Events & Activities

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Karen Reid

BFA Sculpture 2002, MA Sculpture Marywood University 2008
Studio Artist

"At Marywood my passion for the arts was nourished in a stimulating creative studio environment by skilled faculty who encouraged exploration into new directions."

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At Marywood, we strive to provide all of our Art majors and minors with opportunities to engage with other students and artists both on and off campus. Activities include participation in local gallery exhibitions, attending guest lectures and conferences, and getting involved with club activities. Check out what we have to offer:

Upcoming Events

Each semester Marywood provides opportunities for students, faculty, and the community to engage with professionals in the arts. We are delighted to host the following guest speaker series: Distinguished Visiting Artists Series, Connect Speaker Series, Fresh Perspectives Guest Artist Lectures, Stretch Conference Speakers, and Visiting Artist Talks. In addition, the art department hosts a variety of gallery openings and artist talks, as well as providing Art Education and Art Therapy symposia throughout the year and bus trips to New York City or Philadelphia each semester (see below).

Art Clubs & Organizations

The Art Department currently has 6 clubs and organizations dedicated to the arts. Overall, Marywood’s Office of Student Engagement offers over 60 extra-curricular registered clubs and organizations.

Art Opportunities

Marywood provides several opportunities for art majors and minors to get involved in publishing and exhibitions throughout the school year, as well as participating in internships and fieldwork as required by their major. Opportunities include submitting work to the school’s literary/art journal and newspaper, exhibiting work at locale venues in Scranton as part of the city’s First Friday Scranton (see below), internships, calls for entry, and more.

Track Your Activities

In preparation for the Foundation Year Portfolio Review at the end of the spring semester of the student's first year, each Marywood Art student should track their self-directed involvement throughout the year in learning experiences outside usual classroom or studio assignments, projects, and requirements using the Art Department Activities Form.

Activities may include but are not limited to: Art gallery opening(s), bus trips, workshop(s), demonstration(s), using Marywood’s Learning Commons resources or community libraries, on-line resources, Scranton First Friday events, having work published in the Marywood Bayleaf art and literary magazine, participating in exhibitions, service or participation in an art club on campus, volunteering for The Wood Word, service as a Where Creativity Works art blogger, or any other activity you think is appropriate.

First Friday Scranton

The First Friday of each month offers art exhibits, music, performances and other activities.

Time: 6-9 p.m.

Where: Downtown Scranton

For information about how you can show your work, as a solo or group exhibitor, visit

    Fall and Spring Bus Trip to Philadelphia or New York City

    $35. Each semester we take students into Philadelphia or New York City for the day to visit museums, explore galleries, and sight see. Sign up with Ms. Traci Greening in the main art office, Insalaco Center for Studio Arts (SAC). Space fills quickly.

    • Scranton departure and return times shall be provided for each event. Buses typically leave Marywood at 7am and return by 9pm.
    • Students are responsible for returning to the designated bus departure location on time. Students who miss the return bus are responsible for coordinating their own transportation back to Scranton.