WSU Tri-Cities

Art Exhibition Center

2009 Exhibitions

Pecking Order Established

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January 12 - January 20, 2009

WSU-TC Digital Technology and Culture Club Sponsored Exhibition

RICHLAND, Wash. - "Pecking Order Established," a mixed media art exhibit commenting on the fight for financial wealth, opens Jan. 12 at Washington State University Tri-Cities.

The opening reception is at 5 p.m. Jan. 12 in The Art Center at WSU Tri-Cities, in the Consolidated Information Center, 2770 University Drive, Richland. The reception includes a presentation at 5:30 p.m. by artist Jay Hollick of Richland. Admission is free and open to the public.

"Throughout history, violence has been a motivator for change and has been expressed through play," said Hollick, who describes himself as an interdisciplinary artist. "Such forms of play are considered combative sports and include games like football, wrestling and boxing. These are all games where aggression is portrayed as a valuable trait.

"This trait is seen as playing an important role in our own lives as we climb the corporate ladder to success. People are driven to succeed by rewards of money, power, and prestige. Within the show Pecking Order Established, I explore these traits within the context of a sandbox," he said. "The sandbox is a reference both for the combative sports that are watched on television or played as children as well as a reference for our own lives as we struggle to succeed within the corporate world. In reality we never leave the sandbox, we just move to a larger more complex box, one where adults fight for financial wealth."

The exhibit runs through Jan. 30. The Art Center's regular hours are 12 to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

"Pecking Order Established" is part of the Spring 2009 Liberal Arts Season of Events and is co-sponsored by the student-run Digital Technology, Arts, and Culture Club.

Contact the artist: Jay Hollick hollickj@gmail.com, jayhollick.blogspot.com


The Chancellor's Exhibition Series — Spring 2009

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January 27 - May 29, 2009

About 30 works of art by 10 regional artists will be on display Jan. 27 through May 29 in the Chancellor's Exhibition Series at Washington State University Tri-Cities.

The opening reception is at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, at WSU Tri-Cities in the East Building Room 228 (conference room), 2710 University Drive, Richland.

This is a semi-annual juried exhibition series designed to showcase the remarkable art of the Columbia Valley. Chancellor Vicky L. Carwein will present a special award to one of the artists at the reception.

The paintings, sculptures, prints and photographs will be on display through spring semester in the East Building administration corridor. The building is open to the public from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Unbound

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February 3 - 26, 2009

An exhibition of art by African-American artists from the Pacific Northwest in celebration of Black History Month. Sponsored by the Multicultural Club.

Opening reception 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009, at The Art Center


African Drummer by Earnie Thomas

The "Unbound" art exhibit runs through Feb. 26. Admission is free and open to the public.

Artists include: Earnie Thomas, Rajaa Gharbi, Carol Williams, Agazit Ocbazgi, Jessica Enouf, Joachim McMillan, Cynthis Fowler, Angelena McQuarter


Kimberly Camp: Women Who Walk the Path

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March 5 - 31, 2009

Paintings celebrating "Women Who Walk the Path" will be featured in March at Washington State University Tri-Cities.

The opening reception for artist Kimberly Camp is at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 5, in The Art Center, inside the Consolidated Information Center at 2770 University Drive, Richland. Admission is free and open to the public.

Camp started her career as an artist at the age of 12. Her paintings and soft-sculpture dolls capture the wisdom, strength, and spirit of African-American women. Camp's artwork has been shown throughout the United States in more than 100 exhibitions, including the Smithsonian Institution and the African American Museum in Philadelphia.

With a parallel career as a museum administrator, Camp currently is the chief executive officer of the Hanford Reach Interpretive Center, an initiative to create a $40 million science and technology center in Richland. Camp graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a bachelor's degree in studio arts and art history. She earned her master's degree in arts administration from Drexel University in Philadelphia.

The art exhibit runs through March 31 as part of the WSU Tri-Cities Spring 2009 Liberal Arts Season of Events. The Art Center's regular hours are non to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Sisters, by Kimberly Camp
"Sisters," by Kimberly Camp


The Chancellor's Exhibition Series — Fall 2009

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Aug. 31-Dec. 18, 2009

Untitled by Nathan Ellefson

RICHLAND, Wash. — The selected artwork for the Fall 2009 Chancellor's Exhibition Series will be on display Aug. 31 through Dec. 18 in the East Building administration corridor at WSU Tri-Cities, 2710 University Drive, Richland.

This semi-annual juried exhibition series is designed to showcase the remarkable art of the Columbia Valley. Digital images, drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, ceramics, glass or any other media is eligible and encouraged.

Chancellor Vicky L. Carwein will welcome the artists at the opening reception set for 5 p.m. Sept. 2.

The artists that will be in the show are:

Nathan Ellefson:

  • Untitled (Crow and Babies)
  • Feather, Spoken Softly
  • The Unceremonious Death of Fredrick and Nelson
  • Nelson and the Soil
  • In Digestion

Kimberly Camp

  • Heirophant
  • Medicine Man
  • Hear no Evil
  • Danse

Jeremiah Griffith

  • The Great Depression

John G. Dobbins

  • Tenya Lake Twighlight
  • Lone Bristlecone in Granite under Solstice Moon
  • Eagle Cap Wilderness

Deann Kennedy

  • Butterfly Cocoon
  • New Growth

Darcy M. Coyne

  • Red Canyon, Utah
  • Building in Sedona
  • Statues, Hoover Dam

King Detrick

  • Horseshoe Deep Star Field

Delia Morgan

  • Wild Daisies

Kasia Gorski

  • Fresh from the Garden
  • Sageland Irises
  • Salish Mtn Road

Lisa Hill

  • White Cascade
  • Snapshot Prairie Sun

John A. Werner

  • Bob Gnarley
  • DrewDrew
  • Olla Dos

Michael Kloth

  • Candy
  • Dexter
  • Jack

Marcia Wyatt

  • Angry Ocean
  • Ebony and Ivory
  • Swirling Lava

Ship It!

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September 3 - 25, 2009

AN ALL-MEDIA EXHIBITION

What can be sent in the mail?

Can it be art?

Ship it!

Everything sent will be displayed. Nothing will be opened.

Based on an exhibition idea by Ouch My Eye (www.ouchmyeye.com)

Free and open to the public.

Note: work will be accepted over the duration of the exhibition! Work in all media is eligible and encouraged. Nothing will be returned.

Part of the Fall 2009 Liberal Arts Season of Events


The State of Art in the Columbia Valley

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October 1 - 29, 2009

An opening reception for the "State of Art in the Columbia Valley" art exhibit will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, at Washington State University Tri-Cities.

This is the second itineration of a juried exhibition that reports on the region's state of art. Nine artists are represented, showing works including sculpture, painting, drawing, and photography.

The exhibit runs through Oct. 29 in The Art Center, inside the Consolidated Information Center at WSU Tri-Cities, 2770 University Drive, Richland. The Art Center's regular hours are 12 to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Admission to the reception and the exhibit is free and open to the public.

The State of Art in the Columbia Valley exhibit is part of the 2009-2010 Liberal Arts Season of Events, co-sponsored by the Richland Arts Commission in recognition of the 20th anniversary as a WSU campus.


Fritz Liedtke: Skeletons in the Closet

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November 5 - 30, 2009

An intimate look at the lives of people struggling with anorexia and bulimia is on display at Washington State University Tri-Cities.

"Skeleton in the Closet" features 20 portraits by art photographer Fritz Liedtke of Portland, Ore. Each portrait is accompanied by a statement from the person in the photograph (http://www.skeletoninthecloset.net/). The artist combined photographs and text to create a compelling narrative of life with an eating disorder, including what could lead a person down the path and the journey to free oneself.

The exhibit is open in The Art Center, inside the WSU Tri-Cities Consolidated Information Center, 2770 University Drive, Richland. Admission is free.

A reception at 12 p.m. Nov. 16 features an informational talk about eating disorders, delivered by Phyllis Morris, academic director of the WSU Tri-Cities College of Nursing. The talk is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

"Skeleton in the Closet" runs through Nov. 30. The Art Center's regular hours are 12 to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, although campus is closed for holidays on Nov. 11, Nov. 26 and Nov. 27.

Liedtke received his bachelor's in fine arts from the Pacific Northwest College of Art. His career includes working as a freelance photographer since 1991 and serving as an instructor at the Pacific Northwest College of Art and the Newspace Center for Photography.

Aimee, by Fritz Liedtke
"Aimee"

Adriane, by Fritz Liedtke
"Adriane"