Art Department Gallery

Art Department

The Art Department

The Art Department offers a B.A. Degree in Art with various concentrations and minors.  Internships on and off campus are available to all art majors and minors. All courses are open to the university’s students who meet the proper prerequisites of each class. The high caliber of Professors at Westfield State influence our students for a rich learning environment. Due to our comfortable class size you'll have the advantage of working one on one with art professors in the studio and lecture classes. 

The art studios in The Catherine Dower Center for Performing and Visual Arts are open to all art majors and students that are taking art classes for all of their studio-related projects. Students may participate in the graphic design and fine arts clubs, participate in department sponsored trips to regional art studios and galleries throughout the year, participate in the creation of University’s Persona Magazine, and other campus related activities. 

Trips to regional museums and galleries are a regular part of the department’s art classes along with presentations and workshops with regional and national visiting artist.

Department Spotlight

student making sculpture
Portfolio Review:

If you've requested admission to the Art Major on your application form, applicants must successfully pass a portfolio review by the Art Department’s faculty. Submit 

Submit your digital art portfolio

Alumni & Current Students

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Interested in Art Therapy?

This Art Therapy document highlights how Westfield State can help you.

Study in Florence, Italy

Westfield State collaborates with Florence University of the Arts in Florence, Italy.  Students can enrich their educational experience and receive credit by living in Florence Italy for one or two semesters or a J-term over Winter break.

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Girl making pottery

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Undergraduate Enrollment

Department Announcements

October 15, 2018

The Art Department would like to congratulate 2013 alumni Amanda Putnam-Palmer on being selected the 2018 R. Michelson Galleries NESCBWI Emerging Artist. The opening to an exhibit of her work and other illustrators at the gallery is Sunday November 11th from 4-6 pm.

October 2, 2018

Come by Dower 190 to see the exhibit "1967" by Jacob Capone and Carlos "Jay Frostt" Santana. The exhibit's opening is on 10/03 at 6:30 PM and the exhibit is up through 10/21 

September 17, 2018

Graphic Design Club will meet on Thursdays at 5 pm in Dower 166 for the 18-19 academic year.

October 3, 2018

The Art Department would like to congratulate these students on their fall internships.

May 21, 2018

The Art Department is very pleased to be a part of this new dual admission program with Greenfield Community College starting fall 2018.

May 24, 2018

The department would like to congratulate the newest members of the university's chapter "Theta Lambda" of the Kappa Pi International Honoary Art Fraternity

Art Gallery

Arno Maris Gallery

Visit the Arno Maris Gallery website to view current and upcoming exhibits and lectures occurring in this space.

The gallery has five exhibit yearly along with lectures and other events through out the year.

The annual Student Art Exhibit takes place in April showcasing the work of the university's students.

Photo Galleries

Browse our photo gallery

Student Artwork Gallery

Math, Science, & Art Spring 2017 Exhibit

Arno Maris Gallery at Westfield State University in April 2017


View the piece of artwork titled Obaminoes and learn about the piece in the Ely Library

Clubs & Organizations

  • Art Club

    The purpose of this club is to enrich the educational experience of all students interested in art by providing trips to art museums.

  • Graphic Design Club

    The Graphic Design Club provides members with a better understanding of graphic design and graphic arts in visual communication.

  • OTAKU Club

    The primary purpose of the Westfield State Otaku Club is to provide members of the club with information pertaining to Japanese animation.