Mission Statement

The Art department at College of the Ozarks exists to dynamically develop professional artists who are individuals of excellent character. We strive to nurture and challenge those students who desire to achieve their personal best and who desire to excel formally, technically and conceptually as artists. In the Art department we believe that art isn't something that one does, but rather being a complete artist affects the way in which we experience the world around us.

Academic Programs

The College of the Ozarks' Art department offers students a dynamic opportunity to obtain a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in either Studio Art or in Art Education. The Studio Art degree provides emphases in graphic design, ceramics, computer art, fibers, and painting. The Art Education emphasis enables students to become certified in kindergarten through twelfth grade in Missouri and Arkansas. Conferred degrees will indicate the student's area(s) of emphasis in Studio Art, i.e. graphic design, painting, etc.

The Art department is also an integral part of the college's General Education program and provides the entire student body opportunities for introductory courses in the critical analysis of art and in the creation of visual art. In these general education courses the department nurtures the greater student body in both critical thinking skills and in creative vision.

Through the Boger Gallery the Art department provides an exciting calendar of events for the College and its surrounding communities. Visiting artists provide exhibitions, workshops and lectures, and the department hosts an annual student exhibition from area schools as well as exhibits by graduating art majors.

Located on the first floor of the Jones Building on the beautiful College of the Ozarks campus, the Art department welcomes all students and visitors to its studios and to the Boger Gallery. We look forward to seeing you when you visit and to having you as a student in the Art department.

Dr. Anne Allman - Art Education

Ms. Jayme Burchett - Foundations, Fibres and Art History

Dr. Richard Cummings - Graphic Design and Computer Art
Diector, Boger Gallery

Mr. Jeff Johnston - Pottery and Ceramics


Studio space consists of several multi-purpose areas on the ground floor of the Jones Learning Center. These studio areas are used primarily for drawing, painting, two-dimensional design , fibers and art education.

Also in Jones, situated in a vibrant, creative environment, is a state-of-the-art Graphic Design LAB featuring Apple computers and professional printing capabilities.

The Clay, Sculpture and Glass Studio, located in the Art Annex in the lower level of the College Press, offers approximately 4000 sq. ft. of well-equipped studio space, allowing students significant access for personal studio time. The Clay Studio also offers complete clay-mixing facilities, numerous electric and manual potters wheels and boasts several types and sizes of kilns, including electric, gas, raku and wood-fired.

Departmental Activities & News

Current Exhibit

Events are in the Boger Art Gallery, 1st floor of the Jones Learning Center 8:00-5:00 weekdays, 1:00-5:00 weekends.

The Illuminated Word
Centered around two volumes of the St. John's Bible (the first hand written and illuminated Bible in over 500 years) this exhibition explores the relationship of the illuminated image to Scriptures. Two volumes from the St. John's Bible, The Pentateuch, and the Gospels and Acts, are available for exploration in the gallery. Additionally several volumes from the Museum of the Bible are on display to provide a historical context for the St. John's Bible. The volumes include a thirteenth century "pocket" Bible, a sixteenth-century illuminated prayer book belongng to Charles V, the Holy Roman Emperor, as well as a 1552 Tyndale New Testament (among others).

Additionally, There is a daily gospel reading from the Gospels and Acts volume of the St. John's Bible at 3:00 p.m. in the Boger Gallery throughout the dates of the exhibition. If one is interested in being a reader for one of these days, please contact CofO Christian Ministries.

Exhibition Dates:
Tuesday, September 9 – Thursday, October 27, 2014
Location: Boger Gallery

Convocation with Tim Ternes, Director of the St. John's Bible:
October 9, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Location: Jones Theatre

Art Department Work Stations

Many art majors have a unique opportunity to gain invaluable experience by working as a student assistant in the Art department, the Graphic Design LAB, the Boger Gallery or in the Clay Studio. Art student workers are selected for their excellent work habits, personal character, and individual expertise. Positions in this work station are limited, so those students interested should express a desire to work for the department early in their academic career at College of the Ozarks.


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