The Gallery at the Kenneth J Minnaert Center for the Arts

Call for Entries

2016 Southwest Washington Juried Exhibition


2015-16 Exhibitions
Native art

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 art

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.

Call for Entries: Native American Art Exhibition

Image courtesy of David Wilson

Postcard art

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.

Call for Entries: Fine Art Postcard Exhibition

Image courtesy of Brittania Joy, 2015, "Out of Sight" Fine Art Postcard Exhibition people's choice winner.

Collaboration art

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 art

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

Embroidered art

Embroidered Spaces
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

Student art

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

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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)

SW WA mapImage of Nature's Plaid courtesy Ruth Bravetti, 2015 Southwest Washington Juried Exhibition people's choice winner.

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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.

Gallery Hours
Regular Gallery hours are Monday-Friday noon-4:00 pm and summer hours are Monday-Thursday noon-4:00 pm and by appointment. To schedule an appointment, contact the gallery,, 360-596-5527.

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Past Exhibitions