Painting & Drawing at LSU


Kelli Scott Kelley Awarded the 2014 Michael Crespo Visual Artist Fellowship

Kelli Scott Kelley, professor of painting & drawing at the LSU School of Art, has been awarded the 2014 Michael Crespo Visual Artist Fellowship, administered through the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge. The $5,000 fellowship is intended to recognize the quality and breadth of work by a visual artist who has established his or [...]

Painting by LSU School of Art Alumna Kristin Malin Finds its Way Home

In 1979, LSU School of Art painting alumna Kristin Malin received the Purchase Prize at the LSU Union Student Art Show for her work entitled Metamorphosis, a triptych of an abstract, reclining womanly figure. Anne Price, an art reviewer for The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.), described the work as “imaginative and haunting and a concept [...]

Student Profile: Bristie Joelle Smith, Art, Painting & Drawing

Covington native Bristie Joelle Smith surprised many of her close friends when she decided to pursue a career in art. In high school, Smith studied her way to becoming her class’s valedictorian. Through AP courses, extracurricular activities, and a great GPA, Smith earned herself numerous scholarships, including the prized National Merit Scholarship. “I worked so [...]

Grad Walk, Friday, April 25

Join us for the LSU School of Art Grad Walk this Friday, April 25, 2014, from 4 to 6 p.m. Mix and mingle with graduate students while viewing their work on display in their own work spaces. This event is open to the public, and admission is free. The complete schedule is below. 4 – 4:40 p.m. Painting [...]

The Art Council of Greater Baton Rouge Hosts Collaborative BFA Show

Variable Nature, a collaborative BFA show of paintings by LSU School of Art students Bristie Joelle Smith and Sydney Ruth Szot, will be on display in the Firehouse Gallery of the Art Council of Greater Baton Rouge, May 2–14, 2014. An opening reception will be held on Friday, May 2, 2014, from 6–8 p.m. at [...]