QU Art Professor Featured in International and National Exhibitions
Several works of Quincy University’s Robert Lee Mejer, distinguished professor of art, have been selected for international and national exhibitions.
Juror Codie King, a ceramic artist of 40 years, selected Mejer’s watercolor “Take PC Open Book #3” for inclusion into the Abstract Only! 10th Anniversary National Exhibition at the WAILOA CENTER in Hilo, Hawaii. The exhibition will run from October 2-29, 2020.
International artist John Salminen selected Mejer’s watercolor “Take PC#29” for inclusion in this year’s 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 is available online at www.pittsburghwatercolorsociety.com.
Juror, Christina Lucas, exhibitions curator at the Pearce Museum of Corsicana, selected Mejer’s watercolor “Pinball” for inclusion into the Water Media National Juried Exhibition at the Dallas Metro Arts Contemporary. The show, which includes work from 36 artists representing 17 states, will run from October 6-31, 2020, with a closing reception on October 31, 6-7:30 p.m. A slide show of the exhibit is available to view at www.dmacontmeporary.com.
The International Watercolor Platform has invited Mejer to be an international member. Formed during the creation of the International Watercolor Museum in Fabriano, Italy, the Platform is a place where watercolorists can share information and creative ideas as well as show their work and communicate with others dedicated to the promotion of contemporary watercolor. The International Watercolor Platform’s vision and purpose are to improve the quality of watercolor and encourage its growth as an artistic medium. The Platform protects traditional techniques while at the same time encourages new ideas and cutting-edge technology for a new generation of artists. Mejer’s work has been on exhibit in the International Watercolor Museum for the last four years. The museum exhibits work from more than 80 watercolor communities from all over the world.
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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