Greg Shelnutt

CU Art Opportunities & Announcements

The CU Art Opportuities & Announcements blog was developed to list art opportunities for and announcements of activities by students, alumni, faculty and staff in the Art Department at Clemson University. It is, of course, open for everyone.

On the righ- and left-hand panels are lots of useful links such as exhibiton and curation opportuities, internships, arts readyness, jobs, etc.

Clemson University Art Department


Art and artists thrive on the campus of Clemson University. Clemson is a comprehensive university with the resources and facilities to offer students excellent educational opportunities in the visual arts. Our Department of Art is part of The Center for Visual Arts in the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities. We offer the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) and the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) professional degrees and our curricula are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.  

The department also contributes to an MFA in Digital Production Arts, which is collaboratively offered with the department of Computer Science as well as the Ph.D in Rhetoric’s, Communication, and Information Design, which is an interdisciplinary doctoral degree offered in conjunction with the department of English and Communication. The Department of Art is housed in Lee Hall, which also serves as home for the Department of Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Planning, and Construction Science & Management. Collaborative projects between college faculties take place regularly. Lee Hall also includes a spacious art gallery, art and architecture library, Mac labs and materials lab. 

We have approximately 100 undergraduates and 18 graduate students enrolled in our visual arts programs. Uniquely, our size allows us to frequently conduct team faculty critiques, which maximizes the exchange of ideas and methods that arise within individual studio disciplines — painting, sculpture, drawing, ceramics, printmaking and photography. Our students work and learn in well-equipped studio facilities, and we have an ideal average student-to-teacher ratio of 1-to-12 or better.  

Arts Organizations

College Art Association

Founded in 1911, the College Art Association promotes excellence in scholarship and teaching in the history and criticism of the visual arts and in creativity and technical skill in the teaching and practices of art.  CAA has regularly issued Standards and Guidelines —professional practices for the fields of art and art history—which are developed by CAA’s committees and special task forces and presented to the Board of Directors for approval.


SECAC is a non-profit organization devoted to the promotion of art in higher education through facilitating cooperation among teachers and administrators in universities and colleges, professional institutions and the community served by their institutions. SECAC fulfills its purpose in part by sponsoring an annual fall conference, hosted by an institution of higher learning. The conference provides members with a forum for the exchange of ideas and concerns relevant to the practice and study of art.  They also offer an annual Artist's Fellowship.

National Council of Arts Administrators


NCAA is a community of current and future arts administrators in higher education. We gladly welcome all current and aspiring academic leaders. 

BENEFITS INCLUDE: invitation to annual NCAA conference, email contact with other members, advertise job postings, news and information posts, resources and more. Members also connect through conference panels, sessions, and a reception at the annual CAA conference.



The Craft Emergency Relief Fund (CERF) was founded on a single simple premise: people caring for one another during tough times. Building upon the grassroots gesture of passing the hat at craft shows for artists dealing with emergency situations, CERF created an ongoing pool of funds that are available to professional artists working in craft disciplines when they suffer career-threatening emergencies. In addition to the financial assistance, we help acquire donated goods and services for beneficiaries from individuals, organizations and businesses.

National Artist Teacher Fellowship


The National Artist Teacher Fellowship Program offers arts teachers from public arts high schools and Title 1 high schools and middle schools the opportunity to immerse themselves in their own creative work, interact with other professional artists, and stay current with new practices.

National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)

Founded in 1944, the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) is an organization of schools, conservatories, colleges, and universities with approximately 352 accredited institutional members. It establishes national standards for undergraduate and graduate degrees and other credentials for art and design and art/design-related disciplines, and provides assistance to institutions and individuals engaged in artistic, scholarly, educational, and other art/design-related endeavors.

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The CU Art Opportunities & Announcements blog was developed to list art opportunities for and announcements of activities by students, alumni, faculty and staff in the Art Department at Clemson University. It is, of course, open to everyone. Check it out: