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Graphic Design USA’s 2023 Students To Watch!

The Division of Graphic Design is proud to announce: MDes Graduate Student, Lindsy Buser, and Graphic Design Undergraduate Student, Eddie Santiago were selected as Graphic Design USA’s 2023 Students To Watch! Please help us the division congratulate these two standout students. 

Way to go Lindsy and Eddie!

Addy Award Winners


The Addy Awards represent the true spirit of creative excellence by recognizing all forms of advertising from media of all types, creative by all sizes, and entrants of all levels from anywhere in the world.

School of Art students Lauren Perry (’22), Brigette Holsapple (’21), and Harmony Ross (’21) each earned a Silver Addy Award for the Senior Graduation Gift they created for the graduating members of BGSU’s Student Government. Their work included custom screen-printed journals, an announcement card, and pencil/marker pouch filled with markers and a custom BGSU Graphic Design enamel pin. Screen-printing of the materials was led by Digital Art student Faith Merryman (’21).

Jessie Walton – Gold Addy Award

Jessie Walton (’21) took home a Gold Addy Award for her Digital Art Senior Thesis Project, The Revelation Booth. Her large, three-panel typographic installation, which included a video piece and laser-cut objects, addressed the visibility of Indigenous communities, of which Jessie is a part. The Revelation Booth is deeply personal, reflecting on Jessie’s own experiences as an Indigenous person growing up in a predominantly white community. 


Sophia Llamas – Silver Addy Award

Sophia Llamas (’22) earned a student Silver Addy Award for her project BOLD, with materials she created for a class last Spring. Sophia designed all of the brand’s graphics, which included web banners, Instagram posts and stories, animated gifs, digital name badges, and even the backgrounds for the School of Art’s 14th annual Portfolio Review Day virtual event. Well done, Sophia! 

Etta Gallaway – Naomi Rabb Winston Scholarship 

Senior Etta Gallaway was awarded $1000 scholarship from Naomi Rabb Winston Scholarship one of 5 awards, competing nationwide.  Accepted to Manifest Gallery, "Rites of Passage"  

Raven Begell-Long and Katherine Bozzo – National Museum and Art Gallery Internship 

Art History students Raven Begell-Long and Katherine Bozzo will be traveling to Trinidad this summer for a 6-week long internship at the National Museum and Art Gallery (NMAG). NMAG is an international museum which houses heritage works and oversees all the art collections in Trinidad, involving work within the museum’s vast collections. Raven has also been awarded a Hoskins grant to fund her internship with the museum. 

Raven and Katherine will be working under the supervision of the museum's chairman and the head curator to look into the conditions of the collections and identify works that are in need of repair. Raven, in particular, will focus on selected Indigenous/First Nation works still in the museum's holdings. Raven will create a database that will document the object’s conditions, which will then be shared with NMAG. Raven and Katherine will also have the opportunity to travel in Trinidad with NMAG’s chairman, to visit a number of recently emerged museums that have been added to the collections that NMAG supervises. 

Dr. Rebecca Skinner-Green will be travelling to Trinidad with Raven and Katherine to help establish this project. The students will also have the opportunity to meet with the contemporary artists in Dr. Skinner-Green’s current research project. This is a fantastic opportunity for the students to network and gain valuable experience within the field of museums and collections and the arts. Congratulations Raven and Katherine! 

Melania Earls and Raven Begell-Long – Hoskins Award Recipients

Congratulations to Melanis Earls and Raven Begell-Long for being the Hoskins Award recipients!

The Hoskins Global Scholars Program will provide $5000 for up to 3 students per year to participate in a 3-4 week international experience during the Summer, to a country that is not native to the student.  One award is available in each of the three categories: Social Sciences and Humanities, Sciences, and Professions. The scholarship will cover transportation costs to and from the study abroad destination; any additional housing/board/tuition costs above that which would be paid if they were staying at BGSU, and financial support to allow the scholar to participate in an immersive academic experience.  This enrichment experience is an independent study experience; however the student must be registered for at least 1 credit.  Students can consider an international internship, research project, service project or creative activity.   The student will identify a full-time faculty member as a mentor for the project, who will receive an additional $2000 honorarium. Recipients must share their experiences upon return to campus by participating in the Hoskins Global Scholars presentation day and additional formal and informal presentations.  This could be an exhibition, a publication, presentation or some other competitive submission. Applicants who propose the same project for both the Hoskins Global Scholar Program and the Givens Award cannot receive both scholarships, if selected. 

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Lexy Schimpf – Curs Grant and Aaron Macy Memorial Scholarship

Lexy won the Curs Grant for her work of “experimenting with color and texture in ceramics”. Lexy also won the Aaron Macy Memorial Scholarship.


How a college senior's hunt for 'weird' high school baseball fields took on new dimensions


By Stephen J. Nesbitt.

From a bird's eye view, the baseball diamond at Lutheran West High School in Cleveland suburb of Rocky River, Ohio, doesnt scan as especially strange. There are cinderblock dugouts, a concessions stand and chain-link fences. Read more

Arts council hosts an evening with Janet Ballweg, who will discuss artist residencies


David Dupont

Printmaker Janet Ballweg will speak about “Artist Residencies” as the third guest in the Bowling Green Arts Council’s “An Evening With…” series on Friday, July 14, from 6-8 p.m., at Myla Marcus Winery, 133 S. Main St.

The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Ballweg’s remarks will begin around 6:30 p.m. and last approximately 20 minutes, with a brief Q&A to follow.

“I have participated in a number of artist residencies in the U.S. and abroad. Each residency was unique in the way it was structured, what it offered, and how it benefited me,” said Ballweg. “I’d like to share some thoughts based on those experiences, including why artists attend residency programs, what to expect, how to choose a residency, and tips on applying to residencies. My hope is that other artists will consider the possibility of a residency for their own work.”

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Toledo Museum of Art selects Alli Hoag as 55th Guest Artist Pavilion Project (GAPP) Artist in Residence


The Bowling Green State University head of glass program and assistant professor to be on-site at TMA Aug. 23-Sept. 1

TOLEDO, Ohio – The Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) has named Alli Hoag as the 55th Guest Artist Pavilion Project (GAPP) Artist in Residence. The 2015 Glass Art Society Emerging Artist will create new work and share her process at TMA Aug. 23-Sept. 1. Her residency will include a free artist’s lecture on Aug. 25 at 7 p.m. and free public demonstrations. 

GAPP brings in glass and contemporary artists who are willing to explore the use of glass in their work to be inspired, without restriction, by the TMA collection, studio facilities and staff. The program aligns with the Museum’s educational aim to promote dialogue in contemporary glass and contemporary art communities. A committee of TMA staff members, including the deputy director, curator of glass, director of collections and the glass studio manager, select the GAPP Artist in Residence.   

Hoag uses glass, installation, video, performance and digital technology to explore ideas of magic as humans’ desire to understand the natural world. “I see magic as the desire to connect with the world outside of our perceptual and cognitive abilities,” said Hoag. “In my work, I attempt to create moments where one can believe that distance is overcome. I investigate this uniquely human desire to reveal the simultaneous lightness and heaviness that is created when the imagined or invisible is labored into the physical realm.”

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Lynn Whitney’s photographs meditate on life & death along the Lake Erie shoreline



Growing up in Massachusetts, Lynn Whitney had a romantic image of Lake Erie.

In her family home in Concord, Massachusetts, a photograph of her maternal grandfather sailing on Lake Erie in his boat the Sea Saga hung. The lake seemed a place of endless wonders.

But then came 1970, and the burning of the Cuyahoga River. The lake and the region were the focus of attention for the wrong reasons. The lake was dead.

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Rose Brookhart, first American to intern with the friars of Santo Spirito in Florence


Rose Brookhart (BA, Art History; expected graduation 2024) was the first American to intern with the friars of Santo Spirito in Florence and was trained to give English-language tours at the Renaissance church designed by Filippo Brunelleschi this summer. Her work was highlighted in an article published by the friars on their website

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Raven Begell-Long is set to give a paper at the smithsonian in september


Raven Begell-Long, graduating in August, has been accepted to give a paper, which will be based on her work in Trinidad and at the Smithsonian, at the International conference on the Inclusive Museum, to be held in Seattle WA in September.

BGSU Art History alumni Olivia Jones

Olivia (“Liv”) Jones (BA, Art History; 2020) has been accepted into the Master of Arts Program in Art History at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago

BGSU Art History alumni Jenna Henderson

Jenna Henderson (BA, Art History; 2020) has been accepted into the Master of Arts Program in Museum Studies at Western Illinois University.

BGSU Art History BA alum Micaela Deogracias has new grad degrees and a tenure-track job at Indiana University Library

Congratulations to Micaela Deogracias who successfully completed both her Master of Library Science and her MA in Art History, and was offered a job as an Outreach and Engagement Librarian for the Education Library at Indiana University. We are proud and send best wishes to our BGSU alumni as she starts tenure-track faculty position.


Allie Terry-Fritsch, Somaesthetic Experience and the Viewer in Medicean Florence: Renaissance Art and Political Persuasion,1459-1589 (Amsterdam University Press, 2020)

Viewers in the Middle Ages and Renaissance were encouraged to forge connections between their physical and affective states when they experienced works of art.

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Allie Terry-Fritsch and Erin Felicia Labbie, eds. Beholding Violence in Medieval and Early Modern Culture (Routledge, 2016; Ashgate, 2012)

Interested in the ways in which medieval and early modern communities have acted as participants, observers, and interpreters of events and how they ascribed meaning to them, the essays in this interdisciplinary collection explore the concept of beholding and the experiences of individual and collective beholders of violence during the period.

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Coming soon by BGSU Faculty member Allie Terry-Fritsch

Allie Terry-Fritsch, Fra Angelico's Public: Renaissance Art, Medici Politics, and the Library of San Marco

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Updated: 08/08/2023 03:57PM