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Farnham Galleries

For nearly two decades, the Farnham Galleries has served an important means of enrichment for art students and provides vibrant cultural offerings for Simpson College and beyond to the surrounding community. Each year, the Gallery is host to student exhibits and nationally and internationally known visiting artists. Every spring, the Farnham Galleries serves as the venue for the exhibition of Studio Art and Graphic Design students’ senior work.

Farnham Galleries are located on the third floor of Mary Berry Hall on the Simpson College campus. Hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., or by special arrangement. For special viewings, please contact Justin Nostrala. Due to COVID-19, Simpson College is requiring that all campus visitors wear a mask. 

2020-21 Schedule

Nic Roth
August 21 – November 24, 2020
Large illustrations and samples of his work in print media. Roth is the author and illustrator of the children's picture book, Coco Wants a Burger, and the creator of the webcomic, Beet and Panda.


Emily Newman - The Value of Things
January 11 – February 17, 2021
An assistant professor of art at Drake University, Newman's artwork is made using only found and recycled packaging as an observed commentary on both climate change and the domestic habits of consumption. "From pre-packaged toddler snacks to battery blister packs, I find value in the non-momentous aspects of life," Newman said. "I contrast this value, usually personal or considered simply waste, with formats that allude to objects of monetary value – retail sales displays and things contained in product packaging."


Bob Kling – Pandemic Blossoms, A year-long series of paintings from my garden during a pandemic
February 19 – April 25, 2021
An award-winning high school art teacher of more than 30 years and an adjunct professor at Simpson College, Bob Kling showcases paintings of his homegrown garden that began in January 2020. The series includes 20 paintings created throughout the year. 

Simpson College Graphic Design Senior Exhibition
April 30 – May 28, 2021


2019-20 Schedule

Mathew Kelly
August 27 - September 19
Reception: Thursday, September 19—5-6 p.m.
Landscape drawings that are invented spaces that are metaphors for the human experience.

Mary Kline-Misol — show canceled
September 30 - October 31
Reception: Thursday, October 31—5-6 p.m.
Paintings from her “Awakenings” project: portraits of those in recovery from homelessness, addiction and brain disorders.

Karen Gergely & Catherine Reinhart
November 11 - December 5
Reception: Thursday, December 5—5-6 p.m.
A two-person show with work by Gergely and Reinhart. Gergely records everyday personal histories in an effort to keep traditions alive while Reinhart uses found textiles to communicate the power of economies of care.

Andrea Van Wyk
January 13 - February 6
Reception: Thursday, February 6—5-6 p.m.
Floral paintings that explore the golden ratio and architectural compositions that are a personal metaphor for overcoming fear and taking steps of faith to experience life at its fullest.

To be announced
February 17 - March 26
Reception: Thursday, March 26—5-6 p.m.

2020 Simpson College Senior Art Exhibition
March 31 - May 1
Reception: Thursday, March 26—5-6 p.m.


2018-2019 Schedule

Steven Wise
August 28 – September 20, 2018
Reception:  Thursday, September 20, 2018 – 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Website: http://www.stevenfwise.com/

Elissa Wenthe
October 1 – November 1, 2018
Reception:  Thursday, November 1, 2018 – 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Website: http://www.elissacoxwenthe.com

David Versluis
November 12 – December 6, 2018
Reception:  Thursday, December 6, 2018 – 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Megan Vossler
January 14 – February 7, 2019
Reception:  Thursday, February 7, 2019 – 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Website: www.meganvossler.com

Geraldine Craig
February 18 – March 21, 2019
Reception:  Thursday, March 21, 2019 – 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

2019 Simpson College Senior Art Exhibition
April 1 – May 3, 2019
Reception:  Thursday, April 25 - all-day