Student Organizations

The Visual Arts Society

Established in 1992, the Visual Arts Society (VAS) of Jacksonville State University supports the Department of Art, and creates interest and involvement in the visual arts in the community. Yearly events sponsored by the VAS and the Department of Art include special receptions for members before exhibitions in Hammond Hall Gallery, a Creole Dinner, and a Gala Buffet and Art Auction. The society also organizes trips to museums and art galleries in Birmingham and Atlanta, and presents art workshops for members.

The Visual Arts Society has raised over $120,000 since its inception, and sponsored artist visits and workshops, provided student scholarships, and substantially helped the department purchase equipment.

Membership in the VAS is open to all. Please contact the Department Secretary, Ms. Brooklyn Miles, at 256-782-5626 or for membership details or further information.

JSU Art Alliance

The Jacksonville State University Student Art Alliance is a student organization that supports the arts at JSU. Any student may belong to the Alliance. The organization undertakes fundraising and educational activities on campus and in the community. It also sponsors fun workshops on photo emulsion, film transfer, bookmaking, screen printing, and hosts a variety of social gatherings.

The Potter's Guild

The Jacksonville State University Potter's Guild was formed in 1998 to supplement and develop the ceramics program at JSU. The Guild, consisting primarily of ceramics students, conducts several sales each year of their ceramic works. They also sell JSU Potter's Guild T-Shirts. Funds raised by the Guild have been used to purchase equipment for the ceramics studio, including potters wheels, an air compressor, and kiln shelves. Funds have also enabled students to attend regional and national clay conferences, and to help sponsor workshops. For further information please contact the Department Secretary, Ms. Brooklyn Miles, at 256-782-5626.

Photography Club

The Jacksonville State University Photography Club embraces all photographic styles and processes, and exists as a way to share a variety of those interests. Although members are predominantly students, others are welcome to join. The group organizes field activities such as trips to museums, workshops, and group outings to photograph. Members also participate in fundraising projects to help defray costs for travel to regional and national photographic conferences.

Art Alumni Association

The Art Alumni is an active group within the Art Department that meets several times during each semester. They also host an annual summer exhibition and several workshops and events throughout the academic year.

If you would like to receive regular updates on the chapter and/or are interested in assisting with a chapter committee, please e-mail your updated contact info to

Iveta Staks ('06) - Art Alumni President
903 Vaughn Drive
Weaver, AL 36277
(256) 453-9191 (C)

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