Through a generous endowment established by Lawrence J. Goldrich (UNC-CH ’57), the Art Department is able to showcase temporary installations of contemporary sculpture by department students and alumni on the University grounds. The endowment is managed by a departmental committee who choose undergraduate and graduate artwork through open competitions. Artists whose work is selected receive an honorarium to support design time and the cost of necessary materials.

Online giving to the Alumni Sculpture Garden is easy and secure. Simply follow the link to make your gift, and search for “Alumni Sculpture Garden Endowment Fund (100919)” in the form.

Alumni Sculpture Garden Artists:

Carrie Alter
Anne Gregory-Bepler
Angela Britt
Julie Dougherty
Mace Drouillard
Severn Eaton
Heidi Fasnaght
Brian Fitz
Ron Fondow
Jason Frank
Michael Hall
Robert Howard
Marc Leuthold
Val Martinez
Rob Nielson
Jeff Rentschler
A. Brett Reif
Jeromy Rose
Catherine Ross
Beth Sales and Jonathan Jacquet
Mike Salter
James Skalman
Laura Snoderly
David Solow
Kyle Sirman
Lyde Zavaleta

The John and June Allcott Gallery has a three-tiered mission: (1) to exhibit the work of professional artists, (2) to exhibit faculty work, and (3) to provide exhibition opportunities for students. A faculty committee plans and manages the gallery exhibitions with the help of Graduate Assistants. Assistants gain professional experience by participating in all facets of the gallery’s operations. The Gallery is named for former Art Department Chair, John Allcott, and his wife, artist June Allcott. It was created through a generous gift from the Allcott family. More information about current exhibitions can be found on our events page here.

PLEASE NOTE: We do not take unsolicited exhibitions for the John and June Allcott Gallery.

2019-2020 John and June Allcott Gallery Exhibition Schedule:

  • August 15-September 15, 2019: Evoking Spirits, Dymph de Wild and Corinne Diop
  • September 20-October 31, 2019: Nuclear Visions: Images by the Nuclear Photographers Guild
  • November 5-December 10, 2019: Kelly Popoff (UNC MFA Alumna)
  • January 5-February 5, 2020: Andre Leon Gray
  • February 10-March 10, 2020: Carl Pope
  • March 15-April 5, 2020: Undergraduate Honors Exhibition
  • April 29-May 15, 2020: BFA Senior Show (includes the Undergraduate Gallery, SAMple Gallery, and 2nd floor Breezeway Gallery)

Images from Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez’s September 2018 exhibition

Past exhibiting professional artists include:

In addition to the June and John Allcott Gallery, the Department has created the John and June Allcott Undergraduate Gallery, which is dedicated to exhibitions planned and mounted by undergraduate studio art students, as well as hosting the Undergraduate Awards Exhibition each Spring.

What is the SAMple Gallery?

​Opened in 2013, the SAMple Gallery is a student-run alternative arts space dedicated to expanding the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s art scene by presenting multidisciplinary art and ideas while providing a space for emerging artists (in the broadest sense) to exhibit their work. SAMple Gallery emphasizes risk and experimentation through the art of curation and takes its responsibility as a vanguard of culture seriously. Information about our membership and exhibitions can be found here.

Our Mission

We want to promote collaboration and encourage support and communication within and beyond the art department through events designed around showcasing art and facilitating the exposure of student work outside of the classroom setting. We also want to foster a discussion of what the role of art is at a university.

Regular Gallery Hours

Monday – Friday           8am – 5pm