Our galleries offer dynamic exhibits that showcase the work of engaging artists – from local to international. We strive to offer diverse programming that supports our students and our community. The Rozsa Galleries are divided into three main spaces: The Concourse, A-Space, and gallery b.

The Concourse

The Rozsa Gallery Concourse hosts an annual Featured Artist Series. This series showcases exceptional visual artists from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Two artists are invited each year to exhibit their work; their exhibits run for the academic year. Artists are invited to exhibit in The Concourse based upon their artistic merit, their long-term contributions to the community, and the ways their work supports the creative, educational goals of Michigan Tech’s Department of Visual and Performing Arts.


Hosting two curated exhibits each year, local, regional, national, and international artists are invited by our curator into these exhibits. A-Space strives for diverse, engaging, and thoughtful programming that supports contemporary artists and deepens our student’s learning. A-Space shares a wall with gallery b, our student gallery classroom. This offers special opportunities for our students to observe and participate in the galleries year-round.

Art installation, metal spoons of differing lengths on a tableArtist: Rachel Kauff
Medium: Wood/Graphite
Photo: Adam Johnson

The Independent Exhibition Series

The Gallery hosts two exhibits each year, through an application process, known as The Independent Exhibition Series; these exhibits build opportunities for our local artists, educators, and students to display their work — solo and group exhibitions are considered. Applications are accepted between January 30th thru March 15th for the following academic year. If you would like to be considered for an Independent Exhibition, please contact our Gallery Director, Lisa Gordillo,

gallery b

gallery b, our alternative arts classroom, is part of a larger arts-initiative, Project Learning Lab. This initiative provides students the chance to create works of art outside of a traditional classroom, with special attention to architecture, installation, and community spaces. gallery b hosts two student exhibitions each semester: a mid-semester showcase of works-in-progress and a final showcase of completed works.

Apply to Exhibit/Nominate an Artist

Applications are accepted for two Independent Exhibitions each year. Artists, faculty, community members, and students at all stages in their careers, are encouraged to apply. Our A-Space, Professional series and our Concourse exhibitions are curated exhibits. Our Gallery Director, Lisa Gordillo, welcomes nominations for exhibiting artists. 

Tour Past Exhibits

Flats and Rounds

Artists: Sarah Hewitt and Kathleen McCloud
Location: A-Space, Fall 2016

A dynamic exhibit of colors and textures in paper, fiber, and print, by two artists whose work explores gender and mythology.

Art in the Rozsa Gallery, colored fiber creation
Art in the Rozsa Gallery, human form in paper and ink
Art in the Rozsa Gallery, sculpture of human form in fiber

so not a goddess

Artists: Sarah Hewitt
Location: Rozsa Lobby, Fall 2016-Spring 2017

A weaving installation created for the Rozsa lobby during Hewitt's residency.

An art installation made of fiber and stretches in the ceiling area, a closer view
An art installation made of fiber and stretches in the ceiling area, as viewed from the north of the lobby
An art installation made of fiber and stretches in the ceiling area, as viewed looking towards campus