MFA Thesis

Wellington B. Gray Gallery


Founded in 1977, the Wellington B. Gray Art Gallery is an integral part of the School of Art and Design’s educational mission.  The Gray Gallery provides educational programming for students and the community through six to eight exhibitions each year and numerous symposia and lectures by visiting artists and curators.  The collections that the Gallery and School of Art and Design maintain includes a significant collection of western and central African art, Baltic ceramics, the Dwight M. Holland collection, a major and on-going donation of contemporary ceramics and a suite of Larry Rivers prints.



March 6 - April 3, 2015
Judge’s Talk, Wednesday, March 4, 5:30 p.m. in Speight Auditorium
Awards Ceremony, Thursday, March 5, 5:00 p.m. in Speight Auditorium

Susan FechoThe annual East Carolina University School of Art and Design Undergraduate Exhibition will be on view in the Wellington B. Gray Gallery from March 5 to April 3, 2015. Area curriculum coordinators in the School of Art and Design select the outstanding works submitted from over 500 undergraduate students. The Judge’s Talk by Susan Fecho will take place Wednesday, March 4 at 5:30 p.m. in Speight Auditorium in the Jenkins Fine Arts building. The Awards Ceremony will take place Thursday, March 5 at 5:00 p.m. in Speight Auditorium. The opening reception will follow immediately in the gallery.

East Carolina University features the largest studio art program in North Carolina, which is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). Curriculum areas represented in the show are: art foundations, ceramics, cinema, drawing, graphic design, illustration, interactive media, metals, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, textile design, and video.

The awards judge professor Susan Fecho is Chair of the Department of Art and Design at Barton College. Her lifelong devotion to art includes over 30 years of teaching and working with art students in the United States and abroad. Fecho is a multi-media printmaker/surface designer with an earned M.F.A. from East Carolina University. In addition, she has pursued postgraduate studies at various institutions including Jan Van Eyck Academie, Humboldt Field Research Institute, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Northern Illinois University, and Penland School of Crafts. She has exhibited regionally, nationally, and internationally and has received numerous awards, grants, and residencies. Fecho’s published images have been accepted into several major collections: the Smithsonian Institution’s American Art Museum/National Portrait Gallery Library, Washington, D.C.; the Word and Image Department, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England; and the Museum of Women Artists, Washington, D.C.

The Wellington B. Gray Gallery is located off of 5th and Jarvis Streets on the campus of East Carolina University in the Jenkins Fine Arts Center.  Summer gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. The gallery is closed for all University holidays. Jenkins Fine Arts Center is handicapped accessible. Parking for the reception is available in the lot surrounding Jenkins Fine Arts Center.

For more information, please contact Tom Braswell, Interim Gallery Director, at (252) 328-6336.