10 Things I Wish I Knew When I Graduated College
Friday, June 2, 12:15-1:30pm @ Elmira Building

Start your weekend with a list of things you wish you knew (and maybe still need to learn) with help from these recent graduates. Get some solid advice and learn how the real world has treated these recently graduated artists. Each will share in 5-10 minutes, the work they have made since graduating. They will be prompted by Gregg Schlanger to divulge what they missed and share what life has been like since graduating.

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Skyler Crady

Originally from Puyallup WA, Skyler Crady has recently earned her BFA through Central Washington University. There, she studied photography and metalsmithing as well as minoring in museum studies. Since graduating, Skyler has received an artist residency at Gallery One and has worked at Chihuly Garden and Glass and the Tacoma Art Museum.

Jane Go

It’s almost been two years since Jane Go started working as a graphic designer at Record Printing, Packaging & Design in Thorp, WA. This is the same amount of time since she moved to Ellensburg, which is the farthest north of the country in which she has ever lived. Jane studied Design at the University of California, Davis. She considers herself a designer more than an artist, but frequently use elements of both art and design to solve problems at work as well as her personal life. Sometimes a handmade drawing or painting is all it takes to make a loved one, or client, happy.

Philippe Kim

Philippe received his MFA in painting from Central Washington University in 2016. He currently works and resides in Seattle, WA, with his husband, Drew, and their dog, Jack, (and other roommates, because, you know, rents and bills, and they’re still in their “mid-twenties.”) As a new member of SOIL, an artist-run gallery in Seattle, Philippe continues to make work in various mediums, when he’s not procrastinating, worrying about deadlines, or waiting on replies from jobs and shows.

Bonilyn Parker

Bonilyn was born and raised in the land of the midnight sun in Anchorage, Alaska. She received her BA in Art with emphasis in ceramics and sculpture from the University of Alaska Southeast in 2012 and her MFA in ceramics from the Ohio University in 2015.  Parker has been an artist in residence at the Archie Bray Foundation, Red Lodge Clay Center, Holter Museum of Art and the International Ceramics Studio in Kecskemét, Hungary.  Since grad school she has enjoyed teaching art at various levels and age groups ranging from kindergarten to seniors. Parker has been an instructor with the Archie Bray Foundation, Holter Museum of Art, YMCA, YWCA and she is currently a visiting faculty member at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington, where she teaches ceramics.

Gregg Schlanger

Gregg Schlanger is a Professor of Art and Chair of the Department of Art at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington. He received his BFA from Boise State University in 1987 and his MFA from Northern Illinois University in 1989. Gregg’s work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. This includes a community public art commission for the City of Memphis, Tennessee, a community project for the City of Providence, Rhode Island and a commission for the public library in Owensboro, Kentucky. Gregg has participated in exhibitions in New York, Illinois, Iowa, Nevada, California, North Carolina, Arkansas, Idaho, Oregon, Tennessee, Virginia and Washington. His work has also been exhibited in Berlin, Erfurt, Potsdam and Jena, Germany. He has received many awards including Sponsorship by the New York Foundation for the Arts, Israel-Tennessee Visual Artist Exchange Project Fellowship, USIA Arts America Grant and New Forms Regional Initiative Grant from the NEA.