Utah Valley University Visual Arts
The Art and Visual Communication Department at UVU offers various programs ranging from certificates to Bachelor Degrees. Areas of study include Ceramics & Sculpture, Drawing & Painting, Graphic Design, Illustration, and Photography.
The training that students receive in the Art and Visual Communication program prepares them for both professional careers and a strong foundation for further education.
The program has produced students who have gone on to achieve award and recognition as well as receive national and international notoriety. In 2008, the editorial designs created in the ART 3410 Advanced Typography class by Jonathan Hussey and Dan Stosich were judged to be among the top 176 works in the nation by a panel of nationally acclaimed designers.
Student work is displayed at the Woodbury Art Museum.
Woodbury Art Museum
575 East University Parkway #250
Orem, UT 84097
Admission is Free
The Woodbury Art Museum serves as a catalyst in engaging in the Utah Valley community in aesthetic investigation and cultural awareness by showcasing a variety of work from local, national, and international artists. The museum enhances the curriculum for departments and programs at Utah Valley University, as well as brings nationally acclaimed exhibits to the region.
In the permanent collection are works from the Dale and Teresa Neibaur collection of fantasy art. The Neibaur collection is comprised of over 90 paintings and drawings by Tim and Greg Hildebrandt. This exhibition contains works from the Lord of the Rings, Phantom of the Opera, and Fairy Tales series. Other works in the collection will be rotated into the exhibition periodically.
A second gallery has recent acquisitions to the museum collection,. Included in this exhibit are works by Harvey Breverman, John O'Connell, Robert Marshall, Bruce Robertson, Hyunmee Lee, Catherine Downing, as well as prints attributed to Salvador Dali and Russian Figurative bronze sculptures.
Orrin and Wally Woodbury generously sought to create an art museum on the campus of UVU, but it became evident that there was a critical shortage of space on campus. Thus, as owners of the Woodbury Corporation, they made available the upper floor of the former JC Penny's store at the University Mall.
Long-range goals for the museum include a move to the proposed Center for the Arts. This move will finally realize the dream of the Woodbury brothers for a permanent facility on campus that will benefit every UVU student and the surrounding community.
Visit the Woodbury Art Museum's
website for information about past, current and up-coming exhibits.
Coming Soon- Center for the Arts
For nearly a decade, the need for a Center for the Arts has been in discussion and planning. The Utah Valley University Campus master plan has already identified a site for the Center, directly west from the new Library (Digital Learning Center). UVU continues to move closer to building the new Center for the Arts, which will be the academic home to our more than 1,200 students majoring in various disciplines and to the Woodbury Art Museum.
Interim Dean Kathie Debenham said, "The Center for the Arts will become a gathering place for both campus and community, where people come together to appreciate and celebrate the wonderful depth and liveliness that art brings to life."
For news, artistic renderings, and donation information visit the Center for the Arts website.