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  •  Kelly Detweiler mentioned in the HuffPost Arts & Culture

    Friday, Aug. 8, 2014

    Is De-Skilling Killing Your Arts Education?

    An article written by F. Scott Hess, Artist & Associate Professor at Laguna College of Art & Design talks about his experience as an art student.  Here Kelly Detweiler, a painter in the Department of Art and Art History at Santa Clara University comments on his experience as an artist.

    For more information on this article go to Is De-Skilling Killing Your Arts Education?

  •  2014 End of the Year BBQ & Awards Ceremony

    Wednesday, Jun. 11, 2014

    On Thursday, June 5 the Department of Art and Art History hosted their annual BBQ and Awards Ceremony in the sculpture yard at the Fine Arts building.  All majors and minors were invited to join this social gathering with faculty and staff in the department.  The Juried Art Show and the Art History Research Paper Prize winners were announced.  It was a successful and fun event and what a great turn out!  Thanks to all of our majors and minors for coming, but mostly many thanks to all the faculty, staff and student workers for their help in preparing for this event.

    Congratulations to the 2014 award winners!

    Art History Awards
    Justina Salinas - Recieved recognition for the designing of the Art and Art History Department brochure
    Katie Peairs - Art History Research Paper Prize "Why Have There Been No Great Women Comic-Book Artist?"
    Marina MacLatchie - Recognition for representing SCU at the Bay Area Undergraduate Research Symposium at the de Young Museum
    Samira Almendras - Best Presentation at the 2014 SCU Art History Student Research Symposium

    Studio Art Awards
    Stefania Gueorguieva - Benson Memorial Center Purchase "Shaman"
    Kyra Sjarif - Benson Memorial Center Purchase "Native Informant"
    Briar Wren - Benson Memoria Center Purchase "Self-Portrait"
    Natalie Kelly - Best in Show "Dream Big"
    Stefania Gueorguieva - Painting Award "Shaman"
    Marvin Garcia - Sculpture Award "Bird Mask"
    Ian Teraoka - Photography Award "Ginza Streets"
    Tess Cooper - Ceramics Award "Betrayal"
    Kate Yanish - Printmaking Award "Pussy Riot"
    Malu Veltze - Digital Media Award "Dreams"
    Crystal Au - Mixed Media Award "Seun Tea Cups"
    Eva Bray - Watercolor Award "Iris Barbudo/Blowing Kisses"
    Julio Luna - Juror's Choice "Headhunter"

    Fellowships & Scholarships
    Helena Alfajora - CIVA Summer 2014 Fellowship
    Tess Cooper - CIVA Summer 2014 Fellowship
    Marvin Garcia - CIVA Summer 2014 Fellowship
    Ashley Hemstreet - CIVA Summer 2014 Fellowship
    Grace Ogihara - CIVA Summer 2014 Fellowship
    Marina MacLatchie - CIVA Summer 2014 Fellowship
    Briar Wren - Brooks Fellowship; A scholarship of tuition, room & board, and meals to attend a Summer 2014 workshop at the Anderson Ranch Art Center
    Olivia Siverts - Mary F. Sullivan and Gerald P. Sullivan, S.J. Scholarship
    Tess Cooper - Mary F. Sullivan and Gerald P. Sullivan, S.J. Scholarship
    Acacia Briggs - Mary F. Sullivan and Gerald P. Sullivan, S.J. Scholarship

  •  Rank and Tenure Promotion News

    Monday, Apr. 28, 2014

    We have two faculty in the Department of Art and Art History who received rank and tenure promotions.  Let us congratulate Don Fritz, a studio art faculty in Ceramic Sculpture who was awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor in 2013 and Kathleen Maxwell, an art historian in Byzantine Studies and Medieval Art who recently was promoted to the rank of full professor effective in the Fall 2014.  Kathleen also recently published her new book Between Constantinople and Rome this year.

  •  Marina MacLatchie representing SCU at the de Young Symposium

    Wednesday, Apr. 9, 2014

    Our very own Marina MacLatchie, an Art History major, will be representing SCU at the 2014 Bay Area Undergraduate Art History Research Symposium at the de Young Museum in San Francisco on Saturday, April 12. 

    For more information go to the 18th Annual New Generations Student Showcase

  •  Former Art History major highlighted in the online Art Journal Modern Art Asia

    Tuesday, Mar. 11, 2014
    The Department of Art & Art History is thrilled to announce the publication of Sandy Lin's essay "Chen Jin: Bodies Blurring Boundaries" in the online art journal Modern Art Asia, which features articles by graduate students and early career researchers (typically PhD students). Sandy's essay, based on her senior thesis, appears in issue 17, dedicated to "Unsettling Bodies: Beauty and Ideology in Asian Art."
  •  The Story Behind Santa Clara Alum's $12M Art and Art History Donation

    Monday, Feb. 10, 2014

    Edward M. Dowd was recently interviewed by NBC regarding his pledged of twelve million dollars to help build a new Art and Art History building on campus.

  •  Art and Art History Building Gift Announcement

    Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014

    $12 Million Gift from Real Estate Investor Ed Dowd Advances the Role of Arts in Education at Santa Clara University.  Check out more information on the press release at

  •  Pancho Jimenez work highlighted in the Mercury News

    Monday, Dec. 9, 2013

    The next time you are in downtown San Jose, check out the San Jose Museum of Art where Pancho Jimenez and Rory Fukuda created a redwood planter box as part of the "Around the Table" exhibition. When "Around the Table closes in April, the planter will be sold to support Valley Verde's home-garden program.

    Read more about Sal Pizarro's article on "There's something good growing at the San Jose Museum of Art"

  •  Kelly Detweiler at the John Natsoulas Center for Arts

    Monday, Nov. 11, 2013

    The Huffington Post recently interviewd Kelly Detweiler on his exhibit currently on display at the John Natsoulas Center for the Arts in Davis, California.

    See Kelly's work at the John Natsoulas Center for the Arts
    Opening Reception: Friday, November 8, 2013, 7pm
    521 First Street
    Davis, CA 95618

    Read the whole story on Kelly Detweiler at the John Natsoulas Center for the Arts

  •  Retiring Sculptor Leaves SCU

    Friday, Oct. 18, 2013
    Sam's Swan Song Alumni Show

    To celebrate the years worked at SCU, Sam Hernandez will exhibit his last Swan Song Alumni show this Fall quarter. His student's work will consist of an exhibition of 37 years with pieces left behind as well as documentary photos that he has critiqued over the years.

    Sam's Swan Song Alumni Show
    Santa Clara University
    Fine Arts Gallery
    November 6 - December 6, 2013

    Artist's Reception
    Wednesday, November 6, 2013

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