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Art Exhibitions

Spring Exhibition 2024

Pilgrimage of Light Exhibition Concordia University Texas


January – April 2024

Pilgrimage of Light

These layered digital photographs on watercolor paper explore moments of the artist’s soul hearing the voices of water, wind, light, and shadow – moments offering pause and peace in the wanderings of daily life.

Fall Exhibition 2023

Illuminar Art Exhibition Concordia University Texas



September – December 2023

Iluminar (Illuminate), two-person exhibit

Spring Exhibition 2023

Art Exhibition for Concordia University Texas


A journey with and through Jesus "I (Jesus) have come that they (the whole earth) may have LIFE and have it to the full." John 10:10

Fall Exhibition 2022

Remembering Chad Darbyshire


(1972 - 2021) Remembering the Artist

A selection of work by the late artist (painter, cartoonist, writer, director, songwriter) Chad “Covert” Darbyshire will be on view September – December in the gallery space of Building-B at Concordia University Texas in Austin, Fall Semester 2022.

Spring Exhibition: Sports Legends and Black History Month

The Art Department proudly presents a celebration of Black History Month with an exhibition of sports legends illustrated by the late Robert Hurst. On display are original oil and acrylic paintings of Adrián Pérez, Cat Osterman, Reggie Jackson, Sammy Sosa, Willie Mays, Willie Wells, Lovie Smith, Michelle Carter, Sanya Richards, and Teresa Weatherspoon. The Spring exhibition “Sports Legends” is located in the gallery space connecting the lower level of buildings B and C in conjunction with Dr. Coleman’s display “They Were All Stars” from the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.

Robert Hurst was the official artist to the Texas Sports Hall of Fame since 1997, the National College Baseball Hall of Fame since 2006, Rodeo Austin from 2000 to 2010, and the Texas Heritage Songwriters’ Hall of Fame since 2011. He created work for the Baltimore Orioles, the New Orleans Saints, and his illustrations are in the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and the Ted Williams Museum among others. 

Fall Exhibition 2021

Mural Paintings from Concordia’s Collection

Doug Jaques
Mural Paintings from Concordia’s Collection

Concordia presents the painted murals of the late artist and professor Doug Jaques. His work is also in the collections of Motorola, Austin Community College, St. Antony College, in addition to murals around the Austin area.

Pandemic Exhibition 2020-1


Houzz Selections
Fall/Spring/Summer Semesters

Landscapes courtesy of the Houzz Collection hosted in conjunction with the Art Department of Concordia.

Spring Exhibition 2020

Vi Bottaro

Viet Nam: Ancient Culture and Natural Landscape
January 18 - April 16

As a photographer originally from Vietnam, Vi Bottaro presents us with a glimpse into the landscape of Vietnam and the many ethnic minority groups who reside there. Together they live in harmony while retaining their own languages and cultures. The artist’s photographs provide us with a paradoxical picture of peace that is rare in contrast to worldwide sociopolitical tensions. Vi will be discussing her work 11:00-Noon in the gallery space of building B on Thursday, January 23rd.

Fall Exhibition 2019

Hershall Seals

A Moby Dick Experience
September 7 - December 5

The Concordia College of Fine Arts and the CTX Art Department are proud to present paintings on the subject of the last three chapters of Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. An artist’s talk is scheduled for students enrolled in the art courses.

Spring Exhibition 2019

Jessica Pas

Anthropomorphizing Addiction
January 18 - April 25

This new body of work from artist Jessica Pas explores drug dependency and familial empowerment. Created in the past year, the show includes paintings, sculpture, and collage.

Fall Exhibition 2018

Nicholas Dertien

September 21 - December 12

Artist and art professor, Nicholas Dertien, exhibits a variety of works investigating the sensations of breathing and asthma. His glass pieces, photograms, and prints explore the body’s dynamic internal/external relationship as a vessel.

Spring Exhibition 2018

Rick Van Dyke

Pottery and Poetry
January 22 - April 19

Combining ceramic work with the written word in this exhibition, Rick Van Dyke offers visceral patterns, texture, and color that convey an ongoing growth of physicality. The artist's work exemplifies a unique perspective on the conflation of the animate and inanimate.

Fall Exhibition 2017


Heaven’s Gate Series and Pilgrim’s Progress
September 11 - December 14

The Concordia University Texas Department of Art presents a special fall two-person exhibition entitled Heaven’s Gate Series: Work of Debra Smith Barnes and Pilgrim’s Progress: Work of Ted Barnes September 11 through December 14 in the Gallery of Building B on the main campus in Austin.

Spring Exhibition 2017


Fragments of Earth
February 28 - April 25

Austin sculptor Hank Waddell will have an exhibit of his artwork Fragments of Earth in the gallery space of Building B, February April. The artist will also speak with students about the professional practice of being an artist.

Winter Exhibition 2016-17


Curated from the Concordia Art Collection
November 17 - February 26

A selection of prints, drawings, photographs, and paintings will be included in this years selection from the university collection entitled Red Accents. The winter exhibition will be on view Thursday, November 17 Friday, February 26.

Fall Semester 2016

Vandivier exhibition

Light-Painted Photography + Cowboys
September 15 - November 11, 2016

As an established professional photographer with covers chosen for Life Magazine, National Geographic Society, Texas Monthly, and Texas Highways Magazine, Kevin Vandivier is now pursuing a career in fine art photography. His most recent work utilizes large light-painted images printed on dye-infused metal and then offset mounted on old antique wood doors. In addition to this exhibition on display in the gallery space of Building B Thursday, September 15 Tuesday, November 11, Vandivier also will be a guest speaker in the photography course.

Spring Semester 2016

Roi James exhibition

March 9 - April 27, 2016

Austin artist Roi James will have an exhibit of his work entitled "Sabbatical" in the gallery space of Building B Wednesday, March 9 Wednesday, April 27. Exhibitions and gallery talks at Concordia University Texas are open to the public.

Winter Exhibition 2015-16

Portals exhibition

David Kroft, sculpture
Christopher Fitzgerald, painting
November 23 - February 11

Concordia will host the thesis sculpture of Emeritus Professor of Art, David Kroft, alongside the recent paintings of Assistant Professor of Art, Christopher Fitzgerald. Entitled "Portals", the exhibition uses symbolism of doorways and situational adversity to engage our commitment to the Christian's life journey. The show will be on display Monday, November 23 Thursday, February 11. Artist talk in the Auditorium (Building A) at 3pm on Wednesday, February 10.

Fall Semester 2015

Garven exhibition

Waves and Beyond
October 1 - November 17, 2015

Art exhibition Waves and Beyond" by Jan Florence Garven will be on display in the gallery space of Building B Thursday, October 1 Tuesday, November 17. Garven specializes in mixed media combining paper, metal, wax, textiles and found objects to convey conceptual images. She also sculpts the human figure in clay. An opening reception for the artist will take place Wednesday, October 7 at 5pm in the gallery.

Spring Semester 2015

John Cobb exhibition

Imbuing the Spirit in Tempera Works
February 26 - April 30, 2015

Local Austin artist John Cobb will have an exhibit of his work entitled "The Imbuing of the Spirit in the Tempera Works of John Cobb" in the gallery space of Building B from Thursday, February 26 th through Thursday, April 30 th . The artist will be available for the public to meet during intermission of the Spring Play and he will provide a workshop for art students on Friday, February 27th.

Winter Exhibition 2014-15

Celaya exhibit in Building B

The House and Sky Suite
Winter Selections from the CTX Collection

Enrique Martnez Celaya was trained as an artist as well as a physicist. His work explores the complexities and ambiguities of feeling and thought as revealed in the friction between individual concerns, social conditions, and universal circumstances. Working with his observations of this friction, Martnez Celaya examines the mystery inherent in the familiar, daily life's resistance to be captured, and the enduring enigmas of existence and nature.

Fall Semester 2014

Lindsay exhibit hall in Building B

The Winds and the Waves
October 26 - November 20, 2014

Art exhibition The Winds and the Waves" by Professor David Lindsay (Texas Tech University) will be on display in the gallery space of Building B from Homecoming Sunday, October 26th through Friday, November 21st. Professor Lindsay will give a presentation about his work in conjunction with the Faculty Recital October 26th, 3-4:30 PM. He will also be providing a printing workshop for Ceramics students on Monday, October 27th.