Luisiana Mera, Watkins College of Art
Crouching Artist, Unhidden Talent

Luisiana Mera’s precision as a former ballerina informs her portraits, as well as her ascent as an original voice in today’s art world.

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Seek.

Natalie Briscoe

For Natalie Briscoe, the most underrated virtue is often (wrongly) perceived as a weakness.

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

I'm a pessimist because of intelligence, but an optimist because of will.

Overheard.

The latest on social media
Overheard at Watkins

A look back at just some of the powerful portraiture of Watkins students and alumni by the inimitable photographer and alumna Sam Angel (who is pictured last and portrayed by photographer and alumna Amy Miller).

Overheard at Watkins

Congratulations class of 2020! We are so very proud of you!!!!

Overheard at Watkins

Join us for this new interpretation on one of higher education’s longest-held and most beloved traditions. Today at 10a.m. our virtual Commencement will be live for the class of 2020. Link provided in our bio.

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Work.

Unframed.
Up close with the artists

Unframed.
Up close with the artists

Full Circle

Sandra Ventura-Benitez’s portraiture breaks the square frame of conventional photography as well as conventional thinking around immigrants.

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Full Circle
Sandra Ventura-Benitez’s portraiture breaks the square frame of conventional photography as well as conventional thinking around immigrants. Read More

pARTners.
Explorations in collaboration

pARTners.
Explorations in collaboration

The Bettering that Comes from a Brother

Connecting first as artists, the bond between these young men has pushed them as people in profound and permanent ways.

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The Bettering that Comes from a Brother

Connecting first as artists, the bond between these young men has pushed them as people in profound and permanent ways.

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Now Screening.

Our latest videos

Open Studio: Terry Thacker
Open Studio: Terry Thacker

Open Studio: Watkins Web Series
Open Studio: Watkins Web Series

Open Studio: Rea Ariola
Open Studio: Rea Ariola

Open Studio: Abbey Skojec and Huy Nguyen
Open Studio: Abbey Skojec and Huy Nguyen
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My615:
Journey Into
America’s "It" City

Introvert

The idea of the reclusive artist isn't entirely false; here's how to be one in Nashville.
Ladies Wine and Design
Ladies, Wine & Design
Ladies, Wine & Design is a monthly gathering for professional women in design who seek connection, support, and engagement.
Bells Bend Park
Bells Bend Park
Filmmaker Quinton Hickman heads here in Nashville to help him hone his "aesthetic of the sublime."
Group Activities
Nashville has many possibilities for your posse. Your weekends together in the "It" City just got a lot better.
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. 
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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Reveal.

Pipeline.
Watkins in the world

Pipeline.
Watkins in the world

Fetal Positions and Fateful Decisions

The visionary behind the camera for Taylor Swift's rise points the lens at himself.

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Fetal Positions and Fateful Decisions
The visionary behind the camera for Taylor Swift's rise points the lens at himself. Read More

News.
Stay current with Watkins

News.
Stay current with Watkins

Watkins Describes CARES Funding

Learn about how the college applied for and is distributing COVID-19 federal funding

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Watkins Describes CARES Funding

Learn about how the college applied for and is distributing COVID-19 federal funding

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