The Student Art Association is open to all matriculated ASU students with an interest in art. Its purpose is to enhance student engagement with and understanding of various facets of art and the art world. Each fall, faculty advisor Janice Whiting (email@example.com) calls the first meeting, where student officers are elected.
Each year the SAA members decide what the organizations activities should be. Past activities have included
sponsoring student artwork sales at the annual Arts in the Heart of Augusta festival, co-sponsoring student & faculty
trips to see art in the museums of Washington, D.C., and hosting visiting artist workshops.
The MPO is open to students who have taken (or are currently taking) at least one ceramics course at ASU. Its
purpose is to further the ceramics experience of students at ASU. Each fall, the faculty advisor will call the first
meeting, where student officers are elected. For the 2011-2012 academic year, Raoul Pacheco is the faculty sponsor (firstname.lastname@example.org). Each year, the MPO members decide what the group’s activities should be. Past activities have included MPO pottery and ceramic art sales on campus, trips to the national ceramics conference (NCECA), and whatever the group decides to do.
NCECA: The Mad Potters Organization at ASU has gone to the conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA). The conference varies in location across the U.S. – it’s usually somewhere interesting (such as Las Vegas, San Diego, Charlotte, Kansas City, etc.), and it happens in mid to late March. The purpose for going is to learn about contemporary ceramic art by seeing the art, meeting the artists, and talking to representatives from equipment manufacturers and graduate and summer programs.