Mission Statement

The Art department at College of the Ozarks exists to dynamically develop professional artists who are individuals of excellent character. We strive to nurture and challenge those students who desire to achieve their personal best and who desire to excel formally, technically and conceptually as artists. In the Art department we believe that art isn't something that one does, but rather being a complete artist affects the way in which we experience the world around us.

Academic Programs

The College of the Ozarks' Art department offers students a dynamic opportunity to obtain a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in either Studio Art or in Art Education. The Studio Art degree provides emphases in ceramics , computer art, fibers, graphic design and painting. The Art Education emphasis enables students to become certified in kindergarten through twelfth grade in Missouri and Arkansas.

The Art department is also an integral part of the college's General Education program and provides the entire student body opportunities for introductory courses in the critical analysis of art and in the creation of visual art. In these general education courses the department nurtures the greater student body in both critical thinking skills and in creative vision.

Through the Boger Gallery the Art department provides an exciting calendar of events for the College and its surrounding communities. Visiting artists provide exhibitions, workshops and lectures, and the department hosts an annual student exhibition from area schools as well as exhibits by graduating art majors.

Located on the first floor of the Jones Building on the beautiful College of the Ozarks campus, the Art department welcomes all students and visitors to its studios and to the Boger Gallery. We look forward to seeing you when you visit and to having you as a student in the Art department.

Dr. Anne Allman - Art Education

Ms. Jayme Burchett -

Mr. Richard Cummings - General and Graphic Design

Mr. Jeff Johnston -




Studio space consists of several multi-purpose areas on the ground floor of the Jones Learning Center. These studio areas are used primarily for drawing, painting, two-dimensional design , fibers and art education.

Also in Jones, situated in a vibrant, creative environment, is a brand new state-of-the-art Graphic Design LAB featuring new 64-bit dual-processor Apple G5 computers with Apple Display digital flat-screen monitors.

The Clay, Sculpture and Glass Studio, located in the Art Annex in the lower level of the College Press, offers approximately 4000 sq. ft. of well-equipped studio space, allowing students significant access for personal studio time. The Clay Studio also offers complete clay-mixing facilities, numerous electric and manual potters wheels and boasts several types and sizes of kilns, including electric, gas, raku and wood-fired.

Departmental Activities & News


Events are in the Boger Art Gallery, 1st floor of the Jones Learning Center 8:00-4:30 weekdays, 1:00-5:00 weekends.

Trudy Golley and Paul W. Leathers
Ceramic Artist and Studio Metalsmith
Tuesday, October 25 – Monday, November 28
Workshop; October 25, 9:30 – 4:30, Lecture; 7:00-9:00

Bruce Herman
Monday, January 16 – Monday, February 13
Reception; Tuesday, January 24

Michael Ashley
Tuesday, March 27 – Tuesday, April 24
Workshop; March 27-28, 9:00-4:30
Lecture and Reception; March 27, 7:00-9:00

Art Department Work Stations

Many art majors have a unique opportunity to gain invaluable experience by working as a student assistant in the Art department, the Graphic Design LAB or in the Clay Studio. Art student workers are selected for their excellent work habits, personal character, and individual expertise. Positions in this work station are limited, so those students interested should express a desire to work for the department early in their academic career at College of the Ozarks.


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