Ashley Hildebrandt, Student Gallery Coordinator, Campus Activities Center RSO and Outreach Student Coordinator
1000 E. University Ave
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-6340
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1000 E University Ave
Laramie, WY 82071
Mon-Thurs 7:00 am-12:00 am
Friday 7:00 am-1:30 am
Saturday 7:00 am-10:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm-12:00 am
Want to have an Exhibit in the Gallery 234?
The Gallery 234 accepts applications two times a year for exhibits, in late November for spring and summer shows and in late spring for fall shows. If you are interested in have a show please fill out the application below. If you have any questions check the frequently asked questions page or email the gallery coordinator email@example.com.
Gallery 234 is now accepting applications for Spring 2014!
Download Application (pdf)
Application is open to all artists and applications are due on Friday, November 8th, 2013 by 5p.m. There will be a folder in the Campus Activities Center, Lower Level, Wyoming Union for submission of completed application material. Completed application materials may also be sent to:
Gallery 234 Coordinator
Please note that the Gallery 234 advisory committee requires an artist statement and 15 photos/prints/views on a CD along with completed application before an exhibit will be considered. Applications will be reviewed in accordance with the gallery mission statement below:
This educational gallery provides a forum for the creative and critical expression of the visual arts and offers exhibitions of social responsibility and artistic substance for the diverse population at the University of Wyoming. The mission of Gallery 234 is to preserve, interpret, exhibit and make accessible works of art for the benefit of the community at large. Gallery 234 strives to challenge its visitors to acquire an appreciation of the arts and a greater under-standing of a variety of viewpoints.
Applicants will be notified of their status by the Gallery 234 Advisory Board as soon as possible.
For more information or questions please contact the Gallery Coordinator at (307) 766-6340.
Gallery 234 Artist Statement. [download pdf]
We give artists the opportunity to share their work with both the University and Laramie communities in a dynamic way. What this means for the artists that exhibit their work in Gallery 234, is that you have the opportunity to reach more people, and further promote your creative message. Below is an outline of an artist statement that will help the Gallery 234 Advisory Committee understand your creative intentions and find a way to best coordinate outreach based on your work. For more information, feel free to contact the gallery coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can your Exhibit promote community Service? [download pdf]
Gallery 234 is a “service through the arts” gallery. This means that we aim to promote artwork as a tool for community service and advocacy outreach. What this means for the artists that exhibit their work in Gallery 234, is that you have the opportunity to reach more people, and further promote your message. Below are some examples of how art has been used in this capacity in the past, but we are always open to new ideas. For more information, feel free to contact the gallery coordinator at email@example.com.
The subject forms the art
In October 2010, Gallery 234 commissioned a photographer to travel to New Orleans to photograph the city’s progress five years after Hurricane Katrina. The photos hung in the gallery, each with a small statement about the scene that allowed the audience to really understand the magnitude of what the artist had captured. The artist then chose to donate half of the money she made on photos sold to a charity in New Orleans. This type of project targets an issue, and then creates art around that focus.
Art that provides a direct benefit to the community
In Spring of 2011, Gallery 234 hosted a series of workshops to create blankets for Project Linus, a nonprofit organization that provides handmade blankets to children who are very ill, or have experienced other trauma. While this is not a traditional gallery function, it was a project that used art at a very basic level to help others. Any project that focuses on using an art form to directly benefit others, or advocate for the benefit of others is a wonderful compliment to our gallery and its mission.
Art as a gateway to advocacy
With the above mentioned photography exhibit about Hurricane Katrina, when the artist returned, and the gallery was hung, Gallery 234 coordinated two outreach sessions for the artist to talk about her time in New Orleans, and the work she had done. This provided the artist the opportunity to discuss her personal experiences with the project, as well as tell the stories of those she met along the way. It was also a way to spread the word about a community of people who were in need of help.
Art in conjunction with other media
In many instances, Gallery 234 has worked with outside organizations to create complimentary events. For example, in Spring of 2011, Gallery 234 worked with the SLCE (Service through Leadership and Civic Engagement) office on campus to display the work of the Beehive Collective, a group of artists who work to use their art as tools to advocate for issues throughout the world. In conjunction with the gallery exhibit, the SLCE office hosted members of the Beehive Collective in a roundtable discussion of how art can be a tool for change.