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Dixie State University’s Sears Art Museum Gallery features six exhibits each year, offering a variety of art styles from traditional to contemporary for the enjoyment and education of DSU students and the community. Every President’s weekend in February, this beautiful space hosts the Sears Dixie Invitational Art Show and Sale, a popular regional exhibit with approximately 100 invited artists and 200 paintings. The University also owns a significant permanent collection.

The DSU Sears Art Museum Gallery engages visitors in discovering meaningful connections with artistic expressions and presents opportunities for conversation, contemplation, and a cooperative experience.

2015 – 2016 Gallery Schedule

Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m- 5:00 p.m.  |  Open during most school performances.  |  Closed during school holidays.  |  Admission is FREE


Textures of Life Poster WEB

SUMMER SHOW: Textures of Life

June 17, 2016 to August 24, 2016

ARTIST RECEPTION: June 17, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Daphne Selbert: Rug Collection

Sandra Sandberg and the Textile Community

Karl Tippets

Doris Florig

Sue Gilgen: Quilts

Eccles Grand Foyer: Cherlyn Johnson and Memories of Beverly Marshall



September 9 – November 11, 2016

ARTIST RECEPTION: September 9, 2016, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Eccles Grand Foyer: Reece Thompson



November 28, 2016 – January 13, 2017

GALLERY OPENING: December 2, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Eccles Grand Foyer: Maria Jeffs


30th Annual DSU Sears Dixie Invitational Art Show and Sale

February 18 – March 26, 2017

Artist Symposium: February 17, 3 p.m. | FREE

Preview: February 17, 4 p.m.  |  FREE

Gala & Pre-Sale: February 17, 6 p.m. | RSVP


Mon – Sat | 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sun | 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.


DSU Art Department Showcase

April 14 – May 4, 2017

ARTIST RECEPTION: April 14 | 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Eccles Grand Foyer: Featured Art Department Faculty Member



June 19 – August 18, 2017

ARTIST RECEPTION: June 19 | 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Eccles Grand Foyer: Shirley Smith

2016 Art Department Showcase Poster (WEB)



Shades of Gray Poster


2015 Art Department Showcase Poster

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Beauty by Grace Poster Image (Website)

The Bridge Reunion


Sky Feet on the Ground Poster


WOW: Professional Women Artists of Utah

DSU Cultural Arts under the leadership of Curator Kathy Cieslewicz has partnered with the Maynard Dixon Gallery in Mt. Carmel, Utah to present the “WOW” outreach program.  Professional artists from Utah and the region meet at the Maynard Dixon Gallery each spring to paint, network, relax, and support one another.  Kathy Cieslewicz originated the group and facilitates the event; Paul and Susan Bingham, owners of the Maynard Dixon Gallery host the event; and Dixie State University sponsors this group.


Evening for Educators

Evening for Educators is an annual event sponsored by Dixie State University. One of the longest-running programs of the State Wide Art Partnership (SWAP) is the Evening for Educators series. These events are held on average once a month during the academic year, at locations across the state of Utah. The event at Dixie State University is held in February as part of the event. Participating teachers are able to attend several classes to introduce new ideas for their classrooms. Teachers may receive inservice credit for attending these events.
Each Evening for Educators features a keynote speaker and hands-on workshops designed to help teachers integrate the night’s theme into their curriculum. All lesson plans from the night will be available online for download.



Kathy Cieslewicz Curator  |  435.652.7909  |

Sears Art Museum Gallery  |  DSU Eccles Building  |  155 S. University Ave.  |  St. George, UT  |  84770

Sears Art Museum Gallery Map

Sears Art Museum Gallery  |  DSU Eccles Building  |  155 S. University Ave.  |  St. George, UT  |  84770

Instagram: @SearsArtMuseumGallery


DSU Sears Art Museum Gallery  |  DSU Eccles Building  |  155 S. University Ave.  |  St. George, UT  |  84770

Monday-Friday 9 a.m- 5 p.m.  |  Open during most school performances.  |  Closed during school holidays.  |  Admission is FREE