Southeast Missouri State University

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View a photographic tour of the Art Gallery exhibitions.

The River Campus Art Gallery is part of the Earl and Margie Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts on beautiful River Campus. The 1,275 square-foot gallery space is located in the historic Seminary Building, a newly renovated space housing offices, studios and classrooms for the Departments of Art, Music and Theater and Dance. The River Campus sits on the banks of the Mississippi adjacent to a beech-shaded park with walking paths, a gazebo and sweeping views of the river.

The River Campus Art Gallery exists to provide community leadership in Southeast Missouri in the presentation of relevant contemporary art. The Gallery seeks to promote creative experimentation, academic dialogue and the cultural enrichment of campus and local communities through exhibitions of emerging and established artists. The Gallery is dedicated to serving these communities by offering diverse exhibitions programs focusing on current issues and practices in the visual arts in tandem with an educational program of artists' lectures, gallery talks, student and faculty display opportunities and outreach.

All exhibitions, lectures and events are free and open to the public. Visitor parking is ample in front of the Cultural Arts Center. The River Campus, Seminary Building and River Campus Art Gallery are handicapped accessible.

Southeast Missouri State University
Earl and Margie Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts
Art Department
River Campus Art Gallery, Seminary Building Room 106
518 S. Fountain St.
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

Contact: Kristin Nowlin, Exhibitions Coordinator
Phone: (573) 651-5901

Gallery hours: 1-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 1-7 p.m. First Fridays

Exhibition Opportunities

Notable Quotable Exhibition

This typography poster juried exhibition, organized by the Southeast AIGA Student Group, brings together work by students from across the region with the goal of artistically communicating a famous quote. Submissions for the exhibition are due on Monday, September 23, 2013. Please see full prospectus here. (Download PDF)

The juror, Lee Ferrell, has operated his self-named practice since 1995 and resides near Washington, D.C. He has worked in the graphic design industry with communications at Apple Computer, and has served as creative director for BuySafe. Ferrell is also responsible for implementing award winning creative campaigns for Cross Country Healthcare as its creative director.

Opening reception is Nov. 1, 2013, 5-7 pm in the River Campus Art Gallery, located in the Seminary Building Room 106.

Gallery Schedule

Fall 2013

Chroma Exploda: Contemporary Paintings

September 9–26
Reception: September 6, 5-7 p.m.
Artist’s Talk: September 6, 4-5 p.m.

Art Guild Exhibition

October 7–24
Reception: October 4, 5-7 p.m.
Art Guild Talk: October 4, 4-5 p.m.

Notable Quotables: A Regional Juried Exhibition

November 4–21
Reception: November 1, 5-7 p.m.

BFA Graduating Seniors Exhibition, Part I

December 2–6
Reception: December 6, 5-7 p.m.

BFA Graduating Seniors Exhibition, Part II

December 9-13
Reception: December 13, 5-7 p.m.

BFA Graduating Seniors Exhibition, Part III

December 16–20
Reception: December 20, 5-7 p.m. 

Spring 2014

Works in Progress: Interdisciplinary Exhibition and Lecture Series

February 3–27
Reception: February 7, 5-7 p.m.
Curator’s Talk: February 7, 4-5 p.m.
Student Presentations: February 5, 12, 19, and 26, noon-1 p.m.

Kyle Triplett: Annual Student Exhibition Juror

March 10-25
Reception: March 7, 5-7 p.m.
Juror’s Lecture: March 26, noon-1 p.m.

Salon des Refusés

March 31-April 11
Reception: April 4, 5-7 p.m.

Spring BFA Graduating Seniors Exhibition, Part I

April 21-25
Reception: April 25, 5-7 p.m.

Spring BFA Graduating Seniors Exhibition, Part II

April 28-May 2
Reception: May 2, 5-7 p.m.

Spring BFA Graduating Seniors Exhibition, Part III

May 5-9
Reception: May 9, 5-7 p.m.

Spring BFA Graduating Seniors Exhibition, Part IV

May 12-16
Reception: May 16, 5-7 p.m.