The Pennsylvania State University

School of Visual Arts

Stories

04/2017

Study Abroad in Sydney, Australia

Social and Cultural Explorations in the Visual Arts in Sydney, Australia, is Penn State School of Visual Arts’ newest addition to a catalog of study abroad experiences.  Angela Rothrock, SoVA instructor, along with Graeme Sullivan, director of...

NCECA 2017

Penn State School of Visual Arts ceramics students are known for going on to do great things, so it’s no surprise that three alumni were among the six recipients of the 2017 National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Emerging...

Indira Bailey

Indira Bailey, Ph.D. candidate in Penn State School of Visual Arts' Art Education program, placed first in the Terry Kershaw Student Essay Competition for the National Council of Black Studies (NCBS) for her essay “Teaching While Black: The...

Third Annual Edit a Thon

Leslie C. Sotomayor

Penn State School of Visual Arts’ (SoVA) third annual Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon international event at Penn State’s University Park campus in March was a cross-disciplinary effort in revising, adding, and...

2017 Graduate Research Exhibition

Penn State's 32nd Annual Graduate Research Exhibition celebrates research in all its aspects as an essential and exciting part of graduate education at Penn State. The Graduate Research program includes a Visual Arts Exhibition, designed for...

2016 Summer Art Camp


If you are a high school student with a strong interest in the visual arts, Penn State School of Visual Arts' (SoVA) Summer Art Camp, Portfolio Thinking, was created for you!

"It's a really different type of camp, and it's...

2017 judy Chicago Award Presentation

The 2017 Judy Chicago Art Education Award was recently presented to Leah Krueger, Jessica Provow, and Anne Baker from Virginia Beach Middle School for their exemplary nine-week classroom implementation with their eighth-grade students of ...

NAEA image

Every year thousands of art educators descend on a U.S. city to commune as a professional field and celebrate the accomplishments of peers and institutions. The annual convention of the National Art Education Association (NAEA) is a vital...

Distinguished Professor Chris Staley

Chris Staley, distinguished professor of art, is the recipients of the 2017 Milton S. Eisenhower Award for Distinguished Teaching.

The award recognizes excellence in teaching and student support among tenured faculty who have been employed...

Artist Book Club

Structured in the form of an artists’ book club, ART 411 Seminar in Contemporary Art, co-taught by Simone Osthoff, professor of art, and Henry Pisciotta, arts and architecture librarian, explores the book form as a medium, a metaphor,...

03/2017

Mike Andrews Feature Image

The Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) is pleased to announce a visit by artist Mike Andrews as part of its John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series. Mike Andrews’ tapestries, sculptures, and animations taunt the categorizations of textile,...

Jordan Image

"The Seed," a Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibition by Alvaro Jordan will be on display March 20-24 in Penn State School of Visual Arts Edwin W. Zoller Gallery. Jordan's work explores the question "Where are our origins, and can they be found in...

Bowman Shake City

John Bowman, professor of art, will have an exhibition of recent paintings, Shake City...

Van Grinsven Show Image

got to be good looking cause he’s so hard to see, a Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibition by Penelope Van Grinsven will be on display March 27-31 in Penn State School of Visual Arts Edwin W. Zoller Gallery. Van Grinsven will give a...

Erik Parker Poster

The Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) is pleased to announce a visit by artist Erik Parer...

Art and Audience When They Interstect Flier

Penn State SoVA Ceramics Club is hosting three visiting Artists, Nancy Blum and KleinReid (James Klein, David Reid). Their...

Krissi Davis Artwork

"Backpage Poems," a Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibition by Kristina Davis will be on display March 13-17 in Penn State School of Visual Arts Edwin W. Zoller Gallery. Davis creates immersive installations about sex, exposing the ruptures between...

Sharon Louden Poster

The Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) is pleased to announce a visit by artist Sharon Louden as part of its John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series. Sharon Louden is an artist, senior critic at the New York Academy of Art, and editor of...

02/2017

Sal Schiciano, Director, Tibor de Nagy

Armed with an MFA in painting from Penn State’s School of Visual Arts, Sal Schiciano made his way to New York in 2011, to become an inventory manager...

Dahn Hiuni

The Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) is pleased to announce a visit by artist Dahn Hiuni as part of its John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series. Dahn Hiuni is a New York-based Israeli-American multidisciplinary artist and activist. His...

Pages