January Events

January Events
Call To Artists: Online Exhibition

Sweet Nothings: Postcards from Art Students, Juried by Sean Sullivan and Sarah Barnett

Washington State University’s Department of Fine Arts invites art students to submit small 2D artworks for consideration for an online group exhibition centering on mail art, postcards and letters of affection. These artworks need to fit on a standard 4 ¼ x 6 inch postcard and need to be addressed to the WSU Fine Arts Department. This call is open to any artist living in the United States and currently enrolled in a BFA or MFA program.

More info and submission form here

Online submission deadline: January 31st, 2020


Call for Submissions


Associate Professor of Fine Arts Peter Christenson is organizing a group gallery exhibition and inviting email submissions of high resolution screenshots of <Phone Text Message Threads> that occurred any time on December 19 from 12:00AM – 11:59PM.

All languages, all ages, all folx are welcome to submit to this exhibition. All submitted screenshots of text threads must have occurred on December 19 2020.

If you would like to participate in this project, please send 1-3 hi-res screenshots of your Text Message Threads as PNG or JPG with name, bio, and contact information directly to peter.christenson@wsu.edu.

Deadline for exhibition submissions is January 19, 2021

Fine Arts News


Fine arts education flourishes in face of pandemic


“Remote teaching certainly hasn’t slowed us down. In fact, these strange times have helped us reimagine new, more expanded ways to reach out to our students while still having deep and meaningful experiences in the virtual classroom,” said Io Palmer, associate professor of fine arts and ceramics coordinator.

Read more at the CAS Story Hub


Faculty Awarded for Art History Research


Dr. Hallie Meredith was awarded SECAC’s William R. Levin Award for Research in the History of Art before 1750 for her project, “Fragmentary and Unfinished Art: Documenting Undocumented Late Roman Art and Process.”



ICE. ICE | December 12 – January 27


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.”

Online artist talk to be scheduled for January, 2021. Contact Avantika Bawa at avantikabawa@gmail.com for inquiries about the work.

ICE. ICE | THE END project space

1870 Murphy Avenue, Atlanta, GA


Virtual Artist Talk: Hallie Ford Fellows


Hallie Ford Fellows Avantika Bawa, Pat Boas, and Elizabeth Malaska discuss materials, formal concerns, and methods of making. Moderated by Jenelle Porter, curator, Hallie Ford Fellows in the Visual Arts 2017-19 at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Eugene, OR. 

Today! Wednesday, January 6, 5:00pm | Register for the Virtual Event 



Vestigial | Opens January 18


Washington State University Vancouver (WSUV) Fine Arts Department is pleased to present Vestigial, an exhibition of mixed media works featuring graduating seniors Laura Ballard and Sharalee Chwaliszewski. Drawing upon memory, intuition, and experience, the artists explore the demands of motherhood and the freedom of the studio as forces that have shaped their natural creativity.

The show will go live on January 18, 2021 at https://labs.wsu.edu/aardwolf/ 


WSU Tri-Cities multimedia arts course a natural fit for hands-on, virtual learning


“For an Art, Science and Technology course at Washington State University Tri-Cities, the transition to virtual learning proved not only to be a natural transition. It played to the course’s sweet spot.

As the title of the course suggests, students bring together what some may consider two sides of a coin – art, and science and technology. But for Peter Christenson, an associate professor of fine arts, the blending of the two fields is natural.

Through the course, Christenson has students create devices that are not only visually appealing, but bridge the gap between physical art and what can be presented digitally online. The sharing of these projects online, he said, provides a perfect fit for virtual learning.”

Read more here

Seen on Instagram >>>


Student Photo Project on Place:

FA 381 student Winter Duncan’s final place studies over the course of 16 weeks.

See more at @wsuphotoworks


Ceramics Demos:

Catch up on grad student Siri Stensberg demonstrating  a translation of abstract painterly marks into clay surfaces.






Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU


“COVID-19 Update:

On November 15, Governor Jay Inslee announced statewide restrictions due to the rising number of COVID19 cases in Washington state. The restrictions include the closure of museums, among other venues. In accordance with the order, the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at Washington State University will be closed temporarily.

In this time, please join us online where you will find exhibition content and ongoing social media highlights for your enjoyment.”


Betty Feves: The Earth Itself | Through February 12, 2021


Follow the Sun: The Holland and Orton Collections | Through February 12, 2021


Etsuko Ichikawa: Broken Poems of Fireflies | Through March 19, 2021


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