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The Center for Visual Arts galleries at SOU give students and community artists the opportunity to show their current work. Hanging exhibits and all aspects of coordinating successful exhibits also acts as a learning experience for the student Gallery Director and Assistants.

There are two CVA Galleries in the main Art Building:

The Retzlaff Gallery is the typical white cube type gallery with no windows and three blank walls for maximum hanging space. This gallery is perfect for installations and video. It is often reserved for BFA students to present their final body of work before graduating, but is also used by community and student artists depending on availability.

The Thorndike Gallery (pictured above) is designated for local and out-of-state artists, as well as student work depending on availability. Abundant wall space on the left (three large walls) and three panels on the right with natural light from the floor to ceiling windows.

The Marion Ady Building has four galleries.

First level:

  • L101 - Boise Cascade Gallery (nearest elevator)
  • L102 - Meyer Memorial Gallery (facing windows)
  • L103 - Art Department Chairs' Gallery (nearest print studio)

Second level:

  • L202 - Jeld-Wen Gallery (used mostly by ongoing classes)

These galleries may also be used for student artwork either in single, group or classroom exhibits. These areas are also used by local schools and selected community groups as an alternative space for their artwork. (Best of the Best High school competition; art workshops through Extended Campus Programs; Lithia Springs Boys Home; the Empty Bowls Project).

Details of each gallery are on the Gallery Layouts page.