Graduation Applications to Be Filed

Posted on: October 17th, 2016 by Brendan Tapley

Graduation seniors should visit the Registrar by November 28th to file their applications for graduation.

Watkins Studio Experience

Posted on: October 14th, 2016 by Admissions

You don’t have to imagine art school; with Watkins’s Studio Experience, you can immerse yourself in it right now. Tour the residence halls, relax in the library, attend a gallery talk, speak with your future peers, take a class with our faculty, experiment with high-end equipment, and make work. We can’t wait to show you around.


Register Here

Film Screening: Before the Flood

Posted on: October 13th, 2016 by Brendan Tapley

Join the Watkins community in its campus theatre for a screening of Before the Flood, a stirring documentary produced by Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio on climate change and the future of our planet.


Southeast College Art Conference

Posted on: October 13th, 2016 by Brendan Tapley

Professor Ariel Lavery co-chairs a committee and presents her paper entitled, “One Woman Sculpture” show at the annual Southeast College Art Conference. The conference provides an annual opportunity for faculty from colleges all around the southeast to gather and exchange ideas in research, curriculum development, and pedagogical practices in the sculpture arena.

Sundries – New Works from Mali Hamilton and Tristan Higginbotham

Posted on: October 10th, 2016 by Brendan Tapley

SUNDRIES, a show by artists and Watkins alumni Mali Hamilton and Tristan Higginbotham, navigates the spaces between objects, their histories, and our attachments to them. This show reflects on the life of objects, their ability to animate our sentiments and desires, and their condition as the residue of their owners and passersby. SUNDRIES consist of defunct items and residues that refer to the past while emitting presence. The objects and drawings presented here engage their shared space and each other through a game of telephone; the meanings of objects shift from work to work as they are filtered through formal processes and changes in context. SUNDRIES is a recollection of surfaces and a language of leftovers, monuments to the inconsequential, insignificant, and irrelevant.


A Conversation with Photographer Sebastian Collett

Posted on: October 10th, 2016 by Brendan Tapley

Sebastian Collett grew up in Ohio and France and now lives in Asheville, North Carolina. Following an early career as a pianist, he fell in love with photography at Bard College where he studied with Stephen Shore and Larry Fink. Upon graduating he traveled the world for 15 years, then earned his MFA at the Hartford Art School.

Sebastian’s work examines our internal need to situate ourselves within culture and time. He uses photography as a tool for time travel and in one series, he investigates his own history as a gay youth growing up in a small town in Ohio. By returning to his childhood hometown and by scouting for “stand-ins” for characters from his past, he creates photographs where the subject seems on the verge of becoming or vanishing, perhaps experiencing moments of transition.

National Portfolio Day

Posted on: August 29th, 2016 by Admissions


10:00 – 11:00  Registration & Campus Tours

10:45 – 11:45     Informational Presentation about Watkins, Portfolio Prep, Financial Aid, and Application Process

12:00 – 4:00     Portfolio Reviews



Faculty Show Reception: Brady Haston, Angelique Rabus, Steve Wilkison

Posted on: June 3rd, 2016 by Caroline Davis

Work on view through September 23 by

Brady Haston, assistant professor, Fine Art

Angelique Rabus, adjunct faculty, Fine Art

Steve Wilkison, associate professor, Graphic Design

WAG’s September show: Abby Whisenant

Posted on: June 1st, 2016 by Caroline Davis

Part of the First Saturday Art Crawl:

work by Photography alumna Abby Whisenant

WAG’s August show: Stephen Jones

Posted on: June 1st, 2016 by Caroline Davis
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Part of the First Saturday Art Crawl:

The Poke Show: Inquiries for the Made-Up Mind

Linocut, Letterpress and Risograph Prints from Digital and Traditional means by Graphic Design alumnus Stephen Jones