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To teach and advance the visual arts for the benefit of students seeking higher education and for others seeking education and enrichment.

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Bachelor of Fine Arts

Southwest School of Art is a nationally recognized leader in visual arts education, offering a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, as well as studio art programs for adults, children, and teens. Graduates from Southwest School of Art’s BFA degree program acquire the business, critical thinking, and studio skills necessary for careers as working artists and engaged citizens.

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"Without a doubt, what makes this program so special is it’s deep sense of community that I feel here amongst the students, faculty and staff. It feels great to know that while they all want to support my growth as an artist, it’s just as important to them that I also grow as a person. Each one of us matters."

Josue Romero, Class of 2019

 

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Chris Sauter

Chris Sauter is the Director of Foundation Studies and Special Courses and Interim Department Chair and Professor of Painting and Drawing.  He earned an MFA from the University of Texas at San Antonio and his BA from the University of the Incarnate Word. He was a 1999 Artpace Artist-in-Resident, and has exhibited both nationally and internationally. Sauter received the SSA 2011 Award for Teaching and the 2017 SSA Outstanding Faculty Award.

Event Highlights

ONE BY ONE

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

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WORKING ARTIST PANEL

Thursday, January 18, 2018

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PORTFOLIO PREP DAY

Saturday, January 27, 2018

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COMMON CURRENTS

Thursday, February 15, 2018

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Current Exhibitions

Nov 30, 2017 - Jan 28, 2018

Dana Frankfort (Works on Paper)
Hiromi Stringer (Umeyama Time Teleportation Museum)

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Featuring a wide array of classes to meet the needs of beginning through advanced artists.
Spring Session: Jan 16 - Apr 8
Open Registration: begins Dec 12

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