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.


2017-2018 Exhibition Calendar

Jenn Hassin: Adapt, Mend & Repair
August 24 -September 14
Reception: Thursday, August 31, 2017,  6-8pm
Gallery hours by appointment until August 25                                                                                   
Jenn Hassin is a Texas born artist and currently resides in Austin, Texas. She honorably served in the United States Air Force and later graduated with a degree in Studio Art in 2012 from Saint Edward’s University. 

Kintsugi inspires her current installation in the Fine Arts Gallery. The Japanese use the method of Kintsugi to repair broken pottery with gold, lending to the understanding that the piece is more beautiful for having been broken. Hassin has transformed the gallery into a space to commune, connect and to talk. Listen and Repair gives one the opportunity to contribute to the work by adding gold-stitched scars on the tablecloth. Embrace the Damage is a collection of current news in our country and around the world. The installation gives glimpses of our news, while putting emphasis on that we can and will be stronger after the dust settles and we began to fix the mess. Embracing the damage and finding peace is what Hassin longs for, and not just for herself, but for our world.

This exhibition was sponsored by the Minute Gallery, which supports current students and alumni through juried exhibition opportunitites. 

Fountain: sculptural musings of the readymade
A curatorial project by Tammie Rubin, MFA
September 22 - October 12, 2017
Reception Friday, September 22, 2017, 6-8pm

Marcel Duchamp’s Fountain is his most famous artwork, a mass-produced urinal exhibited as a sculpture. This iconic symbol of twentieth-century art provoked numerous debates “is it art?” and continues to significantly influence the artists' relationship to object. The artists in this exhibition investigate reconfigured, found, mass-produced, or functional objects to elicit sculptures that are familiar yet absurd, compelling yet irreverent, perplexing yet seductive. 

Christina Coleman
Ron Geibel
Hollis Hammonds 
Robert Jackson Harrington
Dameon Lester

Frank Herrmann:  Buoyant
October 19 - November 9
Reception: Thursday, October 19, 2017, 6-8pm
Gallery talk Thursday, October 19, 2017, 5:30pm

Frank Herrmann is Professor Emeritus of Fine Arts by the University of Cincinnati. Herrmann's exhibit Bouyant consists of work that was created while at an artist residency at MASS MoCA.  Honors include 2006 John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, 2002 & 2001 Authors, Editors, Composers Award from the Friends of the UC Libraries, 2001, Ohio Arts Council Project Grant and the Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1997. Other grants include Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship 1983, 1986, 2001; Arts Midwest NEA 1990; Summerfair Individual Artist Fellowship 1983, 2000; Ohio Arts and the University Research Council Grant 1983, 1990, 1999. His work is included in many private and public collections.

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Brian Maclaskey: Sensory Swimming
November 16 - December 12
Reception: Thursday, November 16, 2017, 6-8pm
Artist Talk Thursday, November 16, 2017, 5:30 p.m. in ARTS 113

Brian Maclaskey is an artist, illustrator and print maker in Austin, Texas.  He studied print making at the University of North Texas under Master Lithographer Catherine Chauvin.  In 2008 he started Squid Ink Kollective, a printmaking collective dedicated to the DIY ethos.  Maclaskey is an early member of the Industry Print Shop team, through which he has helped found Industry Editions, a fine art publishing arm of the company.  He continues to lead a team of illustrators and print makers at Industry Print Shop, making the highest quality screen printed editions and gig posters.  

Sensory Swimming is a collection of screen prints, illustrations and paintings exploring the artist's meditations on vulnerability and anxiety.  Symbolic narrative and a strong Buddhist influence marry to create a body of work with layered experiences of intense emotional radiance.  Each piece is an interpretation of a specific mental process, communicated in a narrative dialog using a wide reaching visual vocabulary.  In this way, the work attempts to communicate with each individual with respect to wherever their individual contemplative processes allow while holding space for an intense emotional resonance.

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Student Juried Exhibition 2018
January 18 - February 1
Reception: Thursday, January 18, 2018, 6-8pm

This exhibition provides a setting where the university community and the public are able to see the depth and excellence of creative visual work by students from the department of Visual Studies (Art, Graphic Design, Photocommunications, and Interactive Game Studies) at St. Edward’s University. 

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Senior Exhibition Series 2018

Graphic Design Senior Show
February 9 – March 1
Reception: Friday, February 9, 2018, 6-8pm
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Photocommunications Senior Show
March 8 – April 12
Reception: Thursday, March 8, 2018, 6-8pm
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Art Senior Show
April 20 – May 13
Reception: Friday, Apr 20, 2018, 6-8pm
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This Land image, on view in Continental Divide

Michael Anthony Garcia: Continental Divide
May 18 - June 9
Reception: Friday, May 18, 2018, 7-9pm

Poca Madre Arts is pleased to present Continental Divide, an exhibition of new photo, installation and performance work by Austin-based, multidisciplinary artist and independent curator Michael Anthony García.

The work presented speaks to cultural separation and alienation of the communities of color in the city of Austin, to initiate dialogue about these issues which have arisen
from its booming growth.

The body of work presented in the exhibition is comprised of photos of site-specific installations/ portraits of Austinites-of-color projected onto their beds and clothing, with a related group of works setting clothing in natural settings along Austin’s Greenbelt. Additionally, a large installation composed of clothing sourced from various parts of the city will serve as a backdrop for a performance being debuted during opening night.

For more information, please contact Poca Madres Arts at mrmichaelme [at] or 512 663-8253.

This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

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The Minute Gallery

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The Minute Gallery began as an initiative for currently enrolled students to engage in a creative dialogue on campus bysubmitting 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.

Fall Alumni Exhibitions
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
​2017 Kristin Moore
2016  Marge Dye



Fall/Spring Gallery Hours
Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday, 12 p.m.–4 p.m.

Summer Hours TBA

Fine Arts Center
St. Edward’s University
3001 S. Congress
Austin, Texas 78704
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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.

Student Juried Exhibition

Student Juried Exhibition 2018
January 18 - February 1
Reception Friday, January 18, 2018, 6-8pm

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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 2017 or Spring 2018 semester. Work submitted must have been completed in 2016 or 2017.

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: BRIAN MACLASKEY

DELIVERY AND RETURN OF WORK: Up to three entries may be submitted to the Fine Arts Gallery during exam week (December 9-15, 2017). 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 2018. 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 10th, 2018.

The awards for 2017 were sponsored by Ampersand and Jo's Coffee.
Awards will be announced at the opening on Friday, January 18th, 7 p.m.
1st Place: 
2nd Place:
2nd Place:
3rd Place:
Honorable Mentions:


Past Exhibitions

         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

thin place drawing

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.

Martin drawing

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 paitning 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 aline 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.

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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 grathering 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.