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The Merwin and Wakeley Galleries

The 37th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition & the BFA/BA Senior Art Exhibits

Dates: March 25 – April 24, 2024
Galleries will be closed Sunday, March 31st
Reception: Saturday, April 13: 1-3pm, in the galleries
Awards Ceremony at 2PM for both exhibitions

2024 Senior Exhibition poster
2024 Juried Art Show poster

Join us for the 37th annual Illinois Wesleyan BFA / BA Senior Art Exhibit and the Juried Student Art Exhibitions. All aspects of the art program will be represented: painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, graphic design, ceramics, sculpture and glass.

This year the exhibition will be juried by the School of Art Faculty.

In the Senior Art Exhibit graduating BFA/BAs will display their finest works produced during the senior year.  The exhibition, held in the University’s Galleries, will include works from following seniors:

Sami Curtis BA
Alex Seehuus BA
Jessica Dolan BFA
Kaylee Paolella BFA

At the reception on Saturday, April 13th awards will be presented to outstanding works of art. Some of the purchase awards include The Ames Library Purchase Award, the CLA Social Sciences Art Purchase Award, and the SOA Art Purchase Award, the Sipich and Mayo Alumni Awards, and the President’s Award, The Hart Career Center Award, and The ORL Award, to name just a few.

These events are free and open to the public.

This year’s student show poster was created by graphic design major Logan Shumaker and the senior poster was designed graphic design major Aidan Michniewicz.

Click here to visit iwuart and see what our students have been making recently.

Gallery Hours 

Monday - Friday 12-4PM
Tuesday Evening 7-9PM
Saturday & Sunday 1-4PM


Ames School of Art and Design
Illinois Wesleyan University
6 Ames Plaza West
Bloomington, Illinois 61701-2900

Artists interested in showing at our galleries click the link below for more information

All events are free and open to the public


About the Galleries

The Merwin and Wakeley Galleries provide exhibition schedules that support our curriculum, the University community and the general public. These exhibitions mostly consist of contemporary artworks in all media. Each exhibition is meant to suggest the variety of visual approaches one may choose to present an idea. Student exhibitions include the Annual Juried School of Art Student Exhibition, the B.F.A. Candidate Exhibition and the B.F.A. and B.A. Degree Exhibition.

About the Galleries / Artist Submissions

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

Carmen Lozar - Instructional Professor and Gallery Director

Department - School Of Art