The Hot List 2018 - Watkins College of Art
The 2018 Hot List

Our guide to the coming year in the arts

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Seek.

Micaela Herrera

“Patience” is what Herrera advises artists to possess.

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Monday Motivation.
Wisdom from those who've been there.

I would like to be the air that inhabits you for a moment only. I would like to be that unnoticed and that necessary.

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Start your journey by speaking with an artist in the Admissions office.

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Overheard.

The latest on social media

How about some politics for President's Day? An art gallery in England is provoking debate on contemporary culture with the removal of a 19th-century painting: nytimes.com/2018/02/05/art…

#MondayMotivation this President's Day from John Quincy Adams: "If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader." Or, we think, an artist.

Adia Victoria joined our illustration class yesterday and serenaded us with poems! ❤️

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Work.

Unframed.
Up close with the artists

Unframed.
Up close with the artists

The Journeywoman

Amy Kinssies had a crisis of confidence about becoming an interior designer, but there's something else about confidence that scares her more.

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The Journeywoman
Amy Kinssies had a crisis of confidence about becoming an interior designer, but there's something else about confidence that scares her more. See More

pARTners.
Explorations in collaboration

pARTners.
Explorations in collaboration

Stark Canvas

In their work, Farthest North, artists Claudia O’Steen and Aly Ogasian ventured to the North Pole to retrace a 19th-century explorer’s audacity and adversity.

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Stark Canvas

In their work, Farthest North, artists Claudia O’Steen and Aly Ogasian ventured to the North Pole to retrace a 19th-century explorer’s audacity and adversity.

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The best way to know if Watkins is right for you is to spend some time with us.

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Implements.

The must-have tools of the creative

Ink pen
Ink pen

Pencils
Pencils

Photoshop
Photoshop

AutoCAD
AutoCAD
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My615:
Journey Into
America’s "It" City
Parthenon, Nashville, Culture

Culture

Nashville has become a destination city that brims with opportunities to fill the well of any artist.
Radnor Lake
Radnor Lake
Radnor Lake is a 1,300-acre state park tucked away in an otherwise urban area—it's a favorite for its hiking trails, wildlife viewing, and bird watching.
Hatch, Nashville.
Art Student
There will be times when you need to resupply your toolkit and times when you'll want to be inspired by the works of others. We have both covered. 
Music Lover
It's called "Music City" for a reason. And Nashville is way more than country music. Wander through the arena spaces and hole-in-the-wall gems.
Insider
Sometimes, it takes a while to know a city. With our list, you don't have to wait. These are the cool places to have on your checklist.
Tourist
When parents and friends are in town, you may want to play the tourist (and that's fine!). Fortunately, Nashville delivers even when there's a crowd.
Foodie
One reason Nashville has become the "It" City is its culinary excellence. We walk you through the high-end eateries and the cheap eats that feel just as decadent.
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Pipeline.
Watkins in the world

Pipeline.
Watkins in the world

Bar School

There may not be a better assignment for a college student than to be asked to help create and brand a beer.

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Bar School
There may not be a better assignment for a college student than to be asked to help create and brand a beer. Read More
Work by Kendall Bennett
Work by Kendall Bennett

For the March Art Crawl and ensuing show at the WAG, alumnus Kendall Bennett exhibits work from his career in television design. As a production designer, Bennett holds a key creative role in the creation of a television series and works closely with director, cinematographers, costume designers, and producers to set visual tone and bring […]

Dolores Indie Lens Popup at Watkins College of Arts
Indie Lens Pop-Up – Dolores

Dolores tells the story of Dolores Huerta, among the most important and yet least known activists in American history.

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