Hiram College

Gelbke Art Gallery

Gelbke Art Gallery

Described by one visitor as "a cultural jewel set in a beautiful rural landscape", the 1,200 square foot gallery is designed for the display of two and three dimensional artwork, as well as installation, video, and sound exhibitions. It features professional lighting, security, and archives.

  • 2021 Annual Juried Student Art Show

    The winners have been announced for our annual springtime competition! Once again, we are showcasing our exhibit virtually!

Professional Exhibitions

Exhibitions by regional, national, and international artists feature artwork that serve as models of technical mastery, formal sophistication, and intellectual engagement. Supporting the educational mission of the department and the college, exhibiting artists are invited to campus to speak at opening receptions and to interact with students and the wider community.

Employment Opportunities

Hiram’s Art & Design, Film Studies, and Photography students also have the opportunity to gain valuable professional experience working as gallery assistants. Doing so allows them to meet the professional artists displaying their work, practice secretarial and organization skills, and learn high quality display techniques for artwork.

Student Shows

Finally, they have the opportunity to exhibit artwork in our Annual Juried Student Show and the Annual Film Festival, competing for a variety of awards. Additionally, students may have the chance to display their artwork in their senior year in a senior class exhibition.