Previous Exhibitions - 2018

Robert Olen Butler

Robert Olen Butler Reading

The UNF Gallery of Art and River House-Creative Writing at UNF will host a reading by author and Wainright Endowment winner Robert Olen Butler on Wednesday, April 4, 2018.

 

Butler has published sixteen novels and six volumes of short fiction, including "A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain," which was awarded the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. He has also published a volume of his lectures on the creative process. In 2013, he became the seventeenth recipient of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Award for Outstanding Achievement in American Literature. In addition to numerous other literary awards, Butler has received both a Guggenheim Fellowship in fiction and a National Endowment for the Arts grant. His stories have appeared widely in many publications and have been chosen for inclusion in major annual anthologies and numerous college literature textbooks.

 

This third annual Wainright Reading is funded by the Wainright Endowment and sponsored by the English Department of the University of North Florida. 

 

Book signing and refreshments will follow the reading. The event is free and open to the public.

 

Artist Talk with Andrea Frank

January 19, 2018, 1:30-2:45 p.m.

Andrea Frank will be conducting an Artist Talk at the UNF Gallery of Art regarding her mixed media exhibition, "Lysis," on display in the Gallery from January 18 through March 30, 2018.

 
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Reading the Ides of March (A Word by Word Event)

The UNF Gallery of Art and River House-Creative Writing at UNF present the following literary event on Thursday, March 15, 2018:


Word by Word invites you to this Ides of March celebration of authors from our community. Join us to hear them read from their new books and award-winning works. Reception, book signing and refreshments to follow.  For more information, contact Mark Ari (mari@unf.edu).

 

Laura Chow Reeve (Fiction)

Denis Bell (Fiction) with Louise Freshman Brown (Visual Artist)

Grant Kittrell (Poetry)

Jim Pons (Nonfiction)

 

Read a related article from Jacksonville.com, dated March 11, 2018, by following this link: Flash Fiction: UNF Author, Artist Team Up on Book of Short Stories .

 
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Call to Artists

2018 Art+Design Juried Student Annual Exhibition

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Monday, April 2, 2018, 10:00 am-7:00 pm and Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 10:00 am-5:00 pm

 

Works for the Art + Design Juried Student Annual art exhibition must be submitted to the UNF Gallery of Art by the deadline above. Late entries will not be accepted. Maximum of two (2) entries per student. No entry fee is required. Work must be ready for installation, which requires wire and proper hardware securely attached to the back of the work. The juror for the exhibition is Tony Rodrigues.   

 

For more details and the Entry Form, follow this link to Entry Form_2018 Student Juried Annual

 

The exhibition will be on display at the UNF Gallery of Art from April 9 through April 27, 2018. The opening reception will be on Thursday, April 12, 5:00-7:00 pm.

 

Collaborative System Drawing Session with Andrea Frank

January 19, 2018, 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Meet up with Andrea Frank at the UNF Gallery of Art for a collaborative System Drawing session, exploring a sensory and experiential ecology. Participants will join Andrea for an exploratory slow walk through the campus Preserve, then reconvene back at the Gallery to explore an emergent form of collaboration by fluidly responding to each other's contributions to a large experimental drawing. No art experience needed; the focus is on process, not final result. Warm clothes and comfortable shoes as needed.

 

Artist Talk with Andrea Frank

January 18, 2018, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Andrea Frank will be conducting an Artist Talk at the UNF Gallery of Art regarding her mixed media exhibition "Lysis," on display in the Gallery from January 18 through March 30, 2018.

 
Grassy Grasshopper

Call to Artists

Pre[serve] Art Exhibition

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 2, 2018

 

Works must be submitted by Friday, March 2, 2018. Artwork must be accompanied by digital mapping location (GPS coordinates). For more details and the link for online submissions, go to the UNF Environmental Center website at  http://www.unf.edu/ecenter/parks/Art_Exhibition.aspx

 

The Pre[serve] Art Exhibition is a UNF student and alumni juried exhibition featuring works inspired by the Sawmill Slough Preserve, a 382-acre nature preserve located on the UNF campus.  For a second year, the Department of Art & Design and the Environmental Center are collaborating on an art exhibition to highlight the importance of conservation for this focal point of campus life. The exhibition will be on display at the Lufrano Intercultural Gallery on UNF campus from March 29 through April 27, 2018. The opening reception will be on Thursday, March 29, 5:00-7:00 pm.  

 

(Image, "Grassy Grasshopper Grazing on Green Grass" by Ricder Ricardo, 2016 Pre[serve] Best in Show.)

 
Unverified

Unverified

January 6, 2018 - March 25, 2018

Unverified celebrated the works of collaborative artist team Kahn & Selesnick, Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison, Lori Nix, Jojakim Cortis & Adrian Sonderegger, Jennifer B. Thoreson, and Thomas Jackson in an enchanting and fanciful photography exhibition of elaborately staged scenes and alternate realities that disrupt the narrative that a photograph is merely an objective record. This exhibition, held at the UNF Gallery of MOCA Jacksonville, was curated by UNF Department of Art and Design Professors Alexander Diaz and Kally Malcom.

 

 
Eartha M.M. White

In All The Ways You Can: The Legacy of Eartha M.M. White

January 8, 2018 - March 16, 2018

The Lufrano Intercultural Gallery Division of Student Affairs and the Department of Diversity Initiatives celebrate the legacy of Jacksonville native Eartha M.M. White.

 

Featuring the works of Fabricio Farias, Hope McMath and Roosevelt Watson III.

 

The exhibition will be on display at the Lufrano Intercultural Gallery, a Division of Student Affairs, UNF Student Union, Building 58E, Suite 2401, 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, FL, 32224. All Gallery events are free. UNF charges $5 for parking (no charge after 5:00 pm on Fridays).

 
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Drawing Studio: Student Works with Instructor Jim Draper

January 18, 2018 - February 16, 2018

This exhibition features student works that were produced in Fall 2017 Drawing Studio, a class designed to amplify skills, techniques and understandings that were introduced in earlier drawing classes, and to expand the students' ability to use drawing in a meaningful way. Drawing was approached as both a visual exercise and a technical one. Communication through visual means was explored. Projects offered insight into the appreciation of the inadvertent mark, the use of transparent grease to fix powder to paper, exploration of Pareidolia, examination of petroglyphs and pictographs, Palimpsest, Trompe l'oeil, and the use of found objects to produce work.

 
Lysis: Andrea Frank

Lysis

Curated by Sheila Goloborotko, Assistant Professor of Printmaking, Department of Art and Design, University of North Florida

January 18, 2018 - March 30, 2018

The UNF Gallery of Art welcomed Andrea Frank, contemporary artist and Assistant Professor of Photography from State University of New Paltz, New York. Andrea’s stunning works, featuring photography, digital and hand manipulation, and mixed media, explored the concept of Lysis, defined as “decomposition” or “breaking down.” By capturing the minute natural changes in the forest, Frank revealed what sustains and surrounds us: an interconnected ecosystem and its immeasurable power and magnitude. Large archival pigment prints are digitally composed and at times scratched and hand colored. In another series, where the artist collaborated with UNF Assistant Professor of Printmaking, Sheila Goloborotko, water-based inks are screen printed over the seemingly fluid stroke of minuscule droplets of ink that make up the photographic images. 

 

The exhibition will be on display at the UNF Gallery of Art, Building 2/Founders Hall, 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, FL, 32224, 904-620-2534. All Gallery events are free and open to the public. UNF charges $5 for parking (no charge after 5:00 pm Fridays).

 

See a chat with Jim Draper, Curator of Galleries at University of North Florida, and a brief view of "Lysis" by Andrea Frank, courtesy of UNF Video Production student Bobby Hessler: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3P5sLyKJKA&sns=em  

 

 
Lazzara Scholarship_Library Student Art Gallery

Lazzara Scholarship Winners

February 27, 2018 - March 26, 2018

This exhibition is on display in the Cynthia & Walter B. Graham, Jr., M.D. Student Art Gallery in the Thomas G. Carpenter Library. Featured are works by the 2017-2018 Lazzara Scholarship winners: Connor Dolby, Graphic Design + Digital Media; Rebecca Rodriguez, Painting, Drawing + Printmaking; and Natalie Sassine, Painting, Drawing + Printmaking. The Lazzara Scholarships are awarded annually to outstanding and promising students majoring in the Fine Arts.

 
Grassy Grasshopper

Pre[serve] Art Exhibition

March 29, 2018 - April 27, 2018

The Lufrano Intercultural Gallery/Division of Student Affairs presents the Pre[serve] Art Exhibition. Pre[serve] is a student and alumni juried exhibition featuring works inspired by Sawmill Slough Preserve, a 382-acre nature preserve located on the UNF campus. For a second year, the Department of Art & Design and the Environmental Center are collaborating on an art exhibition to highlight the importance of conservation for this focal point of campus life.

 

This exhibition will be on display at the Lufrano Intercultural Gallery, a Division of Student Affairs, UNF Student Union, Building 58E, Suite 2401, 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, FL, 32224. All Gallery events are free. UNF charges $5 for parking (no charge after 5:00 pm on Fridays).

 

 

View the award winners here: UNF's Preserve Inspires Art

 
2018 Juried Student Annual

2018 Art & Design Juried Student Annual Exhibition

April 12, 2018 - April 27, 2018

The UNF Gallery of Art presents the 2018 Art + Design Juried Student Annual Exhibition, featuring student works in painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, ceramics and sculpture.

 

The exhibition will be on display from April 12 through April 27, 2018 at the UNF Gallery of Art, Building 2/Founders Hall, 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, FL, 32224, 904-620-2534. All Gallery events are free and open to the public. UNF charges $5 for parking (no charge after 5:00 pm Fridays).

 

For submission guidelines and Entry Form, follow this link to Entry Form_2018 Student Juried Annual.

 

Read more about juror Tony Rodrigues in this Jacksonville.com article: Jacksonville Man Wants to Help Children Locked Up with Adults Learn Art.

 

Read "Judging by Appearance: Tony Rodrigues Brings His Own Singular Take on Visual Arts When Judging Upcoming UNF Student Art Show," in this Folio Weekly Magazine article by Dan Brown: Judging By Appearance.