Showcasing the rich diversity of visual art.

The Ferguson Art Gallery at Concordia University Chicago features the works of established and up-and-coming Chicago-area artists throughout the year, including special events celebrating African-American perspective, Hispanic heritage, women’s history and Chicago Artists’ Month.

The Current Season


Fragility of the sacred

by Beth Shadur

Jan. 11 - Feb. 20, 2021

International artist Beth Shadur’s current series of paintings integrates idea, text and visual images, with the theme of fragility. Recently facing the loss of her mother, and father along with her sister to rare forms of cancer. This theme has been present in her life in many aspects. Beth is looking at the fragility of the wider environment too as well as our own lives, both in terms of physical and emotional.

Our stewardship of the earth proves increasingly important.  For many years, her work has addressed the fragility of nature, and her vast love for it. The works exhibited here are also a result of a residency at the Harfnarborg Art Museum in Hafnarjordur, Iceland.

The Gallery is closed to the public but open to on campus students, faculty and staff.

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Water, Water Everywhere

by Laura M. Coyle

Oct. 26-Dec. 13

Recent Paintings and Drawings  

View Chicago fine artist and graphic designer Laura Coyle’s vibrant artworks on display. Her color palettes use lively brushstrokes in oil, acrylic, water color, pastel and pencil. Laura has always lived within a mile of Lake Michigan. These works honor her respect, love and fascination with the Great Lakes.

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Graduating Art Majors Show

Graduating art majors in the areas of studio art, graphic arts, pre-art therapy, game art and art education exhibit a wide variety of two- and three-dimensional works. Although this show was unable to be presented in person, you can still view the hard work of our students online.

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The gallery is directed by CUC professor of art, Chicago artist and arts advocate, BettyAnn Mocek, M.F.A. She is recognized for her work with the Chicago Coalition of Artists, the Chicago Society of Artists and the Midwest arts community. If you are interested in more information about an artist’s work or a particular exhibition, please contact her 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.

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


Monday through Friday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.


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

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