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Fine Arts Gallery

Fine Art Gallery

The Fine Arts Department is recognized for its undergraduate and graduate education in painting, drawing, sculpture, graphics, ceramics, and photography.

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Gallery of Art's Mission Statement

Fontbonne University Gallery of Art’s mission is to encourage and support the artist and the education of the visual arts in the community through its exhibitions and programs.

We value the artist and their work by promoting and supporting them through exhibitions, gallery talks, education and outreach programs. We want to help build audiences for the artist’s work by providing the community with a venue to view quality art. We believe in creating an educational environment for both the artist and audience to interact for a more personal experience of art.

We serve Artists – young, emerging, and professional; Art Viewers – novice, those seeking more knowledge and experience of the arts; Art Collector; and Special Populations. We reach out to these communities by providing professional art programs and encouraging the participation of art through a variety of learning opportunities.

The Gallery renovation was generously funded by the Fontbonne Community Connection January 2011. The Figure Now Exhibition was the first exhibition in the new space.

2018 – 2019 Schedule

Craig Norton: Nightmare- The Problem of Disappearing Species
Feb. 22 – March 15

Acrylic paintings depicting endangered species, looking to the reality of what it would mean to lose these animals forever.
Opening Reception Feb. 22, 6– 8p.m.


Junior Synthesis Exhibition
March 18 – 29*

Junior level students at Fontbonne University embark on their first exhibition in the Gallery of Fine Arts
Opening Reception March 18, 6 – 8 p.m.
*Date subject to change


BFA-MA-MFA Spring Thesis Exhibition      
April 5 – May 6*

Thesis exhibition showcasing graduating BFA, MA and MFA student artists in varying mediums.
Opening Reception April 5 6 – 8 p.m.
*Date subject to change

Metra Mitchell-Taylor: Character Development, Feb. 17 – March 18

Remembering an Artist: Ceramics of Catherine Connor-Talasek, Jan. 13 – Feb. 10m 2917

Jaye Gregory Retrospective, Sept. 23 – Oct. 19, 2016

Lucky Fortune, Mixed Media by Deborah Douglas, August 19-September 17, 2016

Bosnian Born May 29 – June 27,2014

Liar Liar – Regional Juried Exhibition February 21 – March 14,2014

James Wu Opening Reception January 17 – February 15, 2014

Sun Smith-Foret Exhibition September 27 – October 31, 2013 Opening Reception

2013 Alumni Exhibition – August 23 – September 20; The following alumni were showcased: Todd May 1997; Grace Lin 1998; John Hunn 2000; Adam Long 2004

Peggy Washburn “Entropy” October 24 – November 18, 2011

Steven Hill Exhibition October 29 – November 11, 2011

2011 Alumni Exhibition – Fall 2011

Jesenko Kurbasic – Free Fallin’ August 22 – September 18, 2011

Yikui Gu – Amalgams Exhibition April 1 – 15, 2011

Michael Grimaldi Exhibition March 4 – 29, 2011 – Opening Reception

2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 Figure Now Jurried Exhibitions

Jim Calvin Exhibition – October 11 – 24, 2010

Ben Shamback Exhibition – September 24 – October 7, 2010 – Opening Reception

Yu Quenxing Exhibition – September 3 – 17, 2010 – Opening Reception

Scott Beaty is featured in Fontbonne’s magazine, Tableaux summer 2016 issue.

Adam Long’s artwork is featured on the cover of “DORMANT SEEDS” by Terry Brazier.

Elizabeth Willey’s work is featured in “SET/REPEAT/SHIFT” at Reese Gallery Opening Nov 24, 6-9 pm. The show will run through Dec. 24.

Michael Nichols has a buon frescoe included in Idiosyncratic Monochromes, produced by PoetsArtists.

Michael Nichols has new work on display with Kristina Arnold at Ellis Walker Gallery, which runs through Nov. 10.

Leslie Nichols: “To See Takes Time” for the first time! On display until Nov. 30 at the University of Alabama in Hunstville.

“In the series Textual Portraits, images of contemporary women emerge from historic words…. A manual typewriter is my primary medium as a visual artist.” – Leslie Nichols, TQ12


Olivia Parker – photography

Michael Grimalidi – painting


Michael Parrett – metalsmith

Theodore Wood – painting

Michael Nichols – painting

Darin Murray – painting

James Smith – painting

Lisa Colby – metalsmith


Jerome Witkin – painting

Dong Feng Li – painting

Andy Brandmeyer – painting

Jane Barrow – painting

Nancy Rice


Jennifer Meanley – painting

David Newton – sculpture

Gallery Hours

Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Friday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday: Noon – 4 p.m.

To learn more about the Fine Arts Gallery, contact Anthony Borchardt.


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