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The Sarah Spurgeon Gallery



Continuing through December 3, 2017

The Sarah Spurgeon Gallery hosts
INTERSTATE: Where I-90 meets I-82

a national juried exhibition organized by the CWU Department of Art including the work of 33 artists.

The exhibition will remain on view through December 3 (the gallery will be closed November 22 through 26 for holidays).

The juror for the exhibition, who selected the artwork and the award winners, was Emily Zimmerman. Zimmerman has been the Director of the Jacob Lawrence Gallery at the University of Washington since January of 2017.


image: Bartosz Beda (Moscow, Idaho),
Bad Boys Have a Nice Haircut III, 2017,
oil on canvas,  9 in. x 11 in.




BFA Capstone Exhibit by Crystal Hering
Opening reception: Monday, November 20, 5PM

This exhibition will be available for viewing from November 20 - December 6, 2017 in the upstairs gallery of Randall Hall. The gallery will hold a mix of painting, sculptural work, and drawings; all tied to the themes of collecting small relics found in the outdoors. Crystal Hering explains, “I enjoy embracing the potential of these sometimes unassuming objects, through enlarging them and allow the viewer to see the new ornate worlds within them”. The artist believes that collection and replication of nature is a human way of responding to the world they live in, stating “Small mementos of nature are collected by many; be it pressed flowers, a preserved bug collection, shells from the beach, or simply a small acorn or rock that fits nicely into the palm of your hand.” By creating art, Crystal feels she can react to the world around her and create her own reality.

Hering is from originally from Portland, Oregon, but has found a wonderful connection to the art community in Ellensburg. She will be graduating from CWU this fall with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art, and minors in Museum Studies, and Douglas Honors. She has exhibited individual works at Gallery One, the Sarah Spurgeon and the John Clymer Museum in Ellensburg. This is her First solo exhibition.

I hope to see you around the department!


Gregg Schlanger, Chair
Department of Art + Design
Central Washington University

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