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2013 WSU Fine Arts Faculty Exhibition

2013 WSU Fine Arts Faculty Exhibition
August 12 – September 14, 2013
Reception: August 22, 6 pm
Museum of Art/WSU Gallery

This biannual exhibition is an opportunity for students to see their mentors’ skills and theories put to practice in a diverse array of styles and media. The exhibition includes a wide variety of works from the artists who provide inspiration to WSU students daily.

The Museum chooses to showcase the Fine Arts Faculty Exhibition at the beginning of the school year so incoming students are immediately exposed to the manifold talents of the WSU Fine Arts Faculty.

The Museum of Art is located on Wilson Road across from Martin Stadium in the Fine Arts Center on the WSU Pullman campus. Gallery hours are Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., open until 7 p.m. on Thursdays and closed on Sundays. For more information please contact the museum at (509) 335-1910 or visit our website at museum.wsu.edu.

Curator’s Choice: Making Faces, Here’s Looking at You, Keith

The Museum of Art/WSU is proud to share the portrait paintings of the permanent collection in the upcoming exhibition Curator’s Choice: Making Faces, Here’s Looking at You, Keith! May 16-July 19, 2013. Admission to the museum is always free.

Our summer exhibition highlights a number of portraits from the permanent collection curated by the late Keith Wells.

Since 2004, Wells conducted his “dream job,” putting together numerous exciting and ground-breaking exhibitions. His final exhibition literally creates a portrait of the permanent collection whose origins began in the 1920s and 30s President E.O. Holland commissioned Worth D. Griffin, WSU artist and professor, to create portraits of Native American leaders and pioneers. These works became the very first acquisitions and helped establish the Museum of Art/WSU. Since then the collection has grown immensely.

From paintings of University dignitaries to screen prints of Marilyn Monroe, the collection is a significant part of our artistic legacy.

Located on Wilson Road across from Martin Stadium in the Fine Arts Center on the WSU Pullman campus. Summer hours: Tues – Fri, 12:00 – 4 p.m., closed Sat – Mon. For more information call (509) 335-1910.

Please Participate! Memorial Tribute 4/9 for Curator Keith Wells

MEMORIAL TRIBUTE
In Memory of Keith Wells
Curator, Museum of Art/WSU

As you have probably heard by now, our dear curator Keith Wells passed away unexpectedly in February. We are hosting a Memorial Tribute in memory of Keith on Tuesday, April 9th at noon in the Museum of Art Gallery and would like to invite everyone who knew Keith to attend and, if you wish, to bring a remembrance to share.

Something simple but meaningful might be: quotes, memories of Keith, small drawings or paintings, photos, and good wishes for Keith’s wife Alma and his kids Levi and Bronté.

We’d love to make this a celebration of Keith’s life. There will be a large bulletin board in the gallery on which we will display our memories.

Please feel free to share this and invite anyone else who may have known Keith. We would like to make this a true celebration of his life and of his contribution to the Fine Arts Department and the Museum.

Thank you, and we are looking forward to seeing you on Tuesday, April 9th at noon.

Contact: Debby Stinson debby_stinson@wsu.edu

2013 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

The Washington State University Museum of Art is excited to share the talents of MFA graduate candidates in our upcoming Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, April 5 – May 4. There will be an opening reception Friday, April 5, 6 p.m. in the Museum of Art/WSU Gallery. Admission to the museum is always free.

The exhibition is organized by late Museum of Art curator, Keith Wells. Wells said, “This exhibition provides a wide range of styles and stimulating experiences for faculty, students and local museum constituents. The world class faculty at WSU encourage the MFA candidates to become more confident and articulate in their convictions. We, at the Museum of Art/WSU, confidently present this year’s graduate thesis work in hopes that undergraduate students, first year graduate students and anyone willing to be moved by art while spending time at WSU will find it a fun and stimulating experience.”

To learn more about the art of the 2013 Master of Fine Arts candidates: Meghan Flynn, Meghan Hedley, Catherine Jensen, Jennifer Saracino, Lisa Soranaka, Austin Stiegemeier, please visit the museum website at museum.wsu.edu.

The Museum of Art is committed to the idea that a museum has a responsibility to recognize the creative talent of its region. Chris Bruce, Director of the museum adds, “Exposing our audience to the culmination of two or more years work from our graduate candidates enriches the community life of Washington State University by providing meaningful encounters with creativity and innovation. Our over-arching goal is to create life-long learners who can seek out divergent opinions, examine complex issues from a variety of perspectives and find meaning in the world.”

The Museum of Art is located on Wilson Road across from Martin Stadium in the Fine Arts Center on the WSU Pullman campus. Gallery hours are Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., open until 7 p.m. on Thursdays and closed on Sundays. For more information please contact the museum at (509) 335-1910.

Museum of Art Campus Wide Art Reception

MUSEUM OF ART CAMPUS WIDE RECEPTION: Ceramics From the Kolva-Sullivan Collection

To start off 2013, The Museum of Art/WSU is thrilled to present Ceramics From the Kolva-Sullivan Collection, Jan. 7 – March 30, 2013. We are having an opening reception for the Pullman campus today from 3-5 p.m. in the Museum of Art Gallery. As always, all exhibitions at the Museum are free and open to the public.

The Jim Kolva and Pat Sullivan collection is a comprehensive sampling of NW ceramic artists. Having owned and operated a Gallery in Spokane WA for many years, the two have built a proverbial “who’s who” collection of northwest ceramic art. The Kolva – Sullivan Gallery, housed in a great industrial warehouse space, along with their “Soho style” loft residence has presented many exhibits that include a ceramics emphasis and new work by emerging artists.

Many of these artists are alumni of the Archie Bray Foundation. The Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts is an educational institution located near Helena, Mont. Some of the best ceramic artists working in the US today have graduated from the creative experience offered at Archie Bray. This exhibit will provide yet another dimension of the artistic treasures the Northwest has to offer.

The Museum of Art is located on Wilson Road across from Martin Stadium in the Fine Arts Center on the WSU Pullman campus. Gallery hours are Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., open until 7 p.m. on Thursdays and closed on Sundays. For more information please contact the museum at (509) 335-1910 or visit our website at museum.wsu.edu.

Museum of Art Reception: Ceramics From the Kolva-Sullivan Collection

Museum of Art/WSU Reception: Ceramics From the Kolva-Sullivan Collection

To start off 2013, The Museum of Art/WSU is thrilled to present Ceramics From the Kolva-Sullivan Collection, Jan. 7 – March 30. There will be an opening reception Thursday, Jan. 17, 6-8 p.m. in the Museum of Art/WSU Gallery. As always, all exhibitions at the Museum are free and open to the public.

The Jim Kolva and Pat Sullivan collection is a comprehensive sampling of NW ceramic artists. Having owned and operated a Gallery in Spokane, Wash. for many years, the two have built a proverbial “who’s who” collection of northwest ceramic art. The Kolva – Sullivan Gallery, housed in a great industrial warehouse space, along with their “Soho style” loft residence has presented many exhibits that include a ceramics emphasis and new work by emerging artists.

Many of these artists are alumni of the Archie Bray Foundation. The Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts is an educational institution located near Helena, MT. Some of the best ceramic artists working in the US today have graduated from the creative experience offered at Archie Bray. This exhibit will provide yet another dimension of the artistic treasures the Northwest has to offer.

The Museum of Art is located on Wilson Road across from Martin Stadium in the Fine Arts Center on the WSU Pullman campus. Gallery hours are Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., open until 7 p.m. on Thursdays and closed on Sundays. For more information please contact the museum at (509) 335-1910 or visit our website at museum.wsu.edu.

Museum of Art at WSU Welcomes Kolva-Sullivan Ceramics Exhibit

The Museum of Art/WSU is thrilled to present Ceramics From the Kolva-Sullivan Collection, Jan. 7 – March 30. There will be an opening reception Thursday, Jan. 17, 6-8 p.m. in the Museum of Art/WSU Gallery. As always, all exhibitions at the Museum are free and open to the public.

The Jim Kolva and Pat Sullivan collection is a comprehensive sampling of NW ceramic artists. Having owned and operated a Gallery in Spokane, Wash., for many years, the two have built a proverbial “who’s who” collection of northwest ceramic art. The Kolva – Sullivan Gallery, housed in a great industrial warehouse space, along with their “Soho style” loft residence has presented many exhibits that include a ceramics emphasis and new work by emerging artists.

Many of these artists are alumni of the Archie Bray Foundation. The Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts is an educational institution located near Helena, Mont. Some of the best ceramic artists working in the U.S. today have graduated from the creative experience offered at Archie Bray. This exhibit will provide yet another dimension of the artistic treasures the Northwest has to offer.

The Museum of Art is located on Wilson Road across from Martin Stadium in the Fine Arts Center on the WSU Pullman campus. Gallery hours are Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., open until 7 p.m. on Thursdays and closed on Sundays. For more information please contact the museum at (509) 335-1910 or visit our website at http://museum.wsu.edu.