Welcome to HPUs Darrell E. Sechrest Art Gallery
Welcome to HPUs Darrell E. Sechrest Art Gallery
Offering High Point University and the greater High Point communities with rotating exhibitions in a range of media.

Our 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, egerhold@highpoint.edu or call 336-841-4680.


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 2021-2022 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, egerhold@highpoint.edu 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, egerhold@highpoint.edu 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

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.


August 16 - October 8

Nicole Santiago
Nicole M. Santiago
"In her works, Santiago portrays semi-autobiographical scenes of everyday life, rejecting the grandiose in lieu of the mundane, surely a contemporary nod to 17th-century Dutch genre painting. The non-heroic characters in her works are embedded in the throes of domestic mundanity, even when those characters are marginalized or seemingly absent. But these prosaic personal depictions do not exist solely on the surface. Instead, the artist invites the viewer to explore deeper narrative layers, divulging a moodier undercurrent of universal grief, humor, and selfless devotion."
October 25 - December 17

Jessica Singerman
Of Stones and Earth and Air
By Jessica Singerman

"I am inspired by the poetry of nature: color and light in the landscape, seasons, and the passing of time. My work is a kind of meditation and a love letter to life and painting. It is through painting and outdoor activity that I can quiet my mind, make sense of life, and explore spirituality. I want my work to create wonder for people and to be evocative of the outdoor spaces that inspire us, like mountains, valleys, and skies."

Singerman's exhibit is going to be particularly exciting because there is an installation component. She will be installing, with the assistance of students, a piece called 'Paper Mountain' during the week of October 18.

January 24 - March 11, 2022

Artifact Bold Logo
ARTIFACT [BOLD] is a national biennial exhibition of Graphic Design and New Media that the Sechrest Gallery is jointly hosting with High Point University’s Department of Studio Art and Graphic Design.
March 21 - April 15, 2022

Katherine Strause
Katherine Strause and Margo Duvall
Strause, a painter, and Duvall, a photographer, both hail from Little Rock, Arkansas and create figural images that are rooted in the documentary tradition and imbued with symbolic, nostalgic, and even magical qualities.
April 25 - May 7, 2022

Margo Duvall
Senior Studio Art Exhibition
Our annual celebration of our Senior Studio Art Majors!