“All-Campus Juried Student Exhibition” opens May 18
Contact: Cory Peeke | Nightingale Gallery Director
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May 11, 2012
LA GRANDE, Ore. (EOU) – The work of students from a variety of disciplines will be on display for EOU’s annual “All-Campus Juried Student Exhibition” opening Friday, May 18.
A reception is set for 6-8 p.m. in Nightingale Gallery located in Loso Hall.
The exhibition continues through June 15. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Multi-media artist Kelly Rauer, of Portland, is the juror this year and will select several works to be recognized with cash awards at 6:30 p.m. May 18 during the opening event.
Rauer will also give a free public presentation on her work which focuses on video, installation, the body, movement and dance, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 15 in Huber Auditorium in Badgely Hall.
Within the last year Rauer has turned her focus toward non-art administrative roles to allow for a greater focus on her own studio practice. Previously she served as director of programs for the Portland Art Center, managing director for New American Art Union and thesis exhibitions coordinator for Pacific Northwest College of Art from 2008-2010.
In addition to the juror’s awards will be the selection of the second annual Kathelene Galloway Memorial Scholarship and third annual presentation of the Joseph Dickerson Memorial Award.
The Kathelene Galloway Memorial Scholarship is a $500 award presented to a sophomore or junior level art major who exhibits exemplary technical and conceptual skill. The award is given in memory of Galloway, who was a professor of printmaking and drawing at EOU for over a decade and passed away suddenly in December of 2009.
“Galloway was a highly dedicated and much loved artist, teacher and colleague who was a passionate advocate for her students, art, artists and EOU,” said Cory Peeke, associate professor of art and director of Nightingale Gallery. “She lived to share knowledge and the wonder that comes with discovery and exemplified the excellence to which we encourage our students to strive.”
The Joseph Dickerson Memorial Award honors Dickerson, an EOU freshman killed in a tragic auto accident in 2009. Following the tremendous loss of their son, Joe’s parents, Doug and Kyla Dickerson, made a generous gift to the university art program.
“Joe was a model student whose creative energy and enthusiasm for learning was infectious,” Peeke said. “The EOU art program chose to use the funds from the Dickerson’s to endow an award in their son’s name to be presented annually to a student who the faculty feels best exemplifies his dedication, curiosity and creative spirit.”