Gallery and Collections Statement of Purpose

I have learned of the beauty of community—of uniting ones neighbors to share life, love, and concern of others. I’ve learned that one’s life is most effective when selflessly given to help and encourage others. And most importantly, I’ve learned that I love empowering others to teach and be equally successful.Leigh-Lane Edwards

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Looking Glass Gallery Statement of Purpose:

The Looking Glass Gallery allocates exhibition space for works of art created and realized at Appalachian State University by ASU students, as well as alumni, faculty, and staff. Artists may submit exhibition proposals for review by the Looking Glass Gallery Committee to be considered for a show. Solo, duo, group and class exhibitions are all encouraged. The gallery also curates juried exhibitions and competitions. We accept all arts mediums, two-dimensional and three-dimensional, as well as proposals for gallery installations. Our goal is to exhibit, communicate, and support the visual arts by offering students and the university the opportunity to become involved and experience artwork produced here at Appalachian State.

How to Submit to the Gallery: 

More information about submitting to the gallery, along with a downloadable gallery application, can be found on the Submit to the Gallery tab on our website. Further questions can be sent to the gallery curator at LookingGlassGalleryASU@gmail.com

Plemmons Student Union Art Collections Statement of Purpose:

The Plemmons Student Union Art Collections present a wide range of art acquired since 1987. The Plemmons Student Union Art Collections consist of three collections: the Appalachian Artists

 Collection, the Leigh Lane Edwards Collection, the Michael Siede Photography Collection. The Appalachian Artists Collection began as a means to enrich the Student Union environment while supporting ASU art students. The goal of this collection is still to promote a symbiotic relationship between the Student Union and our student artists. The Appalachian Artists Collection grows each spring with additions purchased from the Art Department’s Art Expo. The Leigh Lane Edwards Collection was originally created to commemorate the new addition and renovation to the Student Union. Each room in the Student Union is named after a unique feature of our Appalachian Mountains and Michael Siede was commissioned to photograph these characteristics 

of our region. The pieces that we have acquired through the years that are not a part of the previously mentioned collections have formed the PSU Permanent Collection which grows when the Student Union purchases pieces from various workshops, competitions, and artist visits which are held on our campus.


Contact Us

Email : lookingglassgalleryasu@gmail.com

Fall 2017 Gallery Hours:

Monday-Friday: 7am - 11pm
Saturday:  9am - 11pm
Sunday:  12pm - 11pm

Click here for our full building schedule

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