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This week around the department of art: 

MONDAY – May 2, 2016 - Holly Heflen and Timer Harrison-O'Dell: “Going Home”, a senior exhibition – Gallery 231 (2nd floor Randall Hall) opening reception 5PM Gallery hours are 9am – 4pm, through May 5.
Timer Harrison-O'Dell is proud to present her first gallery exhibition in which her art pays tribute to the men, women, and animals of the United States Armed Forces. Mrs. Harrison-O’Dell states about her work, “With my paintings, I utilize colors that lend a surreal feeling, which mimics the emotional aspects of daily life one experiences in combat. With my ceramics, I offer stability through the use of solid, bold, simple colors that are easily identified and understood as campaign and medal ribbon colors.”

As an undergraduate student, Holly Heflin explored sculpture using readily available, natural materials like stone, clay and wood. Her art is very functional. Holly says “My artistic processes are often accomplished in a difficult way, like shooting tin cans with a bazooka, I’m heavy-handed but I eventually figure it out and complete things. If my processes give anyone doubt they are dispelled with the finished products. I try to keep my ideas simple and practical. I work best with nature’s supplies.”

Juried Undergraduate Student Art Exhibit

The CWU Sarah Spurgeon Gallery presents the Department of Art’s 2016 Juried Undergraduate Student Art Exhibition.
This annual exhibition is a showcase for outstanding undergraduate student artwork created during the past academic year. It is open to CWU students who have attended studio art or graphic design classes in the Department of Art. The exhibition will remain on display through May 19.


• May 2 – 5: Timer Harrison-O'Dell & Holly Heflen
• May 9 – 12: Taylor Harris
• May 16 – 19: Skyler Crady, Veronica Montano & Tiffany Nelson
• May 23 – 27: Natasha Rodelo & Ramon Romero
• May 30 – June 7: The Graphic Design Show featuring Matthew Allen, Samantha Armijo, Josephine Beedle, Stephanie Betschart, Caitlin Clark, Natalie Cole, Kaitlyn Lyon, Austin Door, Laurel Fisher, Jordan Head, Wen Jiang, Justin Kent, Daniel Lazo, Taylor Lewis, Mackenzie Loete, Brandon Mills, Cameron Porter, Heather Rainey, Gabriel Santos Salvador, Heidi Thaemert, Makayla Virden, Braxton Wanner, Wai Wa Wong

Call for our amazing CWU art students, faculty, alumni, and community members!!!
Queer Art Show - "One Proud World" - Deadline for Submissions
Monday, May 9, 2016
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The purpose of this event is to create a positive space for Queer Expression. Help us build and affirm Central's Queer Community, challenge traditional notions of identity, art, and the Queer Experience. SUBMISSION ARE OPEN TO ALL ART, IN ALL MEDIUMS, FROM ALL CWU and ELLENSBURG ARTISTS! A limited number of works will be chosen by the jurors for exhibition at Gallery 420 in Downtown Ellensburg May 30 – June 5, 2016. An opening reception will be held at the gallery during First Friday Artwalk on June 3, 2016. Additionally, every entry received will be featured in a digital exhibition displayed during CWU Pride Week in SURC 137B starting May 30.

EVERY WEDNESDAY at 3:30pm – Attention art students! Join the best student club on campus.
 The Student Artist Collective (SAC) 5pm in the Breezeway. BE A PART OF THE EXCITEMENT!


Professor David Bieloh was invited to serve as a 2016 Summit Creative Award judge. He will serve on the Interactive Jury (judging websites, social media, and other interactive). This advertising award is widely recognized for its prestige worldwide, and is a coveted honor to its award recipients. It serves as the industry benchmark of excellence.



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