We are image makers, risk takers, builders, and critical thinkers. Now is the time to respond passionately and creatively to our constantly changing world.
Southern Oregon University taught me the skills to develop a strong studio art practice through a small staff, great facilities with a close knit arts community, as well as the confidence to develop criteria for how to produce my artwork with a critical awareness.
SOU provided me intimate interactions with very skilled and experienced faculty. It also provided me with numerous opportunities to understand the workings of the art world through working with the museum and being a gallery manager.
My time in the Oregon Center for the Arts perfectly bonded artistic practice with education; finding the balance between meaning and visual understanding were encouraged and prioritized. I truly felt at home at Southern Oregon University when I began my art career.