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This week around the department of art:

MONDAY – TONIGHT! – OPEN Figure Drawing Session - 4:30pm to 6:30pm - Randall Hall Rm 220
Hosted by SAC


Continuing through April 21: Michael Sarich: Heads or Tails in the Sarah Spurgeon Gallery

Sarich’s work is inspired by popular tattoo designs, graffiti, and outsider art. His artworks overflow with recognizable symbols such as Mickey Mouse and smiley faces that are depicted alongside La Virgin de Guadalupe, birds, fish, and Dia de Los Muertos skulls. As a result, the commercial gloss of the cheerful icons are balanced by deeper, more personal references to Sarich’s life, and reflections on mortality.



Submissions to be collected in the Sarah Spurgeon Gallery next week Monday – Wednesday, April 20 – 22. See the posters around the building and grab a prospectus in the office.

For the 2015 Annual Juried Undergraduate Exhibition, Prof. Allyson Klutenkamper will be conducting two informational sessions including demonstrations on preparing work and the submission process for all 2D work on:  Monday, April 13 @ 4:00pm in Randall #208 (Photography Area), Wednesday, April 15 @ 3:00pm in Randall #208
Students are more than welcome to bring pieces to work on after the demo, ask for advice on selecting the strongest work, and assist with other helpful information

Student Artists Collective of CWU -

SACs is organizing an exhibit of student work at Wine Works- go to the next SAC meeting for additional information. Heck, why not join the group if you aren’t a member. They need all pieces in by April 27th.

First Fridays- SACs is organizing Friday Art walks for the whole department! 4:30pm Potluck outside the Art office, visit the Sarah Spurgeon, the upstairs gallery and after carpool to downtown.  First Fridays are May 1st & June 5th.

Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon


Brooks Library is hosting an Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Saturday, April 18 from noon – 5 p.m. The impetus behind this global project is research which indicates extremely poor representation within Wikipedia of women artists, and women subjects in general,  as well as a lack of women contributors and editors of articles.
Anyone is welcome to participate: students, faculty, community members, women, men. Participants are welcome to research and contribute to articles on the subject of their choice. Additionally, we will have resources and subject suggestions for those who want to participate but do not have a subject in mind. We are focusing our research and articles on women in the arts and sciences from the Pacific Northwest.
For more information, check out:
PLEASE NOTE:  For planning purposes we are requiring registration for this event . To register, go to: Registration closes at 5PM on Thursday, April 16.





The Wellness Center will be hosting the 7th Annual Rock Against Rape on April 29th. Rock Against Rape aims to break the silence associated with sexual assault by raising awareness to students on our campus. We have a couple events coming up that pertain to art students and we’re wondering if you could please pass this information along:

The first event will be the Art Battle, which is held during Rock Against Rape from 4-6pm. The art is another way for us to bring attention to sexual assault to our campus. Attached is the registration form with all the information and must be filled out and submitted no later than April 24th. The Wellness Center will be supplying the canvas, but each participant must provide their own medium, easel, and other supplies. People will be able to watch the Art Battle during the event and vote on a winner. There will be a prize offered to winners. 

The second event is the Silent Art Auction. All art will go up for auction that night at Rock Against Rape. Participants will fill out a form of a price value they believe their piece is worth, as well as their name and title of the art. All of the proceeds will go to ASPEN ( a local non-profit supporting victims of Domestic Violence), Rock Against Rape and other future sexual assault awareness programs. Besides the art painted at Rock Against Rape, ANY pieces of art of any type may be donated to the Wellness Center to be sold through the Art Auction. Donation forms are available in the Wellness Center and are due by April 27th  at 5pm. Those who paint the night of Rock Against Rape will be given the donation form to fill out the night of the event.
For more information, you can email the Wellness Center at, call (509)963-3213, or visit us in SURC 139.



Professor Allyson Klutenkamper’s large scale image, “Ribbons,” has just been acquisitioned by the permanent photography collection at the newly built museum of art on the campus of Pittsburg State University slated to open later this year.

Professor Allyson Klutenkamper’s small series of work included in the group exhibition, “A Woman in her Place” currently on display until the end of the week at the EB White Gallery in El Dorado, KS, will be traveling to two more venues for the duration of 2015.


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