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June 2016 Newsletter

We look forward to safely returning to in-person instruction and activities this autumn quarter. Current and prospective students please visit our COVID-19 Updates pages.

Graduate Showcase Website

For the first time, we have created a website featuring the work in the 2016 MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition at the Henry Art Gallery as well as information about the Art History graduate students who completed degrees this year. Visit the site

Facebook Albums

We have created three new albums on Facebook in recent weeks. No account is needed to view the images.

Photomedia Open House
Hot Glass!
Graduation Celebration

Faculty News

Painting + Drawing Professor Zhi Lin received an RRF Scholar award and will have an exhibit at Tacoma Art Museum next year. Read more

Interaction Design Professor Tad Hirsch has been busy with publishing and presenting conference papers as far afield as Australia. Read more

Several students, mentored by faculty, participated in the Undergraduate Research Symposium this year. Because of her work with participating students, 3D4M Professor Amie McNeel received a Research Mentor Award. Read more

Art History Professor Sonal Khullar continues her scholarly activites with a lecture at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in June plus July events in London. Read more

Alumni News

Barbara Earl Thomas (BFA 1973, MFA 1977) received the Twining Humber Award from Artist Trust, is a nominee for a Stranger Genius Award, and will soon open an exhibition at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. Read more

Robert Mintz (MA 1995, PhD 2002) will soon become the Deputy Director, Art & Programs, at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. Read more

Susan Robb (MFA 1995) is a consultant for the City of Seattle to create a public art plan for downtown. Read more

Six alumni are included in NW Art Now @ TAM, which opened in May and closes in September. Read more

Sara Zin (BA 2007) is receiving notice for her Starving Artist Cook Book, which was released in May 2016. Read more

Be sure to read the May alumni news from our social media.



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