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Students Receive Program Awards and Honors Recognition

Jun 8, 2020

Briar Cliff is pleased to announce the winners of program awards as well as recognizing this year’s graduating class of the Honors Program.

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Repurposed - Sr. Jordan Dahm Exhibition

Feb 18, 2020

Nan Wilson’s Repurposed will be featured in the annual Sr. Jordan Dahm Exhibition starting at 6 p.m. on Feb. 21 with a reception and short gallery talk in the Clausen Art Gallery on Briar Cliff University’s campus. The exhibition will run through April 5. ...

Omaha artist to be featured in upcoming exhibit at Briar Cliff University

Jan 11, 2019

Briar Cliff University will be exhibiting the artwork of Omaha artist and architect Thomas Prinz from January 25 through March 15 at the Clausen Art Gallery on Briar Cliff’s campus. Prinz will give a gallery talk at 6 p.m. during the opening reception on January 25 from 5 - 7 p.m. ...

Sonia Perea-Morales

STUDENT BLOG: Teacher Appreciation Day

May 8, 2018

In honor of National Teacher Appreciation Day, Sonia Perea-Morales ('18) shared a letter to two professors who changed her life during her time at The Cliff. ...

BC Review 30th Poster

The Briar Cliff Review to celebrate 30 years with reception at Sioux City Art Center

Apr 9, 2018

The Briar Cliff Review, Briar Cliff University’s award-winning annual literary journal, will celebrate 30 years of publication with a reception, gallery talk and reading on Thursday, April 19 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Sioux City Art Center. ...

Jeff Baldus

Briar Cliff art professor receives $10,000 grant from Iowa Arts Council

Mar 5, 2018

Jeff Baldus, associate professor of art at Briar Cliff University, has received a $10,000 from the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs. The grant funds will support the casting of several sculptures in bronze that will be part of his upcoming exhibition titled Of Sticks and Stones. ...

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Gilchrist grant enhances art education at Briar Cliff

Sep 1, 2017

Briar Cliff University has received a generous grant from the Gilchrist Foundation to advance the University’s Advancing the Students’ Creative Spirit for a Lifetime initiative. ...

Al Harris-Fernandez

Sioux City Art Center director opens solo exhibit at Briar Cliff

Feb 10, 2017

A solo exhibit featuring the artwork of Sioux City Art Center director Al Harris-Fernandez opened Feb. 17 at Briar Cliff University’s Clausen Art Gallery. ...

Jeff Baldus

Associate professor featured in Michael Warren Contemporary Art Show

Jun 13, 2016

Briar Cliff University is proud to recognize Jeff Baldus, associate professor, for his featured placement in the Michael Warren Contemporary show, “Tree Stories.” ...

Karen Chesterman

Former PE teacher, stay-at-home mom discovers artistic talent

May 15, 2015

With some reserve, Karen Chesterman entered her home studio to find her paintings exactly where she left them a few months ago — leaning up against a gallery white wall, basking under the skylights. ...

Connor Henry

Art exhibit captures U.S. Marine's creative streak

May 7, 2015


Brian Damon, senior art exhibit

BACK TO SCHOOL: Continuing ed student turns to love of art after retirement

Feb 7, 2015

A few days prior to his Briar Cliff University senior art show, Brian Damon is living a dream that was literally 60 years in the making. ...

Ben Pratt

A pop of art: Briar Cliff alum blends realism with whimsy

Aug 14, 2014

Ben Pratt moved a majority of his artwork to the Modern Art Midtown gallery in Omaha, Neb., sometime before August. He and seven other artists' works will be on display at MAM until the end of the month. ...

BCU Offers Tolerance Workshop for Local Art Teachers

Mar 28, 2013

Nan Wilson, assistant professor of art and department chair at Briar Cliff University, will conduct an in-service lecture/workshop for art teachers in area schools, Monday, April 1, 2013, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m., Room 76, Heelan Hall at Briar Cliff. ...

Artist's Work Honors Veterans in a Big Way

Nov 8, 2012

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Sasha Teut, a Ute, Iowa, native, wants everyone to remember military veterans in a big way. One look at her massive multi-paneled display, titled “Remember,” is proof of the magnitude of the Briar Cliff University graduate’s hometown pride and American spirit. ...