Moon Gallery

The Moon Gallery


The Moon Gallery is the public face of the Art Program. Housed in the Moon building, which is in the center of the main campus and home to the Art Program, the Moon Gallery presents exhibitions that are relevant, meaningful and inspiring for students taking classes in Moon. Exhibitions and programming are developed to engage visitors and members of the Berry community as well. 

All are welcome to experience the visual arts firsthand!

Six solo or group exhibitions by professional artists from the region and across the United States are shown throughout the academic year. In addition to presenting work, artists have the opportunity to interact with students through public talks, classroom critiques, and/or workshops. 

Students taking classes in the Art Program also have the opportunity to exhibit their artwork in the Moon Gallery. In the fall term, determined by faculty and peer review, students can show current work in the Select show. Every Aprill, students can apply with work from both fall and spring terms to be included in the Annual Student Honors Show, which is determined by an outside juror, who is a noted, usually mid-career, artist. Finally, the Moon Gallery provides the setting for the Senior Thesis exhibition, the capstone requirement for students completing their BA in Art with a studio art concentration. 

Showings

Those interested in showing in Moon should contact the gallery director Brad Adams via email: badams@berry.edu with a brief exhibition proposal, examples of work, CV, and artist's statement (or by URL link). In an effort to promote diversity, the Moon Gallery seeks to present a range of voices but with special attention to women and underrepresented communities. The gallery shows work by artists at different stages of their career that is cohesive and marked by a clear vision and material investment. Work is also sought that relates to program offerings that include: ceramics (functional and sculptural), painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, digital imaging and design. Installations. artist’s books, tapestry and animation have also been featured recently. In addition, the Moon Gallery is interested in showing work that fosters a dialogue with other academic disciplines or with the community. Finally, as the college is located on 27,000 acres, art that engages with the natural environment and issues of sustainability are also of interest. 

The Moon Gallery is an inviting space on the ground floor of Moon, which is wheel chair accessible from the back parking lot. The gallery is well equipped with track lighting and provides approximately 130 feet of wall space (white sheet rock, 7’ 5” to 8’10” high)  and 1600 square feet of floor space. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm and by appointment. 

This floor plan PDF of the Moon Gallery are compliments of Atlanta artist Seana Reilly

Directions

Once you exit the Welcome Center, take your first left and proceed to the end of road (our stadium will be in front of you). Turn right and bear to the right as you approach Moon, the first building on the right (you will see kilns under an awning). Parking is available on the sides and back of the building. The Moon Gallery is just through the double set of doors in the center of the building (near the wheel chair ramp and covered parking spots).