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
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
Sue Gilgen: Quilts
Eccles Grand Foyer: Cherlyn Johnson and Memories of Beverly Marshall
GO OUT & PLAY!
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
PHOTOGRAPHY: Sight Site
June 19 – August 18, 2017
ARTIST RECEPTION: June 19 | 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Eccles Grand Foyer: Shirley Smith
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.
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