CWUArt NewsArt Newshttp://www.cwu.edu/art/newsen-usNew Provost's Gallery Features Student's Distinctive Talenthttp://www.cwu.edu/art/node/2404Fri, 20 Oct 2017 08:27:01<p><img alt="" src="/art/sites/cts.cwu.edu.art/files/images/Christine%20Dunlap_0001-a.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 200px; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px; float: left;">Provocative street scenes, surreal 19th-century damsels, and realistic renditions of natural objects line the walls of the new Provost Gallery in Barge Hall 302. CWU Art + Design student, Christine Dunlap has mounted the first exhibition, <em>A Brief Moment</em>, which will be on display through December 1. Dunlap was the recipient of the first Provost Purchase Award at last spring's student art exhibition. There will be an artist's reception at 5:00 p.m. on October 25.</p><p>The annual Provost's Award was created last year and awarded during the annual Juried Undergraduate Student Art Exhibition. Provost Katherine Frank selected Dunlap's piece, and it is now part of the university collection. Each year, a new student piece will be selected and added to the collection. The idea for the gallery arose from a collaboration between Provost Katherine Frank and Art + Design Chair Gregg Schlanger, and they organized the exhibit.</p><p>"The inspiration for the gallery is quite simple: I love being surrounded by art, and I love being able to celebrate student talent," Frank enthused. " I had the pleasure of meeting Christine when the piece was delivered to my office.&nbsp; Not only is Christine an incredibly talented artist, she is a thoughtful, insightful, and creative person.</p><p>Frank anticipates that each fall quarter, if work is available, the office will feature an exhibit by the winner of the Provost's Award. Frank has long been involved in supporting the arts. In her previous position as Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences at Indiana University East, she expanded and renovated the major art gallery on the campus, renovated major art studios and opened a downtown gallery, studio, and classroom space.</p><p>"We plan to feature the work of other student artists during winter and spring/summer quarters, and hope that members of the Art Club will help curate the exhibits," she continued. "This gallery is intended to celebrate creativity, talent, and learning and to give our students the opportunity to promote their work. I am grateful for Gregg's support in this endeavor, and of course remain impressed by our art and design faculty who nurture student talent and learning on a daily basis at CWU."</p><p><em>A Brief Moment</em> showcases 16 pieces of Dunlap's work, an intriguing collection of both oil paintings and pen-and-ink drawings. A junior at CWU, Dunlap's work can be whimsical or subtly surreal. Her oil paintings have delicate otherworldly elements, such the modest bodice of a Victorian woman that at closer glance reveals it to be a birdcage.</p><p>"I like to work with themes of time in Victorian settings," Dunlap explained. "I like to find the story, the deeper meaning of the work."</p><p>Her pen-and-ink drawings—elegant feathers, birds, or kittens napping on pumpkins—are inspired by the natural world, which she attributes to her biology-student husband's influence. "One day I'd like to work with him to illustrate a book featuring animals and other things in nature."</p><p>A mom of two and a full time student, Dunlap enjoys the encouragement of her family to pursue her art career—"It's busy, but my kids are really excited about it. My son thinks I'm famous now!"</p><p>The event is free and open to the public. Parking in CWU lots is free after 4:30 p.m. and on weekends, except in specially designated spaces and in residence hall lots.</p><p><em>Photo: Christine Dunlap</em></p><p>Media Contact: Valerie Chapman-Stockwell, Public Affairs, 509-963-1518, valeriec@cwu.edu</p>Zombie Babies 3!http://www.cwu.edu/art/node/2403Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:55:10<p><img alt="" src="/art/sites/cts.cwu.edu.art/files/zombie%20babies%203%20poster.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 349px;"></p><p>The 3rd Annual <strong>Zombie Babies</strong> event is set for <strong>Friday, October 27 from noon to 5:00 PM in Randall Hall, Room 133</strong>. Please come join your fellow art and design students, as well as faculty and graduate students in what is clearly the creepiest and most entertaining art and design event of the fall. We provide the baby dolls, old doll parts, art supplies, and other implements. You get to convert the doll of your choice into a baby zombie. Prizes will be awarded (sponsored by the CWU Wildcat Shop) in a variety of unique categories, and we will have pizza, soda, and cookies for everyone. Free food + the chance to turn old, used dolls into zombies—it doesn't get much better than that! Plus it is a chance to get to know other students and faculty in the Department of Art + Design.</p><p><span style="font-size: 13.008px;">All art and design students and alumni are welcome. Bring a friend or family member along too if you'd like. We should have plenty of dolls to go around! You can even bring your own doll. Judging begins at 5:00 PM that Friday afternoon, and all dolls will be put on display in the Department of Art + Design office area.</span></p><p>Let's make this the biggest Zombie Baby event yet!&nbsp;We would love to see you all there.</p></span style="font-size: 13.008px;">Application for the BFA in Graphic Design and Studio Arthttp://www.cwu.edu/art/node/2400Wed, 11 Oct 2017 12:31:24<p>If you are interested in applying for the BFA degree in either Graphic Design or Studio Art, please complete the BFA Application Form and return it to Gwen Bruce in the Art Department main office no later than November 1st. You may pick up a hard-copy of the Application Form in the Art Department main office.</p><p><a href="/art/sites/cts.cwu.edu.art/files/New%20BFA%20App%20Form%20Studio%20Art%20and%20GD%202017.pdf">You may also download a PDF of the new Application Form here</a></p><p>The form is also available for download in Student Resources, Undergraduate, Advising Forms.</p><p>To be eligible to apply for the BFA you must have the following:</p><p>1) Junior class standing (90 or more credits)<br>2) An Art GPA of 3.0 or better<br>3) Have taken at least 5 art classes</p><p><em>• Graphic Design students must have completed or be currently enrolled in<br>ART 172 and ART 274.</em></p><p><strong>DEADLINE</strong>: BFA Application Forms must be completed and returned to the Art Department main office no later than November 1st.</p><p>Students will be notified by email regarding their acceptance into the Major.</p><p>No portfolio submission required for either Graphic Design or Studio.</p></br></br></br>Gallery One Features Mapping Plutonium by CWU Art and Design Chair http://www.cwu.edu/art/node/2396Mon, 02 Oct 2017 07:57:43<p><img alt="" src="/art/sites/cts.cwu.edu.art/files/images/mapping%20plutonium%20installation%20detail.jpeg" style="width: 475px; height: 316px;"></p><p>The Hanford Site, also known as the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, is the most radioactive contaminated place in the United States. It is the largest environmental cleanup project in the world.</p><p>Drawing on those dark realities, Gregg Schlanger, Central Washington University's Art and Design chair, focused on issues relating to the United States development of nuclear weapons in his sobering installation, Mapping Plutonium: The Hanford Site. The exhibit opens on October 6 in the Main Gallery at Gallery One in Ellensburg. An opening reception begins at 5:00 p.m.</p><p>According to Schlanger, Mapping Plutonium is about the secrecy; the environmental disasters; the toll of human health; the deceptions of the corporations and government; the nuclear waste; and the denial.</p><p>"This exhibit contains art and artifacts," Schlanger noted. "It is part fact and fiction."</p><p>The Hanford Site was built in 1943 as part of the Manhattan Project. The 586-square mile site is located in central Washington along the Columbia River. The B Reactor is 65 miles from Ellensburg. Hanford once had nine operational nuclear reactors and five plutonium processing complexes. Hanford produced most of the plutonium that was used in the production of the 60,000 nuclear weapons the United States manufactured.</p><p>"I am concerned with the truth and the myth, with secrets and public knowledge," Schlanger stated.</p><p>Known for his thought-provoking works on nature and the environment, Schlanger came to Central after 19 years as a professor and interim chair of the art department at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee.</p><p>“I am very interested in exploring through my projects the potential of creating a better ‘sense of place,’ leading to a respect for that place and the environment,” he said. “I believe this can happen through community involvement and the educational aspects that occur, which deal with the various concepts of my work.”</p><p>The exhibit is part of the Ellensburg First Friday Artwalk and is sponsored by David Fiske of Edward Jones and Fitterer’s Furniture.</p><p>Photo: Mapping Plutonium installation detail<br>Media Contact: Valerie Chapman-Stockwell, Public Affairs, 509-963-1518, valeriec@cwu.edu<br>&nbsp;</p></br></br>Carrie Longley: Corporealis Exhibit Explores Art and Sciencehttp://www.cwu.edu/art/node/2394Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:03:48<p><img alt="" src="/art/sites/cts.cwu.edu.art/files/images/1_Longley_Vasculum_whalus.jpeg" style="width: 170px; height: 250px; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px; float: left;">The CWU Sarah Spurgeon Gallery will host Corporealis, a solo exhibition by visiting ceramic artist Carrie Longley. The exhibit opens to the public on September 28. On October 5, Longley will give an artist talk at 4:00 p.m. in Randall Hall, room 117. Her lecture will be directly followed by a reception in the gallery from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.</p><p>Carrie Longley’s artwork investigates the relationship between art objects and scientific specimens. Her small-scale sculptures are biomorphic in form, combining clay with wire, wax, and pig intestine to resemble once-living creatures. They are carefully enclosed in glass domes with wooden bases as if intended for display in a 19th century natural history museum.</p><p>The exhibition also includes a 3-D printed model of a sculpture that was a collaboration between Longley and Dr. Katy Börner, Professor of Information Science at Indiana University, Bloomington. The artwork was created as a science map, a visual representation of scientific data, where changes in the data determined the shape of the sculpture.</p><p>Carrie Longley is the Chair of the Fine and Performing Arts Department and Assistant Professor of Fine Art at Indiana University East in Richmond, Indiana.&nbsp; She holds a BA in Studio Art from Wittenberg University and an MFA from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.&nbsp;</p><p>Corporealis will remain on display through October 22. Sarah Spurgeon Gallery is located in Randall Hall on Dean Nicholson Boulevard and is open weekdays 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and on weekends, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. Please visit our website at: http://www.cwu.edu/art</p><p>Media Contact: Heather Horn Johnson, Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, 509-963-2665, heather.johnson@cwu.edu</p><p>Image Captions:<br>1. Carrie Longley, Vasculum Whalus, 2012, Ceramic, wire, and mixed media, 12 in. x 12 in. x 31 in</p></br>Juried Undergraduate Student Art Exhibit Opens May 17!http://www.cwu.edu/art/node/2386Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:53:35<p>The CWU Sarah Spurgeon Gallery will host the Department of Art’s 2017 Juried Undergraduate Student Art Exhibition. The opening events will take place on Wednesday, May 17, with a reception from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The awards ceremony, where students are recognized for excellence in their artwork, will begin at 6:00 p.m.</p><p>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.</p><p>This year’s jurors, who select the artwork for the exhibit and assign most of the awards, are Philip Govedare and Kevin Nolan.&nbsp; The jurors will give a public talk on Thursday, May 4, at 4:00 p.m. in Randall Hall, Room 117. Philip Govedare is a landscape painter and Professor of Painting and Drawing at the University of Washington. Kevin Nolan is the President and Founder of Craters of the Moon Marketing in Seattle.<br>&nbsp;</p><p>Student awards for the 2017 Juried Undergraduate Student Art Exhibition have been generously donated by the following individuals and organizations: the Associated Students of CWU Student Union Advisory Board, Jane Orleman, Professor Glen L. Bach, the College of Arts and Humanities, Gallery One Visual Arts Center, PUNCH Gallery, Shane L. Johnson Illustration, Assistant Professor Rachel H. Kirk, the Department of Art, and the Sarah Spurgeon Gallery.</p><p>The exhibition will remain on display through June 4. Sarah Spurgeon Gallery is located in Randall Hall on Dean Nicholson Boulevard and is open weekdays 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and on weekends, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The gallery will be closed May 29 for Memorial Day. Admission is free. Please visit our website at: http://www.cwu.edu/art</p><p>Media Contact: Heather Horn Johnson, Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, 509-963-2665, heather.johnson@cwu.edu.</p></br>Spectrum Photography Exhibit by Tommy Nease, Opens April 6http://www.cwu.edu/art/node/2384Fri, 31 Mar 2017 17:05:44<p>Spectrum Photography Exhibition by Tommy Nease, Opens April 6</p><p>March 31, 2017</p><p>ELLENSBURG, Wash. — The CWU Sarah Spurgeon Gallery will host a solo exhibition by Tommy Nease, an emerging photographer based in Roslyn, Washington. The opening reception will take place on Thursday, April 6, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.</p><p>The exhibit, titled Spectrum: Recent Images, 2014—2017, features silver gelatin photographs created by Nease since he moved to Washington state in 2014. He shoots with traditional film and then manipulates the images using a variety of experimental darkroom and digital techniques. In landscape works such as Chaltén, the highlighted ridges of the mountain peaks take on a mysterious quality. Other works explore the subconscious with shadowy subjects that resemble dream imagery.</p><p>In 2015 Nease received the first place award at the INTERSTATE exhibition, a national juried exhibition organized by the CWU Department of Art. Michael Rooks, curator of the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia, selected Nease for the award, which included a solo exhibition in the Sarah Spurgeon Gallery.</p><p>Tommy Nease is represented by the Jackson Fine Art gallery in Atlanta, Georgia. He had two solo exhibitions in Atlanta, in 2012 and 2014, at Get This Gallery. Other solo ventures include “PNEUMA” a book published by Fourteen Nineteen (London) and Other/Other (USA) with an opening release exhibition at the Happy Dog Gallery in Chicago. His work has been both exhibited and published throughout the United States and Europe including collaborations with: Dazed and Confused magazine (London), Unpublished magazine (Milan), the FOAM Museum (Amsterdam), RELIC (Brooklyn), and NSPHERE (Romania), among others.</p><p>Spectrum: Recent Images, 2014—2017 will remain on display through April 30. Sarah Spurgeon Gallery is located in Randall Hall on Dean Nicholson Boulevard and is open weekdays 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and on weekends, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. Please visit our website at: http://www.cwu.edu/art</p><p>Media Contact: Heather Horn Johnson, Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, 509-963-2665, heather.johnson@cwu.edu</p><p><br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; #&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; #&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; #</p></br></br>Norman Lundin: Selected Works 1970—2017, Opens February 16http://www.cwu.edu/art/node/2378Tue, 07 Feb 2017 09:05:37<p>The CWU Sarah Spurgeon Gallery will host a solo exhibition by Norman Lundin, a Seattle painter and professor emeritus from the University of Washington. The opening events will take place on Thursday, February 16, beginning with an artist talk at 4:00 p.m. in Randall Hall, room 117. The lecture will be followed by a reception in the gallery from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>The exhibit features realistic paintings and works on paper created by Lundin between 1970 and the present. Throughout his career he has depicted a number of subjects including still lifes of ordinary objects, expansive landscapes, and the female figure.Lundin’s interiors and landscapes are painted in subdued tones, with an emphasis on space, light, and atmosphere. In <em>Flood, Desert City</em> from 2016 the melancholy landscape is empty of human presence, the gray interrupted only by the subtle play of light in the sky and across the surface of the water.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Lundin received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1961, and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Cincinnati in 1963. In 1964 he became a professor of painting and drawing at the University of Washington School of Art, where he taught for four decades. Lundin’s paintings have been exhibited at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Modern in New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Seattle Art Museum, among others. He is currently a Co-Director of the Prographica/KDR gallery in Seattle.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>Norman Lundin: Selected Works, 1970—2017</em> will remain on display through March 12. Sarah Spurgeon Gallery is located in Randall Hall on Dean Nicholson Boulevard and is open weekdays 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and on weekends, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The gallery will be closed February 20 for Presidents’ Day. Admission is free. Please visit our website at: http://www.cwu.edu/art</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Media Contact: Heather Horn Johnson, Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, 509-963-2665, heather.johnson@cwu.edu</p>Nathan DiPietro: The Space Between Two Points, Opens January 12http://www.cwu.edu/art/node/2376Fri, 06 Jan 2017 09:57:00<p>January 6, 2017</p><p>ELLENSBURG, Wash. — The Sarah Spurgeon Gallery will host a solo exhibition of recent paintings and a new virtual reality artwork by Nathan DiPietro. DiPietro is a Seattle-based artist and CWU alumni, who received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from the university in 2003.</p><p>The opening events will take place on Thursday, January 12, beginning with a lecture by DiPietro at 4:00 p.m. in Randall Hall, room 117. The lecture will be followed by a reception in the gallery from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.</p><p>DiPietro creates detailed landscape paintings using traditional egg tempera methods. His work combines pristine nature with references to commercial development and land management, revealing the tensions that exist between natural and man-made environments. The exhibit will also debut an interactive work titled Primary Clear Light that uses biofeedback to encourage stillness in the viewer. Visitors are invited to wear a virtual reality headset and immerse themselves in an imaginary landscape.</p><p>Nathan DiPietro was a recipient of a 2016 Neddy Artist Award, one the largest monetary awards given to artists in the State of Washington. He has also received a Pollock Krasner Foundation grant, an Art 4Culture special project grant, and an Artist Trust Gap grant. In 2015 he was selected for a Morris Graves Foundation residency in Loleta, California. His work has been reviewed in Art in America, the Seattle Times, Art LTD, and The Stranger. DiPietro is represented by the Woodside/Braseth Gallery in Seattle.</p><p>The Space Between Two Points will remain on display through February 5. Sarah Spurgeon Gallery is located in Randall Hall on Dean Nicholson Boulevard and is open weekdays 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and on weekends, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The gallery will be closed on Monday, January 16, for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Admission is free. Please visit our website at: http://www.cwu.edu/art</p><p>Media Contact: Heather Horn Johnson, Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, 509-963-2665, heather.johnson@cwu.edu</p>Alexander Chitungo: Zimbabwe Stone Sculpture demonstration and artist talkhttp://www.cwu.edu/art/node/2372Sun, 30 Oct 2016 18:20:59<p>TUESDAY – NOVEMBER 1, 2016 – Alexander Chitungo: Zimbabwe Stone Sculpture demonstration and artist talk -&nbsp; SURC PIT – 4PM – Exhibit of student work<br>Visiting artist Alexander Chitungo is a stone sculptor from Zimbabwe. He is currently teaching a Special Topics course in Shona Stone, a traditional Zimbabwe stone carving technique. Students are learning the fundamentals of Shona Stone sculpture using the unique serpentine stone from Zimbabwe.</p></br>