The STUDIO: Cedarville University Society of Art and Design: Student organizations for those with art-related interests include The STUDIO, a student-led organization promoting community and mentoring among art and design students. Check out The CU Design Major’s Survival Guide, their annual publication providing a collection of sage wisdom and resources that help you make the most of your academic experience in the visual arts.
Photography Club: The Photography Club is a popular choice for visual arts members. The club sponsors annual shows exhibiting its members' work.
University Art Opportunities
SCAB "Art in the Open" Shows: Cedarville's Student Center Activity Board hosts several student art shows every year known as "Art in the Open." All students are invited to submit their recent creations for the exhibits. Pieces are hung in the bottom floor of the Stevens Student Center for all students to enjoy as they go to check their mail, visit the bookstore, or relax with friends over coffee from Rinnova.
Annual Art Student Exhibition: The Annual Art Student Exhibition is a juried exhibition featuring work from both graphic design and studio art students. All art majors are strongly encouraged to submit pieces either from their classes or from their personal work. Selections are prominently displayed in a special exhibit on the upper level of the Stevens Student Center.
Study Abroad: Art students often take advantage of the University’s study abroad program. Art students have studied in any number of countries including England, France, Italy, Austria, Germany, and Australia. Study terms can be short term, summer sessions, or semester studies.
Dayton Art Institute: Make the half-hour drive to Dayton, and you will be rewarded with an inspiring visit to the Dayton Art Institute. All regular galleries are open to the public free of admission (which works well for college budgets!). Recent special exhibits, which you can view for a reasonable cost, have included works by Rembrandt, Monet, Picasso, Renoir, and ancient Egyptian artists.
Springfield Museum of Art: The Springfield Museum of Art maintains a collection of both American and local art. It also houses a public art reference library, which contains more than 4,500 art books and journals. You can enjoy a free visit to the museum on Sundays from 12:30-4:30 p.m.
Cincinnati Art Museum: If you can make the trip to Cincinnati (about an hour from Cedarville), you can enjoy free admission to the Cincinnati Art Museum. Their galleries, which are open six days a week, are home to more than 60,000 works.
Columbus Museum of Art: CMA houses art that speaks to diverse interests and styles. The museum has an outstanding collection of late 19th- and early 20th-century American and European modern art. The collection includes spectacular examples of impressionism, German expressionism, and cubism. CMA is also recognized for extraordinary regional collections such as the largest public collection of woodcarvings by Columbus folk artist Elijah Pierce and the world’s largest repository of paintings and lithographs by Columbus native George Bellows, who is widely regarded as the finest American artist of his generation.