AIGA, the Professional Association for Design
To unite people with a common interest in communication design; to provide an interchange of ideas and stimulate the public's interest.
Faculty Sponsor: Rob Lopez
Art Education Majors
The following art education professional organizations reinforce and foster the professional mission of the Program in Art Education:
- Illinois Art Education Association (IAEA)
- National Art Education Association (NAEA)
- International Society for Education through Art (INSEA)
Faculty Contacts: Barbara Bickel
Art History Association
Aims to provide a forum for discussion of art and art history among interested students, to help students explore career opportunities, and to increase interaction between professors and students.
Faculty Sponsor: Stacey Sloboda
C.4 (Critical Forum, the Sculptor’s group)
C.4 is a student organization that exists to promote cooperation, collaboration and critical exchange through the visual arts for the undergraduate and graduate students committed to sculpture. Primary function as a group is to facilitate student critiques, foster exhibition opportunities, participate in national conferences and raise funds so that students may have a variety of unique opportunities.
Faculty Sponsor: Jerry Monteith
Graduate Association of Painters and Printmakers (GAPP)
Exists to facilitate creative discussions, exhibition opportunities & raise funds for national conference, visiting artist lectures as well as providing interaction between painting & printmaking graduates and the university community.
Faculty sponsor: Mark Pease
Industrial Designers Society of America
Provide students exposure to professionals in industrial design. To hold seminars to help students increase their abilities as industrial designers. Take a trip each year to the Midwest District Conference to interact with other students, teachers, & professionals.
Faculty Sponsor: Aaron Scott
League of Art and Design (LoAD)
Dedicated to emerging artists within the School of Art & Design at SIUC; to provide support, exposure, and professional experience to active members before entering the art world outside of academia.
Faculty Sponsor: Najjar Abdul-Musawwir
Communication Design student group. Contact Kay Zivkovich for additional information.
Push & Pull Press
Printmaking student organization. Open to all majors - grads and undergrads.
Faculty Sponsor: Travis Janssen
To increase awareness of the ceramic arts at SIUC and in the region through workshops, visiting artist lectures, public outreach, and exhibitions.
Faculty sponsors: Pattie Chalmers
To further the cultural and educational experiences of those people associated with SIU with an active interest in glass; discussions of techniques and aesthetics in hot and cold glassworking; collect information, books, periodicals, slides, etc. for study; visit glass studios and gallery exhibits; sponsor guest lecturers; host shows and sales of membership work.
Faculty sponsor: Jiyong Lee
Southern Illinois Metalsmiths Society (SIMS)
A non-profit organization designed to increase metal working knowledge through nationally recognized artists. Membership is open to all interested in metal as an artistic medium; to promote metalsmith arts and provide opportunity for learning and artistic expression.
Faculty sponsor: Rick Smith