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12/2013

JC Award Graphic

In honor of Judy Chicago and her many varied accomplishments, Through the Flower — working with Penn State School of Visual Arts — has established an award for outstanding educators who have developed projects related to principles embodied in...

E.V.E.

Annalisa Barron is a senior BFA candidate. Her figures come to life through her stop-and-go animated films.  Using mixed media techniques, Barron works with found objects to create her muse.  In Barron’s most recent creation, her first female...

Goff Assigned Seating

Assigned Seating, a recent Borland Gallery exhibition of mixed-media works by students in School of Visual Arts faculty member Shannon Goff’s class, featured work that fell somewhere between designed objects and sculptural objects. The...

Samantha Bachman 'Can I Haz?'

One of the highlights of each fall semester, the Penn State School of Visual Arts' (SoVA) Undergraduate Juried Exhibition provides SoVA’s undergraduate students with the opportunity to have their work juried by a professional artist and compete...

Mary Ann Stauffer, who announced her retirement effective December 2013, joined the School of Visual Arts in 2005. She served on the College Staff Advisory Council for four years and was chair 2008-2009. Through staff changes and reorganizations...

Seven graduate students and two faculty members represented the Penn State Art Education program at the 14th annual Curriculum and Pedagogy Conference held November 6-9 in New Orleans. The international conference draws attendees primarily from...

For Delivering the Goods, SoVA MFA candidates were allowed to use any media and treat any subject matter they desired, as long as it fit within a pre-paid U.S. Postal Service mailing box. The exhibition was on display at the Kauffman...

Hello SoVA Alumni,
The School of Visual Arts (SoVA) is currently revising our Strategic Plan as part of the overall College planning process. This is an opportunity for us to think about the vision and mission of SoVA and what we might...

10/2013

Installation View

Faculty Collections: School of Visual Arts Alumni Works, currently on display in the Robeson Gallery through December 1, 2013, showcases the artwork of Penn State School of Visual Arts alumni from faculty collections.  A public...

Jean Gray (center) with brother John and sister Maggie

Graduating from college is undoubtedly a gift-giving occasion. Whether you’re 21 or 51, it’s the culmination of years of hard work and the beginning of new adventures. Many students, however, leave college with more than a diploma and happy...

Brent Green

On Thursday, October 17 at 7:30 pm in Schwab Auditorium, Brent Green will present a live performance of Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then, with audio and musical accompaniment. The event is a centerpiece in the programming for the “Uncanny October...

The 2013 Pennsylvania Art Education Association's Annual Conference, Building a Strong Future: Reflect, Refine, Reignite, will take place October 18–20, 2013 at the Best Western Plus Lehigh Valley Hotel & Conference Center, 300...

09/2013

Sullivan Welcome

Those new to SoVA this year bring with them a reminder of what it is like to relocate, to be placed in a new space. In this case, to be displaced is part of a conscious decision that has a purpose—to attend college, either fresh out of school, or...

Maddox Cover
Professor Jerrold Maddox teaches a range of computer-based courses that draw on his expertise in web design. Maddox’s new text, Simple and Useful: A Guide to Web Design, explores the question: Can HTML be styled well...

The power of art is often found in those uncanny spaces between formal abstraction and the narratives of representation. This exhibition investigates the uncanny spaces between these two diametric points through the work of eighteen alumni of the...

Robert Yarber, Distinguished Professor of Art, is currently completing the final artworks in preparation for his solo exhibition of drawings to be shown at the Alex Daniels/ Reflex Gallery in Amsterdam in November. Titled Panic Pending, ...

Mural Unveiling, Pictured With Vincent Ortiz Cortez

Natalia Pilato, a Penn State Ph.D. candidate in Art Education, is a 2013-14 recipient of the Imagining America/Joy of Giving Something Award, a $2000 scholarship given to only ten undergraduate and graduate students in photography, media and...

"Reclaim" Kiln

In the rush to embrace the latest technologies, we can easily overlook the potential in discarded and surplus materials. Students and faculty in the Ceramics area of the School of Visual Arts have explored this potential by constructing a new...

postcard

The Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County is pleased to present a Legacy of Creative Endeavors, an exhibit of the creative and diverse artwork of thirty-seven Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) alumni, who continue to reside and...

06/2013

Salvatore Schiciano

Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) alumnus Salvatore Schiciano (MFA 2010) has been named assistant director of the Tibor de Nagy Gallery in New York City. This distinguished midtown gallery has been an important participant in the New York...

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