Nightingale Gallery

MISSION: The Nightingale Gallery serves Eastern Oregon University’s institutional needs for cultural enrichment in the visual arts. The gallery brings in work from nationally recognized artists of the contemporary art world to challenge and engage EOU and the surrounding communities. The gallery also provides a venue for students to exhibit artwork and develop professional practices.

The Nightingale Gallery provides both the EOU campus community and the regional communities with the premiere, non-profit exhibition space in Eastern Oregon. This unique position allows the Nightingale Gallery to bring non-commercial and experimental artwork to our rural campus and community. This type of work brings new points of view to our community, thereby enriching and diversifying the cultural experience of Eastern Oregon. At the same time, we strive to showcase and promote local artistic talent, including that of emerging and student artists.

The hands-on experience gained by student employees of the Nightingale Gallery also adds greatly to the quality of their EOU educational experience. These students work with professional artists, handling and discussing premiere artwork in a professional manner. These skills often lead to other employment and advancement opportunities with commercial art galleries, non-profit arts organizations, and independent curatorial and exhibition projects.

Eastern Oregon University
One University Blvd.
Loso Hall
La Grande, Oregon 97850

Faculty Director – Cory W. Peeke

Student Director - Genevieve Gaudreau

Current Exhibition

The Nightingale’s 2016-17 Exhibition Season Opens with “Elegant Simplicity”

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The Nightingale’s 2016-17 Exhibition Season Opens with “Elegant Simplicity”

Eastern Oregon University’s Nightingale Gallery commences its 2016-17 exhibition season with Elegant Simplicity, opening Friday, September 30 with a reception from 6-8pm in the gallery in Loso Hall.Author Jon Franklin words, “Simplicity carried to an extreme becomes elegance” were the inspiration for the exhibit. Elegant Simplicity brings together the work of 22 artists from throughout the United States whose work exemplifies Franklin’s words. Elegant Simplicity features work from the uncomplicated to the austere in material,...

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