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At EOU we cultivate global citizens and creative problem solvers through immersive study of the diverse histories and practices of art.

EOU’s Nightingale Gallery presents annual ‘Eastern Oregon Regional High School Art Exhibition.’

EOU’s Nightingale Gallery presents annual ‘Eastern Oregon Regional High School Art Exhibition.’ La Grande, Ore. –The Nightingale Gallery of Eastern Oregon University presents its annual “Eastern Oregon Regional High School Art Exhibition.” The exhibition runs from Feb. 23 to March 15. There will be an opening reception for the exhibition on Friday, Feb. 23 from […]

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The Art Department faculty at EOU are dedicated to bringing 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.

Susan Murrell
Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Capstone Courses

Nathan Prouty

Nathan Prouty
Ceramics, Sculpture, Senior Theory and Practice

Cory Peeke

Cory Peeke
Art History, Professional Practices, Foundations,
Director of the Nightingale Gallery

Michael Sell

Michael Sell
Analog & Digital Photography, Graphics, Foundations, Junior Theory & Practice

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Students studying art at Eastern Oregon University are exposed to a wide range of aesthetic, critical, historical, multi-cultural, and technical art experiences. The art faculty challenge and aid all students to develop a personal aesthetic and conceptual foundation intended to drive and define their personal vision and artwork. The depth and breadth of the Art Program within the broader liberal arts experience prepares students for professional expertise in art education and studio art with an emphasis in portfolio development intended to make students competitive for graduate school admissions and other professional endeavors in the arts. Eastern art students are encouraged to experience a wide range of media and explore their ideas within a strong conceptual framework.

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“The art department at EOU is a valuable asset to our campus. Small class sizes and amazing studio facilities give students a hands-on experience they won’t ever forget. Learning from the fantastic professors, as well as other students, I have gained so much confidence going forward in my career.”

Devon Galiszewski, '16
Art, Business
Baker City, Ore.


Apply online or by mail be considered for one of our merit-based art scholarships.

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Learn more about our visiting artist program, art club, and other art-related campus activities on Instagram @eou_art

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Our mission is to actively contribute to aesthetic and conceptual dialogue that is visual art, both on campus and throughout the region. Our students are offered a broad and diverse selection of artistic experiences designed to help them develop as critical thinkers and producing/participating artists, with a firm awareness of both historic and contemporary issues within the field.

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