Hi Art Department Students!
It’s time to register for fall classes— HOORAY!! Please remember to set up an advising appointment with your Art dept. advisor, asap, noting that we (advisors/faculty) ARE NOT here after mid- May to help you—sorry, but we’re off the clock at that time . . . If you don’t know who your advisor is, please check your SOLAR account or check in with me. Your advisor will have appt. sign-up sheet posted this coming week outside his/her office.
Here are some basics to have on your radar when registering for classes:
  1. ENROLL ASAP as ART classes can fill (and close) QUICKLY!
  2. Get all your required ART 100 level courses out of the way ASAP.  AND we STRONGLY recommend you take ART 125 BEFORE  ART 126.
  3. Take no more than 3 studio or graphic design courses in one semester; aim to take at least two each semester.
  4. JUNIORS: Take Professional Practice, ART 392 during your junior year in the major. (By junior, I mean when you’re about 2/3rds- 3/4s through the Art/GD major, with several studio courses and the two 100-level art history courses under your belt.)
  5. If you’re planning on graduating during the 2016-2017 academic year, check with your art professor or advisor about which capstone course you need to take. For the  “General” Art major, you should take Critique Seminar, ART 497; for the Graphic Design major, you should take Design Portfolio, ART 487 (and, like most 400-level studio courses you can take this twice for credit!!); for the Art with Concentration major, you need to register with a form available from your advisor for Senior Studio, ART 493. (For ART 493 in the fall 2016, Trenton Baylor will be your primary prof since he’s leading the course; Tom will be leading it in the spring and you’d sign up with him then. Ask any Art faculty member if you have questions.)
Also— Senior exhibitions (by those currently enrolled in ART 493) will happen beginning 4/25 in the Foundation Gallery.  And “The Orgins of Hip Hop” will take over our big Fine Arts Gallery on 4/15— more info on these coming soon! THEY WILL ROCK!!! 
Lastly, Here’s an opportunity to exhibit your work that I’m passing along: 
Calling All Wisconsin Artists,
The Edna Carlsten Gallery at UW – Stevens Point is seeking artwork for an upcoming exhibition on the theme of “Social In/Justice”.
Where: Edna Carlsten Gallery, University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point
When: June 13 – July 29, 2016
What: “Viewpoints: Social In/Justice” an exhibition including a print portfolio organized by Benjamin Rinehart, Associate Professor of Art at Lawrence University. This portfolio titled “Social In/Justice” consists of 14 prints created by artists from around the country. Each artist was asked to react to, and personalize challenges to societal norms through a variety of printmaking techniques. The work explores unfair acts, inequalities, and restrictions to individuals or groups of people.
Call for art: While including the print portfolio in the exhibition, I also want to include work done by students, faculty and other artists from around Wisconsin. If you have work you would like to be included in this exhibition, please send the name, title, medium, date, size, a brief artist statement and an image of the work to Leslie Walfish, Curator of the Carlsten Gallery by Sunday, May 1, 2016. Information can be sent to Leslie by email:Leslie.Walfish@uwsp.edu<mailto:Leslie.Walfish@uwsp.edu>  All art mediums welcome. Work must be ready to be displayed (framed and in good condition) and delivered to the Edna Carlsten Gallery by May 20th. If you have any questions, please email or call at (715) 346-4797<file:///tel/%2528715%2529%20346-4797>
Best regards,
Leslie Walfish
Happy Spring!
Lisa Marie Barber
Associate Professor, Chair
Art Department