Alumni Association

Stay In Touch

If you have recently changed your contact information (including address, email or phone) – definitely let us know. We want to keep our illustrious alumni informed on what’s happening here at the AAC, and to share any exhibition or job opportunities which might be available for our community of creative graduates.

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Life After AAC

The Academy’s connection with its student community doesn’t end at graduation. In fact, it’s just the beginning. We want to know what you are up to, and where the creative practice and process you developed here will take you next. Our goal is to make our network of alumni a vibrant and supportive collective of artists and creatives.

Alumni Grant

We are offering two $1,000 grants that are open for application to any AAC alumni. The grants will be awarded with the purpose of assisting with an artistic project or creative endeavor of any medium.

Dates:
Application Deadline: December 1st
Grant Announcement: February 1st

Distinguished Alumni Award Nominations

The Art Academy of Cincinnati Alumni Association established this award as our highest honor. The Alum who receive this honor have distinguished themselves by the contributions they have made in their particular field or profession, in service to the Art Academy and to the betterment of humanity. All living graduates, other than active members of the Art Academy Board of Trustees and current employees working in the Alumni Affairs and Development departments, are eligible for consideration.

We invite you to nominate a fellow alum you find worthy of the award. We will hold all nominations and supporting materials for three years to give each nominee extended consideration.

Deadline to nominate is March 1st of every year.

2021 Jennifer Grote
2020 Jim Effler (BFA 1978)
2019 Charley Harper (BFA 1947)
2019 Tony Tassett (BFA 1983)
2018 Richard F. Outcault (BFA 1881)
2018 Christopher S. Myers (BFA 1999)
2017 Edie Harper (BFA 1944)
2017 Mitchell Sipus (BFA 2004)
2016 Elizabeth Nourse (Certificate of Fine Art 1887)
2016 Anna Kipervaser (BFA 2003)
2013 Rick Bolton, (Certificate of Fine Art 1979)
2012 Tracy Kamerer, (BFA 1986)
2011 Ran Mullins, (BFA 1992)
2010 Walter Driesbach, (Certificate of Fine Art 1956)
2010 Theodore A. Gantz, (Certificate of Fine Art 1966)
2010 Chris Sickels, (BFA 1996)
2009 Thom Shaw, (Certificate of Fine Art 1970)
2009 Jason Franz, (BFA 1988)
2008 Michael Beeghly, (Certificate of Fine Art 1979)
2006 John Ruthven (Certificate of Fine Art 1947)
2006 Peta Coyne, (Certificate of Fine Art 1977)

Alumni Scholarship

The Art Academy of Cincinnati Alumni Scholarship is one of the most prestigious scholarships awarded by our college and is funded solely by AAC graduates to support AAC students. Full-time faculty members select the winner who must be a full-time sophomore entering his or her junior year. To see an example of art made by a recent winner, visit the lobby of our school.

Alumni Employment