Watkins film student Ryan Pickett was recently selected as one of five finalists in the BE. The Story film competition. This film challenge is part of a larger creative entrepreneurship competition that is the signature US event of Global Entrepreneurship Week. Hundreds of filmmakers from across the US and UK applied to compete in this competition.
Watkins College of Art, Design & Film will be hosting the National Portfolio Day in Nashville TN. Bring your portfolio and have it critiqued by representatives from art schools around the country. Learn more by clicking here.
Watkins received several nods in the annual Best of Nashville Poll, sponsored by the Nashville Scene.
Best Drawing Exhibit: Student Erin Plew, "Blackthorn, This is the season..."
Best Interior Designer: Beth Haley Design (owned/staffed by Interior Design alumni Beth Haley, Sara Dickerson Ray and Cameron Hubbard Austin)
#2 Best Local Author: Film School Chair and screenwriting instructor Steve Womack
The public is invited to a series of three upcoming senior thesis exhibits in the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery on campus. The first exhibition in this series will take place November 6-14. An opening reception will be held Friday, November 7 from 6-8pm. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.
This first show will feature seniors Jonathan Abarquez, Jennifer Knowles McQuistion and Stephanie Brooke West. For more information, please click here.
A native of Nashville, TN, Cook began making films when he was just ten years old. Inspired and encouraged by artistic parents - his mother a quilt-maker, his father a painter - Cook began making his own films using the family’s super 8 camera. At age 12, he won top prizes in the local PBS-sponsored Young Filmmakers Festival with his horror genre send-ups, “The Vampire” and “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”.
Opening Reception, October 3, 6-8pm
Split & Twisted, Watkins College of Art, Design & Film Student Graphic Design Juried Show.
Juried by Grammy nominated illustrator and designer Gina Bradley.
Show runs through October 30 at Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film, 2298 Rosa L. Parks Blvd, Nashville, 37228. 383-4848. Free.
Doug Mallette’s, short film, "The Blue Mouth Madness", was recently screened at the Phoenix Film Festival. Learn more about this festival by clicking here. Learn more about the Watkins College Film School by clicking here.
Hutton Hotel, scheduled to open on West End this winter, announced this contest over the summer. Area college students submitted over 175 pieces of art for the chance to win $10,000 in scholarships and have their work be a permanent element of the hotel's design. Over 75 students participated, and 11 students were selected as finalists, including the 5 Watkins students listed above.
The winners will be announced at an event at the Frist Center for Visual Arts on Wednesday, October 1st.