Artwork in the Shaw Gallery

Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery

Our Mission

The Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery presents contemporary art exhibitions and educational programs that provide visitors access to the art of our times. The Shaw gallery aspires to engage a diverse audience, create a sense of community, provide insight into the creative process, and challenge visitors to contemplate, discuss and understand the historical, social, and cultural context of contemporary art. It serves the Department of Visual Art & Design, Weber State University and the community of Northern Utah by presenting the work of local, regional and nationally recognized artists, including new work, emerging media and original scholarship.

The Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery is free, and open to the public from September – April. We participate in Ogden’s First Friday Gallery Stroll (the first Friday of the following months: October, November, December, February, and April. First Friday Gallery stroll hours are from 5 p.m.-9 p.m.)

Gallery Hours

The gallery will reopen on September 17, 2021 for the Biennial Faculty Exhibition, with an opening reception from 6-8 p.m. that evening.

Sept. 17 onward:

  • Monday – Friday: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Saturday: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Sunday: Closed

Closed for all university holidays.

Upcoming Exhibitions

The Shaw Gallery is thrilled to host the 2021 Biennial Faculty Exhibition from September 17 - November 13, 2021 and "Vida, Muerte, Justicia | Life, Death, Justice: Latin American and Latinx Art for the 21st Century" in conjunction with Ogden Contemporary Arts from October 1 - November 27, 2021. 

More information on both exhibitions can be found under the "Exhibition Schedule" tab.

Directions & Parking

We are located in the Kimball Arts Center across from the paid parking lot (near the pond and Lindquist Plaza on the campus map).

Park for free in the paid parking lot by getting a voucher from the Shaw Gallery.

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View our Spring 2021 BFA Showcase virtually below.


Featuring the work of Derrick Marchant, Ginger Udink, Wrylee Padilla, Crystal Akili, Rebecca McCroby, Morgan Rees, Abbie Mitchell, Dylan Barbieri, Katelynn Carter, and Emily Bell