Fred Parker Giles Gallery

The Fred Parker Giles Gallery, named for a distinguished past Professor of Art, is located off the main lobby of the Campbell Building and is the most important venue for the display of art in Richmond. Spacious, well-lit, and flexible, the gallery extends through two levels and can accommodate large or even multiple exhibits. Curated by faculty of the Department in rotation on an annual basis, the gallery changes exhibits approximately once a month.

The gallery's schedule throughout the year includes installations of faculty and student work from Eastern, in particular the BFA student show each term, as well as collections on loan from other schools in the region or traveling exhibits engaged from artists and other sources throughout the country.

In the Gallery - 

Bluegrass Regional High School Exhibition


Closing reception 3.22.15  2:00-4:00

Hosted by the Department of Art & Design at Eastern Kentucky University and the Kentucky Art Education Association, this show features the region’s most creative young artists from grades 9-12.


Gallery Hours:






10:00 – 5:00

1:30 - 5:30

10:00 – 4:00

12:30 - 5:30

10:00 - 4:30



Gallery Schedule:


Both Galleries

Grand Gesture: Sublime, Paintings by Boris Zakic,

August 18 – September 12, Artist’s

Reception on September 11 from 5:00 – 7:00


Upper Gallery

Congo Art

From the EKU collection of African art.

September 22 – October 23, 2014 

Reception on October 22 from 5:00 – 7:00

Ken Adelman will give a Gallery talk "The Joys and Risks of Collecting African Art." at 6:00 in 239 Campbell


Lower Gallery

Corporeal Anxieties, Hunter Stamps and Brandon Smith,

September 22 – October 10, 2014 


Lower Gallery

Sabbatical Exhibition, Esther E. Randall

October 20, - November 14 2014 


Upper Gallery

My Art/My World: A Look at Contemporary African American Artists

Faith Ringgold, Robert Peppers painter, Kelly Phelps  ceramics, Kyle Phelps  sculptor, Gary Noland painter, Garry Bibbs  sculptor, Althea Murphy-Price  printmaker and sculptor, Morris Taft Thomas sculptor and painter

October 27, - November 14 2014 

Artists’ reception on October 30 from 5:00 -7:00


Both Galleries

The Bachelor of Fine Art Exhibition,

Art by Graduation Seniors

November 24 – December 11,

Artists’ Reception TBA



Upper Gallery

Chautauqua National Juried exhibition

Feb        1/26       - 2/20


Both Galleries

Blue Grass Regional High School Exhibition

March   3/9 - 3/22            


Both Galleries

Art Student Association Juried Exhibition

April       4/12 - 4/24


Both Galleries

The Bachelor of Fine Art Exhibition,

Art by Graduation Seniors

MAY 5/3 - 5 /14