University of Mississippi

Student Organizations

Student Art Association

The Student Art Association, SAA, is a collective of undergraduate and graduate student artists led by a faculty advisor. SAA participates in sales and events throughout the year. It hosts an annual Holiday Art Sale of student work in Gallery 130. SAA also organizes trips to various art-specific locales like New York City and Chicago. All students are welcome to participate. For information contact the Department of Art at (662) 915-7193.

Mud Daubers

The Mud Daubers are a group of advanced student ceramicists led by Associate Professor Matt Long. They participate in various events such as the Double Decker Art Festival, Empty Bowls project and Ole Miss Alumni projects throughout the year as well as host a fall and spring sale on campus. The Mud Daubers bring in many national and international visiting artists. For more information, call (662)915-5860.

The Print Rebellion

The Print Rebellion is a group of advanced student printmakers led by Associate Professor Sheri Rieth. They participate in various events such as the Double Decker Art Festival, Oxford Art Crawl and The Southern Graphics Council yearly conference. The organization sponsors community based print projects throughout the year where the students have work for sale. The Print Rebellion brings in many national and international visiting print artists for demonstrations and lectures. For more information, call (662) 915-1324.

The Rebel Sculpture Society

The Rebel Sculpture Society (RSS) is an organization of advanced sculpture students and is led by Associate Professor Durant Thompson. The group meets once a month to promote awareness of sculptural exhibitions and events, employment opportunities, and educational options. Meetings involve discussions for possible field trips to museums and conferences. They also choose visiting artists’ to invite to the school to demonstrate through workshops and give lectures. RSS holds its own metal casting event at least once a year where the community is invited to donate materials and participate in casting activities. For more information, call (662) 915-5828.

Kappa Pi, Epsilon Psi chapter

Kappa Pi is the honorary society for artists, and holds their induction ceremony every fall. For more information, contact Dr. Betty Crouther at (662) 915-7647 or arpate@olemiss.edu

AIGA-Ole Miss

The American Institute for Graphic Arts, AIGA, is a professional organization for graphic designers. The Department of Art’s student group is affiliated with AIGA-Memphis on a regional level, as part of the national organization. For information visit our student group site or the national site at www.aiga.org, or contact Professor Virginia Chavis at (662)915-5015 or vlrougon@olemiss.edu.

Vasari Society

The Vasari Society is the student organization for art history, although its membership certainly is not limited to art historians. Studio artists and others interested in art are also encouraged to join. Vasari members meet once a month and gather informally at area exhibitions, such as at Southside and the Powerhouse, and they have sponsored “movie nights,” when films pertinent to art history are shown. They also occasionally travel together to Memphis to view exhibitions at the Brooks and Dixon museums. In the past, they have organized a trip to Atlanta, and this year they are planning to go to New Orleans. With ASB support, Vasari brings one outside lecturer per year to the campus. Past speakers have included a University of Mississippi alumna author of a book on Robert Rauschenberg, a curator from the Brooks Museum in Memphis, and a curator and educator from the University of St. Thomas who spoke about getting experience with museums and galleries. This year the group is planning to invite a professor from Assumption College in Boston to give two lectures, one about Gothic stained glass for students here as well as another about stained glass at The University of Mississippi and in Oxford for the broader audience from the community in addition to university students, faculty, and staff. Other activities planned for this year are to have a behind-the-scenes tour of the University Museum by the collections manager and to invite professors to talk about their research. For information, contact Professor of Art History, Dr. Nancy Wicker at (662) 915-1293.