Fred Parker Giles Gallery

The Fred Parker Giles Gallery, named for a distinguished past Professor of Art, is located off the main lobby of the Campbell Building and is the most important venue for the display of art in Richmond. Spacious, well-lit, and flexible, the gallery extends through two levels and can accommodate large or even multiple exhibits. Curated by faculty of the Department in rotation on an annual basis, the gallery changes exhibits approximately once a month.

The gallery's schedule throughout the year includes installations of faculty and student work from Eastern, in particular the BFA student show each term, as well as collections on loan from other schools in the region or traveling exhibits engaged from artists and other sources throughout the country.

Gallery Hours:






11:15 - 5:15

11:00 - 12:15

11:15 - 3:00

1:00 - 5:00

10:00 - 4:00


1:00 - 5:30      


Giles Gallery Show Schedule for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017

 8.29.16  – 9.23.16

Upper Gallery:

Port Starboard, and Everything in Between, sculptures by Rob Millard-Mendez. Mr.  Millard –Mendez, Chair of the Department of Art at the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville, Indiana, was born in Lowell, Massachusetts,  a city with an incredible industrial past which fostered in him a fascination with late-nineteenth century mechanical technology which is reflected in his  preoccupation  with process and craft

Lower Gallery:

Beautyphotography by Morgan Ford Willingham. Her works represents an  on-going series of photographs and sculptures exploring how natural beauty is masked by cosmetics.


10.3.16 – 10.26.16, Reception 10/6/16 from 5:00 – 7:00

Both Galleries:

Rebirth, A National Juried Graphic Design Exhibition of Undergraduate Work.  Hosted and organized by the Graphic Design Program and EKU AIGA (Graphic Design student organization) in the Department of Art and Design. This exhibition will showcase the best of emerging talent in the field.


10.31.16  – 11.18.16:

Currents,a two-person exhibition by Georgetown College Professors of Art Darrell Kincer, (photography) and Daniel Graham(sculpture)


12.4.16 – 12.15.16

Both Galleries: Bachelor of Fine Art ExhibitionOpening reception: 12.4.1,6 2:00 - 4:00

Graduating Bachelor of Fine Arts students in the Department of Art and Design will exhibit works in a variety of media


1.23.17 - 2.22.17

Order and Chaos Chautauqua National Juried Exhibition

Opening Reception: 1.26.16, 5:00 - 7:00Annual National Juried Exhibition jointly sponsored by Chautauqua Lecture Series and the Department of Art & Design.  Juried byRobert L. Croker.Interested artists are invited to apply on line through CAFÉ.  Inquiries may be made to Esther Randall, Giles Gallery Director at


3.6.17 - 4.3.17

Bluegrass Regional High School Exhibition

Closing Reception: 4.2.17, 2:00 - 4:00

Hosted by the Department of Art & Design at Eastern Kentucky University and the Kentucky Art Education Association, this show features the region’s most creative young artists from grades 9-12.  Participating schools include Anderson, Bell, Bourbon, Boyle, Casey, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Estill, Fayette, Franklin, Garrard, Jackson, Jessamine, Knox, Laurel, Lee, Lincoln, Madison, McCreary, Mercer, Owsley, Powell, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Russell, Scott, Wayne, Whitley, and Woodford.


4.10.17 - 4.23.17

Art Student Association Annual Juried Exhibition

Closing reception: 4.23.17, 2:00 - 4:00

4.30.17 - 5.11.17

Bachelor of Fine Art Exhibition

Opening reception: 4.30.17, 2:00 - 4:00

Graduating Bachelor of Fine Arts students in the Department of Art and Design will exhibit works in a variety of media