MIAD seniors honored with the Sarah Ball Allis Thesis Award
The Sarah Ball Allis Thesis Award is a one-time award to four Spring 2021 MIAD seniors. The awards support thesis projects by feminist artists that help propel the feminist movement forward, and is generously funded by the feminist artists of the Sarah Ball Allis Art Museum Exhibition.
Congratulations to the winners: Jesse Cardenas-Trejo (Illustration), Rita Richardson (Illustration), Madeline Walker (Illustration) and Britt Westveer (New Studio Practice: Fine Arts).
View the winning projects:
Jesse Cardenas-Trejo ’21 (Illustration) illustrated a comic about a relationship between two sisters living together and what it’s like having an older sister.
Rita Richardson ’21 (Illustration) designed a collection of infant clothing called “Lil Bugs” based on moths and plant life.
Madeline Walker ’21 (Illustration) designed based on ideas of expression, motivation and life experiences from different people.
Britt Westveer ’21 (New Studio Practice: Fine Arts) created a work to demystify the myths of the Old West and generate a discussion about people who identify as women or non-binary during an era that was populated with cis male folklore and glamorization.
Working at the periphery of student life, staff members hold technical and administrative positions that allow for the smooth operation of the college’s day-to-day and long-term activities. When they’ve clocked out of the MIAD building, they’re home, in the studio, outside in nature– and exercising their own creative muscles and sustaining personal arts practices. “After Hours,” the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) Gallery at the Ave’s latest exhibition is the first of its kind for the college where staff talents are in the limelight.
During the fall 2023 semester, the Lubar Emerging Technology Center at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) hosts “Technique of the Week” demonstrations for students, faculty and staff. MIAD community members are invited to attend presentations on everything from 3D scanning objects to fermentation to Minecraft. Most recently, attendees played pinball on a handmade virtual pinball machine.
Four students were honored at the inaugural Latine Student Exhibition, on view at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) until October 13, 2023. Coordinated by rhi anderson-martinez, executive director of equity and inclusion at MIAD, the exhibition highlights and celebrates the art and design skills of MIAD’s Latine students during Hispanic Heritage Month.
Brad Anthony Bernard, professor of fine art at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD), will participate in a panel discussion about Frederick Law Olmsted at the 2023 annual conference of the Olmsted Network in Milwaukee. An accomplished muralist, Bernard designed a mural depicting Olmsted which will be displayed at a public mural and sculpture garden in Milwaukee.
The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) welcomes Anna Hillary as the new full-time Assistant Professor of Writing and Humanities following a national search.