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WJB Gallery

“The great feature of the Gallery is its multivalence. In this situation it becomes a classroom, and not only a classroom but a laboratory for the creative process, and then on top of that it serves its function as an exhibition space where the students’ work is on display for public engagement.”

The WJB Gallery (1085 William Johnston Building) is an 1100-square-foot exhibition space shared and managed by the departments of the College of Fine Arts: Art, Art Education, Art History, Interior Architecture & Design, Dance, Theatre, and the Museum of Fine Arts.  The 24 x 46-foot glass-walled gallery stretches the length of the central five-story atrium in the Johnston Building, providing rich natural lighting and secure but vivid public exposure for exhibitions.

All exhibitions in the WJB Gallery are curated by or display works by students of the College of Fine Arts. Faculty and students develop exhibitions in consultation with a gallery committee of representatives from each department and the Museum of Fine Arts.  The scope and timeline of exhibitions varies with the needs and resources of the host department. Previous shows have included extended displays of student-designed furniture, short-term one-artist openings, semester-long curatorial projects, and one-night dance performances.

If you are interested in exhibiting in the WJB Gallery, see Proposals & Installation below.


A Walk Through the Gallery

A look at the WJB Gallery during the 2017 exhibition Kul’ttovary – Bringing Culture
into the Soviet Home
(Yelena McLane and students, Interior Architecture & Design).


Exhibition Proposals & Installation

College of Fine Arts faculty and TAs may submit exhibition proposals for review by the gallery committee. We encourage you to check the upcoming timelime and contact your department representative on the committee, in planning your exhibition. Once you are ready to formally propose an exhibition, please submit through our online Proposal Form.

The Gallery committee approves proposals, arranges the schedule, allocates a small budget for supplemental equipment or materials, and supervises a staff of interns who may assist with installation, marketing, and some supervision/guided tours. Requests for staff assistance with installation should be directed to Meredith Lynn, Curator of Galleries. In designing your installation, please refer to the Floorplan and Exhibition Guidelines.

Contact: WJB Gallery Committee Members

Jean Hudson, Committee Chair (Art History)
Jeff Beekman (Art)
Meredith Lynn (MoFA)
Ann Rowson-Love (Art Education)
Nick Parparian (CFA Facilities Officer)
Yelena McLane  (IA+D)

 Current & Upcoming Exhibitions

June–Aug 2021 Personality and Personalization: Informing Desk Accessory Design Olivia Perron, Interior Architecture & Design
Aug 9 –Oct 21, 2021 John and Mary Carter Andean Textiles Liz Spraggins, Ann Rowson Love & Visitor-Centered Exhibitions students, Art Education
Oct 24–Dec 1, 2021 Museum Object (TBA) Art History
Dec 1, 2021–Jan 14, 2022 Student Furniture Marlo Ransdell, Interior Architecture & Design
Jan 14–Feb 10, 2022 Visitor-Centered Exhibitions Ann Rowson Love & Visitor-Centered Exhibitions students, Art Education
Feb 11–March 11, 2022 Learning from COVID 19 Experiences Project Barbara Parker-Bell & students, Art Therapy
March 11–April 20, 2022 Museum Object (TBA) Art History
April, 2022 Graduating Designers Interior Architecture & Design


Past Exhibitions

January 2020 e.merge Kevin Curry & Multimedia students, Art
December 2019 Student Furniture Show Marlo Ransdell & students, Interior Architecture & Design
November 2019 Stories Laid in Stone: Modern Architecture in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem Museum Object students, Art History
October 2019 Bauhaus 100 Yelena McLane& students, Interior Architecture & Design; Art
Aug–Sept 2019 Visitor-Centered Exhibitions Ann Rowson Love & students, Art Education
June–July 2019 Art Education Student Coursework Sara Scott Shields & students, Art Education
May 2019 The Final Pin Up, Graduating Designers Kevin Curry & students, Art
April 2019  Treasured Cloth: Women’s Art of Polynesia Kristin Dowell & Museum Object students, Art History
March 2019 Beauty and the Beast Costume exhibition Colleen Muscha, School of Theatre
Feb 2019 Multimedia Student Work Kevin Curry and students, Art
Jan 2019 Flat at its Finest, Student Furniture Show Marlo Ransdell, Interior Architecture & Design
Nov 2018 Interwoven: An Exploration of Native American Basketry Kristin Dowell & Museum Object students, Art History
Oct 2018 Light as Form Keith Roberson & Video Animation students, Art
Aug-Sept 2018 Reclaiming the Newsstand: The Media as Medium Ann Rowson Love & Visitor-Centered Exhibitions students, Art Education.
June–July 2018 Ding Dong Daddy: The Day-Glo Prints of William Walmsley MoFA interns/Art History students Summer Bias, Hannah Weir, Sumaya Ayad, Carly Cohen
May 2018 Graduating Designers Lisa Waxman & students, Interior Architecture & Design
April 2018 Regimes of Visuality: Print Culture and Haiti During the Age of Revolution Jennifer Baez & Museum Object students, Art History
March 2018 Scenic Design Studio Exhibition  School of Theatre students
Feb 2018 Visual Cartographic Explorations of a High School Art Room Assemblage Dissertation exhibition by Jennifer Hamrock, Art Education
Jan 2018 Flat at its Finest, Student Furniture Show Marlo Ransdell, Interior Architecture & Design
Nov–Dec 2017 The Thrill of the Hunt: Dynamics of Authenticity in African Tourist Arts Jennifer Baez & Museum Object students, Art History
Sept–Nov 2017 Kul’ttovary – Bringing Culture into the Soviet Home Yelena McLane & students,Interior Architecture & Design
Aug–Sept 2017 Label Me: Exploring Identity Through Portraiture Ann Rowson Love & Visitor Center Exhibitions students, Art Education
July 2017 CFA Showcase: Student Work Art Education, Art History, Interior Architecture+Design
May–June 2017 Artful Journeys: A New Chapter in Art Education Sara Scott Shields, Art Education
April 2017 Visions of the Nazca: the Evolution of Painted Images in An Andean Ancient Society Gabriela Germana & Museum Object students, Art History
March 2017 Interactive Dance Technology/ Multimedia Performance Jennie Petuch, School of Dance
March 2017 The Still Point: A Collaboration of Photography and Choreography Meagan Helman, School of Dance
Feb 2017 Flat at its Finest, Student Furniture Show Marlo Ransdell, Interior Architecture & Design
Jan 2017 Flashpoint: Arranging Chaos Denise Bookwalter & AB Gorham, Art/SCAP
Nov–Dec 2016 Guardians of Their Art: The Contemporary Peruvian Amazon Gabriela Germana & Museum Object students, Art History
June–Aug 2016 Original Copies: Process, Prints and People Amy Fleming, Art & Isabelle Dunne, MoFA
May–June 2016 Shaping Spaces, Shaping Lives Lisa Waxman & students, Interior Architecture & Design
April 2016 Inked! The Evolution of Print Culture Ali Reilly & Museum Object students, Art History
March 2016 Extrastatecraft Joelle Dietrick & Print+Media students, Art)
Feb–March 2016 #tumblingbodies #academiccartographies Sara Scott Shields, Art Education
Jan–Feb 2016 Intersecting Layers Student Furniture Show Marlo Ransdell, Interior Architecture & Design
Dec 2015 Evidence of Interpersonal Relationship. Honors in Major graduation exhibition, Christina Anduiza, Art
Nov–Dec 2015 This is How it Happened: An Officer’s Perspective on the Okinawa Occupation (1944-1946) Ali Reilly & Museum Object Students, Art History
Oct–Nov 2015 The Social Selfie Project: A Virtual and Physical Exhibition for Developing Sense of Self, Place and Community Tom Anderson & students, Art Education
Aug–Oct 2015 Collectibility: Art and Commodity in the Disney Renaissance Mery-et Lescher, Art History
May–July 2015 Doodle: Drawing on Original Diverse Learning Experiences Ann Rowson-Love & Visitor Centered Exhibitions students, Art Education
April–May 2015 Bound by Community: An Exploration of Life through Photobooks Amy Bowman & Museum Object students, Art History
Sept–Oct 2014 Threads: The Quilts of Ms Gussie Beatrice Arnold Hill Maddie Codling, Art History & Anjali Austin, Dance
April–Sept 2014 Student Lighting & Furniture Design Jill Pable, Interior Architecture & Design
March 2014 Humanscale, Student Work Lisa Waxman, Interior Architecture & Design
Aug–Dec 2013 Daily Life in the Late Antique World MoFA student interns in Museum Studies
May–August 2013 Andre Kertesz Marlo Ransdell, Interior Architecture & Design
Feb–April 2013 By Hand and By Machine, Student Furniture Marlo Ransdell, Interior Architecture & Design
Nov 2012–Jan 2013 Leon District Schools Student Art Dorothy DeMay, Art Education 
Aug–Oct 2012 A Studio Journey, Student Work Jill Pable & Steve Webb, Interior Architecture & Design
May–August 2012 IA&D Student Work Lisa Waxman, Interior Architecture & Design
Aug 2011–April 2012 Herman Miller Mid-Century Modern Furniture  Eric Wiedegreen, Interior Architecture & Design