QU Art Professor Featured in International/National Exhibitions
Several works of Quincy University’s Robert Lee Mejer, distinguished professor of art, have been selected for international and national exhibitions.
St. Louis artist Marilynne Bradley, a faculty member at Webster University and the University of Missouri-Columbia, selected Mejer’s watercolor “Take PC #46” for the Steven Viorel Merit Award in the Hannibal Art Club 57th Annual 2021 Originale Professional Division. The exhibition was held at the Hannibal Arts Council Gallery, September 24 – October 30, 2021.
Mejer was selected to serve as the awards juror for the International Society of Experimental Artists (ISEA) Member Online Exhibition “Making Our Mark.” Award-winning artists and the exhibit will be posted on the ISEA website on February 15, 2022.
Juror Dean Mitchell selected Majer’s watercolor “Variant, Equilibrium” for inclusion in the 13th Biennial National Art Exhibition hosted by the Visual Arts Center in Punta Gorda, Florida, from February 18 – April 16, 2022, with an Awards Reception held on February 24.
Despina Tunberg, the curator of the World Wide Art Promotion, INC in Santa Barbara, Calif., selected Mejer’s watercolor “Variant: The Dance Around” to appear in the online art magazine “World Wide Art.” The artist bio, email and website link are included with the image. The link is sent to 30,000 gallery owners, 8,500 art dealers, 45,000 art collectors, 20,000 art organizations and is promoted on social media.
Juror Christina Lucas, the exhibition curator at the Pearce Museum of Corsicana, selected Mejer’s watercolor collage “Pinball” for inclusion into the Water Media National Juried Exhibition at the Dallas Metro Arts Contemporary. In addition, a slide show of the exhibit can be found on their website www.dmacontemporary.com.
International artist John Salminen selected Mejer’s watercolor “Take PC #29” for inclusion in Pittsburgh Watercolor Society 75th Aqueous International Open. The online exhibition includes 75 selected works representing 34 states and four countries. A guided tour of the exhibition can be viewed online by visiting their website, www.pittsburghwatercolorsociety.com.
The Indianapolis Art Center selected Mejer’s prints “Shuffle Dance” and “Variant 1 – PC #26 for exhibition in the 2021 Artwork Manifest New Editions: a Printmaking Exhibition, in IAC, Ind.
William Butler, executive director of the Contemporary Art Center of Peoria Ill., invited Mejer to have a one-person exhibition at the center from June 24-August 12, 2022, with a reception on July 16, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Mejer has been a distinguished professor of art, Gray Gallery Curator and Art Program coordinator at Quincy University since 1968. He is an Illinois artist, painter, printmaker, juror and visiting artist.
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