Faculty & Staff


Erin Szavuly, M.F.A.

Associate Professor


  • M.F.A., B.F.A. Bowling Green State University

Areas of Expertise

  • Art History
  • Introduction to Art
  • Foundation Design
  • Drawing
  • Figure Drawing
  • Oil Painting
  • Watercolor

Professional Affiliations

  • College Art Association
  • A.A.T.A. (American Art Therapy Association)
  • B.A.T.A. (Buckeye Art Therapy Association)
  • F.A.T.E. (Foundations in Art, Theory and Education)
  • Women’s Caucus for the Arts (past)
  • NAEA (National Art Education Association)
  • National Council of Art Administrators (past)
  • American’s For the Arts Action Fund (past)
  • Toledo Federation of Art Societies
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design
  • Ohio Academic Advisors Association (past)
  • Toledo Museum of Art
  • MOMA-Museum of Modern Art, NYC (past)
  • Medici Circle,  BGSU, School of Fine Arts  (President 1998–2000)
  • Athena Art Society
  • Ohio Historical Society (past)

Professional Activity

  • Photography w/Digital SLR Workshop, Owens Community College
  • Digital Photo Editing Workshop, Owens Community College
  • All Saints Catholic Parish sculpture restoration
  • Co-coordinate Summer Children’s Art Program
  • President, Toledo Federation of Art Societies
  • Portrait Invitational 2012. Invitational group exhibition, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH. — Watercolor
  • President, Toledo Federation of Art Societies
  • Co Instructed in the Master of Liberal Studies Program


  • Group Show. Center for Visual Arts, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH — Watercolor
  • Visions of Serenity: Multi Media Group Show. Gifts of Art Gallery, Taubman Health Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI — Mixed media
  • Portrait Invitational 2012 . Invitational group exhibition, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH. — Watercolor
  • Ohio State House Invitational, Columbus, OH 2012 — Photography
  • Group Show: Heidelberg University, Toledo Campus, 2012 — Photography
  • Group Show: Library House Gallery, Grand Rapids, OH 2011 — Photography
  • Bethany House Mural, Coordinator & an artist on project 2011
  • Commissioned for architectural renderings for All Saints Catholic Church, 2010

Service to Community

  • All Saints Catholic Parish sculpture restoration is in progress
  • Donated private art lessons to auction projects of St. John's Jesuit High School and All Saints Catholic School
  • Volleyball Coach All Saints Catholic School, 7th Grade Team
  • Youth Ministry Committee, All Saints Catholic Parish
  • Glass Arts Society volunteer, International GAS Conference, Toledo, OH 2012
  • Created two drawings for All Saints Catholic, Rossford, OH 2010
  • Fine Art Advisory Committee, Owens Community College 2010
  • All Saints Catholic School Endowment Art Project Coordinator Pre-k to 8th. 2009
  • Donated private art lessons to be auctioned at ASCS Endowment Dinner 2009
  • Toledo Federation of Art Societies, 2nd Vice President 2008–2012:
    • BGSU Exhibition Committee 2011
    • Chair, Scholarship Committee 2007–2009
    • Fund Raising Committee 2007
  • Athena Art Society, Chair, Public Relations 2007–2009
    Chair, Exhibitions 2009–2011

Awards and Recognition

  • Student Organization of the Year 2010 & 2011 (Pre-ATA)
  • Faculty Excellence Award nominee 2006–2007
  • Faculty Excellence Award nominee 2005–2006
  • Faculty Excellence Award winner 2003–2004
  • Student Advisor of the Year Award 2003–2004
  • Student Government Govey Award: Monet and Van Gogh


Erin Szavuly
Erin Szavuly
Office: MAH 205A