Department of Art and Art History


Professor Linda Williams was awarded a Davis Teaching Award. 

Professor Mike Johnson was recipient of a group grant to acquire two 3-D printers and a laser cutter that will be housed in the Sculpture Building.  The group will now apply for a $500,000 grant in hopes of establishing a Makerspace on campus.  

Summer Residents

Summer Residency for Studio Art Graduates:

Carly Brock
Grace Best-Devereux
Rachel Kalman
Gaby Yoque

This residency, made possible by the support of an anonymous donor, grants students the opportunity to dedicate ten weeks to creating work on campus during the summer after graduation.  It also provides a travel stipend to a major U.S. city  in order to view galleries, museums, or art-related events. The residency will foster opportunities for recent Studio Art graduates from Puget Sound to seamlessly continue their studio practice, and carefully develop portfolios of artwork that will position them to apply successfully to graduate schools or take the next step toward careers in art. 

AHSS Summer Research Award Recipients:

Katharine Etsell ‘17, Studio Art, Title of project: "Tacoma's Industry in Word and Image"
Maggie Langford ’17, Sociology and Anthropology and Studio Art, Title of project: "Creation and Motherhood: Feminist Views and Perceptions of Birth and Rebirth"
Hannah Lehman ’17, Art History and Politics and Government, Title of project: "Migrant Images: Visual Propaganda of the Syrian Refugee Crisis in German and French Cities"
Olivia Sherman ’17, Studio Art, Classics, Title of project: "Oil Paintings: Reframing Ancient Roman Figurative Gesture Through Deleuze's Contemporary Aesthetics"
Hailey Shoemaker ’17Studio Art, and Psychology, Title of project: "A Visual Exploration of the Activist's Narrative and the Search for Purpose"


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