Shircliff Gallery of Art

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 - Thursday, 8:00am – 5:00pm / Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm / Sunday, 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Admission is free.

For more information, contact Professor Arthur Fields, 812-888-4316, or by email,

Vincennes University is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). We have transferred our graduates to over 70 four-year colleges and professional art schools around the country.


Submission Guidelines

Schedule of Events



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.




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.


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. 


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. 


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.


VU Art & Design Faculty Exhibition

August 23 - September 23, 2016



Annual Juried Student Exhibition

April 19 - April 30, 2016


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2016-2017 Shircliff Gallery Exhibition Schedule

Spring 2017


  1. Larson, Shindlelman, Massoni, and Ireland: Internet Inspired Art Group Show
    Tuesday, January 10 – Friday, February 3, 2017
    Artist Reception with Chris Ireland: Friday, January 13, 11am – 12pm
    Artist Reception with Nate Larson: Thursday, February 2, 11am – 12pm

    Workshop with Chris Ireland: Friday, January 13, 10 – 10:50am SH- E111
    Workshop with Nate Larson: TBA
    Gallery Closed on Martin Luther King, Jr. & Presidents Day: Monday, January 16

  2. Caleb Weintraub: Paintings
    Tuesday, February 14 – Friday, March 17, 2017
    Opening Reception: Tuesday, February 14, 11am-12pm

    Workshop/Lecture: Tuesday, February 14 2pm -4:30 pm
    Gallery Closed for Midterm Break: Sunday – Sunday, March 5 -12

  3. Knox County High School Art Exhibition
    This is an exhibition of work by high school students from Knox County, IN.
    Monday, March 27 – Friday, April 7, 2017
    Tentative Reception: Thursday, March 30, 6-7pm

  4. Vincennes University Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition
    Tuesday, April 18 – Saturday, April 29, 2017
    Reception: Tuesday, April 18, 11am – 12pm, Awards Ceremony: 11:30am
    Semester Ends: Friday, May 5 (Commencement: Saturday, April 29)