Art Department

Graceland’s Department of Art and Design is a vibrant program with an interdisciplinary focus.  

Our department attracts gifted and motivated students who thrive in an environment that encourages autonomy and meaningful communication. As a team of professional relevant, accomplished and student focused faculty, we will help you build a dynamic interrelationship of ideas, processes and practices that are steeped in tradition with an emphasis on contemporary art and ideas.

Our small class sizes enable student-driven courses that help you promote your unique voice. We are a close-knit community that encourages meaningful engagement between studio, classroom, campus and community. As a part of our community, we will encourage you to take big risks in your creative work and develop a set of problem-solving skills that will help you succeed in a multitude of arts-centered careers. We will travel together to metropolitan areas to experience art first hand.

Our facilities in the Helene Center for the Visual Arts are open 24-hours to give you complete access to our extraordinary studios, equipment and materials. Our MAC computer lab is state of the art, and our sculpture, painting, drawing, non-toxic printmaking and ceramics studios are some of the best in the Midwest region. We have multiple student galleries and a professional gallery for visiting artists and senior exhibitions, and as a department we are committed to bringing in regional, national and international artists to exhibit on campus and work in partnership with you. 

Come create with us!

See what our students and alumni are creating.

For more information, please contact:
The Art Department
Karen Gergely, Assistant Professor of Art, Department Coordinator
Graceland University,
1 University Place, Lamoni, IA 50140 

Art Upcoming Events

AUG 27
Art Exhibit: Jolia Poltorak, "Visual Narratives from Greek Myths"
Start: Aug 27, 2018 12:00 PM End: Sep 28, 2018 5:00 PM Multi-Day Event

The Constance Gallery is pleased to be hosting "Visual Narratives from Greek Myths," an exhibition by Jolia Poltorak from Aug. 27 through Sept. 28. Join...

Homecoming Art Show: Anne Klingensmith
Start: Oct 5, 2018 12:00 PM End: Nov 2, 2018 5:00 PM Multi-Day Event
Winter Art Exhibition
Start: Nov 5, 2018 12:00 PM End: Dec 13, 2018 5:00 PM Multi-Day Event
JAN 14
Spring Exhibition: Dave Richmond
Start: Jan 14, 2019 12:00 PM End: Mar 8, 2019 5:00 PM Multi-Day Event