The Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery is the primary exhibiting space on the Watkins campus and presents two- and three-dimensional artwork, as well as multi-media installations including sound, video and performance. Students are provided an opportunity to exhibit every year in our annual juried student show, in departmental exhibitions, and at the conclusion of their degree program with a senior thesis exhibition. In addition, faculty and guest artists are invited to exhibit in the space.

brownley galleryGallery Hours:

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday – 2 to 4 p.m.

Free admission, with ample, free parking in the campus lot.

Exhibition Schedule

MAY 28-JULY 18, 2015

Summer student show Point of Reference
a collection of works by Caleb Adcock • Sara Benton • Burt Blackwood • Peggy Corlew • Ashley Doggett • Kelsey Goessman • Corrina Joyner • Mika Mollenkopf • Maxwell Parker • Jill Schumann • Sophia Stevenson • Johanna Torres • Laura Whitfield

JULY 24, 2015

One Night Only! Department of Community Education presents Pre-College Program Exhibition featuring work by Pre-College Program students, in drawing & painting, film and graphic design tracks

Reception: Friday, July 24, 5 to 7 p.m.

AUGUST 7-27, 2015

130, Hatch Show Print & Department of Graphic Design present posters from their summer workshop
Closing reception: Thursday, August 27, 5 to 7:30 p.m

SEPTEMBER 3-24, 2015

Beyond Classification, a group exhibition of contemporary photography and video by women artists from Egypt
Curated by Dr. Nagla Samir of the American University in Cairo, in collaboration with Greg Pond, professor of Art and Art History at the University of the South

OCTOBER 2-12, 2015

Bound Together, an exhibition of community-made artists’  books in conjunction with fifth edition of Handmade & Bound book arts festival, presented by the Watkins Library and the Community Education department

Opening reception: Friday, October 2, 5 to 7 p.m.


Annual Graphic Design department juried show Split & Twisted
Student projects in Advertising, Books & Jackets, Identity, Illustration, Illustration Series, Package Design, Poster/Design, Publication Design, Multimedia, and Miscellaneous/Design

Opening reception: Thursday, October 22, 5:30 to 8 p.m.

opening NOVEMBER 5 through DECEMBER 15

Fall 2015 series of BFA Senior Thesis Exhibitions in Fine Art and Photography

November 5-15: Rachel Gibson (Photography) and Alanna Styer (Photography)
Opening reception: Thursday, November 5, 5:30 to 8 p.m.

November 19-29: Mika Agari (Fine Art) and Casey Payne (Fine Art)
Opening reception: Thursday, November 19, 5:30 to 8 p.m.

December 3-15: Devon Cummings (Photography) and Laura Whitfield (Photography)
Opening reception: Thursday, December 3, 5:30 to 8 p.m.

JANUARY 8-22, 2016

19th Annual Interior Design Student Exhibit
a juried show featuring works by Bachelor of Fine Art in Interior Design degree candidates

Reception & awards presentation: Friday, January 22, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

FEBRUARY 4-March 10, 2016

Currey Juried Student Show, featuring outstanding work in fine art, film, graphic design, interior design and photography, created since Fall 2015

Awards Reception: Thursday, February 4, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Presentations will begin at 6 p.m.

MARCH 24 thru MAY 15, 2016

Spring 2015 series of BFA Senior Thesis Exhibitions in Fine Art and Photography



The Watkins Arcade Gallery – WAG – is a public exhibition space of Watkins College of Art, Design & Film committed to serving the College community and the community at large through exhibitions and programs that enhance curriculum as well as engage a greater audience in the visual arts. WAG is dedicated to supporting the educational and cultural mission of the College by encouraging students to think independently and creatively about their art practice and role as critical thinkers within the cultural landscape.

Located in suite 77 of the historic downtown Arcade, in the 5th Avenue of the Arts district, WAG is open from 6 to 9 pm during the monthly First Saturday Art Crawl and by appointment.