Art Gallery Exhibitions
The Gallery at the Kenneth J Minnaert Center for the Arts
2015 Southwest Washington Juried Exhibition
July 1–Aug 26, 2015
Artists working in any media and residing in Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Pierce, Skamania, Thurston, or Wahkiakum counties were invited to enter. 35 works were selected from among 150 submissions.
Opening reception and awards presentation: Thu, July 9, 6-8 pm. Summer hours: Mon-Thu 12-4 pm.
Faculty Art Exhibition
Sep 14–Oct 30, 2015
New work by South Puget Sound Community College art faculty and staff, including Colleen Gallagher, Lisa Mellinger, Liza Brenner, Dan Meuse, Nicole Guliotti, Nathan Barnes, Joe Batt, and Jane Stone.
Opening reception: Fri, Sep 25, 6-8 pm.
Image courtesy of Lisa Mellinger
Native American Art Exhibition
Nov 7–Dec 11, 2015
The Native American Art Exhibition features a wide variety of works by local and regional Native American artists of all ages. Works include paintings, basketry, carved wood pieces, textiles, and mixed media.
Opening reception: Fri, Nov 13, 6-8 pm.
Image courtesy of David Wilson
Fine Art Postcard Exhibition
Jan 4–Feb 12, 2016
The Fine Art Postcard Exhibition is an annual event that brings the local creative community together under one theme. The 2016 theme is “Solving for X.” Postcard sized original artworks, created by artists of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds, will be sold through silent auction. All proceeds for this fundraiser benefit The Gallery.
Opening/closing reception: Fri, Jan 8, 6-8 pm / Fri, Feb 12, 6-8 pm.
Image courtesy of Brittania Joy, 2015, "Out of Sight" Fine Art Postcard Exhibition people's choice winner.
Collaboration Installation: ANCESTRAL TUNNEL
Feb 17–Feb 19, 2016
SPSCC art students led by visiting artist, Arrington de Dionyso, contribute to this one week exhibition. Two long strips of painted paper, suspended in midair, create the experience of walking through a painted cave.
Opening reception: Fri, Feb 19, 6-8 pm.
Image courtesy of Arrington de Dionyso and SPSCC art students
Systems of Place
Feb 29–Mar 25, 2016
Featuring the work of Chad Erpelding and Florin Hategan, this exhibition considers the complexities of visualizing place and the impact it has on our ability to locate ourselves within it.
Opening reception: Fri, Mar 4, 6-8 pm.
Image courtesy of Chad Erpelding
Apr 4–May 6, 2016
The ethereal hanging installations of Amanda McCavour employ the material of thread as metaphor for memory and how we remember the spaces we call home.
Opening reception: Mon, Apr 4, 6-8 pm.
Image courtesy of Amanda McCavour
11th Annual SPSCC Student Art Exhibition
May 16–Jun 10, 2016
SPSCC’s art faculty selects outstanding work created by students in studio art classes during the 2015-16 year. Works include: ceramics, drawing, painting, printmaking, digital photography, mixed-media, 2D and 3D design exercises, and sculpture. A continuous slide show of student work is also included in the exhibition.
Opening reception: Fri, May 20, 6-8 pm.
Image courtesy of Fern Sullivan
Southwest Washington Juried Exhibition
Jul 5–Aug 25, 2016
Artists residing in Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Pierce, Skamania, Thurston, or Wahkiakum counties are invited to submit work in any media for review by a guest juror and possible inclusion in the exhibition.
Opening reception: Thu, Jul 7, 6-8 pm.
Full Prospectus (pdf)
Entry Form (pdf)
Image of Nature's Plaid courtesy Ruth Bravetti, 2015 Southwest Washington Juried Exhibition people's choice winner.
About the Minnaert Center Gallery
The Gallery at the The Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts offers a diverse range of visual arts exhibitions and programs to enrich the educational experiences of students and the community. The Gallery is 1200 square feet. The walls are white and made of drywall backed with 3/4-inch plywood. There is an 11-1/2 foot high Unistrut grid system with track lighting throughout, and the gallery is wired for media art.
The Gallery is open Monday through Friday from noon to 4:00 p.m. and by appointment. To schedule an appointment, contact the gallery, firstname.lastname@example.org, 360-596-5527.