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Dittmar Gallery

Dittmar is located on the ground floor of Norris Center. This student-run gallery space features 5-6 exhibitions per year.

Dittmar Memorial Gallery was named in recognition of the gift by the late Paul O. Dittmar. The mission of the Gallery is to assist with developing and supporting emerging artists. For 50 years Dittmar Gallery has promoted the careers of young artists on campus and artist across the nation. Dittmar Gallery also supports the mission of Norris Center providing cultural inclusion with art representing the diversity of the community.

All Dittmar Events are free. Catered refreshments are provided at all art receptions and RSVPs are not required.

Dittmar Submissions - 2023 Community Exhibit

Dittmar Submissions- 2023 Community Exhibit

Now accepting submissions  - When Homeward You Turn

When Homeward You Turn is a meditation on how we are shaped by our complicated relationships to the abstraction of home.  In this exhibit, members of our community will grapple with their own personal definitions of home and what it means to experience home as an ever-evolving concept.  Through a plethora of mediums, each artist is invited to unravel the intricacies of their own stories and what home has meant to them both throughout their life and now.  For after all, who are we if not a constellation of the people, places, and things that we call home?

This exhibit is open to all members of the campus and off-campus communities.  Submit your artwork by Wednesday, February 22.  Notification of acceptance will be sent by Wednesday, March 1.

Prizes awarded- $100-$50 (Gift Cards-to be determined) More information on criteria and judging will be provided by February 22.

Community Show Exhibit Dates: March 31 - April 30

Opening Reception: Friday, March 31, 6-8 pm

Closing Reception- Announcement of Awards: Friday, April 28, 6-7:30 pm

Installation Dates: March 27-30.  

Deinstallation Dates: May 1-2

How to Submit Your Art

submit here

Any questions email

Dittmar Staff

Eve Downing - Student Supervisor/Curator
Ellie Lyons - Student Supervisor/Curator
Christine Kim- Assistant
Eli Gordon- Assistant
Maggie Munday Odom - Assistant
Jasmine Ametovski - Assistant

Gallery Hours

10 am - 10 pm Everyday

Gallery Guest Book

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Dittmar Gallery is excited to celebrate 50 years of providing art to the Northwestern Community.


Questions? Email