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August 10, 2011
Joseph H. Seipel Named Dean of VCUarts

Joseph H. Seipel has been named dean of Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts effective March 15, following the retirement of Dean Richard Toscan. Seipel, most recently vice president for academic services at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Ga., will provide leadership in education, research, community outreach and fund development…

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August 09, 2011
Tara Donovan Awarded MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Award

Tara Donovan (1999 VCUarts MFA) has been awarded a $500,000 MacArthur Foundation “Genius” award. Ms. Donovan is the third VCUarts graduate in five years to receive this prestigious award. The others are Teresita Fernandez (2005) and Daisy Youngblood (2003).

August 09, 2011
Anderson Gallery Awarded First Prize for Best Exhibition Catalogue

For Imaging South Africa: Collection Projects by Siemon Allen, the Anderson Gallery was awarded First Prize for best exhibition catalogue (in the category of institutions with budgets less than $750,000) in the 2011 AAM Museum Publications Design Competition. It will be featured in the November/December issue of Museum magazine.

August 09, 2011
Corin Hewitt Awarded Joan Mitchell Foundation 2010 Painters & Sculptors Grant

Sculpture + Extended Media faculty member Corin Hewitt has been awarded one of the 25 prestigious Joan Mitchell Foundation 2010 Painters & Sculptors grants. The grants are awarded annually to acknowledge painters and sculptors nationwide creating work of exceptional quality.

August 09, 2011
Sonya Clark Receives Distinguished Mid-Career Artist Award

Craft/Material Studies Chair Sonya Clark has received the first Distinguished Mid-Career Artist Award from Cranbrook Academy of Art.

August 09, 2011
VCUarts Faculty Achievement Awards for 2010-11

Congratulations to the recipients of the VCUarts Faculty Achievement Awards for 2010-11. Melanie Day, Music: VCUarts Faculty Award for Distinguished Achievement in Service Sonali Gulati, Photography and Film: VCUarts Faculty Award of Excellence Margaret Lindauer, Art History: VCUarts Faculty Award for Distinguished Achievement in Teaching Sandy Wheeler, Graphic Design: VCUarts Faculty Award for Distinguished Achievement…

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August 09, 2011
Pamela Taylor Receives Southeastern Art Education of the Year Award

Congratulations to Art Education faculty member Pamela Taylor who has been selected by the National Art Education Association to receive the Southeastern Art Education of the Year Award.  This award recognizes the exemplary contributions, service, and achievements of an outstanding NAEA (National Art Education Association) member annually at the Regional level. The award will be presented at…

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August 09, 2011
2011 ‐ 2012 UROP Summer Fellows

Every summer, the Office of Research awards 15 undergrads a total of $3000 to conduct research over a span of 10 weeks with a faculty mentor of their choice. The award is offered through the VCU Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program to undergraduate students and their faculty mentor partners whose research proposals show the greatest potential…

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August 09, 2011
Christina Lindholm Selected as 2011 Spirit of Martha Award Winner

Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies Christina Lindholm has been selected as the 2011 Spirit of Martha award winner.  The Spirit of Martha Award recognizes University of Missouri women who have distinguished themsevles in their chosen profession and exemplify the spirit of leadership, particularly in the furtherance of women. The award is named in honor of…

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August 09, 2011
Two VCUarts Faculty Named Recipients of the Guggenheim Fellowship

Sculpture + Extended Media Assistant Professor Corin Hewitt and Kinetic Imaging Associate ProfessorStephen Vitiello have been named recipients of the Guggenheim Fellowship, one of the top honors available for artists in the United States. Both Hewitt and Vitiello received the award in the category of Fine Arts, of which there were only 19 in total. With the awards to Hewitt and Vitiello,…

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August 09, 2011
VCUarts Ranked #1

Once again, US News & World Report Visual Arts and Design has ranked VCUarts as the #1 public university school of arts and design in the country . Click here for our ranking information.