Department of Art and Art History




Professor Chad Gunderson, recently assembled and led the panel “Experimentation = Discovery” at the annual conference for the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA), held in Portland. Watch a video of the talk on YouTube

Professor Kriszta Kotsis, presented a paper titled “Restitution and Restoration: The Patronage of Empress Irene” at the Medieval Association of the Pacific annual meeting, held at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, in March.

Professor Michael Johnson's video Finding Marfa 4, was chosen by Catharina Manchanda, the Jon and Mary Shirley Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Seattle Art Museum, for the upcoming Bellingham National 2017 at the Whatcom Museum in Bellingham. He also has two works currently being shown at the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art in Brownsville, Texas.

Professor Elise Richman, Laura Edgar, Abby Williams Hill archives; and Jane Carlin, Collins Memorial Library, were invited speakers at the Council of Independent Colleges Information Fluency in the Disciplines Workshop on the Arts: History, Theory, and Criticism Workshop, held in New Orleans, earlier this month. Their presentation focused on "Using Research Projects to Promote Information Fluency" and highlighted collaborative projects associated with archives, art, and library resources.

Professor Linda Williams, presented the paper “A Sweet Smell and Miracle-Working Toes: A Saintly Friar and Relics in Seventeenth-Century Yucatan” at the annual conference of the Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies, Salt Lake City, earlier this month.

Professor Elise Richman received a 2017 Tacoma Artist Initiative Award in support of the production of a multi-media series that visually explores the notion of a “ripple effect.”  This new work will be exhibited in a Spaceworks Tacoma venue​ in 2018.



The opening reception for the Senior Show will be held on Wednesday, April 26th from 5-7pm.





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