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Autumn 2019 Newsletter

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Art History Assistant Professor Kathryn Bunn-Marcuse is giving this year's Artist Images lecture for the UW Libraries on October 29. It will be about a collaborative restoration of Kwagu’ł films. More information and link to register.

Interaction Design Assistant Professor Audrey Desjardins has been selected as one of six 2019–20 UW Mellon Faculty Fellow in Arts, a project that is part of UW’s Arts and Creativity Initiative sponsored by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Interdisciplinary Visual Arts Senior Lecturer Timea Tihanyi was featured in two online publications this summer: an interview in Studio Potter and "A Brave New World for Clay" from the College of Arts & Sciences.

Visual Communication Design Professor Karen Cheng and Selina Nguyen (BDes 2019) have received a 2019 Sappi Ideas that Matter grant to refine and produce Nguyen's brochure explaining Seattle parking regulations to people living in vehicles.

Photo/Media Assistant Professor Aaron Flint Jamison is showing work in Europe this autumn: at Felix Gaudlitz through October 12, at Air de Paris opening October 20, and a solo exhibition at Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen opening October 26.

Painting Professor Emeritus Michael Spafford was selected for the Washington Governor's Legacy Arts Award. An event in Olympia on November 19 will celebrate all the recipients.

Constituency Relations Officer Merith Bennett was given the Robert C. Stacey Award during the summer for the exemplary service she provided to the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences team in the College of Arts & Sciences in relation to the Anne Focke Arts Leadership Award events earlier this year.

We are sad to note the passing of Marvin Oliver (MFA 1973) on July 17. He was a well-known First Nations artist and a Professor Emeritus in American Indian Studies at UW.

Alison Atwell (BDes 2013) was named to the Fortune 40 under 40 in Tech list this summer for her work as a Voice User Interface Designer at Amazon.

Jordan Nicholson (BA 2012) was featured in an article and on the cover of the newly re-imagined University of Washington Magazine in September.

Maria Phillips (MFA 1997) has a solo exhibition titled Hidden in Plain Sight opening on October 4 at Bellevue Arts Museum. It runs through March 8, 2020.

Read all alumni news since our last newsletter: June, July, August, September, and October.


Merith Bennett, Constituency Relations Officer,

Jeanette Mills, Newsletter Writer/Editor,