Works from QU art professor selected for multiple exhibitions
QUINCY — Several works of Robert Lee Mejer, distinguished professor of art at Quincy University, have been selected for international and national exhibitions and awards.
Mejer’s watercolor “Take PC #34” was selected and recently shown in the Raleigh, N.C. 311 Gallery All Abstract-2022, a physical visual art exhibit. It also has been accepted into the 2022 Green Mountain National Watercolor Exhibition sponsored by Mad River Valley Arts.
Selected artists also were invited to submit a painting for their “Small Works Show” to be held concurrent with the national exhibition. Mejer will send his small watercolor “Origins.” The opening exhibition reception/awards will be held from 5-7 p.m. June 19 and closes July 23. The exhibition will be at the Red Barn Galleries at the Lareau Farm, Waitsfield, Vt.
Internationally recognized artist Mark E. Mehaffey selected Mejer’s watercolor “Variant-Checkmate” for exhibition in the Georgia Watercolor Society Juried National Exhibition 2022, Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation in Watkinsville, Ga. The exhibit runs through June 3. The painting received an honorable mention.
Juror Janet Doll selected Mejer’s watercolor “Somewhere-In-Between #2” for an honorable mention award in the National 2022 Missouri Watercolor Society Member’s Exhibition held at the MOWS Gallery in St. Louis.
Juror of Selection Ratindra Das selected Mejer’s watercolor “Take PC Open Book #4” for exhibition in the 41st annual Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors to be held at the Center for Arts and Culture, Old Forge, N.Y. The exhibition is from Aug. 6-Sept. 25.
Despina Tunberg, director of Artavita Online Gallery, announced Mejer as a finalist award recipient in the International Artavita Online Art Contest. He will be published in the ninth issue of World Wide Art Magazine with his watercolor “Variant: The Dance Around” being featured along with a short bio and artist’s statement.
Mejer recently was re-elected to the National Board of Watercolor USA Honor Society and continues to serve as chair for the Members Watercolor NOW! Exhibition held in different venues. This fall it will be held at the Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery at Bethany College, Lindsborg, Kans. He has served as a board member since 1998.
His watercolor “Take #14” has been selected for showcasing in the Gallerium Art Prize International 2022 Online Group Exhibition via Biafarin platform in Toronto, Canada. which opened May 20 and continues through June 30. An exhibition catalogue will be published of the selected artwork and include a photo of the artist, a brief bio and an artist’s statement.
William Butler, executive director of the Contemporary Art Center of Peoria has invited Mejer and his son, Jason Mejer, to showcase their work in the gallery. “Inscapes-Celebrating a Life” is a father and son exhibition of mixed media painting, monotype assemblegraphs and watercolors revealing an undeniable visual connection. The exhibition is scheduled for June 24-August 12.
In a press release, Mejer said, “I am a geometric abstract intimist who operates out of a collage-space tradition, My watercolors emanate from small 6-inch by 4-inch paper collages. I express various emotional situations using a layering process in order to create visual drama via opposites, that equates to the pulse of life.”
Mejer is distinguished professor of art/Gray Gallery curator at Quincy University, where he serves as art program coordinator. He has presented more than 65 one-man exhibitions, and his works have been selected for exhibition in more than 500 juried competitions.
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