The Galleries at CSU

Exhibitions Schedule 2019-2020

All scheduled exhibitions and events are subject to change.
All programs are free and open to the public.

Friday, September 13 – Saturday, November 23, 2019

Studio Art Faculty Exhibition

North and Center Galleries: Featuring large-scale works by the new Drawing and Painting Professor, David Hicks. Other works by Irina Koukhanova, Sculpture; Qian Li, Design; Russ Revock, Printmaking; Mark Slankard, Photography; and Robert Thurmer, Gallery.

Recent Alumni Exhibition

South Gallery: Liz Sisley, curator
Works by Yiyun Chen, Benji Diaz, Aja Grant, Heather Molecke, Dantè Rodriquez, Omid Tavakoli, and Josh Usmani.


Friday, January 31  – Saturday, April 11, 2020 

Friday, January 31 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Opening reception and Gallery Conversations
Program at 6:00 pm
Timeless Vision: Earth, Sea, and Sky

The exhibition includes artworks by local and regional, as well as internationally recognized artists working in the genre of the landscape. The landscape is a relatively new genre in Western art that emerged in its own right only in the Romantic movement of the late 19th Century, a time when all the battles against nature were believed to have been won and the ‘grand vista’ became a preferred subject for artistic endeavors for the first time.

This exhibition is intended to celebrate the sublime beauty of the landscape without dwelling on the pressing issues of the natural world in this time of environmental crisis. The exhibition is an attempt to examine the various ways in which artists perceive the wonders of the world and give us a sense of our place in a very large universe.


Friday, May 1 - Saturday, June 6, 2020

CSU Merit Scholar Exhibition and 49th Student Art Exhibition
Friday, May 1 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Opening Reception

The Merit Scholar Exhibition features work by recipients of the 2019/2020 CSU Art Department Merit Scholarships. Scholars include Annmarie Russo, Heather Patterson, Matthew Liderbach, Anthony Diaz, Elena Zhevlakova, Kyra Wells, Miranda Tulcewicz, Camryn Page, Lauren Zawie, Stephanie Lopez, and Gabriella Kollar

The 49th Student Show is a juried exhibition featuring the work of Cleveland State University students.

Items on display will include painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, graphic design, video, and sculpture. Many of the works will be for sale.


Fall 2020

Friday, September 18 - Thursday, November 26, 2020

The People’s Art Show
September 18 from 5 to 8 pm
Opening Reception

The People’s Art Show is a free and open exhibition celebrating creativity, diversity, and imagination. It is open to all people, and all entries will be exhibited. Each participant can submit up to two entries with no restrictions regarding size, medium, or content. The show will be on view from Sept. 18 to Nov. 26, 2020.

All entries must be exhibit-ready and can be dropped off at the Galleries at CSU on Aug. 28 and Aug. 29. Entries must be unglazed or glazed with Plexiglass only. No glass, please. A suggested donation of $5 per entry will gladly be accepted.