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TUESDAY – February 24th  - 5pm - INTERSTATE: Where I-90 Meets I-82, a national juried exhibition
February 24—March 15, 2015
Opening Reception, Tuesday, February 24, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

INTERSTATE is a biennial juried exhibition, the proceeds of which support student scholarships in the CWU Department of Art. This year’s juror is Michael Rooks, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the High Museum of Art, who has selected work by 27 artists from across the United States: Julie Anand, Christer Berg, John Bissonette, Mindy Clark, John Dempsey, Kelsey Fernkopf, Francis Fox, Travis Head, Ryan Higa, John Holmgren, Stacy Isenbarger, Lita Kenyon, Allyson Klutenkamper, Sassoon Kosian, Lily Lee, Jin Lim, Kate Lund, Justin Martin, Richard Martinez, Tommy Nease, Chris Peters, Dana Roberts, Gregg Schlanger, Pete Schulte, Tanya Synar, Kenneth Szmagaj, and Sandra Westford.

THURSDAY – FEBRUARY 26TH -  6:30pm - 8:30pm – for lack of a nail… a mid-thesis exhibition by CWU graduate student Chase Grover
gallery hours: 2/27/15-3/5/15 10:00am-6:30pm

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015 7:00 pm Art student Holly Heflin will slam down at the CWU Poetry Slam

Spoken-word poetry, and all the energy that comes with it, is coming to CWU. On Wednesday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Theatre, CWU student poets will go word-for-word on stage at a slam competition hosted by the Center for Diversity and Social Justice (CDSJ).


The Department of Art is pleased to offer a variety of scholarship opportunities, including CWU GSA scholarships, external scholarships, and exclusive Department of Art scholarships designed specifically for art students.
Deadline for scholarship applications is Friday, February 27, 2015.

Monday, Feb. 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. Scholarship Workshop Night
Every college student could use a little extra cash now and then to help pay for school. Luckily, a free Scholarship Workshop Night is being held for all CWU students at the Wellington Event Center Monday, Feb. 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. to help students apply for scholarships for next year. There will be free pizza for the first 30 students to arrive, or until gone.
Writing tutors from the Writing Center and staff from Financial Aid, Career Services and Sophomore Year Experience (SYE) will be on hand to look over resumes and other materials necessary to complete scholarships.

Write an essay for a chance to win a tuition waiver and a cash prize!
Three winners will be chosen from Freshmen/Sophomores, and three from Juniors/Seniors.  The 6 winning essays will also be advanced to the statewide competition, where they can win prizes of up to $1000. email the essay to by 11 April, 2015. Follow this link for additional information:



CWU Art Graduate student and Teaching Assistant Philippe Pirrip’s (Hyojung Kim) work has been selected for Staring at the Sun: MFAs Now. The juror, Ryan Estep selected 7 works by 6 artists from over 150 entries. The exhibit will be at Satellite Contemporary in Las Vegas. According to the press release, “some of the most exciting artwork in the country is happening in MFA programs. Staring at the Sun: MFA’s Now, will be a survey of the best painting, drawing, printmaking and photography that grad schools have to offer.” The exhibit runs March 14th – Friday April 10th.

Professor Maya Chachava’s portfolio of her work was selected to be featured in Still Point Arts Quarterly Magazine in Summer of 2015. The publication is part of Shanti Arts LLC and can be viewed online at​ and the printed publication can be purchased.

Professor Maya Chachava will have a solo exhibition at Baia Gallery in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, opening in March 2015. The show is entitled "Lost Horizon" and explores the symbolic meaning of a horizon line as an arbitrary demarcation between reality and imagination, present and future, hope and its absence. It can be viewed at

Professor David Bieloh’s work has been chosen for publication in LogoLounge Volume 9. Professor Bieloh’s work was selected out of more than 22,000 logos entered for consideration, and was chosen for inclusion in the new book by an international panel of judges.

Professor Stephen Robison’s work is featured in an exhibition at Eutectic Gallery. The exhibition Combines Classic Japanese Wood Fired Ceramics with Contemporary Wood-fired Work from the Pacific Northwest for “Stoked”. The exhibit was curated by Brett Binford and Stephen Mickey and Features the Work of More Than 50 Ceramic Artists, Including Three Visiting Artists from Japan.

Professor Stephen Robison presented his paper, “Technique, Materiality, Tactile Response, and the Utilitarianist Agenda,” during the session, “The Philosophy and Forms of Handmade Pottery,” chaired by Janet Koplos. The presentation was at The 103rd Annual College Art Association Conference in New York City on February 13, 2015.


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