WORLDVIEWS: Selections from the Permanent Collection and New Acquisitions

Haywood Community College: Professional Crafts Program Graduate Exhibition

Featuring exciting new work by 13 graduating students from the award-winning Haywood Community College professional crafts program in Waynesville, N.C., this exhibit includes furniture, woodwork, ceramics, jewelry and textiles.

Opening Reception for New Exhibits Saturday, August 1, 2-4 p.m. New Gifts: Selections from the Collection of Perry Kelly

George Masa (1881-1933): A Photographic Vision of the Mountains
Light and shadow: The mystery and legacy of George Masa (Mountain Xpress, Aug. 26, 2009)


Dean and Nancy Cramer Lettenstrom: Delicate Balance - Painting + Drawing

BFA Student Portfolio Exhibition
Senior Portfolio Exhibition "Pareidolia"

Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Thesis Exhibitions
The Exposing Stitch: Personal Fears of Childbirthing

Britney Carroll
Reception: Saturday, November 21 2-4 p.m.
Exhibition: November 17-21

JANUARY 23 - MARCH 13, 2010
Transformation: Drawing into Painting

Six New York Artists: Simon Carr, John Goodrich, Stanley Lewis, Ying Li, Ruth Miller, and Thaddeus Radell

JANUARY 24 - MARCH 13, 2010
Richard Ritter: North Carolina Master of Glass - A 40 Year Retrospective

Catalog from Richard Ritter: North Carolina Master of Glass(PDF)

School of Art & Design Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibitions

Jan Parker - Feb. 23-27
Mike Polomik - March 9-13
Phyllis Jarvinen - March 23-27

Visiting Scholar Lecture: Armen T. Marsoobian, " Memorials, Modernity and Art: How Do We Memorialize Genocide?"
FPAC 130 @ 4 p.m.

Armen Marsoobian is Chair of Philosophy at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, and the editor of the Journal Metaphilosophy. In conjunction with the "Erwin Eisch: Kristallnacht" exhibit, the Jerry Jackson Speakers Series, co-sponsored by the Fine Art Museum, the Dept. of Philosophy and Religion, Honors College, and School of Art & Design.

MARCH 24 - MAY 8, 2010
School of Art & Design System & Structure: Biennial Faculty Exhibition

This exhibition features the creative exploration of 20 faculty artists working in a wide range of media including ceramics, sculpture, painting, drawing, printmaking, installation, book arts, photography and graphic design. It demonstrates not only the diversity of the School of Art & Design, but also the dynamism of its faculty members, who teach and exhibit their work nationally and internationally.

Press about this exhibition
Catalog from System + Structure (PDF)

APRIL 6, 2010

Don Reitz Ceramic Artist in Residence Funded by the Randall and Susan Parrott Ward Fund
9-11:45 a.m. demo
1-3 p.m. demo
4-5 p.m. slide talk
Events take place in the Fine and Performing Arts Center. Don Reitz Ceramic Artist in Residence Funded by the Randall and Susan Parrott Ward Fund9-11:45 a.m. demo1-3 p.m. demo4-5 p.m. slide talk. Events take place in the Fine and Performing Arts Center.

APRIL 7 - MAY 5, 2010
School of Art & Design 42nd Annual Art Student Juried Exhibition

An independently juried exhibition featuring the best of new and innovative creative expression in a variety of media by undergraduates of the School of Art & Design. Student Competition Exhibit Co-sponsored by the WCU Josefina Niggli Celebration Collaboration.

Student wins Niggli portrait contest - A portrait by Western Carolina University student Michael Dodson Jr. of the late Josefina Niggli has won first prize in a competition sponsored by the Josefina Niggli Celebration Committee and the Fine Art Museum.

Press about this exhibition

MAY 23 - SEPTEMBER 19, 2010
Worldviews: LEGACY Selections from the Fine Art Museum's Collection

Featuring artwork in a variety of media to include artists whose teaching careers offered a profound influence: Mary Abbott, Rosemarie Beck, Christina Daniels, Adu Gindy, Robert Godfrey, John Heliker, Janie McWhirter, Harvey K. Littleton, Dean Lettenstrom, Nancy Lettenstrom, Truman Lowe, Ruth Miller, James Bud Smith, Esteban Vicente, Kay WalkingStick and selections from 2005 Paper Trail print portfolio featuring collaborations between guest faculty.