Department of Art + Design
Jenie Gao Claiming Space
October 14 – November 13
Artist Reception and Presentation: October 15 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Jenie Gao is an installation artist and printmaker. Her work has been on display in local, national and international venues. She writes, “My work seeks to challenge and expand upon stories and story structures, so it makes sense to show this work in an academic environment. My hope for this installation is that it will challenge old story paradigms, while also offering affirmation that things can always change.”
She will be speaking and working with students to dig deeper into the art and expand the reach of the messaging.
Scholarship and Creative Achievement Exhibition
November 18 - November 21
Reception: November 19 from 4:00 - 5:30 pm
A reception and exhibit of works recognizing University faculty and staff for their scholarship and creative achievements of the previous academic year. This event is intended to promote a free exchange of ideas and encourage and stimulate further research and creative activity. This event is sponsored annually by the Chancellor, the Provost, Andersen Library, Office of Research & Sponsored Programs and Crossman Gallery.
BFA Entry and Junior Review
December 2 – December 6
Friends and Family Night: December 3 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Students in the Department of Art and Design are invited to submit their portfolios for admission to the BFA Program and in the case of the Junior Review, receive approval to proceed to their final project and participation in the BFA Exhibit.
December 9 –December 13
Reception: December 10 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Students completing the requirements for graduation with a BFA degree in studio art or design exhibit their work in this display.
December 18 – December 22
Friends and Family Night: December 19 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Students in the BA and BSE degree programs exhibit their senior portfolios in this annual review.
Investigating the Murders of Indigenous Women
January 23 – February 29, 2020
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 23 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Four out of five native women are affected by violence in today’s society. In the US and Canada, missing and murdered Indigenous women is an epidemic issue currently affecting the First Nations, Inuit, Métis and Native American communities. It has been described as a Canadian national crisis and is gaining attention in the US due to the recent election of Deb Haaland. The exhibition will showcase artworks of 20 invited indigenous artists including Melissa Cody, Avis Charley, AT Thomsons, Craig George, Tonya June Rafael, Valaria Tatera, Tom Jones, Nieves Galvan and Teresa Faris. Materials will range from works on paper, mixed-media installation, metal, clay, and paint.
Schuh Visiting Artist: Stefan Sagmeister
March 3 – March 20, 2020
Artist Presentation and Reception: Tuesday, March 3 at 7:00 pm
Stefan Sagmeister is a New York-based graphic designer, storyteller, and typographer. He co-founded a design firm called Sagmeister & Walsh Inc. with Jessica Walsh in New York City. Sagmeister & Walsh is a full-service studio creating strategy, design and production across all platforms. They specialize in brand identities, campaigns, social strategy and content creation, commercials, websites, apps, books, environments, and more. Sagmeister has designed album covers for Lou Reed, OK Go, The Rolling Stones, David Byrne, Jay Z, Aerosmith and Pat Metheny.
Annual Juried Student Show
April 6 - 22, 2020
Opening Reception: Tuesday, April 7 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Awards presentation at 6:00 pm
This exhibit involves a competitive process to select outstanding examples of student work in a variety of media. Awards will be given to the top student artists and designers including special recognition in the area of ceramics, metals, drawing, and printmaking.
BFA Entry and Junior Review
April 27 – May 1, 2020
Family and Friends Night: Tuesday, April 28 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Students will present works for review by Department of Art and Design faculty to determine their eligibility to enter the BFA program and to assess the progress and graduation status of Junior BFA track students.
May 4 – 9, 2020
Opening Reception: Tuesday, May 5 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Students graduating with a BFA from the Department of Art and Design present their creative work in this group show. The exhibit typically feature works in all fine arts media including painting, drawing, printmaking, book arts, sculpture, metals, ceramics and computer assisted design.
May 13 – 17, 2020
Friends and Family Night: Thursday, May 14 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Students graduating with a BA/BSE from the Department of Art and Design present their creative work in this group show. The exhibit typically feature works in all fine arts media including painting, drawing, printmaking, book arts, sculpture, metals, ceramics and computer assisted design