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Upcoming Visual Arts Events

Aspiring artists in the Visual Arts Division have the opportunity to join other exceptionally talented students as they engage in the pursuit of their artistic career in the visual, graphic or digital arts. Mentored by nationally renowned practicing artists, students at NWSA are encouraged to develop a personal, artistic and aesthetic vision while mastering their technical skills in traditional and new media. Students are allowed to explore new paths while at the same time being exposed to the work of both classical and contemporary masters. Through disciplined training in traditional and new media, students develop new skills and refine others while gaining invaluable understanding of the roles of art and design in society.


The stellar faculty at New World School of the Arts is comprised of the most in-demand professors in their respective fields. Visual Arts faculty bring diverse educational and artistic experiences to the classroom to promote a rigorous and nurturing environment, putting primary focus on student needs and the place they occupy in society as aspiring artists. The NWSA visual arts faculty have earned their degrees from some of the world’s most recognized universities in the nation including School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Pratt Institute of Art and Design, University of Miami, School of Visual Arts in New York and Florida International University among others. They are also practicing artists whose work has been exhibited nationally and around the globe in renowned museums and galleries, and are part of private collections. This extensively diverse background allows the faculty to actively share different artistic views with their students while encouraging them to formulate and execute their own artistic vision.


New World School of the Arts visual arts alumni keep close ties with the school and the students at many levels. They are loyal guests at New World Gallery exhibitions, return to the classroom as lecturers and often donate their work to New World School of the Arts to help with fundraising initiatives. A significant number of NWSA alumni have received critical and commercial success and currently exhibit their work in some of the world’s most prestigious galleries including New York Metropolitan Museum, Kemper Museum in Kansas City, MOCA, and MAM, while others have been selected to participate in the Whitney Biennial in New York or have been named among the top 25 US trend setters in art by ARTnews Magazine. Some of the most recognizable NWSA artists include Hernan Bas, Jen Stark, Michael Vazquez, Adler Guerrier, Camilo Rojas, Bert Rodriguez, and Lisa Torske among others.


The New World School of the Arts Department of Visual Arts is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).