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Highlights, Special Features and Opportunities

Student working on ceramics piece

Highlights
Our well-regarded faculty of working artists has recently received the following honors:

  • Robert Aldern and Carl Grupp were honored with the South Dakota Governor’s Awards in the Arts.
  • Robert Aldern, Carl Grupp, Gerry Punt, and Steve Thomas have all received the Sioux Falls Mayor’s Award for Excellence in Visual Art.
  • Scott Parsons’ work is reviewed in Art in America, Sculpture and Architectural Record.

Special Features
Students actively participate in extracurricular clubs like the Art Club and the Photography Club.

Opportunities
In addition to studios for printmaking, sculpture, painting, ceramics, drawing and graphic design, our newly constructed Center for Visual Arts houses:

Senior Awarded Art Department Honor

Senior art major Sarah Schoepf has been awarded the prestigious Harold Spitznagel Medal for Achievement in Art, the highest award presented by the Augustana Art Department to student-artists who demonstrate the highest standards of excellence in all their artistic endeavors throughout their Augustana careers.