Gilda Snowden 1954 – 2014
Detroit Repertory Gallery
1987 – 2014 Curator

Gilda left us September 9, 2014. We were shocked and heartbroken. We lost a great Detroit Artist and a close friend of the Rep. She curated the Repertory Lobby Gallery into a prominent and important part of the Metropolitan Detroit visual artist community. As a token of profound respect the Repertory Gallery will henceforth be known as the:

Detroit Repertory Theatre Gilda Snowden Lobby Gallery

The Detroit Repertory Theatre Gilda Snowden Gallery is alternative exhibition space for emerging and mid-career artists of the Metropolitan Detroit area. Space is given for one-person, two-person, or group theme shows of two-dimensional works of art. A new exhibit of original paintings and/or photographs is hung for each of the plays.

Michigan artists submit their portfolios. When chosen, their works are exhibited and sold during the run of each DRT production. Original paintings and photographs are displayed in the lobby of the Repertory throughout the DRT’s season. The Rep collects no commission.

Current Exhibition: Mel B. Allen. HOW I SEE THINGS on Exhibit in the Repertory lobby GILDA GALLERY during the run of Channel Cat , Nov. 6 to Dec. 29, 2019.

Meet the Artist
Champagne Reception
Monday, Dec. 16, 2019
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Artists who are interested in being considered for a future show should submit a resume outlining exhibition record and education, at least 10 slides or a CD of recent pieces that exhibit a sustained, cohesive vision in a body of related works, and a SASE to Gallery Director, Jocelyn Rainey.

Jocelyn Rainey

Jocelyn Rainey is the new Curator of Exhibitions at the Rep. Jocelyn Rainey is an award–winning artist, art educator and gallery owner. She is dean of arts instruction at Wayne County Community College District. Her work has been exhibited in galleries across the nation, such as the Jackson Fine Art, the Danny Simmons Corridor Gallery and the Black Fine Arts Festival as well as the University of Michigan Art and Design Gallery and the Detroit Institute of Arts.