continuing through March 7th –
Margery Amdur: Abundance, Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, Randall Hall
Amdur’s exhibit includes large-scale wall and floor works comprised of foam rubber make-up sponges that are sensuously rubbed and saturated with pastel pigment. The sponges are then pieced together to create a surface texture resembling soft children’s building blocks. The accumulation of miniature absorbent shapes creates a larger sculptural mass, which is both colorfully abstract, and a comment on how we perceive beauty.
Margery Amdur’s studio practice is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is an Associate Professor of Art at Rutgers-Camden University in New Jersey. Originally from Pittsburgh, she received her undergraduate degree from Carnegie-Mellon University and her M.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin in Madison.
Continuing through February 26th -
May Cause Dizziness – a Mid-Thesis Exhibition by Brian Kooser.
Randall Hall, Gallery 231 - Gallery hours M-F – 4 – 8pm
warning: explicit content
Titled “MAY CAUSE DIZZINESS” a reference to a warning label commonly found on prescription drug containers, the art installation is created by CWU MFA Candidate Brian Kooser as his contribution to the Graduate Student Mid-Thesis exhibition season this winter.
“MAY CAUSE DIZZINESS” is an exploration of physical enhancement through surgical or chemical means to “correct” perceived imperfections. This desire to achieve an unrealistic manufactured construct has been used to manipulate consumers since the invention of advertising and, with advances in medicine and pharmaceutical sciences, is driving people to artificially adjust their physical selves to align with this construct.
This Week: Colored Frames - a documentary
Hosted by Melissa Garrison, MFA candidate, Art Movie Monday looks at a different film relating to Art on most Mondays. This week, we will be looking at Colored Frames. A look back at the last fifty years in African American art, Colored Frames is an unflinching exploration of influences, inspirations, and experiences of black artists. The documentary highlights such African American Contemporary Artists as Carrie Mae Weems, Mickalene Thomas, Michael Ray Charles, Nice Cave, and more.
Every Tuesday! - Figure Drawing Sesh' - Randall Hall Room 219 @ 6:15 - 8 PM -
open drawing session - come get yo weekly drawing practice!
CWU Art graduate student & Teaching assistant Seth Charles has received a College of Arts and Humanities travel grant to attend the UNF National Juried Exhibition. Both Seth and CWU ceramics Professor Stephen Robinson had work accepted into the “UNF National Juried Exhibition.” Juror Bede Clarke selected 47 works from 245 pieces that were submitted by 87 artists. The exhibition will be hosted by the University of North Florida Gallery of Art from March 4 - April 18.
CWU Photography Professor Allyson Klutenkamper currently has work on display at the Collective Visions Gallery in Bremerton, WA, until March 1. Professor Allyson Klutenkamper also has work in a show at the PhotoPlace Gallery in Middlebury, VT titled "Imagined Realities" juried by surrealist photographers Robert and Shana Parkeharrison that will be on display until March 14. There is a catalog for the show available for purchase. Professor Allyson Klutenkamper was also selected by juror Buzz Spector, Dean of College and Graduate School of Art at Washington University, to exhibit images at "PN29: Open," located at the Tipton Gallery in Johnson City, TN from February 17-March 14.
CWU Art Professor Dr. Shari Stoddard Judges Regional Art Show
Always one of the crowd-pleasing events on the South Central Washington arts calendar, the ESD 105 Regional High School Art Show moves to the JA World site in Yakima's Terrace Heights area for the 41st edition of the annual exhibit that showcases the best creative work by our area's high school art students. The 2014 display of paintings, drawings, photography, sculptures and jewelry went on display Friday. An opening reception was held Sunday in the JA World facility at 650 University Parkway in Yakima. CWU Art Chair, Gregg Schlanger presented five $1000 Tuition Waiver Scholarship Awards to selected high school artists during the awards reception on Sunday, February 23rd.
The Department of Art is pleased to offer a variety of scholarship opportunities. Click on the link below for more information and application procedures.
Once completed, please turn in your complete application along with the required supporting materials to the Department of Art secretary or mail directly to the department. You will be considered for all scholarships in which you qualify.
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Deadline for scholarship applications is March 1, 2014.
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WVC MAC Gallery, March 7-28Artist’s Reception Friday, March 7, 5:00-7:00 Once and future WVC sculpCWU Art Professor Judges Regional Art Show
Always one of the crowd-pleasing events on the South Central Washington arts calendar, the ESD 105Margery Amdur, Abundance Exhibit Opens In CWU Sarah Spurgeon Gallery
Thursday, February 6th – Margery Amdur: Abundance, Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, Randall Hall –4