By Ansley Lewis
Students interested in joining the Art Guild can attend meetings at 2 p.m.–3 p.m. Fridays in Room 204 of the visual arts center.
Art Guild President Stephanie Solis discussed upcoming events and fundraisers as well as benefits to becoming a member Friday during the first meeting of the semester.
“Art Guild members have the opportunity to pursue internships,” she said to the group of about 25 students.
“I had an Internship at High Wire Arts by following a link on the Guild’s Facebook page.”
She referred to interning at the local contemporary art gallery at 326 W. Josephine St.
This will be Solis’ last semester before graduating with an associate degree in art, with an emphasis in painting.
Art Professor Rebecca Dietz, Art Guild adviser, jokingly told the group, “I am the Art Guild’s oldest member. I have been here for seven years.”
After getting a chuckle out of the students, Dietz discussed serious aspects of becoming a member.
“The things we do are determined by the students. We use skills from the classroom to reach out to the real world. If you have the time and dedication to come, we want you to be here. Even if you don’t have that much time, you can still come and be a part (of the guild).”
Planned fundraisers and events for this semester include the Rodeo Round Up, a campuswide festival sponsored by the office of student life 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 12; King William Fair, an art fundraiser during Fiesta San Antonio 9 a.m.-6 p.m. April 26; and the 2014 annual Juried Student Art Exhibition 4 p.m.-6:30 p.m. May 1.
Members do not have to be art majors or enrolled in art courses.