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Art at Oregon State University is a dynamic, creative community.

Whether you are looking to become a professional artist or art educator or are just looking for a creative outlet to fulfill a baccalaureate core requirement, there is an opportunity for every student to explore art at Oregon State University. Students test their skills and display their talents in a friendly and supportive environment with talented faculty who are dedicated to high artistry and committed to excellence.


Montage is the long-standing student art organization at Oregon State University. Open to all OSU students, it promotes studio arts on campus and beyond through student exhibitions, fundraising, gallery visits and other events. Montage meets on a regular basis throughout the term to plan events, conduct peer critiques and other social activities. Montage has led student field trips to Chicago, Portland and Seattle.

For additional information, please contact: 

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or follow the club on its Instagram page.



Seminarium is an OSU Student Club dedicated to promoting connections between Arts and Science.  We seek collaborative projects between artistic and scientific disciplines and serve as a resource for sharing and learning.  We aim to increase and diffuse interdisciplinary knowledge.


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Many experiential learning opportunities take place outside of the campus experience. These courses vary from year-to-year but have included a Road Trip photography course that explored the back-roads of the Western States, a Creative Coast camping trip where participants made art inspired by the coastal life and local culture, and a trip to visit museums in New York. Your faculty members and your advisor are happy to share more about these trips. Read about some of these activities by following these links:

The Creative Forest: A Cross Disciplinary Collaboration

Making Art in Wild Places

Photography and Book Design for the Natural History Collections

  • Fairbanks Galleries Rotating exhibitions by professional artists and student galleries.
  • Visiting Artists and Scholars lecture series The Visiting Artists and Scholars program brings nationally and internationally renowned artists, designers, and historians to OSU for lectures, workshops, critiques, and presentations of work. VAS presenters spend the day working with and speaking to art students, giving OSU students the opportunity to meet these working professionals and to find out what it takes to be a successful visual artist, designer, or scholar. VAS presenters also give an evening talk that is free and open to the public. Visiting Artists and Scholars have included Hank Willis Thomas, Shoshana Weinberger, Cannupa Hanska Luger, Artemio Rodriguez, Nigel Poor, Sarah Krajewski, Ben Buswell, Martin Venezky, Sue Coe, Rebecca Mendez, Philip Pearlstein, Nancy Skolos and Tom Wedell, Harrell Fletcher, Lucille Tenazas, Mikon Van Gastel, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Ann Hamilton, Carol Ann Carter, GUM, Yoshiko Shimano, Elliott Earls, Marina Abramovic, Douglas Crimp, Rick Valicenti, Rebecca Belmore, Bill Viola, Do Ho Suh, Ursula von Rydingsvard, John Sexton, Luba Lukova, Michael Cherney, Andrew Stein Raftery, Wangechi Mutu, Matthew Hopson-Walker, John Hilliard and Hasan Elahi.
  • Art About Agriculture encourages artists to investigate the visual resources of the science and practice that sustains human life: agriculture. Rotating exhibitions in the Strand Agricultural Hall Gallery.

The Arts Center in Corvallis exhibits offers changing art exhibitions by regional artists and offers exhibition opportunities that are open to all.

The Corvallis Arts Walk takes place on the third Thursday of every month beginning at 4:00pm. Use this as an opportunity to meet the local arts community and network.

The Joan Truckenbrod Gallery exhibits work by professional artists and is open on Fridays and Saturdays from Noon – 4pm.

Your faculty are involved in the following organizations. There are opportunities for students to get involved by attending conferences and presenting their own creative research or scholarship at these conferences. Attendance is an opportunity to meet your peers who are studying art at other institutions and is a useful step for students considering graduate school. Ask your faculty how to get involved.

The College Art Association is a national organization that promotes excellence in scholarship and teaching in the history and criticism of the visual arts and in creativity and technical skill in the teaching and practices of art. The CAA works to facilitate the exchange of ideas and information among those interested in art and art history. Among its members are those who, by vocation or avocation, are concerned about and/or committed to the practice of art, teaching, and research of and about the visual arts and humanities. More than 13,000 artists, art historians, scholars, curators, collectors, educators, art publishers, and other visual arts professionals are individual members. Another 2,000 university art and art history departments, museums, libraries, and professional and commercial organizations hold institutional memberships. Membership is open to all individuals with an interest in art, art history, or a related discipline, whether by vocation or avocation.

The Society for Photographic Educators is the leading forum for fostering understanding of photography in all its forms and related media. SPE engages its worldwide membership and affiliated communities through a range of supportive platforms including conferences, events, and publications. The majority of SPE's members are fine art photographers, artists, educators, students, curators, critics, and historians. SPE is expanding as an international non-profit organization to develop a broader understanding of how photography matters in the world. SPE seeks to promote a wider understanding of photography in all of its forms and to foster the development of its practice, teaching, scholarship, and critical analysis. 

We are looking for models, both male and female, who have an awareness of themselves in space and an interest in the time-honored tradition of artists working directly from the nude form.

Pay is $15 per hour. Classes are three hours long and meet twice weekly. Models are scheduled for separate three hour sessions throughout the term.

If you are not familiar with the process, models typically pose NUDE for lengths of time ranging from a few minutes per pose to potentially a few hours (with breaks). The work that the students do is designed to develop an awareness of the kinesthetic of the human form, some knowledge of human anatomy and a connection to the living energy of their subjects.

**Please note that this is mostly NUDE modeling, and you must be able to stand in one position for at least 30 minutes in order to qualify for this position. 

If you are a student, please apply by clicking here.

If you are NOT a student please contact us at:

Oregon State University offers need-based scholarships that require students to submit the FAFSA or ORSAA. Learn more here.