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Nightingale Gallery

Cannupa Hanska Luger with Rory Wakemup, Mirror Shield Project, Oceti Sakowin camp, Standing Rock, ND, 2016. Image courtesy of the artist.

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

In response to the pandemic the Nightingale Gallery is closed until further notice.

Upcoming Exhibitions

October 2 – 30, 2020

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.

Current Exhibition

Senior Capstone Exhibitions*

Featuring the work of this year’s cohort: Meredith Matthews, Alex Navarro, Hannah Smith, Ally Johnson, and Hannah Flower.

*With much regret, the Senior show has been cancelled for the safety of all participants.

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.

Call for Entries

The Nightingale Gallery now reviews exhibition proposals on an ongoing basis. Visit our Call for Entries page to learn more about submitting a proposal. Learn More>

Contact Us

Faculty Director
Scott Gleeson

Student Director
Nickie Voltaire

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