KCAD in the News: December 2018

Posted January 1, 2019 in Illustration, UICA, Painting, Alumni, Art History, Art Education

Art Education Alum Joseph Wilcox Wins Top Honors in International Art Competition Joseph Wilcox (’09, BFA Art Education) won 1st place in the BLOOOM Award, a competition sponsored by German brewery Warsteiner aimed at promoting emerging artists from around the world on a global platform. Wilcox’s video piece, “In Search of Martin Klein,” was selected out of a group of over 2,800 submissions through a juried process. 

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Illustration Alum John Van Houten Wins Best in Show in National Juried Exhibition John Van Houten (’14, BFA Illustration) won the Best in Show award in Small Works 2018, a national juried exhibition held at Main Street Arts in Clifton Springs, N.Y. that featured artwork of 12 inches and smaller in size. 

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UICA Curator Juana Williams Named one of Culture Type's "28 Curators to Watch" Juana Williams, curator at KCAD’s Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA), was featured in an article on Culture Type titled “Next: 28 Art Curators to Watch Who Took on New Appointments in 2018.” Williams, who joined UICA in August of 2018, has thus far been focused on connecting with UICA’s surrounding communities to facilitate relationship building and inspire exhibitions that not only meet community needs but open up larger conversations around contemporary culture as well.

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Painting Alum Nicolas V. Sanchez Releases Art-Specific Ballpoint Pen for a Good Cause Nicolas V. Sanchez ('09, BFA Painting) recently designed and released a ballpoint pen, dubbed the NS1, made specifically for artists, complete with three different size points. Sanchez, a New York City-based artist who specializes in ballpoint pen work, partnered with The Center for Arts Education of New York on the pen’s release, and is donating a portion of the proceeds from his sales to the organization. 

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Art History Alum Michael Gute Opens Up About Struggles with Addiction in Detroit Exhibition Michael Gute ('13, BS Art History) was featured in an article on Pride Source exploring his participation in Together We Can, an exhibition at the Affirmations LGBTQ community center in Detroit that seeks to bring awareness to the struggle of addiction and recovery. Gute’s piece, “Detroit Figure,” is a self-portrait that reflects the struggles he’s faced on his own journey to sobriety. 

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