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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 …

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 …

Casting Workshop 2 of 3

This is the second in a series of workshops focused on metal casting – specifically bronze and aluminum. We will explore various different methods, materials, tool and techniques used for metal casting. At the end of each workshop, participants will leave with one or more cast objects.

This workshop will introduce lost wax casting and continue with sand casting.

Open to Fine Arts students, faculty and staff. Sign-up at the Fine Arts main office.

See JJ Harty after you sign up and before the workshop for special instructions.

Visiting Artist: Jiemei Lin

Jiemei Lin
August 20 – September 25, 2018, Fine Arts Gallery 2
Opening Reception August 23, 4:30pm
Visiting Artist Lecture, September 13, 4:30pm, Fine Arts Auditorium 5062

Jiemei Lin is an artist, designer and curator born in Hangzhou, China, currently living and working in the Inland Northwest, Washington State.  Lin works with both digital media and traditional media such as painting, drawing, ceramics and embroidery.  Lin’s works frequently take on themes of individual and cultural identity with a keen eye for design and color.  She is committed to combating social injustice through exploring themes in her work, and through promoting the fine … » More …

Side Street Exhibition

WSU Fine Arts Locker Gallery presents Side Street, a collection of Instagram images exploring everyday observations along urban spaces. The exhibition is curated by recent WSU Master of Fine Arts graduate, Krista Brand, and features fourteen artists across five continents, connected only through social media. Side Street considers the possibility of the extraordinary in the ordinary, the presence/absence of the figure, and social media sharing as community art practice. This exhibition bridges between the 2017-18 Fine Arts programming theme of ‘Shifting Landscapes’ and the 2018-19 theme of ‘The Body: Power, Meaning & Representation in Contemporary Art.’

Side Street is on view from July 20-August 24, … » More …

Rocky Mountain Printmaking Alliance 4th Biennial Symposium

The 4th Biennial Symposium of the Rocky Mountain Printmaking Alliance will be held at Washington State University in Pullman, WA, and at the University of Idaho in Moscow, ID, just across the state line from each other. This 3 day event will be held April 19-21, 2018, and revolve around the themes of COMMUNITY/CRAFT/CONCEPT. It will include keynote speakers from the region, printmaking demonstrations, panel discussions, portfolio exchanges, exhibitions, and an open portfolio event.

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MFA Exhibition Opening Reception

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art / Collections and Learning Gallery

Friday, April 6  |  6-8pm

Featuring work from second-year MFA graduate students Jared Boorn, Krista Brand, Anna Carpenter, Marguerite Gilbertson, Mana Mehrabian, Morganne Radziewicz, and Amelia Warden. The opening reception is from 6-8pm with a truly stunning exhibition from our current Master of Fine Arts graduate candidates. You’ll get to enjoy a diverse showcasing of a wide variety of subject matter, content, and style resulting from a culmination of two years of work.

We’ll also have special guests Coffee Roboto from Coeur d’Alene, ID, serving up handmade beverages and treats for purchase.

Come on over … » More …