Student Art Gallery

Purpose

The purpose of the Student Art Gallery is to provide a public space to display rotating collections of Campbell student and alumni artwork within Wiggins Memorial Library. We believe that art is present in all academic disciplines and are committed to displaying student work representing a spectrum of subjects across campus.

History

The idea for the Student Art Gallery stemmed from a careful review of library user feedback conducted through a campus-wide survey in 2018. Several years later, Wiggins librarians capitalized on an opportunity to renovate the library's second floor by incorporating a Student Art Gallery into the plans. A guiding principle of the entire renovation project was to create a library space that centers students, showcasing their work and allowing students to see themselves reflected in this environment. To do this, we incorporated student voices throughout the renovation project, including a collaboration between librarians and HONOR 207: Inventions and Innovation, where students, using the design thinking process, impressed with a professional-grade proposal for this versatile gallery space. In Fall 2021, construction was complete!

The Wiggins Gallery, managed by librarian Dan Maynard, is located on the second floor of Wiggins Memorial Library. We encourage you to visit and view our rotating exhibits featuring student and alumni artwork representing a diversity of disciplines across Campbell University.

Special thanks to HONOR 207 students and faculty involved in dreaming up this space:

  • Maggie Horvath, Former Assistant Professor of Art
  • Grace Larner, Student
  • Camden Lee, Student
  • Ariel Rios, Student

Collection Policy

Artwork must be created by a Campbell student or alumnus. A Release Form must be signed in order for the artwork to be displayed within Wiggins Memorial Library.

Types of Exhibits

  • Juried - Open call for submissions, jury selects which submissions will be displayed in the gallery
  • Group - Whole classes or groups are invited to share their works all together
  • Invitational - Specific students are invited to share their work
  • Transitional - Retrospective student art pieces from the Wiggins Memorial Library archives are displayed

Gallery Pictures

Current Exhibit

Rachel Dickerson

Interested in having your artwork shown?
Email maynard@campbell.edu