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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.


Löwe: Senior Exhibition 2024

“Löwe,” Zach Scharrer’s ’24 (Product Design) senior exhibition project at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD), is a bespoke adaptive formalwear line designed in collaboration with employees at Independence First.

Forgotten Nation: Senior Exhibition 2024

“Forgotten Nation,” Tanesha Spencer’s ’24 (Communication Design) senior exhibition project at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD), is a guerilla marketing campaign intended to bring awareness to the 5,712 missing and murdered Indigenous women in the United States.

MIAD celebrates one-year anniversary of offsite gallery

The Gallery at The Ave, the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design’s (MIAD) first offsite gallery, celebrated its one-year anniversary at the opening reception of its newest show, “Culture Starters: Emerging from Quarantine.”

MIAD Values Recognition Award: Matt Sothan

Matt Sothan, Assistant Director of Admissions, Transfer and Nontraditional Enrollment Specialist, received the March 2024 MIAD Values Recognition Award at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD). Matt received nominations that highlighted his embodiment of MIAD’s Core Values, especially Integrity and Community.


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