The Pennsylvania State University

School of Visual Arts

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03/2015

NAEA Invitation

Dear SoVA Alumni Family,

It’s time to get together again!

We invite you to join us at this year’s Penn State Art Education Reception at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel during the 2015 National Art Education...

02/2015

Alfred Exhibition Opening

Penn State School of Visual Arts Assistant Professor and alumnus Brian Alfred will have a solo exhibition, It Takes a Million Years To Become Diamonds So Let's All Just Burn Like Coal Until The Sky Is Black, at Ameringer McEnery Yohe,...

Creating Artwork for Portfolio

Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) will host a Portfolio Day at the University Park campus on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

SoVA offers degrees in art and design disciplines and art education, giving students the...

CAA Graphic

We enjoy bringing alumni, graduate students, and friends together during the College Art Association’s annual conference, and the 2015 conference in New York City will again provide such an opportunity. If you are attending the conference or if...

Christina Stavros Artwork

SoVA students Vicente Ortiz Cortez (Senior BFA) and Christina Stavros (Senior BFA) have been selected to exhibit their artwork in the 4th Student International Small Print Show (SIPS), one of the most significant student printmaking...

D'Nae Harrison Self Portrair

Congratulations to D'nae Harrison (BFA '14), who recently captured third place (Adult Professional Division) in the 15th annual National Arts Program in Philadelphia exhibition. The exhibition, on display in Philadelphia's City Hall, showcased...

Bruce Shobaken exhibition image

Two distinguished retired faculty from the School of Visual Arts are currently exhibiting their work: one locally and the other in San Francisco.

Professor Emeritus Bruce Shobaken, who was head of Printmaking for thirty years, has...

We enjoy bringing alumni, graduate students, and friends together during the College Art Association’s annual conference, and the 2015 conference in New York City will again provide such an opportunity. If you are attending the conference or if...

12/2014

Judy Kovler (TTF Director), Brenna Johnson, Judy Chicago, Karen Keifer-Boyd

In honor of Judy Chicago and The Dinner Party, Through the Flower — working with the Penn State School of Visual Arts — has established an award for outstanding educators who have developed projects related to...

Dana Karlisle Kletchka Demonstrating ibeacons

Soon, there will be new, high-tech additions to the Palmer Museum’s galleries — small electronic devices that will be stuck to walls behind paintings, hidden under shelves or concealed in corners. You won’t be able to see...

Brian Alfred Animation Screen Shot

Brian Alfred, assistant professor of art, exhibited his new animation, Under Thunder and Florescent Lights, on the 7,000-square-foot outdoor projection wall of the Frank Gehry-designed New World Center, as part of Art Basel, in Miami...

SoVA Foundations students prepare collaborative drawing wall as part of Foundations Exhibition

The Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) annual Foundations Area exhibition, In the Beginning…, is on display through December 12, 2014, in the Edwin W. Zoller Gallery. The exhibition includes drawing, sculpture, installation, and...

Wanda Knight

The Pennsylvania Art Education Association (PAEA) has named Wanda Knight, associate professor of art education and women’s studies, the 2014 Outstanding Art Educator in Higher Education. Dr. Knight was recognized at the recent PAEA awards...

Jessica Baker Kee and Alphonso Grant

Congratulations to Jessica Baker Kee, recipient of the 2014 James T. Sears Award from the Curriculum and Pedagogy Group for her paper, “The Haunted Curriculum: Memory, Pedagogy, Trauma.” Jessica is a Ph.D. candidate in Art Education. Kee was...

Giulia Livi SACI Painting Studio

Penn State students regularly participate in the study abroad programs at Studio Art Centers International (SACI) in Florence, Italy, for a summer program, a semester, or even a year. This year, the Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) will...

SoVA is very pleased to welcome an exciting group of students to our graduate programs, including art education and studio (M.F.A.). The talent they bring makes the expectations high. Below we provide a brief introduction of each student, and...

11/2014

Learning as Play: Movable Books

Carlos Rosas, associate professor of art and professor-in-charge of the Interdisciplinary Digital Studio (IDS) program, is working with other Penn State faculty and staff on the digital animation of movable books from the 1600s and 1700s --...

SoVA Fall 2014 Undergraduate Juried Exhibition

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...

John Mangan Peace Image

It is with much sadness and deepest sympathy that SoVA announces the passing of alumnus and longtime instructor John Mangan. Below is a letter from John’s friend and fellow SoVA alumnus David Love, reflecting on John’s life:

I am writing...

Alphonso Grant

Alphonso Grant, Ph.D. student in Art Education, recently participated as a panelist in the Black Beauty Colloquium on Penn State’s University Park campus. The event was an opportunity for members of the Penn State community to have frank and...

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