Alumni News

Sarah Koik '07, is the founder and a board member of an artist residency program in Mendocino County, California called Project 387.

Ben Sample '13, was awarded the 11th Annual Library Senior Art Award for his sculpture work titled "Progress".  This piece will be displayed in the Collins Memorial Library on the UPS campus for one year. 

Eden Ferry '11, is attending graduate school at the University of California - Berkeley.  She is enrolled in the Landscape Architecture program.

Alison Grimm '12, Sculpture, will exhibit her work in a juried show at the Mid-America College Art Association's biennial conference in Detroit, Michigan.  The exhibit will run August 3 - October 6, 2012 and will take place at Wayne State University's Elaine L. Jacob Gallery.  

Dan Hodges '07, Sculpture, was accepted into the MFA Applied Craft & Design Program at the Oregon College of Art and Craft. 

Jenni Denekas was accepted into the MFA in Applied Craft and Design Program at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon.

Recent graduate Coree Affleck ‘ 05 has been accepted into the graduate program at the University of Delaware with a full scholarship and stipend.

Aaron Badham '11, Sculpture, was one of sixteen of the best up-and-coming artists selected from hundreds of applications who have been invited to showcase and sell their cutting-edge work, in the exhibition UNTAPPED Emerging Artists Competition, in Toronto, Canada, March 1-4, 2012.

Kelby Schweitzer '12 is an intern at the Tacoma Art Museum and department alums Lauren Faulkner and Peter Reilly both work in the curatorial department at the museum.

Alex Keyes '10 had a sculpture displayed on Tollefson Plaza in downtown Tacoma during the summer of 2010.

Alex Keyes '10 was awarded the prestigious International Sculpture Center’s Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award for 2010.  The International Sculpture Center (ISC) established the annual “Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award” program in 1994 to recognize young sculptors and to encourage their continued commitment to the field.  It was also designed to draw attention to the sculpture programs of the participating universities, colleges and art schools.  The award program’s growing publicity resulted in a record number of participating institutions; including over 176 universities, colleges and art school sculpture programs from sixteen countries for a nominated total of 445 students.  A distinguished panel made up of artist and educator Creighton Michael, curator Rocio Aranda-Alvarado, and artist Oliver Herring selected twenty winners and fifteen honorable mentions through a competitive viewing process of the works submitted.  The selection of the winners from a large pool of applicants, including international students, is a great accomplishment and testament to the artistic promise of the students’ work. The twenty award recipients participated in the Grounds For Sculpture’s Fall/Winter Exhibition, which was on view from October 10, 2010-January 2, 2011 in Hamilton, New Jersey, adjacent to the ISC headquarters.  The artist’s work was included in Grounds For Sculpture’s 2010 Fall/Winter Exhibitions Catalogue and featured in the October 2010 issue of the International Sculpture Center’s award winning publication, Sculpture magazine as well as on the ISC award winning website at