Studio Art Senior Thesis Exhibition

We welcome you to join us in celebrating the culmination of our studio art seniors’ years at Florida Southern College. The Studio Art Senior Thesis Exhibition this year is especially impressive.  You will be delighted and inspired by the creativity and brilliance of the work. The students use this work in their portfolios, which many send off to apply to graduate schools. Each year, several of our intelligent, highly motivated studio art seniors go on to top graduate programs.

10 April through 23 April

Opening Reception: Friday, April 10th, 7pm


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A Demonstration of Contemporary Art in New York—featuring Daniel Derwelis and Jennifer Viola

We are pleased to present the works of two New York contemporary artists—Daniel Derwelis and Jennifer Viola. This exhibition will highlight their diverse and compelling artistic output. Daniel Derwelis will show large oil paintings and works on paper which employ a blend of figuration, landscape, and abstraction. Jennifer Viola’s work will display her series of talking self-portraits, a series of intriguing images in mixed-media. Please join us to see the talent that helps support the New York art domain today.


























22 Years of Faculty and Student Art: Collected by Jim and Ann Rogers from Exhibitions at Florida Southern College

We are pleased to present a retrospective exhibition featuring artwork that has been collected from Jim and Ann Rogers during their time working at Florida Southern College. The Rogers’ have worked here for the past 22 years, and have collected several works of art from alumni, faculty, and some non-faculty artists who have exhibited their work in the Melvin Art Gallery. In this exhibition, we will bring these pieces together for an unforgettable show.IMG_4128 IMG_4133 IMG_4140 IMG_4141 IMG_4144 IMG_4145 IMG_4146 IMG_4147 IMG_4149 IMG_4150 IMG_4152 IMG_4153 IMG_4154 IMG_4155 IMG_4156 IMG_4157 IMG_4158 IMG_4160 IMG_4162 IMG_4164 IMG_4167 IMG_4168 IMG_4169 IMG_4172 IMG_4173 IMG_4174 IMG_4175 IMG_4176 IMG_4177 IMG_4178 IMG_4179 IMG_4180 IMG_4181 IMG_4182 IMG_4183 IMG_4184 IMG_4185 IMG_4186 IMG_4187 IMG_4188 IMG_4190 IMG_4191

Congratulations to our Prize Winners!

Here is a list of our prize winners from the All Student Exhibition/ Junior Show:

The Florida Artist Award- Emily Rymer

Here are a few of Emily’s pieces in the show:

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1st Place– Rachel Schwemin “The Burger”


2nd Place– Charlette Thibeault “Conceptual Self-Portrait”


3rd Place– Channing Collette “Untitled, Charcoal on Paper”


Honorable Mention– Melanie Vanderford “Panthera”

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All Student Exhibition 2013

This exhibition displays art from our freshmen, sophomore, junior (and occasionally senior) art majors! This exhibition is displayed annually to demonstrate why our department has gained the reputation as one of the strongest in the Southeast.

This exhibition is open through December 5th. Please feel free to visit the gallery any time Monday through Friday 9am-5pm.

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The All Faculty Exhibition

Here are somephotographs of the current exhibition here in the Melvin Art Gallery, titled Teaching and Creating: The Art of the Florida Southern Faculty. This show is exhibited through November 8, 2013. The opening reception for this exhibition was last Friday, October 25th.

This exhibition displays work by our art department’s inspirational faculty here at Florida Southern College. It presents various works in several different mediums, including painting, printmaking, photography, ceramics, and installation. Please join us to view the talent that advocates our program.

Artists included in this exhibition:

William (Bill) Otremsky, Kelly Sturhahn, Samuel Romero, Eric Blackmore, Beth Ford, Joseph (Joe) Mitchell, Patricia Lamb, Sarah Brewington-Baulac, Jaci Hanson, and Victoria Lowe

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