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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.

“Mood Ring” exhibit coming to Nightingale Gallery

“Mood Ring” exhibit coming to Nightingale Gallery LA GRANDE, Ore. – Eastern Oregon University’s Nightingale Gallery begins its exhibition season with “Mood Ring;” a merging of multi-media collage works by Portland-based artists Morgan Rosskopf and Katherine Spinella. The exhibit opens on Friday, Oct. 6 at 5 p.m. with a reception for the artists. As an […]

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The Nightingale Gallery is eastern Oregon’s premier exhibition venue for contemporary art . Situated in the heart of the EOU campus, the Nightingale showcases provocative, academically rigorous exhibitions celebrating the diverse cultural landscapes of the Pacific Northwest.

Current Exhibition

For information on current and past exhibitions please follow the Nightingale Gallery on Instagram @nightingale_gallery.

Land Acknowledgment

We humbly acknowledge the original inhabitants of the land Eastern Oregon University is upon: the Waiilatpu (Cayuse), Imatalamthlama (Umatilla), Waluulapam (Walla Walla), and Nimiipuu (Nez Perce) people. We celebrate their traditions, languages, and stories. We acknowledge their continuing connection to this land, water, and community and pay our respects to these original stewards of Northeastern Oregon.

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Faculty Director
Cory Peeke

Student Director
Jessica Hitzman

Email: gallery@eou.edu

Instagram @nightingale_gallery

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Hours: M-F 11-4,
Loso Hall 106
6th Street
La Grande, OR 97850

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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

Susan Murrell

smurrell@eou.edu
Printmaking, Drawing,
Graphics

Nathan Prouty

Nathan Prouty

nprouty@eou.edu
Ceramics, Sculpture, Senior Theory and Practice

Cory Peeke

Cory Peeke

cpeeke@eou.edu
Art History, Professional Practices, Foundations,
Director of the Nightingale Gallery

Michael Sell

Mike Sell

msell@eou.edu
Analog Photography, Digital Photography, Photojournalism & Studio Photography, Graphics, Digital Video

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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 Eastern is one of its strongest departments. The one-on-one attention and care we receive is so refreshing compared to crowded lecture halls where one can get lost in a sea of faces. Faculty care so much about my success both professionally and personally. I have grown close to my fellow artists and professors during my time at Eastern.”

Erica Hitzman, '16
Art
Pendleton, Ore.

Scholarships

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


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Art Club

Join the EOU Art Club to make new friends, get creative and hang out in the Art Lounge.


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Visiting Artists

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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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