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High school artists showcased at EOU

High school artists showcased at EOU

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Best of Show-12th Grade at the 2018 exhibit. “Creature” Ceramic sculpture. Baker City High School

Feb. 15, 2019 LA GRANDE, Ore. – The Nightingale Gallery of Eastern Oregon University is excited to present the annual Eastern Oregon Regional High School Art Exhibition. The exhibition runs February 22 to March 15. There will be an opening reception for the exhibition Friday, February 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the gallery. Awards will be presented at 6:30 that evening.

The annual exhibition gives audiences the opportunity to engage with the work of students from high schools throughout our region. Students working in a variety of media in grades nine through twelve will have up to two works on view.

Schools with students scheduled to participate include: Baker City, Cove, Enterprise, Joseph, La Grande, McLoughlin (Milton-Freewater), North Powder, Pendleton, Union and Wallowa. The EOU Art Program faculty juries the exhibit and will award a number of honors. Award certificates, gift cards, sketchbooks and a variety of EOU swag will be presented to the Best of Show winners in grades nine through twelve. Honorable mentions will also be presented with certificates.

For the 12th year in a row, The La Grande Arts Commission will sponsor a cash award for outstanding works by a La Grande student artist. Joining the La Grande Arts Commission in presenting special awards are Union County’s Art Center East, Baker City’s Crossroads Carnegie Art Center and Pendleton Center for the Arts. PCA’s award will be made in conjunction with Pendleton Art and Frame.

“The Nightingale Gallery is pleased to be able to exhibit the creative endeavors of our region’s youth,” said Cory Peeke, Nightingale Gallery Director. “We hope to champion these students and inspire them to continue their artistic pursuits as well as recognize the hard work and dedication of their teachers who conscientiously cultivate such promising young artists.”

The Nightingale Gallery is located in Loso Hall on the campus of Eastern Oregon University in La Grande. Gallery hours are Monday to Friday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit the gallery’s website or follow Nightingale Gallery on Instagram and Facebook.

To request images of artwork for publication contact Gallery Director Cory Peeke at cpeeke@eou.edu.