Art on campus

3 color polymer gravure by Alexandra BackousFine Arts Annual Student Exhibition

Artist: Fine Arts students
Exhibit dates: April 16 – June 30
Location: Dengerink Administration Building Gallery

This year marks the 19th Annual Fine Arts Student Exhibition at WSU Vancouver, showing in conjunction with the Research Showcase. The artworks originate from six different Fine Arts classes, including visual concepts, printmaking, digital media, photography, painting, and drawing.

Fine Arts, which approaches mark-making as an essential human activity, draws students from many different majors across campus. In these classes, students work on formal and technical exploration, conceptual development, a commitment to craft, and the discovery of aesthetic concerns. Our studio strives to balance contemporary practice with an appreciation and understanding of art history and the broader context of human culture.

The exhibition was curated and organized by Avantika Bawa, Harrison Higgs, and Dale Strouse.

Additional work from these classes can be seen in the first floor hallway of the Multimedia Classroom Building.

More information on Fine Arts at WSU Vancouver.

Neatly hung heart drawings with various coloring techniquesArtwork from the CDP

Artists: Preschool and kindergarten classes
Exhibit dates: March 2 – May 15; March 6 – May 15
Location: Library; Multimedia Classroom Building

Now on display are new artworks from the Child Development Program (CDP) preschool and kindergarten classes (here on campus). Art from the CDP preschool is currently installed in the Library, and in the Multimedia Classroom Building (basement level) is art from the CDP kindergarten class. Children in the program work with with many techniques, tools, and materials, where there is not a set of right and wrong ways to do a project, but where the process is as important as the result. Some of the pieces were inspired by studying famous fine art paintings; others are examples of children exploring in a spontaneous and free manner. All of the art reflects children’s thoughts, feelings, and expressions.

The Child Development Program at WSU Vancouver offers two full-day programs for families with preschool and kindergarten age children-- The Preschool Program (for children 3 to 5 years of age) and the Kindergarten Program (for children 5-6 years of age). Both programs provide many opportunities for children to do expressive art throughout their day.

Entry to campus exhibits is free. WSU Vancouver galleries are open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. WSU Vancouver is located at 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave., east of the 134th Street exit from either I-5 or I-205. Parking is available at parking meters or in the blue lot for $3.00.