Tippets and Eccles Galleries

Paper and clay exibition

6th Annual Paper & Clay

Paper & Clay is a national juried exhibition open to all BFA & MFA printmaking and ceramic students across the country. This year’s exhibition showcases 54 exceptional contemporary student works from 20 various academic institutions. This year’s juror is printmaking artist and University of Minneapolis professor Jenny Schmid.

Chase Fine Arts Center, Tipetts and Eccles Galleries

Twain Tippetts was invited to join the faculty at Utah State University in 1956 as head of the Fine Arts Department that included the academic units of visual art, theater and music. Once on campus he became actively involved in "all things art." Through the years he headed the university's cultural arts activities, concert and lecture series and led numerous cultural arts tours both domestically and internationally. He headed the university's Performing Arts Series that brought the country's best touring companies and guest artists to campus to perform in the Chase Fine Arts Center. He became a keeper and curator of the university's growing art collection, eventually heading the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art prior to his retirement. Following his retirement, he pursued a keen personal interest in photography. He was supported throughout his career at USU by his wife, Florence Page Tippets, often hosting the university's guest performers. In recognition of his career in the fine arts, the Tippetts Galleries in the Chase Fine Arts Center are named in his honor.

The Eccles gallery is dedicated to the loving memory of the daughters of David and Ellen Stoddard Eccles. These extraordinary women committed thier lives to improving our society through education, the arts, medicine, the environment, and countless other causes. Their example lives on in the state of Utah and beyond, and their influence will continue to be felt long into the future. The rich cultural and educational opportunities we enjoy daily are a result of their selfless vision and steadfast commitment to enriching the lives of others.

Marie Eccles Caine (1893-1981)
Jessie Eccles Quinney (1896-1982)
Emma Eccles Jones (1898-1991)
Nora Eccles Treadwell Harrison (1902-1978)
Ellen Eccles Merrill Harrison (1905-1973)

(click on the title of the exhibition for a virutal tour)

Exhibition Schedule 2022-23

Dates Exhibition Reception (Impact Commons)
August 29 - September 23 Still | Alise King  
September 5 - 23 Interior Architecture & Design | Tiny Houses (Eccles side of gallery) Thursday, September 22, 5-7pm
October 3 - November 4 Exchanges  
November 14 - January 13 Art + Design Annual Graduate / Undergraduate Exhibition Thursday, December 1
January 30 - February 24 6th Annual Paper & Clay  
March 20 - 30 BFA Capstone Exhibition  
April 3 - 7 MFA Thesis Exhibition- Hamish Jackson & Andrew McAllister  
April 10 - 14 MFA Thesis Exhibition- Jc Santistevan & Zekiel Dirk Betzer  
April 17 - 21 MFA Thesis Exhibition- Marlaina Lutz & Ben Nathan  
April 26 - May 5 Highlights Exhibition  

Previous Exhibitions

Click on the title of the exhibition to see it virtually
Alumni Exhibition | Jonathan Christensen Caballero, Jiggs Henry, Jake Vinson 2021-22
Interior Architecture & Design Tiny Houses 2021-22
Tectonic Shifts | Rocky Mountain Print Alliance Juried Exhibition 2021
Stop. Rewind. Play. | Celebrating the class of 2020
draw | breath | animal | Lee Deigaard & Angela Bartram 2021-22
Biennial Faculty Exhibition 2021-22
5th Annual Paper & Clay juried exhibition
Burnout | Annual BFA Exhibition 2021-22
Local Artists Exhibition 2021-22