Alumni News
Mentorship Program
Category: Alumni Author: Aly Bedford Date: 3 months ago Comments: 0
Picture of Art Faculty Erin Elyse Burns with Art Senior at the BFA opening at Cornish College of the ArtsArt Faculty Erin Elyse Burns with Art student Photo Credit: Winifred Westergard

NEW! We are so happy to offer a mentorship program to our Alumni to aid in their professional career goals.

If you’re interested in mentoring a soon-to-be graduate, recent Alum, or another Alum who is ready for a shift in their career, you’re in the right place. If you’re in need of a mentor and some career guidance, join us! 

The Alumni Office will help match you with a mentor suited to your situation.  If you have a specific individual in mind, just let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you. 

The typical duration of the Mentorship will be during the school year. Mentors and Mentees will be matched in September and October. The Alumni Office will connect you and get you going. 

What’s expected? Three 30 minute sessions is the minimum time commitment, but of course you are welcome to meet more!

The mentor will be responsible for scheduling the meetings, and you both can choose which platform will work best for your situation. 

The goal is to foster a new professional relationship, network, and learn from your fellow established Cornish Alumni. 

Go to Alumni Benefits and scroll to ‘Mentorship Program’ and sign up today.
We hope you will join in and bolster your career!

Neddy at Cornish
Category: Alumni Author: Aly Bedford Date: 2 months ago Comments: 0
Picture of artist with the Neddy Award program, fixing her art.2019 Neddy at Cornish Inherent Visions opening, interactive mixed media installation by Open Medium winner Inye Wokoma [not pictured] Photo credit: W Westergard

The Neddy at Cornish is one of the most generous awards for artists in the State of Washington. This year the Neddy will award two grand prize winners $30k each and six finalists awards of $2k each, in unrestricted funds.

Cornish alums, we invite you to apply, it’s free and easy! You may apply to two categories Painting and Open Medium, both of which are open to your interpretation. Did you know past alums and teachers at Cornish have received the award? Dawn Cerny, Julie Alpert, Dan Webb, Mark Takamichi Miller to name a few.

The Neddy at Cornish is open to artists living and working in the Puget Sound Region (Island, Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Mason, Pierce, Skagit, San Juan, Snohomish, Thurston, or Whatcom Counties) who are currently not enrolled in a degree or certificate program. 

For questions about eligibility, check out the Application Guidelines, and for examples of past finalists and winners: Behnke Foundation website.

Apply HERE by October 25th!

Alumni Directory
Category: Alumni Author: Aly Bedford Date: 3 months ago Comments: 0
Picture is of BFA students at their final exhibition before graduating with their art degrees from Cornish College of the Arts2019 Art Grads at BFA opening night Photo Credit: Winnie Westergard

NEW! We have an online Alumni Directory! The Alumni Directory is a secure way to share your information with your fellow Alums. This site is exclusively for Cornish Alumni and requires a password to sign in.

Have you ever wondered what a certain Alum has been up to, wanted to get in touch with a project idea, job offer, or residency which would be perfect for them? If they’ve created a profile, you’ll see them. 

The Alumni Directory is a secure way to reconnect with classmates you haven’t seen in years (decades?), network, find or offer that new job.

If you’re wanting to be a part of the Cornish community again, or want to get more people back in the fold, here is where you can do it – even reach out one-on-one to a specific Alum.

We invite you to take a moment right now, set up your profile here. and get reconnected with your Cornish Alums!  Questions? 
Just email alumni@cornish.edu for further assistance. 

Survey (with swag!)
Category: Alumni Author: Aly Bedford Date: 3 months ago Comments: 0
Picture of Dance Degree alums enjoying company at the annual art scholarship gala, which provides funding for art student scholarships in all BFA art degree disciplines.Gala happiness with Cornish Alumni Photo Credit Winifred Westergard

We’d love to hear your opinion – will you take our Alumni Survey?
We’ll send you a thank you gift!

We need your input to better serve you. Your opinion matters to us. 
To entice you to participate, the first 50 people to complete the survey will get a Cornish Alumni license plate holder along with our ongoing gratitude.

If you prefer to submit the survey anonymously, claim your gift by emailing alumni@cornish.edu with your contact information and affirmation that you have filled out the survey.

Thank you for your time, we appreciate you!