The Art Department at West Virginia Wesleyan is pleased to offer scholarship awards from $500 and up per year. These competitive, portfolio-based awards are renewable for up to four years. Scholarship students must major in art and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 at Wesleyan. For more information and an application, please visit this link.
STUDIOS & EQUIPMENT
Our studios include printmaking, drawing, 3D design, a computer lab, a lighting lab, and competitive senior student studio spaces. The library has a variety of equipment including DSLR cameras, tripods, and audio recorders for check-out. A variety of printers are available for various graphic design and digital photography classes. Our small class sizes guarantee that you won’t be competing with hundreds of other students for the technology you need.
There are two pieces of equipment used in every art course that all art majors must purchase: a DSLR camera that is capable of shooting HD video and a laptop running Adobe Creative Suite. Please view our complete department policies for further details on these equipment requirements and studio use.
ON-CAMPUS EXHIBITION SPACES
There are many venues on campus where student art is exhibited. Learn more about exhibiting your work on campus. Remember, there are always risks displaying work in unsupervised spaces. The college is not responsible for work lost through damage or theft. Possible exhibition spaces include:
The Sleeth Gallery
The Sleeth Gallery is located on the first floor of McCuskey Hall, and serves as a space in which students can interact with practicing artists and contemporary art, including video, internet art and performance, along with traditional practices such as printmaking and drawing. This space is available by application to graduating seniors.
The Corner Gallery
The Corner Gallery is a brand new gallery space located in the art department and is a small space perfect for exploring visual ideas and concepts. The gallery is maintained by the department and managed by the Sleeth Gallery intern. Interested students must communicate with the Sleeth Gallery Intern to reserve the space.
The Student Art League Gallery
The Student Art League Gallery is located in the basement of Wesley Chapel, and acts as an experimental gallery for classes working in a variety of media. To reserve this space, you must communication with the Student Art League.
On the first floor on either side of the mural near the rear of the building there are spaces for student work. Also there are student panel murals hung on the second floor.
Contact residential life to inquire about available mural spaces.
VISITING ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
Each year a new artist arrives to spend an academic year with our students. The artist teaches foundational courses in art and history, while maintaining a professional studio space on campus. They also present a solo exhibition of work at the Sleeth Gallery during the spring semester. This program, the only one of its kind in West Virginia, provides students the opportunity to network with four unique artists over the course of their time at Wesleyan. Read More about this program.
- Sleeth Gallery Internship: As intern, you will learn to install and deinstall a variety of art works. This position has a competitive application process each semester – contact the Sleeth Gallery Director at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Sleeth Gallery Work Study: If you have Work Study, sign up at the start of the school year by contacting the Sleeth Gallery Director at email@example.com
- Life Models: A call is put out for models late during fall semester; see full model guidelines