Martha Gault Art Gallery

Martha Gault Art Gallery

Martha Gault Art Gallery

Events

2022 Annual Juried Student Exhibition
January 24  through February 17, 2022

“The 2022 Annual Student Art Exhibition” promotes artworks made by SRU students in SRU art studio courses. Students may enter the competition by delivering artworks  to Martha Gault Art Gallery, on  January 18, 19 or 20. ,Guest Artist, Laura Domencic, Director of Erie Art Museum, will jury and will award four prizes, First, Second, Third and Honorable Mention.  Prize winners will be announced during the Award Reception, on Monday, January 24th from 5 pm to 6:30 pm. Laura Domencic is an artist, curator, and educator who earned her MFA from Lesley University and her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University. Recently appointed to the Erie Art Museum, she is also currently an adjunct professor at Gannon University and a lead partner and curator with The Documentary Works, a group that produces photo documentary exhibits on social and environmental justice. She has worked as an independent arts consultant leading successful fundraising efforts for a variety of institutional and individual clients, in addition to directing an artist residency program in Ambialet, France. Domencic served for 11 years as Director of the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.

Tapping the Invisible Pastel Drawings and Photographs by Michael J. Changnon
February 21 – March 10, 2022

“Tapping the Invisible Pastel Drawings and Photographs by Michael J. Changnon” exhibition dates are February 21 - March 10, 2022, with a reception Monday, February 28, 2022 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM, and  gallery talk with Susan Changnon  from 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm. Michael John Changnon (1943-2002) was a founding member of the Slippery Rock University Art Department Faculty where he taught photography, painting, and drawing.  During his 34-year tenure at SRU, Changnon founded the photography program, developed the conference system, assisted in creating the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.   Changnon’s artworks reside  collections of the Westmoreland Museum of Art,  the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, the former Westinghouse Corporation and in the Pittsburgh Public Schools.  A beloved artist, teacher, and mentor, Michael Changnon passed away February 23, 2002. The legacy of his teaching and inspiration of his artwork continue to this day.  The family of Michael Changnon maintains The Michael J. Changnon Memorial Scholarship in Photography at SRU, which awards annual scholarships to art majors in the BFA Photography program to help off-set material costs and expenses for the art students.

2nd SRU Art Alumni Exhibition
March 23 - April 14, 2022

The Art Department at Slippery Rock University is excited to announce the open call to
SRU 2nd Art Alumni Exhibition at the Martha Gault Art Gallery on SRU campus. We invite all Art Alumni to submit an original artwork to be displayed in the gallery in March - April 2022. This exhibition is an opportunity for us all: faculty, current students, community members and you all to keep connection between department and our Alumni. It is also an opportunity to promote accomplishments of our talented alumni.
Prospectus and submission forms here.