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Art History Conference 2015


Pre-enrollment for Art & Computer Art Majors

For Fall 2015 Classes

Due to the limited number of seats in Art Department classes, it is critical that you participate in the department's pre-enrollment in order to insure that you get the courses you need. Students who do not participate in this program find themselves closed out of the courses they need. Failure to participate can lead to delayed graduation. It is important that all students see their advisors to make sure that they are on track to meet graduation requirements. The process guarantees up to three ART/CART classes for each student.

Overview of the Pre-Enrollment Process

1. Students consult their Degree Works online

2. Students print the Course Selection Form attached in this email

3. Students choose five classes from the list and prioritize them 1 to 5 (where 1 is their first choice) in the “Selection Number" column

4. Students bring the "Course Selection Form" to their advisor between March 2nd and April 1st

5. Their advisor will: check to ensure the classes chosen by the student are appropriate ones, answer questions, and initial the choices on the student's form

6. After meeting with their advisor, students take their "Course Selection Form" to the Art Office between March 2nd and April 1st

7. Students return to the Art office to pick up the signed “Registration” form between April 6th to April 9th

8. Students take their form to the Registrar's office between April 6th to April 9th

This last step is crucial. If students neglect to take this form to the registrar, their Pre-Enrollment will NOT be complete!
Also make sure you have no "holds" on your account or you will NOT be able to pre-enroll in classes!

Study Abroad Students: Please email your advisor with your class choices.


You can meet with your advisor during their regular office hours which are:

Sven Anderson:
Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00-11:00 am. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00-10:00 am.

Nancy Callahan:
Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:30 to 1:00 pm. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00 to 2:30 pm.

Jian Cui:
Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Ken Havenstein:
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 12:00 to 1:00 pm.

Rhea Nowak:
On Sabbatical this semester. Please see any other advisor!!!!

Thomás Sakoulas:
Mondays from 1:00 to 2:00 pm.

Yolanda Sharpe:
Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:00 am to 11:50 am. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 to 9:50 am.

Katherine Spitzhoff:
Mondays from 12:00 to 1:00 pm. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 to 2:00 pm.

Please do not wait until the last day to see your advisor because they might not be on campus!
Completed forms are only valid during the Pre-Enrollment by Major period.

Completed forms submitted to the Registrar after April 9th WILL NOT be accepted.


Fostering International Connections

The Art Department created articulation agreements with two major European art institutions:


Art Department Field Trip

To MASS MOCA and the Williams College Museum of Art on Saturday, May 3d, 2014

$29 per student (includes bus fare and museum admission.

Deadline to signup and pay
April 7-15 (MW 1-3, TR 10-11)
see Anne Burgin at the Art office (FA 222)

This event was organized and supported by our student Art Ambassadors!


A talk by Ron Padgett:

New York Poets & Painters:
A Collaboration

November 4, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Ron Padgett is a poet associated with the Second New York School of writers and artists, author of twenty-eight collections of poetry, essays, and translation, as well as books on creative writing.

An essential part of his career as a poet he has been his collaboration with a number of New York artists, among which are Glen Baxter, Joe Brainard, Jim Dine, Bertrand Dorny, Hans Hokansen, Alex Katz, Rory McEwan, George Schneeman and Trevor Winkfield.

In most of his collaborations with artists he has supplied the words and a bit of the visual art, creating drawings, paintings, collages, silkscreens, lithographs, sculpture, books, and ceramics.

More info about Ron Padgett at

Art History Conference 2014

Challenging Art in a Changing World: Revolution, Rebirth, Repetition. Thursday May 2nd, 9:00am - 6:00pm in the Hamblin Theater, Fine Arts Building.

Art History Conference


Professor opens solo show in New York City

Sean Scherer exhibits his "Recent Paintings and Drawings" at the "Guided by Invoices" gallery in Chelsea New York. The opening reception is on May 2nd, 6:00-8:00 PM.

Sean Scherer teaches 2-D Design and Art History at SUNY Oneonta.

Sean Scherer


2013 Annual Juried Student Exhibition

The Annual Juried Student Exhibition features the best work of the very talented art students of SUNY Oneonta. Visit the gallery page for details, and see the award winners. There were over $1,000 in awards once again.

Juried exhibition poster

Number 5 most impressive computer labs in the country

The Art Department's Computer Art labs are number 5 in the Ten Most Impressive Computer Labs in the Country; a list compiled by