Upcoming Exhibitions and Events

Due to the COVID-19 public health crisis, the physical space of the James K. Schmidt Gallery is closed during the fall 2020 semester.  Both scheduled professional exhibitions for the fall may be viewed as online exhibitions.

September 1 – January 31, 2021

In the Presence of Nature:  Paintings by Carolyn Lord

An online exhibition

Prominent California-based painter and Principia College alumna (C’78), Carolyn Lord, is primarily a plein air artist.  While at Principia she studied with nationally-recognized watercolorist and professor James Green.  After college, Lord was influenced by the 20th Century California Watercolor Style of Millard Sheets and his peers which often features bold color and strong design. As her painting career developed, some aspects of Tonalism and Impressionism were integrated into her work. She is inspired by the regional landscape and is best known for her garden paintings.



November 3 – February 28, 2021

Conceptual Reveries: A Survey of Multi-media Works by Jim Sconyers, 2003-2020

An online exhibition

Virginia-based artist Jim Sconyers, Jr. works in a variety of media, including printmaking, photography, digital media, and sculpture.  In 2002, he received his MFA in Printmaking with Distinction from Indiana University’s Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts. Since that time, his work has been selected for both national and international exhibition.  He is associate professor of art and chair of the Department of Art and Art History at Mary Baldwin University in Staunton, Virginia.



January 25 – February 6, 2021

PGTI exhibition: Aaron Cranford: New Work

Opening reception: Tuesday, January 26, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Aaron Cranford graduated with a B.A. in Studio Art from Principia College in May 2020.  He is the 2020-2021 post-graduate intern for the Department of Art + Art History at Principia.



February 16 – March 27, 2021

Air to Air: Mixed-media Works by Jane Barrow

Opening reception: Tuesday, February 16, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Artist’s Talk: Tuesday, February 16, 8:00 p.m., Wanamaker Hall

Jane Barrow received her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA, with distinction, from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.  A painter and mixed-media artist, she heads the painting area at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, where she is a professor and was tenured in 1999.  Her work has been featured in major solo and invitational venues, and she has received awards in national exhibitions juried by artists Jack Beal, Faith Ringgold, and Lennart Anderson, among others.



April 6 – 14, 2021

21: Annual Principia College Juried Student Exhibition

Opening reception: Tuesday, April 6, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.



April 20 – May 15, 2021

Senior Capstone Exhibitions

Opening reception I: Tuesday, April 20, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Opening reception II (if needed): Tuesday, May 4, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.