Senior Art Show in Kittredge Art Gallery - April 18 to May 14

April 19, 2011

Tacoma, Wash.The 2011 Senior Art Show features work by eight seniors who are graduating with their Bachelor of Art in studio art. This group exhibition showcases a diverse range of subjects and media and includes paintings, prints, mixed-media works, sculpture, and installation art. The artworks on view offer a lively and engaging opportunity to see a variety of work by these emerging young talents.

A public reception honoring the artists will be held on Wednesday, April 20, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Kittredge Gallery, University of Puget Sound.


The eight graduating studio majors are:

Aaron Badham, sculpture and installation
Jenni Denekas, painting
Isaac S. Lewin, printmaking
Valerie Moreland, ceramics
Alea Robertson, painting
Elle Vargas, printmaking
Raye Watts, mixed-media sculpture
Mary Wolfe, painting and mixed media

The 2011 Collins Memorial Library Art Award went to Raye Watts for her work Altar I (pictured above), which will be on display in the library for one year.  A double major in English literature and studio art, Watts grew up in San Diego and admits that she “can neither surf nor develop a satisfactory tan.” Since moving to Tacoma, she has become a contributing member of the student art and craft market, and vows to buy one piece of art a month as way of engaging with the local creative community. See: 

Kittredge Gallery serves as a teaching tool for the art department and a cultural resource for both the university and the community at large, exhibiting work by noted regional and national artists. Exhibits and talks are free and open to the public.

Opening Reception:
April 20, 5 to 7 p.m.
, Kittredge Gallery

Gallery Location: University of Puget Sound, N. 15th St. at N. Lawrence St., Tacoma, WA
Directions and Map:
Regular Hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Mon.–Fri.; noon–5 p.m., Saturday*
*Please note that the gallery is closed during university holidays.


Photos on page: Top right: Even Death Valley Rocks Can Draw In The Sand, by Elle Vargas; top left: Raye Watts at work on sculpture; bottom right: Isaac S. Lewin printmaking; bottom left: Simpson Tacoma Kraft Paper Mill -Precedent, by Jenni Denekas.

Print-quality photos can be downloaded from: More photos are available on request.