To honor Professor Douglas Eckheart's service to and retirement from Luther College, a special exhibit featuring a mini-retrospective of Eckheart's work, along with works by 33 alumni artists selected by their former teacher, was displayed in all the campus galleries during fall 2008. The Eckheart Tribute Collection originated from this exhibit. Artists who participated in the exhibit were invited to donate one of their works from the exhibit, or another work if they preferred, to the Fine Arts Collection. A wide variety of media and artistic sensibilities are represented by the alumni works in this collection. They include paintings in oil, acrylic and watercolor; graphite drawings; relief and intaglio prints; digital and video imagery; and mixed-media pieces. Graduation dates of the alumni artists range from 1969 to 2005.