The Union Galleries, in essence, is an embodiment of the collective JMU student experience through means of artwork! We celebrate beautiful art created by and for students through displaying their photography within the Union’s walls. We work alongside photographers from all different backgrounds and perspectives; from Math majors to SMAD students, no matter your photography experience levels, anyone can be showcased!
If photography is a hobby outside of your academic focus, the Union Galleries is for you!
Our goal is to recognize the untapped artistic potential of students in non-art majors and share their work with the world! If this interests you, check out our submission page here!
Our exhibitions can be found in the Union in the Airport lounge, Second Floor Study Lounge, and in TDU. We swap out shows each semester, so keep a lookout!
Meet the Director
Taking on the task of curating the art galleries in The Union and Festival this year is Zoe Bewley. Zoe is a sophomore Industrial Design major from Chesapeake, VA. She heard about the Gallery Team from Video Team Lead, Filip. The two were both enrolled in the Governor’s School for the Arts in high school.
Zoe’s ambitions for her career align well with her role at TAD. She hopes working at TAD will give her the experience and confidence she needs to be successful in her future employment.
During her free time, Zoe likes to read, knit, and surf. She took advantage of the free time during quarantine by crocheting a blanket, which took her a total of 25 hours to complete. Zoe’s artistic nature is evident not only in her schoolwork, but in her family as well. She, along with her dad and brothers, are members of a bagpipe and drum band, where she plays the drums and her dad and brother play the bagpipes.
Zoe’s mantra is “The only way you can move is forward, so you might as well go with it, not fight it”