Gallery Night

We are excited to welcome our USM families to Gallery Night, our annual celebration of the visual arts! This is a wonderful opportunity to admire the many accomplishments of our visual artists from kindergarten through 12th grade. Take your time strolling through campus to observe student artwork, and participate in hands-on workshops. Join us on Friday, April 26 from 3:30 to 6 p.m. for Gallery Night 2024!

Gallery Night 2024 logo
Students view a gallery of colorful ofrenda artwork.
A student paints a landscape of mountains and lakes.
The Werner Family Art Gallery showcases the AP Art Show.
A mixed media collage of a girl with her cat.
A closeup photo of a bead of water on a bright green leaf.
A colorful a whimsical drawing of a house.
A drawing of a girl looking out of a window as rain runs down the glass.

Student Art Displays

Visual artists in grades PK-12 learn to think like artists as they explore a variety of mediums, artistic techniques, and our 8 studio habits of mind. Please explore the amazing art on display throughout our campus, including:

  • Expressions with New Media Exploration - K-4
    Contemporary Kokeshi Dolls - 5th grade
  • Green Screen Kokeshi - 5th grade
  • Modern Mayan Codices - 5th grade
  • Mandala Masterpieces - 5th grade
  • Pop Art Food Sculptures - 6th grade
  • Optical Art Drawings - 6th grade
  • Ephemeral Nature Sculptures - 6th grade
  • Painted Leaves - 6th grade
  • Journey of a Hero in Comic-Con Alley - 6th grade
  • Collaborative Mural: Resident Artist Marco Gonzalez and 6th grade
  • Big Idea Exhibition: Family - 7th grade
  • Model Magic Minis - 7th grade
  • We Are Better Together Collaboration - 5th, 6th, and 7th grades
  • AP Art Show - Upper School
  • Innovation and Design - Upper School
A series of food and nature themed pastel drawings hangs during Gallery Night.
A family smiles while posing for a photo during Gallery Night.
A black and white photograph of old trees planted in lines.
Two young students work on a yarn art project with their dad during Gallery Night.
A display of colorful stamp prints hangs on a wall.
Teachers welcome families into the Comicon Alley during Gallery Night.
A black and white photograph of a girl looking to the side in deep contemplation.
A charcoal drawing of two old teddy bears.
A display of colorful water color mixed media paintings hangs in a hallway.
Two students smile while pointing at the clay animal sculptures they made in class.
A table of stained glass windows shines brightly in a colorful display.
A display of sepia-toned mixed media artwork is displayed during Gallery Night.
A group of young students pose for a photo while wearing decorated superhero masks.
A series of nature-themed artwork hangs on a wall during Gallery Night.
A group of Middle School students pose for a photo during Gallery Night.

Hands-on Workshops

Let's make some art! Students of all ages and their families are invited to create their won works of art during Gallery Night. There are make-and-take as well as collaborative options throughout the USM campus. See the workshops below and view our Gallery Night map for additional details on where to participate.

"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced."
Vincent Van Gogh

Meet the Teachers!

Cate Elsbernd

Cate Elsbernd
Lower School Art Teacher

Sarah Markwald

Sarah Markwald
Middle School Art Teacher

Jessica Michels

Jessica Michels
Upper School Art Teacher

Andrea Worthey

Andrea Worthey
Upper School Art Teacher

Directions and Maps

When arriving for Gallery Night, please enter campus using the West Drive. Guests may use any parking lot, and then enter the building at the West Visitor Entrance (door 17 on the campus map). Please follow signs within the building to stay on the designated route for the event.

View the Gallery Night Map

USM Campus Map

Food Trucks

We are excited to offer three great local food trucks during Gallery Night. Take a break from viewing the art and stop by the car circle to grab dinner for the whole family!


Catrina Tacos

The Cupcake-a-Rhee