Center for Fine and Performing Arts Gallery Exhibits

The Seminole State College Fine Arts Gallery provides memorable exhibitions for diverse audiences, students and artists that promote the value and understanding of contemporary art within a local, national and international context.

Exhibitions are free and open to the public.

  • Location: Center for Fine and Performing Arts (G-101) on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus Map.
  • Hours: The gallery is open to the public, during exhibitions, Monday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. and during music and theatre performances.

2017-18 Fine Arts Gallery Exhibits

Brooks Dierdorff:  A Bright Mirror Standing

Aug. 31 - Sept. 27, 2017
Opening Reception: Aug. 31 from 5  to 7 p.m.

This new season of art exhibitions opens with Brooks Dierdorff, A Bright Mirror Standing, featuring the artist's recent body of work exploring the perception of natural world and technology viewed through sculptural photographs, installations, and video projection.  Brooks received his MFA in photography from the University of Oregon.  He is currently an associate professor at the University of Central Florida. Read More about the Brooks Dierdorff Exhibit »

Jose Pardo:  Literature, Libations, and Little White Lies

Oct. 5 - Nov. 1, 2017
Opening Reception: Oct. 5 from 5  to 7 p.m.

This season continues with Literature, Libations, and Little White Lies featuring oil still-life paintings, by Jose Pardo, which pay homage to literary stories and heroes, like Edgar Allan Poe and Hemmingway.  Jose Pardo is a member of the Oil Painters of America and the National Oil and Acrylics Painters Society.

Fine Arts Faculty Exhibit

Nov. 9 - Dec. 6, 2017
Opening Reception: Nov. 9 from 5  to 7 p.m.

This exhibit presents an overview of the work executed by studio faculty of Seminole State's Fine Arts Department and will represent the wide variety of materials used by the artists, whose personal experience directly benefits their students.  Participants include Bert Bogdany, Christopher Bolton, Jennifer Copp, Giuseppe Corazzina, Sandra Koop, Jay Spalding, and Larry Vienneau.

Lillian Verkins: From Whence We Came

Jan. 11, 2018 - Feb. 1, 2018
Opening reception: Jan.11, 2018 from 5  to 7 p.m.

The New Year begins with an exhibit from Lillian Verkins. From Whence We Came, Verkins fills the gallery space with vibrant and colorful Spacescapes paintings, inspired by imagery from the Hobbles Space Telescope. Verkins earned a BFA in photography and printmaking from the University of Central Florida.

Nancy Baur Dillen: Magical Worlds of Nancy Dillen

Feb. 8 - March 13, 2018
Opening reception: Feb. 8, 2018 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Nancy Baur Dillen presents an exhibition of a series of paintings and drawings of imaginative worlds both real and fantastical.  Dillen earned a M.A. in Art Education and Constructive Design from Florida State University.  She has been an art educator at Brevard Community College where she has been honored as Art Professor Emeritus.

49th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibit

April 5 - May 2, 2018
Opening reception and awards ceremony:  April 5 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The season concludes with an exhibit featuring a juried selection of work executed during the past year by Seminole State Fine Arts students. Media include photography, painting, printmaking, drawing, mixed-media, ceramics and sculpture.

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