The mission of the O’Connor Art Gallery is to present timely, relevant and focused contemporary art exhibitions that foster critical and thoughtful dialogue across disciplines. Exhibitions are curated with the Dominican student body in mind, as they are meant to introduce students to new and innovative artistic concepts, practices and strategies.

Located in Lewis Hall, steps from many of the art department’s studios and classrooms, the gallery is particularly accessible to art students as a space for intimate engagement and reflection. In addition to at least three curated exhibitions per year, the gallery is the site of an annual juried student show and senior thesis exhibitions.

The gallery is open to the public during the academic year.

Questions? Contact Karen Azarnia, Gallery Director

Gallery Hours

Monday–Friday, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Saturday, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Call for Entries

Annual Juried Student Exhibition
March 20 – March 29, 2019
O’Connor Art Gallery, Lewis Hall 4th Floor
Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 20, 4-6 p.m.
Deadline for entry is Wednesday, March 13 at noon; open to all current DU students

ANNUAL is a juried student art exhibition that is open to all currently enrolled Dominican University students. Students may submit up to five works of art to be considered for inclusion by this year’s guest juror, Susannah Papish, Program Director at Spudnik Press and Co-Founder/Director at Boundary Projects.  Several awards, including prize money, will be given to chosen works of art at the top of their discipline on Wednesday, March 13 at 5 p.m.

Submission Deadline

Friday, March 13 at noon.
Complete the Entry Form and secure the form to the back of each submission. Please bring submissions to Lewis 404.

Submission Guidelines
  • All work must be ready to hang and install
  • Label all serial/sequential works as such
  • If special hanging/installation instructions are required, please submit diagram/info along with artwork
  • Will only be accepting 2D photo/works on paper in the following 3 sizes: 11 x 14 in., 16 x 20 in., 20 x 28 in.