Previous Exhibitions - 2015

Juried Student Exhibition 2015

Art + Design Student Juried Annual Exhibition

UNF Gallery of Art

January 19, 2015 - February 27, 2015

John Chae Exhibition

John Hee Taek Chae: Barbara Ritzman Devereux Visiting Artist Exhibition

UNF Gallery at MOCA Jacksonville

February 3, 2015 - April 24, 2015

John Hee Taek Chae (b. 1988) is an artist who lives and works in New York City. Chae has lived half of his life in South Korea and the other half in the United States. His interest in anime, abstraction, Pop art, ukiyo-e, early Renaissance art, and two-dimensional illusion establishes a visual matrix within which he narrates a personal 

cross-cultural experience. His process combines a wide range of techniques and media to form a unique visual style. 


Chae is featured in the sixth annual Barbara Ritzman Devereux Visiting Artist Workshop at the University of North Florida. The workshop supplements traditional academic and applied art instruction by providing students the opportunity to work with distinguished artists that represent a broad range of visual media.


“The works in this show are a meditation on family history, cultural identity, immigration, religion, and nostalgia,” Chae said. “I bring
this wide net of influences and concerns together through a process
of layering, sanding, sewing, framing, and compartmentalizing.
Each piece is an attempt to piece together fractured stories that have been passed sparingly from one generation of my family to the next. These stories of loss, prayer, ambition, and redemption, serve as inspiration as I attempt to locate myself within a legacy of crossing national, cultural, and religious borders.The often laborious process behind each work is a means for me to bridge the gaps within a narrative where much has been left unsaid and weave a sense of connection to experiences I feel estranged from.”

Regarding Leisure

Regarding Leisure

A juried photographic exhibition examining American culture through the unique lens of our pleasures, passions and pastimes.

March 5, 2015 - May 5, 2015

Parker Image 3


Recent works of Phil Parker

May 2, 2015 - August 30, 2015

Phil Parker is a Florida artist who lives and works in Flagler Beach. He works primarily in mixed-media, assemblage, and collage. “These assemblages begin with a vague organizing principle, a mental ground, so to speak. The focus might be about flight or travel or surveying or whatever I’m deeply interested in at the time, things I’m passionate about. The journey begins by collecting all the information, data, imagery, objects that I feel have a direct, discreet, or symbolic association with that idea.” From this point, he constructs his compositions much the way that a jazz musician writes music. His work engages images from a multifaceted cultural menu. Visual references emerge that reference varied levels of human existence from ancient through classical to modern. Parker adds, “I need to explore dozens of options; if I don't, I probably won't hit those one or two that present the right direction the piece will take. That union that you know will work together like the logic found music. You have to edit yourself ruthlessly to make this happen.”




333 N. Laura St

Jacksonville, FL 32202


Free and open to the public

Please contact Jim Draper for more information

(904) 620-2534



Avery Lawrence Postcard

LIVE In Jacksonville

September 8, 2015 - November 22, 2015



Live in Jacksonville is at least two things. This show builds off the unstable, contextually dependent nature of its own title. LIVE carries with it two different pronunciations and meanings in spoken language. Written, it is just live. The indeterminacy of the (lĭv)/(līv) homograph creates a space for exploration in meaning-making. Live can be a declaration. Live can be a promise. Live can describe an event. Live is a verb, an adjective, an adverb.”



                                                          Avery Lawrence, 2015







UNF Gallery at MOCA

333 N. Laura Street

Jacksonville, FL 32202

Sculpture Juried Exhibition

Northeast Florida Sculptors Juried Exhibition

September 14, 2015 - October 16, 2015

 The Northeast Florida Sculptors group is a collection of artists working in a variety of media including clay, installation, bronze, wood, gourds, iron, steel, aluminum, found objects, and mixed media. The group has exhibited at Everbank, the Modis Building, the Jacksonville Arboretum, the Karpeles Museum, Ethan Allen, FSCJ, the Jacksonville Zoo and other venues. 


2015 Faculty Exhibition

2015 Faculty Annual Exhibition

October 29, 2015 - December 11, 2015

Community Foundation for NE Florida 2015

The Community Foundation For Northeast Florida

2015 Art Ventures Grant Awards Artists

December 1, 2015 - January 17, 2016



333 North Laura Street

Jacksonville, FL 32202


(904) 366-6911


2015 Art Ventures Grant Awards Artists 

(From left to right)

Fabricio Farias

Ana Paula Habib

Roy Berry

Darryl Reuben Hall

Patrick Barry

Kate Garcia Rouh

Tony Walsh

Hiromi Moneyhun



Student Juried Exhibition

January 19, 2016 - March 4, 2016

 Entry Process:

Work must be dropped off, with completed entry form, in the UNF Gallery of Art during the following dates and times:


Jan. 6, 10:00 am- 4:00pm

Jan. 7, 12:00 noon- 7:00pm

Jan. 8, 10:00am -2:00pm

Late entries will not be accepted.


Jurying will take place January 12, 2016. Accepted entries will be posted on blackboard January 14 by 12:00pm.


Work not accepted into the Juried annual must be picked up:

January 14, 12:00pm-7:00pm

January 15, 10:00pm-2:00pm


Work not picked up by January 20 will be discarded.


For more information

2016 Student Juried Exhibition Form






2016 Senior Exhibition Postcard

Senior Exhibition 2016

March 28, 2016 - April 29, 2016


Open Call Preserve

Department of Art and Design, UNF Gallery and the Environmental Center

October 18, 2016 - November 18, 2016

OPEN CALL for Preserve Exhibition



Sep 16, 2016 by 1:00 PM
Deadline for entries


Sep 23, 2016
Notification of acceptance


Oct 11, 2016 by 1:00pm
Delivery of work
Nov 21-23, 2016
Pickup work
Please see link for all criteria