Earl Snellenberger has served as an adjunct instructor at his alma mater, the Herron School of Art and Design, since 2010. His major academic interest and expertise is figure drawing, and he teaches five courses in this field at Herron: Figure Drawing, Intermediate/Advanced Figure Drawing, Anatomy for Artists, Drawing for Animation, and Figure Drawing Concepts. He also teaches two Paper Engineering courses.

Snellenberger holds both undergraduate and graduate degrees from Herron. His M.F.A. degree is from Indiana University, Bloomington. He also holds an M.S. in Education degree from Butler University where his major concentration was curriculum development. He is Professor Emeritus of Art at University of Indianapolis where he taught for thirty-six years before retiring from full-time teaching. Visiting Professorships include Purdue University and Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.

Earl Snellenberger is the co-author and illustrator of more than thirty published books for children with his wife, Herron graduate Bonita Chandler Snellenberger. In 1993 the Snellenbergers were the recipients of the annual Gold Medallion Award, presented by CEA -Bookseller's Association for illustrating Dinosaurs by Design, the association's Children's Book of the Year, authored by Dr. Duane Gish. Earl co-authored Discipline in the Art Room: An Approach to Planning a Successful Art Program with Herron graduate June E. Woodworth, former Art Consultant for the Indianapolis Public Schools.

Selected solo exhibitions:

  • Fine Arts Gallery, Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Armstrong Gallery, Cornell College, Mount Vernon, Iowa
  • Craft Alliance Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Bemidji State University, Bemidji, Minnesota
  • Wellington Gallery, School of Art, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina
  • Gallery 1, Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana
  • Whiting Art Gallery, The Eastern Shore Academy of Fine Arts, Fairhope, Alabama
  • Louisville School of Art, Anchorage, Kentucky
  • Ransburg Art Gallery, Indianapolis
  • Art Alliance Gallery, Indianapolis Museum of Art

Selected national, regional and state invitational exhibitions:

  • Marietta College Crafts National, Marietta College
  • Focus on Crafts, National, University of Minnesota
  • New Directions in Fabric Design, National, Towson State University
  • Fibre Art by American Artists, National, Ball State University
  • Textile Images, Regional, Eastern Michigan University
  • Mid-States Crafts Exhibitions, Regional, Evansville Museum of Arts and Sciences
  • Objects and Crafts, State, Indianapolis Museum of Art
  • Contemporary Indiana Art, State, Indiana State Museum

Selected professional affiliations:

  • Indiana Artist Club, Inc.—Active Member; Past Service on Board of Directors and as Treasurer
  • Indiana Artist-Craftsmen, Inc.—Honorary Life Member; Board Member for many years Art Education Association of Indiana - Life Member; Service on Executive Council, 1963–1966
  • The Calligraphy Guild of Indiana—Honorary Life Member; Member of the Founding Board; Board Member, 1979–1986
  • Surface Design Association, International Organization of Textile Artists, Educators, and Industry Representatives—Member of the founding Board of Directors; 1976 North Central Regional Representative; 1976–1980 Indiana State Representative