Student Organizations & Opportunities
This student-run organization promotes the appreciation and education of
art throughout the Otterbein community and the opportunity to learn and
grow artistically. Starving Artists hosts on- and off-campus art shows
including the annual Reject Show, various art trips to museums and the
monthly Short North Gallery Hop, and leadership opportunities including
an arts workshop at a local elementary school.
Student Art Gallery
The Student Art Gallery is a student-run exhibition space. Work is
selected and installed by art majors. Dedicated to showing current art
by art students, the Gallery directors are selected by the art students.
Juried Student Art Exhibition
Each year the Art Department sponsors the juried student art exhibition.
Juried by an art professional from outside Otterbein University, the
exhibition provides all art students with an exhibition opportunity. The
presentation of artwork for exhibition is discussed and demonstrated in
special workshops prior to the exhibition. The juror selects work to be
shown and exceptional pieces to receive awards including University
Students install their artwork in two- and three-person exhibitions and also present gallery talks during their exhibitions.
In 1969, Otterbein University became one of the first institutions of
higher education in the country to include student participation at all
levels of college governance. Students are elected to the University's
Board of Trustees, the University Senate, and are voting members on
University committees. In the Art Department, student art majors are
elected each year to represent students' perspective at Art Department
meetings. Additionally, the Art Department elects students as
representatives to the Division of Fine Arts and to the University
Senate. Students elect their representatives at the beginning of each