Closed for the Summer


The Bradley University Galleries are closed for the summer. The Galleries will re-open in August with an exciting new season of exhibitions and events. Please check back in soon for further information about up-coming events.

Have a great summer!

34th Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition

34th Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition
March 9 – April 20, 2013

Heuser Art Center, Prairie Center of the Arts, The Contemporary Art Center of Peoria,The Peoria Art Guild

Reception: March 9th
5-7pm – Heuser Art Center
5:30-7:30pm – Prairie Center of the Arts
6-8pm – Peoria Art Guild
6:30-8:30 Contemporary Art Center

Lecture: Stephen Goddard, 34th BI Juror
April 4th, 5:00pm – Horowitz Auditorium, Global Communications Center

The Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition is the second-longest running juried print and drawing competition in the country. Every two years it features the best contemporary graphic artwork from around the globe. All accepted artwork is featured in a full-color exhibition catalogue and on the exhibition website.

The 34th Bradley International features the work of 108 artists from across the globe. This years juror is Stephen Goddard, Senior Curator and Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas.

Killed by one man
Josh Winkler
South Bend, Indiana
etching with chine collé

34th Bradley International Awards

1st Place :
A Portrait of Five Women, Kingston, Jamaica
Shoshanna Weinberger – Newark, New Jersey

2nd Place :
Ericka Walker – Halifax, Nova Scotia

3rd Place :
Advent Understanding
Raleigh Chesney – Willamson, Georgia

Honorable Mention:

Night Call
Joshua McNolty – Rutherfordton, North Carolina

Crossed Paths, Arrangement #2
Victoria Star Varner – Georgetown, Texas

It Just Don’t Stick
Gordon Sherman – Hays, Kansas

A Certain Alchemy – Keith Carter

Open Hand, Keith Carter, © 2004
Courtesy of the Wittliff Collections, Alkek Library, Texas State University-San Marcos

Bunn Lectureship in Photography
A Certain Alchemy – Keith Carter

Heuser Art Center
January 24 – February 22, 2013
Lecture: February 14, 5 – 6pm, Horowitz Auditorium – Caterpillar Global Communications Center
Reception: February 14, 6 – 7:30pm

This program has been made possible by support from the Bradley Intellectual and Cultural Activities Committee and The Bunn Lectureship in Photography.

MFA Thesis Exhibitions


MFA Thesis Exhibition
Donald Mason
December 3 – 14, 2012
Hartmann Gallery
Reception: December 6th, 5-6:30pm

Very Good, a utilitarian experience

MFA Thesis Exhibition
Cassandra Lawlor
December 3 – 28, 2012
Studios on Sheridan
Reception: December 8th, 6-8:00pm

Studios on Sheridan Gallery Hours:

MA Thesis Exhibition

December 3 – 14, 2012
Heuser Art Gallery
Reception: December 6th,  6-7:30pm

An exhibition of MA Thesis artwork by Alicia Conway, Callie Farmer, and Kyle Brant-Goss will be on display December 3rd – 14th in the Heuser Art Gallery.  Join us for the exhibition reception December 6th starting at 6pm.

I saw the light was on – Mie Kongo

Heuser Art Gallery
October 1 – November 9, 2012
Reception: October 18, 6-6:30pm

An installation by ceramic artist Mie Kongo will be on display in Heuser Art Gallery October 1 – November 9, 2012.  A reception for the exhibition will take place Thursday, October 18th, 5:00-6:30pm.  The Chicago based artist developed this body of work while in residence at the European Ceramic Work Center in the Netherlands.

“My recent group of work from EKWC responds to the experience of being in and seeing a new environment.   I collected objects that drew my attention; these objects had a previous purpose or were part of a prior process and sometimes discarded.  I saw them in a new way, from a different point of view and transformed them into something different.”

Learn more about kongo at;

Read a review of Kongo’s Bradley exhibition at Daily Serving;

Sense of Place – Photographs by Mikhael Antone

Hartmann Center Gallery

October 1 – November 6, 2012
Reception: October 4, 5-6:30

Sense of Place, a series of photographs by Indiana artist Mikhael Antone will be on display in Hartmann Center Gallery October 1 – November 6, 2012.  A reception for this exhibition will be held October 4th, 5:00-6:30pm in the Hartmann Center Gallery.

“A Sense of Place speaks to our hopes, dreams and sense of identity based on place. The childhood landscape generally is thought to produce a primal landscape that one completely identifies with thus comparing further ideas of place in one’s future. When we are young we attach ourselves and become emotionally involved in these spaces. Places take on personality and identity. Memories get locked into these places even though they are of a different time.

In the series “Sense of Place” I focus on the spaces from my childhood. I photograph them as I try to remember a different time and place. I explore that sense of identity and coming of age within a particular landscape. I look for the emotions in the landscape and explore how these spaces have become almost stuck in their own past.” – Mikhael Antone

To learn more about the work of  Indiana photographer Mikhael Antone, visit her website at;

Redefining the Multiple – 13 Japanese Printmakers

Heuser Art Gallery
June 4 – August 30, 2012

Lecture: Sam Yates, Curator – August 30th, 5:00pm, Horowitz Auditorium – Global Communications Center
Reception: August 30th, 6:00 – 7:30pm, Heuser Art Gallery

Originating at The University of Tennessee Knoxville, Redefining the Multiple was curated by printmaker Hideki Kimura, of Kyoto City University of Arts, Kyoto, Japan and Sam Yates, Director of the Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. This exhibition features the work of 13 contemporary Japanese Printmakers, representing a diverse group of men and women ranging from early 20s through late 60s living and working in Japan. The featured artists utilize in their work printmaking techniques that widely range from sculpture, digital technology, installation, to traditional processes.

This exhibition has been made possible by the support of the Bradley University Intellectual and Cultural Activities Committee and Illinois Arts Council.

BFA Exhibitions

Prairie Center of the Arts
April 11 – May 12, 2012

Theresa Stoodley, Hillary Ray, Jacob Weise
BFA Exhibition: April 11th-15th
Reception: April 14th, 5:00-7:00pm

Damon Taylor, Theresa Moir, Vasiliki Tsagarakis
BFA Exhibition: April 19th-22nd
Reception: April 21st, 5:00-7:00pm

Amber Cancino, Marty Gniech, Christine Montgomery
BFA Exhibition: April 26th-May 2nd
Reception: April 28th, 5:00-7:00pm

Rachel Sylvan, Sarah Scott, Melissa Ritchey
BFA Exhibition: May 7th-12th
Reception: May 11th, 5:00-7:00pm

Prairie Center of the Arts
1506 SW Washington Street
Peoria, IL 61602

Gallery Hours: M-F, 10am-4pm

More information on Prairie Center of the Arts

MFA Thesis Exhibitions

An exhibition of graduate thesis work by Sara Stewart, Sarah Zaleski, and Kristopher Meyers will take place in Heuser Art Gallery May 1st-13th, 2012.

A reception will be held May 4th, 6:00pm-8:00pm in the Heuser Art Gallery.
Type & Space – Kris Meyers

Disorder – Sara Stewart

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Sarah Zaleski