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‘Watkins on Paper’ YART Sale Unfolds April 29

March 27, 2015

Watkins’ popular YART Sale of original, affordable artwork by students returns on Wednesday, April 29, from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Cecy Reed Student Center. “Watkins on Paper” will focus on original drawings, prints, collages, photographs and design work, priced at $50 and under. All proceeds will benefit participating student artists and the student government association. Cash, … (more)

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

Kevin Dietz Draws Swaney Prize 2015

March 26, 2015

Fine Art major Kevin Dietz, a sophomore from Memphis, 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 … (more)

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NEW DATE FOR MARTHA ROSLER LECTURE: APRIL 16!

March 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)

(Morgan Higby-Flowers)

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)

Sharyn Bachleda, "Sleeping Giant Mountain, 1998"

BFA Thesis Series Continues with April 9 Reception for Sharyn Bachleda and Sharon Stewart

March 11, 2015

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film continues Spring 2015 BFA Thesis Exhibitions with a Thursday, April 9 opening by Sharyn Bachleda and Sharon Stewart. After a reception from 5:30 to 8 p.m., the work will remain on display in the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery through April 20. Please note: A portion of Sharon Stewart’s work is an installation … (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)

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)

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)