

Red May is an extensive series of lectures and events taking place throughout the month of May in the Seattle area. Among the organizers are Hami Bahadori and Justen Waterhouse (both BFA 2015).

Four alums are included in Revering Nature, a current group exhibition at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art: Mare Blocker (BFA 1982), Caroline Cooley Browne (BFA 1974, MFA 1979), Lynda Rockwood (MFA 1978), and Kimberly Trowbridge (MFA 2006).

Watch a video of Jennifer Henneman (PhD 2016), Assistant Curator for Western American Art at Denver Art Museum, discussing a current collaborative exhibition at History Colorado.

We recently learned that Harriet Sanderson (BFA 1988, MFA 1990) passed away in February. Read her obituary.

Read the summary of March news about alums.

Social Media Notes

Check out images from the Strange Coupling installation and event in the Jacob Lawrence Gallery at the beginning of March.

Both the School and the Jacob Lawrence Gallery have Instagram accounts. Be sure to follow us there.


Merith Bennett, Constituency Relations Officer,

Leena Joshi, Marketing + PR Specialist,

Jeanette Mills, News + Events Writer/Editor,