Several works of Quincy University’s Robert Lee Mejer, distinguished professor of art, have been selected for several national and state exhibitions.
Mejer’s watercolor “Take PC #12” was chosen by juror, Wassan Al-Khudhairi, new chief curator at the Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis, Mo., for inclusion in the 28th Cedarhurst Biennial Exhibition at the Mitchell Museum-Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, in Mt. Vernon Ill. The exhibition will run from July 27 – October 6, 2019.
New Mexico artist, Jeanette Pasin-Sloan, selected Mejer’s watercolor “Variant: Crossroads” and monotype “Aqueous III” for the Professional Art Exhibition, Artisans Building during the Illinois State Fair, in Springfield Ill., August 8-18, 2019. The watercolor “Variant: Crossroads” received honorable mention in watercolors and third place in graphics.
Mejer’s watercolor “Pinball” was chosen by international artist, Dean Mitchell, for inclusion in the Watercolor U.S.A. 2019 Exhibition held at the Springfield Missouri Art Museum, in Springfield, Mo. from June 7– September 1, 2019.
Michael Lash, former director of public arts for the city of Chicago, selected Mejer as one of 150 artists to be included in the 2019 summer edition of the Studio Visit Book, which was received by 2,000 galleries, museum curators and art aficionados throughout the country.
Over the summer, Mejer received the Albert Nelson Marquis 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award in the 73rd edition of “Who’s Who in America”, the Princeton Elite Brush Award at the 2019 Missouri Watercolor Society International Exhibition awards ceremony and the James McNeil Whistler Merit Award for his painting “Take PC Open Book #2”. Mejer was honored for achieving the Master Status at the 2019 Transparent Watercolor Society of Americas 43rd Annual Exhibition in Kenosha, Wis.
The St. Louis Watercolor Society has invited Mejer to serve as Awards Juror for their Big Splash 2019 -22nd Annual Members Awards Exhibition this fall. Mejer recently served as Awards Juror for the 8th Annual JWCC Student Exhibition in the Heath Center Art Gallery.
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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