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Stephanie Ann Roper Gallery

The Stephanie Ann Roper Gallery is located in the Visual Arts Building on the FSU campus. This teaching gallery exhibits artists of local, regional, and national recognition. In addition, Visual Arts students have the opportunity to exhibit in juried exhibitions and are required, upon graduation, to exhibit their work in a Senior Show.

Normal gallery hours are Monday through Friday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. This schedule is subject to change; therefore, please call 301-687-4797 before visiting to verify the date and time of exhibitions.

Spring 2022 Exhibits

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FSU Senior Art Exhibit, “Expressive Solution”

May 7 - May 19, 2021 | M-F  Noon - 5PM
Hosted by FSU’s Department of Visual Arts | Free and open to the public

FSU’s Department of Visual Arts will host the Spring 2022 senior exhibition, featuring

  • Kahlil Broderick
  • Lyell Curtis
  • Matt Knies
  • Delaney Krotz
  • Haven Lilly
  • Levi Linn
  • Michael Lynch
  • Alexis Nelms
  • Gabriela Oramas
  • Darius Sampson
  • Brandyn Saunders
  • Aaron Smith

 

 


Club Kids art exhibit

Club Kids: Ten Years at Night

Opening reception: Friday, March 4 through | 6-8 PM

On view March 7 - 25 | 1-5 PM, Monday through Friday
Hosted by FSU’s Department of Visual Arts | Free and open to the public

 


Fall 2021 Exhibits

Pleasant Terminal art exhibit

Pleasant Terminal

November 5 - 19, 2021 | 1-5 PM, Monday through Friday
Hosted by FSU’s Department of Visual Arts | Free and open to the public

The exhibition will feature the three new faculty members in the Fine Arts Department. Ash Lester, sculpture professor and director of the Roper Gallery, Alena Mehic, painting and drawing professor, and April Wright, foundations professor. 

 


Sleeping Walking Toward Extinction by Rachel Underwood

Sleepwalking Toward Extinction

An Exhibit by Rachel Underwood

March 5 -26, 2021 | 1-5 PM, Monday through Friday
Hosted by FSU’s Department of Visual Arts | Free and open to the public

The existential and conceptual problems posed by the current geological age are those at the heart of humanistic inquiry: what does it mean to be human, to live during this time? Underwood’s large-scale paintings explore moments of animalistic urges, death, adaption and the consequences of human actions. She often uses a life-size scale so the viewer can directly relate to and be confronted by the painting. Humans tend to primarily see themselves as apart from nature, rather than a part of it. Underwood examines the similarities and differences between the human animal and nature and what those relationships mean for the future.

Underwood is a U.S. Navy veteran. Currently, she paints about the climate crisis and is illustrating a children’s book about friendly dinosaurs. She earned her BFA from Towson University and her MFA at the University of South Florida. Underwood also plans to work toward a degree in environmental science.

 


all campus juried art show poster

All-Campus Juried Art Exhibit

April 2 -16, 2021 | 1-5 PM, Monday through Friday
Hosted by FSU’s Department of Visual Arts | Free and open to the public

Students may enter up to five artworks for a fee of $3.00 each. Work must be ready to hang. Work can be delivered to Professor Lester’s office, in Fine Arts 106B, from March 22-26, between the hours of 1-3. Work must be picked up on April 19, in the Roper Gallery from 1-5. Juror, professor Jennifer Browne, will choose who will win the following awards: 1st place, $100.00, 2nd place, $75.00, 3rd place, $50.00, and Honorable Mention, $50.00.