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.

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

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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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Art & Design Welcomes Visiting Artist Will Lamson

Posted on Jan 21, 2014 | 0 comments

Art & Design Welcomes Visiting Artist Will Lamson

Visiting Artist and Scholars Program resumes this Thursday with artist Will Lamson! Event Information Thursday, January 23, 2014 @ 7 pm FSU Fine Arts Building Room 249 About Will Lamson William Lamson was born in Arlington, Virginia. His video works often find him playfully and strenuously interacting with his environment (both in the natural world and in his studio). Lamson’s work is included in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum (NYC), the Dallas Museum of Art (TX), the Houston Museum of Fine Arts (TX), and the...

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MANDEM Art Showcase at LeMoyne’s Emerging Artist Show

Posted on Jan 9, 2014 | 0 comments

MANDEM Art Showcase at LeMoyne’s Emerging Artist Show

MANDEM Art Showcase at LeMoyne’s Emerging Artist Show (January 17 – 31, 2014) The public is invited to join MANDEM (MFA Studio Art, 2015) on Friday, January 17th from 6:00pm-9:30pm at LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts in Tallahassee for the opening reception of the 2014 Emerging Artist Show. With a total of five unique artists in the LeMoyne galleries, MANDEM will be showcasing in the main gallery.   * MANDEM (http://mythpunkart.com) will be debuting several new paintings and mixed-media works at this show, as well as displaying...

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MoFA Presents Annual Art Faculty Exhibition

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MoFA Presents Annual Art Faculty Exhibition

The Annual Art Faculty Exhibition opens the new year with a dynamic mix of recent works by the faculty artists of the College of Visual Arts, Theatre & Dance. This exhibition will run from January 10th – February 2nd, 2014. Diverse in vision, media and execution, the works exhibited in the Annual Faculty Exhibition, demonstrate visual investigations that form the studio practices of the Florida State University’s Department of Art Faculty.  More than 30 artists will exhibit works in many different media confront traditional...

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Cropwork Orange Book Release & Artist Talk

Posted on Dec 3, 2013 | 0 comments

Cropwork Orange Book Release & Artist Talk

Cropwork Orange Book Release & Artist Talk Presented by Small Craft Advisory Press (SCAP) December 12, 2013 5-6PM Strozier Library, Scholars Commons Classroom Please join us in celebrating the release of our recently completed artists’ book edition, Cropwork Orange– a collaboration between Robert Fichter, Bea Nettles and Denise Bookwalter. The artists will present their process of creating this book, which will be on display for viewing alongside other SCAP editions held in Special Collections at Strozier. SCAP’s current...

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2013 Arts & Antiques Fair

Posted on Dec 3, 2013 | 0 comments

2013 Arts & Antiques Fair

Every year for the past twenty-six seasons, the Museum of Fine Arts has hosted a multi-day event that brings regional artists and crafts persons together with antiques dealers (books, jewelry, furniture, collectibles and prints).  The offerings for giving or collecting are diverse, reasonable, and unique. There is no admission charge. For more information, please call (850) 644-6836. 3-Day Museum Sale of Art, Antiques & Fine Crafts 2013 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 10-6 FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 10-6 SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7,...

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A Month of Interactions at FAR

Posted on Nov 27, 2013 | 0 comments

A Month of Interactions at FAR

In November, the Facility for Arts Research (FAR) welcomed its inaugural formLab Project Fellow, Michael Rees, Associate Professor of Sculpture and Digital Media and Director of the Center for New Art at William Paterson University. Rees utilized many of FAR’s resources, including the MMAP 3D printer, to produce sculptural work with an augmented reality component. During his visit, Rees gave a well-attended lecture about his body of work and experience at FAR.   FAR also celebrated the opening of its exhibit, FAR Exchanges: Interactions...

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