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Artist-Educator Rae Goodwin '06 Receives National Award

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 Goodwin is one of only two teachers nationwide to receive the 2017 FATE Educator Award.
 She earned her M.F.A. (focus on sculpture) at Winthrop.

Rae Goodwin
ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA – Alumna Rae Goodwin ’06 is one of only two art educators in the U.S. to receive the 2017 Foundations in Art: Theory and Education (FATE) Educator Award.

The prestigious award recognizes exemplary work in teaching, research and service by a college professor in a first-year art and design program. Goodwin received the award at a conference presented by FATE and the Kansas City Art Institute. She will appear on an upcoming episode of FATE’s monthly podcast series “Positive Space.”

Goodwin said she is “honored to be recognized” by her peers and “thrilled to work with such an amazing team of faculty” in the University of Kentucky’s School of Art and Visual Studies in Lexington, Kentucky.

The Tolland, Connecticut, native serves as director of studio foundations and director of undergraduate studies at the UK School of Art and Visual Studies, where she is an interim associate professor.

Goodwin earned her M.F.A. (focus on sculpture) at Winthrop and her B.A. in art at Framingham State University in Framingham, Massachusetts. She has worked as an artist-educator for 23 years, teaching at the primary and secondary levels before establishing her own arts enrichment business, Visualize. Goodwin, who has worked at UK for four years, resides in Lexington.

To learn more about Goodwin’s work, visit her website at

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