Student Groups


AIGA, the professional association of design, at Jacksonville State University. AIGA JSU strives to get students involved in the local design community, to create a community of their own and help students build leadership skills that will be valuable as they move into the professional world.

Faculty Adviser: Christian Dunn |


Kappa Pi

Jacksonville State University’s Iota Alpha Chapter of the Kappa Pi Honorary Art Fraternity.

Dues: $25 for new members; $10 for returning members.


Potters 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.

Faculty Adviser: John Oles |

JSU Photography Club

The JSU 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.

Faculty Adviser: Doug Clark |

Art Alumni Association

The Art Alumni is an active group within the Art Department that meets several times during the year for workshops and social events.

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. Jane Greene, at 256-782-5626 or for membership details or further information.