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WSU SHIFTSPACE Gallery is the School of Art, Design and Creative Industries off-campus student gallery located on Commerce Street - the heart of Wichita's vibrant gallery district. SHIFTSPACE Gallery earned its name from its early days as a "roaming" gallery. Moving from place to place, ever-changing, morphing, responding, shifting from space to space with each new exhibition. The gallery maintains this nomadic spirit in its newest incarnation with innovative exhibitions that explores the newest frontiers of contemporary art and design.

BFA Senior Exit exhibitions and MFA Thesis shows are usually held at SHIFTSPACE Gallery. It serves as a professional incubator for student exhibitions, collaborations, and myriad real-world learning opportunities.

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Gallery Director: Lisa Rundstrom


416 S. Commerce St., Suite 102, Wichita, KS 67202. 

WSU Shift Space hours: Wed-Sat 1-4 PM, Fri 5-9 PM

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Enter Dissociative: Pushing Against the Norm

In November 2013, WSU Shift Space hosts Dissociative: Pushing Against the Norm, a regional MFA candidate exhibition juried by Jodi Throckmorton, Curator, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University.

The exhibition seeks artworks in all media investigating the concept of dissociation by transgressing boundaries. What do we do to reject, remake, or reinvent the world around us?  “Dissociative” can be innovative and/or disconnected, run against the grain, cross boundaries that seemed initially impenetrable, not go with the flow.  What are you pushing against?  Is this action cultural, emotional, formal, individual?  This exhibition seeks to explore the risks and rewards that come with challenging and reinventing. Artists are encouraged to interpret the theme creatively. A Juror's Selection of $400 will be awarded to one entrant. The fee is $15 for up to five entries; entrants must be currently enrolled in an MA or MFA Studio Art graduate program in KS, CO, NE, MO, OK, SD, WY, NM, TX, IA, or AR.

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WSU Shift Space 2013-14 Schedule

Aug. 28-Sept. 7  Run-A-Way Category Winners 2013

Sept. 11-Oct. 5  Grand Re-Opening: New Works by Beth Post Reception 9/27 5-10 PM with the Sketchbook Project 

Oct. 4  First Friday Music

Oct. 18  Film Friday

Oct. 9 –Oct. 26  Rachel Foster MFA Thesis Exhibition Reception 10/25 6-10 PM 

Nov. 11  First Friday Music

Nov. 15  Film Friday

Oct. 30- Nov. 30  Dissociative: Pushing Against the Norm Regional MFA Candidate Juried Exhibition organized and installed by WSU art students in Professional Practices class, juried by Jodi Throckmorton, Curator, Ulrich Museum of Art; Reception 11/29 6-10 PM

Dec. 6- Dec. 13  BFA Studio Art Exit Exhibition  Reception 12/13 6-10 PM


WSU Shift Space 2011-12 Schedule
August 16-September 22  Run-A-Way Category Winners 2011Run-A-Way Category Winners 2011Run-A-Way Category Winners 20

Sept. 30-Oct. 20 I Haven't Finished Sept. 30-Oct. 20 I Haven't Finished My Juice Box (Run-A-Way Grand Prize Winners 2011) & Sculpture Guild Performance

Oct. 7  New Experimental Music First Friday: Luna Copii Quartet

Oct. 28 –Nov. 11  WSU Group Graduate Student Exhibition

Nov. 4  New Experimental Music First Friday: Pretending We’re Pictures

Nov. 18- 25  S/HE Works by Heide Cruz, Michael Davenport, Megan St. Clair, and Aaron Rivera

Dec. 2  New Experimental Music First Friday: Dead Black Flowers

Dec. 17- Jan. 27  BFA Studio Art Exit Exhibition

Feb. Feb. 24-March 16  Current IV, WSU Juried Undergraduate Exhibition         

April 13  Project Run-A-Way! WSU Student Wearable Art Contest and Fundraiser Extravanganza

April 23-27  MFA Thesis Exhibition 1

May 7-11  MFA Thesis Exhibition 2

May 21-25  BFA Studio Art Exit Exhibition 1

June 4-8  BFA Studio Art Exit Exhibition 2 (if necessary)


WSU Shift Space 2010-11 Schedule
August 16-September 10: Karen Finley, Art in Motion , 2010 Run-a-Way Contest Winner

September 13-October 14: Got Away: Beth Post/Tim Stone/Toby Dai, 2010 Run-A-Way Contest Winners, Sept. 13-Oct. 14

October 23-30: WSU Graduate Student Exhibition  

November 7-12: From Soup to Nuts, curated exhibition by Art S 495/895 students 

November 29-December 4: MFA Thesis Exhibition (Eriberto Biera and Amy Chen)

December 6-January 28: BFA Senior Exit Exhibition (Gina Bryant, Chuck Koonce, Chiyoko Myose, Katera Walton)

February 7-March 11: Current III (WSU Undergraduate Student Juried Exhibition) Entries Due: Feb. 10-12/Jury: Feb. 14

March 21-April 8: Ericka Walker, WSU Visiting Printmaking Faculty

April 15: Project Run-a-Way WSU Student Wearable Art Contest and Fashion Show

April 25-April 29: MFA Thesis Exhibition 1

May 9-May 13: MFA Thesis Exhibition 2

May 23-June 9: Spring BFA Exhibition