Jorgenson Fine Arts Gallery

When Dr. Evelyn E. Jorgenson began her presidency at Moberly Area Community College in 1996, the college was making plans to build the Activity Center, which would hold the Fitzsmmons-John Arena, the new home of the Greyhounds Basketball team. The old Coliseum and home to the famed Greyhounds since 1931 would soon sit vacant. It was a large, but also sacred place to many fans and she knew there had to be great care and forethought put into whatever plans the College had for that space.

Dr. Jorgenson’s bachelor degree is in fine arts and it grieved her that all of MACC’s fine arts classes were in the basement of the college with no natural light or room to expand. There was also no gallery to display student works.

By 2000, she had researched and worked with architects long enough to propose a renovation that would preserve the hallowed floors of the basketball court, provide top-quality space for the fine arts and create a graphic arts program to help fund the entire venture. Because fine arts funding was difficult to secure, she decided to house the Career and Technical Graphic Arts program in the new wing, which allowed her to use Vocational Enhancement Grant funds to pay for much of the project. It was an ingenious idea that tied two complimentary programs into a perfect space.

The $1.4 million renovation opened to the public in February 2002 and included a gallery in the center of the building. This gallery was a specific request of Dr. Jorgenson. She wanted everyone who entered the wing to be surrounded by art. She didn’t want it tucked away at the end of hall where no one would ever see it. She created two glass rooms to showcase items that would need to be protected. The two-story center section of the gallery allows for large exhibits and the ability to fly artwork above attendees. The wing also includes a pressroom, ceramics studio, plate making room, sculpture studio, two computer labs, painting and drawing studio, two classrooms and eight offices.

In January 2003, Dr. Jorgenson’s influence on the Arts continued with the establishment of the MACC Endowment for the Arts to continue “to develop, support and promote cultural activities and the arts, particularly as related to the Center.” Due to the support of fellow Arts patrons, the Endowment now totals over $80,000 and provides grants to faculty and events

Upon Dr. Jorgenson’s retirement in June 2013, the MACC Board of Trustees honored her 27 years of service to the College with the renaming of the wing as the Evelyn E. Jorgenson Fine Arts Center.

Today, the gallery hosts a number of exhibits each year from local artists to internationally recognized works to local high school and college student exhibits. Student work lines the walls and the classrooms are filled each semester.

The Center remains a source of pride for MACC and the Moberly community.

20th Annual Juried Spring Virtual Art Exhibition for Area High Schools

Exhibition: April 1 – April 30, 2023

Awards to be announced.

Body Electric

Works by Ben Lee and ENOCH Exhibition: April 15 – May 10, 2019 Reception: April 22, 4-6 p.m.

17th Annual Juried Spring Art Exhibition for Area High Schools

Exhibition: February 11 – February 28, 2019 Reception: February 28, 5-7 p.m. Awards announced at 6 p.m.


Selected Works from Brianna Bogucki, Renee Brochu, and Kristen Lyle Exhibition: January 14, 2019 – February 1, 2019

MACC Alumni Show: Beyond

Selected Works from Ashley Thompson, Brittany Perkins, Eric Ordway, Mae Godwin, & Yoko Lea Exhibition: December 17, 2018 – January 8, 2019 Reception: January 7, 2019 5:00pm – 6:30pm


Works of Matthew Ballou and Jen Bennett Exhibition: November 13 – December 7, 2018 Reception: November 28, 5-7 p.m.

Show-Me States: A Survey of Missouri Photography

Curated by Matt Rahner Exhibition: October 15 – November 9, 2018 Reception: October 18, 2018, 5-6:30 p.m.

The Gallery Collection:

Selected Works from the Jorgenson Gallery Collection Exhibition: August 20, 2018 – October 12, 2018


MACC 90 – a Trip through Time

Exhibition: August 21 – September 30, 2017

Gallery Reception: Thursday, August 31; 6pm – 8pm


Communication Device:
Works by R-Q/Bryan Helton

Exhibition: October 9 – November 3, 2017

Gallery Reception: Friday October 13; 5pm – 7pm



Works from the MICA Artist Residency Program in Brittany, France

Exhibition: November 13 – December 15, 2017

Gallery Reception: Thursday, November 16; 4pm – 7pm


MACC Student Show (Columbia Campus)

Exhibition: November 27 – December 8, 2017

Artists Reception: Friday, December 8; 1pm – 4pm



Missouri Over There, WWI Traveling Exhibit

Exhibition: January 16- February 23, 2018

Gallery Reception and Guest Lecture: January 30, 5:00 – 7:00 PM

16th Annual Spring Art Exhibition for Area High Schools

Exhibition: March 5 – March 17, 2018

Gallery Reception and Awards: Friday, March 9; 5pm – 7pm


The Gallery Collection

Selected Works from the Jorgenson Gallery Collection

Exhibition: April 2- May 31, 2018


50 by Murphy: A Retrospective of Illustration & Fine Art

Exhibition: August 22 – September 23, 2016

Gallery Reception: September 9, 2016; 5:00pm-7:00pm

Transitory Boundaries

Works by Trudy Denham & Catherine Armrest

Exhibition: October 3 – November 11, 2016

Gallery Reception: October 7, 2016; 5:00pm-7:00 pm

MACC Student Art Exhibition

Exhibition: November 28 – December 8

Gallery Reception: December 1, 2016; 4:00pm-6:00pm


Eclectic Images of Interest

Works by Rodney Burlingame

Exhibition: January 11 – February 17

Gallery Reception: January 27, 2017; 5:00pm-7:00pm


15th Annual Spring Art Exhibition for Area High Schools

Exhibition: February 27 – March 17

Awards Reception: March 3, 2017; 5:00pm- 7:00pm

Biophilia:Paint, Canvas, Pixels and Paper

Works by Joe Bussell and Fred Trease

Exhibition: April 3 – May 11, 2017

Gallery Reception: April 21, 2017; 5:00pm- 7:00pm



Works by Aron Fischer & Lacey Campbell

Exhibition: August 19 – September 25

Gallery Reception: September 25, 2015; 5:00pm-7:00pm


Still Lifes: Perceptions of Inanimate Objects

Exhibition: October 1 – November 12

Gallery Reception: October 8, 2015; 5:00pm-7:00 pm


MACC Student Art Exhibition

Exhibition: November 18 – December 3

Gallery Reception: November 19, 2015; 4:30pm-6:30pm


Works by Janet Bratcher, David Caywood, & John Holman

Exhibition: January 11 – February 18

Gallery Reception: January 22, 2016; 5:00pm- 7:00pm


14th Annual Spring Art Exhibition for Area High Schools

Exhibition: February 24 – March 11

Awards Reception: March 4, 2016; 5:00pm- 7:00pm



Diverted Reality

Exhibition: March 17 – May 5, 2016

Gallery Reception: April 7, 2016; 5:00pm- 7:00pm


Outsider Art

Exhibition: August 20- September 25

Gallery Reception: August 25, 2014 4-7pm


Contemporary Impressions from the Printmaking Matrix

Exhibition: October 1- November 13

Gallery Reception: October 9, 2014 4-7pm


MACC Student Art Exhibition

Exhibition: November 17- December 4

Gallery Reception: November 18, 2014 4-7pm


Works by Mark Langeneckert and Naomi Sugino Lear

Exhibition: January 13- February 19

Gallery Reception: January 21, 2015 4-7pm


13th Annual Spring Art Exhibition for Area High Schools

Exhibition: February 25 – March 13

Awards Reception: March 6, 4-7 p.m.


Urban Decay

Exhibition: March 17- May 7, 2015

Gallery Reception: April 7, 2015 4-7pm


Centering Clay

Missouri Regional Ceramics

Exhibition: August 29 – September 27

Gallery Reception: September 16, 2:00-5:00 p.m.

Adaptations and Transformations

Works by David Spear

Exhibition: October 7 – October 31

Gallery Reception & Artist Talk: October 10, 3:00-7:00 p.m.

Storms and Snarls

Works by Jessie Van der Laan

Exhibition: November 7 – December 5

Gallery Reception: November 13, 2:00-5:00 p.m.


Figures of Light and Shadow

Works by Randy Simmons

Exhibition: January 15 – February 13

Gallery Reception & Artist Talk: February 13, 2:30-5:30 p.m.

12th Annual Spring Art Exhibition for Area High Schools

Exhibition: February 27 – March 14

Awards Reception: March 7, 4:00-6:30 p.m.

MACC Student Art Exhibition

Exhibition: April 16 – May 7

Awards Reception: May 5, 3:00-5:00 p.m.


Artifacts of Matrimony

Works by Mary Weidner and the MACC Alumni Museum

Exhibition: August 28 – September 28

Gallery Reception: September 7, 2:00-7:00 p.m.


Drive Safely

Works by Robert Gerhardt

Exhibition: October 5 – November 2

Gallery Reception: October 11, 1:00-3:00 p.m.



Works by David Linneweh

Exhibition: November 12 – December 12

Gallery Reception: November 12, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Paradox and Conformity

Works by Richard Deon

Exhibition: January 15 – February 15

Gallery Reception:January 16, 2:00-4:00 p.m.


11th Annual Juried Spring Art Exhibition for Area High Schools

Exhibition: March 6 – March 15

Awards Reception: March 8, 1:00-3:00 p.m.


MACC Student Art Exhibition

Exhibition: April 12 – May 8

Awards Reception: May 1, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

MACC’s Jorgenson Gallery exhibits a variety of work from regional artists. Please submit your contact information below to be contacted by a college representative if you are interested in showcasing your work. 

The Gallery is open to the public:

Monday – Thursday
7:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m

7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

For information on visiting the Gallery or exhibiting your work, please contact Gallery Director Kaylee Paffrath at or complete the above contact form “Showcase Your Work”.