January – February 2015

Preview Day and Portfolio Reviews @ Watkins Campus
Jan 31 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Schedule:  11am  Registration and Campus Tours

11:45  Information Presentations:
College Programs, Financial Aid, and Careers

 1:00  Department Meetings

1:30  Campus Housing Tours (optional)

1:30-3  Portfolio Reviews (optional)

At this event you can:

  • Tour the Watkins campus and meet current students
  • Learn  about Nashville, the programs offered at Watkins as well as see examples of student work from a presentation given by our Admissions Reps.
  • Learn about Financial Aid and Career Services.
  • Bring your portfolio to have it reviewed by Watkins.
  • Split into groups based on what you want to study at Watkins and have an in-depth meeting with faculty from that department.


Currey Juried Show Opening & Awards Reception @ Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery
Feb 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The 2015 Currey Juried Student Show features outstanding work in fine art, film, graphic design, interior design and photography, from February 5–March 12 in the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery on campus.

Currey 2014 gallery viewer 0072 WwebAn opening reception and awards presentation will be held on Thursday, February 5, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

All Watkins students are eligible to submit projects created since Fall 2014, with eight winners­–topped by the Anny Gowa Purchase Award­–announced by President Ellen L. Meyer.

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WAG February show: Kayla Saito @ WAG (Watkins Arcade Gallery)
Feb 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents Identity on Screen, a multiple media installation by Watkins Fine Art senior Kayla Saito, at its downtown gallery WAG during the February 7 edition of the First Saturday Art Crawl.

An exhibition committed to an exploration of individual identity as mass identity, Identity On Screen will display works based on information gathered from a social media space–such as large acrylic glass sculptures as well as other sculptures, video, prints and text–that are all forms of documentation of both found information and information from experience.

Identity on Screen aims to convey the uncontrollable quality of an identity and question the role of the artist as seer and interpreter. An interactive element will invite the audience to document and analyze the artist’s identity as well, admitting to the compulsion to evaluate. Saito was inspired in part by a quote from Oscar Wilde: “Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.”