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This Week Around the Department of Art

This week's BFA Senior Exhibition by Erin Brittle and Carita Murphy opens Monday at 6pm Next Tuesday is the opening reception of the senior exhibition of the BFA Graphic Design final portfolios. Monday at 5PM is the last event for the Red Sand Project with a documentary screening and guest speaker. And art students, you really need to register for and attend ConFab, professional development workshops for artists at Gallery One. See you around the department!


Gallery 231


Monday, May 22: Opening reception @ 6PM - "Treachy Semblance" - a senior art exhibition by  Erin Brittle and Carita Murphy

Erin Brittle and Carita Murphy will be exhibiting their artwork to complete their Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at CWU. The opening reception for Treacly Semblance will be at 6 pm, Monday, May 22nd. The exhibit runs through Friday. The exhibition will take place in Gallery 231 on the second floor in Randall Hall.

Brittle is a painter and sculptor. Her work honors the human body’s ability to maintain health while consumed in disease. Within her artwork, she focuses on textures of skin and organs and on amorphous forms to create a sense of stagnancy that will eventually take over the form itself.

Murphy is a ceramicist and photographer. Through ceramics, she depicts the abstraction of memory and the passage of time. Drawing inspiration from intimate objects that are utilized daily, she hopes to illuminate the viewer's experiences with these objects.

The gallery is open to the public daily from 9AM-4PM.



MAY 30 - Graphic Design senior BFA EXHIBIT OPENING (through June 6th)

Gallery 231, Randall Hall, Dean Nicholson Blvd. Central Washington University


The Last Red Sand Project...

Black Hall room 150, Monday, May 22, 5:00-7:30pm

There will be a screening of the documentary “Chosen” (about 20 min) looking at the story of two local girls’ experience with human trafficking.  Following, Lorie Ames, guest speaker from Shared Hope, will speak about the prevalence and dangers of human trafficking not only at the international level, but happening here in Washington and the Northwest.  Lorie’s presentation will be followed by a Q&A session with the audience.

The remaining bags of Red Sand will be handed out during this event.

Black Hall 150, Monday, May 22, 5:00-7:30pm.

2017 Juried Undergraduate Student Art Exhibit

2017 Juried Undergraduate Student Art Exhibit continues through June 4

The CWU Sarah Spurgeon Gallery hosts the Department of Art’s 2017 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.

Open Figure Drawing session every Friday

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



Students! Here is a great professional development event.

There is a sliding registration fee available for for students only, pay what you can. Register directly at the gallery front desk. 408 N. Pearl Street. Confab is 2 days of professional development workshops for artists, hands-on demonstrations, and plenty of opportunities for networking (i.e. fun). Join Gallery One for their 3rd year and the addition of an intensive Saturday workshop for art teachers, a collaborative performance with Paul Rucker and a river float down the Lower Yakima River. Follow this link for the complete schedule and links to the session description.

Student Artist Opportunity

The Omak Stampede is a PRCA Rodeo nestled in the city of Omak, Washington. They are seeking an artist to create the 2018 rodeo poster. The winning artist will be awarded $250.00. Visit their website to see past posters at . Submit entries to or call 509-826-1983 for more details.

JPG format is accepted. The deadline for entry is July 1, 2017.

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