Film School’s Spring 2016 Auditions Set for February 6

January 30, 2016

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film will hold a general casting call for Spring 2016 student film projects on Saturday, February 6, at the Watkins campus in Metro Center. Directors of approximately a dozen productions from the BFA film program at Watkins will be looking for actors of all ages. Student films are being made … (more)

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WAG Counts Joseph Newsome’s ‘Calhoun’ in February 6 show

January 30, 2016

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents Calhoun, an exhibition of photography by Watkins senior Joseph Newsome, at its downtown gallery WAG during the February 6 edition of the First Saturday Art Crawl, from 6 to 9 p.m. In Calhoun, Newsome uses photographs to investigate the small north Florida county where he was raised. With uncovered … (more)

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Watkins Welcomes Sculptor Steve Tobin February 18

January 30, 2016

World-renowned sculptor Steve Tobin, who explores natural forms through monumental works in glass, bronze, steel and clay, will speak at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film on Thursday, February 18, at 6:30 p.m. as part of the school’s Visiting Artists Series. The artist talk, titled “Steve Tobin: Natural World,” will detail his creative process … (more)

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Dan Brawner Tapped for ‘Special’ Recognition

January 29, 2016

Work by Department of Graphic Design chair Dan Brawner has been selected for a new book arts collection at Vanderbilt spotlighting Southern artists. Two sketchbooks and three limited edition books reflecting on Brawner’s life in Nashville and his annual road trips to Central Mexico are now included in VU’s Special Collections and University Archives of rare books, manuscripts, … (more)

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Family Appreciation Day Feb. 20, 2016

January 27, 2016

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film invites you to take part in Family Appreciation Day 2016! This is a chance for parents and family of students to see all the hard work their students have been doing over the past year and get to know the Watkins Family!  Events will include: Welcome from the President … (more)

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Interior Design 2016 Winners Announced

January 26, 2016

Congratulations to the winners of the 19th annual Interior Design Student Exhibition! Cheryl Gulley, associate professor and chair of the Interior Design department, announced the winners during a reception on January 25.All Watkins Interior Design majors were eligible to submit projects (created since Spring 2015) in eight categories: Residential, Commercial, Introductory Presentation Skills, Intermediate Presentation Skills, Lighting or … (more)

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Fine Art’s Brady Haston Wins Grants from Pollock-Krasner and TAC

January 25, 2016

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Brady Haston, who recently received two prestigious grants, from: The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, whose mission is to aid, internationally, those individuals who have worked as artists over a significant period of time, and The Tennessee Arts Commission, which selected him for Individual Artist Fellowship in the Visual Art category A native of Spencer, Tennessee, Haston attended the University of … (more)


RESCHEDULED: Interior Design Will Honor Best at Monday, January 25 Reception

January 21, 2016

Owing to weather, the Interior Design Student Exhibit is being extended. Join us for the closing night awards reception on Monday, January 25, beginning at 5:30 pm. Watkins will recognize the best of the year at an awards reception for the 19th annual Interior Design Student Exhibit, a juried show featuring works by Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior … (more)

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CANCELLED: Tennessee Craft’s “Make Your Art, Make It Work” Forum Set for Jan. 23-24 at Watkins

January 19, 2016

Because of inclement weather, Tennessee Craft has cancelled the 1/23-24 workshop. For questions, contact info@tennesseecraft.org. On January 23-24, Tennessee Craft will present their 2016 Annual Weekend Workshop, entitled “Make Your Art, Then Make It Work: A Maker Forum for Sharpening Your Business Skills.” Hosted and co-sponsored by Watkins, the weekend events will include expert forum discussions such as: Sell ART: Discover diverse ways artists make … (more)

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Watkins Graphic Design Talent Plays Key Part in Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival

January 12, 2016

The 24th Annual Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival Presented by Regions Bank is thrilled to partner for the ninth consecutive year with Watkins College of Art, Design & Film for its festival artwork. Select Watkins Graphic Design students competed to create a concept that captured the essence of the event, and this year, junior Chris … (more)