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Phyllis Straus Gallery (CAB)

Floor PlanThe Phyllis Straus Gallery is a space for students to engage in the making of visual cultures, innovations, experimentation, and expression through exhibitions and events in contemporary art.Through juried and group exhibitions — as well as solo student showcasings made by appointment — Bachelors of Fine Arts students are given the opportunity to submit their work for potential selection for upcoming shows. Upon acceptance, works by these artists will be on display, accompanied by publication and press for the exhibition. Surrounding student exhibitions, collective events from artists, poets, musicians, and like-minded creative individuals will also take place. Above all, the Phyllis Straus Gallery is a center where openness, collaboration, creative inquiry, and the establishment of community is encouraged. We emphasize community to help provide a richer investment in learning and idea-sharing that we hope to see in a larger context around us.

Gallery Usage

The gallery will be open for documentation and personal student projects by appointment — through FABLabs’ reservation calendar — and, when possible, walk-ins are welcome. Collaboration is encouraged. Please always communicate with each other so that the space is most effectively utilized.

Protocol

As a communal space, respect for the gallery and the work within it should always come as the first priority. Everyone is expected to leave the space as they found it, which, according to each case, will include:

  • Sand, spackle, and paint walls — use tarps!
  • Sweep floors.
  • Clean off brushes, paint, spatula, etc.
  • Put everything back in the closet.
  • Turn off the lights.

All materials, including tarps, paint, spackling, sanding paper, brooms and brushes, etc, are provided. Please be mindful of the usage of these materials since our funding is limited, and let’s keep our storage room clean and organized. Works displayed in the gallery for exhibition should not be deinstalled without prior notification to the gallery staff. Please always treat each other with respect.

Contact

Christopher Watkins

Gallery Director
csw14c@my.fsu.edu

Brooke Huseby

Gallery Director
bhh12@my.fsu.edu

Michelle LeFrance

BFA Studio Manager
mdl09f@my.fsu.edu

Events and Opportunities

And Then There Was Flyer

Phyllis Straus Gallery Showcases BFA Exhibition, "And Then There Was"

February 17, 2015
And Then There Was is a collection of works that highlight the multiple disciplines practiced within the Bachelor of Fine Arts program. It features painting, video, sculpture, ...
And Then There Was Flyer

Phyllis Straus Gallery Showcases BFA Exhibition, "And Then There Was"

February 17, 2015
And Then There Was is a collection of works that highlight the multiple disciplines practiced within the Bachelor of Fine Arts program. It features painting, video, sculpture, bo ...
Art + Language Exhibition at Phyllis Straus Gallery

Art + Language Exhibition at Phyllis Straus Gallery

January 21, 2015
Art + Language is a content-rich all-media advanced studio course that explores the interplay between language and visual art. Readings and lectures on text-based visual art survey ...
Bad Art Show – The First BA Studio Art Thesis Exhibition

Bad Art Show – The First BA Studio Art Thesis Exhibition

November 18, 2014
Please join us in celebrating the public opening and reception at Phyllis Straus Gallery on Thursday, November 20th and Friday Nov 21st, 7-9PM. The second night will feature arti ...
Phyllis Straus Gallery: First and Last BFA October Show, 10/9, 7-9pm

Phyllis Straus Gallery: First and Last BFA October Show, 10/9, 7-9pm

October 8, 2014
This show will include works solely by FSU Art BFA students. It will include a pair (or series) of works that show one earlier work and one current or later work. These pairs wil ...