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Call for Entries: INTERSTATE: Where I-90 meets I-82

The Sarah Spurgeon Gallery at Central Washington University, located in Ellensburg, Washington, will host the INTERSTATE juried exhibit. The exhibition is open to all media and subject matter.

Proceeds from this national exhibition will support student scholarships in the CWU Department of Art. The juror for the INTERSTATE exhibition is Jennifer Navva Milliken, Curator of Craft at the Bellevue Arts Museum, in Bellevue, Washington.

The exhibit is open to artists over the age of 18 working in 2-dimensional, 3-dimensional, and video formats. Works created/completed as an undergraduate or graduate student are not eligible. Only original work, where the artist is the sole copyright holder, will be accepted.

The entry fee is $35.00 for up to three artworks, and the deadline for entries is September 4, 2015. All entries must be submitted online at

This week around the department of art:

TUESDAY – June 8 - 13 - ART’S 2015 Graduating Class Exhibition & Reception in Gallery 231
The Department of Art presents the 2015 Graduating Class in an exhibition of design portfolios and studio artworks.

SATURDAY, June 13th at 11:30 AM (immediately following the College of Arts & Humanities Commencement Ceremony) Reception ART’S 2015 Graduating Class Exhibition

Please join us as we celebrate our 2015 Graduates! This is a group exhibition of all graduating art students receiving degrees in Studio Art and Graphic Design. In Gallery 231 on the second floor of Randall Hall


Continuing this week:

“Better Off Useless” a senior exhibition by Matthew Ahlborn at Gallery 421 (downtown)

Breaking the Line - The CWU Sarah Spurgeon Gallery will host Breaking the Line, a Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibition featuring artwork by Seth Charles (ceramics), Brian Kooser (sculpture), and Danka Teng (jewelry). Breaking the Line will remain on display through June 12.

Graduate Student Seth Charles & Undergraduate Senior Amanda Bury will have the collection of their utilitarian ceramic work created during their time here at CWU on display and for purchase at Wineworks in downtown Ellensburg during the month of June.


Professor Allyson Klutenkamper was selected as one of the “2015 Top 40 Digital Artists” by Joanna Szupinska-Myers, Curator of Exhibitions California Museum of Photography, and will be exhibiting work at the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art.

Storytellers, the July exhibition at Gallery One (Ellensburg, WA) will have several images from Professor Allyson Klutenkamper’s series Circumstantial featured along with Jenny Zwick, Bill Finger, and David Johnson from July 3 – August 1, 2015.

CWU Art Graduate student and Teaching Assistant Chase Grover had 3 pieces selected for the Juried National III at Red Lodge Clay Center in Red Lodge, MT. 16 artists and 43 works will be featured in this national exhibition. The reception is September 4th.


CWU Art Alumni Renee Adams, Howard & Lorraine Barlow, Justin Colt Beckman, Natalie Schmidt Dotzauer, Justin Gibbens, John Holmgren all have work in the Bellingham National Art Exhibition. It is a juried exhibition featuring artworks in a variety of media, including video, photography, ceramics, mixed media, paintings and more. Representing artists from 16 states, including Washington, the exhibition includes 101 pieces from more than 60 artists.


Under the direction and leadership of CWU Publicity Center’s Senior Graphic Designer Justin Beckman, the publicity center received several awards at the eighth annual Expression Awards for digital signage and content, sponsored by Visix Inc. Graphic Design students Kristina Von Essen and Taylor Froberg are part of Justin’s team.



REGIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY CONFERENCE! The Society for Photographic Education Northwest Regional conference is taking place in Portland, OR this fall November 5-8, 2015 with the theme Choreographing the Image — Process and Practice in Contemporary Photography.  [It’s a great way to socialize and network with students, photographers, critics, art historians, educators, and enthusiasts!]
**If anyone is interested in learning more, please contact Allyson Klutenkamper at
+(CWU will be hosting the NW Regional in Fall 2016 and inviting students to participate in planning as early as September 2015!)

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