Academic Announcements

Fall '21 Leave Request
Currently enrolled students who are expected to enroll this Fall '21 but would rather be on a personal leave should file a leave request in the
ASK portal (under "Student Petitions") by May 1, 2021; speaking with an academic advising dean is part of the process. You can schedule an appointment with an academic advising dean at or at You can read the College's FAQ page about personal leave-taking before your appointment.

Save the Date

Virtual Celebration for VA Seniors
Thurs. Apr 29, 6-7pm

Please join us for a virtual celebration for the Class of 2021 Senior Visual Art Concentrators! Full lineup and more details will be announced soon. Seniors will receive a Zoom link directly from the Department.

VA Student Committee Members Wanted | DIAP
Deadline to apply: Fri. Apr 30

Our department will be continuing the work of Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP) in the 2021-2022 academic year. We are looking for students who are interested in working with Visual Art Faculty and Staff on our DIAP initiatives. This appointment would be a one-year commitment, and the committee meets at various times throughout the semester. Apply


2021-22 Mentor & Mentee Applications
Rising Sophomores (in Fall '21), stay tuned for more information about MAPS! The Curricular Resource Center will send out the application for the program later this summer! Rising Juniors and Seniors passionate about advising sophomores can now apply to be a MAPS Mentor here.

Call for Submissions | Susan Eley Fine Art
Susan Eley Fine Art would like to devote the Summer of 2021 to recognize and celebrate art students around the country with two exhibitions in New York City. They wish to congratulate young artists on the completion of their schooling with an exhibition of work by those who graduated in the year 2020 or 2021, with either a BFA or MFA. More info

Logo Completion | CLACS
Deadline: April 18

CLACS invites Brown/RISD students to participate in a competition to design a logo for their upcoming Sawyer seminar. The topic of this year-long initiative is rethinking the dynamic interplay of migration, race, and ethnicity in the Caribbean and Latin America. Send your best ideas by April 30th. $250 will be awarded for the winning design.

VA Gives

Wendy V. Edwards Painting Fund

We are so thankful for the outpouring of support we received in honor of Wendy Edwards, Professor Emerita of Visual Art, who retired this past spring from Brown after forty years of dedicated service. A passionate supporter of arts education and an inspiring figure on College Hill, Professor Emerita Edwards is greatly missed.

To honor Professor Emerita Edwards’ legacy at Brown, the Department of Visual Art established the Wendy Edwards Painting Fund in November 2019, with a goal of raising $100,000. Due to the efforts of our loyal alumni and friends, we have raised $56,775 to date! Once the additional $43,225 is raised, the fund will provide support for the students of the Department of Visual Art in perpetuity as an endowed fund, in the name of Professor Emerita Edwards.

Please join us in making a gift in celebration of Professor Emerita Edwards and her time at Brown. This fund will serve as a lasting reminder of her commitment to her students and her craft. 

To make a gift online, follow the
link here, check the box for “other” and fill in the designation field as “Wendy Edwards Painting Supply Current-Use Fund.” To make a gift by check or money order, follow these instructions, designating your gift on the memo line as “Wendy Edwards Painting Supply Current-Use Fund.” 

If you have questions about making a gift, please contact
Jeffrey Cabral, Senior Director of Development for the Brown Arts Initiative. 
Thank you for your support.

Leslie Bostrom
Professor and Chair, Department of Visual Art

View the
virtual tour of Luscious: Paintings and Drawings by Wendy Edwards, a 40-year retrospective at the David Winton Bell Gallery, and watch Professor Emerita Wendy Edwards In conversation with Ruth Fine.

Please Remember

Everyone is required to:
Follow all Brown University, CDC, and State of RI guidelines; review the information on the
Healthy Brown webpage; wear a face covering at all times unless other permissions are in place to support this; practice physical distancing guidelines; wash hands often and sanitize; follow our "clean if your touch" policy; bump doors open as much as possible; keep a contact journal outlining who you have been in direct contact with; self-monitor for high temperatures; and stay home if you feel sick.

When inside the List Art Building, please keep in mind these measures to help protect the students, faculty, and staff working in the building:
Only one person at a time should occupy the elevators.
Stairwells: the North stairwell (Waterman Street side) is designated for UP foot traffic only. The South stairwell (College Street side) is designated for DOWN foot traffic only.
Sanitizing stations: There are several hand and surface sanitizing options located on each floor. Please sanitize or wash your hands often. Please wipe down any surfaces that you touch.
Bathrooms: The bathroom on the 2nd floor is for faculty and staff working in the List Art Building. There are additional bathrooms located in the basement, and on levels 3, 4, and 5.
Lounge areas: All couches, chairs, benches, and white tables will be removed. All cafe spaces outside studios will be removed.
Assigned Workstations: All students in hybrid courses will have assigned workstations in the classroom. Always use your assigned studio space/desk when working during class AND outside of class time.

Studio Monitor Hours & Building Access During Non-class Times
Studio Monitor Hours give students enrolled in hybrid VISA courses the opportunity to work in studios outside of class time. The following studios will staff a monitor during Studio Monitor Hours: Black + White Darkroom, Book Arts Studio, Painting Studio, and Sculpture Studio on Sunday-Wednesday from 6pm-11pm. A monitor will not be staffed for the Digital Print Lab/Lighting Studio, Printmaking Studio, and Foundations Studios for the Spring '21 semester. Students enrolled in hybrid courses, senior Honors students, and certain ISP students may use the labs and studios outside of Lab Monitor Hours anytime from 7am-11pm Monday-Friday. Everyone must leave the building no later than 11pm. Certain equipment and machinery will be off limits and locked down when there is not a lab monitor present.

VA Office Closed on Fridays
The Department of Visual Art office will be closed on Fridays. Visual Art staff is available remotely. Please email the staff if you have a question or to set up a virtual meeting.

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