Student exhibition juried by EOU alumnus opening May 16

Contact: Cory Peeke | Nightingale Gallery Director
541-962-3584 | cpeeke@eou.edu
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Stills from the video “Body Tracks” by Laura Hansen, 2013 Best of Show.

May 13, 2014
LA GRANDE, Ore. (EOU) – The Nightingale Gallery at Eastern Oregon University presents the annual “All-Campus Juried Student Exhibition,” May 16 through June 13.

An opening reception is from 6-8 p.m. Friday in the gallery in Loso Hall with presentation of awards at 6:30.

The exhibit features work by EOU students from a variety of disciplines. This year’s juror is Ed Marquand, founder, president and creative director of Marquand Books and an alumnus of EOU, class of 1973.

Marquand will present a public talk on the blurring distinctions for creative professionals between fine art, design, industrial design, architecture, crafts and other professions. It begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 13 in Badgley Hall, Room 148. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Marquand and his staff of 15 employees produce distinctive, award-winning books for museums and art book publishers in the United States and abroad. His museum clients include the American Folk Art Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Seattle Art Museum, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Denver Art Museum, Crystal Bridges Museum of Art, Portland Art Museum, Smithsonian Institution Air and Space Museum, Denver Art Museum, National Portrait Gallery, National Museum of the American Indian, Dallas Art Museum, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, High Art Museum and the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.

Publishing clients include Abrams, Chronicle Books, Princeton University Press, University of Washington Press, University of California Press, Rizzoli and Yale University Press.

Marquand is also the founder of Mighty Tieton, an incubator for artisan businesses in Tieton, Wash. There, he founded Paper Hammer Studios where he has a bindery, letterpress studio, screen-printing studio and production facility for handmade art books and merchandise.

In addition to selecting pieces to include in the exhibit, Marquand will select several works to be recognized with cash awards.

The fourth annual Kathelene Galloway Memorial Scholarship will also be presented, as well as the fifth annual Joseph Dickerson Memorial Award.

The Kathelene Galloway Memorial Scholarship is a $500 award presented to a sophomore or junior level art major exhibiting exemplary technical and conceptual skill. The award is made in memory of Galloway who was a professor of printmaking and drawing at EOU for over a decade.

Galloway, who passed away in December of 2009, was a dedicated and much-loved artist, teacher, colleague and passionate advocate for her students, art, artists and EOU. She lived to share knowledge and the wonder that comes with discovery, exemplifying the excellence to which faculty encourage their students to endeavor.

The Joseph Dickerson Memorial Award is in memory of Joe Dickerson, an EOU freshman killed in a 2009 auto accident. Following the tremendous loss of their son, Joe’s parents Doug and Kyla Dickerson made a gift of funds to EOU’s art program.

Dickerson was a model student whose creative energy and enthusiasm for learning was infectious. In light of this, the art program chose to use the generous donation to endow an award to be presented annually to a student who the faculty feels best exemplifies Joe’s dedication, curiosity and creative spirit.

All award winners will be announced at the reception at 6:30 p.m. May 16.

Nightingale Gallery’s hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information visit www.eou.edu/art/nightingale-gallery or connect at www.facebook.com/NightingaleGallery.