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Darrell E. Sechrest Art Gallery

The High Point University Darrell E. Sechrest Art Gallery is primarily an educational gallery that provides the High Point University and the greater High Point communities with rotating exhibitions in a range of media. These exhibitions will offer opportunities to interact with exhibiting artists and hear them speak about their work. Exhibitions will involve solo displays from artists currently active in their fields as well as group shows and works from a variety of collections including the University’s Permanent Collection that have a more historic purpose. All exhibitions, gallery talks, and openings are publicized locally and regionally and open to the public.

If you have any questions regarding the gallery (scheduling group visits, community outreach, etc.), then please contact Emily Gerhold, or call 336-841-4680.

Mission Statement

1. Provide a venue to expose students and the community to high caliber works of art created by artists from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds.
2. Through exhibitions, outreach, and related educational programming the gallery is dedicated to the cultural enrichment of the university community.
3. To explore and inspire through our collection and exhibitions, the emotional and intellectual resources of our audiences.
4. To create a sense of belonging and provide our visitors with an enjoyable and enduring experience.

 Hours and Directions

The Sechrest Gallery is generally open from late August through late April from 9:00 am – noon and from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Tuesday-Friday. The 2016-2017 calendar below specifies the openings and closings for each of our planned exhibits. Check the dates you wish to visit the gallery prior to arriving. If we are closed and you would like to schedule a group visit, then please contact Emily Gerhold, or call 336-841-4680.

Admission is free.

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Exhibiting Artists

There are two areas in the gallery that artists can utilize for showing their artwork. If you are an artist interested in featuring in our gallery, please fill out and return the forms below. If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact Emily Gerhold, or call 336-841-4680.

Sechrest Gallery Main Level

The lower level of our gallery space, which is used for headlining exhibits. Both solo and group exhibits are held here, and are shown for about six weeks.

Application Form

The Loft at Sechrest

The balcony level of our gallery space, which features smaller, usually solo shows. There are three walls available in this space to use, and there is a hanging system installed for easy show setup. Exhibits in this space change out on a monthly basis, to allow us to feature a variety of artists during the year.

Application Form

Space Dimensions


TuesdayAug. 21-Sept. 26SHARON HARDIN: "Lifeviews"
ThursdaySeptember 19Reception for "Lifeviews"
4pm - 6pm
TuesdayOct. 1 - Nov. 11Emily Clare
ThursdayOctober 3Reception for "Femiverse"
4pm - 6pm
TuesdayNov. 5 - Dec. 12Recent Acquisitions from the Bob Brown Collection
featuring prints by Bruce Onobrakpeya
ThursdayNovember 14Reception for Bob Brown Collection Featuring prints by Bruce Onobrakpeya
4pm - 6pm
TuesdayJan. 14 - Feb. 27Exhibition still in the planning stages!
TuesdayFebruary 6Reception
4pm - 6pm
TuesdayMar. 10 - Apr.17Cheryl Goldsleger & Larry Millard
ThursdayApril 16Reception for Cheryl Goldsleger & Larry Millard exhibit 4pm - 6pm
TuesdayApr. 28 - May 9Studio Art Senior Exhibition
ThursdayApril 30Reception for the Studio Art Senior Exhibition 4pm - 6pm

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The High Point Admissions Office is Located in Wrenn Hall.

Tours are available 7 days a week. Please contact us to schedule your visit.
(800) 345-6993
(336) 841-9216
(336) 888-6382 (fax)

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