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.
Mejer’s watercolor “Take PC Open Book #4” was selected by Katherine Chang Liu, internationally renowned painter, teacher, curator, and juror; John Salminen, president of the International Masters of Watercolor Association; and Dean Mitchell, internationally acclaimed artist for inclusion in the National Watercolor Society (NWS) 100th International Open Exhibition, October 1, 2020 – January 30, 2021. Out of 1000 entries submitted, the jurors selected 100 for inclusion in the exhibit. Because of the pandemic, the exhibition will be online only and available to view on the NWS Exhibition website. A color catalog of the exhibition will be published.
Internationally acclaimed representational painter Linda Baker, from Charleston, S.C., selected Mejer’s watercolor “Take PC#17” for exhibition in the 47th Annual Rocky Mountain National Watermedia (RMNW) Exhibition, September 11, – October 24, 2020. Only 65 pieces were selected. The exhibition will be held at the Center for the Arts in Evergreen, Colo. The 2020 catalog will include a full-color image of each painting and an artist statement. Mejer also achieved Signature Member Status for having been juried into at least four National RMNW exhibitions.
Mejer was reelected as an officer to the National Watercolor Honor Society (WHS) Board for his 11th term. He previously served on the board for two terms as treasurer/membership and as president. He continues to serve as chair of the Watercolor NOW! Traveling Membership exhibition.
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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