Photo Feature: VAPA Faculty Triennial exhibits

The Galleries of Contemporary Art (GOCA) presents the UCCS Visual Arts Faculty Triennial Exhibition, now through March 18.

For the first time since the pandemic, world-class works from distinguished faculty will be on view in the Marie Sharpe Walsh Gallery at the Ent Center for the Arts. The artists, whose works have been recognized in galleries and museums across the globe, are also guiding the next generation of creatives as they work to perfect their craft. Come check out the artistic practices informing the future of art.

For a more in-depth view of the art, plan to attend the upcoming Gallery Talks:

Gallery Talk #1
Friday, February 24, 2023
1 – 2 p.m.
Marie Walsh Sharpe Gallery, Ent Center for the Arts, 5225 N. Nevada Ave, 80918

Gallery Talk #2
Wednesday, March 15, 2023
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Marie Walsh Sharpe Gallery, Ent Center for the Arts, 5225 N. Nevada Ave, 80918

The exhibition was collaboratively curated by Daisy McGowan, former GOCA Director; Lynné Cravens, GOCA Exhibitions & Events Manager; and the artists.

Corey Drieth, Professor, Painting/Drawing
Matt Barton, Professor, Sculpture/New Media
Ben Kinsley, Assistant Professor, Sculpture/New Media
Claire Rau, Senior Instructor, Sculpture
Nikki Pike, Senior Instructor, Social Practice
Marina Eckler, Senior Instructor, Painting/Printmaking
Stacy Platt, Senior Instructor, Photography
Rachel Guardiola, Instructor, Photography
Clark Valentine, Visiting Instructor, Painting
Nick Henning, Visual Art Technician

About UCCS Department of Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA)

The Department of Visual and Performing Arts houses programs in Art History, Film Studies, Museum and Gallery Practice, Music, Theatre & Dance, and Visual Arts. These programs share a mission to explore interdisciplinarity and artistic innovation. Cultivating a thriving student experience is the reason we are here; Our classes remain small and individual mentorship is our mantra. Learn more at

About the UCCS Galleries of Contemporary Art (GOCA)

GOCA is a regional hub of contemporary art, culture, and conversation. Independently producing exhibitions and programs through a collaborative approach with artists of national, international and regional significance, GOCA engages UCCS and the greater community in dialogue around contemporary culture. GOCA is a contemporary arts organization with two galleries – the flagship Marie Walsh Sharpe Gallery at the Ent Center for the Arts, a satellite location opened in 2010 in the Plaza of the Rockies building in the heart of downtown Colorado Springs, and the Art WithOut Limits Public Sculpture Program on the grounds of the Ent Center and adjacent Pulpit Rock Open Space. For more information, visit and