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Photography Alumnae Fill WAG’s August 1 Show with ‘The Spaces We Leave Empty’

July 7, 2015

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents The Spaces We Leave Empty, an exhibition of photography, video and mixed media by Watkins Photography alumnae Sam Angel, Lisa Deal, Jennifer Georgescu, C. A. Greenlee, Jenna Maurice and Abby Whisenant, at its downtown gallery WAG during the August 1 edition of the First Saturday Art Crawl. … (more)

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Watkins Artists Find A Show ‘Place’ at Global Mall

June 29, 2015

In Place, a group exhibition organized and curated by Watkins Fine Art senior Mika Agari and Fine Art alumnae Alexine Rioux ( ‘14) and Kayla Saito (‘15), has found an unusual location for its July 10-12 showing: Storefront #122 of The Global Mall (formerly Hickory Hollow Mall) in Antioch, Tennessee. Featuring work from 26 artists from across the … (more)

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Watkins Welcomes Dr. Jospeh Kline as President on July 15

June 16, 2015

The Board of Trustees of Watkins College of Art, Design & Film has announced the appointment of Joseph (“J.”) Kline to the position of president, effective July 15, 2015. Currently Dean of the College of Fine Arts at Eastern New Mexico University (ENMU) in Portales, Dr. Kline brings nearly 20 years of higher education administrative experience … (more)

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‘Number’ Chooses Watkins Senior David Anderson for Cover Art

June 12, 2015

Congratulations to Fine Art senior David Anderson, whose artwork  graces the cover of the Spring 2015 issue of the independent arts journal Number.  Distance, an 8″x10″ oil paint on panel, is a meditation on organic and patterned structure, and references clothing, textile, and the body. Check out Number: 82 for interviews and reviews, including one of the March … (more)

Jasper Johns, "Three Flags" (1958)

WAG’s July 3 Show Salutes Paintings by Casey Payne

June 12, 2015

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film will present paintings by Watkins senior Casey Payne at its downtown gallery WAG during the July edition of the First Saturday Art Crawl. This year, the crawl will be held on Friday, July 3, to avoid conflicts with Independence Day activities. A native of Amherst County, Virginia, Payne is … (more)


Watkins Gets SACSCOC Stamp (Again)

June 12, 2015

Terrific news! Earlier today, Watkins learned that the Board of Trustees of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) has voted to reaffirm our accreditation. Watkins received its initial accreditation in 2010, and this reaffirmation was part of the required five-year interim review. SACSCOC is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher … (more)

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Ross Denton and Emily Sue Laird Make Their Marks on WAG at June 6 Show

May 19, 2015

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents Amour fo’ Phallus, a riotous and ridiculous show of drawings and animation by Watkins alumni Ross Denton and Emily Sue Laird, at its downtown gallery WAG during the June 6 edition of the First Saturday Art Crawl. With a goal of celebrating the absurd aspects of life in … (more)

Burt Blackwood, "Holy 3" (video triptych, 2014)

Artists Explore Feminist ‘Point of Reference’ in Currey Show Opening May 28

May 15, 2015

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents Point of Reference,  a student-organized, mixed media show exploring definitions of feminist ideals, from May 28 through July 18 in the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery on campus. The exhibition’s opening reception on Thursday, May 28, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. is free and open to the public. … (more)

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Interior Design Showcases Senior Projects May 15

May 5, 2015

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents the BFA senior thesis exhibition from the Department of Interior Design, featuring work by Bachelor of Arts degree candidates Hannah Chandler, Whitney Garnier and Catherine Soudoplatoff on Friday, May 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the school’s Interior Design wing. The exhibition and reception, free and open the public, showcase portfolios … (more)

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Commencement To Feature Noted Arts Executive Karen P. Moynahan on May 16

May 5, 2015

Karen P. Moynahan, one of the nation’s most accomplished arts executives in higher education, will be the keynote speaker for Watkins College of Art, Design & Film’s 2015 Commencement on Saturday, May 16. The graduation ceremonies will be held at the Downtown Presbyterian Church, 154 Fifth Avenue North, at 2 p.m., and the public is … (more)