Founders Hall Gallery

Creating Through Community Collaboration

Founders Art Gallery is programmed by the Arts Management Program on Mason’s Arlington Campus.

Through a rotating exhibition program, the gallery provides opportunities for dialogue, understanding, and community building and practical gallery management skills to current students. Exhibition, collaboration, and sponsorship proposals are welcomed from Mason affiliates, as well as community members. Please email Arts Management for more information.

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"This word usually seems to have a huge negative connotation but, as everything in this life, it depends on how you want to look at it and, specially, what do you want to do to turn into a more positive perspective"-Carlota Munoz Ruiz, participating artist.

Upcoming Exhibition

SANCTUARY: Growing Alongside Nature in an Uncertain World

Created by the Visual Arts Management Class in Arts Management and Gallery Practices Class in School of Art, this represents the first virtual exhibition to take place for the gallery. Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, people are suffering from illness, and experiencing pain, anxiety, loneliness, unknown and fear. Sanctuary: Growing Alongside Nature in an Uncertain World represents the mutual vulnerability, fragility, and resilience of nature and humans. The artworks in the exhibition explores the healing power of nature in times of isolation and uncertainty.  

This virtual exhibition features 30 artists from the George Mason University community, including students, faculty, and alumni. They come from diverse educational backgrounds including Arts Management, Communication, Dance, English Literature, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Microbiology, and Psychology.  The artworks explore an exciting range of mediums, from collage to dance, digital media, drawing, painting, photography, and sculpture.  

View the Virtual Exhibition

Exhibition Opening Event: We cordially invite you to join us on April 20th at 7:30pm on the following Zoom link for the opening reception, featuring artwork produced by George Mason University’s students, faculty, and alumni. There will be a virtual walkthrough of the gallery space, featuring talks from participating artists as well as a live Q&A discussion.

Past Exhibitions

2020

Transitions: The Columbia Pike Documentary Project exhibition of new work as part of the Columbia Pike Documentary Project. Organized by artist Lloyd Wolf, Arts Management Curator of the Founders Arts Gallery,  and Arts Management Graduate Students in AMGT 610 Visual Arts Management. (Founders Gallery Installation)

2019

Highlights from Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution.

2018

Art for Mutual Understanding exhibition of artworks from the Richmond Ballet and Art of Transformation.

2017

Politics of Food in support for University Life event with Jose Andres, a food photographer who work with him, Scott Suchmann.

Aesthetics of Crisis by Julia Tulke, documenting the crisis in Greece through graffiti artists.

2015-2016

Arlington Decal Competition.

Language Design works on paper with Confucius Institute, exploring connection of language, art, and design with Chinese Characters.

Untitled, Undated & Unsigned: The Work of Carolyn Anne Watts.

Opportunity Calling Photo exhibition exploring cellular technologies impact.

Pop up Shop Temporary pop up shop with jewelry artist.

Visions of Home an Art Connection in the Capital Region (ACCR) exhibition and art placement project presented in conjunction with the Arts Management Program.