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 Nursing major from Chesapeake, VA. She was introduced to the Gallery Team by Video Team lead, Filip, a high school friend of hers.
During her free time, Zoe likes to read, surf, and knit. A recent project of hers was a crochet blanket, which took 25 hours to complete. Aside from visual arts, Zoe has also spent time honing her musical skills. She was a violinist for seven years and was once a drummer for a bagpipe and drum band. Right now, she is learning to play guitar, likes the looser, well-rounded sound of the instrument. When she’s not in class or making art, she focuses on advocating for causes she believes in. She’s currently the secretary for Madison Equality, an LGBTQIA+ educational organization on campus that focuses on community support and outreach.
When the going gets tough, Zoe likes to center herself with a simple mantra: It’s a lot easier to love yourself when you understand yourself.