Welcome to the Galleries!


The galleries at Porter Hall are dedicated to celebrating and advancing creativity and artistic discourse in a changing world. As you will find, our spaces present an extensive slate of contemporary art exhibitions that create opportunities to engage in the world of visual arts through curricular, interdisciplinary and community based programs.

We strive to establish an environment conducive to intellectual growth that acts as an accessible creative catalyst in the development of risk taking, problem solving, and critical thinking skills, while highlighting multiple perspectives that affect all ages; youth, high schoolers, adults and our student community.

Our hope is that you join our diverse audience that visits the exhibitions in the University and Harry Krug Galleries as an inspiration and innovation sparkplug!

Explore, Interact, Create, Share and Play!

2019-20 Exhibition Schedule

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Hours of Operation


 

Harry Krug Gallery, Porter Hall
Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m., 
Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

University Gallery, Porter Hall
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Porter Hall Address - East Cleveland Ave, Pittsburg, KS  66762

  • The IDEA Series

Recent Speaker at the IDEA Series

10:00 Olive SullivanThe Art of Remembering
This presentation will feature a discussion of the use of memories, journals, and historical documents to create poetry and fiction reflecting the ethos of a specific time and place. I will read various short pieces of my creative work and explain the role memory, fact, sensory detail, and imagination played in their creation. Although these pieces start out grounded in personal memory, their transformation into a published work of art impels them into the realm of collective memory.

Olive L. Sullivan is a writer, editor, and teacher of writing. Her creative works have been published in journals including the Midwest Quarterly, The Little Balkans Review, A Room of One’s Own, and The I-70 Review, as well as in two anthologies, one of which was named a Kansas Notable Book in 2013. She has also presented at various conferences, including the Power of Words conference sponsored by the Transformative Language Arts Network, and a conference on diversity sponsored by the national Humanities Inclusion Project. She advises student publications at Missouri Southern State University and enjoys hiking and practicing bookbinding in her spare time.

Watch Previous IDEA Series Lectures

Harry Krug Art Gallery


  • Fall 2017 - Spring 2018
  • Fall 2016 - Spring 2017
  • Fall 2015 - Spring 2016
  • Fall 2014 - Spring 2015

Spring Exhibition Schedule

September 1 – November 2, 2017
Tom Lundquist
Sci-Fi Jumbo
Exhibition: September 1 – November 2, 2017
Artist Talk: 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Thursday, September 28 in 103 Porter Hall
Reception: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 28 in the Harry Krug Gallery, Porter Hall
The Pittsburg State University Department of Art is pleased to announce the exhibition “Sci-Fi Jumbo” by Tom Lundquist in the University and Harry Krug Galleries within Porter Hall. The exhibition will run from September 1, 2017 – November 2, 2017.
“Science fiction can be a great source of fun for people who make pictures. Though the subjects need to be reasonably rendered, all requirements for recognizable environments, scaling, or any object’s reason for being may be tossed over your shoulder…
Everything in this exhibit is produced through some form of digital modeling and/or digital painting. I turned to computer imagery after spending much of my youth making elaborately detailed drawings. The ability to create much more complex images was an irresistible enticement and I was willing to put aside traditional drawing values to do it.”

February 2 - April 6, 2018
PSU Art Faculty
Seasoned
Exhibition: February 2 - April 6, 2018
Reception: March 1, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
The Pittsburg State University Faculty Biennial exhibition, a longstanding tradition, highlights creative works produced by the current studio art faculty in the Department of Art. Showcasing a wide range of media by six faculty, the exhibition celebrates ongoing creative research and the art-making process.

April 16 - May 4, 2018
Senior Exhibition
The Brainy Bunch
Exhibition: April 16 - May 4, 2018
Presentation: April 20, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Russ Hall 409
Reception: April 20, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Harry Krug Gallery
“The Brainy Bunch,” an exhibit featuring the work of Pittsburg State University senior art students, will open in the Porter Hall Harry Krug Gallery on Monday, April 16. The student artists will talk about their work from 4-5 p.m. on Friday April 20, in 409 of Russ Hall. The artists represented in the exhibit are Christen Ireland, Chris Griffets, Will Cowley, and Levi Quills.

Fall Exhibition Schedule

September 6, 2016 - January 12, 2017
Curated by Stella Hastings, Professor of Music at Pittsburg State University
Blue Brew
Exhibition: September 6, 2016 - January 12, 2017
Curator's Talk: October 20 4:00 - 5:00pm
Reception: October 20 5:00 - 6:00pm
This exhibit explores motion, stillness and the celebration of the connection of art and music via the Pittsburg State University's Permanent Collection.

January 30 - April 7, 2017
Department of Art and Wood Technology Student Collaboration
Exhibition: January 30-April 7, 2017
Curator's Talk: February 9, 5:00-6:00 pm
Reception: February 9, 6:00-7:00 pm
Home is a collaborative art exhibit between the Pittsburg State University Department of Art and the Department of Wood Technologies, curated by recent graduate Robert Raio. The student artists will be presenting their pieces, along with insight into their thoughts and processes in creating the pieces on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 5:00pm in Porter Hall room 103. Reception will follow in the Harry Krug Gallery from 6:00-7:00pm.
"Being someone who has traveled and lived in various places, I have found “HOME” to be more than a place. It’s more than a physical structure where at the end of the day you take your shoes off and relax. It’s more than grandma’s cookies, or a warm embrace. Home is a feeling, or an amalgamation of feelings where you can come to find your self. “HOME” is the feeling of the present moment where you feel and find peace, comfort, and prosperity. If I have to give “HOME” any physical location, I would say it’s the body my soul resides in. This art exhibit was a great collaboration experience among two Pittsburg State University Departments consisting of Wood Technology majors, Art majors, and Alumni. Working together, the participants using their collective skills and team work explored new grounds as artists and craftsman. The meaning or concept of “HOME” for each piece varies as does the meaning to each individual. Each piece displayed should represent and reflect the participating artists, and craftsmen as a harmonious whole. Enjoy!"
-Curator, Robby Raio

September 14, 2015 - January 8, 2016
Curated by Dr. Li-Lin Tseng
Highlights from the Pittsburg State University Permanent Collection
Exhibition: September 14, 2015 - January 8, 2016
Curator’s talk with Dr. Li-Lin Tseng: September 17 3:00 - 4:00pm
Reception: September 17 4:00 - 5:30pm
The Pittsburg Museum of Art presents of highlights from its diverse permanent collection of works of art. The current presentations include a range of artists, from paintings, prints, photographs and sculptures. Curated by Museum of Art Director, Rhona McBain, and PSU Art Historian, Dr. Li-Lin Tseng.

January 22 - April 7, 2016
PSU Faculty and Staff
Collective Fusion
The Pittsburg State University Department of Art will celebrate the wide-ranging talents of faculty, staff and friends of it falleries with an exhibit, “Collective Fusion.” The exhibit will feature works be members of the Pittsburg State Unviersity family from all across campus.

Fall Exhibition Schedule | Spring Exhibition Schedule

August 25 – December 4, 2014
Neil Lawley, St. Joseph, MO
Point Clouds
Sculpture and Mixed Media
Lecture: December 4 at 2:00pm
Room 103 Porter Hall

January 20 - April 30, 2015
Teresa Harris
Storytellers
Lecture: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. in Porter Hall
Reception: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. in Porter Hall
"Symbolism saturates my work. I am moved and influenced by what has come before me; the symbol-laden art of the Middle Ages, the puposeful and impeccable craftsmanship of ancient handmade books, and my own rich familial history."

 

University Gallery


Spring Exhibition Schedule

September 1 – November 2, 2017
Tom Lundquist
Sci-Fi Jumbo
Exhibition: September 1 – November 2, 2017
Artist Talk: 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Thursday, September 28 in 103 Porter Hall
Reception: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 28 in the Harry Krug Gallery, Porter Hall
The Pittsburg State University Department of Art is pleased to announce the exhibition “Sci-Fi Jumbo” by Tom Lundquist in the University and Harry Krug Galleries within Porter Hall. The exhibition will run from September 1, 2017 – November 2, 2017.
“Science fiction can be a great source of fun for people who make pictures. Though the subjects need to be reasonably rendered, all requirements for recognizable environments, scaling, or any object’s reason for being may be tossed over your shoulder…
Everything in this exhibit is produced through some form of digital modeling and/or digital painting. I turned to computer imagery after spending much of my youth making elaborately detailed drawings. The ability to create much more complex images was an irresistible enticement and I was willing to put aside traditional drawing values to do it.”

December 2nd - February 1st, 2018
Matt Moyer
Sub-systems
Exhibition: December 2 - February 1, 2018
Celebration: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. in the University Art Gallery
Reception: 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 1 in 103 Porter Hall
The Pittsburg State University Department of Art is pleased to announce a public lecture and closing reception for the exhibition, “Sub-systems” by Matt Moyer. Please join us for a reception celebrating the work on Thursday, February 1, from 4-6. This will be followed by the public lecture at 6pm in room 103 Porter Hall.
“Water and air are essential. Clean water and air, as well as the systems that deliver them, are undeniable necessities and conveniences within our lives. Conceptually, my work focuses on water and air distribution systems, both real and imaginary, and the ingenuity and materials needed to design and maintain them.
By combining seemingly contradictory and disparate materials such as handmade fired ceramics, air filters, found industrial objects, and steel pipes, I present whimsical systems intended to ease the viewer into underlying ideas about progress, change, time, and decay.”-Matt Moyer

February 27 - April 26, 2018
Eric Kunsman
Thou Art..., Will Give...
Exhibition: February 27 - April 26, 2018
Lecture: April 5, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Reception: April 5, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
In Thou Art ... , Will Give ... , Eric hopes to offer some of the atmosphere experienced by prisoners when the Penitentiary was active. This exhibition attempts to capture some of the story, energy, and the sorrows of this remarkable space. Actual photographs of entries from the Warden’s 1800s logbooks have been blended with his photographs of the Penitentiary, to give a historical sense of both the prisoners and their treatment at the Penitentiary. Eric is hoping that through these images and text, visitors can share some of the sense of loneliness, hopelessness, and desperate search for redemption that drove so many of those spirits still trapped within the walls of Eastern State.

Fall Exhibition Schedule

August 30 - December 1, 2016
Käthe Kollwitz, Otto Dix, Aubrey Beardsley, Joan Miró, Marc Chagall, Fransisco Goya, and more
Lasting Impressions
Exhibition: August 30 - December 1, 2016
Printmaking Demo: September 7, 2016, 4:00 - 6:00pm
Artist Talk: September 8, 2016, 4:00 - 5:00pm
Reception: September 8, 2016, 5:00 - 6:00pm
The Special Collections and University Archives at Pittsburg State University contain material pertaining primarily to Kansas and the University. The department specializes in printed materials from Southeast Kansas, its culture and inhabitants, and the correspondence, libraries, business files and memorabilia of significant Southeast Kansans. Included are manuscripts, photographs, correspondence, and non-print materials. Art of various mediums, both original and reproductions, are part of the collection as well.

April 11 - May 6, 2017
Jerry Smith
Verses and Versus
Exhibition: January 24 - March 9, 2017
Lecture: 4-5 p.m. on Friday, March 10 in 401 Russ Hall
Reception: 5-6 p.m. on Friday, March 10 in the Harry Krug Gallery, Porter Hall
Artist Jerry E. Smith, from Plano, TX will deliver a public lecture to accompany the closing reception for his exhibit University Gallery exhibit “Verses and Versus,” on March 10 at 4:00 – 5:00 in Russ Hall Room 401. Smith writes, “Stylistically, I seek to work between the issues of Illusion and Allusion, and to put into a cryptic context life’s introspection of career, family, work, art, spiritual conviction and death.” His works begin with planning, and then detours into serendipitous spontaneity. The installation exhibit of sculpture and painting then becomes an intersection of the “poet and the performer.” A reception will follow in Porter Hall from 5:00 – 6:00pm!

April 11 - May 6, 2017
Marjorie Schick
50 Years Innovating Art for the Body
Exhibition: April 11-May 6, 2017
Lecture: 3-4 p.m on Saturday, May 6, in 109 Grubbs Hall
Reception: 4-5:30 p.m on Saturday, May 6, in the Harry Krug Gallery, Porter Hall
Challenging, radical, and adventurous are some of the ways Marjorie Schick’s artwork for the body has been described. During her five decade career of teaching and making art, she influenced and mentored students and earned an international reputation for her artwork that is represented in numerous publications and art museums around the world. Her exhibition, “50 Years Innovating Art for the Body” will be in Porter Hall University Gallery, April 11 – May 6. She will lecture May 6, in 401 Russ Hall, with a reception following from 5:00-6:00 in the Harry Krug Gallery, PSU.

Fall Exhibition Schedule

November 16, 2015 - February 6, 2016
Daniel Hunt
Lucky Feet, Magic Holes
Exhibition: November 16, 2015 - February 6, 2016
Artist’s Talk: November 13, 3:00 - 4:00pm
Reception: November 13, 4:00 - 6:00pm
Daniel Hunt regularly employs recycled cast aluminum and iron, steel and wood to generate sculptures and installations, often building the equipment necessary to cast metal. Incorporating narrative and iconographic imagery with a humorous edge, Daniel Hunt’s ideas are inspired by the experiences of living and the study of Theology, which are often shaped by music, literature, film, art history and hot rod culture.

February 15 - May 6, 2016
Gwen Walstrand & Sarah Perkins
Cairo
Exhibition: February 15 - May 6, 2016
Artist’s Talk: April 21, 2016, 3:00 - 4:00pm
Reception: April 21, 4:00 - 6:00pm

Fall 2014 Schedule | Spring 2015 Schedule

August 18 – September 26, 2014
Colby Parsons, Denton, TX:
"Semiotics"
Glazed stoneware with projected video loop
Lecture: September 26, 2014 at 4:00pm
Room 103 Porter Hall
Reception to follow

October 3 – November 10, 2014
Dave Ingram, McCune, KS:
"Assembled Patterns"
Ceramics and Wood
Reception: October 6, 2014 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm

November 18 - January 23, 2015
Pittsburg State University Department of Art Bi-Annual Faculty Exhibit
"Assembly Required"
Rhona McBain
Marjorie Schick
James Oliver
S. Portico Bowman
Malcolm E. Kucharski
Josie Mai
Emi Gennis
Janet Lewis
Deann Norris
Reception: November 21, 4:00 to 6:00pm

February 1st - March 6th, 2015
Maria Lupo (MFA, MA, ATR) Artist & Art Therapist
Pigs, Process and Sustainability
Interdisciplinary Lecture Series - February 6th, Bicknell Family Center of the Arts
Artist Lecture - 3:00 pm, February 6th, Bicknell Family Center for the Arts
Reception - 4:00 - 6:00 pm, February 6th, Bicknell Family Center for the Arts

March 23 - May 1, 2015
Ariel Bowman
A Magnificent Migration
Artist Lecture - 3:00pm, April 2nd, Porter Hall
Reception - 4:00 - 6:00pm, April 2nd, Porter Hall

Exhibition Opportunities


  • Exhibition Opportunities: Submission Policies

The Pittsburg State University Museum of Art accepts submission materials from artists and curators on a rolling basis. All submissions are reviewed by the museum’s Exhibitions Committee, and are considered for all available opportunities.Exhibitions are planned a year or more in advance. All submissions are reviewed, however it may take 12-18 months for a response. Please do not call or e-mail to check the status of your submission. Submissions by e-mail will not be reviewed.

Submission Policies (PDF)

General Submission Policy

Submission packets should include:

  • ARTWORK formatted for Mac computers - 10-20 images that are identifiable regarding medium, size, date and date. A list should be provided that corresponds with the artwork.
    • IMPORTANT: Each digital image must be saved in JPEG format, sized at a resolution of 72 dpi (psi) and no larger than 600 pixels in any direction. These guidelines are in place so that the gallery committee can review the materials in a timely fashion.
    • If you need directions for changing the size of your image, please see:
      http://www.connectionsforart.com/ARTISTS/OTHER/Resolution_Change/RESIZE_IMAGES.html for a variety of options.
    • If selected for the exhibition, you may be requested to submit a 300 dpi (psi) file.
    • Name images with consecutive numbers from 1 - 20. Images must be labeled LastName_FirstName_EntryNumber.jpg (Such as Smith_Joe_1.jpg or Doe_Jane_3.jpg)
    • Three-dimensional image details must be labeled in the following format:
      LastName_FirstName_EntryNumber_detail.jpg (Such as Smith_Joe1_detail.jpg or Doe_Jane_3_detail.jpg.jpg)
    • Contact Us for Information on Digital Submission Procedures and Guidelines.
  • Artist statement or Curatorial statement
  • Curriculum vita/resume/Biography
    (Group shows should include an exhibition history of the group including upcoming shows and a list of current members)
  • Self-addressed stamped envelope
    (for reply and/or return of materials — packets without an SASE will not receive a reply)
  • Related support material (reviews, catalogs, articles, etc.)

Available spaces:

University Gallery
9 ½ ceilings
118 lineal feet
900 square feet
Hardwood floor

Harry Krug Gallery
Hallway mezzanine with 100 feet of wall space

Please mail or deliver your completed proposal to:

Artist Submission: Exhibitions Committee
Pittsburg State University Museum of Art/ Porter Hall
Department of Art
1701 S. Broadway
Pittsburg KS, 66762

Jury

All artwork coming into the Pittsburg State University Museum of Art are juried by the University Gallery Committee. The committee is comprised of from the Department of Art Faculty. Artists accepted for exhibition are expected to show the type of work that is reflected in their proposal. All materials of non-accepted work will be returned with you SASE. If an online submission is made an your proposal is accepted we will request that a hard copy that includes a CD of submitted work, a resume/biography and artist statement plus any additional support material is provided.

Sales

Unless otherwise specified by the artist all work will be offered for sale. Pittsburg State University Museum of Art mission is educational based thus artwork sales are not a primary focus. We do not provide gallery representation or sales marketing.

What We Provide

1. Gallery space for temporary exhibitions (proposals cannot be for permanent work and cannot cause excessive damage to gallery walls or floors).
2. Preparatorial oversight and assistance for exhibition installation;
3. Vinyl title lettering and wall labels for the pieces;
4. Advertising and promotion for the exhibition as an important feature of Pittsburg State University’s offerings.
5. Security.

What We Do Not Provide

1. Gallery representation, marketing or sales services other than those described above;
2. Payments for the creation of new work;
3. Fabrication assistance (all works must be installation-ready when they are brought to PSU); or
4. Exhibition space for works unless they are complete and operational. Exhibitions that require daily or frequent maintenance are not suitable.
4. Insurance of all artwork submitted remains the responsibility of the artist. PSU is unable to provide insurance to entrants as the university is “self-insured”. The Museum maintains a professional staff and strives to ensure that all work exhibited will be treated with the utmost care and protection. However, PSU Department of Art and Museum of Art nor its employees are liable for damages to submitted works.
5. Artists are responsible for shipping work at their work expense including the cost of return. Exhibit awards are intended to assist exhibitors with this expense.

PSU is located in Pittsburg, Kansas which is home to approximately 6000 Students and a community of 19,000. It is near Joplin, Missouri and the Ozarks. Kansas City and Tulsa, Oklahoma are each about 120 miles away.

Submission Policies (PDF)