The Art Department faculty at EOU are dedicated to bring their diverse experience and artistic explorations to bare in teaching challenging studio and art history courses. We are dedicated working artists with active studio practices and expertise in a variety of media and conceptual approaches to making art.
The Nightingale Gallery would like to congratulate the following award winners from the 2013 Eastern Oregon Regional High School Art Exhibition. The EOU Art program presented University Scholar Awards to three area high school seniors whose work demonstrates great potential for continued success at the college level. These awards each come with a $1,500 renewable scholarship to study art at EOU. All Best of Show winners received an award certificate and a sketchbook in which to continue to sharpen their creative skills. Honorable Mention...
With springtime waiting in the wings, a showcase of blossoming artistic talent is also coming to Nightingale Gallery in March.
The annual “Eastern Oregon Regional High School Art Exhibition” opens with an awards presentation and reception from 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 8 in the gallery in Loso Hall at EOU.
Students in grades nine through 12 were invited to submit up to two works each. High schools with artists scheduled to exhibit are La Grande, Baker, Crane, Cove, Grant Union, Joseph, Ontario and Union.
“We are excited to be able to...
LA GRANDE, Ore. (EOU) – ”I’m a collage-maker for much the same reason I’m a curator – I love images,” says Cory Peeke, associate professor of art and director of Nightingale Gallery at Eastern Oregon University.
Peeke’s collages go on display at the Sheehan Gallery at Whitman College, Feb. 22-Apr. 12. He’ll also give an artist talk at 5:30 p.m. Mar. 29 in Olin Hall, Room 130 at Whitman.
This upcoming show follows Peeke’s recent guest appearance at the Saranac Art Projects‘ exhibition in Spokane and the debut of the...
The Nightingale Gallery of Eastern Oregon University is pleased to present the exhibition Quietude. Curated by Cory Peeke the Nightingale Gallery’s director, the exhibit presents the work of six artists whose works communicate a decidedly quiet attitude.
The exhibition opens Friday, February 8 with a reception from 6-8pm in the gallery located in Loso Hall. The show will run through Friday, March 1. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 11am to 4pm.
Quietude exhibits a selection of works by Nathan Abels, Amelia Hankin, Armin Mühsam,...
The Nightingale Gallery begins a new year and academic term with an exhibition of works by Eastern Oregon University’s accomplished visual arts faculty.
The exhibition opens with a reception on Friday, January 11 from 6-8pm in the gallery located in Loso Hall. The show will run through Friday, February 1. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 11am to 4pm.
The biennial Faculty Exhibition features work from the six nationally and internationally recognized artists who make up EOU’s art department and offers a collective view of their...
The La Grande Arts Commission will host the 26th Annual Season’s Faire on Saturday, November 3, 2012, in Loso Hall on the campus of Eastern Oregon University. Over forty area artists will be exhibiting their work in the Nightingale Gallery and competing for $1,000 in prize money, donated by Patrick McCarthy, MD, Mountain Valley Therapy, Union Wallowa Baker Federal Credit Union and Fortis Construction. In addition, Juror Jessica Riva Cooper, Visiting Assistant Professor of Ceramics at EOU and internationally recognized Canadian artist, will...
Assistant Professor of Art and Media Arts Communication Michael Sell will present his latest body of photographic work at the Northwest Conference in Eugene, Oregon in November. His lecture, titled “A Meme of One: The UFCK Family,” explores issues such as living our lives in public forums, privacy, and how the Internet helps the discourse of fictional narrative through portraits of the members of the online community ufck.org. The portraits are part of Sell’s larger artistic investigation into fictional and real selves and...
As part of both our department’s outreach and recruitment efforts, seven art faculty from Eastern Oregon Universityare featured in an exhibit now on view at the North Santiam Hall Galleries at Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW, Albany, OR.
The work ranges from sculpture and collage to oil painting and photography, and demonstrates the EOU Art Department’s mission to “actively contribute to the aesthetic and conceptual dialogue that is visual art.”
Participating in the show are:
•Peter C. Johnson, associate...
The Pendleton Center for the Arts presents a solo exhibition of new work by La Grande artist Jessica Plattner, from October 4-27, 2012. The opening reception is free and open to the public, and will be held Thursday, October 4th from 5:30-7:00 PM. The PCA is located at 214 N. Main Street in Pendleton.
Jessica Plattner is Associate Professor of Art at Eastern Oregon University. The work in this show was completed in Canada and Italy during Plattner’s 2011-12 sabbatical from EOU. She spent the year creating a new body of work while...
Aaron McNamee (B.A. 2004) is having great success as an artist in his new home of New Orleans. His work has recently been acquired by the New Orleans Museum of Art and by the Frederick R. Weisman Foundation in Los Angeles. Below are the press release for his solo exhibit at the prestigious Heriard-Cimino Gallery as well as links to some articles and interviews with the artist as well as website. Congratulations Aaron!!
NEW ORLEANS – Heriard-Cimino Gallery presents Between the Pages, mixed sculptures by Aaron McNamee. This Opening is...