Art Studios and Labs
Studio spaces are large and offer both traditional and emerging technologies for students to learn and explore. Class sizes are small to ensure students have easy access to materials, equipment and professors. Studios and labs are open to students over 12 hours a day most days and students get personal studio spaces as seniors.
Art and art history students have access to a number of creative and research based internships. Students in the past have participated in internships as graphic designers, digital printers, gallery workers, social media coordinators, web designers, market researchers, and studio hands.
Students eligible for work-study can work in areas that overlap with their artistic interests in any studio area or the Foreman Gallery. You can gain practical skills during your time at college that will help you in your job search later.
Visiting Artist and Artist in Residence
Every semester Hartwick College invites artists to come to the college to show their work in the Foreman Gallery, give artist lectures, and demonstrate their technique and discuss aesthetics. Art historians are asked to present their research in lectures.
Visiting Artists & Art Historians:
Ann Cannon ’16
Ryan Jennings Clark
James Riley Cruttenden
Brian David Downs
Meg Luce ’14
Forrest Lesch Middleton
Yong Soon Min
Anne Elizabeth Moore
J. Morgan Puett
Chris Rochelle ’99
Adrienne Spinozzi ’01
Ben Yacavone ’14
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Awards & Grants
Arkell Hall Award in Art & Art History
Given to a rising senior deemed the most outstanding and exemplary student in the art and art history programs and whose work has been consistently exceptional in creative expression and/or intellectual depth.
Foreman Art Scholarship
Awarded to superior incoming art students who have demonstrated need by the FAFSA in the hopes of making the Hartwick art program a possibility.
Jaune Quick-to-See Smith Award
This award is given in honor of the renowned contemporary Flathead-Salish artist and activist Jaune Quick-to-See Smith. It is given to a senior whose painting and multimedia work has been outstanding in experimentation and in visual strength.
Rob Jordan ’98 Memorial Scholarship
The scholarship is awarded to a rising junior demonstrating promise of success in the field of photography and a passion for the medium.
Kay WalkingStick Award
This award is given in honor of the celebrated contemporary Cherokee artist Kay WalkingStick. It is given to a rising senior whose work embodies consistently outstanding accomplishment in painting.
Ray K Glass Studio Fellowship
The RAY K Glass Studio Fellowship program is intended to inspire wisdom as well as talent in aspiring young artists. The Fellowship is awarded to a student who has mastered superior glass blowing techniques and has demonstrated strong leadership skills.
Saxton Award in Art & Art History
Given to rising juniors or seniors exemplifying outstanding contributions to the Department of Art &Art History. During the year following the award, the student completes a special assignment within the department for which she or he receives a financial award.
The Semenenko Clark Fund for Excellence in Art and Art History
Twice a year the department holds an open call for art history research and studio art project proposals. Students can be awarded up to $500 for art materials and research travel costs for a specific project. The following awards are funded by the Semenenko Clark Fund.
- Outstanding Senior Exhibition in Art
- Outstanding Junior Review in Art
- Outstanding First Year Student in Art
- Outstanding First Year Student in Art History
- Outstanding Junior Art History Research Paper
- Outstanding Senior Thesis in Art History
- Project Mini Grants
Clubs and Organizations
Kappa Pi, Art & Art History National Honors Society
Kappa Pi was brought to Hartwick College by students in the Fall of 2015. It is a national art and art history honors fraternity that promotes excellence in creativity, aesthetic and research. Kappa Pi exposes students to visiting artists and offers trips to art museums and galleries. The group also holds art events that support art and art history students.
Clay Club is a student run campus club centered on the research and creation of ceramics objects. Clay Club brings in visiting artists, holds ceramics sales and helps fund students to go to the National Council on Education for Ceramics (NCECA) conference.