The Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery is a meeting ground for students of Moraine Valley, the local community, and the contemporary art world. Our mission is to present significant works, through exhibitions and programming, by local, national and international artists.

Exhibitions are available for viewing Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Hours may vary.

Contact: artgallery@morainevalley.edu

Exhibitions

38th Annual High School Art Exhibition

March 10-22, 2023

Reception: Friday, March 10, 5-7 p.m.
Robert F. DeCaprio Gallery, Atrium, and John and Angeline Oremus Theater.
Weekdays 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

A showcase of this year’s talented students from 11 local high schools. Participating high schools: Victor J. Andrew, Argo Community, Amos Alonzo Stagg, Chicago Christian, Carl Sandburg, Evergreen Park, Oak Lawn Community, and Reavis.

 

MVCC Juried Student Art Exhibition 

April 5-28, 2023

Opening Reception: Thursday April 13, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Awards announced at noon.

The annual selection of student work showing the breadth and depth of the college’s emerging artistic talent. The exhibition features work from across all areas of study including painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, photography, printmaking, design and digital art. The accompanying Atrium display will feature designs submitted by students to this year’s exhibition poster and invitation card competition.

About the Juror
Vida Sačić is a Chicago-based artist and typographer. She earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from Indiana University Bloomington in 2010. She has been the Artist-in-Residence at The Penland School of Craft and The Center for Book and Paper Arts in Chicago. Sačić has exhibited in dozens of solo and group exhibitions across the United States and Europe, including at DeVos Art Museum in Michigan and The Center for Book Arts in New York City. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Art at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago.

Pearl Necklace

"Pearl Necklace", Oil on panel, graphite on vellum, necklaces, book page, 2022

Right Between the Eyes
Jeff Stevenson

May 4-June 5, 2023

Reception: Thursday May 4, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Artist talk: 11:30 a.m. during reception

"Right Between the Eyes" is a series of paintings by artist Jeff Stevenson that explores masculinity and the idea of "being a man". By making paintings from found selfies of strangers from social media and dating sites, Stevenson has created a series that is particularly contemporary. Taking disposable images and ensconcing them in the tradition of oil portrait painting, building a bridge between our current era of ephemeral digital proliferation and our rich Art History, this work investigates the history of painted portraits as images and as objects.

Gallery 2023 Juried Community Art Exhibition

June 17-Aug 7, 2023

Reception: Saturday, June 17,1-5 p.m. Awards at 2 p.m.
Summer Gallery Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The local community’s chance to show off its artistic talent. A Call for Entries will go out in April 2023. At that time, entry leaflets will be available in the Fine and Performing Arts Center or online.

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Guest Juror: Jeff Stevenson

Jeff Stevenson is an arts writer, college professor, curator and director, painter, and mixed media collage artist with a strong foundation in representational painting. Stevenson earned a BS degree in Medical Illustration from The Ohio State University and an MFA in Painting from Ohio University. He has exhibited his artwork in group and solo shows and has received numerous awards for his work.

Stevenson is currently the Director and Curator of the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park and the Visual Arts Gallery at Governors State University. He has served on boards and committees with Southland Arts, the Chicago Artists' Coalition, among others.'

Learn more about past shows at the Fine and Performing Arts Center.

Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery