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Kevin Dietz (c) with jurors Martin Shofner and Walter Crouch

Kevin Dietz Draws Swaney Prize 2015

March 26, 2015

Sophomore Fine Art major Kevin Dietz was awarded the 2015 Robb Swaney Prize for Excellence in Visual Expression during judging held on March 12. Established in 2006 by Mary Jane Swaney in memory of her husband, noted Nashville architect Charles Robb Swaney, the $1,000 cash prize honors a student who produced “visual designs and patterns that … (more)

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WAG Does Time at April 4th Downtown Art Crawl

March 13, 2015

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film will present “The Video Show,” an exhibition of video work by current Watkins students, at its downtown gallery WAG during the April 4 edition of the First Saturday Art Crawl. WAG–an acronym for Watkins Arcade Gallery–is located in suite 77 upstairs in the historic Arcade and is open the first … (more)

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Film School Partners with Nashville Film Festival for ‘Best Of’ Showcase April 17

March 12, 2015

In conjunction with the 46th annual Nashville Film Festival, the Film School at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film will present a free screening of the past year’s most outstanding productions on Friday, April 17, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Regal Cinemas, Green Hills Stadium 16. “The Watkins Student Film Showcase” will offer a … (more)

Kayla Saito, still from "Waiting to Show"

Watkins Kicks Off BFA Thesis Exhibition Series March 26

March 11, 2015

First of four group shows features Elizabeth Courtney, Cassey Honeycutt, Kayla Saito and Luke Weir   Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents BFA Thesis Exhibitions 2015, a four-part series from 12 graduating students in the Departments of Fine Art and Photography. First up is work from four students–Elizabeth Courtney, Cassey Honeycutt, Kayla Saito and … (more)

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NEW DATE FOR MARTHA ROSLER LECTURE: APRIL 16!

February 24, 2015

Watkins Continues Visiting Artists Series on APRIL 16 with Preeminent Contemporary Artist/Writer Martha Rosler   The artist and writer Martha Rosler–one of the leading figures in contemporary art during a four-decade career–will speak at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film on Thursday, April 16 as part of the Watkins Visiting Artists Series. Please note: April 16 is … (more)

Watkins Has “Designs on You” for The pARTy 2015!

February 23, 2015

        Watkins College of Art, Design & Film will host The pARTy, the school’s annual fundraising event, on Saturday, April 25, with the 2015 edition returning to the striking contemporary art space OZ Arts Nashville. Leading the planning are event chairs Cathy Holland and Kandace Wigington. The pARTy, which celebrates the creative in … (more)

Rebecca Lindley, "Beauty School" (Kallitype, 2014)

Watkins Senior Photography Students Preparing ‘and Living’ for WAG’s March 7 Show

February 19, 2015

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents and Living, an exhibition by senior Watkins Photography students Rebecca Lindley, Upreyl Mitchell, Joe Nunez, Alanna Styer and Laura Whitfield, at its downtown gallery WAG during the March 7 edition of the First Saturday Art Crawl. The work in and Living – including photography, installation, sound and … (more)

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Ashley Hunt Lecture

February 17, 2015

The artist, activist and filmmaker Ashley Hunt—who merges art and politics in work concerned with questions of institutional power—will speak at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film on Friday, May 1st, as part of the Watkins Visiting Artists Series. The presentation, which begins at 6:00 p.m. in the Watkins Theater, is free and the … (more)

David Anderson, Untitled Map

Currey Jurors Tag David Anderson’s Work for Top Purchase Prize

February 10, 2015

David Anderson, a junior Fine Art major, claimed the top honor at the 2015 Currey Student Juried Show for his oil painting Untitled Map. As winner of the Anny Gowa Purchase Award, which comes with a $500 cash prize, Anderson’s work will be part of the permanent Watkins collection. A total of eight winners were announced by President Ellen … (more)