This was not what art and design sophomore Olivia Andersson had in mind for her spring quarter, as she stood on her Los Angeles balcony, putting the final touches on a painting she had spent more than 30 hours working on in that very spot.

Andersson is just one of many art and design students who had to compromise to create art from home while in-person classes were on hold.

Andersson likes to work with oil paints, which can be toxic to breathe. She has to paint outside because she no longer had access to the Cal Poly Art studios,

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Jane Walentas was a woman of many layers. She was an accomplished artist whose quiet, thoughtful manner disguised an inner core of grit and determination. When she died July 5 in her Southampton, New York,home, following a fight with cancer, she passed on a legacy as a discerning philanthropist who made it possible for others to achieve success and experience the exhilarating beauty of art.

In October, she and her husband, David, made a landmark gift of $100 million to the Jefferson Scholars Foundation at the University of Virginia that will fund scholarships for first-generation students at UVA. David

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The new exhibition includes a revitalization of the university’s on-campus galleries and partnerships with leading local galleries and museums.

The San Diego State University School of Art and Design is launching a new exhibition program this summer that will include a revitalization of the university’s on-campus galleries, collaborative and multidisciplinary art and design events, and a new partnership project with leading local galleries and museums.

The new exhibition program will dedicate significant space in SDSU’s four on-campus galleries for student-led exhibitions and projects, and will also bring in exhibitions of contemporary artists and collectives to campus following the

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ARTSTHREAD is partnering with i-D Magazine to create an online Global Design Graduate Show 2020 with entries being collected through July 31. The show came about as a proactive response to the Covid-19 health crisis as a way for recent graduates to get exposure and make connections in lieu of cancelled year-end shows and internships. The competition is open to all students graduating in any under- or post-graduate art & design degree over the academic year 2019-20, and the winners will be showcased online this September.

According to ARTSTHREAD Creative Director Jens Laugesen the goal of the competition is to

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It started with one social media post.

On June 1, the Laguna College of Art and Design (known as LCAD) released a solidarity statement with the Black Lives Matter movement on its social media. The letter, signed by the school’s president Jonathan Burke, looked similar to other posts by universities and companies pledging to stand against racial injustice.

But the hashtag #AllLivesMatter was the sole text on display at the top.

Students quickly noticed that their private arts school had used the hashtag associated with dismissing Black Lives Matter. They started flooding the comment section with their own experiences at

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Chicago – This carefully curated collaborative auction offers works from some of the most important names in art and design from the second half of the 20th century. Sophisticated acquisition opportunities are available for connoisseurs and savvy emerging collectors alike, including examples by Sol LeWitt, Chuck Close, Keith Haring, Christo, Harry Bertoia, Edward Wormley and Paul Evans.

“We are thrilled to present How Soon Is Now as part of our Summer auction schedule. This curated selection of art and design has given us the opportunity to pair artists and designers in the same auction for the first time at Hindman,

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