Concordia Experience

Art Exhibit Schedule

2018-2019 Season

The Walk of Faith by Al Nieto

Photographic Memories of Home in Tarimoro, Guanajuato

August 27 - September 28
Reception: Sunday, September 9, 2-4 p.m.; Artist's Talk at 3 p.m.

Eclectic Selection by Marcia Babler

Paintings, archival pigment collages, prints and mixed-media works

October 6 - November 10
Reception: Sunday, October 14, 2-4 p.m.; Artist's Talk in the Gallery at 3 p.m.

“The common thread is a message – sometimes subtle and other times overt. I love words and my titles give a hint to a message.”

Zumbandi Baani by Gretchen Beck

Contemporary abstract paintings, drawings, collage and mixed-media works

November 19 - December 15
Reception: Sunday, December 9, 2-4 p.m.; Artist's Talk in the Gallery at 3 p.m.

“My art involves an exploration of the Nigerien landscape, the Djarma and Fulani cultures and the art forms they create. This abstract work portrays ritual and tradition in Nigerien culture.”

Paintings of Daily Observations by Robert J. Johnson

An exhibit of figures, still lifes and landscapes

January 14 - February 23
Reception: Sunday, January 20, 2-4 p.m., Artist's Talk in the Gallery at 3 p.m.

Celebrated artist and educator Johnson taught in the Chicago Public School system for 30 years, and then was Director, Bureau of Art, at Chicago Public Schools for over five years. This show highlights some of his recent oil and acrylic paintings of landscapes, still lifes and depictions of people in various everyday settings.                                                                                                                     

March 4 - April 7
Concordia University Chicago Student Art & Graduating Art Minors' Show

View a special faculty-selected array of two- and three-dimensional art works created in spring and fall 2018 and spring 2019 art classes. A highlight of this exhibition is a designated area in the gallery celebrating the works of students graduating with a minor in art or graphic arts in the spring of 2019.

April 15 - May 11
Concordia University Chicago Graduating Senior Art Show

Graduating art majors in the areas of studio art, graphic arts, pre-art therapy and art education exhibit a wide variety of two- and three-dimensional works of art. Over 60 works will be highlighted. Come meet these budding stars and get inspired by their creativity and passion.

Summer 2019
Concordia University Chicago Art Faculty and Student Works

An informal summer art show featuring an eclectic sampling of works created in a variety of media produced by past and present art students. All student works were created in art classes at the University. Art faculty join in the fun by showing some of their recent works alongside their talented students. Come, check out what makes Concordia University Chicago’s Art Department so special.

About the Gallery

The Ferguson Art Gallery is located at Concordia University Chicago in Kretzmann Hall, just off Bonnie Brae and Thomas Streets in River Forest, IL. Bonnie Brae is one block west of Harlem Ave. Free parking is located in the parking structure on Bonnie Brae.

The gallery is directed by Concordia University Professor of Art, Chicago artist and arts advocate, BettyAnn Mocek, M.F.A. If you are interested in more information about an artist’s work or a particular exhibition, please contact Mocek at

If you are an established artist interested in exhibiting, please send a show proposal: 10-20 images (JPEGs or mailed DVD), resume, exhibition history and artist’s statement to:
Concordia University Chicago, Ferguson Art Gallery, c/o Professor BettyAnn Mocek, 7400 Augusta Street River Forest, IL 60305-1499.

Please note, exhibitions are scheduled up to two years in advance.