Shircliff Gallery of Art

 

Shircliff Gallery serves and enriches the Department of Art and Design and the public communities of Vincennes and Southwestern Indiana through collections, exhibitions, and special events. With a focus on the visitor experience, Shircliff Gallery presents curatorial and installation projects that challenge and promote discourse surrounding living artists and their works. 

Shircliff Gallery exhibitions and speaker programs in the Art and Design Department are made possible in part with a generous grant from the Indiana Arts Commission; the Vanderburgh Community Foundation, a partner of the Community-Foundation Alliance, Inc.: and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Additional support is provided by the Vincennes University Foundation. 

The Shircliff Gallery of Art is located in the Shircliff Humanities Center at the corner of First and Harrison streets on the VU campus. Room A103

Gallery hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am – 6:00pm / Sunday, 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Hours are extended on First Friday Art Walk evenings (generally until 7:00pm)

Admission and events are free & open to the public.

For more information, contact Professor Arthur Fields, 812-888-4316, or by email, afields@vinu.edu.
Vincennes University is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). VU Art and Design graduates have transferred to more than 70 four-year colleges and professional art schools across the country.

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Submission Guidelines

Schedule of Events

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2018 Vincennes University Juried Student Art Exhibition

April 17 - April 27, 2018

2018 Vincennes University Juried Student Art Exhibition will open April 17 at Vincennes University’s Shircliff Gallery of Art.  The exhibit will include 100 juried selections of works from current VU Art and Design Students. The exhibition will run through Friday, April 27.  An opening reception and awards ceremony will take place at the gallery on Tuesday, April 17, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (EST).

Awards will be juried by: Brett Anderson, MFA – VU Professor of Ceramics. This year the student works will be judged by University of Southern Indiana in Evansville, Associate Professor of Art, Brett Anderson. Best of Show awards will be presented in two-categories: two-dimensional medium and three-dimensional medium. FIrst place, second place and honorable mentions will be awarded in the following categories:     Ceramics, Color & Design, Computer Art & Design, Drawing I, Drawing II, Graphic Design I, Graphic Design II, Graphic Design III, Painting, Photography I, Photography II, Printmaking, Sculpture, Three-Dimensional Design, and Two-Dimensional Design.

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2018 Knox County High School Art Exhibition

March 26 - April 6, 2018

The The Annual Knox County High School Art Exhibition will open March 26 at Vincennces University’s Shircliff Gallery of Art. The exhibit will include 100+ student work from the four county high schools. The exhibition will run through Friday April 6. An opening reception and awards ceremony will take place at the gallery on March 27, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. (EST).

Awards will be juried by: Stephanie Galli, MFA – VU Professor of Ceramics.  Best of Show awards will be presented in two categories: two-dimensional medium and three-dimensional medium. First place, second place and honorable mentions will be awarded in the following categories:  Black and white drawing, Ceramics, Color drawing, Glass/Metals, Painting (includes oil and acrylic), Photography, Printmaking Sculpture, Textiles, Three-dimensional mixed media, and Two-dimensional mixed media. Certificates will be presented to all winners. Tri-Kappa Sorority will select up to six students to receive scholarship money contingent on enrollment in the VU art and Design Department in the Fall.

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SWELL | Samantha Parker Salazar

February  13 - March 16, 2018

The exhibition will open Tuesday, February 13 at Vincennes University’s Shircliff Gallery of Art.  The exhibition will run through Friday, March 16. An artist talk by Parker Salazar will take place on Friday, March 16, 11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. (EST)  

Awesome and sometimes ominous, Parker-Salazar’s work dominates a space. These large sculptural pieces are primarily created by the painstaking process of cutting and shaping paper. Each slice and fold of paper is an act of construction and deconstruction. With references to contemplative spaces encountered in meditation. This work plays with light and shadow to literally dance around the space causing one to reflect on beauty and destruction.

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Ceramics and Photographs | Lesley Baker and Jana C. Perez and Angilee Wilkerson 

January 9 - February 2, 2018

The exhibition will open Tuesday, January 9 at Vincennes University’s Shircliff Gallery of Art.  The exhibition will run through Friday, February 2. An artist talk by Perez/Wilkerson will take place on Thursday, January 11, 11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. (EST)  An artist talk by Baker will take place on Thursday, January 25, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (EST)

Subtle messages of mass media, perception and identity are covered in this unique conflation of materials. Baker’s creates pieces with a level of subtle social statement, much like how we are presented information through mass media, the true message is not always obvious. The themes include but are not limited to global warming, war, mass media and things that in general are beyond our control. Jana C. Perez and Angilee Wilkerson’s body of work, Perform La Femme is a series of performative self-portraits, often sardonic and curious, that considers the complexities of female identity. 

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Portraits  |  Keliy Anderson-Staley and Nathan Madrid

November 14 - December 15, 2017

Portraits will open Tuesday, November 14 at Vincennes University’s Shircliff Gallery of Art.  The exhibition will run through Friday, December 15. An artist talk by photographer, Keliey Anderson-Staley will take place on Tuesday, November 14, 11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. (EST)  An artist talk by painter, Nathan Madrid  will take place at the Shircliff Gallery on Thursday, November 30, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (EST). 

Portraits, is an exhibition of that showcases the portrait in two different media, photography  and painting. This exhibition aims to create a conversation on represention and identity in todays a climate of social change.

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Nature  |  Tom Reed

October 3 - November 3, 2017

Nature will open Tuesday, October 3 at Vincennes University’s Shircliff Gallery of Art.  The exhibition will run through Friday, November 3. An artist talk by painter and master printer Tom Reed will take place at the Shircliff Gallery on Friday, November 3, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (EST). 

Reed's artwork is rustic in appearance and in mood. It is often characterized by colorfully muted tree stups, teepees, totem poles and flowers.

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Sevak Exhibit Card

Form Follows Function  |  Pravin Sevak

August 22 - September 22, 2017

Form Follows Function will open Tuesday, August 22 at Vincennes University’s Shircliff Gallery of Art.  The exhibition will run through Friday, September 22. An artist talk by VU Graphic Design Professor Pravin Sevak will take place at the Shircliff Auditorium on Thursday, September 14, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (EST). 

Rather than design for selling, Sevak perfers educating society with very few words. Good and bad consequences are presented, often ingeniously with symbols. 

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2017 VU Juried Student Art Exhibition

April 18 - April 29, 2017

The 2017 VU Juried Student Art Exhibition will open Tuesday, April 18 at Vincennes University’s Shircliff Gallery of Art.  The exhibition will run through Saturday, April 29.

The exhibit will include juried selections of work from current VU Art and Design Students. An awards reception will take place at the gallery on Tuesday, April 28, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (EST).  

Awards will be juried by Elizabeth M. Claffey, Assistant Professor Art at Indiana University, Bloomington. 

VU President Chuck Johnson will present awards at the reception. The awards given will include purchase as well as Best in Show Awards.

STUDENT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

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I Feel No Paint II  |  Caleb Weintraub

February 14 - March 17, 2017

I Feel No Paint II will open Tuesday, February 14 at Vincennes University’s Shircliff Gallery of Art.  The exhibition will run through Friday, March 17. An artist talk by Caleb Weintraub will take place at the gallery on Tuesday, February 14, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (EST). 

Caleb Weintraub makes paintings, installations, digital prints and stop-motion paintings.  In his recent work, he integrates digital processes with traditional painting techniques to evoke hypothetical realities, dreamscape interpretations of our own fragmented, puzzling, disorienting, and sometimes-senseless world.

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Internet Inspired | Ireland, Larson+Shindelman & Massoni

January 10 - February 3, 2017

Internet Inspired will open Tuesday, January 10 at Vincennes University’s Shircliff Gallery of Art.  The exhibition will run through Friday, February 3. An artist talk by Chris Ireland will take place at the gallery on Friday, January 13, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (EST). An artist talk with Nate Larson will take place at the gallery on Thursday, February 2, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (EST). 

The Internet has made a profound impact on the art world, particularly as a way to capture and disseminate data, both visually and conceptually.  This exhibition seeks to discover how contemporary artists are using it in their creative processes. Topics of identity, isolation, surveillance and appropriation are tackled in this collection of photographic work. 

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Garret Hansen | HAIL

November 15 - December 16, 2016

Garret Hansen’s HAIL will open Tuesday, November 15 at Vincennes University’s Shircliff Gallery of Art.  The exhibition will run through Friday, December 16. An artist talk will take place in the gallery on November 17, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (EST).

Roughly 40% of the population in the US owns a gun and there are enough guns - approximately 300 million - to arm nearly every man, woman, and child in the country.

Reflecting on this fact, photographer Garrett Hansen created stirring images from individual bullets and bullet holes in his exhibition, HAIL. Hail is a combination of several sets of black and white images that deal with the power of the single bullet as well as the broader culture of guns in America. 

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Jennifer Anderson and Pattie Chalmers | Drawings & Ceramics

October 4 - November 4, 2016

Jennifer Anderson and Pattie Chalmers: An Exhibition of Drawings and Ceramics will open Tuesday, October 4 at Vincennes University’s Shircliff Gallery of Art.  The exhibition will run through Thursday, November 4. An artist talk with Pattie Chalmers will take place at the gallery on October 27, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (EST). An artist talk with Jennifer Anderson will take place with at the gallery on November 4, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (EST).

The impact of Anderson’s meditative images around the room are contrasted by the curio-cabinet like narrative tableaus of Chalmers.

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VU Art & Design Faculty Exhibition

August 23 - September 23, 2016

 

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Annual Juried Student Exhibition

April 19 - April 30, 2016

 

Gallery Schedule

 

2018-2019 Exhibition Schedule

Fall  2018

 

Kalee Appleton and Dana Fritz | New Landscapes (Photography)

Tuesday, August 21 – Friday, September 21, 2018

Artist Reception/Talk (Appleton and Fritz), Thursday, September 13, 11am – 12pm

Lindsey Dunnagan | Skimming Boundaries (Painting)

Tuesday, October 2 – Friday, November 2, 2018

Artist Reception/Talk, Tuesday, October 2, 11am – 12pm

Malcolm Mubotu Smith | Ceramics

Tuesday, November 13 – Friday, December 7, 2018

Spring 2019
 

VU Faculty Exhibition

Tuesday, January 15 – Friday, February 1, 2019

Jennings Sheffield and Natalie Tyree | Digital Composites

Tuesday, February 12 – Friday, March 15, 2019

Knox County High School Art Exhibition

Monday, March 25 – Friday, April 6, 2019

Artist Reception/Talk, Tuesday, March 26, 6pm – 7pm

Vincennes University Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition

Tuesday, April 16 – Saturday, April 28, 2019

Artist Reception/Talk, Tuesday, April 17, 11am – 12pm