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Jay Greer, "Ouija"

Graphic Design Seniors Take Their “SkillShot” in April 30 Portfolio Showcase at Anode

April 2, 2015

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents the Senior Graphic Design Exhibition “SkillShot,” featuring work by Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design degree candidates Holly Carden, Jay Greer, Melissa Mayhew and Jill Thompson, on Thursday, April 30, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Anode in East Nashville. The one-night-only portfolio showcase, which is free and open … (more)

Kevin Dietz (c) with jurors Martin Shofner and Walter Crouch

Kevin Dietz Draws Swaney Prize 2015

March 26, 2015

Fine Art major Kevin Dietz, a sophomore from Memphis, was awarded the 2015 Robb Swaney Prize for Excellence in Visual Expression during judging held on March 12. Established in 2006 by Mary Jane Swaney in memory of her husband, noted Nashville architect Charles Robb Swaney, the $1,000 cash prize honors a student who produced “visual designs … (more)

David Anderson, Untitled Map

Currey Jurors Tag David Anderson’s Work for Top Purchase Prize

February 10, 2015

David Anderson, a junior Fine Art major, claimed the top honor at the 2015 Currey Student Juried Show for his oil painting Untitled Map. As winner of the Anny Gowa Purchase Award, which comes with a $500 cash prize, Anderson’s work will be part of the permanent Watkins collection. A total of eight winners were announced by President Ellen … (more)

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Watkins Welcomes Design Star Jessica Hische on January 22

January 10, 2015

Letterer, illustrator and type designer Jessica Hische – at the age of 31, one of the most influential graphic designers in the world – will launch the 2015 Watkins Visiting Artists Series with a talk on Thursday, January 22, at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film. The presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m. in … (more)

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Watkins Serves Best Work at Currey Juried Show, Opening February 5

January 5, 2015

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film will present the 2015 Currey Juried Student Show, featuring outstanding work in fine art, film, graphic design, interior design and photography, from February 5–March 12 in the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery on campus. An opening reception and awards presentation will be held on Thursday, February 5, from 5:30 … (more)

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Senior Graphic Design Goes “Bottoms Up” for Dec. 4 Showcase

November 19, 2014

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents the Senior Graphic Design Exhibition “Bottoms Up,” featuring work by Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design degree candidates Ryan Arauza, Zie Campbell, Ross Denton, Matthew Erwin and Jessica Yohn, on Thursday, December 4, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Deavor in East Nashville. The one-night-only portfolio showcase, which is … (more)

Brent Montgomery, "Boy in Snow"

‘Watkins Alumni Exhibition Series No. 1’ Celebrates Community and Connections

November 3, 2014

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents “Watkins Alumni Exhibition Series No. 1,” featuring new work by 10 alumni in Film, Fine Art, Graphic Design and Photography and opening Thursday, November 20, with a reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery on campus. The exhibition will run through … (more)

Holly Carden accepting one of her three awards (photos by Sam Angel)

Graphic Design Crowns ‘Split and Twisted 2014′ Winners

October 31, 2014

Congratulations to the winners of the annual juried graphic design competition, “Split & Twisted,” announced at the show’s opening reception on October 23. Senior Holly Carden collected three honors for her illustration “In the Act of Drawing,” including Best in Show, and junior Kelsey Goessman claimed two for her Collected Curiosities catalog. Graphic Design faculty Dan … (more)

Watkins and Warner Music Team for Unique ‘Music Industry and Visual Arts’ Experience

October 30, 2014

Warner Music Nashville and Watkins College of Art, Design & Film have partnered for a new “Music Industry and the Visual Arts” course, an idea originating via Leadership Music alumni John Esposito, President & CEO of WMN, and Ellen L. Meyer, President of Watkins. The class brings together a multidisciplinary team of filmmakers, graphic designers … (more)

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Graphic Design Gets ‘Split & Twisted’ Oct. 23–Nov. 14

October 7, 2014

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents Split & Twisted, the school’s annual juried graphic design student exhibition, from October 23–November 14 in the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery on campus. Split & Twisted’s opening night reception, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 23, is free and the public is invited. Jurying the … (more)