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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 Exhibits

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Faculty Exhibition

February 12 - 26, 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 Ash Lester, the new director for the Roper Gallery, as well as the new sculpture professor at FSU. Lester has exhibited work nationally and internationally and specializes in sculpture and installation, focusing on her coming-of-age as a queer woman in rural America. She touches on issues and topics such as class, isolation and stereotypes while simultaneously exposing and celebrating those communities and their often cliche cultures. Lester earned her bachelor’s from Plattsburgh State University in northern New York and her master’s at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Fla.

 


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.

 


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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. 

 


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FSU Senior Art Exhibit

April 24 - May 7, 2021 | 2-4 PM
Hosted by FSU’s Department of Visual Arts | Free and open to the public

FSU’s Department of Visual Arts will host the fall 2021 senior exhibition, featuring

  • Seth Adams
  • William Baxter
  • Emily Cook
  • Taryn Ludwig
  • Cassidy Mark
  • Tamani McCoy
  • Nicholas Miller
  • Drew Perry
  • Natasha Randolph
  • Re’Shawn Threatt
  • Julia Walsh
  • David Whitaker
  • Hailey Yommer