Student Organizations

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 events such as first Friday gallery walks, and to increase student involvement in gallery exhibitions both on campus and within the community. The only requirements to join are to have Southeast Missouri State University student status, possess an interest in art, and fulfill payment of dues.

Members of the Art Guild can:

  • Gain experience in producing and presenting artwork for exhibitions and sales. Each year we sponsor a Holiday Show and Sale and a Spring Show and Sale
  • Participate in the annual exhibition of art clubs on campus.
  • Participate in various fundraisers and community building events including Haunted River Campus, Chili Cook-off, and Open Serena.

Professor Joni Hand, serves as head faculty advisor, assisted by Emily Denlinger, Hannah Sanders, and Joshua Newth. For more information contact Professor Hand at

Southeast Clay Club is a student organization founded in 2012. It consists of a small community of ceramic enthusiasts who want to make pottery a significant part of their college career. Members must be registered students at Southeast and be either an Art Major, Art Minor, or Art Education Major. Members are required to pay dues and contribute their time to all Southeast Clay Club events.

Members of Southeast Clay Club:

  • Coordinate studio time
  • Mix clay and schedule kiln firings
  • Organize pottery sales, facilitate fundraising events, and travel to exhibitions

Past events include: Fall and Spring pottery sales, pop-up sales, exhibitions, making bowls for the Art Guild Chili Cook-Off, and traveling to the National Conference for the Education of the Ceramic Arts (NCECA).

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 began in 2015 and is open to all Southeast Missouri State University Students and may have honorary community members. 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.

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.
  • Learn skills to assist them in applying to printmaking graduate programs and jobs including photographing and editing images of work and preparing a Curriculum Vitae and professional resume.

Assistant Professor Hannah Sanders is the current faculty advisor for Print Club. For more information email

The National Art Education Association is the leading professional membership organization exclusively for visual arts educators. Members include elementary, middle, and high school visual arts educators; college and university professors; university students preparing to be art educators; researchers and scholars; teaching artists; administrators and supervisors; and art museum educators. NAEA members are able to attend, participate, and exhibit their work in the annual National and Missouri Art Education conferences. Contact Art Education Instructor Carol Horst at for information.


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