Several works of Quincy University’s Robert Lee Mejer, distinguished professor of art, have been selected for international and national exhibitions.

Mejer’s watercolor “Origins” was selected for inclusion in the Watercolor USA Honor Society 2020 Watercolor NOW! Invitations Exhibition, at the Margaret Harwell Art Museum in Poplar Bluff, Mo.

Exhibition jurors, David McEown CSPWC, Marc Gagnon SCPWC, and Carla Garnet, director, and curator at the John B Aird Gallery, selected “Variant-Checkmate #2” for inclusion in The Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolor 95th Open Water International Juried Exhibition 2020. The virtual international exhibition runs, November 1, 2020 – January 31, 2021, and can be viewed at

California artist, Katherine Chang Liu, selected “Variant: The Dance Around” for inclusion in the 12th Annual Signature American Watermedia International Exhibition-World of Watercolor 2021, at Fallbrook Art Center, Calif., February 13 – April 11, 2021.

Mejer’s “Take PC: Open Book #4” was selected for inclusion in the 2021 Miami University/ Ohio Department of Art Faculty and Alumni Exhibition, August 24 – December 11, 2021. The watercolor also received a Merit Award in the 26th Annual Mary S. Oakley and Lee Lindsay Artist Showcase 2020.

Mejer’s watercolor, “Take PC Open Book #3”, received an Honorable Mention Award in the National Abstract Only! 10th Anniversary Actual Exhibition at the Hawaii Island Art Alliance WAILOA Center in Hilo, Hawaii.

His watercolor, “Take PC #17”, received the Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff Merchandise Awards in the Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Actual Exhibition held at the Center for the Arts in Evergreen, Col.

Variant Checkmate #2

Mejer received the International Society Experimental Artist top honor as Master Fellowship (ISEA-MF) in recognition of his acceptance into ten juried international exhibitions.

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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