A message to our community

A Message to Our Community


Even though this time is full of uncertainty, we want you to know that WSU Fine Arts is continuing our mission of excellence in education and programming for the fall. We want to affirm that we are an inclusive space, standing in solidarity with Black Lives Matter.

Welcome to our 100+ majors and minors joining us in August! We are happy you are here and want to see you connect and thrive. Please reach out and let us know your ideas, share your projects with us, or let us know how we can support you better.

Welcome to our returning and new graduate students! We are excited for our 2020-2021 crew of 12 MFA candidates and we can’t wait to see where your creative explorations will take you.

For our students, staff, faculty, and extended community – you can expect to see some great visiting artist lectures and interviews hosted online. We plan to remain a vibrant space for conversation, discovery, and inspiration.

WSU announced on July 23rd that all undergraduate courses will be taught by distance delivery (online). Our research spaces for faculty, grads, and staff have undergone safety preparations – including disinfectant protocols, hand-washing stations, and limits to room capacities. Please know that our students’ and employees’ safety is our top priority.

Some places to stay connected:


Stay safe, stay well, and we’ll see you soon!



Fine Arts News


Io Palmer will be exhibiting Desired Interruptions at the Boise Art Museum August 22, 2020-January 31, 2021.


Ellie Albrecht (BA ’20) was selected as one of the 2020 College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Seniors.



Krista Brand (MFA ’18) and June T Sanders (MFA ’19) curated a group exhibition, Soften, at the Chase Gallery in Spokane, which included work by past and current graduates Azzah Sultan (MFA ’20), Morganne Radziewicz (MFA ’18) and Sarah Barnett (MFA ’21).

The Spokesman interviewed the curators here.

Image: Azzah Sultan, Bungkus, video still, 2019



When classes went online in March, [Avantika Bawa] and fellow faculty member Harrison Higgs had already selected about 60 percent of the works for the 24th Annual Fine Arts Student Exhibition, which includes both majors and non-majors from all class years…”

Image: Elle Marander, Swimming SB




Dr. Hallie Meredith was awarded new faculty seed grant with the College of Arts & Sciences. Also, check out how Dr. Hallie Meredith’s art history course is impacting students.





Black Lives Matter Artist Grant Program at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU

The JSMA WSU Black Lives Matter Artist Grant Program will distribute $2,500 grants to 20 artists across the state of Washington who will be asked to use their voices, experiences, and artistic expression to reflect on social justice efforts in response to systemic racism. Submit applications here.