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McKendree University Gallery of Art

The 2019 Get Out! Paint Out! is coming! Mark your calendars for three glorious days of plein air painting in beautiful Lebanon, Illinois!


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John Denhouter, associate professor and the 2D Studio Foundations Coordinator in the art department at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is our juror. He holds both a BFA in painting and MFA in Medical Art from the University of Michgan as well as an MFA in painting from Eastern Michigan University. His work has been juried into numerous local, regional, and national exhibitions and featured in New American Paintings. He maintains an ambitious plein air practice that informs his studio paintings.

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McKendree University Gallery of Art

701 College Road

Lebanon IL 62254




The McKendree University Gallery of Art is located at

224 West Saint Louis Street in historic Lebanon, Illinois. 

Hours: 1-4 Thursday-Saturday. Summer hours may vary.


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Art Saint Louis presents "Varsity Art XXIII," its 23rd annual invitational exhibition featuring 41 outstanding undergrad & graduate level art students representing 21 St. Louis regional universities and colleges from Missouri & Illinois.

The exhibit is presented March 1-28, 2019 and opens with a free reception on Friday, March 1 from 6-8 p.m. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Closed Sunday & holidays.

Congratulations to our Varsity Art XXIII artists, Darla Allen and Glen Patton! This year's exhibit will feature artwork by McKendree seniors Darla Allen and Glen Patton. We are delighted to be represented by two of our senior art majors!

We invite you to view images from the exhibit in the Facebook album here. You can also find the Facebook event here for the opening reception and exhibit.






The McKendree University Gallery of Art is located at 224 West Saint Louis Street

in historic Lebanon, Illinois. 


Hours: 1-4 Thursday-Saturday. Summer & winter break hours may vary.

Exhibitions and artist receptions are free and open to the public.


For more information about McKendree University Gallery of Art exhibitions and events contact


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Students applying for gallery attendant positions please click here for more information.



Reserve the gallery for your special function. The gallery is an ideal venue for presentations of up to 30 people.