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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.

WJB Gallery 2015The WJB Gallery (1085 William Johnston Building) is an 1100-square-foot exhibition space shared and managed by four departments of the College of Fine Arts: Art, Art Education, Art History, and Interior Architecture & Design.  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. College of Fine Arts faculty and students curate 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. The gallery features LED track lighting, freestanding partitions (adjustable for long-term exhibits), and a security system. If you are interested in exhibiting in the WJB Gallery, see the Floorplan and Gallery Guidelines.

Current Exhibition

The Thrill of the Hunt: Dynamics of Authenticity in African Tourist Arts,

The Thrill of the Hunt: Dynamics of Authenticity in African Tourist Arts

African sculpture, masks, and statuary from the FSU Museum of Fine Arts collection.

Curated by Art History undergraduates in the Museum Object class
under the direction of PhD student Jennifer Baez.

November 16 – December 11, 2017

Exhibition Proposal Process

School of Art & Design faculty and TAs may submit exhibition proposals for review by a gallery committee of representatives from each department and the Museum of Fine Arts.  To check the upcoming timelime and suggest an exhibit, contact your department representative on the gallery committee. Once you are ready to formally propose an exhibit, download and fill in the Proposal Form and submit it to your department representative.

Contact: WJB Gallery Committee Members

Jean Hudson, Committee Chair (Art History)
Jeff Beekman (Art)
Allys Palladino-Craig (MoFA)
Ann Rowson-Love (Art Education)
Wayne Vonada (MoFA)
Lisa Waxman, Committee Chair (IA+D)

Upcoming Exhibitions

December 12 – January 16, 2018: Student Furniture Show (Marlo Ransdell, Interior Architecture & Design).

January 16 – 27, 2018: Student Charette Featured Projects (Lisa Waxman, Interior Architecture & Design).

January 29 – February 28, 2018: Mixed media student thesis show (Jen Hamrock, Art Education).

March 2018: Costume exhibit (Theatre).

March 26 – April 26, 2018 (install 3/26 & 4/2, open 4/5): Edouard Duval-Carrié Map Collection (Jennifer Baez, Museum Object Class, Art History).

April 27 – May 31, 2018: Graduating Designers (Lisa Waxman, Interior Architecture & Design).

June–July, 2018: William Walmsley Day-Glo Prints (Wayne Vonada & Spring interns, MoFA).

August–September, 2018: Visitor-Centered Exhibitions (Ann Rowson Love, Art Education).

Past Exhibitions

September 28 – November 6, 2017: Kul’ttovary – Bringing Culture into the Soviet Home (Yelena McLane and students, Interior Architecture & Design).

August–September 2017: Label Me: Exploring Identity Through Portraiture: Art Education Visitor Center Exhibitions Class (Ann Rowson Love, Art Education).

July 2017: CFA Showcase: Student work from Art Education, Art History, and Interior Architecture+Design.

May–June 2017: Artful Journeys: A New Chapter in Art Education (Sara Scott Shields, Art Education).

April 2017: Museum Object Class Exhibition: Visions of the Nazca: the Evolution of Painted Images in An Andean Ancient Society (Gabriela Germana, Art History).

March 20–31, 2017: Interactive Dance Technology/ Multimedia Performance (Jennie Petuch, Dance).

March 2017: The Still Point: A Collaboration of Photography and Choreography (Meagan Helman, Dance).

February 2017: Student Furniture Show (Marol Ransdell, Interior Architecture + Design).

January 2017: Flashpoint: Arranging Chaos, A collaborative artist’s book project of Small Craft Advisory Press (Denise Bookwalter and AB Gorham, Art/SCAP).

November–December 2016: Guardians of Their Art: The Contemporary Peruvian Amazon, Museum Object class (Gabriela Germana, Art History).

September–November 2016: Insights into Interior Architecture + Design Faculty (Jim Dawkins and Yelena McLane, IA+D).

August–September 2016:  Visitor-Centered Exhibitions class (Ann Rowson-Love, Art Education).

June–August 2016: Original Copies: Process, Prints and People, Art Department student prints (Amy Fleming, Art and Isabelle Dunne, MoFA).

May–June 2016: Shaping Spaces, Shaping Lives, Interior Architecture + Design student Show (Lisa Waxman, IA+D).

April 2016: Inked! The Evolution of Print Culture. Museum Object class exhibition of prints donated to the Art & Design Library by Tobias Mostel (Ali Reilly, Art History).

March–April  2016: Extrastatecraft. Student work from Print+Media undergraduate seminar (Joelle Dietrick, Art).

February–March 2016:#tumblingbodies #academiccartographies (Sara Scott Shields, Art Education).

December 2015– February 2016: Intersecting Layers Furniture Show  (Marlo Ransdell, Interior Architecture + Design).

December 2015: Evidence of Interpersonal Relationship. Honors in Major exhibition, graduating artist Christina Anduiza. Opening reception Dec. 7, 6–8 pm.

November–December 2015: This is How it Happened: An Officer’s Perspective on the Okinawa Occupation (1944-1946) Museum Object class exhibition in collaboration with the World War II Institute (Ali Reilly, Art History).

October–November 2015: The Social Selfie Project: A Virtual and Physical Exhibition for Developing Sense of Self, Place and Community (Tom Anderson, Art Education).

August–October 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 and Visitor Centered Exhibitions class, Art Education).

April–May 2015: Bound by Community: An Exploration of Life through Photobooks (Amy Bowman and Museum Object class, Art History).

September–October 2014: Threads: The Quilts of Ms Gussie Beatrice Arnold Hill (Maddie Codling, Art History and Anjali Austin, Dance).

April–September 2014: Student Lighting & Furniture Design (Jill Pable, Interior Architecture + Design).

March 2014: Humanscale Interior Design Student Show (Interior Architecture + Design).

January–March, 2014: Interior Design Student Furniture Show (Marlo Ransdell, Interior Architecture + Design).

August–December 2013: Daily Life in the Late Antique World (Lynn Jones and students, Art History).

May–August 2013: Andre Kertesz (MoFA student interns in Museum Studies program).

February–April 2013: By Hand and By Machine, Interior Design Graduate Furniture Show (Marlo Ransdell, Interior Architecture + Design).

November 2012–January 2013: Leon District Schools student art exhibit, elementary and middle school student work (Dorothy DeMay, Art Education graduate assistant).

August–October 2012: A Studio Journey, Interior Design Student Show (Jill Pable and Steve Webber, Interior Architecture + Design).

May–August 2012: Interior Design Student summer exhibition.

August 2011–April 2012: Herman Miller Mid-Century Modern Furniture (Eric Wiedegreen, Interior Architecture + Design).