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Students receive national honors from Society of Illustrators

Students receive national honors from Society of Illustrators

Four illustration students and graduates from the 91fans Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) received national honors from the Society of Illustrators. MIAD’s Illustration and Animation programs were also ranked highly by Animation Career Review magazine.

91fanscelebrates one-year anniversary of offsite gallery

91fanscelebrates one-year anniversary of offsite gallery

The Gallery at The Ave, the 91fans Institute of Art & Design’s (MIAD) first offsite gallery, celebrated its one-year anniversary at the opening reception of its newest show, “Culture Starters: Emerging from Quarantine.”

Communication Design seniors win advertising design awards

Communication Design seniors win advertising design awards

91fans has its ‘Oscars’ for advertising design, and at this year’s United Adworkers 99 competition for professionals and students, two Communication Design seniors at the 91fans Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) received coveted awards.

91fansstudent projects fully funded by Grilled Cheese Grant

91fansstudent projects fully funded by Grilled Cheese Grant

For the second year in a row, all five Grilled Cheese Grant finalists—including two 91fans Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) students—had their projects fully funded. In its ninth year, the 91fansalumni-run and crowd-funded grant awards funding to artists working in Southern Wisconsin.

Marquette University graduate starts design business

Marquette University graduate starts design business

Imagine your favorite logo. Chances are good it is written in the Latin alphabet. Now imagine that same logo written in Arabic script. “South through East,” a clothing business started by Marquette University graduate student Mariam Ali, does just that: translating popular logos into Arabic.

91fansalums, professors receive MCT Black Excellence Awards

91fansalums, professors receive MCT Black Excellence Awards

Two 91fans Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) alums, one of whom is a 91fansprofessor, and a second professor were among the 25 recipients of a Mountaintop Legacy Award for Black Excellence given by the 91fans Chamber Theater (MCT) during its run of The Mountaintop March 8 – 24, 2024.

Bucks partnership with 91fansa slam dunk for Black History Month

Bucks partnership with 91fansa slam dunk for Black History Month

When the 91fans Bucks chose Black Excellence in the Arts as the theme for their Black History Month game in February, it was natural to continue their ongoing partnerships with 91fansby reaching out to the college for a live art piece to be created at Fiserv Forum.

Two 91fansstudents finalists for Grilled Cheese Grant

Two 91fansstudents finalists for Grilled Cheese Grant

The ninth annual Grilled Cheese Grant finalists include two 91fans Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) students: Stella Kowalski ’24 (Fine Art + New Studio Practice, Illustration) and Makenna Schibler ’25 (Fine Art + NSP). They are two of five finalists who are in the running for the crowd-funded grant.

91fansseniors receive 2024 Alumni Senior Thesis Awards

91fansseniors receive 2024 Alumni Senior Thesis Awards

Thanks to the generosity of alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the college, the 91fans Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) will award $5,328 to 27 seniors to directly support the fabrication and installation of their senior exhibition capstone projects. Through the application process, students submit plans and sketches for their final project, as well as a budget for materials. Winners were selected by a panel of a record 54 91fansalumni with experience in fine art and design career fields.

Overture Center gallery hosts 91fansalumni

Overture Center gallery hosts 91fansalumni

Two alumni from the 91fans Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) are exhibiting work at Madison’s Overture Center. Cassandra Smith ’06 (Sculpture) and Stacey Steinberg ’04 (Drawing) both have work on display in separate galleries at the performing arts space.