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3D4M Assistant Professor Michael Swaine is one of the artists invited to create interactive experiences for participants in Seattle Art Museum's Rally for SAM on July 29. Also included are spring quarter faculty member Dan Webb plus alums Margie Livingston (MFA 1999), Cathy McClure (MFA 1997), George Rodriguez (MFA 2009), and W. Scott Trimble (MFA 2003).

Photo/Media Professor Rebecca Cummins, Floyd and Delores Jones Endowed Professor in the Arts, showed work during April in Exhibition Retícula at ASKVII: UCSC Culture Gallery, Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción during the Concepción Arte y Ciencia Biennial in Concepción, Chile. She is currently showing work in a special exhibition organized by Art Center Nabi, which takes place during ISEA2019 (International Symposium on Electronic Art) at Asia Culture Center in Gwangju, Republic of Korea.

3D4M Associate Professor Doug Jeck, Jack and Grace Pruzan Endowed Faculty Fellow, has work included in two books published earlier this year. ABOUT FACE: Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture was an exhibition at Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts (catalog link on Ferrin Contemporary website), and Duet is a commemorative catalog documenting collaborative sculpture created with Christine Golden.

Interdisciplinary Visual Arts Assistant Professor Whitney Lynn has a solo exhibition through July 13 at Bass & Reiner Gallery in San Francisco, and it has received notice in the San Francisco Chronicle Datebook.

3D4M Associate Professors Amie McNeel and Mark Zirpel, holder of the Dale Chihuly Endowed Chair in Glass, each have work in New Glass Now at the Corning Museum of Glass in New York State. The exhibition will be on view through January 5, 2020.

Three Division of Art students will have educational experiences this summer that are partly or fully supported by scholarship funds through the School: Ren Nguyen (BA student) is attending Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado, Amy Wang (BFA 2019) is going to Pilchuck Glass School north of Seattle, and Shuo Yin (MFA student) is participating in Tropical Lab at LASALLE College of the Arts in Singapore. Funds that provided support are the Rollin Austin Scholarship Endowment, the Walter Isaacs Scholarship Endowment, and the Art School Awards Fund.

The Bellevue Arts Museum has a solo exhibition of work by the late Ron Ho (MAT 1967) on view through September 15. It includes a reconstruction of his home studio, complete with a prominent photo of the late Professor Ramona Solberg (MFA 1957) who was Ho's long-time mentor and friend.

In May, Americans for the Arts announced that Tracy Montes (BA 2014) is one of an inaugural group appointed as Arts & Culture Leaders of Color Fellows. She is one of four in Chicago.

Erin Giffin (PhD 2017) is a post-doctoral researcher with the SACRIMA Project at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, Germany. She had an article published in the French art historical journal Perspective; the full text will be available online soon.

Read all our alumni news since the last newsletter: April, May, and most of June.


Merith Bennett, Constituency Relations Officer,

Jeanette Mills, Newsletter Writer/Editor,