December Events

December Events



December 10th | 4:30pm

An Artist’s Duty: Reflecting the Reality of our Time(s)

An interactive conversation with local artists and activists Ginger Ewing, Emma Noyes, and Inga N. Laurent

Indigenous artist (Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation) Emma Noyes, Haitian-American Gonzaga law professor and writer Inga Laurent, and arts administrator and advocate Ginger Ewing, sit down to discuss the role artists and the arts play in reflecting the times.

Spurred by the recent social justice uprisings, this interactive panel will explore questions like fracturing and truth, what aspects of the panelists’ individual stories play into how they respond, as well as call upon students and faculty to think about their own role in acknowledging and taking action in moments like this.

Pre-register for the virtual lecture at 4:30pm on December 10th here.


Fine Arts Workshops


Live Demos with Concept Clay

Weekly live demonstrations with the WSU Fine Arts ceramics space @conceptclay. Thursdays at 12pm through December.

  • Thursday, 12/3, 12pm: Io Palmer, Claycollage – Creating dynamic, deep surfaces with clay collage


Fine Arts News


Catch up on last month’s visiting artist podcast with Lien Truong

Join Squeak Meisel’s conversation with artist Lien Truong as she takes us along on her journey from her birth in Vietnam, immigration to the United States and growing up a child of refugees.

Lien Truong’s art practice examines the social and cultural influences that shape belief systems and heritage. Landscapes symbolizing violence and tragedy; and significant American icons in the civil rights movement are translated through oil paint and painting on silk. Through a type of blended narrative painting, the work is created through a hybridity of painting materials, techniques and philosophies, embedding in it, the complex cultural histories that mirror the Asian American lens.

Audio of this conversation is available at


ICE. ICE | December 10-31

A solo show of drawings and wall works by Avantika Bawa, ICE. ICE pays homage to the Georgia Archives building in Atlanta, GA. “Through repetitive and obsessive visual iterations of this building, I experience the endless possibilities of examining one specific subject. As a result, the Georgia Archives has become an examination of the abstraction and history of a place through a rigorous inquiry of its forms.”

ICE. ICE | THE END project space

1870 Murphy Avenue, Atlanta, GA


Jack Straw New Media Gallery Residency Program Award

Peter Christenson, Associate Professor of Fine Arts, is the recent recipient of a 2020-2021 Jack Straw New Media Gallery Residency Program Award. A community-based resource since 1962, the Jack Straw Cultural Center is the Northwest’s only non-profit multidisciplinary audio arts center and its New Media Gallery supports artists working with visual and installation art, with an emphasis on sound. As a residency award recipient, Christenson has been invited to collaborate with engineers at Jack Straw Cultural Center’s recording studio to fund and realize his large-scale multimedia exhibition slated for 2021.

Rain | Opens December 9th

The Washington State University Vancouver (WSUV) Fine Arts Department is pleased to present Rain, a curated online group show. Often considered synonymous with the Pacific Northwest, rain is essential to life. It cleanses and erodes, reveals and obscures. Rain can symbolize melancholy and introspection, or renewal and rejuvenation. Works in this show engage with all of these possibilities through the use of rhythm, pattern, and the unpredictable. This online show is curated by and includes the work of students in Professor Bawa’s Fine Arts Contemporary Issues Seminar.

Rain includes work by Laura Ballard, Lindsey Barber, Avantika Bawa, Alyona Bobrick, Austin Chavers, Sharalee Chwaliszewski, Dillon Gohl, Roxy Hong, Noah Matteucci, and KavinWicker.

Link to the show will be available at WSUV Fine Arts Instagram: @wsuv_finearts


Seen on Instagram >>>

Student Portraiture Project: “A fabulous image by Baonhi.” See more at @wsuphotoworks


Ceramics Demos: Catch up on a sgraffito technique demonstration by grad student Adam Stuart @concept.clay





Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU


The museum is happy to announce a limited schedule for fall semester. The galleries will be open to visitors Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1-4 p.m. Before your visit, learn more at and

2020 | The Earth Itself: The Betty Feves Collection
2020 | Follow the Sun: The Holland and Orton Collections
2020 | Etsuko Ichikawa: Broken Poems of Fireflies


Opportunities at WSU


Pullman Food Pantry Go Bags are a way to provide food for those in need while respecting social distancing guidelines to keep all members of our community safe. Students can fill out this form to request food or call the Office of the Dean of Students at (509) 335-5757. More info


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