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Annet Cowenberg Awarded the College Art Association Distinguished Teaching of Art Award

February 19th, 2020

Last week at their annual conference, the College Art Association (CAA) announced the recipients and finalists of its 2020 CAA Awards for Distinction. Annet Couwenberg (Fiber ’86) received the “Distinguished Teaching of Art” award for her contributions to the field of teaching over the course of her career. Annet is a Baltimore-based visual artist who teaches undergraduate and graduate courses at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She served as chair of the Fiber department from 1989 to 2008 and stepped down to spearhead curriculum in Wearable Technology, Smart Textiles, and Internationalization. Annet has developed and taught a diverse curriculum in the fiber department and in Smart Textiles with outside institutions and other departments including International Collaboration with Willem de Kooning Academie in Rotterdam, The Netherlands and organized travel study abroad programs to Turkey, Peru, Vietnam, Spain, Morocco, and Portugal. Read the story about the awards from Artforum.