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Between Us: David Janssen, Jr.

January 14-February 1 | Gallery 2

Closing Reception: January 31, 4:30-5:30pm | Gallery 2

WSU Fine Arts instructor and UI MFA alum, David Janssen, Jr, presents text-based paintings exploring the power of words and the residual effects that words have on memory and relationships.

Nanibah Chacon Visiting Artist Lecture

Nanibah Chacon

Visiting Artist Lecture Thursday, February 7, at 4:30pm. Reception to follow.

Exhibit: February 7 – March 1, 2019

Nanibah “Nani” Chacon is a Dine (Navajo) and Chicana artist who is known for her female figurative works which utilize bold colors and an illustrative format to incorporate contemporary Native, Chicana and American culture. She uses female characters to explore ideas of feminism, sexuality, softness, power, culture, traditionalism and modernism.

Nani was the recipient of the Reggie Gammon award in 2011. In 2012, she returned to the realm of public arts, creating a large scale 100-foot mural which integrated radio transmission for the International ISEA … » More …

Paul Rucker Visiting Artist Improvisation Performance

Cellist, visual artist, and social justice activist Paul Rucker integrates live performance, sound, and visual art to investigate community impacts, human rights issues, historical research, and human emotions.

Rucker will be working with WSU students on Tuesday, January 15, at 1:00pm to create musical improvisations of social-justice themed works in the Holland/Terrell Library Atrium.

This event is sponsored by Allegro, the WSU School of Music, the WSU Black Student Union, and the WSU Department of Fine Arts.

Palouse Performance Showcase featuring Shana Moulton

Palouse Performance Showcase                                              


Shana Moulton Performance and Artist Talk: Thursday November 8th at 4:30pm | Gallery 2 & FA 5062

Join us in the Fine Arts building at Washington State University for first ever Palouse Performance Showcase!

Experience the body transformed through selected programming that will encompass video performance, live solo performance, parades, live-music and interactive installations. This is a dynamic and participatory event with daily performances, featuring visiting artist Shana Moulton on November 8th, as well as Fine Art graduate students. Shana Moulton is a “mixed-media based artist who explores contemporary anxieties through her filmic alter-ego, Cynthia. Combining an unsettling wry humor … » More …

The Body: Power, Meaning & Representation in Contemporary Art

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 15 from 4:30-5:30pm at WSU Fine Arts Gallery 2

Exhibition opens November 15, 2018 and runs through January 10, 2019

Washington State University’s Department of Fine Arts presents a juried exhibition exploring ideas about the body. While authority over the human body has long been determined by gender and class, in today’s highly globalized and pluralistic contemporary art world, artists view the body as a malleable site of meaning and power, not as an archetype but as a performative instrument, a vessel to be filled and surface upon which the artist or viewer may project her own fears, desires and dreams. Featuring … » More …

Art Club: Inktober Printmaking Workshop

Wednesdays 5pm
Oct 10, 17, 24, 31

Month-long print workshop! Opening and demo October 10 in the Printmaking Studio (7094) with Kevin Haas.

Want to add printmaking to your list of skills? Join us in our 2018 Inktober workshop and learn how to make woodblock prints and how to use a printing press! You can help us make cool tapestries to sell on the mall and you will be a part of our collaborative gallery show!

Find more details and RSVP on the WSU Art Club Facebook page!

Visiting Artist: Tariqa Waters

October 4 – 12, 2018, Fine Arts Gallery 2
Visiting Artist Lecture, October 4, 4:30pm, Fine Arts Auditorium 5062
Opening Reception following lecture, October 4, 5:30pm, Fine Arts Gallery 2

Tariqa Waters manages a multi-faceted practice as a visual artist, alternative gallerist, curator and educator. Waters was born in Richmond, Virginia. She taught herself to be a painter, learning from other artists in her family and a period of time working as a muralist in Sicily. She exhibited her paintings in group exhibitions in the Metro D.C. area and in Atlanta where she lived prior to … » More …

Chad Goller-Sojourner | Performance in Pavilion

Special Event: Chad Goller-Sojourner – Performance in Pavilion
Date: Thursday, October 11, 2018
Time: 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Chad will perform the work, “Marching in Gucci: Memoirs of A Well-Dressed Black AIDS Activist,” on Thursday, October 11, National Coming Out Day. Set in NYC during the height of the AIDS Crisis, this multimedia oral history explores the paradoxical and precarious relationship between fighting AIDS while engaging in self-harming behaviors. The performance will be in the Pavilion from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome!

LOCATION | The  Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU is located in the Crimson Cube (on Wilson Road across from Martin Stadium and the CUB) … » More …