2021-22 Art and Design Series

We have planned a unique combination of exhibits that will feature our students' work along with faculty, regional and national artists. The Art Gallery will follow Samford University's COVID protocols.  

Matter & Spirit

September 1-October 7

This group of traveling artists, 10 American and 10 Chinese, explored the relationship between Christianity and art within a country whose view on visual art has experienced significant transition in contemporary culture. The seminar, hosted by The Nagel Institute for the Study of World Christianity at Calvin College, in partnership with Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and the Lilly Network of Church-Related Colleges and Universities, investigated this main theme and its implications for artists and people of faith in the U.S. and other parts of the world. Join the artist talk at 5 p.m. on September 2.  

by Tad Gloeckler

October 19-November 19

This exhibition considers the deceptive impact of an individual’s existence. Transformation of unassuming furniture to complex assemblage; simultaneously relates to deteriorating natural systems and confronts fundamental assumptions of comfort and contemporary lifestyle.

Graphic Design Senior Exhibition
Dec. 13-18, reception following commencement
Graduating seniors display their capstone projects.

Samford Art & Design Faculty Exhibition

January 13-February 3, Reception Jan. 13, 4:30-6 p.m.
This exhibition will feature highlights from the work of Samford’s own professors of art and design. Join us to learn more about their creative and professional pursuits in this showcase of their work.

All That You Hold is Yours
by Jamaal Barber

February 8-March 3, Reception and artist talk March 3, 4:30-6 p.m.

Jamaal Barber has been exploring ideas of Black identity in print and mixed media work for years. His pandemic experience inspired him to look for a way to fully represent the breadth and depth of the Black experience. "All That You Hold is Yours" adds painting and bold color to Barber’s visual vocabulary.

Art and Design Student Juried Exhibition sponsored by Michael J.
and Mary Anne Freeman

March 22-April 7, Reception and Awards event April 7, 4:30-6 p.m.

This yearly exhibition spotlights work created by our Studio Art, Graphic Design, 3D Animation and Game Design, and Interior Architecture students.

Studio Art Seniors Exhibition

April 14-30, reception following graduation

Graduating seniors will display their senior capstone projects.


Samford Art Gallery Solo Show Submission

Please fill out the following form for consideration to be shown in our Samford University Art Gallery. Our gallery schedule is normally booked up about a year out. We have a small stipend for those selected to show work in the gallery. Preference is given to work that has conceptual weight and uniqueness.