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The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting is for individuals who are interested in a vigorous and intellectual exploration of studio art culminating in the development of an advanced personal body of work.  

Painting Program Highlights

Painting students take extensive courses in art history, design, drawing, and introductory courses in painting which provides a foundation for the development of a personal body of painting that is conceptually and formally informed. This major teaches students how to think creatively for themselves and prepares them for a lifelong engagement with the world of art.

  • Develop a sophisticated set of technical skills over a variety of media
  • Envision and execute a personal voice through a body of work and exhibit a cohesive body of work
  • Introduce an esthetic initiative into a wider public community
  • Engage in internships, gallery exhibits, and public works in preparation for finding practical applications for painting beyond the studio.  

Painting Faculty

The faculty have exhibited locally, and internationally. Their work factors into major collections, including the Burchfield-Penney Museum, and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

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Carlye Sager


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Carlye Sager is a painting major with a minor in illustration and graphic design. Carlye’s art has been featured at Daemen’s All High Exhibit and Undergraduate Art Shows and her work will be featured at Daemen’s 2018 Academic Festival. The event celebrates the achievements of Daemen students and provides a showcase through student and faculty presentations, exhibitions, and performances.

Carlye’s work has also been featured in The Peace Project's traveling exhibit. The Peace Project inspires artists, donors, corporations, and businesses in 70 countries to donate art, money, resources and time which assists in aid to West Africa, the Philippines, the Middle East, and the United States.

For more information, contact Christian Brandjes in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at or 716-839-8463.