The Art Institute of Seattle

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The Art Institute of Seattle
Motto "Wellness is our Passion, Life Enrichment is. Our Goal."
Type Nonprofit institution [1][2]
Established 1946
Affiliation Dream Center Education Holdings (DCEH), LLC
President Elden Monday
Location Seattle, WA, US
Colors Black, Red, and White
Nickname AIS
Website https://www.artinstitutes.edu/seattle
The Art Institute of Seattle

The Art Institute of Seattle (AIS) in Seattle, Washington is a nonprofit institution owned and operated by Dream Center Education Holdings (DCEH), LLC[3], which provides programs in design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts. The Art Institute of Seattle is located in several buildings near the Elliott Bay waterfront in the Belltown district of Downtown Seattle, near many of the city's design studios, restaurants and corporate offices.

About the school[edit]

In 1946, Edwin Burnley founded the Burnley School of Art and Design [1] and opened the doors at the end of World War II in 1947.[4] In the late 1940s, the Burnley school of Art and Design changed its name to The Burnley School of Professional Art.[4] In 1959, Jess Cauthorn bought the school from Edwin Burnley.[4] The school was run and owned privately by Jess Cauthorn and his wife until 1982 when Jess Cauthorn sold the school to the Education Management Corporation and the school's name became The Art Institute of Seattle.[4] Jess Cauthorn also became the President of the school that year.[4] In 1984, the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology accredited the Art Institute of Seattle [2]. Also in that year, Jess Cauthorn stepped down as the Art Institute of Seattle's President and on May 23, George Pry became the new President of the Art Institute of Seattle.[4] It became part of The Art Institutes and changed its name to The Art Institute of Seattle in 1982. In fall of 1985, the school became fully accredited by the National Association of Trade & Technical Schools; the school also moved from its address at 905 E. Pine to its current location on the waterfront of Seattle at 2323 Elliott Avenue [3].[4] In 1986, the Art Institute of Seattle was one of eight schools among the Art Institutes.[5] In October 1989, George Pry left the school and Hal Griffith took his place.[4] Hal Griffith was at the school for a period of thirteen months.[4] In November 1990, David Pauldine became the new school President.[4] David Pauldine left in December 1993 and was replaced temporarily by Lew Bender.[4][6] In February 1994 Less Pritchard became the President of the Art Institute of Seattle.[4][7] In 1999, Timothy Schutz becomes the President of the school[8] and The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities grants regional accreditation to the school [4]. In 2003, the Art Institute of Seattle has a new President named Shelly Dubois.[9] In 2006 the school is granted accreditation at a baccalaureate level to offer programs leading to the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. In 2009, Barbara Singer became the President of the Art Institute of Seattle followed by Elden Monday in 2010.[9][4]

Notable persons[edit]

Presidents and deans (by year)
  • 1946 – Edwin Burnley (Founder and original owner of the Burnley School of Art and Design)[4]
  • 1959 – Jess Cauthorn (Bought school from Burnley, name changed to The Burnley School of Professional Arts)[4]
  • 1984 – George Pry (School became the Art Institute of Seattle), Daniel J. Lafferty (Dean of Education)[4]
  • 1989 – Hal Griffith (President), Daniel J. Lafferty (Dean of Education)[4]
  • 1990 – David Pauldine (President), Daniel J. Lafferty (Dean of Education)[4]
  • 1993 – Lew Bender (interim replacement for David), Daniel J. Lafferty (Dean of Education)[4]
  • 1994 – Less Pritchard (President), Daniel J. Lafferty (Dean of Education)[4]
  • 1999 – Timothy T. Shutz (President), Daniel J. Lafferty (Dean of Education)[8]
  • 2003 – Shelly C. Dubois (President), Pamela Goad (Dean of Education)[9][5]
  • 2009 – Barbara Singer (President), Joan Bouillon (Dean of Academic Affairs)
  • 2010 – Elden Monday (President), Scott Carnz (Dean of Education) (current as of 2011)[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.artinstitutes.edu/dceh-info
  2. ^ http://www.post-gazette.com/business/career-workplace/2017/10/18/EDMC-completes-sale-of-schools-to-Dream-Center-Art-Institute/stories/201710180113
  3. ^ http://www.post-gazette.com/business/career-workplace/2017/10/18/EDMC-completes-sale-of-schools-to-Dream-Center-Art-Institute/stories/201710180113
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t Dyer, Tom. The Art Institute of Seattle History. Print.
  5. ^ The Art Institute of Seattle - Course Catalog. '86-'88. Print.
  6. ^ The Art Institute of Seattle - Course Catalog. '91-'93. Print.
  7. ^ The Art Institute of Seattle - Course Catalog. '93-'94. Print
  8. ^ a b The Art Institute of Seattle - Course Catalog. '99-'00. Print
  9. ^ a b c The Art Institute of Seattle - Course Catalog. '03-'04. Print.
  10. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-09-05. Retrieved 2011-09-06. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 47°36′43″N 122°20′55″W / 47.6120°N 122.3487°W / 47.6120; -122.3487