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  • School of Visual Arts
  • School of Visual Arts

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  • School of Visual Arts

    The School of Visual Arts teaches students the basic principles of art, instructs students in the use of materials, encourages the investigation of the creative processes, and provides a framework for understanding the field of art in the historic and contemporary context. This knowledge forms the basic visual and conceptual vocabulary that is used to explore one's personal expression.

    Faculty members have diverse educational and professional backgrounds with academic degrees from major universities in the United States, and abroad. Almost all full-time faculty members have a terminal degree in their area of expertise (MFA; PhD). The diverse backgrounds of the faculty members, and their diverse approaches to teaching and creative production, combined with high standards in professional practice, create an atmosphere of excitement and challenge in the department. The Roland Dille Center for the Arts provides a unique artistic forum –including a variety of studio spaces and an exhibition gallery – that encourages personal exploration, creative expression and a strong artistic community. Art majors are prepared to perform competently whether they go on to professional practice, teaching, or post-graduate study.

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  • SHIFTS, a visiting artist exhibition

    Monday, November 24 – Thursday December 18 Reception: Thursday, December 4 from 4 to 6pm, Artist talk at 5pm SHIFTS, an exhibition by visiting artists David Emitt Adams & Ellie Richards is currently on view at the Roland Dille Center for the Arts Gallery. SHIFTS is an exhibition that pairs the work of artists David [...]

    Call for Artwork

    Student, Staff, & Faculty Exhibition Project – System Office Student, staff, and faculty artwork is invited to fill public spaces of varying sizes (small to large) at the system office in downtown St. Paul. The purpose of the displays is to showcase campus work selected by the system office to enhance the décor and contribute [...]

    Alumna Michelle Sailer, art teacher at S.G. Reinertsen Elementary, named Minnesota’s 2014 Elementary Art Educator of the Year

    Michelle Sailer, art teacher at S.G. Reinertsen Elementary, has been named Minnesota’s 2014 Elementary Art Educator of the Year by the Art Educators of Minnesota. Sailer has been recognized by her professional association for her outstanding achievement and contributions to Reinertsen and Minnesota. She will be honored at an Art Educators of Minnesota awards luncheon [...]

    Brad Bachmeier to present at Art Educators of Minnesota Annual State Conference

    Prof. Brad Bachmeier to present at Art Educators of Minnesota Annual State Conference, Nov. 7th/8th in Rochester, MN. Bachmeier will present sessions on two topics: Careers in Visual Arts and Business and Marketing Practices for Artists.

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  • Central District Conference 2/5/2015 8:00 AM to 9:30 PM

    8:00 AM to 9:30 PM - Nemzek NZ 0107 - HPE Conference Room

    Central District Conference 2/6/2015 8:00 AM to 9:30 PM

    8:00 AM to 9:30 PM - Nemzek NZ 0104 Classroom

    Central District Conference 2/6/2015 8:00 AM to 9:30 PM

    8:00 AM to 9:30 PM - Nemzek NZ 0113 North Gym

    Central District Conference 2/6/2015 8:00 AM to 9:30 PM

    8:00 AM to 9:30 PM - Nemzek NZ 0107 - HPE Conference Room

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