Mark Newport

Visiting Artist Programs

CARS (Critic and Artist Residency Program)

CARS is sponsored by the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art (formerly known as the University Art Museum) through the FUNd Endowment. This program brings both studio artists and academics to the campus and the Department every semester. Visiting artists are also sponsored by SOVA (Student Organization for the Visual Arts) as well as individual concentration areas within the department. Ample opportunities  exist for students to interact with these visitors on a personal level.


Mark Newport and a Fibers class









Scott Artist Series

Scott Artist Series, which aims to encourage the exchange of ideas among artists from multiple disciplines, varied places and backgrounds. Inspirational speakers and artists are invited to the CSU campus to share creative and innovative ideas aimed at broadening the horizons of art students. The national and international exposure of these diverse art influencers is critical to learning more about the craft and the long-term impact that a piece of art has on a society.

Motoko Furuhashi, guest artist through the Scott Artist Series

The inaugural Scott Artist Series launched spring 2017 with artist and New Mexico State University Professor, Motoko Furuhashi. The event included an artist-directed workshop, a brown bag lunch discussion for graduate and post-baccalaureate students, and a public artist talk and electronic art gallery opening.

Student Associations

Fibers Guild

The Fibers Guild of CSU is a group of dedicated individuals that are passionate about the world of fiber art. Based at Colorado State University, the Fibers Guild provides its members with exhibition spaces, fiber art resources and contact with artists working in the field.


Pottery Guild

The mission of the Pottery Guild is to create opportunities for mentorship, team building and introduce students to professional skills that complement the skills they are learning in the classroom.

Metals Guild

MOVAA Master of Visual Arts Association

MoVAA supports the professional and artistic development of graduate students in the field of Visual Arts at Colorado State University. The association’s officers and members explore group exhibition opportunities, and opportunities to lead and attend workshops and artist talks. MOVAA principal fundraising goal is to bring professional artists and art critics to the university for group and individual critiques with graduate students. We support the free exchange of ideas among members, and welcome artists in the program from all concentrations.

Printmaking Guild

The student-run Printmaking guild facilitates a print sale at the end of each semester, which enables students to experience how such professional practices in the larger art world may operate, as well as discuss curatorial and formal issues of their prints. I advise students in the printmaking guild about these issues and attend meetings to ensure any funds received by the guild are managed appropriately and can be put toward group trips pertinent to their printmaking practice, individual student supplies, or visiting artists in the future.

SOVA Student Organization for the Visual Arts

An organization of CSU students to increase the awareness and engagement of visual arts in the CSU community both on campus and off. Meets the 1st Wednesday of every month at 5:30 pm F109 Visual Arts.

Student Chapter of NAEA (National Art Education Association)

The National Art Education Association (NAEA) advances visual arts education to fulfill human potential and promote global understanding. As a student chapter, we are committed to and share the belief that students of all ages benefit from comprehensive, balanced, and sequential learning in the visual arts, led and taught by qualified teachers who are certified in art education.

The CSU Student Chapter of NAEA promotes the values of NAEA through fundraising, advocacy, and visiting scholar activities; supporting professional growth, change, and leadership through:

  • Mentoring
  • Networking and collaborating
  • Participating in art education conferences
  • Developing and disseminating exemplary resources on art education
  • Building a professional community by contributing our time and talents to others
  • Valuing our diversity and committing ourselves to equity