ART DEPARTMENT ALUMNI WINS FIRST PLACE AT NATIONAL VISUAL ARTS COMPETITION IN PRINTMAKING:
The Central Illinois Chapter of the National Society of Arts and Letters announces that their entry in the National Visual Arts Competition in Printmaking, held on May 17, 2013 at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, won First Place out of a field of sixteen entries from all over the United States. Douglas Bosley, aged 29, of Madison, Wisconsin, will receive a prize of $15,000. All the chapter winners are being exhibited at the Warhol Museum. Mr. Bosley grew up in the Mojave Desert in California and in Washington State. After receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Western Washington University in 2009 and a Master of Fine Arts at the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 2012, he has continued to reside in Madison. He is interested in various printmaking techniques, with a concentration in intaglio and mezzotint. Mr. Bosley received $1000 as the winner of the Central Illinois Chapter of NSAL in March. Sylvia Arnstein, 2nd Vice President of the local chapter, chaired the competition.
ART AND ECOLOGY SERIES
In conjunction with the Whatcom Museum’s exhibition“Vanishing Ice” the Department of Art is presenting a series of lectures and exhibits that focus on environmental issues such as sustainability and climate change. The Art and Ecology speaker series is part of an unprecedented campus-wide collaboration with theHuxley College of the Environment, Western Reads, and the Whatcom Museum.