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Juried Student Exhibition awards artwork across disciplines

Final art exhibition showcases student work across disciplines

Amy Santoferraro texTILES: Heaps and Mounds  Ceramic, 18” x 42” x 5” 2015

Amy Santoferraro
texTILES: Heaps and Mounds
Ceramic, 18” x 42” x 5”

May 25, 2018 LA GRANDE, Ore. – Students from a variety of disciplines will display their work in the Nightingale Gallery’s final exhibition of the academic year.

Eastern Oregon University’s All-Campus Juried Student Exhibition runs June 1 to 15, with an opening reception and awards presentation from 6 to 8 p.m., on June 1.

Artist Amy Santoferraro serves as juror for this year’s entries, and she will present a public talk on her studio practice at 6 p.m., May 29 in room 101 of Zabel Hall. The presentation is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

Santoferraro, program manager for the Oregon College of Art and Craft/Pacific Northwest College of Art’s MFA in Applied Craft and Design, explores object collection in her studio work.  She earned two undergraduate art degrees from Ohio State University and received her MFA in ceramic art from Alfred University. She has received numerous grants in support of her studio work and exhibited her work throughout the U.S.

In addition to selecting works for the exhibit, Santoferraro will name several pieces for cash awards. The eighth annual Kathelene Galloway Memorial Scholarship and ninth annual Joseph Dickerson Memorial Award will also be presented to students June 1.

The Kathelene Galloway Memorial Scholarship, a $750 award presented to a sophomore or junior level art major, honors a former EOU professor who passed away suddenly in December 2009.

“She was a passionate advocate for her students, art, artists and EOU,”  Nightingale Gallery Director Cory Peeke said. “She lived to share the wonder that comes with discovery, and she exemplified the excellence to which we encourage our students to endeavor.”

The Joseph Dickerson Memorial Award honors an EOU freshman who died in a 2009 auto accident. Following the loss of their son, Joe’s parents Doug and Kyla Dickerson established the scholarship for an EOU art student.

“Joe was a model student whose creative energy and enthusiasm for learning was infectious,” Peeke said. “In light of this, we chose to endow an award in Joe’s name to be presented annually to a student the faculty feels best exemplifies Joe’s dedication, curiosity and spirit.”

All awards will be announced  at 6:30 p.m. at the June 1 reception.

The Nightingale Gallery is located in Loso Hall. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday. For more information, go to eou.edu/art or follow the Nightingale Gallery on Facebook and Instagram.

To request images of artwork for publication or to schedule an interview with one or more of theartists please contact Gallery Director Cory Peeke at cpeeke@eou.edu.