"Welcome to the Visual Arts Gallery at Governors State University. The gallery program has a strong tradition of making connections to the academic and creative pursuits of the students and faculty of the art program, and in 2010 the first National Juried Exhibition marked a new chapter for the Visual Arts Gallery. Exhibitions such as those in the "Ways of Making" series feature professional artists and curators. The Art on CampusProgram activates walls around campus with exhibits that resonate with pertinent themes and topics of particular interest to our ever-growing audience. Our receptions and events are free and open to the public, so stop by and say "hi," get on our mailing list and get involved."

- Jeff Stevenson

Director and Curator, Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park and Visual Arts Gallery

Jeff Stevenson has more than 30 years of professional experience in the visual arts as a practicing studio artist, arts writer, college professor, curator and gallery director. As Director of the Art Gallery, Stevenson oversees the exhibition schedule, themes, and activities presenting a wide range of artists: student, professional, regional, national, international, experimental, traditional, etc.

As Director and Curator of the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park, he oversees programming, presentation, conservation and acquisition for the park’s collection of 30 large-scale artworks.

Stevenson earned a BS in Medical Illustration from The Ohio State University and an MFA in Painting from Ohio University.  He has served on boards and committees with the Chicago Artists’ Coalition, Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park, and the Flossmoor Village Art Commission, in his hometown, Flossmoor, Illinois.



The GSU Visual Arts Gallery is committed to creating an excellent, intellectually stimulating and visually compelling experience for the entire region through dynamic exhibitions of established, emerging and student artists’ work.


Visual Arts Gallery Director

Jeff Stevenson

email: jstevenson@govst.edu

Visual Arts Gallery Graduate Assistant

email: artsgrad@govst.edu

phone: 708-534-4021


Tuesday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
other times by appointment and availability 

 - please contact  jstevenson@govst.edu