Art

Art Program Mission

The Art discipline at UW-Green Bay embraces the many possible forms and functions of art. We strive to create an environment that encourages students to take risks and experiment with subject matter, concept, process and creative outcome. The Art program exemplifies the essential interdisciplinary focus of UW-Green Bay by encouraging reciprocal influence of studio areas and learning experiences through a language of seeing, thinking and making.

Practice Critical Thought & Creative Process 

At a time in history when access to information, entertainment and the broader world is constantly expanding, an art education provides problem-solving skills necessary for informed understanding and effective expression of our lives and the world around us. An art education enables students to critique classroom theories, to assimilate ideas from various disciplines and to develop and defend their own informed intellectual position on issues as they become engaged members of an increasingly global community. We acknowledge art as an integrating and energizing force in society. As a method of teaching and learning, this may mean engaging students in mature subject areas, including studying and drawing nude figures. We believe that, as adults, UW-Green Bay students recognize that such art does not prescribe, but instead invites reflection and understanding.


 

Scholarships

There are a variety of art and design scholarships to declared Art majors who are currently enrolled full-time and will remain art majors at UWGB. Awarded based on artistic merit, the number of scholarships varies from year to year, with the value of individual scholarships generally ranging from approximately $200 - $2000.

Opportunities

Studies show that students that get involved are more likely to build a strong portfolio and resume, be successful in gaining entrance into exhibitions, gain significant internships, achieve employment, and gain graduate school acceptance. Check out the many options on and off campus for getting involved in the program and community.

The Lawton

The Lawton Gallery hosts a variety of exhibitions and events featuring visiting artists, faculty, and student work. Over its twenty years of operation it has hosted over 135 exhibitions while providing opportunities such as internships, installation experience, and theoretical issues pertinent to the broader museum field. 

Student Org's

The campus clubs Art Agency and Design Lounge are excellent ways of not only learning more about the world of art and design but also meeting people and developing connections with fellow artists. They host meetings to plan events, invite visiting artists, provide travel opportunities, leadership experience, and are a great addition to a resume.

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UW-Green Bay has excellent teachers, internships, research opportunities, and a great record of placing students into jobs and graduate programs. Learn More

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UW-Green Bay's Sarah Detweiler

Meet Sarah Detweiler

Earning her BFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and MFA at the University of Florida, Sarah Detweiler is the unit chair of Art & Design and an associate professor in the Art program. Prof. Detweiler teaches primarily photo classes: Introduction to Photography, Photo II & III, Advanced Problems of Photography, History of Photography and Modern American Culture. Prof. Detweiler is also the University's Pink Week ambassador, a national celebration for the color pink! During a week in November, students and faculty participate in a number of activities and artistic projects surrounding the theme. 

Detweiler is also the instructor for Modern American Culture, including topic discussion about folk and outsider art, hot rod and punk culture and oddities throughout the United States. Contact Prof. Detweiler and other members of the Art program faculty with inquiries about the major or any other aspect of the program here.
 

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