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TSU Art Gallery

The TSU Art Gallery within the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center serves and enriches the students of the Department of Fine Arts and the communities of Stephenville and North Central Texas through exhibitions and special events. The TSU Art Gallery presents curatorial programs that challenge and promote discourse while highlighting regional as well as internationally based artists. 

The gallery hosts 3 or 4 shows each semester, usually opening with a reception and often with a lecture and/or workshop by the featured artist(s). These events are free to the public, more details can be found on TSU Gallery Facebook Page or the Department of Fine Arts Calendar. Senior exhibitions are a feature of the schedule in fall and spring semesters. These shows are required of all graduating Art and Digital Media Studies majors to display a body of work or a research project chosen by the student. The Annual Juried Student Exhibition takes place every spring. This exhibition is open to all students and is juried by curators and artists from the Dallas/FortWorth area. 


2022 - 2023 Gallery Schedule

Date Event
8/18 - 9/27 Mark Garner Davis Memorial Exhibition
9/3 - 10/27  Trey Burns Structure: VPAA+L
11/1 - 12/2 Fall Senior Capstone Exhibition Series
1/12 - 2/8 Dornith Doherty Archiving Eden
2/13 - 3/8 Michelle Thomas Richardson Artist in Residence Exhibition
3/20 - 4/3 Annual Juried Student Exhibition
4/5 - 5/3 Spring Senior Capstone Exhibition Series


The Annual Rio Brazos Art Exhibition

Every Spring, the Department of Fine Arts hosts the Rio Brazos Art Exhibition, at the Langdon Cultural Center in Granbury, TX. This long-running national exhibition attracts jurors and artists from across the globe. All proceeds from the exhibition go to scholarships for students in the Art and Digital Media Studies program.

The Call for Entries for the 2023 Edition will be posted in January 2023.




Programs and Opportunities

Tarleton Art Society in front of the Guggenheim

Tarleton Art Society

Tarleton Art Society is a student-run organization that brings together like-minded individuals from various artistic disciplines to promote artistic knowledge. Each year there is a wide range of activities hosted by this organization, including fundraisers, mural painting, field trips, New York City visits, and workshops. For more information, contact Tim Harding, Faculty Advisor.

Tarleton Film Festival

Annual Film and Moving Image Festival

The Digital Media Studies Department and the Communication Studies Department of Tarleton State University are proud to present the 16th annual Tarleton Student Film & Moving Media Festival. This competitive cinematic event screens every year in the Spring, giving all Animation and Moving Image students a chance to show off their work!


Digital Motion Capture Lab

Digital Motion Capture Lab

The Digital Media Studies program includes a state-of-the-art Vicon Motion Capture System, as well as professional video and digital imaging studio equipment. Our facilities also feature 2D and 3D printers and scanners and other digital fabrication devices.

Visiting Artist Lectures and Workshops

Visiting Artist Lectures and Workshops

Every semester the Department of Fine Arts holds a number of visiting artist lectures and workshops featuring artists from the Dallas/Fort Worth area as well as nationally; here, artists visit and lecture about their experiences and work. Recent workshops included 19th-century process photography as well as advanced sculpture casting. Lectures are free and open to the public.

Student Work

Tarleton Game Club

The Tarleton Game club is a student-run art club at Tarleton that meets weekly, usually in FA room 162. Tarleton Game Club is a club that promotes game design, games, game development and more for Tarleton students and staff. Each year the club hosts tournaments, LAN parties, designs their own games, and enters game design competitions. See the Tarleton Game Club Facebook page and the Steam page for more info.