M. G. Nelson Family
What Art Feels Like
curated by Rosemary Buffington, representing the Educational Center for the Visually Impaired
June 1 - 29, 2019
Participants have the opportunity to touch original works of art. This inclusive exhibition includes sculpture, ceramics, paper, fiber, painting, wood and wall pieces that participants can experience through touch and sound. The wall text and labels in the gallery are accessible through large-print versions, Braille, and GPS activated audio tours provided by Sensible Innovations .
Pathways to Watercolor
by Sandy Meyer, Robert Mejer, and Rod Buffington
April 5 - 27, 2019
Guest Curated by Rod Buffinton
Illinois Prairie Pastel Society Annual Member's Exhibition
March 3 - 30, 2019
New works by the members of the local Pastel Society
Central Illinois Scholastic Competition
January 27 - February 21, 2019
This annual exhibition features the top award winning works by high school students from across central Illinois.
Art is Exceptional
January 5 - 25, 2019
Artwork created by SPS 186 students with special needs
November 30 - December 22, 2018
This is an exhibition featuring glass work by many regional artists.
November 2 - 24, 2018
This is an exhibition featuring local artist Corrin Artwork-Corrin Smithson McWhirter the recipient of the Springfield Area Arts Council Rosie Richmond Artist Advancement Award showing along side award-winning Michigan based artist Nicole Maury.
Sangamon Watercolor Society Annual Exhibition
October 3 - 27, 2018
Vachel Lindsay: Poet, Artist, Visionary
September 7 - 27
This is a collaborative exhibit between the Springfield Art Association, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, the Vachel Lindsay Association, the Sangamon Valley Collection of the Lincoln Library, the Illinois State Museum, and the Vachel Lindsay Home State Historic Site
Shapes of Influence 2018
Juried by Simon Levin
August 3 - September 1, 2018
Juried By Simon Levin
Through the Eyes of John Starr Stewart
July 13 - 28, 2018
Curated by Curtis Mann, Stephanie Martin, and Sarah Adams.
MFA Exhibition of Jamie Kemp
June 18 - 30, 2018
This exhibition of beautifully researched botanicals includes a history of cotton and an original board game that utilizes botanicals for both good and evil, healing and murder.
The New Golden Book Art Competition
June 8 - 16, 2018
In partnership with the works by the Illinois Bicentennial Coordinating Committee of Springfield.
Liturgical & Sacred Art
April 27 - May 26, 2018
Best of Show: Felicia Olin
First Place: Susan Gaylord
Second Place: Laurie Wohl
Third Place: Dennis McGeary
May 10 - June 27, 2019
Sponsored by Thomas and Susann Spada
Featuring Thom Whalen and Kevin Veara
herFlag by Marylin Artus
2020 Marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution. 36 States ratified it into law. To celebrate, Marilyn Artus will travel the path of ratification and collaborate with a female artist in all 36 states. Come celebrate women's history and see the sewing of Judith Mayer's Illinois stripe onto her flag.
SAA Collective Members Exhibition
November 7 - December 22, 2018
The gallery will be filled with new works by all the SAA Collective artists.
Opening Minds Through Art (OMA)
November 9, 2018
OMA is a Scripps intergenerational art program for people with dementia that is aimed at promoting their social engagement, autonomy, and dignity through the experience of creative self-expression.
Jed Leber Memorial Exhibiton
November 8, 2018
The SAA Collective will host a one-night memorial exhibition to honor and remember artist Jed Leber, a friend and ally to the Springfield visual arts community. In addition to the one-night exhibition of Jed’s work in the SAA Collective, his work will also be featured at the SAA Collective BackDOOR Gallery throughout November and December.
September 7 - November 1, 2018
Featuring Dick Folse, Bob Dixon, and Sheri Ramsey
Sponsored by Debra Nickelson Smith & J Chris Smith, Ellis Arjmand & Family and Don & Sheri Ramsey
Exhibition Support Provided by The Taylor Family and Tom & Suzann Spada
In Black and White: Art Meets Writing Juried Exhibition
August 3 - 30, 2018
Devoid of color but full of content, Artists and writers will be partnered for a unique exhibition in black and white.
A print catalog will be created of this exhibition.
Read the prose here.
Juror's Artist Awards
First: Dong Kyu Kim for American Stitches #5
Second: Kristina Aas for Pelt IV
Third: Brad Venable for Infectious
Juror's Writer Awards
First: Thea Chesley for Cyprinus Carpio
(Based on Carpe by Earle Smith)
Second: Mark Russillo for Unfettered Access
(Based on Communication by Jacomijn Steen’)
Third: Thea Chesley for It Is
(Based on It Is by Bernie White Hatcher)
Images of Illinois Photography Contest 2018
July 5 - 29, 2018
in partnership with the Illinois Times and Sponsored by CherryBerry Springfield, PSC Digital, and microPOWER Computer Systems.
Exhibition Support Provided by Tom and Suzann Spada
Click here for more information and results
Persons of Interest
May 11 - June 28, 2018
Featuring Michelle Smith and Phil Locascio
Reception included a display from the Bonsai Society of Springfield
March 9 - May 3, 2018
featuring David Brodsky, John Hayes, and Gary Beaumont
Exhibition Support provided by Gregory P. Sgro
January 12 – March 1, 2018
featuring Joan Burmeister, Carolyn Owen Sommer, and Teri Zee
Sponsored by Don and Carole Walton
LARGE WORKS / small works
SAA Collective Gallery
420 South 6th Street
Springfield, IL 62701
Located in the H.D. Smith Gallery
In the Hoogland Center for the Arts
Tuesday - Wednesday 10 AM - 5 PM
Thursday - Saturday NOON - 7 PM
SAA Main Campus
School of Art (Studios),
Michael Victor II Art Library,
M.G. Nelson Family Gallery, and Edwards Place
700 North 4th Street
Springfield, IL 62702
Monday - Friday 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday 10 AM - 3 PM