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Art Student Organizations

Student Organizations & Opportunities

Starving Artists
This student-run organization promotes the appreciation and education of art throughout the Otterbein community and the opportunity to learn and grow artistically. Starving Artists hosts on- and off-campus art shows including the annual Reject Show, various art trips to museums and the monthly Short North Gallery Hop, and leadership opportunities including an arts workshop at a local elementary school.

Student Art Gallery
The Student Art Gallery is a student-run exhibition space. Work is selected and installed by art majors. Dedicated to showing current art by art students, the Gallery directors are selected by the art students.

Juried Student Art Exhibition
Each year the Art Department sponsors the juried student art exhibition. Juried by an art professional from outside Otterbein University, the exhibition provides all art students with an exhibition opportunity. The presentation of artwork for exhibition is discussed and demonstrated in special workshops prior to the exhibition. The juror selects work to be shown and exceptional pieces to receive awards including University Purchase Awards.

Senior Exhibitions
Students install their artwork in two- and three-person exhibitions and also present gallery talks during their exhibitions.

Student Governance
In 1969, Otterbein University became one of the first institutions of higher education in the country to include student participation at all levels of college governance. Students are elected to the University's Board of Trustees, the University Senate, and are voting members on University committees. In the Art Department, student art majors are elected each year to represent students' perspective at Art Department meetings. Additionally, the Art Department elects students as representatives to the Division of Fine Arts and to the University Senate. Students elect their representatives at the beginning of each academic year.

/ Department of Art

The Department of Art is located at 
33 Collegeview Rd.

Office Hours
M - F: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Margarita Vilshanetskaya
Administrative Assistant
33 Collegeview Rd.
p/ 614.823.1792
e/ vilshanetskaya@otterbein.edu 

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