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Spring 2020 Newsletter

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We have two faculty members (Claire Cowie, IVA; Kolya Rice, Art History) and two graduate students (Todd McKinney, Painting + Drawing; Laura Stowell, Art History) nominated for UW teaching awards. Look in the College of Arts & Sciences section of the nominees webpage to see their names.

IVA Senior Lecturer Timea Tihanyi has published a book titled Making and Breaking Rules: Algorithmic Forms and Tactile Processes – A Technoceramist's Adventure with Mathematical Thinking. It is available for download, and physical copies will be available in the future.

Art History Assistant Professor Adair Rounthwaite will be a UW Simpson Center for the Humanities Society of Scholars Fellow during 2020–2021. She will be working on her book titled This Is Not My World: Art and Public Space in Socialist Zagreb.

3D4M Lecturer Stephanie Hanes was selected as a 2020 NCECA Emerging Artist by the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts.

Professor Emerita and alum Patti Warashina graces the cover of the March issue of University of Washington Magazine. The feature article includes many images, a video, and a short interview.

Julianna Jones, the School's Executive Assistant to the Director and Manager of Faculty Affairs (and an alum), was nominated for a UW Distinguished Staff Award.

Jacob Lawrence Gallery Director + Curator Emily Zimmerman was interviewed on Art Zone about the exhibition As, Not For: Dethroning Our Absolutes. She will be participating in the Art Curators Conference in May as organizer/moderator of a panel discussion titled "Local Voices: Collaboration at the University of Washington."

Ellen Lesperance (BFA 1995) just received a 2020 fellowship in the field of fine arts from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Read the April 9 announcement from the foundation.

Arely Morales (MFA 2017) received a 2019 first grant from The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation in Montreal; this is one of the largest and most prestigious grants specifically for figurative artists.

We are sad to report news we recently learned: Victoria Josslin (MA 1995) passed away in 2019.

Read all alumni news since our last newsletter: January, February, March, and April.


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