Lewis Art Gallery

The Lewis Art Gallery is currently seeking proposals for solo and group shows for the 2018-2019 academic year. Please review our full prospectus for more information on how to submit.

Martha McDonald, Howorth Speaker for 2018

Artist Talk – Friday, January 26th at 1pm, in AC 215

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The Weeping Dress (photo curtesy of the artist).

Martha McDonald is an interdisciplinary artist whose performances and installations feature handcrafted costumes and objects that she activates through gestures of making and unmaking and singing to transmit narrative. McDonald’s practice often focuses on site-specific “interventions” in historic house museums, libraries and gardens which investigate the sites and their stories to explore how these public places connect with personal histories and emotional states.

McDonald is the Howorth Speaker for 2018, a prestigious lecture series that has hosted speakers such as Linda Weintraub, Mary D. Garrard, and Jane Hammond. McDonald will be doing a presentation in the spring Performance Art class and conducting studio visits with current upperclassmen in the studio department.


Jennifer Drinkwater, Main Gallery (Jan. 8 – Feb. 7)

Jennifer Drinkwater
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Jennifer Drinkwater is an assistant professor with a joint appointment between the department of art and visual culture and Iowa State University extension and outreach.  Her personal work and teaching often explore how we bring artwork from the studio into the world, and accordingly, how this work can both build and shape community.

Visits with Intermediate Studio students – Thursday, January 18

Artist Talk – Friday, January 19 at 2pm in AC 335, with a reception in the gallery to follow.

Juried Student Exhibition, Main Gallery (Feb. 12 – March 21)

– Digital Submissions Due By February 1  (Any students may submit, not just limited to students currently enrolled in art courses. Students may submit work completed in art classes as well as anything done on their own. Current art scholars must submit work in order to retain their scholarship, even if work is not juried into the exhibition).

Senior Exhibition, Main Gallery (March 26 – May 2)

Senior bodies of work by Maria Welch and Ninette Hickey, installed as part of their comprehensive exams.

Gallery Talks: Friday, April 20th at 2pm in AC 335



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