QU Art Professors Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Robert Lee Mejer, distinguished professor of art is celebrating his 50th anniversary as a professor of art at QU, founder of the Gray Gallery and more than 50 years as a practicing artist.
Pieces of Mejer’s work will be featured in his 50–Year Art Retrospective (1968-2018) Exhibit, Inscapes, at the Quincy Art Center in the Katherine Gardner Stevenson Gallery from March 16 – April 25.
A few selections by the late Jason Mejer, his deceased son, will also be shown. Jason Mejer taught graduate courses in the Education Department and studio classes in the Art Department for 10 years (2000-2010). Also featured is his deceased former wife, Mary Beth Mejer Dillard, who established the Quincy University Ceramics Program and taught in the Art Department for seven years (1969-1976).
In addition, Mejer’s artwork has been selected for international exhibition. Mejer’s watercolor, “Somewhere in Between” will be featured in the ninth annual Signature American Watermedia International Exhibition at the Fallbrook Art Center, Feb. 4 – April 15. He received the Don’t Spatter Me Award” for his watercolor, “Somewhere in Between” courtesy of Norm and Marlene Rantanen.Mejer’s watercolor, “Symphony of Shapes” will be included in the Missouri Watercolor Society’s 2018 International Exhibition in Qingdao, China, June 19 – July 5. 123 works were juried into the exhibition of artists from Canada, Norway, Greece, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, United States and China.
Mejer’s work for the Signature American Watermedia International Exhibition was chosen by Ratindra Das, distinguished master in the Transparent Watercolor Society of America, for inclusion. Only artists holding a Signature Membership Status in one or more U.S. watercolor/watermedia societies were eligible to compete. Up to 100 works were selected with only one work per artist accepted.