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This Week Around the Department of Art


Students, begin preparing your artwork for submission to the annual Juried Student Art Exhibit. This week's special guest, Don Clampitt presents the Clampitt Paper School, a must for all graphic design students. The first of many BFA Studio Senior Exhibits begins on Monday. And get involved with the Student Art Club as they continue the Red Sand Project every Thursday.

9AM: Thursday, April 27th - Randall room 224 - Clampitt Paper School
Clampitt Paper School coming to CWU Art Department this Thursday, April the 27th at 9:00AM. Don Clampitt the CEO of Clampitt Paper in Dallas, Texas will be visiting the Department of Art to conduct a "Paper School."

Clampitt Paper Schools are normally held at their facility in Dallas, but Don is making a special trip to our department to do this for us here in Ellensburg! It is absolutely a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and we are so lucky and fortunate that he is coming.

What is a paper school? While paper may seem relatively simple, there is a true science to selecting the right paper when developing project specifications. An uninformed decision can result in unhappy clients, unreadable text and unimpressed customers. At the Clampitt Paper School, attendees learn the basics of paper manufacturing and economics, the differences between coated and uncoated stocks, industry terminology, and much more. This is an amazing opportunity for all graphic design majors, or anyone else who may have an interest in paper. Plus, he has lots of free stuff to give away!

We will be in Randall on the 2nd floor in the graphic design classroom, 224. Space is limited.



Monday, April 24: Opening reception @ 5PM - Elemental - Andrew Marsh is holding a solo art exhibition to conclude his Bachelor of Fine Arts at CWU. For the completion of his undergraduate degree Andrew uses mixed media sculpture to examine human culture as it exists through time. This body of work reacts to the future, present and past behind mankind though the viewpoint of the periodic table of elements. In this exhibition, the element of carbon has central focus. “The wide variety of the practical applications of carbon is its most noticeable feature” according to Mr. Marsh. Most elements on the periodic table have had a profound impact on human history and will undoubtedly be important into our future.


2017 Juried Undergraduate Student Art Exhibit

Submit work in the Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, Randall Hall Rm. 141

Monday, May 1: 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 2: 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.            
Wednesday, May 3: 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Jurors’ Lecture, Thursday, May 4, 4 p.m., Randall Hall Rm. 117:

Studio Art Juror: Philip Govedare, Painting and Drawing Professor, University of Washington
Graphic Design Juror: Kevin Nolan, President, Craters of the Moon Marketing, Seattle
Opening Event: Wednesday, May 17 (Reception 5:00-7:00 p.m., Awards Ceremony 6 p.m.)

Exhibition on View:  May 17—June 4, 2017


Continuing in the Sarah Spurgeon Gallery:

Spectrum Photography Exhibition by Tommy Nease

APRIL 6 - 30, 2017: SPECTRUM: Recent Images, 2014—2017, a solo exhibition by Tommy Nease, an emerging photographer based in Roslyn, Washington.


Movie Night every Tuesday:
Tuesday, April 18th at 5 p.m. in Randall Rm 117

Surviving Picasso
World-renowned painter Pablo Picasso (Anthony Hopkins) is notorious for his infidelity, but his French lover, Françoise Gilot (Natascha McElhone), manages to weather her stormy relationship with him better than many other women. While serving as Picasso's muse and the mother of two of his children, Gilot -- an artist in her own right -- has to contend with his relationships with other women, including his wife, dancer Olga Khokhlova (Jane Lapotaire), and photographer Dora Maar (Julianne Moore).

SAC weekly meetings, The Student Art Club begins meetings again this quarter on Thursday at 6:30PM in the Breezeway. The members are heading to the SURC after the meeting for a little Red Sand Project sand spreading. Join us!

Waffle Wednesday is BACK! 8 - 10:30 AM on the main floor of Randall Hall. Have breakfast and support the club.

Red Sand Project
the Red Sand Project Thursday this week after the weekly club meeting.

Open Figure Drawing session every Friday
On Friday, Open Figure Drawing session in Randall room 219 from 6-8 p.m.


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