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Online Annual Student Exhibition

A beloved tradition at the Frostic School of Art and Richmond Center for Visual Arts, the Annual Student Exhibition features work in a variety of media including painting, printmedia, photography, sculpture, ceramics, metals/jewelry, graphic design, video, performance, installation, intermedia, and product design. This year we received more than three hundred submissions from more than eighty-five students. Juried by South African artist Naomi van Niekerk, the 2020 online edition of our Annual Student Exhibition features nearly 100 works of art from all areas of study. 


The RCVA Galleries are closed for the remainder of the semester.

To our Students, Parents, Friends, and Supporters of the Richmond Center, 

We look forward to activating our galleries and welcoming you once again when the current Covid-19 situation improves. Currently the Richmond Center is closed and we have cancelled our exhibitions for the spring. We will present our student exhibition online beginning April 17 and will share more details soon. Naomi Van Niekerk’s exhibition Interval will be rescheduled at a later date. Please check back soon to view the full line-up of exhibition for the 2020-21 academic year. 

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2020-2021 Exhibitions

MIMI KATO: Wild Corporation
Albertine Monroe-Brown Gallery

Faith Wilding: Natural Parables
Albertine Monroe-Brown Gallery

Naomi van Niekerk: Interval
Rose Netzorg and James Wilfrid Kerr Gallery

Annual Faculty Exhibition
Albertine Monroe-Brown Gallery

Karen Bondarchuk: A Crow a Day
Rose Netzorg and James Wilfrid Kerr Gallery

Five Contemporary Ukrainian Photographers: Igor Chekachkov, Alexander Chekmenev, Eugeny Kom, Vitaly Fomenko and Lana Yankovska
Rose Netzorg and James Wilfrid Kerr Gallery

Annual Student Exhibition
Albertine Monroe-Brown Gallery

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News & Outreach

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The Expanded Print at Western Michigan University
John Link: Volume 32 no 3 Jan/Feb 2018

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Rebecca Thiele. January 25, 2018

Jack Carney and Curtis Rhodes at Monroe-Brown
John Link. April 7, 2017

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How Art Making Is Like World Building

Sarah Rose Sharp. January 30, 2017

WMU’s The Fine Print Interview
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Courtney Clancy. January 30, 2017

Crafting South African Identities Through Fashion

Sarah Rose Sharp. October 21, 2016



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Kalamazoo MI 49008-5213 USA

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Gallery Hours

Albertine Monroe-Brown Gallery
Netzorg and Kerr Gallery

September through April
Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday: noon to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday: noon to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: noon to 6:00 p.m.

May 1 through June 30
Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

DeVries Student Gallery

September through April
Monday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday - Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday: mostly closed
Sunday: mostly closed