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Winners Announced for Currey Show 2016

February 4, 2016

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Currey Juried Student Show! Roughly 100 pieces were submitted, with 26 pieces chosen by Chris Lavery, art professor at Murray State University.     ANNY GOWA PURCHASE AWARD Sandra Ventura-Benitez Portrait, ink jet print 1ST PLACE Mali Hamilton Untitled (Vase), mixed media 2ND PLACE Micah Mathewson Slow Show, … (more)

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Watkins Welcomes Sculptor Steve Tobin February 18

January 30, 2016

World-renowned sculptor Steve Tobin, who explores natural forms through monumental works in glass, bronze, steel and clay, will speak at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film on Thursday, February 18, at 6:30 p.m. as part of the school’s Visiting Artists Series. The artist talk, titled “Steve Tobin: Natural World,” will detail his creative process … (more)

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Fine Art’s Brady Haston Wins Grants from Pollock-Krasner and TAC

January 25, 2016

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Brady Haston, who recently received two prestigious grants, from: The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, whose mission is to aid, internationally, those individuals who have worked as artists over a significant period of time, and The Tennessee Arts Commission, which selected him for Individual Artist Fellowship in the Visual Art category A native of Spencer, Tennessee, Haston attended the University of … (more)

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Fall 2015 BFA Series Concludes with Photography Opening December 3

November 23, 2015

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents BFA Thesis Exhibitions 2015, a three-part series from six graduating students in the Departments of Fine Art and Photography. Last in the series is work from Photography majors Devon Cummings and Laura Whitfield. Opening Thursday, December 3, with a reception from 5:30 to 8 p.m., Cummings’ Sea … (more)

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Fall BFA Series Continues November 19 with Fine Art Paintings and Performance

October 23, 2015

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents BFA Thesis Exhibitions 2015, a three-part series from six graduating students in the Departments of Fine Art and Photography. Second up is work from Fine Art majors Mika Agari and Casey Payne. Opening Thursday, November 19, with a reception from 5:30 to 8 p.m., Agari’s Lightweight and Payne’s … (more)

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Watkins’ Fall BFA Senior Series Begins November 5 with Photography Double

October 16, 2015

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents BFA Thesis Exhibitions 2015, a three-part series from six graduating students in the Departments of Fine Art and Photography. First up is work from Photography majors Rachel Gibson and Alanna Styer. Opening Thursday, November 5, with a reception from 5:30 to 8 p.m., Gibson’s One Day I’ll … (more)

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Read Up on ‘Marginal Texts’ by Micah Mathewson and Hayley Vanhoy at WAG November 7

October 13, 2015

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents Marginal Texts, an exhibition of paintings, performance and poetry by Watkins Fine Art students Micah Mathewson and Hayley Vanhoy, at its downtown gallery WAG during the November 7 edition of the First Saturday Art Crawl. A junior from Sarasota, Florida, Mathewson will offer abstract paintings “with extra … (more)

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Alumnus Matt Christy Returns September 5 to WAG

September 3, 2015

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film will welcome alumnus Matt Christy back to Nashville by presenting an exhibition of paintings from his series Always Never Now during the September 5 show in its downtown gallery WAG. Christy earned his BFA in Fine Art from Watkins and was recently awarded an MFA from the University of … (more)

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Watkins Artists Find A Show ‘Place’ at Global Mall

June 29, 2015

In Place, a group exhibition organized and curated by Watkins Fine Art senior Mika Agari and Fine Art alumnae Alexine Rioux ( ‘14) and Kayla Saito (‘15), has found an unusual location for its July 10-12 showing: Storefront #122 of The Global Mall (formerly Hickory Hollow Mall) in Antioch, Tennessee. Featuring work from 26 artists from across the … (more)

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‘Number’ Chooses Watkins Senior David Anderson for Cover Art

June 12, 2015

Congratulations to Fine Art senior David Anderson, whose artwork  graces the cover of the Spring 2015 issue of the independent arts journal Number.  Distance, an 8″x10″ oil paint on panel, is a meditation on organic and patterned structure, and references clothing, textile, and the body. Check out Number: 82 for interviews and reviews, including one of the March … (more)