ArtWorks Gallery

ArtWorks is James Madison University’s student–run gallery, exhibiting work by undergraduate and graduate students.

The gallery features moveable walls, hardwood floors, large windows, and a high, open ceiling with exhibits changing every two weeks or so.

Opening receptions are held from 5-7 p.m. on the first Monday of each show.

Hours (academic year only):
Monday–Thursday: 12–5 p.m.
Friday–Saturday: 12–4 p.m.
Closed Sunday

131 West Grace Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
(540) 568-7175

Rothstein’s First Assignment Public Screening:

Duke Hall Gallery Court, October 27

“Rothstein’s First Assignment”  by Richard Knox Robinson

October 20 – December 15, 2014

Opening Reception

October 20, 2014, 5:00pm – 7:00pm

ArtWorks Gallery will be opening its second show of the semesterMonday, October 20th, from 5:00-7:00 pm

Refreshments and light snacks will be provided. 

Parking is approved for those without parking passes in the surrounding lots including C6, C14 and R11 between the hours of 4:30 and 7:30 PM. No parking permits will be necessary. 

This show runs from October 20th-October 31st

Featured Artists:

Megan Hartsoe

The paintings deployed by Megan Hartsoe confront the issue of generalization that society has when looking at different cultures. The artwork demonstrated these generalizations and uses the reoccurring fabrics and patterns associated with them in search for recognition and change of public views.

Christopher Morales

captures the nightlife of our generation. The artificial escape to elation and the drugs that come with it. He envisions his work being sexy, sensual, and dark to the viewers. Particularly documenting the many women encountered from long nights in the city and their stories. He wishes to share what he found from their dazed lives and coked noses. Ideally to give the viewers a feeling of thrill, empathy and provocativeness.

Breana Quintero

Through digital photography, print design, and illustration, Breana Quintero examines how skin color and society effects our cultural and ethnic identity. She invites the audience to join her own self-exploration of how she and the people around her identify themselves.

Williejoe Landestoy

The displayed works of Williejoe Landestoy focuses on the social conditions that divide and alienate members of a community. The works are a product of various materials that produce a clashing aesthetic between playful and industrial. The concept of his work covers a range of topics that includes identity, sexuality, gender, and race.

*Note: This show includes nude subjects. ​This exhibit contains disturbing and sexually explicit content and may not be suitable for younger viewers.

ArtWorks Gallery, a part of the School of Art, Design, and Art History at James Madison University, is located at 131 Grace Street.

Hours for the gallery are Monday – Friday 12pm-5pm, Saturday 12pm-4pm, and closed Sunday.  If you have any comments or questions please email artworksgallery.updates@gmail.com

Fall 2014 Gallery Opening 3: Works done by Amy Leeth

Fall 2014 Gallery Opening 3: Works done by Shelby Hanson

Fall 2014 Gallery Opening 3: Works done by Kelsey Adams

Fall 2014 Gallery Opening 3: Works done by Jeremiah Morris

Fall 2014 Gallery Opening 2: Works done by Cameron Ritcher

Fall 2014 Gallery Opening 2: Works done by Gabby Chase

Fall 2014 Gallery Opening 2: Works done by Kara Sheehan

Fall 2014 Gallery Opening 2: Works done by Mariah Davis

ArtWorks Gallery will be opening its second show of the semesterMonday, October 6th, from 5:00-7:00 pm

Refreshments and light snacks will be provided. 

Parking is approved for those without parking passes in the surrounding lots including C6, C14 and R11 between the hours of 4:30 and 7:30 PM. No parking permits will be necessary. 

This show runs from October 6th-October 17th

Featured Artists:

Amy Leeth

Jeremiah Morris

Shelby Hanson

Kelsey Adams

ArtWorks Gallery, a part of the School of Art, Design, and Art History at James Madison University, is located at 131 Grace Street.

Hours for the gallery are Monday – Friday 12pm-5pm, Saturday 12pm-4pm, and closed Sunday.  If you have any comments or questions please email artworksgallery.updates@gmail.com

ArtWorks Gallery will be opening its second show of the semesterMonday, September 22nd, from 5:00-7:00 pm

Refreshments and light snacks will be provided. 

Parking is approved for those without parking passes in the surrounding lots including C6, C14 and R11 between the hours of 4:30 and 7:30 PM. No parking permits will be necessary. 

This show runs from September 22nd-October 3rd

Featured Artists:

Gabby Chase

The photographs of Gabby Chase display the dilapidation of buildings. She emphasizes her theme with extreme saturation and contrast in each photograph. 

Cameron Ritcher

Cameron is a multi-media artist and self-proclaimed glutton who seeks to portray the qualities of food visually. He also considers the effect of artificial ingredients, dyes, and preservatives. He has created paintings using kitchen spatulas and installations/sculptures with chewing gum, wine glasses and silverware.

Kara Sheehan

Kara Sheehan strives to create pieces that allow for emotional interaction with its viewers. She employs the use of repetition and symbolism to create a deeper psychological meaning in her pieces. Her works are primarily oil paint, though she uses fibers and drawing as well.  

Mariah Davis

Mariah Davis uses a variety of artistic media to explore the intertwining connections between humans, animals, and the environment. She hopes that her works will raise awareness about the effects of human actions on domestic animals, wildlife, and the rest of the natural world. 

ArtWorks Gallery, a part of the School of Art, Design, and Art History at James Madison University, is located at 131 Grace Street.

Hours for the gallery are Monday – Friday 12pm-5pm, Saturday 12pm-4pm, and closed Sunday.  If you have any comments or questions please email artworksgallery.updates@gmail.com

Fall 2014 Gallery Opening 1: Works done by Vanessa Web

Fall 2014 Gallery Opening 1: Works done by Lindsay Shaw