Art Program

Our area is our inspiration!

Sul Ross State University is located in an area which has served as a source of inspiration for many famous and diverse artists.  The natural beauty of the land, its historic associations and an incredible sense of open space found here are strong attractions for creative individuals. 

Our Classes

​Undergraduate Courses
Graduate Courses

Our small classes and one-on-one work with students, helps our students develop technique and a sense of personal style. If you are considering a career as a professional artist, many opportunities for developing your skill and creativity exist at Sul Ross. You will be given the chance to explore different directions and through a variety of media. Classes are small and allow you to receive individual attention.  

Sign up forNovember 23-30, 2014

ART 5306 Art in New York & FA 3303.001 Field Studies: New York

For more information call Carol Fairlie at 432-837-8258

Art Studios

Studios are accessible to all of our students both morning and evening. 

Degrees

The Art program offers a B.F.A. and a MA degree in Art.  Students may receive a degree in studio art, art education or art history.  We offer academic programs specializing in ceramics, painting (including both oil and watercolor), art education, sculpture and art history as well as post-baccalaureate certification in Art Education.  If you are considering a career as a professional artist, many opportunities for developing your skill and creativity exist at Sul Ross. 

Alpine Art Colony

The Art Department began as the Department of Drawing and Domestic Arts in 1921 and  became the Art Department by 1926. In 1932, the Art Department introduced an Art Colony for the summer sessions for both students and interested individuals. The Art Colony proved to be extremely successful, bringing some of the best regional artists to Sul Ross during the summer until 1950. The Sul Ross Art Colony was the longest running art colony in Texas.

Our proximity to Marfa, with the world-renowned Chinati Foundation, founded by Donald Judd in 1987, is a treasure. The Chinati Foundation works with the intention of preserving and presenting to the public, permanent large-scale installations by a limited number of artists. 

For information on exhibiting in the Francois Fine Arts Gallery at Sul Ross State University, contact:  Carol Fairlie - Gallery Director (432) 837-8258 or fairlie@sulross.edu