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Gallery of Art and Design

217 Clark Street Art Center Room 215B
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4498


Past Exhibitions & Lectures






March 15 - 31, 2016

Awards will be given out in the areas of Design and Fine Art.
An underclassman award for Design, an underclassman award for Studio Art,
and Best of Show will also be awarded.

Exhibition Opening & Awards Reception: Tuesday, March 15, 3:30 - 5 p.m.





The UCM High School Art Exhibition is a selection of outstanding artwork which will be on display March 15 - March 31, 2016.

Students are allowed two pieces of work and can enter any original work that falls into the following classifications:

  • Drawing
  • Painting (oil, acrylic, opaque watercolor)
  • Transparent Watercolor
  • Mixed Media
  • Printmaking (serigraphy, relief, intaglio)
  • Fibers
  • Design/Graphics
  • Photography (minimum size 5" x 7")
  • Ceramics (limited to pieces no larger than 12" x 15" x 12")
  • Sculpture (limited to pieces no larger than 12" x 18" x 12")

UCM Annual High School Art Exhibition



February 13th, 2016


The Gallery of Art and Design and the UCM Art Education program at the University of Central Missouri will host Gallery Kids from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m., October 24th, in the gallery located at 217 E. Clark in Warrensburg, Mo.

Kids ages 5-12 are invited to tour the current exhibitions and create artwork based upon their experience! Each student participating will leave with his or her own piece, created with the assistance of UCM art education students.

Enrollment is open on a first come, first served basis, with the class limited to 20. There is no charge for the event.

"Our Gallery Kids events have been hugely popular," said Christian Cutler, gallery director ."We created Gallery Kids as a way to reach out to the community in an effort to bring more community members into the UCM's Gallery of Art and Design, which is a wonderful space to experience regional, national and international visual art and design."

Cutler added that gallery exhibits change every three to four weeks. In addition to Gallery Kids, the galleries will be open for visitors. Currently on display  The Veteran Vsion Project Exhibition and Dan Scott's art.

For more information, please contact Cutler at 660-543-4498 or

Check out our Facebook event to pre-register.

Gallery admission is free and groups are welcome.


Matthew Mann - Topocosm


January 11 - March 4, 2016


Matthew Mann returns to his alma mater for a one-man show in the UCM Gallery of Art & Design. Mann's exhibition will feature 14 recently created oil on canvas paintings.

Artist talk: February 25 at 10 a.m.








January 11 - February 5, 2016


/klik/: the sharp mechanical sound of a traditional camera shutter getting released, allowing light through the lens and exposing the film.
\klik\: a select (or even exclusive) group of people who share views, interests or purposes.




Vicki Weaver - What Came To Hand


January 11 - February 5, 2016


Artist talk: January 21 at 10 a.m.







Veteran Vision Project Exhibition


by Devin Mitchell


Exhibition on view September 24, 2015 - November 12th, 2015

in the UCM Gallery of Art & Design


The Veteran Vision Project is a photo documentary, featuring authentic military service members and their lives. The photo subjects represented are not comissioned models or actors. The people and the artifacts belogning to them as photographed in this project are real. This is curently an idependent, privately funded and organized academic photo essay of American military service members through a series of images. The mission is to help veterans heal by providing them wit ah voice. In this exhibition we exhibit UCM students and current Missouri residents.



Dan Scott : Contemporary and Fantasy Art


by Dan Scott


Exhibition on view September 24, 2015 - November 9th, 2015

in the UCM Gallery of Art & Design Gallery 115

Dan Scott us a freelance illustrator based out of the Kansas City area. He graduated from UCM in 1996 with a BFA in Commercial Art (Illustration). Since then he is gone on to produce fantasy and science fiction art for some of the biggest companies in the card game, video game, and comic book genres. Among them are Blizzard Entertainment, Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Wizards pf the Coast, and Games Workshop. He is best known for the many cards he's painted for the popular card games: Magic: The Gathering and Hearthstone.



Annual Faculty Exhibition 2015


 Featuring Marco Rosichelli's Re-Made in China


Exhibition on view August 20 - September 19, 2015


in the UCM Gallery of Art & Design and Gallery 115


The UCM Department of Art & Design presents the Annual Faculty Exhibition featuring Marco Rosichelli's Re - made in China in the Outer Gallery. This show exhibits the art pieces of our current professors and the work done through the year or last year. In the main gallery, this exhibition is currently showing new work by Justin Shaw and Mathew Zupnick and in gallery 11, Sci - Fi illustration by Jack Porter and Annie Helmericks- Louder's textile work.





May 16th - June 19th , Summer 2015

Mid-Missouri Artists Exhibition 2015

Opening Receptions Saturday, May, 1:30- 3:30 p.m.

in the UCM Gallery of Art & Design

The UCM Department of Art & Design presents the Mid-Missouri Artists Exhibition during the summer. MMA provides an environment where artists and those interested in art can meet, share, and exchange ideas and information about the art world in general. MMA is a non-profit organization serving artists and those interested in art in Johnson, Lafayette, Henry, and Pettis counties.

Information taken from the Mid-Missouri Official Website.



April 23 - May 1, Spring 2015

2015 Senior Show - Interior Design & Graphic Design

Opening Receptions Saturday, April 25, 12- 2 p.m.

in the UCM Gallery of Art & Design

The UCM Department of Art & Design offers two basic undergraduate majors: a Bachelor of Fine Arts , and a Bachelor of Science in Art Education. The BFA is intended for students interested in careers in Studio Art, Graphic Design, Illustration or Interior Design. Students interested in teaching art at the elementary or secondary level will pursue the BS in Art Education.

The 2015 Senior Show exhibition exhibits the art pieces of Graphic Design and Interior Design students pursuing these degrees. This exhibition shows the effort, dedication and expression of our students.




April 9 to 17, Spring 2015

2015 Senior Show: Art Education, Illustration & Studio Art

Opening Reception Saturday, April 11, 12- 2 pm.

In the UCM Gallery of Art & Design

The UCM Department of Art & Design offers two basic undergraduate majors: a Bachelor of Fine Arts, and a Bachelor of Science in Art Education. The BFA is intended for students interested in careers in Studio Art, Graphic Design, Illustration or Interior Design. Students interested in teaching art at the elementary or secondary level will pursue the BS in Art Education.

The 2015 Senior Show exhibits the art pieces of Art Education, Illustration & Studio Art students pursuing these degrees. This exhibition shows the effort, dedication and expression of our students.


March 10th to April 17th, 2015

Homer goes to college Spring 2015 On exhibit Gallery 115

Homer goes to college is an exhibition of original Simpsons ilustrations by David Silverman. Featuring Simpson’s memorabilia from the private collection of Dr. Jerry Neal, Program Coordinator and Professor of Special Education.

David Silverman is an animator best known for directing numerous episodes of the animated TV series The Simpsons, as well as the Simpsons movie. Silverman was involved with the series from the very beginning, where he animated all of the original Simpsons. Tracy Ullman shorts and went to serve as director of animation for several years.




January 15th to March 6th, 2015

Earth Stories Spring 2015

Opening Reception: January 15th 3 - 5 p.m.


Earth Stories is a new exhibition of stricking art quilts by members of the Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA), an international non-profit organization. The 24 quilts included in the exhibit celebrate the stories of people or projects that enhance the planet, make a significant difference in restoring and/or protecting the environment, increase sustainability and otherwise improve the earth we all occupy.

Opening Reception with Earth Stories artist and UCM Adjunct Professor, Annie Helmericks-Louder.

February 9th to March 6th, 2015

Dogs of the Dow Spring 2015

Public Lecture, February 17, 3:30 p.m.

in the Gallery of Art & Design on exhibit Gallery 115

The work included in this exhibit explores the fluctuations of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. We hear the value of the index reported daily before it quickly dissolves into background noise. However, it has profund implications on all of our lives regardless of whether or not we have money in the market.



January 15th to February 6th

Human Debris & Second Nature Spring 2015

Opening Reception: January 15th 3 - 5 p.m.

Houston Artist, Jeremy Underwood's art photography embodies our complicated relationship with the environment and the contemporary landscape, focusing on the tension between nature and culture shaping these physical spaces. Looking to the land as an agent for meaning, his work examines both the terrain and the ideology that we project upon the landscape. Information taken from:



November 20th to December 6th

Studio Art & Art Eduation Senior Show Fall 2014

The purpose of this exhibition is to show the work done by our students throughout their major on the art field. The shows exhibit works done by Perryman, Sutherland, Lowry, Beaudoin, Lomax, Sea, Beeck, Arft, Mize, Jonte and Belcher.

Opening: November 20th

Reception: Saturday, November 22th from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm.

Senior Show Fall 2014 UCM


October 7th- 31st and November 6th to November 14th

Ignite Illustration and Graphic Design and Illustration Senior Show Fall 2014

Process Work!, Featuring illustrations and process works by over 50 illustrators.

Process Work! presented by the University of Central Missouri BFA Studio Art Illustration Program and the Gallery of Art & Design: Featuring illustrations and process works by over 50 illustrators. Works on exhibit have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Anthropologie, GQ, Scientific American Magazine, The Atlantic, and myriad of other publications.


Ignite presented by the Graphic Design and Illustration senior students from the University of Central Missouri: The show represents all the work done by our students here in UCM as well as experiences, memories and professional works.The show will be on exhibit in the UCM Gallery of Art & Design until November 14th. The senior students participating in this event are: Marqus Bibbs, Emma Booth, Andreana Davis, Eryn Deaton, Louise Garbs, Paul Kiehl, Kristina Klauburg, Samantha Marr, Emma Mosier, Walker Perkins, Amy Price, Tysha Roberson, Robert Rowland, Jill Shipman, Sierra Simmons, Katelyn Vanbooven, Brianna Verser and Stephen Ganey.

For more information visit the official website of the show:
Opening: November 6th
Reception: Saturday, November 8th from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm.
Closing: November 14th

Ignite Senior Show Illustration and Design


October 7 - 31

Pradip Malde, The Third Heaven: The series of photographs deals with the environment, population and development, water and food, health and education, and transparent and sustained government of Haiti. Malde visited campus for a public lecture at 3 p.m. on October 7th and met with students of art and design.

Pradip Malde UCM

Melissa Wilkinson, ABMASTERS: This series of paintings relates to Wilkinson's interest in dichotomies: obscuring and revealing, attraction and repulsion, good and evil, the past and the present. She appropriates imagery from a variety of sources in order to develop a pastiche that fractures the conventional male gaze and positions art historical models as both subject and spectacle. Wilkinson chooses to dismantle epic narratives from the past to create a schizophrenic perspective. The images break from their original sources into fragments, creating a complex visual experience that both irritates and seduces.

The romantic process of painting allows her to meditate on issues of gender, identity construction and beauty. Though the paintings are initially conceived of using digital processes, they are made employing traditional techniques borrowed from the old masters. In doing so, Wilkinson endeavors to uphold these painting processes while dismantling the elitism with which they are often associated. Melissa visited campus for a public lecture at 3 p.m. on October 22th and met with students of art and design to talk about her paintings.

ABMASTERS Melisa Wilkinson UCM



August 21 - September 27

2014 Annual Faculty Exhibition & New Work by John Malta

This exhibition showed different artworks from our UCM faculty. The artists that participated in this show include: Justin Shaw, Chris Willey, Mathew Zupnick, Annie Helmericks-Louder, Maryanna S. Adelman, Christian Cutler, Rahila Weed and Marco Rosichelli, among others. The purpose of the exhibition was to interact with students and to show them new ways to express art by their professors.

Annual Faculty Show 2014 UCM


July 12 - August 8, 2014

2014 Summit Art Summer Exhibition

Summit Art is a juried non-profit organization committed to providing exhibition opportunities, professional development and mentoring within Lee's Summit and the surrounding communities, and engaging the public through the support and creation of art.

Each summer, the UCM Gallery of Art & Design hosts community exhibitions with The Mid-Missouri Artists and Summit Art group. These exciting exhibitions feature new works of art in the mediums of painting, drawing, collage, sculpture and ceramics.

2014 Summit Art Exhibition


February 13 - March 7,


TARGET is a series of recent ceramic work created by UCM Professor Joyce Jablonski. It consists of layered graphic images using ceramic fired-on mediums including glazes, china paints, laserjet transfers, decals, and gold luster.



February 13 - March 7, - LAURA BERMAN - ROTATIONS

Laura Berman's prints combine her loves for color, shape, pattern and collecting. They take an expanded look at the objects and things that she collects and lives with. These objects have their own individual histories and origins, and they combine together to create entirely new stories in her prints.



February 13 - March 7, - DAVID HICKS & ANNE WEDLER


Storytelling is an innate human tendency, and we have long turned to the act of drawing and mark-making to record, understand, and communicate both our most basic and complex ideas about the world in which we live.
This exhibition explores the approaches of visual artists David Hicks and Annie Wedler along with students from Herron School of Art and Design, the University of Alaska Southeast, and the University of Central Missouri, as they employ drawing as a vehicle to distill complex relationships and narratives into singular compositional events.



January 13 - February 6 - DESIGNER APPROVED

Interior Designers look for creative and technical ideas to improve public and private indoor spaces. Often, this process involves the use of new materials or contemporary interpretations of traditional objects. This exceptional exhibition will highlight new designs of essential components, focusing on models that are energy efficient, conservation focused, made from renewable resources, or contribute to green living.

Designer Approved Card

January 13 - February 6 - BEAUTIFUL BITMAPS

Bitmap images are stored as a series of tiny dots called pixels. Each pixel is actually a very small square that is assigned a color, and then arranged in a pattern to form the image. In Beautiful Bitmaps, 26 typographers, designers and illustrators create beautiful bitmaps for letters of the alphabet by taking this vestigial part of digital type, the bitmap, and making it into something to be newly appreciable. These letters were commissioned by Uppercase Magazine for Issue 15.

Beautiful Bitmaps


2013 UCM Faculty Exhibition

"Every Fiber of Her Being" features the marble mosaics, stained glass, tapestries, stone sculptures and high-relief copper panels of Kansas City artist Gabriella Polony-Mountain. Polony-Mountain was born in April of 1918 in Sasvar, Hungary and studied art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest. She spent years traveling across Europe and studied more in Rome, before finally arriving in America in 1951.

Polony-Mountain aimed to become a respected exhibition artist in Kansas City while picking up commissions for regional architects and becoming a sought-after commodity in the commercial market. She received the Huntington-Hartford Fellowship in 1954 and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Fellowship in 1955. In 1958, she was given the American Institute of Architecture Craftsmanship Award in Kansas City for her repousse doors at the Taliaferro residence in St. Joseph and an "Art in Architecture" award for her repousse fireplace mantle in the home of architect Peter Keleti in Kansas City.

Many examples of Polony-Mountain's work can be found in and around the Kansas City area. A few examples include repousse and stained-glass installations on the UCM campus, stained-glass windows in the chapel at Whiteman Air Force Base and mosaics for the baptistery of St. Ann's Catholic Church in Mission Hills, KS.

Steven L. Gorman

Steven L. Gorman


September 30 - October 25

Steve Gorman attended Central Missouri State University receiving a BFA in Art Education in 1985 and his MA in 1995. Gorman held teaching positions in the Centerview School District for 7 years and the North Kansas City School District for 18 years. Recently retired from his 25 year teaching career, Gorman is finally able to pursue his art career full time. Gorman's work is in the collection of the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art - Campus Collection; the Oppenheimer Collection; the Southern Illinois University; the Waterloo Museum of Art; Baker University; and many private collections. He has shown his work at Sherry Leedy Contemporary Arts in Kansas City and Componere Gallery in St. Louis. In 2011, Gorman had a solo exhibit at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art.

Gorman writes: "Predominantly, my sculptures have been asymmetrically balanced, using the "hybridization" of plant, bird, fish, animal, human, and elements of fashion... A sensuousness, deliberate sexiness, and ambiguity also results from the merger of multiple biomorphic life forms, smooth surfaces, and smooth graduated color values applied by means of an airbrush.

Jamie Burmeister

September 30 - October 25

Burmeister's exhibition "Let's Dance" opened in Gallery 115 and he traveled to UCM from Nebraska for a two day install and demonstration of how he uses 3D Printing with a MakerBot II in his work.

JamieBurmeister’s artworks have been exhibited in galleries, museums and public places throughout the world. His “” project has resulted in over 1000 installations of small ceramic figures, called vermin, on 6 continents, 36 countries and 38 US States.Burmeister’s gallery and museum pieces have been exhibited in the Des Moines Art Center in Des Moines, Iowa, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, Nebraska, Arkansas Art Center in Little Rock, Arkansas, Sheldon Museum of Art in Lincoln, Nebraska, Create Fixate in Los Angeles, California, Annmarie Garden in Dowell, Maryland, and the Nicolaysen Art Museum in Casper, Wyoming. Jamie has completed commissions for the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Crisp Recording Studios in Fayetteville, Arkansas and the South Omaha Library. He has received numerous awards including the Nebraska Art Council’s 2010 and 2007 Individual Artist Fellowships, Omaha Entertainment and Arts 2007 Best Public Art and 2006 Three-Dimensional Sculpture Awards, UNL’s Trickey Memorial Award and UNL Woods Fellowship. He received a B.A. in Exercise Science from Creighton University in Omaha in 1992, an M.S. in Health Education from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1995, and an M.F.A. in Sculpture from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in 2005.

Hack: Stories From a Chicago Cab

Dmitry Samarov: View from a Chicago Cab

Mr. Samarov, an artist and painter trained at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, is an astute observer of human nature. He records those observations in his debut book Hack: Stories From a Chicago Cab and on canvas.

The exhibition will open in the Main Gallery on January 23, 2013 and run through February 15, 2013. Samarov will read from Hack and discuss his art work on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at an opening reception.

Exhibition Opening Reception:
Main Gallery
Saturday, January 26, 2013, 4 - 6 p.m.



Tanja Hollander - Daryl Fort
"Daryl Fort, Portland, ME, 2010"

Tanya Alexia Hollander: Are You Really My Friend?

Photographer Tanja Alexia Hollander examines the social dynamics of the world of Facebook friendships in the Outer Gallery with her exhibit Tanja Alexia Hollander: Are You Really My Friend? Hollander is interested in how we define friendship and who we let into our private, yet very public online lives. Through a series of portraits of her Facebook friends in their homes, she creates an exploration of American culture, relationships, economy and class and society networking as it relates to community building.

A native of St. Louis, Hollander earned a degree in photography and feminist studies from Hampshire College and currently resides in Maine. Are You Really My Friend? recently was exhibited at the Portland Museum of Art. Her work has been exhibited nationally at galleries in New York City and Boston, and has twice has been selected for the Portland Museum of Art Biennial, winning a purchase prize in 2007. In 2009 she was chosen for a month-long residency at the La Napoule art foundation in La Napoule, France.

The exhibition is open in the Main Gallery, January 23, 2013 through February 15, 2013.

Hollander will be on campus at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5 to discuss her work in the Outer Gallery.


John Lynch: A Life of Art and Design

John Lynch: A Life of Art and Design

The exhibit of Lynch’s varied works will celebrate the establishment of the John W. Lynch Memorial Scholarship Fund through the UCM Foundation. An opening reception for the exhibit is planned for 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 in UCM’s Gallery 115, just across the hall from the Main Gallery on the UCM campus. The exhibition is on view from January 23, 2013 through February 15, 2013.

After his service in Vietnam, Lynch earned a bachelor’s degree from UCM began his career as a commercial and freelance artist. He joined the UCM faculty in 1984 and earned his MFA degree from Syracuse University. He taught, mentored and inspired his students throughout his 28 year career, gaining the reputation as a tough teacher who also prepared his students well for successful careers.





August 23 - September 28, 2012

UCM Gallery of Art & Design

Visiting Artist Workshop with Martha Grover, September 25 - 26

Lecture by Martha Grover, UCM Gallery of Art & Design, September 25, 3:30 p.m.

Lecture by Misty Gamble and Joyce Jablonski, Union Ballroom 240, September 27, 7 p.m.



August 23 - September 28, 2012

UCM Gallery 115

University of Central Missouri Faculty Exhibition John Louder
"Fall Into Spring" oil on canvas by John Louder, 55x72 inches

The Gallery of Art & Design is pleased to present the annual exhibition of work by the current and Emeriti Faculty of the Department of Art & Design at the University of Central Missouri. A platform to showcase their professional practices outside their university duties, the Annual Faculty Exhibition features a diverse array of artistic mediums including painting, sculpture, textiles, and ceramics. This year's exhibition will include works by four new faculty members: Anthony Acock (Graphic Design), Mark Farris (Print Making), Justin Shaw (3-D), and Eric Stykel (Graphic Design).

Exhibition Opening Reception:
Main Gallery and Gallery 115
Thursday, October 4, 2012, 4 - 6 p.m.

All gallery events are free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact the gallery office @ 660.543.4498.


Richard Luerhman

Dr. Richard Luehrman - Recent Work

Recent work by Professor Emeritus Dr. Richard Luehrman including new landscape paintings and sketchbook drawings, thoughts and poems from his "Sunday Images" series.

Exhibition Opening Reception:
Outer Gallery
Thursday, October 4, 2012, 4 - 6 p.m.


Yvonne Wakabayashi
Ky Dickens
Liam O'Brien
Akiko Jackson
Magda Gluszek
Richie Gleason
Jeff Pike
Marydorsey Wanless
Cindy Tower
No More Hiroshimas - Hiroshima Peace Museum
When Janey Comes Marching Home: Portraits of Women Combat Veterans
Whoop Dee Doo
Phil "Sike Style" Shafer
Mark Bischel
Opposites Attract - Kim Luther & Joe Wullner
Wunderkammer - Terry Ownby
Lisa Iglesias / Las Hermanas Iglesias
Davin Watne
Joey Borovicka
Grant Miller
Tula Pink
Undercrowded - Joey Borovicka, Sam King, Kristin Musgnug, Stephanie Price
Playful Things - Magda Gluszek, Sharon Shapiro, Christina Vantzou, Sarah Knobel
DESIGN CHICAGO 2010 - Rotofugi, Perkins+Will, Studio 1a.m., Project H Design, Craighton Berman
The Convergence Project - Jamie Thome - Vespine Gallery
Marie Jose de la Macorra
Neva Wood
2-D or not 2-D(Danish Artists Flirt with Space)
Zlatko Cosic
Armin Muhsam
Anne Austin Pearce
Joyce Jablonski
Selections from the Knoll Collection (Gehry, Saarinen, Bertioa, Noguchi, and Risom)
May Tveit
Dr. Richard Luehrman
Jane Barrow
David Ngirailemesang
An Historical Look at Visaul Communication (Selections from the Society of Illustrators)
American Democracy Project:
Raise Your Voice!
Adding Insult to Imagery
Selections from the Hallmark Cards Inc. Collection
Christina Willey
A. Patrick Irue Collection of Historic African Art
Robert Colescott
JJ Higgins
Mid-Missouri Artists
Johnny Naugahyde
Greater Missouri Invitational
John Hess