Publications and achievements submitted by our faculty, staff, and students.

Faculty James F. Woglom Art

Jim Woglom and his longtime collaborator, Stephanie Jones, have a new comic-based article regarding persistence in creative, justice-oriented teacher preparation during tough times, titled "The Pep Talk: Today We Do The Work" in the Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education, available here:…

Submitted: January 3, 2022

Faculty Nicole Jean Hill Art

"Lora Webb Nichols-Encampment, Wyoming"
Edited by Nicole Jean Hill / Texts by Nancy F. Anderson, Nicole Jean Hill / Design Hans Gremmen /

Shortlist Rencontres D’arles Book Awards 2021, Historical Book Award / Time Magazine Book of the Year / Best of 2021 El País / The Guardian best of the Year / Honorable Mention 2020 Favorite Books PhotoEye (Awoiska vd Molen) / Best of 2020 Photobookstore (Emilie Lauriola + Martin Amis) / Best of 2020 Deadbeat Club (Chris McCall) / Best Dutch Book Design / Favorite Book of 2021 PhotoEye (Ed Templeton + Kim Beil) / Best of 2021 Photobookstore (11 nominations) Best of 2021 Deadbeat Club (4 nominations)

Submitted: January 3, 2022

Faculty Nicole Jean Hill Art

Nicole Jean Hill's book that she curated and edited made the best 2021 Photography books of 2021 for these three publications:…

Submitted: January 3, 2022

Faculty Stephen Nachtigall Art

Stephen Nachtigall presented a solo exhibition of new works titled "Languisher" at the Morris Graves Museum of Art. The exhibition is open to the public from October 9th to December 12th, with an artist talk to take place on November 7th.

Submitted: October 22, 2021

Faculty Nicole Jean Hill Art

The Lora Webb Nichols book has been shortlisted for the Paris Photo - Aperture Foundation PhotoBook of the Year.

Book curated and edited by Art Professor Nicole Jean Hill.

Submitted: October 5, 2021

Faculty Berit Potter Art

Berit Potter (Art) was interviewed for the short documentary "Mosaic is Light" produced on the occasion of the exhibition “Mosaic is Light: Work by Jeanne Reynal, 1940 - 1970,” at Eric Firestone Gallery, NYC. She also contributed an essay to the exhibition's catalogue. "Mosaic is Light" has been featured in "4 Art Gallery Shows to See Right Now" in The New York Times, Artnet: Editor's Pick, and "Goings On About Town" in The New Yorker. The documentary is available here:

Submitted: April 13, 2021

Faculty Dave Woody Art

Dave Woody made photographs for the New York Times Sunday Magazine, of local school's "first day of school". These photos encompassed some distance learning and some face-to-face learning.
Here is a link to the story:…

Submitted: September 14, 2020

Faculty James F Woglom Art

Jim Woglom from the Art Department was awarded "Outstanding Higher Education Visual Art Educator of the Year" for 2020 by the California Art Education Association.

Submitted: September 14, 2020

Faculty Heather Madar Art

Heather Madar has been awarded a Hiob-Ludolf fellowship from the Herzog Ernst fellowship program at the Research Library Gotha in Gotha, Germany. The fellowship will support her research on Ottoman imagery in 17th century German court culture.

Submitted: December 3, 2019

Faculty Emily Cobb Art

Emily Cobb was invited to exhibit several contemporary jewelry pieces in the exhibition 'Analog_Digital' at Gallery BAUM in Seoul, South Korea from May 24th to June 2nd, 2019. Her work is included alongside four other digital jewelry artists: Arthur Hash, Ye-jee Lee, Ryungjae Jung, and Hee-ang Kim.

Submitted: May 29, 2019

Staff Benjamin Funke Art

Benjamin Funke has been selected by the US Bureau of Land Management - King Range National Conservation Area as the 2019 Artist in Residence.

This opportunity will place him atop the King Range for 31 days, reflecting on the natural landscape and building a new body of artwork. Additionally, he will be leading two workshops for the general public on 3d imaging, design, scanning and printing.

Submitted: April 8, 2019

Faculty Louis Marak Art

Emeritus Faculty member Louis Marak has been recognized by
National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA): Excellence in Teaching Award 2019

Description of the award:
Recipients should be near or at the end of a career dedicated to the practice of teaching (may be awarded posthumously); shall have demonstrated excellence in their own creative work; shall have had previous recognition for and a history of awards in teaching; and should have highly visible former students in the field.

Submitted: March 4, 2019

Faculty Alexandra Hootnick Art

Alexandra Hootnick, lecturer in the Art Department, was named by Photo District News as one of the "30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch" for 2019. This prestigious award is given to an international group of image-makers for their outstanding contributions to the field.

Submitted: March 3, 2019

Faculty Alexandra Hootnick Art

Named one of Photo District News' 30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch.

Submitted: February 28, 2019

Faculty Sondra P Schwetman Art

New article in Sculpture Digest entitled "Easy Hardware Store Sculpture Molds"

Submitted: February 18, 2019

Faculty Sondra Schwetman Art

Sondra Schwetman has been accepted into an international exhibition entitled "100% Woman" at the Stichting White Cube Gallery in Alkmaar, the Netherlands in October of 2019.

Submitted: February 18, 2019

Faculty Nicole Jean Hill Art

Nicole Jean Hill's photo series of amateur MMA and boxing subcultures was released as a monograph by Lost Alphabet Press. The book So You Wanna Fight? documents the ceremonial pageantry and bodily chaos of this American rite of passage.

Submitted: November 28, 2018

Faculty Emily Cobb Art

Emily Cobb attended and participated in the "Digital Meets Handmade" symposium in New York City on May 16th-18th. The symposium was organized by the Fashion Institute of Technology and the Politecnico di Milano in Milan, Italy. She presented her paper abstract "Sleight of Hand: Digital Influence on Contemporary Jewelry Education" and was a member of the panel that discussed "Has CAD gone Bad?"

Submitted: August 24, 2018

Student Dominique Birdsong Art

Graduating senior and Honors Painting participant Dominique Birdsong, was selected by her painting professors, Teresa Stanley and Gina Tuzzi, to participate in the 10th Annual Art of Painting Conference and Exhibit at John Natsoulas Gallery in Davis, California in March. The exhibit featured the work of 20 top young college student painters from across the state. The exhibit and conference is geared towards nurturing dialog on contemporary painting and fostering interaction between young artists and established professionals in the field. A full-color catalog featuring Dominique's work, as well the work of other top students, was produced.

Submitted: May 15, 2018

Student Dominique Birdsong Art

Graduating senior and Honors Painting participant Dominique Birdsong, has been accepted into the MFA program at the Royal College of Art in London, England. The Royal College of Art offers postgraduate degrees to students from over 60 countries and is considered to be the world's leading art and design university, according to a recent international survey. It has also been consistently placed first in the OS World University Rankings. Dominique was accepted into the program through a highly competitive selection process, submitting paintings from her "Trapped" series, paintings that explore issues of identity and loss. You can see more of her work at

Submitted: May 15, 2018