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Winter 2019 Newsletter

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Jacob Lawrence Gallery

Danny Giles: The Practice and Science of Drawing a Sharp White Background

This exhibition features work by the 2019 Jacob Lawrence Legacy Resident. The Black Embodiments Studio Talk and opening reception take place on January 22. The exhibition runs through February 28.

Jacob Lawrence Gallery 25th Anniversary Celebration

Join this evening of playfulness as resistance on Saturday, February 16, 2019, to mark the 25th anniversary of the Gallery being named in honor of renowned artist and professor Jacob Lawrence. Read more


Other News

 Just announced! Assistant Professors Kathryn Bunn-Marcuse (Art History) and Aaron Flint Jamison (Photo/Media) are recipients of January 2019 UW Royalty Research Fund Awards. Bunn-Marcuse also received a Digital Humanities Summer Fellowship from the Simpson Center for the Humanities. Watch for more about their projects in the next newsletter.

Visual Communication Design Associate Professor Kristine Matthews and her Studio Matthews are featured in a recent SEGD article about Design with the 90%, an exhibition on view at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center through May 2019.

Seattle PI article focuses on a painting project by Art History graduate student and alum (BFA 2015) Miha Sarani.

Staff member and alum (BFA 2016) Ruth Kazmerzak has a solo exhibition at Gallery 4Culture through January 31.

Luminaries 2016 opens January 19 at Museum of Northwest Art and includes work by Professor Emeritus Denzil Hurley, Saya Moriyasu (BA/BFA 1991), and George Rodriguez (MFA 2009).

Emma Teal Laukitis (MDes 2018) and her sister — founders of Salmon Sisters — made the Forbes 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneurs list and were featured by National Fisherman.

The New York Times listed the Instagram account of Levi Higgs (BA 2012) as 1 of 6 to follow for jewelry. He was also interviewed by Phillips auction house.

Anna Mlasowsky (MFA 2016) won the John and Joyce Price Award of Excellence for her work in Glasstastic at Bellevue Arts Museum. She also has a solo exhibition at CoCA through February 23.

Kathleen Ash-Milby (BA 1991) was announced as the new curator of Native American Art at Portland Art Museum; she begins work there in July 2019.

We were saddened to learn of three alums who passed away during the autumn: Yoko Ott (BFA 1999), Laura Pizzuto (MFA 1973), and Jean Griffith (MFA 1963).

Read all our alumni news since the last newsletter: October, November, December, and the start of January.


Contacts

Merith Bennett, Constituency Relations Officer, mab4@uw.edu

Jeanette Mills, Newsletter Writer/Editor, soanews@uw.edu

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