Students pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in the Department of Visual Art and Design at Weber State University exhibit their capstone work in a thesis exhibition prior to graduation.  The exhibition usually takes place twice a year, for both Fall and Spring graduates, and provides a valuable opportunity for students to showcase their best art and design work alongside their peers, however, because of campus closure due to COVID-19, we are unable to physically host the exhibition for the 18 Spring 2020 graduates.  Alternatively, we will feature a different student spotlight on our gallery's instagram page each day, starting April 4th.  Please go to www.instagram.com and search for our account, @wsushawgallery, to see these posts.  Additionally, there are tentative plans to offer students from this group a chance to physically exhibit their work in the Shaw Gallery Project Space during the Fall 2020 semester if they so desire.  We will post updates about these potential exhibitions when they become available.  

 

 

 

Warm Water, a profound collection of new works by Charles Edward Williams uses the event that spurred the Chicago Race Riots of 1919 as a catalyst for this powerful collection of multi-media works that investigate themes of racism, bias, cultural identity, equality, injustice, survival, and human interconnectedness. It’s been over 100 years since what became known as the Red Summer, a volatile time in our country’s history when racial tensions came to a head as violent riots broke out nationwide. As we begin Black History month, we ask our gallery visitors to experience this exhibition and contemplate how history informs the present, and how the work of contemporary artists like Charles Edward Williams can create opportunities for dialogue and reflection. Located in the Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery Project Space.  

 

VISITING CURATOR LECTURE - Friday, January 24 at 6 pm (Followed by the student exhibition opening reception from 7-9 pm)

 

Amy Jorgensen is a co-founder of Granary Arts and is currently the Executive Director and Chief Curator. Dedicated to the arts as a facilitator, maker and educator, she has curated over 45 exhibitions of international artists working in contemporary art and is an appointed member of the Utah Arts Council Board of Directors and Acquisition Committee for the State of Utah Alice Merrill Horne Collection. Jorgensen was the juror for the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art Doctorow Prize and Springville Museum of Art Spring Salon, a presenter at the Mountain West Arts Conference, keynote speaker for the Business of Art Conference, and was recently named of Utah’s most influential artists. In addition to her role at Granary Arts, Jorgensen is an Associate Professor of Visual Art at Snow College where she is head of photography and works as a practicing artist. Her recent exhibitions include FAIR at Art Basel in Miami, Elizabeth Houston Gallery in NYC, LA><Art in Los Angeles, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), GuatePhoto Festival, AIPAD and Oceanside Museum of Art. Jorgensen was Born in Milan, Italy, she received a BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tufts University, and an MFA from the University of California San Diego. She lectures and writes regularly about issues related to curatorial practice, arts advocacy, and her work as a practicing artist. Jorgensen wholeheartedly embraces the practice of building the community you want to be a part of.

 


 

GALLERY YOGA - Mondays | January 27 - March 30, 2020

 

CANCELED until March 30th due to COVID-19 for the protection of our community

 

Engage body and mind with our free yoga class at the Shaw Gallery. Taught by master yoga instructor, Jan Howell, this class is open to all ages and abilities. Free and open to the public. Yoga mats provided. 

 


 

2020 WSU Student Art & Design Exhibition - January 24 - April 3, 2020 
 

When: January 24 - April 3
Guest Juror Lecture: January 24th at 6 p.m.
Opening Reception: Friday, January 24 from 7 - 9 p.m.
Location: Kimball Visual Arts Center, Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery
Cost: Free and open to the public

Don't miss the 2020 Biennial Student Art & Design Exhibition happening January 24 - April 03! This year's guest juror is Amy Jorgensen, Executive Director & Chief Curator at Granary Arts.  Amy will give a curatorial lecture at 6 p.m. on Friday, January 24th, preceding the opening reception at 7p.m.