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Art + Design

Mark your calendars! As we approach the end of Spring Quarter the Dept. of Art + Design is bursting with events. We begin on Monday with a pop-up exhibit in the SURC Pit. At 5PM, head to Gallery 231 for Lindsey Myers's Senior Exhibition. On Tuesday there is an artist talk and exhibit opening in the Spurgeon Gallery with Drew Liedtke and Jacqueline Trujillo's MFA Thesis exhibit. And Thursday we are in the SURC Theatre with Jono Vaughan's powerful artist lecture. I hope to see you around the department and beyond!

Places We Call Home: A Pop-Up Gallery
Places We Call Home: A Pop-Up Gallery
Presented by Gallery 296 (the gallery management class)
The one-day exhibition is Monday, May 21 st
The Exploration of the Dark Side of Femininity in Middle Class America
I Should Have Warned You : Senior Art Exhibition by Lindsey Myers
opening reception - 5:00 p.m. Monday, May 21st
Gallery 231 Randall Hall
In her Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Exhibition, Lindsey Myers explores the ideas of femininity in women throughout life by contrasting forced innocence in old family portraits with the hyper sexual imagery found in pornography. By using mixed media techniques involving fabric, photos, and installation in the exhibit, she allows for the differences and similarities of these images to relate to physical cues that invoke a sense of nostalgia.
Taking away from past traumas and the restrictions her own gender has caused, Lindsey intends to take the topic head on without shying away from honestly depicting what being a female means to her and how the society around her has formed these ideas. Going about it in her stylistic way allows for an uncomfortable realization instead of a violent attack. “I want it to haunt rather than be aggressive. I want it to judge without crucifying.”
FLUID SOLID - Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibition
Drew Liedtke and Jacqueline Trujillo
The Sarah Spurgeon Gallery will host a Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibition featuring artwork by Department of Art + Design graduate students Drew Liedtke and Jacqueline Trujillo. The exhibit title, FLUID SOLID, refers to the materials and concepts that they employ in their artwork. Flowing paint is used in Trujillo’s work to capture the fluid nature of memories, and Liedtke creates solid bricks that are melted at high temperatures, and then cooled to capture their altered forms.
The opening events will take place on Tuesday, May 22 , beginning with an artists’ talk at 4:00 p.m. in Randall Hall, room 117. The lecture will be directly followed by a reception in the gallery from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
The Department of Art + Design, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and CWU's Equality through Queers and Allies organization (EQuAl) presents an artist lecture by Jono Vaughan on Thursday, May 24 th in the SURC Theater at 5PM.
Jono Vaughan is a Seattle-based artist exploring gender identity and violence against the trans community in variety of media including drawing, painting, printmaking, video and performance. Currently, Vaughan has an exhibition at the Seattle Art Museum, Project 42 . The exhibit is on view through August 5, 2018.
Project 42 addresses the pattern of violence against transgender people in the United States, providing both a form of memorialization and an entry point for engagement and discussion. Begun in 2012, the project’s name is taken from the short life expectancy of transgender individuals in the United States, which the artist estimates is forty-two years, based—in lieu of official census data, which excludes trans identities—on third-party texts and research. Eventually the artist plans to make forty-two individual works. Each of the three dresses in this exhibition memorializes the life and death of a transgender person who was murdered: Myra Ical, Deja Jones, and Lorena Escalera Xtravaganza. Vaughan alters images of the murder locations and turns them into abstract textile prints, which she then sews into a garment. The style of the garment is inspired by the life and history of the individuals. A collaborator wears each dress in a performance that commemorates and celebrates the individual, an act that Vaughan describes as ‘the returning of humanity and the sharing of missed opportunities.’” (Seattle Art Museum)
Professor Marcus DeSieno on the British Journal of Photography feature article on your new book. Marcus DeSieno records the No Man’s Land of surveillance cameras worldwide
Professor David Bieloh on your Honorable Mention Award in the Graphis International Poster competition. David's design will be featured in the 2019 Graphis Poster Annual.
Professor Gregg Schlanger (hey that's me) My installation Mapping Plutonium is included in the Facing Rocky Flats exhibition in the Canyon Gallery in Boulder, Colorado through June 10th. Featured in an article in the Boulder Weekly , Facing Rocky Flats , this past week.
Artist opportunities
10x10x10xTieton Exhibition
Tieton Arts & Humanities has a coupon for students for submissions to their 10x10x10xTieton Juried Exhibition. They are accepting artwork 10" in any direction or smaller, no media restrictions. One of the jurors is Monica Miller from Gallery One. The code is for $15 for first two submissions, instead of $30. Each submission after is $10. Students can enter the submission coupon code at checkout.
Coupon code : 10x10x15
Entry Deadline: 6/15/18
10x10 CaFE listing: Submit here!
Western Culture and Art Center is looking for a logo: The artist whose logo is selected will be given an award of $500 . Submissions will be accepted through June 15.
Contact for additional information.
To participate send a jpeg image as an attachment to .
Department of Art + Design
Central Washington University
Randall Hall on Dean Nicholson Blvd.
I hope to see you around the department!
Gregg Schlanger, Chair
Department of Art + Design
Central Washington University


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