Spring Exhibition 2024
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
CHRISTOPHER MIÑÁN FITZGERALD
September – December 2023
Iluminar (Illuminate), two-person exhibit
Spring Exhibition 2023
WHAT IS LIFE?
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
CHAD “COVERT” 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
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
Landscapes courtesy of the Houzz Collection hosted in conjunction with the Art Department of Concordia.
Spring Exhibition 2020
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
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
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
Fall Exhibition 2018
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
DEBRA & TED BARNES
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
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
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
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
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
JAN FLORENCE GARVEN
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
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
ENRIQUE MARTINEZ CELAYA
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
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.