Department of Art

Studio Art and Design at Florida State emphasizes interdisciplinary thinking and offers diverse opportunities for creative development and expression on both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

We are proud of the accomplishments of our esteemed faculty, who provide guidance in the skills necessary for not only artistic creation, but also in expressing contemporary issues through their visual arts. Committed to excellence in all programs, the program strives to combine curricular flexibility with a rigorous mix of experiences and opportunities for serious, focused study in art and design.

Learn more about the Department of Art at ART.FSU.EDU and find the latest news at its blog NEWS.ART.FSU.EDU.

Re-cap: Guest Lecturer City Commissioner Gil Ziffer

Posted on Mar 23, 2015 | Comments Off

Re-cap: Guest Lecturer City Commissioner Gil Ziffer

On January 20, Dr. Antonio Cuyler’s Cultural Policy class had the pleasure of speaking with Tallahassee City Commissioner Gil Ziffer about arts and culture in Tallahassee. A Tallahassee resident since 1983, Gil Ziffer joined the Tallahassee City Commission on August 31, 2009. Commissioner Ziffer is the president of Ziffer Stansberry Advertising Public Relations, which he founded in 1990. Throughout his professional life, Commissioner Ziffer has been a cultural leader not only in the Tallahassee community, but in many others as well....

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Recap, Creative Conversations: Dr. David Gussak and Piper Kerman

Posted on Mar 3, 2015 | Comments Off

Recap, Creative Conversations: Dr. David Gussak and Piper Kerman

This February, Florida State University’s Department of Art Education in collaboration with Opening Nights Performing Arts presented two “Creative Conversations” with Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Art Education, David Gussak, Ph.D., ATR-BC, and author of the book, “Orange is the New Black,” Piper Kerman. They spoke about their knowledge and experience on our current prison system and other prison-related topics. This event was free and open to the Students, Faculty, and Staff of the College of Fine...

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Alumni Spotlight: Doctoral Candidate Alicia Viera Curates Mexican American Art Exhibition

Posted on Feb 24, 2015 | Comments Off

Alumni Spotlight: Doctoral Candidate Alicia Viera Curates Mexican American Art Exhibition

Art Administration doctoral candidate and FSU alum, Alicia Viera recently curated an exhibition for the Texas A&M University San Antonio Educational Cultural Arts Center titled Arte y Tradición de la Frontera: The U.S.-México Borderlands in the Works of Santa Barraza and Carmen Lomas Garza. The exhibition is unique in that it brings together for the first time, two female artists whose work depicts the Mexican-American culture; Santa Barraza, who teaches at Texas A&M University in the art department, and Carmen Lomas Garza, a...

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Creative Arts Workshop with Student Vets

Posted on Feb 6, 2015 | Comments Off

Creative Arts Workshop with Student Vets

  The FSU Student Veterans Center in collaboration with the FSU Art Therapy Program is holding its biannual papermaking workshop Friday, February 20th from 10:00am – 4:00pm. The Student Veterans Center invites new FSU student Vets and community members to create paper using the pulp from a retired uniform. Those interested are welcome to attend at any point during the day or come and stay all day.   This workshop is a great opportunity for students and community members to learn something new that is both creative and expressive....

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Creative Conversations: Dr. David Gussak and Piper Kerman

Posted on Jan 30, 2015 | Comments Off

Creative Conversations: Dr. David Gussak and Piper Kerman

Florida State University’s Department of Art Education in collaboration with Opening Nights Performing Arts presents two “Creative Conversations” with Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Art Education, David Gussak, Ph.D., ATR-BC, and author of the book, “Orange is the New Black,” Piper Kerman. They will be speaking about their knowledge and experience on our current prison system and other prison-related topics. This event is free and open to the Students, Faculty, and Staff of the College of Fine Arts – however...

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PhD Student Contributes to New Series on Byzantine Texts

Posted on Jan 15, 2015 | Comments Off

PhD Student Contributes to New Series on Byzantine Texts

Art History PhD student Brad Hostetler has been invited to contribute to a new series, Byzantine Texts on Art and Aesthetics, edited by Charles Barber and Foteini Spingou of Princeton University and published by Cambridge University Press. The four-volume series will feature primary sources from late antiquity to the sixteenth century, with the intention of making medieval texts more accessible. Brad will provide traslation and commentary on a dossier of Greek epigrams on reliquaries for inclusion in vol. 3, From Alexios I Komnenos to the rise...

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CVATD College Leadership Council’s Holiday Donation Drive

Posted on Dec 5, 2014 | Comments Off

CVATD College Leadership Council’s Holiday Donation Drive

Join the Leadership Council for the College of Visual Arts, Theatre, and Dance in collecting non-perishable, canned foods and supplies for the Holiday season. All supplies will be donated to The Shelter in Tallahassee. Please donate supplies at the designated drop- off areas listed below by Friday, December 12th. • The Lobby of the Fine Arts Building • The Main Lobby of the William Johnston Building • The Lobby of Montgomery Hall Dance Building Suggested Donations: **The items listed below are needed the most, but all...

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Dr. Dave Gussak Participates in Discussion on the Arts in Prison

Posted on Dec 5, 2014 | Comments Off

Dr. Dave Gussak Participates in Discussion on the Arts in Prison

Chair of the Art Education Department, Dr. Dave Gussak  was recently invited to take part in the Art et Prison Roundtable Discussion in Paris. He described the experience as “truly amazing” and shared some of the highlights of his experience with us. The roundtable discussion was a collaboration of experts across many fields to discuss the benefits of prisoners making art while incarcerated. Tim Robinson, director of the Koestler Trust in Great Britain (an organisation dedicated to assisting offenders by encouraging them to participate in...

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Opportunity for an Art Education Position at Hope College

Posted on Sep 23, 2014 | Comments Off

Opportunity for an Art Education Position at Hope College

Art Education Opportunity at Hope College Hope College Art/Art Education Department Associate or Full Professor and Potential Chair Position Opening Deadline: Wednesday October 1, 2014   POSITION: Assistant Professor or Full Professor and Potential Chair of Art/Art Education.   EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2015   SALARY RANGE: Competitive Market Rate   POSITION DESCRIPTION The Associate or Full Professor of Art/Art Education will lead a department of nationally and internationally recognized studio artists, primarily in...

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Workshops around the country led by FSU Alumna Mary Alice Braukman

Posted on Jan 21, 2014 | 0 comments

Workshops around the country led by FSU Alumna Mary Alice Braukman

Experimental Water Media Painting & Collage: Workshops around the country led by FSU Alumna Mary Alice Braukman Mary Alice Braukman grew up in the Tampa/St. Petersburg area of Florida, and came to Florida State University in the early 1950’s. A proud Nole, Mary Alice makes her home in St. Petersburg and spends time in the Western mountains of North Carolina. After graduating from FSU with a BS in Art Education and Constructive Design, she taught art in Hillsborough County, consulted for the Cherry Creek School District in Denver, CO,...

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