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

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

Faculty Emily Cobb Art

Emily Cobb recently returned from exhibiting her latest artwork in Sirens: New Work by the JV Collective during Munich Jewellery Week in Germany. Munich Jewellery Week is one of the most significant international events for contemporary jewelers, collectors, gallerists, curators and jewelry artists from around the world. Sirens is an interactive exhibition, and during opening night the podcast Percieved Value recorded several interviews in the gallery space. Listen soon at: The Sirens exhibition will travel to the Baltimore Jewelry Center in Maryland this April and New York City Jewelry Week in November.

Submitted: March 23, 2018

Faculty Nicole Jean Hill Art

Professor of Art Nicole Jean Hill was invited by the Center for Prairies Studies at Grinnell College to be an artist-in-residence for the month of March. She is developing a series of photographs and animations about the ecology of the restored and remnant tallgrass prairies at the Conard Environmental Research Area in Kellogg, Iowa.

Submitted: March 12, 2018

Faculty Teresa Stanley Art

Art Professor, Teresa Stanley, has been featured in an article in The Woven Tale Press, where she speaks about her work and and the connection between art and science.

Submitted: October 17, 2016

Staff Benjamin Funke Art

Artist and HSU staff member, Benjamin Funke will be speaking about his work at the Morris Graves Museum of Art. The event will take place Sunday, October 2nd at 2 p.m. There will be a tour of his current installation in the Sculpture Garden at the museum. View the event:

Submitted: September 26, 2016

Faculty Nicole Jean Hill Art

Professor Nicole Jean Hill was recently awarded Best in Show for her series "Unarmed" as part of a juried documentary exhibition titled "With Our Own Eyes" at the RayKo Photo Center. Nicole and her work were also featured in an essay by RayKo Photo Center Director, Ann Jastrab, on See the exhibit at

Submitted: September 9, 2016

Staff Benjamin Funke Art

The Humboldt Arts Council has nominated Benjamin Funke as the Juror for the 22nd Annual Junque Arte Competition and Exhibition at the Morris Graves Museum of Art. The exhibition will run from October 1st to November 27th in the Thonson Gallery & Melvin Schuler Sculpture Garden.

An opening reception will be held October 1st, from 6 to 9 p.m. during First Saturday Night Arts Alive! The exhibition is sponsored by Linda Wise and Recology Humboldt County.

Funke received his B.F.A. from Columbia College, Chicago in 2005 and his M.F.A. from the University of Notre Dame in 2012. He currently works in the Art Department at Humboldt State University.

Submitted: September 1, 2016

Faculty Benjamin Funke Art

Benjamin Funke, HSU Art Department lecturer has been selected to exhibit his artwork in a group show at the Czong Institute for Contemporary Art Museum located just outside Seoul, South Korea. The exhibit will feature 3 of his projected video works. The exhibit opens on 4/20/16.

Submitted: April 21, 2016

Faculty Benjamin Funke Art

Benjamin Funke, HSU Art Department lecturer has been awarded the Beverly Faben Artist Fund from the Humboldt Arts Council. The Beverly Faben Artist Fund provides support for emerging artists to show their work in established venues.

Submitted: April 18, 2016

Student Marie Campfield Art

A painting by Marie Campfield, a senior undergraduate student in the Department of Art, was accepted into the Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Exhibition. The exhibition will be held in the galleries of the Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators in New York City. Marie is the first HSU student to have a work accepted into this prestigious competition. Approximately 300 works from over 8700 entries were chosen for inclusion. Her work, Child’s Skull, Kandahar Province, is part of a larger series of paintings and drawings informed by her experiences in Afghanistan while serving as an Air Force Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician (EOD, military bomb squad).

Submitted: March 9, 2016

Faculty JoAnne Berke Art

JoAnne Berke just returned from a week long teacher training intensive in Beijing, China. She was invited by the America and China International Exchange Foundation to teach the US methods and the National Standards in Art Education to middle and high school teachers.

Submitted: November 6, 2015

Faculty Dave Woody Art

Photographs by Art Department lecturer, Dave Woody, were recently featured in the New York Times as part of an article about post Katrina New Orlean's.…

Submitted: August 31, 2015

Student Maggy Waurin Art

Art major Maggy Waurin has received an assistantship as a studio technician in the Jewelry & Metals Studio for the Idyllwild Arts Summer Program 2015 for Adults. More information at:

Submitted: April 16, 2015

Faculty Ricardo Febre Art

The Art Department's brochure, designed by Assistant Professor Ricardo Febre, received an American Graphic Design Award. Writer: Professor Teresa Stanley. Photographs: Kellie Jo Brown.

Submitted: December 11, 2014

Student Humberto Montano Art

Humberto Montano (Art) has been accepted to the summer 2014 Career Discovery Program at Harvard University, with a full tuition scholarship. His studies will focus on Urban Design. Students spend their time in a stimulating studio environment at the Harvard Graduate School of Design that mirrors a graduate level studio experience. They learn to analyze any challenge from multiple angles, pursuing new ways of thinking and seeking out creative solutions. Humberto will have a chance to work directly with faculty from Harvard's Graduate School of Design and the Rhode Island School of Design as well as notable professionals from the fields of urban design, architecture and planning.

Submitted: May 13, 2014

Faculty Brandice Guerra Art

The work of art professor Brandice Guerra is currently featured in “Wunderkammer,” an exhibit at the Science Museum Oklahoma. Guerra’s finely-detailed paintings of animals are displayed in curio cabinets among a collection of specimens preserved through taxidermy or other techniques.

Guerra, who teaches drawing and illustration, joined the HSU faculty in 2010. Her work has previously been featured at nearly 20 exhibits across the U.S., including a showing locally at First Street Gallery in Eureka. An online gallery of Guerra’s paintings can be found at

Submitted: March 14, 2014

Faculty Dr. Rollin Richmond, Sondra Schwetman, Nicole Jeane Hill, Sarah Whorf and Julia Alderson Art

Four Humboldt State Art faculty members and President Richmond will be presented with the “Seven Seals Award” by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). The recipients are: Dr. Rollin Richmond, Sondra Schwetman, Nicole Jeane Hill, Sarah Whorf and Julia Alderson.

The awards recognize the professional support provided by the University to Coast Guard Reservist and HSU Art student Melinda Beacon during her short-notice deployment in support of Hurricane Sandy in December 2012.

The presentation will take place at President Richmond’s office at the Humboldt State campus in Siemens Hall.

The Seven Seals Award is an award given by the ESGR, a Department of Defense office established to promote cooperation and understanding between Reserve Component Service members and their civilian employers. The award honors significant achievement and professional support provided by an organization or individual that supports the ESGR mission.

Submitted: December 3, 2013

Alumni David Phelps Art

David Phelps ('89, Fine/Studio Arts, Ceramics) will be honored October 19 at the 36th annual Stockton Arts Commission Arts Awards ceremony for his sculpture titled “American Beauty." A contemporary American sculptor, Phelps' work appears in large scale public and private installations across the United States. He works primarily in bronze, steel and concrete.

Submitted: October 14, 2013