Nightingale Gallery

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

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.

Current Exhibition

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


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Hours: T-F 11-4, Sat 12-4
Loso Hall 106
6th Street
La Grande, OR 97850