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50th Art Exhibits

Exhibit Schedule


First Show
Featuring Paintings by Glen Bruns '85, Terrence Fogarty '82, Michael Sieve '75, and Richard Vogt '75.
August 21 – October 6

Second Show
Featuring art by
Suzannah Gau | Michelle Larsen | Jacqueline Pavek
Mallory Schmidt | Jacob Speer | John Sterner
Chaz Truog | Dean Waltenberg | Debra Helene Woods
October 11 – November 21

Third Show
Theme: Graduating Senior Show
November 27 – December 14


Fourth Show
Featuring art by
Debra Evans-Paige  |  Carol Haining Egan  |  Clayton Hubert
Doug Johnson  |  Ann Riippa Kinsey  |  Cassandra Labairon
Dennis McLaughlin  |  Jacqueline Pavek  |  Lucy Tokheim  |   Dan Wahl
January 8 – February 16

Fifth Show
Theme: Faculty & Staff Showcase
Featuring: Kate Borowske, Emily Deaver, Marcy Olson, Pam Sanders, Sheila Tabaka
February 21 – April 5

Final Exhibit of the 2017-18 Season:
Fine Arts Celebration and Graduating Senior Show
April 9 – May 3



50th Anniversary Celebration Season
William Whipple Gallery
Southwest Minnesota State University

August 2017 – May 2018

2017-18 Alumni Exhibition Call for Entries
In recognition of Southwest Minnesota State University’s 50th anniversary, the Whipple William Gallery is inviting alumni to submit artwork for a series of juried alumni exhibits to take place in the William Whipple Gallery during the 2017-2018 academic year. Works will be juried by members of the 50th Anniversary Planning Team, SMSU Alumni Association and SMSU Art Department.

The exhibition is open to any (alum or graduate) of Southwest Minnesota State University.

Submission Procedure
Entrants may submit up to five (5) images of original works completed in the last six years (2011-2017) and not previously exhibited at SMSU. Selections will be made from the submitted digital images.

The exhibits will consist of two- and three-dimensional work in all media. Wall pieces must be wired for hanging and no
larger than 60″ X 60″. Free-standing pieces may not exceed 32″ X 48″ X 60″ and/or weigh more than 50 lbs. Accepted
work cannot be substituted and must be available for the duration of the exhibit.

Submit up to three JPEG digital images per work. Upload options for image files:
File format: JPEG only
File dimensions: No smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest side
File resolution: 72 ppi/dpi (standard web resolution)
File size: 5 MB maximum

Dates & Deadlines
Submission Deadline: August 1, 2017
Artist Notification: August 10, 2017
In Person Delivery: TBD during office hours
Deadline to Receive Shipped Artwork: One week prior to show opening.
Exhibit Opening Reception: TBD
Pre-paid Artwork Return and In-Person Pick-Up: TBD during office hours

How To Enter
Entries should be submitted to
If you run across a problem while applying or have technical questions, please contact: Jessica Anderson 507-537-6266 or

Accepted Shipping
Artists are responsible for shipping or hand delivering their work to SMSU by the delivery date listed above. Use sturdy, reusable packaging if shipping work. Return shipping must be prepaid by the artist and enclosed with the artwork. Works will be returned in the same manner as delivered or via FedEx. SMSU is not responsible for works not claimed within 30 days of the end of the exhibit.

Upon notification of acceptance, all works to be exhibited should be shipped ready for presentation. Two-dimensional works should be wired and ready to hang. Three-dimensional works must include specific instructions for assembly or display. SMSU reserves the right to reject works not gallery-ready or that differ significantly from the images originally submitted.

SMSU will insure artwork for stated value while the work is on the premises. Insurance of in-person delivery of art goes into effect after it has been physically inspected, inventoried, and accepted by University personnel. Individual artists are responsible for insuring their work during transit.


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