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.
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 http://www.scu.edu/news/releases/release.cfm?c=18708
Monday, Dec. 9, 2013
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
Click on this link to read the whole story on the front page of the Arts and Culture in the Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-seed/kelly-detweiler-_b_4220907.html
Friday, Oct. 18, 2013
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
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Friday, Oct. 18, 2013
We have exciting news! The Department of Art and Art History has received a generous grant from the Hearst Foundation to support a variety of arts outreach programs over the next three to four years. The Community Initiatives for the Visual Arts grant ("CIVA") focuses on funding five key areas: (1) summer fellowships for sudents who undertake internships at local arts organization (2) special projects, such as student curatorial activities or social justice courses; (3) more courses in the summer for OSHER members (4) purchasing art for the university (5) exploring opportunities with the Leavey School of Business for expanded course offerings, such as classes in museum studies and arts management.
Check back on our blog for updates, announcements, and opportunities associated with this grant.
Monday, Jul. 15, 2013
Follow three Santa Clara University students on their journey through Zambia on behalf of Lifeline Energy and our Lifeline Taonga (LIFT) action research project for radio education. Laura Ruggles (student worker in the Department of Art & Art History), Jack Bird and Lynsey Palmer will be posting their experiences, impressions and findings online for six-weeks. Follow their blogs, tweets and instagram images during their first trip to Africa. http://lifelineenergy.org/?p=3551&preview=true
Friday, Jun. 7, 2013
On Thursday, June 6 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. It was a warm, but beautiful day and we had lots of help. Don Fritz, Pancho Jimenez, Kathleen Maxwell, Fred Shepard, Tobias Wofford, student workers Marvin Garcia and Julio Luna, and Mitch's son Chris Wilson all helped with the setup of tables, tents, and chairs. Kate Morris and Ryan Reynolds were the grill masters who served tri-tip steak and sausages. Karen Fraser and Julie Hughes were our friendly bartenders. Julie was also in charge of distributing voting tickets and tallying up the Viewer's Choice selection. Blake de Maria and Kelly Detweiler mc'd the ceremony and distribution of awards. Renee Billingslea was our photographer on site and took lots of pictures during the event. A lot of work went into the planning and coordinating of the event thanks to Mitch Grieb, Blake de Maria and Kate Morris. Overall it was a successful and fun event. What a great turn out! Lot's of food, laughter and great conversations. Thanks to all of our majors and minors for coming, but mostly many thanks to everyone, including Ryan Carrington, Marco Marquez, Takeshi Moro and the rest of the faculty, staff and student workers for helping with the clean up. Until next year, congratulations to all of our scholarship and award recipients!
Monday, Mar. 25, 2013
The Department of Art & Art History is pleased to announce that two of its faculty members have been awarded the 2013 Artist Laureate Award recipients by the Arts Council Silicon Valley. Assistant Professor Don Fritz received an Award in the category of "On the Wall" for his work, and Sam Heranandez received one in the category of "Off the Wall"." These awards were two of six Artist Laureate Awards given to artists of the area who are "seriously committed to developing their art forms and to enriching our community with their exhibits, performances, presentations, and service." Congratulations Don and Sam!