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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.
The exhibition is open through April 7 to students, faculty and staff.
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.
The Nightingale Gallery inaugurates 2021 with an exhibition of recently created work by the EOU Art faculty. The biennial “Faculty Exhibition” opens on Tuesday, January 19 at 11am.
The exhibit showcases the recent studio work of the four full time members of the EOU Art department. On view will be a collection of works by Susan Murrell, Cory Peeke, Nathan Prouty and Michael Sell. The exhibit promises to provide significant insight into the most recent studio practices of the four artists as they grapple with the anxious times in which we currently live.
In keeping with campus health and safety measures there will be no opening reception and only on campus students, faculty and staff may attend the exhibit. Masks are required for entry to the gallery and social distancing will be enforced with limited numbers of patrons admitted at a time.
Hear ceramic and performance artist Ryan W. Kelly discuss his diverse practice on Thursday, May 21 from 6-7pm PST. Kelly currently serves as Assistant Professor of Ceramics and Foundations at Western Washington University.
Join the Art Department for a talk and live Q&A with Texas performance artist Liss LaFleur, Assistant Professor of New Media Art at the University of North Texas. Access the recorded talk then login to the Q&A Thursday, May 14 @ 6pm PST.
View an artist talk with sculptor Jackie Brown, the Marvin H. Green, Jr. Assistant Professor of Art at Bowdoin College, Maine, followed by a live Q&A Thursday, May 7 (recorded). Brown’s art operates within a current surrealist revival, drawing upon a legacy of 20th century biomorphism.
You are invited to hear artist Sung Eun Park discuss her poetic, multimedia sculptures on Wednesday, March 4, 6-7PM in the Huber Auditorium. Park’s work examines the fundamental tension between fatalism and yearning, expressed through disjointed assemblages of disparate elements.
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.
Hours: T-F 11-4, Sat 12-4
Loso Hall 106
La Grande, OR 97850
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.
Printmaking, Drawing, Graphics
Art History, Professional Practices, Foundations, Director of the Nightingale Gallery
Ceramics, Sculpture, Senior Theory and Practice
Analog Photography, Digital Photography, Photojournalism & Studio Photography, Graphics, Digital Video
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.
“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, '16Art, BusinessBaker City, Ore.
Apply online or by mail be considered for one of our merit-based art scholarships.
Join the EOU Art Club to make new friends, get creative and hang out in the Art Lounge.
Explore our growing archive of digital content for visiting artists and scholars.
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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