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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.

Native American Heritage Month brings art, awareness

Students recognized Native American Heritage month with activities throughout November.

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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.

 

Upcoming Exhibitions

In response to the pandemic the Nightingale Gallery is closed until further notice. We hope to re-open in January

Current Exhibition

Luminous: Painting in the Interface

The last five years have witnessed a luminous turn in contemporary painting in which light has become the primary index of painting’s interface with lens-based imagery and the digital realm. This exhibition surveys the work of six artists pushing the boundaries of traditional painting.

Visit our Exhibitions page for details about past, current and upcoming shows.

Visiting Artists 2019-20

Ryan W. Kelly

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.

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Liss LaFleur

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.

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Jackie Brown

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.

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Sung Eun Park

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.

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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.

Contact Us

Faculty Director
Cory Peeke

Student Director
Jan Ng

Email: gallery@eou.edu

Instagram @nightingale_gallery

Visit

Hours: T-F 11-4, Sat 12-4
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

smurrell@eou.edu
Printmaking, Drawing, Graphics

Cory Peeke

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

Nathan Prouty

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

Michael Sell EOU Art Faculty

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 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.

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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