Eastern Oregon Regional High School Art Exhibition
The Nightingale Gallery of Eastern Oregon University is pleased to present the annual “Eastern Oregon Regional High School Art Exhibition.” The exhibition runs March 9th through the 21st. There will be an opening reception for the exhibition Friday, March 9th from 6-8pm in the gallery. Awards will be presented at 6:30pm that evening.
The artwork above is by Tagg Wood of Baker City High School, winner of a University Scholar Award at the 2011 exhibit. Tagg is currently a freshman Art major at EOU.
The “Eastern Oregon Regional High School Exhibition” showcases the range and diversity of talent present in the high schools of eastern Oregon. Students in grades nine through twelve are able to submit up to two works. High Schools with students scheduled to exhibit work include: La Grande, Baker City, Burns, Crane Union, Grant Union, Hermiston, Joseph, Ontario, Union and Vale.
The EOU Art Program faculty juries the exhibit and will award a number of honors. Included will be awards for several gifted area high school seniors. Each of these awards comes with an EOU Art Program scholarship. Awards will also be presented in Best of Show for grades nine, ten, and eleven. Honorable mentions will also be presented and once again the La Grande Arts Commission will sponsor a cash award for an outstanding work by a La Grande High student artist.
“Each of these young people bring their unique vision to our annual exhibit, “said Cory Peeke, Nightingale Gallery Director. “The Nightingale Gallery is excited to be able to present the work of such a large selection student artists and I hope the public will come out and support the next generation of regional talent.”
The Nightingale Gallery is located in Loso Hall on the campus of Eastern Oregon University in La Grande, OR. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 11AM-4PM. For more information please visit our website:http://www.eou.edu/art/nightingale/index.html or follow us on Facebook.