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Phyllis Straus Gallery (CAB)

The 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.


GaFloor Planllery Usage

The gallery will be open for documentation and personal student projects by appointment — through FAB Labs’ 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.


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.


April Webb

MFA/BFA Studio Manager

Events and Opportunities

Phyllis Straus Gallery Presents Exhibition: Weather Systems

August 30, 2018
Weather Systems is a group exhibition featuring interactive installation work by FSU's BFA students. ...

Phyllis Straus Gallery Summer Session

June 14, 2018
Phyllis Straus Gallery is excited to announce that they will be holding four shows during this summer ...

Current Exhibition New Memory at Phyllis Straus

March 20, 2018
Premiering March 9th, New Memory aims to explore the moments captured in time by antique and used ephemera. This exhibition features printed works, installations, and found object ...
FSU Alum and Guest Artists: Pottery Barn, an exhibition at the Phyllis Straus Gallery

FSU Alum and Guest Artists: Pottery Barn, an exhibition at the Phyllis Straus Gallery

May 29, 2014
***This event has been postponed. A new date will be posted as soon as more information becomes available*** Pottery Barn: an evening exhibition of installation and performance wo ...
Phyllis Straus Gallery Dedication - Thursday, February 20th at 5:30PM

Phyllis Straus Gallery Dedication - Thursday, February 20th at 5:30PM

February 19, 2014
You are invited to the dedication of a new gallery in the Carnaghi Arts Building, named for artist, alumna and long-time FSU Academic Art Advisor Phyllis Straus who ...