ACU Alumni Winner in the STIR Student Design Contest!

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Congrats to Tara Holland, an ACU art & design alumni, for winning 1st place in the 2013 Sherwin-Williams STIR Student Design Contest! Her commercial interior design space was featured in STIR magazine!



Weekly Announcements for 10/20

0 Commentsby   |  10.21.14  |  Art & Design Chapel, News & Announcements, Senior Shows, Shore & Downtown Art Galleries

BCAA Competition (Entry form here)

The Big Country Art Association is a regional collective of artists whose work reflects the stunning diversity of artistic talent in west central Texas. This juried exhibition is open to all Big Country artists, amateur and professional, 18 years and older. Work in any medium (painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, ceramics) is welcome. You may enter a maximum of 3 pieces. The ACU Downtown Gallery, located at 1133 North 2nd St. in downtown Abilene, hosts the Fall 2014 Exhibition from Nov. 13–Dec. 6: gallery hours are Noon-3PM, Wednesday-Saturday.


Standard Fees ————— $25 for first artwork, $10 for additional work.

Students ———————- $20 for first artwork, $10 for each additional work.

***Cash only!!!


All presentation-ready work to be dropped of at the gallery:

Friday, Nov. 7 —————– Noon to 5PM

Saturday, Nov. 8 ————– 9AM-Noon

Pick up rejected pieces:

Saturday, Nov. 8 ———— 3:30 PM


Cash prizes will be awarded for First, Second and Third Place in each of the three categories (2D, 3D, and photography), and one Best-of-Show. All work selected by the juror will be displayed in the ACU Downtown Gallery, 1133 North 2nd Street.


Thursday Artwalk, Nov. 13 —– 7PM­ to 8PM 

Art & Design Chapel - THIS Thursday!

Join your fellow Art and Design students in 141 at 11am this Thursday to hear from Kitty Wasemiller in our Shift series.

Senior Show

Mark your calendar to attend Value a senior show hosted by Amelia Carnagey and Amanda Shouse. The show opens on Friday October 24th at 5pm in Shore Gallery.  This is a great way to earn your Art Event credits.

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New Social Science Option

The history department will be offering a new course in spring that satisfies the social science requirement. HIST 131 World History will be a hybrid course meeting for 75 mins on Monday nights, with the rest of the content being delivered online. This could be a great option for students who have a full schedule but still need a social science. It will fulfill the same requirements as our HIST 117, 118, 221, and 222 classes.
Please feel free to contact us with questions.

Shannon Smith
History & Global Studies Department
Administrative Coordinator
Degree Plan Specialist 
ACU Box: 28130/ ADM 324


Professional Visual Merchandiser Position

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Job Summary

  • To create and maintain a retail environment that represents the company’s brand and goals while using an innovative and unique approach to merchandising displays that create an enjoyable and easy shopping experience to ensure new and repeat business.
  • Plan and implement the visual merchandising of both furniture items and home accents onto a high volume retail showroom.
  • Manage product flow and inventory levels of home accent accessories.
  • Receive and enter new accessories into the retail system and insure accurate tagging and administrative functions are completed effectively.
  • Maintain and improve the HomeStores interior/exterior appearance and audio/visual impact.
  • Provide support, guidance, and education to visual, sales, and management staff.

Full description of job responsibilities can be found here.

Contact Heidi Ochs if you’re interested!

A&D Chapel This Thursday!

0 Commentsby   |  10.15.14  |  Art & Design Chapel

Robert Green will continue our Shift series this Thursday at chapel! Join us in room 141 at 11am!


Paige Berry’s Senior Art Show

0 Commentsby   |  10.14.14  |  Senior Shows, Shore & Downtown Art Galleries

Here’s a few pictures from Paige Berry’s art show this past Friday! Her work will remain in the Shore Art gallery through the rest of the week, so be sure to stop by and take a look! View all the pictures from the show on the Art & Design Flickr account.


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Weekly Announcements for 10/13

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Congratulations Interior Design Students – ASID Winners

Michael Ferguson, Senior Interior Design Major: $2500 Student Scholarship - First Place Residential Design, First and Second Place in Hospitality Design

Bryana Guy, Senior Interior Design Major: Second Place and Third Place in Commercial Design

Jill Crandall, Senior Interior Design Major: Third Place in Hospitality Design

Crystal Hiebert, Senior Interior Design Major: Second Place Residential Design

Jose Angel Lopez, Sophomore Interior Design Major: First Place (Team Member) On Site Budgeting Finishes and Furnishings Workshop

Art & Design Chapel - THIS Thursday!

Join your fellow Art and Design students in 141 at 11am this Thursday to hear from Robert Green in our series Shift.

COBA Leadership Summit

January 3-9 in Buena Vista, CO.  Interest meetings will be held on 10/22 and 11/11 in COBA room 201.  Application deadline is 11/19.

Spring & Summer Registration

All freshmen and sophomores will be required to make an advising appointment with me to receive your advising code to register for the Spring and Summer.  You can access Arlene’s calendar to make those appointments on the youcanbookme link.
Juniors and Seniors you are most welcome to make an appointment and go through your degree planning with Arlene or you can just get your advising code.

Fall Break THIS weekend

No school this Friday…Enjoy!!!


0 Commentsby   |  10.08.14  |  Art & Design Chapel

We will be hearing from Jack Maxwell! Join your fellow art and design students in room 141 for chapel at 11am!


Weekly Announcements for 10/6

0 Commentsby   |  10.07.14  |  Art & Design Chapel, News & Announcements, Senior Shows

Art & Design Chapel this Thursday!

We will be hearing from Jack Maxwell.  Join your fellow Art and Design students in 141 at 11am!

Spring & Summer Registration

Remember to book your advising appointment with Arlene! Registration is approaching fast!

Senior Show

Paige Berry’s senior show, Etherie, is opening this Friday, October 10th at 5pm in the Shore Gallery.  Make plans to be there! This is a great way to earn your Art Event credits.

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TOMORROW: NYC Spring Break Trip Interest Meeting

0 Commentsby   |  10.02.14  |  Art & Design Travel, News & Announcements

The ACU Art & Design department is going to New York City during spring break 2015. Please come to our first interest meeting in DM room 141, Friday, Oct. 3rd at 11 am (during chapel) if you’d like to go to NYC this spring. We will provide more information on expenses, travel details and studio tours, as well as sign you up!

Art Show Fundraiser for Liam Lowe

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If you are interested in submitting art for this show, please contact or for information and rules on how to submit!