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News & Announcements

August 2018

6 K-state art dept students awarded undergraduate research scholarships to investigate new printmaking technology

Transforming Printmaking through Chemical Innovation is a National Endowment of the Arts research project that seeks to transfer technology from the microbiology, circuit board, and commercial plating industries into contemporary printmaking. An interdisciplinary team of nationally recognized artists, chemists, industry experts, and student researchers at Kansas State University are collaborating to empower contemporary printmakers with tools and knowledge necessary to create prints using safer, environmentally friendly, methods equal or superior to classical techniques. This Fall six Kansas State Art Dept Students have been awarded A & S Undergraduate Research Scholarships to apply their printmaking expertise to this research. Madeleine Wolff, Olathe; Rachel Hermes, Wichita; Mikayla Bond, Gardner; Byron Ashley, Topeka; Melissa Donlon, Layfayette, GA; and Kailey Prior, Greenleaf; will assist Printmaking Professor / Principal Investigator Jason Scuilla in further develop this technology. They will collaborate with a team of chemists led by Dr. Stefan Bossmann (Co-PI), create etchings utilizing this new technology, and assist nationally recognized artists who will be visiting to support this research.

July 2018

Former Graduate student and teaching assistant recently accepted faculty position at Oklahoma State University. He will be working with the Printmaking, Drawing and Foundations areas of the program.

Brandon Williams completed the three-year Master in Fine Arts program at K-State in Spring 2017. Congratulations, Brandon Williams! We wish him many success in his new role.

May 2018

This semester, K-State students studied sketches and printing proofs by John Steuart Curry and developed web pages for the "Curry Illustrations Project." The project has emerged from a spring 2018 art department seminar taught by Beach Museum of Art Curator Liz Seaton with assistance from Digital Assets Assistant J.P. Harwick and registrars Sarah Price and Theresa Ketterer. English professor Mark Crosby, director of K-State's Digital Humanities Center, provided initial guidance for the course.


Graduate Student, Jennifer Hudson, receives 2nd Place Award at Online Exhibition

The Department of Art Master of Fine Arts graduate student, Jennifer Hudson, took 2nd place in online exhibition, Transplanted, with her work titled 'Hen Party'.

April 2018

Faculty Show @ Beach Museum makes Local paper

The Manhattan Mercury's exclusive on the KSU Department of Art Faculty Show at the Beach Museum on campus.

OPEN HOUSE 2018_Department of ART


Willard Hall was a flourish of activity and creativity on Saturday, April 6th during Open House. Both the Drawing area and KSU Photo Klub had interactive activities and demos going on on the second floor of Willard and the Prairie Fire Printmakers club and Graphic Designer AIGA organization represented activities on the third floor.

Tables were set up at the Student Union by our Art Advisor, Wendy Queal, and the Art Student Ambassadors ready to meet and greet interested folks wanting to learn more about our programs and department. 

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The Department of Art Scholarship Reception and Award Presentation is quickly approaching. Please join us on April 6, 2018 for hors d’oeuvres, art, and conversation from 4:00-4:45pm outside of the Chapman Gallery located on the first floor of Willard Hall. Our Scholarship Award Presentation will start at 5:00pm in Willard 114.
The Department of Art is pleased to announce 2017-2018 Art Scholarship winners. Congratulations to the following students:
Department of Art Merit Scholarship
  • Lindsay Ebach – Goddard, KS
  • Clare Fallon – Auburn, KS
  • Stephanie Kluitenberg – Manhattan, KS
  • Nahshon Thomas – Manhattan, KS
  • Madison Zorn – Wichita, KS
Weary Family Art Scholarship
  • Melissa Donlon – Manhattan, KS
  • Kelsey Hoines – Atchinson, KS
  • Adrienne Maxwell – Paola, KS
  • Natalie Phrakonekham – Winfield, KS
  • Antonio Pipkin – Manhattan, KS
  • Shelbie Stuckey – Wichita, KS
  • Alexandria Walters – Abilene, KS
Mark A. Chapman & Cheryl Mellenthin Fine Arts Scholarship
  • Bello Bello – Manhattan, KS
  • Jessica Burnes – Westwood, KS
  • Mary Carnes – Overland Park, KS
  • Victoria Harvey – Manhattan, KS
  • Rachel Hermes – Wichita, KS
  • Fiona Liem – Surabaya, Indonesia
  • Logan Robertson – Shawnee, KS
  • Shannon Saville – Wichita, KS
Jason Harper Memorial Scholarship
  • Annie Sauer – Wichita, KS
Pat & Jim Hagan Art Scholarship
  • Emma Allegri – Leawood, KS
  • Adrienne Maxwell – Paola, KS
Oscar V. Larmer Art Scholarship
  • Emma Allegri – Leawood, KS
Florence H. Walker Art Scholarship
  • Elizabeth Hayes – Pittsburg, KS
John W. O'Shea Art Scholarship
  • Elizabeth Hayes – Pittsburg, KS
Eugenia Fairman McNall Award
  • Andrea Klepper – Ellinwood, KS
Charles William Hugo Scholarship
  • Acacia Thalmann – Palmer, KS
Yoshiro and Ester Ikeda Art Scholarship
  • Jessica Levey - Oakland, CA
Charlotte Scott Award
  • Therese Schmaltz – Manhattan, KS
Mary Lucille Dunn Art Scholarship
  • Selena Badami – Overland Park, KS
  • Hazel Ingram – Lawrence, KS
  • Neely Joyce – Manhattan, KS
  • Zelie Thompson – Cypress, TX

The student's works will be displayed in the Chapman Gallery in Willard Hall from April 2-7, 10am-5:00pm. Admission is free to the public.

March 2018

Rebecca Hackemann-Bahlmann, Assistant Professor in Art, was on a panel for immigration for International Women's Day together with Manhattan's Mayor Usha Reddi.

She chaired the fellowships for AAUW Manhattan Branch, who put this event on in the evening of Thursday, March 8th, and was a guest as a 1st generation female immigrant. The AAUW give away $4 million in fellowships to female grad students nationwide. Professor Bahlmann has been working with the Provost and Deans to get the word out to female grad students.

The following link is the article recently published by K-state today: https://www.k-state.edu/today/announcement.php?id=40057