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Summer 2022 Newsletter

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Jacob Lawrence Gallery

The Jacob Lawrence Gallery is closed until further notice due to construction. Read about the Art Building first floor renovation project. We will share the gallery director job notice when it is available.

Other News

Interdisciplinary Visual Art Teaching Professor Timea Tihanyi and DXARTS Assistant Professor Tivon Rice are each recipients of CityArtists Awards from Seattle Office of Arts & Culture.

Koplin Del Rio Gallery did a short interview with Photo/Media Professor Ellen Garvens in the spring, which included text about and videos from her time at Villa I Tatti in Florence, Italy.

Fresh Consulting published an article in May about an autumn 2021 collaboration with Industrial Design seniors.

A 2021 Bill Skok / KIRO7 story about Sculpture Professor Emeritus John T. Young's Fin Project in Magnuson Park won a Northwest Emmy on June 4. Go to 2:08:36 in this video to watch Skok accept the award and talk about Fin Project.

Long-time Art Building custodian Evalina Taganna Romano received a Together We Will Award during the June 9 UW Awards of Excellence ceremony.

The Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum is currently showing This Present Moment: Crafting a Better World, which includes six alums: Lanny Bergner (BA 1981), Dale Chihuly (BFA 1965), Joe Feddersen (BA/BFA 1983), Ron Ho (MAT 1967), Marvin Oliver (MFA 1973), and Robert Sperry (MFA 1955 + faculty). Read the full list of artists.

Lele Barnett (BA 1999) has curated a four-artist exhibition at Wing Luke Museum titled Reorient: Journeys Through Art and HealingCrosscut published an article about Barnett's discovery of one of the artist's work.

Brent Watanabe (BFA 1995) is one of two winners of a 2022 Artist Trust Arts Innovator Award.

Lauren Palmor (PhD 2016) is the author of Bouquets of Art: A Flower Dictionary from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. She is assistant curator of American art at FAMSF (promoted to associate curator in July 2022).

Stefan Gonzalez (MFA 2020) has an artwork displayed on the exterior of the Frye Art Museum through October 16. The Seattle Times published an article about the work.

Julia Harrison (MFA 2004) has a new public art piece, Connected Community, at Miller Community Center in Seattle.

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


Jeanette Mills, Newsletter Writer + Editor,