Winthrop University Galleries

Current & Upcoming Exhibitions

-M.F.A. Works in Progress- Morgana Faucett,
Grant Mahan, Bethany Salisbury

August 15 – September 26

Lewandowski Student Gallery

M.F.A. Works in Progress is an exhibition of works and research created by current M.F.A. candidates Morgana Faucett, Grant. Mahan and Bethany Salisbury in the Department of Fine Arts.


-Mutually Assured Seduction (MAS), Tamara LaValla 

September 12 – December 9

Rutledge Gallery

Mutually Assured Seduction (MAS) is a One-Woman Group Show, led by artist Tamara LaValla, exploring a real and persistent preoccupation with desire, order, progress and work. MAS resists the evanescent embrace of our ethereal, virtual world through the rigors of making. The resulting collaborative artifacts and ephemera — edible, malleable, consumable, sonic — are, at once, both timely and timeless.


Tamara LaValla earned her B.F.A. in Illustration from Syracuse University. She worked as an award-winning illustrator for the Herald newspaper in Rock Hill and co-founded Social Design House. She is currently a faculty member in the Department of Design at Winthrop and is a self-described OCD artist, and sometimes chocolate maker.


-Opening Reception for Mutually Assured Seduction

September 15, 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Rutledge, Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Galleries

Winthrop University Galleries presents an opening reception for Mutually Assured Seduction in the Rutledge and Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Galleries. Light refreshments will be served.


-Mutually Assured Seduction (MAS) Panel Discussion

October 5, 7 p.m.

Rutledge 119

Join Winthrop university galleries for a discussion about the collaboration for the exhibition Mutually Assured Seduction, a one-woman group show, led by artist Tamara LaValla.



October 4 – 24

Lewandowski Student Gallery

Courses in 2D design, 3D design, drawing, digital studio, and media studies comprise the bedrock of our fine art students' studio training. It is the Foundations Program that prepares students for excellence in craft, observation, critical thinking, innovation, and sensitivity to form, along with expectations for a rigorous work ethic. This exhibit represents outstanding works produced in the foundation-level courses within the Department of Fine Arts and serves to celebrate the efforts of both the students and the instructors.


-Art Education Exhibition

November 1– 14

Lewandowski Student Gallery

In this exhibition, art education students display a collection of interdisciplinary/community-based artworks created by K-12 students during their internship experience. This is a legacy art education exhibition that is connected to their capstone exhibition.


-Sacred Subversions - Grant Mahan

2022-2023 M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition I

November 22 – December 9

Lewandowski Student Gallery

The 2022-2023 Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) Thesis Exhibition I-IIII features new work by artists completing their graduate program in the Department of Fine Arts. Mahan’s Sacred Subversions exhibition questions the perspectives of the queer body through the medium of painting.


-Reception for Sacred Subversions

November 29, 5:30 - 7 p.m.

Lewandowski Student Gallery

Winthrop University Galleries presents an opening reception for Sacred Subversions in the Lewandowski Student Gallery. Light refreshments will be served.