The Merwin and Wakeley Galleries provide exhibition schedules that support our curriculum, the University community and the general public. These exhibitions mostly consist of contemporary artworks in all media. Each exhibition is meant to suggest the variety of visual approaches one may choose to present an idea. When possible we invite the artist to give a lecture that coincides with their exhibition. We accept proposals from October to January for the following academic year. 

The Gallery Selection Committee reviews materials in early January for the following academic year's exhibition schedule.  You can expect to hear back from the selection committee at the end of February.  If you would like to submit materials, please submit a resume, artist's statement or proposal, 10-15 digital images.  The Merwin and Wakeley Galleries will work with the artist to assist in the cost of shipping/transportation of your work, this amount will be agreed upon by the gallery director and the artist.  
Please indicate whether you are interested in an exhibition in  Merwin Gallery (2000sqft) or Wakeley Gallery (450sqft).
Please read on for more information on the galleries:

The Merwin and Wakeley Galleries are located in The Ames School of Art at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL. We are a non-profit university gallery committed to presenting a wide range of contemporary and historical artwork. Illinois Wesleyan University has two outstanding gallery spaces.

 The Merwin Gallery is a large exhibition space, 35'x70', uninterrupted by columns or windows, with 12' walls and wood floor.  The Wakeley Gallery serves as a counterpoint at 17'x27', and is a more intimate space ideal for smaller works and/or a smaller groups of work. 
Both galleries have standard  white walls, drywall over plywood. We usually run two solo shows concurrently, and host 14 exhibitions each academic year..  The Ames School of Art offers a BFA program that includes studios in painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, graphic design, sculpture, glass, and ceramics.   Bloomington, Illinois is situated just off I-55, essentially halfway between Chicago and St. Louis.  Up the street in Normal, IL is Illinois State University and  we are not far from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign as well as a number of community colleges and an active local arts center in downtown Bloomington.  All this to say that our gallery programming serves a wide audience in central Illinois!