Phebe Conley Art Gallery


Charles Shields




RECEPTION 5pm - 8pm | Thursday, September 14

GALLERY HOURS 10am - 4pm | Monday - Friday

The Department of Art and Design at Fresno State is deeply honored to present the work of recently retired faculty member, Charles Shields.  

Curiosity is the title of his retrospective currently on display at the Phebe Conley Art Gallery consisting of works beginning from Shields’s student work in the 1960’s and spanning across his professional career up until the 1990’s.  The majority of the gallery space is filled with his 1970’s pieces but one of the highlights in the exhibit is his display of logos he designed, which includes that of the Chaffee Zoo.  Stephanie Wong, Jennifer Runyon and Duran Hernandez, who were hired by Shields, collaborated in the selection and curation of the artwork.  In addition, they decided to include a “Message Wall” where visitors are encouraged to write a short message to Charles where they can then be hung on this wall for everyone to view. 

Charles will be available in the gallery to speak with visitors during the reception beginning at 4:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday, September 14th.  The work will continue to be on display until September 29th

Regular Phebe Conley Galler hours are 10 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday (Closed weekends and holidays.)





Student Exhibition in the Conley Art gallery

The Phebe Conley Gallery, located in the Phebe Conley Art Building, provides critical exhibition space for Art and Design Department students to prepare for a professional career, provides actual installation experiences, and connects the students with the community by providing four large student exhibitions each year and multiple Masters Degree Student Exhibitions.