Graduates of Watkins Graphic Design Department* received an impressive 49 total honors at the American Advertising Federation Nashville’s 2012 ADDY celebration, held February 25 at Limelight. Nearly 400 people representing 60 agencies in the Nashville advertising community gathered to recognize the best work of the past year at the 47th annual awards presentation.…more
Assistant professor of art history Tom Williams delivered a paper at the College Art Association’s 100th Annual Conference, held February 22–25 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Williams presented "Souvenirs for a Riot: Claes Oldenburg, Pop Art, and Chicago '68," as part of the Pop and Politics session. …more
3/25 update: The March 29 visit by Harrell Fletcher has been cancelled, owing to a family emergency. We appreciate your interest and apologize for any inconvenience.
Harrell Fletcher, an artist who specializes in socially-engaged, interdisciplinary projects, will speak at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film on Thursday, March 29, as part of the school’s Visiting Artists Series.…more
Awards reception set for Tuesday, March 20
Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents the 2012 Currey Juried Student Show, featuring outstanding work in fine art, film, graphic design, interior design and photography, from March 9–21 in the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery on campus.
A reception and awards presentation will be held on Tuesday, March 20, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.…more
Watkins College of Art, Design & Film Commissioner Walter Knestrick was center stage at the 2012 Bowtie Awards, the annual luncheon hosted by the Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville to honor champions of the Nashville arts community.…more
Interior Design adjunct faculty member Shonna Sexton, whose Shonna Sexton Studio is one of Nashville's premier firms, recently held a design charette to benefit the Cleveland Park Community Center. Many of the community center's services are centered around after-school activities for children, so the director of the community center was looking for updated paint colors that would bring a new vitality to the interior environment, while complementing an original mural that is prominently placed. Watkins' proposed palette will soon be on the walls at Cleveland…more
Congratulations to those recognized at the 15th Annual Interior Design Student Exhibit, which ran January 10-29 in the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery.
During a reception (1/20), department professors Cheryl Gulley (chair) and Jennifer Overstreet announced the winners in eight design categories and three "Best in Show" selections. Jurors for the student show were interior designers Holly Meadows Baird, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C; Sannyu Holden; and Malee Cherry, LEED AP.
Nashville's CW channel is featuring Watkins College on January 29, during their Sunday night movie, "Thank You for Smoking." Students and faculty will take viewers on a tour of the college and into the departments of fine art, photography, graphic design, interior design and film during five promotional breaks; tune in at 7 p.m. to Channel 58 (Comcast cable channel 18).
Watkins College of Art, Design & Film is offering two study-abroad trips during the Maymester 2012 session -- to France and to Scotland -- which are also open to community members.
“Watkins Goes to France,” a 12-day trip set for May 15-26, will be led by associate professor Steve Wilkison, who has traveled to France nearly two dozen times.…more