Alan Braddock’s book, Nature’s Nation: American Art and Environment, co-authored/co-edited with Karl Kusserow of Princeton University, received the 2019 Association of Art Museum Curators Award for Excellence as well as the Association of American Publishers PROSE Award for best art exhibition publication of the year. During academic year 2019-2020, Professor Braddock will be on leave as a scholar in residence at the Getty Research Institute, developing a new book titled Implication: Theory and Practice in Ecocritical Art History.
David Campbell had a solo show entitled “Short Stories” at The Gatewood Gallery of UNC of Greensboro. He was also part of two group exhibits: “A Web of Artists” at Thomas Deans Fine Art in Atlanta GA, and also “Real to Not Real” at the Contemporary Art Gallery of Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, LA.
Xin Conan-Wu launched a new COLL200 course “Asian Art” in Fall 2018. On sabbatical leave in Spring 2019, she conducted field and archival researches in China and Korea, for her new book The Lure of Supreme Joy: Pedagogy and Place-making in the Neo-Confucian Academies of the Southern Song. She was elected as the Moeson Fellow at the Asian Division of the Library of Congress and was awarded the Directors' Scholarship by The Rare Book School (RBS).
Mike Jabbur presented work in the Atmospheric exhibition at the Alabama Clay Conference (Feb. ’19), and was the featured artist at Charlie Cummings Gallery (Jul. ’18), and also participated in four national invitational group exhibitions. At William and Mary, he taught the 400-level studio capstone sequence, guiding graduating seniors through their group exhibition. He then traveled to Japan for a month, visiting museums, galleries, historic pottery towns, and artist studios.
Brian Kreydatus had a two-moth residency in Paris at Le Cite Internationale where he continued with his on-going series of drawings and prints from the galerie de Paléontologie et d'Anatomie comparée. Professor Kreydatus also exhibited in several group exhibitions including Parent Portraits (Westbeth Galleries, New York), INK-IT (Blackrock Art Center, Germantown MD) where his print Sick Baby was awarded an honorable mention and New Impressions (Highpoint University, NC) where his print Lauren was awarded second prize.
John Lee had a solo show at Exeter Gallery in Baltimore, MD. He participated in the “Midwest Paint Group and Invited Guests: Self Portraits” exhibit at the Taubman Museum in Roanoke, VA. Currently, John is working towards a solo show at the First Street Gallery in New York, opening October 2019.
Catherine Levesque wrote an article, “‘Imitation and Its Discontents’: Hercules Segers’s Window,” Tributes to David A. Freedberg Image and Insight, ed. Claudia Swan, Leiden: Brepols, 2019, as well as a review of “ . . . imitations of Little Dutch Landskips”: Seventeenth-century Dutch Themes and Motifs in British Landscape Prints,” Eighteenth-Century Studies. She also gave a talk, “Crafting Judgment: Truth and Technē in Sixteenth-Century Antwerp Print Culture,” Renaissance Society—Toronto, March, 2019. This past spring, the new course, "Topics in Conservation" was taught by Prof. Levesque with connections to the conservators of Colonial Williamsburg.
Elizabeth Mead was invited to make new work for the exhibition “The Nomenclature of Colours” at the Slade Gallery, UCL, London, England and to take part in the Prairie Center of the Arts “Alumni Exhibition in Peoria, Illinois.” Highlights from her group exhibitions include the “2019 Biennial” at the Olin Hall Gallery, Salem, Virginia and “Size Matters” at the Fringe Arts Bath Festival, Bath, England. This fall Elizabeth curated the exhibition “The Adjacent Possible” at the Muscarelle Museum of Art.
Charles Palermo addressed the Fourth International Picasso Congress in Málaga, Spain (October 2018) and is preparing a chapter from a book in progress for an upcoming seminar at the Newberry Library in Chicago (February 2020). He also co-wrote and collaborated in organizing an “Open Letter on the Proposed Destruction of a Mural Cycle” that seeks to save from destruction a cycle of frescos painted in the 1930s in a San Francisco high school. Letter and campaign have been discussed and debated in various press forums from the San Francisco Chronicle to The Nation.
Ed Pease, over the past year, has a executed a number of projects with his architectural firm Stemann / Pease Architecture, including work at the 1907 Jamestown Memorial Church at Jamestown Island, Virginia, and as a design collaborator with H.O. Studio, an outdoor exhibition at Crystal Bridges Art Museum in Bentonville, Arkansas, and the design of an interactive science exhibition at The Children's Museum of Kuwait. Smaller works have included residential projects in Williamsburg, Charlottesville, Richmond and the Eastern Shore of Virginia. In his role as one of the co-chairs of the Lemon Project Committee on Memorialization, Ed helped develop the international competition for a Memorial to the African Americans Enslaved by William & Mary and is currently on the building committee as the winning concept moves into the next phase of the implementation process.
Kristen Peyton had solo shows at Dwell Fine Art in The Plains, VA, and The Linda Matney Gallery in Williamsburg, VA, which included a catalog essay on her work by colleague Elizabeth Mead. Recent 2019 and 2018 group shows include: "Uneven Stepping Stones" at Biola University, La Miranda, CA, "Plein Air Paintings" at Lancaster Galleries, Lancaster, PA, and Art at Kings Oaks in Bucks County, PA.
Nicole Santiago, in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of women at W&M, spearheaded an Alumnae Exhibition in Andrews Hall, which hosted over 200 alumnae artworks and brought 4 speakers to campus. She exhibited her own work in a solo exhibition at Art Space in Richmond VA and was a recipient of a Bethesda Painting Award.
Cristina Stancioiu received a Project Grant from Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, and spent the month of July in the Mediterranean, documenting eight Byzantine churches and their frescoes. To learn more about Savaging Crete: Preserving the Legacy of the Artist Ioannis Pagomenos, and the interdisciplinary team preserving the cultural heritage of this island, check the project website: https://sites.wustl.edu/salvagingcrete
Anne Williams's book, Satire, Veneration, and St. Joseph in Art, c. 1300-1550, has been published by Amsterdam University Press, with support from the International Center of Medieval Art, the Kress Foundation, and the Historians of Netherlandish Art.
Sibel Zandi-Sayek, while serving as Department Chair, has also been involved in rewarding professional activities. This year, the International Journal of Islamic Architecture, where she serves as Reviews Editor, won the 2019 Mohammad Makiya Prize for Architecture. She was also a juror for the international competition for a Memorial to African Americans Enslaved by William & Mary and a manuscript reviewer for the University of Texas Press.