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Professor Sally Machlis has been a member of the faculty at the University of Idaho since 1992. Her mixed media artwork is exhibited nationally and internationally. She is active in the Palouse chapter of the Women's Caucus for Art, the state and National Art Education Associations, and is a commissioner on the Idaho Commission on the Arts. She directs the art education program at the University of Idaho.

Campus Phone 208.885.6976
Office Location AA admin 116
Email sallymac@uidaho.edu

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Sally with Chiayi students

Sabbatical in Taiwan

Sally Machlis was on sabbatical in Taiwan for the fall semester of 2007. As a visiting artist at National Chiayi University, she co-taught Sociology of Art, conducted studio critiques, and delivered lectures at four universities. Most importantly, she had time to work on her own artwork. She attended classes in calligraphy and Chinese brush painting to familiarize her with the traditional medium of ink. In addition, Machlis had two solo exhibitions of mixed media artwork, one at National Chiayi University and one at the Art Center of National Yunlin University of Science and Technology. She also enjoyed the art, culture, sights, food and friendly people of the beautiful island of Taiwan. explore »

womens caucus for art

The Womens Caucus for Art

Sally Machlis is a member and university advisor for the Palouse Chapter of the Women's Caucus for Art which includes artists from Northern Idaho and Eastern Washington and faculty and students from the University of Idaho and Washington State University. The mission of the WCA is to effectively influence arts and academic institutions to include and recognize women. explore »

Idaho Commission on the Arts


As a commissioner on the Idaho Commission on the Arts, Sally Machlis serves in an advisory capacity promoting the Arts and Arts Education throughout the state of Idaho. explore »

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Summer Institute for Women In Higher Education Administration

Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, was the site of the 2003 Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration, a four-week residential professional development program that Sally Machlis attended. The Institute is sponsored jointly by Bryn Mawr College and Higher Education Resource Services, Mid-America. This institute is designed for professional women in higher education, both faculty and staff, who wish to prepare themselves for further administrative responsibilities that require both the effective and creative use of existing talent and the acquisition of new skills. explore »

Endangered Species book cover

Dog-Eared Publications

In the 1980s Sally Machlis partnered with a good friend and colleague, Nancy Field, a wildlife biologist, in creating a series of environmental children's books. Nancy researched, Sally illustrated and they put their heads together to create fun educational activities. While I have moved on to academia, Nan continues to write books and manage the successful business called Dog-Eared Publications. explore »


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