The St. Edward's University Fine Arts Gallery serves both the university and Austin community through exhibitions of professional artists, faculty, alumni, and students, as well as sponsored lectures and other programming related to our visiting artist program.
Our goal is to offer a platform for enrichment through contemporary art, exposing the community to a wide range of artistic disciplines and practices, serving our students through direct engagement with professional artists, and offering a space and resources for professional development through student exhibitions.
Both a teaching gallery and exhibition venue, the gallery is located in the Fine Arts Center on the northwest corner of campus. Past visiting artists and guest lecturers have included David Mack, Robert Hite, Linda Stein, Pato Hebert, Tulu Bayar, Jeff Schmuki & Wendy Deschene, and Joe Meiser. Our fall 2016 visiting artist was Elise Engler, who was featured in The New Yorker for her creative work called "A Year On Broadway" which was shown in our gallery in November.
2019 - 2020 Exhibition Calendar
Drawing for Drawing's Sake
An exhibition of work by St. Edward's Alumni: Payton McGowen
August 26 - September 13
Friday, August 30, 2019 from 6 - 8 p.m. in Fine Arts Gallery
In the age of social media, we can follow nearly any artist, and view a gallery of work with the swipe of a finger. This can be a double-edged sword. While the ability to share our work with the world is powerful, comparison can be a paralyzing force in the creative process. For the last few months, I have allowed myself to draw automatically, free of personal judgment and scrutiny, regardless of the outcome. It was at once very difficult, and in the end, extremely liberating.
SEU Flatfile Exhibition
September 27 - December 5
Friday, September 27, 2019 from 6 - 8 p.m. in Fine Arts Gallery
The Fine Arts Gallery at St. Edward’s University presents the 2019 SEU Flatfile. This invitational exhibition celebrates the generative quality of our region by making a wide number of artists’ works accessible by presenting two-dimensional works by artists living and working in the Central Texas region. Visitors are invited to browse through artist portfolios and view rotating installations of artwork selected by local and regional guest curators.
This will be the first SEU Flatfile exhibition held and is modeled after the flatfile at the H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute. Artspace held it’s first flatfile in 2001 which was held in conjunction with the Pierogi Flatfiles exhibition featuring flatfiles from Joe Amrhein’s Pierogi Gallery in Brooklyn, N.Y. The Kansas City Flatfile has since become a biennial invitational exhibition featuring a wide range of work by emerging and established artists from the Kansas City area
image credit: KCAI Artspace Flatfile Exhibition
Senior Exhibition Series 2020
Graphic Design Senior Show
Photocommunications Senior Show
Art Senior Show
The Minute Gallery
The Minute Gallery began as an initiative for currently enrolled students to engage in a creative dialogue on campus by submitting work for themed exhibitions or by proposing group or solo exhibitions. The Minute Gallery exhibition space is a small wall and shelf that is placed between office 130 and 131 in the Fine Arts Center.
In the summer of 2014 the Minute Gallery opened up an opportunity for alumni from the Visual Studies Department to submit proposals for a full scale exhibition in the Fine Arts Gallery. We continue to celebrate these juried alumni exhibitions each summer and early fall in the main gallery.
2019 Payton McGowan
(Spring) Jaime Alexis, John Clendenen, Monika Kratochvil, Michelle Leedy,
Brandon Maxwell, Jessy Price, and Ryan Slack
2018 Kaci Beeler (Five Year Anniversary Year)
2017 Jenn Hassin
2016 Lynne' Bowman Cravens
2015 Rebecca Marino and Sean Ripple (Munday Library) and Ben Osheyak, Jessica Buie, Brit Clapper, Julie Welch, and Gerald Llorence (Hilltop Views article)
2014 Rachelle Diaz, Gerardo Arellano and Aldo Ramos.
Summer Alumni Exhitions
2018 Jordan Hamilton
2017 Kristin Moore
2016 Marge Dye
Fall/Spring Gallery Hours
Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Gallery is closed during recognized school holidays.
Summer Hours TBA
Fine Arts Center
St. Edward’s University
3001 S. Congress
Austin, Texas 78704
The gallery is located in the Fine Arts Center on the northwest corner of the campus. Take the South Congress entrance onto the campus. Take the first left. The gallery is located at the entrance of the Fine Arts Building on your right.
Visitor Parking Passes are available by registering your vehicle with campus through a provided link that will be updated closer to individual exhibitions.
Student Juried Exhibition
Student Juried Exhibition 2020
Every spring we host a student juried exhibition in the Fine Arts Gallery. This exhibition provides a setting where the university community and the public can see the depth and excellence of artwork created by students from the artistic programs at St. Edward’s University.
Current SEU students (see eligibility requirements) may submit up to three works to be juried into this annual exhibition. An off-campus juror will select the works to be included in this exhibition, as well as choose a “best in show” award, and 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. Possible prizes to be announced.
ELIGIBILITY: Open to majors in Art, Graphic Design, Interactive Game Studies, Photocommunications, Theater Arts, Liberal Studies w/ concentrations in Art, and Art Education. Open to minors in Art, Art History, Graphic Design, Photocommunications, and Theater Arts. Also open to MLA students with a concentration in an art related field. Must be a current SEU student enrolled in the Fall 2019 or Spring 2020 semester. Work submitted must have been completed in 2018 or 2019.
MEDIA: Open to all traditional and non-traditional genre and media, including but not limited to: sculpture, video, painting, drawing, printmaking, collage, ceramics, photography, design, and digital works.
SELECTION PROCESS: An external juror(s) will curate this year's student show. Jurors: TBA
DELIVERY AND RETURN OF WORK: Up to three entries may be submitted to the Fine Arts Gallery during exam week (December 9 -13, 2019). Make sure each submission has two entry forms attached (entry forms will be available in the gallery at time of drop off). All works not accepted for the exhibition must be picked up the first week of classes in Spring 2019. Accepted work will remain on display for the duration of the exhibition. All exhibited works must be picked up at the end of the exhibition. St. Edward’s will not take responsibility for lost or damaged work not picked up by February 7th, 2020.
Awards will be announced at the opening reception.
Kaci Beeler: Perfect Servings For One
August 28 -September 13
IG : @kacibeeler
Geoffrey Hiller: The Bangladesh Project
September 20 - October 11, 2018
Heather & Jeffrey Jones: And There Is A Light
October 18 - November 1, 2018
IG : @heatherjonesstudio
Jaime Alexis, John Clendenen, Monika Kratochvil, Michelle Leedy, Brandon Maxwell, Jessy Price, and Ryan Slack:
Now or Never
February 28 - March 15
2017 - 2018
Jenn Hassin: Adapt, Mend & Repair
IG : @jennhassin
Tammie Rubin, a curatorial project by: Fountain: sculptural musings of the readymade
IG : @tammierubin
Frank Herrmann, Buoyant
IG : @f.herrmann
Brian Maclaskey, Sensory Swimming
IG : @brianmaclaskey
Lamella, Lynne' Bowman Cravens
VISU Faculty Exhibition
Me, Myself and I, a curatorial investigation of the self by designers. Curated by Oen Hammonds.
A Year on Broadway, Elise Engler featured on CBS Sunday Morning
Thin Places, Sacred Sights: Ancient Irish Monastic Sites, works by Donal Haughey
November 19-December 10, 2015
Thin Places, Sacred Sites is an expression of my spiritual journey. This work stems from a strong connection with Ireland and my life-long spiritual journey. Ireland has been a mystical and magical place throughout my life, and through my many visits I have explored Neolithic pre-Celtic stone monuments, structures and astronomical symbols, the Famine, the Shide (people of the other world). The concept of a "thin place" has been part of the Irish spiritual life long before the introduction of Christianity. A thin place is analogous to a veil that is lifted to reveal another dimension of life. It is a place where the contemporary meets the spiritual realm. In my journey to these places, I have experienced the feeling of meeting a holy Presence among the stones. -- Donal Haughey
Drawing/Painting TIME (using portraits), works by Martin Lam Nguyen, C.S.C.
October 23 – November 12, 2015
Fr. Martin Nguyen was born in Vietnam and immigrated to the United States in 1979. He is a priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross. He joined the Department of Art, Art History and Design of the University of Notre Dame in 1995. Nguyen creates large scale works in drawing and various painting media. His works are site-specific installations, designed to provide a contemplative space for viewers to examine people and life's events of the past that are still alive in one's memory. Nguyen's works have been installed at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana; DePauw University, Indiana; New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, Indiana; University of California at Berkeley, California; Loyola Marymount University, California; University of Portland, Oregon; Fribourg University, Switzerland, and other venues.
Visible to the Invisible, works by Brother Robert Weinmann, C.S.C.
September 25 – October 16, 2015
Brother Robert Weinmann, CSC, from Atchison, Kansas, joined the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1958. After receiving his BA degree from St. Edward´s University in 1966, Br. Robert journeyed to Brasil to serve the ministries of the Congregation in Satárem, Para, on the shore of the Amazon River, Pretrolina, Pernambuco and Campinas, São Paulo. In 1974, Br. Robert earned a Fine Arts degree from the Catholic University of Campinas. In 1985, Br. Robert with the help of parents at Colegio Notre Dame in Campinas, founded CECOIA, the Saint Brother Andre Community Center, for the purpose of gathering children, ages six to ten, off of the streets. Today, the center cares for over three hundred socially deprived children and teenagers, ages six to seventeen. Through the years, Br. Robert has supported CECOIA through commissions received for his paintings. In 2009, he was awarded the ¨Diploma de Merito¨ by the city of Campinas for his many years of social service.