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BFA Senior Thesis Show

May 31, 2019

Every year, the University Art Gallery finishes off its show lineup with the BFA show. Graduating Seniors from the concentrations of Studio Art, Photography and Video, and Graphic Design will be displaying their most accomplished and current work.

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Juried Student Show

Juried Student Show

Apr 11, 2019

Experience the very best of the Art and Design Department, featuring juried selections from the concentrations of Studio Art, Photography and Video, and Graphic Design.

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Draw-a-thon poster

Draw-a-thon 2019

Feb 26, 2019

Experience a drawing ARTravaganza at Draw-a-thon 2019! 

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Work by Harrell Fletcher

Harrell Fletcher - Canceled

Feb 22, 2019

The Feb. 22-March 15 show with Harrell Fletcher has been canceled. The good news is that we are instead having a number of smaller, more intimate events in the gallery that encourage and welcome community participation!

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Victoria Fu

Victoria Fu

Jan 17, 2019

Jan. 17-Feb. 8

The video art and photography of Victoria Fu examines and plays with artistic conventions and the dispersal of technical images in the contemporary era.

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Mark Tribe

Nov 15, 2018

Nov. 15- Dec. 7

Wilderness is vanishing before our eyes. New Nature is an ongoing project that combines the visual language of landscape photography and the formal legacy of structural film in the creation of archival audiovisual recordings of wild landscapes.

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Faculty Research Triennial fall 2018

Faculty Research Triennial

Oct 4, 2018

Oct. 4-26

The Faculty Triennial showcases the high caliber of work that can be achieved with time and practice as our Art and Design faculty exhibit the work they create outside the classroom as professional artists. 

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2018 BFA Exhibition

Jun 1, 2018

June 1 - June 16

Opening Reception 
4-6 p.m. Friday, June 1
Dexter Rm.149 
Free and open to the public  

The time has come! Cal Poly University Art Gallery presents this year’s BFA Exhibition titled, This Must Be The Place, featuring multi-disciplinary works by graduating Art and Design students. Bring your friends and family and join us in celebrating these students and all their hard work! Light refreshments will be provided.

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2018 Juried Show student artist with her work

2018 Juried Student Show

Apr 12, 2018

April 12 - May 11

Cal Poly’s University Art Gallery presents the “2018 Juried Student Exhibition,” a vetted showcase of artwork made in the Art and Design Department, to run April 12 through May 11. A reception will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 12, in the gallery, located on the ground floor of the Dexter Building (No. 34). The exhibit was juried by painter and sculptor Peter Charles, a San Luis Obispo resident who has exhibited work in many museums and galleries throughout the U.S.

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Photos by Amy Touchette

Amy Touchette

Feb 22, 2018

Feb. 22 - March 16, 2018

Opening Talk 
4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22
Dexter Rm.149 with reception to follow  

A solo exhibition of Amy Touchette’s three bodies of work focusing on teens, entitled The Young Series, will be on view at the University Art Gallery. 

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