The Art Guild

The Art Guild is an organization founded in Fall of 2000 that is open to all students. Our purpose is to encourage others to be active in art activities, to promote community and involvement in the Student Shows and gallery exhibits, and specially to express creativity in the actions of students. The only requirements to join are to have Southeast Missouri State University student status, possess an interest in art, and fulfill payment of dues.

As a member of the Art Guild:

  • Gain experience in producing and presenting artwork for exhibitions and sales. Each year we sponsor the Holiday Show and Sale and the Spring Show and Sale
  • Annual Exhibition of Art Clubs on the Campus.
  • Participate in various fundraisers and community building events including the Halloween Bash, Chili Cook-off and open Serena.

Assistant Professor Joni Hand, serves as head faculty advisor, assisted by Emily Booth, Hannah Sanders and Josh Newth.

AIGI Student Group

The AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Artists) Student Group at Southeast is an organization founded in Fall of 2010 that is open to all students, especially those interested in the field of graphic design and related studies. The student group is under the umbrella organization of the AIGA St. Louis Chapter, part of the national organization of AIGA. The purpose is to educate and promote fellowship among students in the profession of graphic design.

Previous activities have included the sponsorship of the juried typography poster competition "Notable Quotable," creative sessions, sharing of portfolios and tips, and presentations by professionals at regular meetings, in addition to attendance of the St. Louis Chapter AIGA Conference.

The only requirements to join are to have Southeast Missouri State University student status, possess an interest in the areas of the graphic design and graphic arts, and fulfill payment of dues.

Professor Louise Bodenheimer RCS003 x2661 is the faculty advisor for the AIGA Student Group.

Contact Professor Bodenheimer ( and the website for more information.

Clay Club

Clay Club is a student organization at Southeast Missouri State University came on to the scene in 2012. Clay Club is a small community of ceramic enthusiasts that want to make pottery a significant part of their college career. Members coordinate studio time, mix clay, kiln firings, pottery sales, fundraising, and travel.

Past events include: Fall and Spring pottery sales, pop-up sales, exhibitions, making bowls for the Art Guild Chili Cook-Off, and travel to the National Conference for the Education of the Ceramic Arts (NCECA). Members must be registered students at Southeast and be either an Art Major, Art Minor, or Art Education Major. Clay Club meets at the Ceramics Studio, usually once a week in the evenings. Officers are elected at the beginning of the Fall semester. Members are required to pay dues and contribute their time to all events to make them successful.

Clay Club is on Facebook as Southeast Clay Club and on Instagram @seclayclub. Please email Benjie Heu, Professor of Ceramics, with any inquiries at

Print Club

Print Club seeks to gather together students with a passion for printmaking media. It provides a platform for fundraising for travel to printmaking conferences including Mid America Print Council Conference and the Southern Graphics Council Conference International. Students are engaged in printmaking activities and events, educated through professional development exercises, and can further their interest of art and design in print media. Print Club began in 2015 and is open to all Southeast Missouri State University Students and may have honorary community members.

Members of Print Club:

  • Gain experience in fundraising through sale of artwork, writing grants, and seeking other support.
  • Participate in national and international conferences such as the Southern Graphics Council Conference and the Mid America Print Council Conference.
  • Are encouraged in both presenting on and learning skills to assist them in applying to printmaking graduate programs and jobs including photographing and editing images of work, writing a CV, etc.

Assistant Professor Hannah Sanders is the current faculty advisor for Print Club.


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Department of Art
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