Upcoming Exhibits

Evidence: Curriculum Exhibition for the National Association of Schools of Art & Design
February 27 – March 15, 2018 

Southern Utah Museum of Art


The SUU Department of Art and Design must undergo a reaccreditation process through the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. As part of the department’s application, SUMA will host a curriculum exhibition to display the evidence for the strengths of the program. The exhibition will be unlike any other show at SUMA and will provide an opportunity for the campus and community to see the high caliber work being created through the SUU Department of Art and Design.


Art Insights: Ron and Vanessa Lemen
February 27 – March 15, 2018

Grace Adams Tanner Gallery at SUMA


Vanessa Lemen is a painter and educator based in Carlsbad, CA, and her work has shown in galleries and exhibitions nationwide. She has an extensive background in both online and in-studio instruction teaching drawing, painting, illustration and design in traditional and digital media. An illustrator, Ron Lemen has been a concept designer and art director in the videogame industry for 10 years. Now freelancing full-time, his clients include Time Warner, Image Comics, Disney, and more. Together they run an online program instructing art and mentoring artists, as well as instructing at workshops in various locations in Southern CA and across the country.

Art Insights Lecture
Thursday, March 8, 7 p.m.

Join Ron and Vanessa Lemen for a lecture about their work and process. The Art Insights lecture series is free and open to the public.


Senior B.F.A. Capstone Exhibition
March 20 – May 5, 2018

Braithwaite Gallery and the Austin and Magda Jones Gallery at SUMA


The Senior B.F.A. Capstone Exhibition showcases the culmination of the undergraduate art studio experience for graduating students. It includes a written artist statement for each student and reveals the student’s ability to conceive, plan, and execute a body of work appropriate for a professional exhibition. This exhibit will include work from a variety of artistic disciplines: art education, graphic design, ceramics, sculpture, illustration, photography, painting, drawing, and printmaking.

Opening Reception
Thursday, March 22, 6-8 p.m.

Celebrate the opening of the B.F.A. Senior Capstone exhibition as these students prepare to graduate from Southern Utah University. The reception is free and open to the public. Sponsored in part by SUU Department of Art and Design as well as Friends of SUMA.

Gallery Talk
Thursday, April 12, 12 p.m.

Join faculty and students from the SUU Department of Art and Design as they lead a walking tour of the annual B.F.A. Senior Capstone exhibition.


Art Insights: David Emitt Adams
March 20 – May 5, 2018

Grace Adams Tanner Gallery at SUMA


David Emitt Adams is an emerging photographer based in Tempe, Arizona. Born in Yuma, Arizona, he pursued a Bachelors of Fine Art degree from Bowling Green State University in Ohio and returned to Arizona for his Master of Fine Arts degree from Arizona State University. David is gaining attention as an artist, whose current practice engages historical media and uses them in an informed contemporary dialogue about photography’s past and present. His work has been exhibited throughout the United States and abroad, including established institutions such as the SOHO Photo Gallery in New York City and The Studio in London, England.

Art Insights Lecture
Thursday, April 19, 7 p.m.

Join David Emitt Adams for a lecture about his work and process. The Art Insights lecture series is free and open to the public.

Our National Parks
March 20 – May 5, 2018

Jimmie Jones Gallery at SUMA


Jumpstart is a general education program at SUU that helps freshman complete thirteen general education courses in their first year of classes. English, Geology, Biology, Anthropology, Political Science, and Visual Art courses are integrated into learning environments that encourage the students to practically apply the education they are receiving. Jumpstart students go on field trips, develop digital travel essays, perform on-site labs, and create engaging works of art to provide practical application of what the students lean in the classroom.

Our National Parks is a collection of individual photographs taken by Southern Utah University Freshman Jumpstart students.