K-12 Local School Exhibition
February 2-25, 2024
Closing Reception February 25 2-PM
MFA Thesis Exhibition
Jacq Garcia, Golosa
Mike Miller, Made Man
March 1-24, 2024
Opening Reception March 1 5-8PM
Workshops on March 9th
"One Set of Footprints" with Mike Miller 12-2PM
"Too Sweet To Eat, Cakes That Last!" with Jacq Garcia 3-5PM
Artist Talks and Closing Reception
March 22 5-8PM
Past Exhibitions 2024
The Majestic Interventions: 1-11 Revisited
Meet Hillary Gattian, Majestic Galleries' new Director in this Pop-Up Exhibition!
January 26, 2024
5-6pm: Gallery Talk
Past Exhibitions 2023
Image: Adrian Desjardins
Majestic Member's Show
December 1-17, 2023
Opening Reception December 1st 5-8PM
Majestic National Juried Exhibition
October 27 - November 26, 2023
Opening Reception October 27 5-8PM
This year's Majestic National was juried by Don Adleta. Adleta is a Professor Emeritus of Graphic Design, Ohio University, a Swiss trained graphic designer, and has lectured on and taught graphic design internationally. Adleta Perpetual Calendar has been recognized internationally and has received multiple design awards worldwide. It is in the permanent collections in Novi Sad Museum of Art and Design, Serbia, in Zurich's Museum für Gestaltung, and was also available at the Museum of Modern Art Bookstore, NY. Don continues to make video documentaries about his designs, his educational process and his mentors from the Basel School of Design, Switzerland. His special interest is in creating a box set of books. He has published: focus, drawing, focus, bookbinding, and focus, visual translation. They each feature art and design education. He has received numerous awards throughout his career for his designs, design thinking and working process. adleta.us features some of Don's recent drawings and other projects.
September 29 - October 22, 2023
Opening Reception September 29 5-8PM
Storytime, open through Oct.22, is an examination of the types of books artists produce, including books that challenge our idea of what a book is. This exhibition features items from the Mahn Center at Ohio University's Alden Library Archives and special collections and work from invited artists. At the opening reception Don Adelta, Professor Emeritus Ohio University Graphic Design, will speak.
August 25 - September 24, 2023
Opening Reception August 25 5-8PM
We are celebrating 20 years of being a gallery!
Please join us for our 20th anniversary party! There will be live music and lots of food! You will be able to take a look back throughout the years with the exhibition...
come walk down memory lane and maybe dance a little (if you'd like!) this Friday, August 25th from 5-8PM.
Live music generously paid for by an Ohio's Winding Road grant and food generously paid for by an Athens County Tourism Association grant.
Upcycled Art Show
July 28 - August 20, 2023
Opening Reception July 28 6-8PM
Majestic Galleries would like to invite you to the opening reception of the Upcycled Art Show this Friday, July 28th 6-8PM featuring artwork made from repurposed materials curated by Mary Popa in partnership with Upcycle Ohio, Zero Waste, and the Community Maker Space.
The Magical World of Sam Sheets and Troy Goins
June 30 - July 23, 2023
Opening Reception June 30 5-8PM
The Magical World of Sam Sheets and Troy Goins, showcasing two amazing artists from Passion Works Studio! The show will be open until July 23rd! Please come by to bask in the magical world of the artists and meet them!
i want to reach you:
a queer artist invitational
May 26 - June 25, 2023
Opening Reception May 26 5-8PM
Situated during LGBTQ+ Pride Month, i want to reach you showcases twelve regionally-based artists exploring contemporary queer life. The featured works examine points of connection/disconnection and intimacy/isolation in this precarious political present for queer communities. Artworks by Carmelo Amenta, Darian Knapp, Emma Loomis-Amrhein, Felicity Gunn, Jaquelee Chit Yu Chau, Michelle Eisen, Nico Fuentes, Ray Perez, Sarah Doherty, Shockley Traub, Terra Talamh, and Veronica Leto will be on view. Curated by Ohio University MFA Candidates/Majestic Galleries members Jacq Garcia and Selena Loomis, the show is open May 26th-June 25th. Join us for an opening reception, Friday May 26th from 5-8pm. Sturdy seating and ADA accessible, single-stall restrooms available onsite, the reception is fragrance-free and masks are required and provided.
Jim Shirey &
Federal Hocking Art Students
April 28 - May 21, 2023
Opening Reception April 28 5-8PM
Closing Reception May 21 2-4PM
Jim Shirey is a Majestic Gallery member and below is this artist statement:
"I was born in Chicago and moved with my family near Gary, Indiana, when I was ten years old. We lived in a boundary region between heavy industry and open farm country. As a child, I explored the creeks and ravines of northwest Indiana. As a young man, I worked in the steel mills, where I met my future wife, Sandy. While I attended Purdue University, Sandy attended the University of Chicago. We married upon graduation and moved to Purdue University, where we continued on with grad school and started our family. After finishing there we said goodbye to our friends and moved with our two young boys to Athens, Ohio, where I was employed as a professor of mathematics.
We moved into the old farmhouse long ago. In the years following we grew gardens, raised fruit trees and hiked through the wildlife area adjoining our property. Our boys grew into strong men and went their ways, leaving us with the memory of the natural world we shared as a family. That included the wildflowers growing in odd places, some so tiny they could fit on a pinky nail. During the warm seasons I capture their images when the air falls still and the light is gentle.
Eventually the water leaves the flowers and travels, carrying memories of life. Some of it freezes in caves, and then those memories are locked in place for a few days. If you are clever enough, you can see them.
Sandy and I still live in the farmhouse." https://jimshirey.smugmug.com/
Federal Hocking Art Students show will have mixed media pieces from Federal Hocking High School/Middle School (Ellen Hadley), Coolville and Amesville Elementary Schools (Sharon Tompkins), and West Elementary from Morgan County (Laura Johnson).
March 31 - April 23, 2023
Opening Reception May 26 5-8PM
Ohio University School of Art + Design
Select Studio Art Adjunct Faculty
Basil Masri Zada
Majestic Members Show
February 24 - March 26, 2023
Opening Reception May 26 5-8PM
We are inviting you to join us this Friday, February 24th, from 5-8PM for an opening reception of our Members Show as well are the final unveiling of the Mural by Terry Fortkamp.
We hope you are able to join us to celebrate our members!
Opening reception on Friday, February 24th from 5-8PM
One of our members, Jacq Garcia, will be doing a performance during the reception- make sure to stop by!
January 27 - February 19, 2023
Closing Reception February 19 2-4PM
We are inviting you to join us this upcoming Sunday, February 19th, from 2-4PM for a closing reception of our K12 Show.
The show features amazing young artists from Jackson, Coolville, and Federal Hocking Schools.