Past Exhibitions

MFA Thesis Exhibitions

Following two to three years of rigorous training, multiple critiques and
generous encouragement, these remarkable artists graduating with a Master of Fine Arts degree are ready to start careers as professionals in the field

APRIL 12-19
MFA Thesis Exhibition I
Dorothy Uber Bryan & Willard Wankelman Galleries.
Opening Reception: April 11, 7-9 p.m.
Artists Include:
Kevin Kately
Jolee Mickesh
Mitchell Noah
Jessica Summers

MFA Thesis Exhibition II
Dorothy Uber Bryan & Willard Wankelman Galleries
Opening Reception: April 25, 7-9 p.m.
Artists Include:
Jonahs Coel
Colleen Murphy
Sue Wu
Haining Yu

“Where Next?: The Future of Art (School/Work/World)”
Leading art educators and professionals discuss the futures facing our
graduating students
FAC 204, 4-5:30 p.m.

MAR 22 - APR 6
BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition
Dorothy Uber Bryan & Willard Wankelman Galleries
Opening Reception: March 22, 6:30-9 p.m.
The final show for students graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts
degree is a juried selection of art in all media that showcases a
cohesive and accomplished body of work by each of these talented
young artists.

(4:00-5:30pm) - ARTalks “Where Next?: The Future of Art (School/Work/World)” Leading art educators and
professionals discuss futures facing graduates 204 FAC
(6:30pm) - Video/Animation Screening 204 FAC
(7-8:30pm) - SOA Opening Reception, Bryan and Wankelman Galleries
(8pm) - Awards Presentation



FAC 204, 1pm
Amy Ringholz, “ The Dream is Real”
Painter & Director, The Ringholz Foundation,
Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Undergraduate Art & Design Exhibition
Dorothy Uber Bryan & Willard Wankelman Galleries
Opening Reception: February 9, 2-4 p.m.
A juried selection of art in all media by students in the BGSU School of
Art that demonstrates the depth and diversity of studio classes.

Open Monday, February 17 for President’s Day

63rd Annual School of Art Faculty/Staff Exhibition
Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery

ARTalks with Undergraduate Show juror Neil Callander, “Recent Work”
Assistant Professor, Mississippi State University
painter and sculptor
FAC 204, 7 p.m.

A selection of Callander's paintings, along with metal work by fellow juror Cynthia Cetlin will be featured in the Dorothy Uber Bryan lobby display cases during the Undergraduate Exhibition.

STUDENT FLASH SHOW The Wunderkammer: Artistic Curiosities

December 6 through December 7, 2013

Where: Willard Wankelman Gallery
Time: 11 AM to 4 PM

The Wunderkammer: Artistic Curiosities
An exhibition of projection-mapped found objects and video installations by students in the Projection Mapping / Film II class.

Professor Heather Elliott-Famularo, Digital Arts, School of Art
Professor Thomas J. Castillo, Film Production, Department of Theatre & Film

Josh Avallone
Sundeep Bharthepudi
Mallory Coleman
Nic Goins
Scott Henley
Desiree Holton
Rob Lakis
John Leftwich
Christopher Madaras
Salvatore Melaragno
Colleen Murphy
Mike Noss
Alexandria Peck
Dennis Recchia
Laura Sprauer
Michael Stafford
Samantha Streber
Haining Yu

Contact: Jacqueline Nathan
Email: galleries@bgsu.edu
Phone Number: 419-372-8525

Shakespeare by Mario Castillo
Suitcase by Pamela Z
Suitcase by Pamela Z

As They Like It: Chicago Artists Interpret Shakespeare

October 26 through November 22, 2013

As They Like It: Chicago Artists Interpret Shakespeare
Curated by artists Anne Farley Gaines, Maureen Warren and Robert Kameczura, this lively exhibition presents a remarkably diverse and entertaining appraisal of Shakespearean characters and events.  An illustrated catalogue with an introduction by BGSU Shakespeare scholar Dr. Stephannie Gearhart will accompany the  exhibition. The artists include:

Jose Agustin Andreu
Fletcher Hayes
Phil Schuster       
Rene Arceo
Preston Jackson
Charlotte Segal
Tim Arroyo
Robert Kameczura
Beth Shadur
Sharon Bladholm
Kim Laurel
Steve Sherrell
Carol Brookes
Richard Laurent
Lothar Speer
Keith Brownlee
Carron Little
Eleanor Spiess-Ferris
Mario Castillo
Deborah  Maris Lader
Michele Stutts
Laura Coyle
Renee McGinnis
Grant Thye
Michael Ferris
James Mesplé
Frank Tumino
Lynn Floriano
BettyAnn Mocek
Maureen Warren
Chris Flynn
Geoffrey Novelli
Kathy Weaver
Jonathan Franklin
Christine O''Connor
Christa Wellman
Anne Farley Gaines
Joyce Owens
Carla Winterbottom
Sheila Ganch
Corinne D. Peterson
Marzena Ziejka
Sergio Gomez
Mary Porterfield
Jill Zylke


Opening reception: Saturday, October 26, 7-9 pm
featuring a Gallery Talk by BGSU Shakespeare scholar Stephannie Gearhart and excerpts from the plays by members of the Bowling Green based theatre company, Lionface Productions, and refreshments with a Shakespearean theme. Many of the artists will be present.
Contact: Jacqueline Nathan
Email: galleries@bgsu.edu
Phone Number: 419-372-8525


New Art & Sound

October 16 through November 17, 2013

New Art & Sound
In Conjunction with the New Music Festival

Information Station by George Lewis, featured NMF composer/artist
Baggage Allowance by Pamela Z


Performance: October 16, 7 pm Pamela Z
Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery
The exhibition opening reception will follow the performance

Pamela Z is a composer/performer and media artist who makes solo works combining a wide range of vocal techniques with electronic processing, samples, gesture activated MIDI controllers, and video. Among her numerous recognitions are a Guggenheim Fellowship, Creative Capital Fund and ASCAP Awards.

George Lewis is the Edwin H. Case Professor of American Music at Columbia University and a McArthur Fellow (2002). His work as composer, improviser, performer and interpreter explores electronic and computer music, computerbased multimedia installations, text-sound works, and notated and improvised forms, and is documented on more than 140 recordings.

Contact: Jacqueline Nathan
Email: galleries@bgsu.edu
Phone Number: 419-372-8525

FOCUS: Northwest Ohio & Southeast Michigan Juried High School Art Show

September 7 through October 5, 2013

Where: Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery

View the incredible talent of gifted high school artists from northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan in this highly competitive juried exhibition organized by Jason Sanderson of Bedford High School.

Awards Ceremony: Saturday, September 7th from 6-7 p.m. in Olscamp Hall 115.

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 7th from 7-9 p.m.

Contact: Jacqueline Nathan
Email: galleries@bgsu.edu
Phone Number: 419-372-8525


Consumed: Nourishment & Indulgence

September 6 through October 9, 2013

Food is unlike any other object of consumption because it is necessary for life, yet we have highly complex societal, cultural and individual relationships with it. The work in this exhibition considers some of the issues, attitudes and associations that food engenders and symbolizes. Curated by Jacqueline Nathan with Marce Dupay and Wynn Perry.  

Michael Burton and Michiko Nitta
Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr
Barbara Ciurej & Lindsay Lochman
Sue Coe
Sayaka Ganz
Jeph Gurecka
Mary Ellen Johnson
Judith Klausner
Katharine Kuharic
Monika Malewska
Portia Munson
Debra Priestly
Tara Sellios
Dennis Wojtkiewicz
April Wood

ArtTalk: Sue Coe  Friday, September 13th at 7 p.m., followed by a reception for the artists.  Coe is renowned as an animal rights activist and artist. She recently published Cruel.

ArtTalk: Cynthia Baron Sunday, September 15th at 3 p.m. (immediately before the first film).  
Watch What You Eat: Food Documentaries and the Counter-Cuisine Movement by this BGSU professor and co-author of Appetites and Anxieties: Food, Film and the Politics of Representation (2013)
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ArtTalk: Debra Priestly Monday, September 16th, at 5 p.m. Priestly''s prints and mixed media work often use canning jar images to indicate the preservation of African-American history.

Sunday Munch: A series of films about food on September 15, 22 and 29 at 4 p.m. Films included in the series are:

The Garden (2008): A group of mostly working class, Latino South Central farmers fought the good fight—and they''re still at it— for the basic human need to grow food. in this Academy Award nominated film.

Super Size Me (2004): A cult classic with Morgan Spurlock eating his way to bad health on a month''s worth of McDonalds.

Food, Inc.(2008) : The rock stars of the ethical eating movement —Michael Pollan and Eric Schlosser— weigh in on all that is wrong in American''s industrialized food system.
Contact: Jacqueline Nathan
Email: galleries@bgsu.edu
Phone Number: 419-372-8525

NOWOH Art Show

June 21 through July 12, 2013

Where: Dorothy Uber Bryan and Willard Wankelman Galleries

Show Dates:
June 21st - July 12th, 2013

Hours: Thursday-Sunday, 1– 4 pm; Friday evenings, 6-8 pm, Closed July 4th and 5th

Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony:  Friday, June 21st, 7–9 pm

On-line/mail entry: April 15th - June 15th

Drop-off/ Payment date:  Saturday, June 15th, 11am –3 pm

Location: Bowling Green State University Fine Arts Center

Eligibility: Northwest Ohio residents 16 years of age and older residing in the following counties: Defiance, Erie, Fulton, Hancock, Henry, Lucas, Ottawa, Paulding, Sandusky, Seneca, Williams, Wood

Entry Fees: 16-18 years of age: $15.00. 19 years of age and older: $30.00. Entrants may submit up to 3 pieces. Volunteer for 3 hours and reduce your entry fee by $5; for 6 hours, reduce it by $10.

Awards: More than $1400 in cash awards and gift certificates, including a $500 Grand Prize and the Kiwanis Young Artist Award, will be offered in several categories by a professional juror.  A Popular Choice award will also be featured.

On-line Entry & Prospectus:   www.NoWOHartSHOW.org

Free Artists’ Workshops/Pick Up  Saturday, July 13
(R.S.V.P. on the website: NowohARTShow.org)

1-2 pm The Next Step: Getting Your Work Out of the Studio

                   Please join us for a lively panel discussion of useful strategies, and insights to help move your work out of the studio and put it before a wider audience.

                   Our diverse lineup of panelists will offer practical real world advice on how to secure exhibitions; gallery representation; promotion,marketing and online presence; networking; pricing and sales.

                   Bring your questions, success stories and a notebook, and plan to be part of the conversation.


  • Amber Le Fever - artist, Director and Co-Owner, LeSo Art Gallery and Education
  • Brad Scherzer - PR and Design Director, LeSo Art Gallery and Education
  • Jan Bell - photographer and artistic entrepreneur
  • Michael Arrigo - multi-discipline artist and Associate Professor of Art, BGSU
  • Dennis Wojtkiewicz - painter and Professor of Art/Area Head, Drawing/Painting, BGSU

1– 4 pm  Pick-Up

Sponsored by:
Masterpiece Sponsor
BGSU School of Art
Connoisseur Sponsor
BGSU Fine Arts Galleries
Ohio Arts Council
The Andersons
Patron Sponsor
Henry County Bank
Sea Lion Studio
Dr. Phipps, Levin & Hebeka
Myles Baker Street
Cloudy with a Chance
of Cupcakes
Toledo Federation of
Arts Societies
BG Kiwanis
Arts Village
Café Havana
Katerina Rüedi Ray
Gallerista Sponsor
Jeff & Inge Klopping
Alice & John Calderonello
Grounds For Thought
A Taste of Amish Deli
Pisanello''s Pizza
Coyote Beads
Bowling Green Hats & Apparel
Contact: Jacqueline Nathan
E-mail: galleries@bgsu.edu
Phone Number: 4193728525

MFA Thesis Exhibition II

April 27 through May 5, 2013

Where: Dorothy Uber Bryan and Willard Wankelman Galleries

Jill Allan, Glass (image)

Kenneth Fairclough, Digital Arts

Chelsey Hammersmith, Metals & Jewelry

Janna Wheeler
, Painting & Drawing

Chelsea Younkman, Painting & Drawing

Contact: Jacqueline Nathan
Email: galleries@bgsu.edu
Phone Number: 419-372-8525


MFA Thesis Exhibition I

April 13 through April 21, 2013

Where: Dorothy Uber Bryan and Willard Wankelman Galleries

Emily Jay, Painting & Drawing (image)  

Natalie McChessney, Painting & Drawing
Charles O'Neil, Painting & Drawing
Timothy Walker, Sculpture

Contact: Jacqueline Nathan
Email: galleries@bgsu.edu
Phone Number: 419-372-8525


Dorothy Bryan: The Chemo Paintings

April 12 through April 29, 2013

Where: Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery Foyer

Dorothy Bryan made a difference. She tried to make every community in which she lived or that she touched a better place. When she triumphed over a cancer diagnosis, she shared her story with fellow cancer patients across the nation. She supported the arts with her time, money and enthusiasm, getting actively involved to create lasting contributions.

The artist's most recognized works, showcased in this exhibition, were created as she dealt with the physical and emotional trauma of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment in 1989. A first catalog of this series was published in 1991 and the paintings were exhibited widely. Her story later became the subject of a profoundly moving and award-winning documentary. Produced and directed by Shawn Brady of WBGU-TV, the program was seen on more than sixty PBS stations nationwide. According to the introduction in that first catalogue, she saw this series of paintings “as an inspiration and a hope for fellow victims and as a dedication to everyone who is helping fight cancer in all its forms.”

We are honored to display these paintings at BGSU as they make their way from a showing at the Toledo Museum of Art to their permanent home in the new Dana Cancer Center.

Dorothy Uber Bryan was a kind, generous and thoughtful woman, who finally succumbed to cancer in 2001.  Her charm and warm smile are captured in the portrait of Ashel and Dorothy, commissioned by the University’s Foundation and created by Toledo artist Leslie Adams, which is on display in the Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery.  She is remembered by many with gratitude and appreciation for her remarkable achievements and gifts.

Contact: Jacqueline Nathan
Email: galleries@bgsu.edu
Phone Number: 419-372-8525

BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition

March 24 through April 10, 2013

Where: Dorothy Uber Bryan and Willard Wankelman Galleries

BFA Prospectus

March 23 Opening Reception Events:
6:30pm       Video Screening   room 204 Fine Arts Center
7-8:30pm    Opening Reception in the Fine Arts Center Galleries
8:00pm       Awards Ceremony

The Galleries will be closed on Easter Sunday, March 31

Contact: Jacqueline Nathan
Email: galleries@bgsu.edu
Phone Number: 4193728525

Annual Undergraduate Art & Design Exhibition

February 10 through February 24, 2013

Where: Dorothy Uber Bryan and Willard Wankelman Galleries

Open Monday, February 18 for President’s Day
Contact: Jacqueline Nathan
Email: galleries@bgsu.edu
Phone Number: 4193728525

Labors of Love

January 15 through February 16, 2013

Where: Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery Foyer

This collection of posters were created out of the pleasure of making by BGSU Graphic Design Alumni from 1992-2012. Made from special love, each creator either silk-screened it, handmade it, labored over it for months, or just downright loved its outcome. Enjoy.

Curated by Jenn Stucker.

Contact: Jacqueline Nathan
Email: galleries@bgsu.edu
Phone Number: 4193728525


Students of the School of Art are offered many opportunities to show their work in various on-campus galleries as well as student exhibitions.

  • Undergraduate Student Exhibition
    Juried show, scholarship and awards available, Spring, open to all non-graduating BFA students.
    2013 Undergraduate Prospectus

  • BFA Student Exhibition
    Juried show, awards available, Spring, open to all graduating BFA students.

  • Bowen-Thompson Student Union Exhibitions
    Various exhibitions throughout the year.

    Contact Jacqui Nathan for more information.


Student Awardees

2013 Undergraduate Exhibition Awards

James W. Strong Digital Arts Tuition Scholarship
Benjamin Rubey

James W. Strong Graphic Design Tuition Scholarship
Lila Marty

James W. Strong 3D Tuition Scholarship
Rose Schlemmer   

James W. Strong 2D Tuition Scholarship
Dana King

Silvia Passerini Davenport Awards
Kallie Stuckey

Craig A. Schnuth Memorial Scholarship Award
Nichole Szparagowski

Medici Circle Best of Show Award
Zak Tietjen

Dr. Beth Casey Student Sculpture Award
Ryan O'Dea

Art Glass Travel Award
Maria Sartori

Ringholz Art Supply Award
2D: Derek Brennan
3D: Lucas Pointon

Marietta Kirschner Wigg Print Award
Emily Short

Main Street Photo Award
Heather Sudman

Kohne Camera & Photo Award
Dana King

2013 BFA Thesis Exhibition Awards

James W. Strong 2D Studio Achievement Award
Brittany Cherkes

James W. Strong 3D Studio Achievement Award
Amber Whitenburg

James W. Strong Graphic Design Achievement Award
Eryn Pierce

James W. Strong Digital Arts Achievement Award
Michael Fox

Dominick & Elizabeth Labino & Technology Award
Luke Sommer

Aaron Macy Memorial Scholarship
Cori Crumrine

Main Street Photo Award
Olivia Talbot

2013 Donor Awards

Candace "Candy" Ducat Book Scholarship
Amber Whitenburg

Doris Marie Herner Award
Lexi Schultz

James W. Strong Art Education Tuition Scholarship
Breanna Henderson
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James W. Strong Art History Tuition Scholarship
Nichole Schelling
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James W. Strong Outstanding Undergraduate Award
Kelsey Ferencz
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James W. Strong Outstanding Senior Award
Stephen Zenner

James W. Strong SACI Scholarship
Elizabeth Jaszczak

Thomas Hilty Drawing/Painting Scholarship
Elizabeth Jaszczak

Charles and Carol Harper Book Award
Molly Thobe - Art Education
Nichole Schelling - Art History

John & Norma Richards Design Award
Elise Graham

Eugene Fenn Endowed Scholarship
Lila Marty

Charles Lakofsky Art Award
Katie Bocian

Robert W. Hurlstone Memorial Art Glass Award
Mark Borsz

Marilyn Singleton/Medici Circle Undergraduate Leadership Award
Allison Rosh

Marilyn Singleton/Medici Circle Graduate Leadership Award
Emily Jay

2013 Purchase Awards

Medici Circle Purchase Award
Antonio Lee

Bowen-Thompson Studio Union Purchase Award
Leiya Watanabe

Arts & Sciences Purchase Award
Kelsey Scharf, Jannise Watts