This guide provides links to selected Web sites that are related to the studio arts taught at West Texas A&M University. For sites on the history of art and architecture, try Web Guide: Art & Architectural History. For a list of sites related to art education, check Web Guide: Art Education.
You may also wish to consult Art Information and the Internet by Lois Swan Jones located in Cornette Library's Reference Collection (N59 .J66 1999 Ref). This book provides an excellent discussion of using the Internet to find information on art, as well as listings of hundreds of Web sites and other Internet resources.
Associations and Professional Organizations
- American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA)
- Web site for "the oldest and largest national organization committed to the promotion of excellence in graphic design." Provides information on AIGA, events, chapters, services, news, publications, and membership.
- College Art Association
- Professional organization of artists, art historians, fine arts educators, and museum directors and curators. Provides information on membership, career and professional development, CAA publications and conferences, and related news items.
- Web Guide: Citing Internet and Print Resources
- A list of links to various style manuals.
Comprehensive Studio Art Web Guides
- Art Studio Chalkboard
- Focuses on the technical fundamentals of perspective, shading, color, and painting. Also try the sister site the Figure-Drawing Lab.
- A comprehensive site for sculptors offering information on sculptors, sculpture, materials, technology, books, education, and business.
Current Awareness Resources
- Daily news items on art and a free Arts News Service delivered three times/week by e-mail.
- Full-text articles from 55 core journals on art and art history. Coverage is from Volume 1 Issue 1 to the most current 3-5 years. Off-campus access available only to West Texas A&M faculty, students, and staff.
Directories of Art Programs
- Searchable database of over 1,000 art schools and programs worldwide.
- Art and Fine Arts Graduate School Programs
- Allows searching via map for relevant programs.
- National Endowment for the Arts
- Offers information on funding for the arts, NEA publications, and resources for artists.
- Texas Cultural & Arts Network - Texas Commission on the Arts
- Good source of funding for educational art programs and much more.
- Access to Health Insurance / Resources for Care
- Provides information to the arts community on individual and small business group health insurance options available in each state. Search by clicking on relevant state on the map.
- Career Development (College Art Association)
- Find information on CAA's Career Development Program, professional ethics, guidelines/standards, curriculum vitae, resumes, slide labeling, and placement services at the annual conference.