2016-17 Season

Fall 2016
September 2 - October 9

Friday, September 2
6-8 pm Opening Reception in Smoyer Gallery
Beehive Design Collective Lecture in Olin Recital Hall 6:30

Beehive Design Collective
Olin Gallery

Beehive Design Collective

The Beehive Design Collective is a wildly motivated, all-volunteer, activist arts collective dedicated to "cross-pollinating the grassroots" by creating collaborative, anti-copyright images for use as educational and organizing tools. The organization works anonymously by crediting every graphic to the collective as a whole. They work to find creative ways to collaborate and make both the local and global vision of the Beehive a reality. They create graphics, share stories, tour with the work, connect with local to global efforts, and shape the collective experience together. Project Mesoamerica consists of 8 initiatives to "strengthen regional integration and promote economic and social development." The True Cost of Coal Project consists of a mural depicting what happens to the communities built around the coal industry and how coal is affecting the planet. So far, The Beehive Design Collective has gone to the Appalachian Mountains, Alaska, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, and the Netherlands to show the True Cost of Coal and educate citizens and companies. The organization is taking the True Cost of Coal Project to Detroit next.

October 28 - December 11

Friday, October 28
6:00 pm lecture in Olin Gallery
6:30-8:30 pm Opening Reception in Smoyer Gallery
Sunday, November 13
4:00pm Gordon Marsh Lecture and Recital

Gordon Marsh , Brent Adkins and Hannah Robbins
Olin Gallery

Place ++ Space ++ map

"Music has always sent out lines of flight, like so many 'transformational multiplicities', even overturning the very codes that structure or arborify it; that is why musical form, right down to its ruptures and proliferations, is comparable to a weed, a rhizome." - Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, A Thousand Plateaus

  Enter into an alliance with Gordon Marsh (musician), Brent Adkins (philosopher), and Hannah Robbins (mathematician), creators of an interdisciplinary response to Deleuze and Guattari's philosophical piece, "1837: Of the Refrain." Motifs and counterpoints from Robert Schumann's Fantasy Pieces, the 1837 piano composition inspired by E. T. A. Hoffman's stories of the same name (1814-1815)-inspired in turn by Jacques Callot's seventeenth-century etchings-provide the "lines of flight" guests will multiply and transform as they contribute to, and manipulate, the exhibition's infinitely shifting topology of words, sounds, and images.

Waiting for a Sign
Smoyer Gallery

tazasproject design

The Tazasproject is an inventive group run by the French artists Guillaume Beinat and Alexandre Suné. Since 2008, Tazasproject has worked in collaboration with invited artists to create works over platforms of graphic design, physical object design and digital technology. Recently the Tazasproject have been extensively working in the media of Augmented Reality and will be creating a site-specific audience participation installation in Smoyer Gallery.
Their iPhone App TazasPlayGround has allowed them to integrate AR technology into a wide range of products, including: t-shirts, posters, postcards, and product packaging; produced in limited edition and sold in stores and museum across Europe or huge city as New York or Tokyo. Augmented Reality integration has allowed them to convert their static objects into digitally interactive creations. 

January 27 - February 26

Friday, January 27
6-8 pm Opening Reception in Smoyer Gallery
6:30 pm Juror Awards Announcement in Olin Gallery

2017 Biennial 
Olin and Smoyer Galleries

2017 Biennial Jurors

Joanne CassulloJoanne Leonhardt Cassullo is the President and Director of  The Dorothea L. Leonhardt Foundation, Inc.  and serves on the board of the Whitney Museum of American Art, Creative Time in New York City, the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX., the Program Advisory Committee of the Nasher Sculpture Center, in Dallas, TX and Roanoke College from which she received a Bachelor of Liberal Arts Degree in English, Elementary School Education and Fine Arts in 1978.

In 1983-84, Cassullo was awarded a Helena Rubinstein Fellowship in Museum Studies at the Whitney Museum where she co-organized two exhibitions for their branch museums. She has also received the Aperture Foundation Award for Philanthropy(2007), the Roanoke College Medal (2008) and the Fort Worth Country Day School Falcon Star Award (2014) for her contributions to the field of contemporary and emerging art.

Cassullo has served as a juror for the Skowhegan Artists Awards (1999); the Lower Manhattan Cultural Center Artists-In-Residence Studio Awards (2004); the Victory Arts Juried Competition in Dallas, TX (2007); and she has served on the Nominating Committee for the Meadows Prize at Southern Methodist University (2009 - 2014).

Additionally, Cassullo has participated on panel discussions in NYC on the topics of contemporary art and contemporary art museums, and she has worked on art exhibitions including most recently, For All the World To See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights at the International Center of Photography in NYC (2010), where she was the Visual Research Assistant to the curator of the exhibition, Maurice Berger.

  She is also freelance writer on fine and decorative arts and her articles have appeared in the Harvard Business Review, Countryside, NEXT, Flair, Artspace and Miami Home among other publications.

Beth DeWoodyBeth Rudin DeWoody, daughter of the late real estate developer Lewis Rudin and the late Gladyce Begelman, is a native of New York.  Ms. DeWoody is married to renowned photographer, Firooz Zahedi.  Mr. Zahedi recently published a photograph book on Elizabeth Taylor called "My Elizabeth".  Ms. DeWoody studied at the University of California at Santa Barbara where she majored in anthropology and film studies, and completed her studies at the New School for Social Research in New York City where she received her B.A. in Liberal Arts. 

Ms. DeWoody's works include working in Africa as an Assistant Director of the TV series "Born Free" and as Production Assistant for the movie films "Annie Hall", "The Front" and "Hair".  She also was co-producer of the musical production "Enter Juliet".  She also was the executive producer of the documentary "Who Gets To Call It Art", directed by Peter Rosen, about Henry Geldzahler.  She is also a contributing editor for the magazine "Hamptons Cottages and Gardens".

After working at Rudin Management part time between film assignments, leasing apartments and in the accounting department, Beth joined the company full time in 1982 as a managing agent.  She then worked in the Commercial Department helping to lease retail space. 

 Ms. DeWoody is now President of The Rudin Family Foundations and Executive Vice President of Rudin Management Company. 

  Ms. DeWoody also curated many shows for several different art galleries between New York City, New Orleans, London and Vermont including "Inspired" at Steven Kasher Gallery, "Hunt & Chase" at Salomon Contemporary in East Hampton, "Pink Show" at Sarah Gavlak Gallery, "In Stitches" at Leila Heller Gallery,, "I Won't Grow Up" at Cheim & Read, "Just What Are They Saying" at Jonathon Ferrara Gallery, "What's Your Hobby" at Fireplace Project,  "A House Is Not A Home" at Caren Golden Fine Art, "EBay Items" at Shelburne Museum, "Luxury Goods" and "It'll Cost You" at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts, "January White Sale" at the Loretta Howard Gallery, "Bad For You" at the Shirazu Gallery in London, "Look At Me" at Leila Heller Gallery, and "Please Enter" at the Franklin Parrasch Gallery.  There was also a show of her collection of California art from the 1940's to 1980's at the Parrish Museum in Southampton called EST-3 which was curated by David Pagel.  The Norton Museum of Art has organized a couple of exhibitions to showcase Beth's work, The Triumph of Love: Beth Rudin DeWoody Collects, and Still/Moving: Photographs and Video Art from the DeWoody Collection.

Ms. DeWoody's Board affiliations include the Whitney Museum of American Art, Creative Time, The New School, Design Museum Holon Israel, Empowers Africa, Save A Child India and The Police Foundation.  Ms. DeWoody is also on the Advisory Board at The Glass House in New Canaan, and the Board of Overseers at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles.  Ms. DeWoody serves on the Advisory Board for New Yorkers for Children, Inc.

Ms. DeWoody serves on the Parsons Board of Governors of the New School and is a Member of the Committee for the University Art Collection, and is on the Photography Steering Committee at the Norton Museum in West Palm Beach, Florida.  Her professional affiliations include charter member of New York Women Executives in Real Estate.

Ms. DeWoody is Chairman of the Arts and Culture Committee of the Association for a Better New York (ABNY), is on the Council of Conservators of the New York Public Library, National Leadership Council at United States Artists, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Art Committee, and the Library Association of MOMA.   

Ms. DeWoody resides between New York City, Los Angeles and West Palm Beach.  Ms. DeWoody's son, Carlton is a graduate of the New School and is an art/design director at his company called Reunion.  She also has a grandson, Jackson, granddaughter Ginger, and one daughter, Kyle who is the creative consultant and founder of art and design project shop Grey Area.

Collage of photos from 2017 biennial artists

2017 Biennial Artists

 Fumi Amano, Helen Ardan, Debbie Berger, Deliece Blanchard, Michael Borowski, Lawrence Bowden, Betty Hancock Bright, Whitney C. Brock, Charlie Brouwer, Rick Carliss, Jennifer Carpenter, Paul Carper, Karen Carter, Linda Correll, Eric Cowan, Barbara Crawford, Carolyn Deck, Pam DiRamio, Ed Dolinger, Renae Dower, David Eakin, Cavan Fleming, Michele Fletcher, J. Gail Geer, James Glass, Reni Gower, Ellison Heil, J.M. Henry, Amy Herzel, Sidra Kaluscka, L.S. King, Sophie MacMillan, Ana Morales, Amy Nichols, Simone Paterson, Jerry Partrick, David Reep, Nicole Ross, Robert Schultz, Elise Schweitzer, Gay Tucker, Megan Ward, David Wooden.

2017 Biennial Awards

First Place
James Glass
Post Mortem

Second Place
Amy Herzel
Crown Jewels

Third Place
Ed Dolinger
Cinderella Sweeping Up

Honorable Mentions
Jennifer Carpener
Let Me Out!

Nicole Ross

Jerry Partrick
And Then There Where Carolina Wrens

Eric Cowen
Defense Mechanism

March 13-March 31

March 16
6-8 pm Opening Reception in Smoyer Gallery

Screen Swap
Olin Gallery

175th Celebration: Roanoke College and Hollins University
In partnership with the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Roanoke College's Olin Hall Galleries will present an exhibition of "film shorts" created by students of Hollins University under the direction of the chair of the film department, Amy Gerber-Stroh along with selected works from Roanoke College's "Basically Tarantino" film contest under the direction of Joe Boucher, director of student activities at the Colket Center. This exhibit will premiere at Roanoke College, March 13-31, followed by a public screening of the selected films for the joint exhibitions at the Grandin Theatre on March 30. The show will then travel to the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins, April 1-16.

James Glass
camera obscura
Smoyer Gallery

The exhibition camera obscura showcases the diverse photographic styles of James Glass. Works range from candid shots of people in their everyday surroundings to surreal staged environments. Glass' interest in sociology and the human experience is prevalent in his work. Born in Chicago, IL, Glass is an American photographer who currently lives and works in Blacksburg, VA.


April 7 - May 5

Friday, April 7
5:30-7:30pm Opening Reception in Smoyer Gallery
Friday, May 5
12-2 pm Closing Reception in Smoyer Gallery

Art Majors Show
Olin and Smoyer Galleries