Concordia Experience

Art Exhibit Schedule

2019-2020 Season

"CityScapes: An intimate view of everyday places and spaces" by Maria Gedroc

August 14-September 29
Reception: September 15 from 2-4 p.m.; Artist's Talk in the Gallery at 3 p.m.

“My paintings celebrate the spirit and inner beauty of the seemingly commonplace urban environment in which we live. The content of these paintings is influenced by my love of architecture, old and new, and the beautiful shapes and colors that emerge from it when contrasted by its surroundings, natural and man-made.”

"Beyond Green Fences" by Julie Sulzen

October 7 - November 9
Reception: October 13, 2-4 p.m.; Artist's Talk in the Gallery at 3 p.m.

“This show will highlight natural wonders that go beyond green construction fences and gentrification to showcase how nature decides its own way of ‘greening’ an urban area with seasonal revitalization and renewal.”

"The Photogram – It's Not an X-ray!" by Dan Zamudio

November 15 - December 13
Reception: November 24, 2-4 p.m.; Artist's Talk in the Gallery at 3 p.m.

“My exhibition will focus on reintroducing one of the traditional darkroom techniques to a digital age, the photogram. A photogram is created without a camera using only light sensitive paper and a darkroom enlarger. The final product is always a mystery. Most importantly, each print is always unique.” 

"Eternity, A Moment – Geer Tu’s Travel Record" by Geer Tu

January 13 - February 22
Reception: Monday, January 13, 11:30 a.m. (after Chapel) in the Ferguson Art Gallery

Visiting Chinese Teacher of fine art, art marketing and management exhibits his digital paintings, photographs and ink drawings. Geer Tu is interpreting the urban landscapes of Chicago, New York and Los Angeles. A videotaped talk by the artist will also be on view in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition.   

Concordia University Chicago Student Art Show

March 1 - March 29
Reception: Monday, March 2, 11:30 a.m. (after Chapel) in the Ferguson Art Gallery

View a special faculty-selected eclectic array of two- and three-dimensional art works created in spring and fall 2019 and spring 2020 art classes. Students from many majors are represented. A designated area will also highlight the works of students graduating with an art minor. 

Concordia University Chicago Graduating Senior Art Show

April 6 - May 9
Reception: Sunday, April 26 in the Ferguson Art Gallery

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. Over 60 works will be on display. Student artists’ names will be provided on price sheets in the gallery, if you are interested in contacting a particular student to make arrangements to view the show with them at another time.                                                                                                     

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.