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Art + Design

This week begins with the first of many BFA senior exhibitions in Gallery 231. Austin Harris's senior exhibit has an opening reception on Monday. The Lure of the Local, the Spring Quarter exhibit in the Provost Gallery has an artist reception on Wednesday. Submissions for the 2018 Annual Juried Student Exhibition are due this Monday through Wednesday in the Sarah Spurgeon Gallery. The jurors for the student exhibition will be presenting their work in a public talk on Friday afternoon. And, student clubs, Design Central and the Student Art Club have meetings this week. Students, check out all the opportunities for you listed below. Have a great week!

Austin Harris Senior Exhibit: Untitled
On April 16th from 5-7pm Gallery 231 located in Randall Hall at Central Washington University is proud to present a BFA Exhibition titled “Untitled” by Austin Harris .
Harris is a local Ellensburg artist that attended both Morgan Middle School and Ellensburg High School and will be showing works developed during the final pursuit of his BFA at Central Washington University. Harris is primarily an oil painter with a focus on figurative works. Approaching his work with the use of representation and abstraction, Harris is attempting to engage the viewer in the recollection of childhood memories, specifically the memories that have aided the development of the current individual’s uncertainties and feelings of self-doubt. In his artist statement Harris states that “often times, the male is viewed and thought to feel both powerful and invulnerable, while in reality our own sense of falsehood and molded identity masks our insecurities”. Harris works in a large scale to bring both the work and concept closer to the viewer.
Austin Harris is moving to New York City after graduation to pursue his next step in education. He will be attending the New York Academy of Art for graduate school working towards his Master of Fine Arts, the terminal degree in studio art.
Image: “Untitled”, oil and spray paint on canvas, 44” x 66”
The Provost Gallery
The Lure of the Local
Spring quarter 2018 exhibition - currently on view
Gallery reception Wednesday, April 18th at 5PM
The Office of the Provost, Barge Hall 302
The exhibition is an exploration of the State of Washington. The title, Lure of the Local , comes from art critic Lucy Lippard and refers to the strong sense of place that an individual can have about where they live. These CWU photo students interrogate their understanding of place in their work as it relates to environment, memory, and human geography.
The exhibit includes work by CWU Art + Design students: Megan Barbara, Griffin Running, Alyssa Davis, Kassidy Malcolm, Olivia Abt, Anjerie Jarman, Jordyn Vondruska, Riley Kizziar, Jessica Graham, Trisha Hall and Nicholas Osgood.
2018 Juried Undergraduate Student Art + Design Exhibition
Art + Design work submissions due
Undergraduate Students in the Department of Art + Design.
It's almost time to submit your work for the Juried Undergraduate Student Art + Design Exhibit!
Submissions will be collected in the Sarah Spurgeon Gallery:
Monday, April 16, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 17, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 18, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Open to any CWU Undergraduate Student who has attended studio art or graphic design classes since the last juried show (Spring 2017).
Each student may enter up to 3 artworks (work produced since the last student exhibit).
This year’s jurors, who select the work for the exhibit and assign most of the awards, are Amanda Salov and Matt Trinneer. 
Student awards for the 2018 Juried Undergraduate Student Art Exhibition have been generously donated by the following individuals and organizations: Provost Katherine Frank, the CWU Student Union Advisory Board, Jane Orleman, Professor Emeritus 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 + Design, and the Sarah Spurgeon Gallery.

Ceramic Artist and Graphic Designer public talk
The jurors for the 2018 Juried Undergraduate Student Art Exhibit will give a public talk on their art and design work on Friday, April 20, at 4:00 p.m. in Randall Hall, Room 117 .
Amanda Salov is a long-term resident at Pottery Northwest in Seattle and a visiting ceramics instructor at the University of Washington.
Matt Trinneer is a CWU Alumni and the Senior Visual Designer at Point B management consulting in Seattle.
The Student Art Club [SAC]
The regular SAC meeting is this Wednesday at 6:30 in the Breeze-Thru.
This week: Discussion on art related stuff followed by an open critique. Bring a piece of art!
Open figure drawing this Friday at 6-8 pm in RM 219.
Waffle Tuesday : 9:30AM Randall Hall
Waffles, waffles, waffles, waffles, waffles, waffles....

Design Central
Weekly meetings : Every Thursday in the Breeze Thru at 6:30PM
We will be focusing on helping design students further their skills and knowledge beyond what we learn in the classroom. Our club name is Design Central and students can follow us on Instagram @cwu_designcentral
Opportunities for Students
The Observer is in search of student artwork to showcase in the paper. They are looking for drawings, short poems, comics, political cartoons, etc. that can be placed in the paper. To submit your work, write up an approximately 60 word bio about yourself and the art or design you are submitting. The following information needs to be included: First and last name, year in college, area of study. All art submissions should be sent to: .
We Art Kittitas County seeks students and county residents to produce art depicting perspectives on our community’s health and social issues and opportunities – such as cost of living, access to healthcare, our school systems, childcare, healthy food access, and others. Submissions may be works in any media that can spark interest, help the public recognize resources, and create visions of a healthier future. This Call for Art is the result of a year-long class series in CWU’s Public Health program, in which students analyzed and interpreted Community Health Assessment data, used their findings to plan a strategy, and are now ready to kick off that strategy.
Please submit ready to hang. Prize awarded. Contact Professor Becky Pearson for additional details at
The Center for Leadership and Community Engagement is happy to announce the second year of the Women’s Leadership Institute , beginning in the fall of 2018 and lasting through the academic year. The Women’s Leadership Institute’s mission is to bring together women from across Central’s campus to facilitate and inspire personal and professional growth, and engage their leadership development on issues that affect women’s rights.
We are currently looking for upcoming sophomore and junior female students , primarily, who are passionate about improving their leadership skills, women’s empowerment, and finding solutions to the real-life obstacles of becoming a leader in a man’s world. Within a small group dynamic, students will be able to meet, share, build relationships, and receive mentorship from prominent women on campus through small group sessions and book studies on leadership development.
Go to for more information and application.
The Wellness Center will be hosting the 10th Annual Rock Against Rape on April 24, 2018. Rock Against Rape aims to break the silence associated with sexual assault by raising awareness to students on our campus. The event Art Battle , is held during Rock Against Rape from 4-6pm. The registration form must be filled out and submitted no later than April 19th. The Wellness Center will be supplying the canvas, but each participant must provide their own medium, easel, and other supplies. People will be able to watch the Art Battle during the event and vote on a winner. There will be a prize offered to winners. After the event, selected art pieces will be put on display for the Ellensburg Downtown Association’s First Friday Art Walk at Gallery One.
For more information, email Meghan Johnson or the Wellness Center at , call (509)963-3213, or visit us in SURC 139.
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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