Eudaimonia: The 19th Thacher Art + Architecture Annual

May 4—June 29, 2018

In its 19th year, the Thacher Annual celebrates artwork by 40 junior and senior majors and minors from the University of San Francisco’s Department of Art + Architecture. The exhibition’s student organizers have chosen the title Eudaimonia (eu·dae·mo·nia), a Greek word that roughly translates to “human flourishing.” The exhibition highlights the artists’ personal and creative evolutions during their time at USF.

Just as organic life blooms and flourishes, so do we, ever molding into greater human beings. The artwork in Eudaimonia reflects varying human experiences, allowing viewers an opportunity for self-reflection.

Eudaimonia was organized by the Thacher Gallery Practicum class, providing an opportunity for undergraduate students to learn and apply the process of curating and implementing a professional, juried exhibition. The show’s jury included artists Paz de la Calzada and Marshall Elliott, designer, author, and Design Action Collective co-founder Innosanto Nagara, and Haight Street Art Center executive director Peter McQuaid. The exhibition features 69 artworks of various media, including paintings, audio, digital, print, graphic design, and ceramics.

Opening events will be May 4, with an awards ceremony at 4pm in the Xavier Auditorium in Fromm Hall, followed by a reception in the Thacher Gallery.

Exhibiting Artists:

Student Organizers:

Subject Matter

  • Heather Butler
  • Chloe Damiba
  • Delaney Gibbons
  • Christine Guo
  • Giovanni Presutti


  • Lily Basting
  • Carrie Deng
  • Grace Hale
  • Zoila Marquez
  • Nina Vukic

Visitor Experience

  • Victoria Fraire
  • Pengxin Guo
  • Chaniece Jefferson
  • Jordan Sandoval
  • Luis Sepulveda

Nell Herbert and Glori Simmons, instructors