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Juried Student Exhibition
April 20, 2022

2022 Juried Student Exhibition Awards & Reception: Photo Gallery

On April 7, Finlandia’s International School of Art & Design hosted its annual reception and award ceremony for the 2022 Juried Student Exhibition. Friends, family, faculty and staff gathered at the Finlandia Reflections Gallery to view and discuss artwork submitted by students from across campus.  Finlandia University Gallery Director Carrie Flaspohler presented student awards in the categories of 2D, 3D, Freshman and a Purchase Award.

Learn more about this exhibit, other exhibits and the Finlandia University Gallery in general by visiting 

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April 1, 2022

2022 Alumni Exhibit Virtual Tour | Finlandia University Gallery

Due to popular demand, the 2022 ISAD Alumni Exhibit has been extended until April 19.

“The public response to this exhibit has been exceptional,” Gallery Director Carrie Flaspohler said. “I have extended the exhibit until April 19th to allow for more in-person viewing, but if you are from out of the area, please enjoy this video tour of the exhibit.”

The featured artworks in this video were created by the following alumni, in order of appearance:

Hayley Laban (’11) John Fish (’10) Jessica Shields (’19) Gray Kotila (’10) Paige Lewandowski [...]

Alumni Exhibition Poster
February 17, 2022

Twenty-one alumni from around the world reunite in an exhibit marked by diversity and excellence

“I’m blown away,” says Carrie Flaspohler, Gallery Director of the Finlandia University Gallery as she reflects on the bi-annual alumni exhibit that opened to the public on February 10, 2022. “The high quality and the diverse forms of artistic expression exhibited makes me so proud of the International School of Art & Design alumni. There is something for every viewer to enjoy in this year’s exhibit, including tailor-made hats, sculpture, photography, mixed media, painting, ceramics, fashion design and even [...]

Best Colleges in Michigan in 2022 Badge
January 10, 2022

Finlandia University named to 2022 Best Colleges in Michigan

Higher education resource guide releases the best institution programs for 2022 

Hancock, MIIntelligent.com has named Finlandia University one of the Best Colleges in Michigan in 2022 for the second year in a row.

Intelligent.com put over 75 hours into its research, ranking FinnU #12 after identifying and comparing 280 programs at 56 select universities and colleges across the state.

Dr. Fredi de Yampert, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Finlandia’s College of Health Sciences, shared the following [...]

jutila center
November 3, 2021

Finlandia’s Jutila Center supporting local business

The Lily I. Jutila Center was renovated and reopened in 2005 to create a spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation in the community. The Jutila Center aims to nurture students in their transition from college to business along with providing a collaborative, experiential learning environment between students, faculty and industry to learn and apply the best sustainable business practices. The proud home of Finlandia’s International School of Art & Design, the Jutila Center holds state-of-the-art computer labs utilized [...]

October 13, 2021

Student Spotlight: Gavin Mackey, Graphic Design

Sophomore Gavin Mackey, a graphic design major and Hancock local, has two favorite things; computing and art. Ever since Mackey was in his early teens, he was messing around in Adobe Photoshop creating pixel art and posters. His love for graphic design spiraled from there. 

“My favorite part of the [graphic design] program has got to be the vector art portion. It challenges your perspective and forces you to think in different ways than normal to create a piece,” [...]

April 27, 2021

International School of Art & Design 2021 Bachelor of Fine Arts Diploma Works Exhibition

Finlandia University’s International School of Art & Design (ISAD) 2021 Bachelor of Fine Arts Diploma Works Exhibition is featured from April 28 to July 22, 2021, at the Finlandia University Gallery. The Finlandia University Gallery is located in the Finnish American Heritage Center in Hancock.

A reception for the artists and their families will take place at the gallery Saturday, May 1st, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. The exhibit is open to the public by appointment. Please email [...]

October 21, 2020

ISAD program undergoing changes for Fall 2021

Finlandia’s International School of Art & Design (ISAD) will be undergoing program changes beginning in the Fall 2021. 

Beginning fall 2021, FinnU will no longer accept new students into the Fiber & Fashion, Intermedia, and Ceramic Design bachelor degree programs. These programs are not completely closed, but enrollment interest over the years has waned and ISAD Dean Denise Vandeville says the programs will be suspended until enrollment interest grows and the school can sustain its re-emergence. The programs will [...]

Art & Design
April 24, 2020

International School of Art and Design Addresses Online Learning

On this week’s episode of Finlandia Fridays host, Anastazia Hartman is joined by the Dean of the International School of Art and Design, Denise Vandeville, to discuss how online learning is effecting students in the Art & Design programs.

“Two-thirds of our courses are studio-based, so that was one of the first things we needed to address,” said Vandeville. “We also have classes that are lecture-based classes, those were much easier to move to the online environment. As [...]

November 11, 2019

Young Women’s Caucus for Art Hosts Annual Soup and Art Auction

On Saturday, November 16, the Finlandia University chapter of the Young Women’s Caucus for Art will host their annual fundraiser, the Soup & Art Auction.

Each year the club members fundraise to go to the National Women’s Art Caucus conference. This year this conference is in Chicago. The first college chapter of this art-oriented national organization, was founded here at Finlandia.

Tickets can be purchased in advance for $10 and will be sold at the door for $12. Student tickets will be [...]